Curiosity to Spearhead Denver’s Licensing Expansion into All Product Categories
Boca Raton, FL – March 29, 2023 – Grom Social Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: GROM) (“Grom” or the “Company”), a media, technology and entertainment company dedicated to family-friendly programming, web filtering technology, and safe social media for kids, today announced that Curiosity Ink Media, the company’s prolific storytelling division, has been named as the exclusive licensing agent for the iconic hit animated kids’ series, Denver, The Last Dinosaur from St. Louis-based, WEP, LLC. The announcement was made jointly today by Curiosity Ink Media’s Chief Executive Officer, Jared Wolfson, and Bob Koplar, President of WEP.
The animated series centers around a group of California kids who – upon discovering a prehistoric-looking egg which hatches into a real dinosaur – decide to name him Denver and teach him a thing or two about what they know best, all while protecting him from an unscrupulous promotor who hopes to exploit Denver’s novelty and rarity.
The partnership between WEP and Curiosity kicks off in June at Licensing Expo 2023, an industry gathering that brings thousands of attendees and brands together to maximize a property’s influence among consumers through products, partnerships, and innovation. For Denver, The Last Dinosaur, Curiosity Ink Media and WEP will meet with dozens of potential licensee partners to leverage Denver’s broad-based consumer appeal. Among the nearly two dozen categories the partners will pursue include: toys and collectibles; games; apparel; bedding; home decor; footwear; accessories and more. Denver originally aired in 1988 with 50 episodes, across 2 seasons, quickly growing into a #1 rated show with kids, regularly beating out shows like Smurfs, Transformers, My Little Pony, GI Joe, The Jetsons, Popeye, Gumby, Yogi Bear and more. The series was distributed in 120 countries around the world.
“The success Denver, the Last Dinosaur achieved in the late 80’s and 90’s, leaves it perfectly positioned for a timely resurgence,” explains Wolfson. “At its core, Denver is about wish fulfillment, friendship and fitting in. Pairing these highly relevant themes with an awesomely vibrant color palette and stylistically retro designs, Denver is ready to stomp his way back into peoples’ lives. We are looking forward to proceeding with multiple licensing relationships that best pair this great property with the right partners.”
“The timeless themes and characters of Denver, the Last Dinosaur organically lend this hit property to thoughtful licensing opportunities,” explains Koplar. “All of us at WEP are ecstatic to partner with the brilliant minds at Curiosity Ink Media to bring Denver to generations of new fans through products that capture the energy, spirit and escapist fun found in every installment of the show.”
Read the full press release on GlobeNewswire.