Shout! Factory and DHX Media have announced a home video distribution deal for music performer Gwen Stefani’s animated series Kuu Kuu Harajuki, inspired by her Japanese-fashion inspired Harajuku Lovers brand. This new multi-year alliance provides Shout! Factory with exclusive home entertainment distribution rights (DVD and Blu-ray) in the U.S. and Canada to all 26 episodes.
They describe the series
Animated series KUU KUU HARAJUKU follows the fun-filled adventures of the band HJ5 – Love, Angel, Music, Baby and G – through their super cute world of music, fashion and style. The inspiration for this popular animated series came from Grammy® Award-winning musician Stefani who wanted to create an animated series for girls that encourages and celebrates creative self-expression, imagination and individuality. The show’s setting is inspired by the exuberant street fashion and creative youth culture of the Harajuku district but it takes place in a magical fantasy world like nothing you’ve ever seen before. KUU KUU HARAJUKU currently airs on Nickelodeon in the U.S. and on Family Channel in Canada.
KUU KUU HARAJUKU is co-created and produced by Moody Street Kids (Australia), Vision Animation (Malaysia) and Gwen Stefani and commissioned by Network Ten with investment funding from Film Victoria (Australia) and MyCreative Ventures (Malaysia). DHX Media handles international distribution for the series, and licensed the series to Shout! Factory.
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