8:54am PT by Kimberly Nordyke
Disney Channel Acquires Animated Dinosaur Series 'Gigantosaurus'
Dinosaurs are coming to Disney Channel.
The network has acquired a CGI animated adventure series called Gigantosaurus from Cyber Group Studios that's aimed at preschoolers. It's set to premiere at 9 a.m. Jan. 18 on Disney Channel and the DisneyNOW app.
Based on Jonny Duddle's best-selling book of the same name, the family series stars four dinosaur friends who embark on comedy-filled adventures as they dare to be themselves and explore the world beyond their nests. Their adventures find them exploring the mystery of "Gigantosaurus," the biggest, fiercest dinosaur of all, as they learn to face their individual fears and work together to solve a problem.
"We're so excited to introduce families to the incredible world of Gigantosaurus,"said Pierre Sissmann, chairman and CEO of Cyber Group Studios. "Children have always been fascinated by dinosaurs and they will immediately relate to these unique characters, who, like them, are just beginning to assert their independence and learn about the importance of being themselves and being a good friend."