Discovery Kids Latin America commissions new seasons of the hit preschool animated series
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(May 12, 2016 – Toronto, Canada) – DOKI fever continues as leading producer and distributor Portfolio Entertainment is set to produce seasons three and four of the highly-popular series for Discovery Kids Latin America.
The animated series follows the ever-curious Doki and his five friends, all members of the Worldwide Expedition Club, as they travel the world and explore distant lands and cultures, while answering the big questions of inquisitive preschoolers.
The new seasons will be comprised of 48 x 11’ episodes and 2 x 30’ specials. In addition to being developed and produced in-house, the new episodes will be animated by Portfolio Animation, the company’s new studio located in the hub of Toronto’s creative district. Pre-production on the new seasons has already begun with delivery starting in September 2016.
“We’re very excited to green-light new seasons of this tentpole series, and once again bring Portfolio Entertainment on board to develop them so that our preschool viewers can continue to enjoy the adventures of Doki and the Worldwide Expedition Club on Discovery Kids,” said Carolina Lightcap, Executive Vice-president and Chief Content Officer, Discovery Networks Latin America/U.S. Hispanic.
“Discovery Kids Latin America has been an incredible broadcast partner in building DOKI into an entertaining international brand and we’re excited to help continue this success with the production of these new episodes,” said Julie Stall, Senior Vice President, Production, Portfolio Entertainment. “With the addition of our new animation studio, we are very happy to draw on the ingenuity and creative excellence of our entire team from start to finish for this series.”
Follow Doki and his friends as they travel all over the planet to discover the wonders of the world. Doki has a lot of questions and he’ll go as far as it takes to get the answers! He’s a born explorer, just like his best friends Oto, Mundi, Fico, Gabi and Anabella. Together, they’re Team Doki. Anything can spark an expedition. One moment, the Team is just hanging around their clubhouse, and the next Doki is struck with a great question. What were castles really like? Where do rubber bands come from? Why won’t my balloon float? Suddenly – it’s expedition time! Will they find their answer in China or Brazil? At the bottom of the sea or in the International Space Station? Wherever they go, it’s sure to be a fascinating expedition!
About Portfolio Entertainment
Portfolio Entertainment produces and distributes kids, factual and unscripted entertainment to television and digital media content providers worldwide. With two decades of industry experience, the company has a vibrant, creative culture and an entrepreneurial edge. Portfolio’s most notable projects include the celebrated The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!, DOKI, based on the iconic mascot of Discovery Kids Latin America, and Freaktown, launching on TELETOON in June 2016. The company recently launched Portfolio Animation, a creative-driven animation studio staffed with top-tier talent and cutting-edge technology. Portfolio’s international distribution division represents a diverse catalogue of programming and has earned a reputation for superior content, diligence and drive. Portfolio was founded by Lisa Olfman and Joy Rosen and is based in Toronto, Canada.
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