(Miami, FL) — Discovery Kids, Latin America’s 24-hour pre-school channel dedicated to the youngest members of the household, and Canada’s Portfolio Entertainment are pleased to announce the production of a new animated series based on the adventures of Discovery Kids’ popular spokescharacter Doki. Comprised of 26 half-hour episodes, Doki will be produced by the award winning production and international distribution company Portfolio Entertainment Inc. on behalf of Discovery Kids, JBMW Media will serve as one of the executive producers on their first original series.
Doki, has a lot of questionsâ€¦ and he’ll go as far as it takes, to get the answers! He’s a born explorer, just like his best friends Oto, Mundi, Fico, Anabella and Gabi. Together, they are “Team Doki” and they’ll travel the globe and beyond, to find answers to their questions about science, nature and the world we live in.
Anything can spark an expedition. One moment, the Team, is just hanging around their clubhouse, and the next — Doki is struck with a great question. What were castles really like? Where do rubber bands come from? Why won’t my balloon float? Suddenly — it’s expedition time! They sling on their expedition packs, hop aboard Oto’s vintage float plane, and they’re off on a far flung adventure. Will they find their answer in China, or Brazil? At the bottom of the sea, or in the International Space Station? Where ever they go, it’s sure to be a funny and fascinating expedition.
“There is no one more suited to exemplify the great educational and healthy lifestyle values that Discovery Kids instills in children better than Doki,” said Angela Recio Sondon, Vice President and Channel Director of Discovery Kids Latin America. “With this new original production, Doki and his friends Gabi, Fico, Anabella, Oto and Mundi become fully developed Discovery Kid’s characters in an animated series that children and parents alike will love.”
In mid-2011, Discovery Kids brought in Jennifer Monier-Williams, founder and president of JBMW Media, to spearhead a search for a production company to develop and produce the series with Doki as the main character. Portfolio Entertainment Inc. was selected as to help transform Doki into an international success.
“Doki has been a huge hit in Latin America and we are delighted that children around the world will have the opportunity to embrace the series,” states Lisa Olfman, Co-President and Founder of Portfolio Entertainment Inc. “We strive to deliver the highest quality of entertainment and we have a tremendous team of creative talent to ensure that we meet the expectations of children and their parents. Creating a series where every child can have fun exploring and discovering the world is the best work ever.” Added Lisa Olfman.