Saban’s ‘Julius Jr.’ Gets Second Season

Saban Brands’ animated preschool series “Julius Jr.” has been picked up by Nick Jr. for a second season in the U.S.

The series, which is inspired by the Paul Frank brand, debuted in the U.S. on the network in September 2013.

“Since the show’s premiere last September, the characters and adventures of ‘Julius Jr.’ have captured the hearts of kids and families across the country, and the series has become a top-rated show on Sunday mornings,” says Elie Dekel, president, Saban Brands. “The second season will introduce exciting new worlds and lovable new characters. ‘Julius Jr.’ is all about creativity, invention and imaginative play, and with Nick Jr. in the United States we are entertaining and inspiring kids every day.”

Fisher-Price, the global master toy licensee for the brand, is planning a new toy line that will include play sets, plush and role-play items. The line will be available at Toys ‘R’ Us in mid-June with roll out to other retailers planned for the fall.