February 28, 2022—Canada’s Sinking Ship Entertainment (SSE) has announced that the company’s Dino Dana
franchise will continue to stomp across the world with new products and partners. The upcoming offerings include a Dino Dana
audio book published by Recorded Books, a new Dino Dana
activity book published by Mango Publishing, and new Dino Dan
a dinosaur figures—Zuul, Nanotyrannus, and Stygimoloch—released by Safari Ltd., with realistic, accurate details and innovative Augmented Reality features, set to come out in 2022.
, an Emmy Award-winning series created and directed by Sinking Ship’s J. J. Johnson, follows Dana, a 10-year-old girl who loves dinosaurs. Her life changes forever when she's given a Dino Field Guide, which not only teaches her new things about dinosaurs, but gives her the power to imagine dinosaurs into real life.
Developed as a follow up to the Dino Dan
series, it is produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment, in association with TVOkids and Amazon Prime. The series premiered in the US and UK on Prime Video in May of 2017 and was followed by the release of Dino Dana The Movie
, presented by Téléfilm Canada, on Prime Video in September of 2020.
“The loving reception to Dino Dana from kids and families across the world has been incredible to see,” Kate Sanagan, Sinking Ship’s Head of Sales and Distribution. “Education, curiosity, and spreading joy are at the core of Dino Dana
and we are always looking for new ways to expand the franchise’s positive impact. From books to toys, we cannot wait to share all of the new and exciting Dino Dana
products and partners throughout the year.”
The Dino Dana
expansion comes on the heels of another big year for the franchise. Last June, the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) in Florida, debuted the Dino Dana Experience
. The fully immersive experience, complete with Dino Dana The Movie
, a touring exhibit, an AR experience, and a camp guide, garnered 652 million impressions with an audience reach of 778,000 during its opening weekend. It was the museum’s highest paid attendance in 2021 and had record-breaking sales at the retail gift shop. Other museums, including Orlando Science Center, Science Museum of Minnesota, Kentucky Science Center, and Peoria Riverfront Museum, have picked up and begun showing Dino Dana The Movie.
also recently secured additional broadcast partners in Latin America, including Canal Once in Mexico as well as Senal Colombia and Canal Capital in Colombia. Additionally, the Dino Dana Field Guides have sold over 75,000 copies internationally to date. Additional information on the specific timing of the releases will be shared at a later date.
About Sinking Ship Entertainment
Named as the number one Kids’ Entertainment Production Company on Kidscreen’s Hot50 list in 2020, Sinking Ship Entertainment is a globally renowned and industry leading Production, Distribution, VFX and Interactive studio specializing in children’s and family content. Since its founding in 2004, Sinking Ship has won 24 Daytime Emmy® awards, including series wins for Ghostwriter
(Apple TV+), Dino Dan: Trek’s Adventures
(Nickelodeon), Odd Squad
(PBS Kids), and Giver
(ION) and was named the Most Innovative Producer at the 2021 Banff World Media Festival. With a global reputation for quality, ground breaking original series and companion interactive experiences, Sinking Ship has produced more than 17 series and distributed to more than 200 countries across the world. Upcoming projects include the third season of the worldwide success Odd Squad
, Builder Brothers Dream Factory
, in partnership with Scott Brothers Entertainment and the highly anticipated series, Jane
, co-produced with the Jane Goodall Institute. For more information, visit our website