NEW YORK, September 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ --Big Bad Boo Studios announced today that it will begin production on Season Three of its award-winning series, 1001 Nights.
Creators Aly Jetha and Shabnam Rezaei, along with Emmy Award winner Randy Rogel are gearing up for another 26 x 11-minute episodes of this action-adventure/comedy series. Rogel, who was the show runner on the first two seasons, brings a strong track record of experience as a creative force on shows like Warner Brother's Batman, Steven Spielberg's Animaniacs, Pinky & the Brain, Looney Tunes, Legend of Tarzan, Rio 2, and Disney's 7D.
1001 Nights has had tremendous success, airing in over 60 countries in 15 languages on Cartoon Network, the Disney Channel, Discovery Kids, Teletoon, PBS, Globo TV, ORF, VRT, RBTF, Children's Channel Israel, CBC Radio Canada, Al Jazeera Children's, TV Jamaica and many others. The show is one of the top performing shows for kids between ages 4 and 14 and has won many international awards including 4 Leo's. It also has placed in the Top Ten category in the MIP Junior screening room for 4 years straight with a #1 position in 2010. "We're delighted with the success of 1001 Nights; the stories are funny and filled with classic questions that stand the test of time, like, if you had a million bucks, what would you do? That's an episode," said Aly Jetha, CEO of Big Bad Boo.
Bringing to life famous characters like Shahrzad the storyteller has paid off for Big Bad Boo Studios, who started this project based on stories Rezaei's father would tell her growing up. "Disney made Aladdin but no one has ever serialized the show. We wanted to stay true to the original tales and are so honored to be the first ones to do this."
Big Bad Boo has further expanded the 1001 Nights brand by publishing a comic book series, website and web games. The comic books have sold over one million copies in six languages and have also been released digitally on Comixology. The company plans on expanding their digital media footprint as Season Three stories unfold.
About Big Bad Boo Studios
Big Bad Boo Studios is dedicated to producing quality family programming that is entertaining and educational. Their latest TV series 1001 Nights has won 4 LEO awards with 11 nominations and is airing in over 100 countries and 15 languages, including Cartoon Network, The Disney Channel, Discovery Kids, Gloob TV, CBC Radio Canada, PBS, Al Jazeera Children's Channel, ORF, VRT and RBTF. The company has offices in New York, Los Angeles and Vancouver. Their first product Babak & Friends – A First Norooz was a direct-to-DVD cartoon about the Persian New Year. Their first animated TV series, Mixed Nutz, about a group of misfits from around the world, airs on Shaw TV, PBS, GEM TV and major stations around the world. In addition to 1001 Nights, Big Bad Boo is also in production on a new pre-school series, called 16 Hudson.
In addition to its animation production division, Big Bad Boo's sister company, Oznoz.com is the largest multilingual OTT service in North America offering over 2,000 hours of content in 10 languages, including Sesame Street, Bob the Builder, Babar and others. For more information, visit www.bigbadboo.ca and www.oznoz.com.
About 1001 Nights
The animated comedy series, 1001 Nights is an original show that brings the delightful tales of the famed 1001 Arabian Nights to the screen with hilarity, excitement, and non-stop fast paced action. Filled with exciting stories, vivid animation, wonderful music, and unforgettable characters, 1001 Nights is eye-popping entertainment for both kids and adults. You've heard of Sinbad, Aladdin, and Ali Baba? You've got 998 more stories to go! 1001 Nights brings them to you in a way that will keep you coming back for more. Join the heroine Shahrzad as she weaves tales of adventure, intrigue, and excitement!
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