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Henson's 'Dinosaur Train' to be Showcased at MIPTV

Licensing.biz reports that The Jim Henson Company will be showing off its new pre-school CGI series Dinosaur Train at next month’s MIPTV.

The series is already slated to air on PBS Kids in the fall, and has also been acquired for broadcast in Canada. And expect to see pre-school products by the fall of 2010. DVD releases are already planned as well, with PBS handling distribution.

In a company statement, Lisa Henson (co-CEO of the Jim Henson Company) says, “Based on input from paleontologists, science educators and early childhood education experts, Dinosaur Train has developed an ambitious and creative curriculum that harnesses children’s enthusiasm for and curiosity about dinosaurs.”

Sam Ewing, head of international sales, new programming at Jim Henson, adds: “Programming for pre-schoolers has to be fun, and Dinosaur Train hits the mark perfectly, bringing together two of their favourite themes — dinosaurs and trains.”

Click here to read the original press release for the series.

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