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Boat Rocker’s Dino Ranch set for live stage shows

Published on: 26th May 2022

The popular Dino Ranch pre-school series will come to theatres in both North America and UK and Eire next year following the live entertainment deal.

Top pre-school show Dino Ranch is making its way onto the live stage after Boat Rocker announced it had signed deals with live entertainment producers Fierylight and Terrapin Station Entertainment to bring the property to theatres across North America and UK & Eire.

Dino Ranch has been a huge hit since launching in January 2021 on Disney Junior, Disney Now and subsequently on Disney+ in the US and the UK and also hit the screen on Tiny Pop last month. The show has generated a range of consumer products with licensees including master toy partner Jazwares, Rubies and Simba Dickie.

Expected to launch in 2023, Fierylight and Terrapin Station Entertainment – a division of Sony Music Entertainment – are combining forces to produce the show for the US and Canadian markets followed by the UK and Eire. The companies each have vast experience producing and directing top rated family-centric events and the script is being written by acclaimed writers Richard and Matt Lewis.

Kate Schlomann, EVP Brand Management & Content Marketing, Boat Rocker, said: “We are delighted to partner up with Fierylight and Terrapin Station, two market leaders in producing exciting and engaging live family shows. We are working closely with them to create a thrilling experience that reflects the values of Dino Ranch – a strong family bond, teamwork, diversity, friendship and of course exciting Dino-driven adventures in the great outdoors – that will allow fans to engage even more closely with their favourite show.”

Richard Lewis, Fierylight CEO, added: “We absolutely love Dino Ranch’s unique and imaginative mix of dinosaurs and ranchers and can’t wait to get to work with Boat Rocker to recreate its free-range, roping ‘n’ riding, dinosaur-driven fun on stage. It’s going to make for a really fresh and exciting show, with lots of audience participation that will ensure it’s unlike anything else out there.”

Jonathan Shank, Terrapin Station Entertainment CEO and tour producer, said: Dino Ranchhas all the elements to be as huge a hit on stage as it is on screen – a great cast, with the wonderful characters in the Cassidy family and of course their amazing Dino buddies; a fabulous ranch setting; and fast-paced, fun adventure stories to thrill its young audience.”

Dino Ranch premiered in January on CBC and CBC Gem (Canada) and on Disney Junior and DisneyNow in the US, launching as the number one cable series among Kids 2-5, and has continued to be a ratings smash hit since. The series debuted in the UK and Australia on Disney+ in April 2021 and has rolled out internationally in other territories across the year. A second series is currently in production and set to appear on Disney channels in the US and LatAm in 2022 and internationally in 2023.

Dino Ranch is produced by Boat Rocker Studios and Industrial Brothers and created by Creative Director and Co-Founder of Industrial Brothers, Matthew Fernandes. Boat Rocker manages the global content distribution and consumer products programme for the franchise.

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