GET READY FOR THE SUMMER WITH SONGS FROM THE HIT PBS KIDS SERIES SPLASH AND BUBBLES
Los Angeles, Calif., June 1, 2018 – The Jim Henson Company, Herschend Studios, and Music.Film Recordings make a “Splash” with the summer release of Splash and Bubbles: Rhythm of the Reef (Songs from Season One). Hitting stores and digital retailers on June 1, the album includes 16 favorite songs from Season 1 of the Emmy nominated PBS Kids TV series, along with 6 bonus tracks from the interstitial series “Get Your Feet Wet.”
Splash and Bubbles: Rhythm of the Reef (Songs from Season One) is the perfect summer beach-time album, full of funky, Motown-inspired tunes, with themes around marine science. The 16 series songs were written by award-winning composer Mike Himelstein (Sid the Science Kid, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Dinosaur Train) and feature the vocal talents of your favorite characters, including the show’s creator John Tartaglia as Splash, Leslie Carrara-Rudolph as Bubbles, Raymond Carr as Dunk, and Aymee Garcia as Ripple.
The album’s lead track, “Splash and Bubbles Theme Song” won “Best Song for a TV Series” at the 2017 Cynopsis Kids !magination Awards.
The soundtrack release is part of a Splash and Bubbles-centered consumer products push that also includes a series of storybooks being released by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on June 5th and the “One Big Ocean” DVD being released by PBS on June 12th – all in celebration of World Oceans Day on June 8th!
Splash and Bubbles is a production of The Jim Henson Company and Herschend Studios. Created by John Tartaglia (Imaginocean, Johnny and the Sprites), the series is executive produced by Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford of The Jim Henson Company, Julie Phillips and Merrill Puckett Miller of Herschend Enterprises, as well as Tartaglia, Michael Shawn Lewis, and Jill Shinderman. The series is funded in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Splash and Bubbles airs daily on PBS KIDS and streams on Netflix.
Visit http://smartURL.it/RhythmoftheReef to buy/stream the full album!
Music.Film Recordings is the new soundtrack label launched by music services specialist Cutting Edge Group, a Grammy Award-winning music company for film, television, advertising, and games, and owner of the world’s preeminent independent film music catalog, including Academy Award winners The King’s Speech and Whiplash, the John Wick franchise, and Academy Award-nominated Sicario. Music.Film Recordings provides its partners with a full suite of creative, marketing, promotional, licensing and distribution services. Music.Film Recordings is distributed worldwide by Universal Music Distribution, in partnership with iconic soundtrack label Varèse Sarabande Records wherever music is sold, downloaded, or streamed. Upcoming Music.Film Recordings titles include Sicario: Day of the Soldado composed by Hildur Guðnadóttir and Jeff Beal’s Shock and Awe.
The Jim Henson Company has remained an established leader in family entertainment for over 60 years and is recognized worldwide as an innovator in puppetry, animatronics and digital animation. Best known as creators of the world-famous Muppets, Henson has received over 50 Emmy Awards and nine Grammy Awards. Recent credits include Julie’s Greenroom (Netflix), Dot. (Sprout/Hulu), Splash and Bubbles (PBS), Word Party (Netflix), Doozers (Hulu/ Sprout), and the Emmy®-nominated Sid the Science Kid (PBS), Dinosaur Train (PBS), and Pajanimals (Sprout). Television productions include Fraggle Rock, The Storyteller and the sci-fi cult series Farscape. Features include Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, as well as The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, MirrorMask, and Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow. The Company is currently in production on the upcoming Netflix original series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Projects in development include the highly anticipated film Fraggle Rock.
With additional locations in New York and London, The Jim Henson Company is headquartered in Los Angeles on the historic Charlie Chaplin lot, complete with soundstage and postproduction facilities. The Company is home to Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™, a pre-eminent character-building and visual effects group with international film, television, theme park and advertising clients, as well as Henson Recording Studios, one of the music industry’s top recording facilities known for its world-class blend of state-ofthe- art and vintage equipment. The Company’s Henson Alternative brand is currently touring Puppet- Up!– Uncensored, a live puppet improvisational show, and its feature The Happytime Murders, starring Melissa McCarthy, will be released in August 2018.
Herschend Studios is the media arm of Herschend Enterprises. Committed to developing and producing family entertainment for television, film, digital and publishing, Herschend Studios harnesses the power of storytelling to create positive, personal, and lasting connections. Herschend Enterprises is a family of companies who focus on family entertainment. For nearly six decades, Herschend Enterprises has operated with the purpose to bring families closer together by Creating Memories Worth Repeating®. Herschend Enterprises also includes the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters and Herschend Family Entertainment. The Harlem Globetrotters entertain millions of fans and families each year with their legendary basketball magic. Combining athleticism, theater and comedy they have been thrilling audiences worldwide since 1926. Herschend Family Entertainment owns and operates entertainment, tourism and hospitality properties across the country, including award-winning theme parks like Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO, and Dollywood, a partnership with Dolly Parton in Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains, top tier aquariums, water parks, hotels, and other highly entertaining standalone attractions. For more information, visit www.herschendenterprises.com
Beth Blenz-Clucas, Sugar Mountain PR,
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