Toronto, CAN, June 1, 2021 – Families can discover the wonders of the Mesozoic era with their favorite paleontologist-in-training when the new Dino Dana The Movie museum experience brings the Emmy-winning kids’ series to life this June at the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The first-ever Dino Dana The Movie museum program will transport kids straight into the prehistoric world with special screenings of the new IMAX film, the coolest exhibit featuring an augmented reality (AR) dino experience, innovative “real” dinosaur meet-n-greets, new toys from Safari Ltd., and more!
Dino Dana The Movie follows the adventures of 10-year-old Dana, a budding paleontologist with a big imagination who eats, sleeps and breathes dinos! With the help of her trusty Field Guide and a backpack that lets her transform to look like any dinosaur she wants, Dana has the tools and skills to get closer to the dino action than anyone has ever been before! The museum version of the film is a shortened length of the feature, which was produced in association with Telefilm Canada, Amazon Prime Video, TVOKids, the Shaw Rocket Fund, and Ontario Creates.
“We’re thrilled to kick off the very first immersive Dino Dana The Movie museum program at MODS,” said Jennifer Lee Hackett, Manager of Museum and Non-Theatrical Sales, for Sinking Ship Entertainment. “From the giant movie screenings to the special dinosaur ‘encounters,’ families can expect an exciting, educational and fun interactive experience!”
The new 45-minute film finds Dana completing an experiment that asks where all the kid dinosaurs are. To find the answer, Dana, her older sister Saara, and their new neighbors Mateo and Jadiel, embark on a dino journey BIGGER than any Dana has faced before. Following the film, museumgoers themselves can take part in the expedition through the innovative Dino Dana The Movie exhibit that will showcase “real” dinosaurs with specially-trained handlers along with a can’t-miss Paleontologist-in-Training Live Show. Families can also download the new Dino Dana Fossil Hunt app, available now on the App Store and Google Play, to discover more about dinos and further extend the fun and STEM learning during their museum visit and at home.
The Dino Dana The Movie museum program will also introduce an exciting range of dino toys from Safari Ltd. with engaging interactive elements that encourage kids to learn through play.
Following its run at MODS, the touring museum experience is set to travel to other museums across the U.S. and Canada. (More details to be announced soon.)
ABOUT SINKING SHIP ENTERTAINMENT
Sinking Ship Entertainment is a multi-award-winning production, distribution, and interactive company specializing in family and kids’ live-action and CGI-blended content. Since its founding in 2004 by J.J. Johnson, Blair Powers and Matt Bishop, Sinking Ship has produced more than 17 series and 500 hours of content, distributed to more than 200 countries around the world. With a global reputation for quality, groundbreaking original series and companion interactive experiences, Sinking Ship has won 21 Daytime Emmy® Awards, including Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Series for Dino Dan: Trek’s Adventures (Nickelodeon), Outstanding Children’s or Family Viewing for Odd Squad (PBS KIDS), Outstanding Children’s or Family Viewing for Ghostwriter (Apple TV+) and Outstanding Education or Informational Series for Giver (ION). International awards include a 2019 BAFTA for Odd Squad and multiple Canadian Screen Awards, Youth Media Alliance Awards, Parents Choice Awards, the Shaw Rocket Prize, and the Prix Jeunesse International. In 2020, Sinking Ship was also named as the number one Kids’ Entertainment Production Company on Kidscreen’s Hot50 list. Among the series currently in production are the third season of the worldwide success, Odd Squad, as well as the upcoming new series, Jane, co-produced with the Jane Goodall Institute. Currently in pre-production is the series Builder Brothers Dream Factory, in partnership with Scott Brothers Entertainment. In addition to its critically-acclaimed productions, Sinking Ship operates a cutting-edge VFX and Interactive Studio, creating multi-platform digital experiences and interactive content for audiences around the globe. For more information, visit the Sinking Ship website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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Grand Communications (for Sinking Ship Entertainment/Dino Dana)