The Juno Company Selects Technicolor as Official Manufacturer and Distributor

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March 30, 2011
The Juno Company, a leading children’s digital new media company, announced today that it has selected Technicolor as its official manufacturer and distributor

San Francisco, Calif. — March 30, 2011 — The Juno Company, a leading children’s digital new media company specializing in the creation of innovative music education products including movies, apps and games, television programming, toys, books and more, announced today that it has selected Technicolor as its official manufacturer and distributor.  Under the agreement, Technicolor will provide the replication and manufacturing of The Juno Company’s Emmy-Award winning DVDs from both the Juno Baby and Juno Jr. lines. Technicolor will also manage distribution and fulfillment of all Juno products.

“Technicolor’s award-winning expertise in the home entertainment category, along with its major motion picture studio customers, speaks for itself,” says Liza Coppola, SVP Sales and Marketing. “This partnership plays a key role in the global growth of The Juno Company and its properties.”

The Juno Company, founded by mom and composer, Belinda Takahashi, Ph.D., is best known for its Emmy Award-winning Juno Baby line and its newly launched Juno Jr. line of products, which both feature original music composed and performed by live orchestral musicians and a cast of lovable puppets that interact with children through creative and educational storylines.  The characters play in the musical world of Harmonia Springs where trees are made of cellos, cars are shaped like bass clefs and lamp posts like French horns and the train that takes them on their journey is made up entirely of musical instruments.  Through their journeys, the characters learn new musical concepts as they sing to the original, orchestral music. The Juno Company team is a blend of senior technologists, top children’s creatives, and leading children’s educators.   The Juno Company proudly founded The One For All Program, which helps the company achieve its mission to bring beautiful, orchestral music education to children everywhere.   For every Juno product sold, The Juno Company donates a music education DVD to a child in need.  Buy One, Give One.

“The Juno Company’s award-winning educational music products are inspiring, and the company’s business model keeps them at the forefront of the ever-changing digital media space,” said Quentin Lilly, president of Technicolor Home Entertainment Services. “We’re delighted to help join forces to broaden their reach, not only in North America, but internationally as well.”

Technicolor is the industry leader in creative and technology professionals committed to the creation, management and delivery of entertainment content to consumers around the world. The company also remains a large physical media service provider, being one of the world’s largest film processors and independent manufacturers and distributors of DVDs and Blu-Ray Disc.

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About The Juno Company
Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, The Juno Company is a leading children’s digital media company specializing in the creation of innovative, music education products from digital Apps and games to movies that encompass virtual goods and/or physical goods.  Founded by classical composer and mom, Belinda Takahashi, Ph.D., The Juno Company collaborates with top researchers, instructors, artists and musicians to produce its award-winning lines, Juno Baby and Juno Jr., which leverage the world’s most talented puppet makers and orchestral musicians to create fun, witty and beautiful music education experiences through a series of DVDs, CDs, mobile Apps and books for children aged 12 months to preschool-age.   Other products include toys, peripherals and apparel and are presently sold at various national retail stores.  The Juno Company’s series of digital Apps and eBooks are based on the Juno Baby and Juno Jr. storylines and provide children a new way to interact with, learn about and share music.  Juno Baby and Juno Jr. IPs are owned by The Juno Company.  The Juno Company at 116 New Montgomery Street, Suite 200 San Francisco, CA 94105; Phone (415) 820-5100 or (877) JUNO-BABY; Fax (415) 879-9937;

About Juno Baby and Juno Jr.
All DVDs, CDs, books and Apps published by The Juno Company feature original music composed and performed by live orchestra musicians, and a cast of lovable puppets that interact with children through creative and educational storylines.  The Juno Baby and Juno Jr. puppets were designed and created by the talented hands behind some of your favorite Muppet and Sesame Street characters*.  The main characters of the Juno franchise are: Juno, a young girl who loves music, Rai Rai, Juno’s brother, a rabbit named Bunny, a cat named Indie, a caterpillar named Murphy and a bee named Buzz.  In Juno Jr., the characters live in the musical world of Harmonia Springs where trees are made of cellos, cars are shaped like bass clefs and lamp posts like French horns, street signs flash "Waltz" and the train that takes them on their journey is made up entirely of musical instruments.  Through their journeys, the characters learn new musical concepts as they sing to the original, orchestral music.

*The Muppet and Sesame Street trademarks and associated characters are the trademarks and intellectual property of their respective owners.  Juno Baby, Inc. is not sponsored by, affiliated or associated with these companies.

About The One For All Program
Buy one. Give one. The Juno Company has partnered with the National Head Start Association on a mission to bring beautiful, orchestral music education to children in need.   For every Juno product sold, The Juno Company will donate a music education DVD to a child in need.

About Technicolor
Technicolor is home to industry-leading creative and technology professionals committed to the creation, management and delivery of entertainment content to consumers around the world. Propelled by a culture of innovation and underpinned by a dedicated research organization, the company’s thriving licensing business possesses an extensive intellectual property portfolio focused on imaging and sound technologies. Serving motion picture, television, and other media clients, the company is a leading provider of high-end visual effects, animation, and postproduction services. In support of network service providers and broadcasters globally, Technicolor ranks among the worlds’ leading suppliers of digital content delivery services and home access devices, including set-top boxes and gateways. The company also remains a large physical media service provider, being one of the world’s largest film processors and independent manufacturers and distributors of DVDs and Blu-ray™ discs.  Euronext Paris: TCH  •  www.technicolor.com

Media Contacts:

Danitra Alomia
Reverb Communications for Juno
danitra@reverbinc.com

Season Skuro
Technicolor
323-817-6865
season.skuro@technicolor.com