Hit Pre-School Animated Series “The Hive” Buzzes into the U.S. on Disney Junior, Premiering
Weekdays at 1:00 PM and Weekends at 11:30 AM
Toronto, ON– Already a top-rated series seen in more than 150 countries worldwide, hit pre-school animation property The Hive is finally landing in the U.S. on the Disney Junior channel, debuting on Monday, October 8. The Hive will air weekdays at 1:00 p.m., ET/PT and weekends at 11:30 a.m., ET/PT.
A fun and friendly kids TV series in beautiful CGI animation, “The Hive” follows the fortunes of Buzzbee and friends in their fun-packed adventures in the Hive. Every day brings something new for the little bee as he explores the world around him with best friends Barnabee, Jasper the wasp, Debee and his sister, Rubee.
Whether they’re on a treasure hunt or camping out under the stars, building a den or training Grandpa and Grandma Bee’s pet flea, Jump, to do tricks, there’s always something to learn and share. With a host of other colourful characters including Mama and Papa Bee, Mr Millipede, Miss Ladybird and Postman Spider, the Hive is a place kids and their parents want to keep coming back to visit.
Storylines in each episode explore themes such as working together to solve problems, being part of a diverse community and valuing family and friendships.
Meet Buzzbee and the Characters of The Hive:
· Buzzbee – Buzzbee is a fizzing little bag of fun constantly delighted to discover new and marvelous things about the world around him. Unphased and not afraid to ask, Buzzbee is open-minded and adventurous but tends to rush headlong into situations without thinking things through. He is in the pre-school class of Honeydew School.
· Rubee – Rubee, Buzzbee’s big sister, is confident, determined and single-minded but thinks she knows more than she actually does. She likes to be the boss but can laugh at herself too.
· Barnabee – Barnabee is Buzzbee’s loyal best friend and the more cautious and sensible of the two. He’s a bit of a worrier and quite shy.
· Jasper – Jasper is another of Buzzbee’s school friends who is a loveable renegade that isn’t truly bad but a bit misguided and insecure so he overcompensates with bravado. He is a hard nut with a squishy interior.
Fans can also enjoy more of The Hive online at www.thehivetvshow.com, where they can find video clips, preschool friendly games, activities downloads and more.
“Fans of the show love the cuteness of the characters, the colors, the stories,” says Tatiana Kober, president of the show’s distributor Bejuba Entertainment. “It’s a really sweet sitcom for the whole family that engages great co-viewing for preschoolers and parents. We can’t wait for families in the US to fall in love with the series the way they have around the world.”
Originating in the UK, “The Hive” is a popular 26 x half hour (or 78 x 7 min) series that has been a ratings success internationally where it is now seen in more than 150 countries. The show’s U.S. launch completes the total global platform for the series with The Walt Disney Company, who have now taken cable and satellite rights for the series in all territories except Australia and Israel.
The Hive will also be expanding across platforms as licensing agent for the series Space Enterprises will bring The Hive to the LeapPad learning tablet and Leapster Explorer console, in addition to mobile apps, toys, publishing and clothing lines in multiple territories.
The Hive is produced by Lupus Films, Monumental Productions and DQ Entertainment, made with the support of the MEDIA programme of the European Union and distributed by Bejuba Entertainment.
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