This month, Disney Channel will launch Gigantosaurus as part of its cross-platform Disney Junior programming block. The new preschool series from Cyber Group Studios adapts the world of Jonny Duddle‘s popular children’s book into 52 11-minute stories, presented in 26 half-hour episodes. Ahead of the premiere, Disney is rolling out content on YouTube and the DisneyNOW app, including a preview of one of the first episodes—”The Egg”—and the series theme song by Pierre Sissmann and The Beatbuds.

Gigantosaurus will debut Friday, Jan. 18 at 9 a.m. on Disney Channel. Jakks Pacific is the master toy licensee for the series and is prepping a full range including figures, vehicles, play sets, outdoor toys, furniture, and Halloween costumes and accessories to hit retail this fall.

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.