Hoho and JLI to Co-Produce ‘Juana la Iguana’ Animated Preschool Collection


LONDON, UK — Hoho Leisure has introduced they’ve joined forces with JLI to co-develop and co-produce a brand-new animated preschool sequence based mostly on the Latin heritage model Juana la Iguana. Within the new sequence, Juana turns into mentor and information to children Amazonas and Miguel. She leads them on thrilling adventures as they uncover the magic and surprise of Estrella Island. Juana reveals the children that kindness and compassion are the problem-solving instruments wanted to beat any problem.  

Heritage model Juana la Iguana has been a favourite in Latin America for over 20 years. The unique Spanish-language character present was created by Tania Gilinski, together with companions Amanda Quijano and Anita Katz – the three Latin American moms needed to create a program for kids that integrated each tradition and values. The Juana the Iguana sequence started as three residence movies, one among which was second solely to The Lion King in gross sales in Venezuela. It was then picked up by nationwide TV and have become a smash hit in residence and neighboring Latin America territories.

Gilinski went on to grow to be a tech entrepreneur and teamed up once more with Quijano and Katz to relaunch Juana in 2015 as an academic app. The app and on-line platforms provide high-quality content material that’s enjoyable, participating, progressive and culturally related for kids aged from 2-6. A bilingual musical theatre presentation of Juana la Iguana loved a profitable run on the Miami Kids’s Museum in September 2017 and frequently performs at venues round Florida. A brand new accomplice, Ronit Shiro, got here on board in 2018 as head of enterprise improvement for the model.

Helen Howells and Oliver Ellis, joint managing administrators, Hoho Leisure, commented, “We’re thrilled to be working with JLI to carry their pleasant creation to an entire new world viewers. Juana is a novel and lovable character whose values of kindness and compassion are as necessary now as when she first appeared.”

Gilinski added, “We’re so excited to be creating a brand new narrative for Juana la Iguana and to have the ability to share our imaginative and prescient of constructing a greater world one little one at a time with the great individuals at Hoho.”      

Supply: Hoho Leisure

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