The Imagination Movers story is the ultimate example of the power of imagination. In 2003, four New Orleans friends – Rich Collins, Scott Durbin, Dave Poche and Scott “Smitty” Smith – had an idea. They thought kids wanted and deserved music that spoke to them, not down to them. So, they started gathering after their kids’ bedtimes to write songs and brainstorm ideas about a children’s television show. Two years later, they had become the latest sensation of their musical city, attracting parents and children alike with an eclectic pop sensibility and lyrical turns about healthy snacks and playing catch and conquering childhood fears of bedtime. The Movers partnered with Disney in 2007 and filmed 75 episodes of the Emmy Award-winning series over three seasons. The show airs in more than 55 countries and they’ve sold half a million CDs and DVDs to date. Critical acclaim includes nods from Entertainment Weekly and The New York Times, which reported the Movers are “prized by many parents for non-condescending lyrics and music that evokes the Beastie Boys or Red Hot Chili Peppers.” Parenting magazine praised the band’s “dash of rebellion” and songs that are “fresh and treaclefree.”National television appearances include The View, Live with Regis & Kelly, and Good Morning America. In 2009, the Imagination Movers won a Daytime Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for outstanding original song in the children's show/animation category. Imagination Movers debuted on the Disney Channel in September 2008 and, in addition to the critical success, was also a ratings hit with fans worldwide.
In the U.S., the series ranked among TV’s top five programs with preschoolers ages 2-5. Globally, Imagination Movers was the most-viewed original Playhouse Disney series launch ever among kids and total viewers in Australia, and ranked as the No. 1 series on Playhouse Disney in the UK, Denmark and Sweden, while ranking as a top-five series in Italy and India. To date, Imagination Movers has reached nearly 100 million homes worldwide.The series is currently aired around the world on the Disney Channel and on the new 24- hour Disney Junior Channel in the U.S. The Movers’ TV episodes, songs and videos are also widely available online through iTunes, Youtube, the Disney Junior website and many other digital media outlets. The Movers’ season three soundtrack, “Back In Blue,” was released July 30, 2013 and debuted as the No. 1 Children’s Album on iTunes in Canada, No. 2 on iTunes in the U.S. and No. 2 on Amazon.com.
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