The International Hit Preschool Franchise This Is.. Gets The Greenlight For Series Three

Sinking Ship Entertainment and marblemedia are pleased to announce that the hit pre-school franchise “This Is…” (“This is Daniel Cook,” “This is Emily Yeung”) returns to Treehouse for a third series with two soon-to-be announced new hosts.

Series one and two of this popular live-action franchise have been sold to broadcasters in over 100 countries to date.

“There’s nothing more special than seeing a kid experience something for the very first time. ‘This is…’ is all about childhood firsts; first adventures, first tastes, first tries,” said J.J. Johnson, Co-Creator, Director and Co-Executive producer of “This Is…” at Sinking Ship Entertainment. “We’re absolutely thrilled to have another chance to capture these heart warming moments for a new generation of kids. Here we are! (Again!)”

“We are very proud to once again collaborate with Sinking Ship and Treehouse on this beloved series that celebrates every child’s firsts,” said Mark Bishop, Co-CEO and Executive Producer, marblemedia. “Together with their parents, fans will also be invited to interact online through the show’s exploratory interactive environment.”

“‘This is Daniel Cook’ was a legacy hit for Treehouse and a huge success charming audiences around the world,” said Jocelyn Hamilton, Vice President, Original Programming, Kids, Comedy, Drama, Corus Entertainment. “The ‘This is…” franchise was enjoyed by kids and their parents. We look forward to seeing the next chapter.”

Each installment of “This Is…,” features one of the pre-school hosts exploring, having adventures, learning, and sharing newfound knowledge with other kids. In every episode, six minutes will be spent with one of the hosts learning about an activity, and one minute will be spent with them teaching it to another child. The show has an avid following among children and parents alike, as both are drawn to the charm of the children hosts, as well as the seamlessly integrated educational elements.

marblemedia’s partner company Distribution360 ( will be handling all international television, interactive and format sales for the series.



Sinking Ship Entertainment is an award-winning television production and new media company dedicated to creating groundbreaking live-action programming and cross-platform new media content. Sinking Ship has created, produced and directed some of Canada’s most successful children’s programs to date including three seasons of the award-winning “Dino Dan” series, which saw distribution in over 100 countries, and the creation of a “Dino Dan” app and line of toys. Also produced and directed by Sinking Ship Entertainment is the critically acclaimed “Are We There Yet?: World Adventure”, “The Jungle Room”, “The Ocean Room”, “Roll Play”, “This Is Daniel Cook”, “This Is Emily Yeung and I Dare You!” Since its inception in 2004, the company has produced 10 series that can be seen in over 130 countries. Check out for more information.


marblemedia develops, produces and distributes engaging multiplatform entertainment experiences for audiences around the world. Named Transmedia Producer of the Year (2011) by Playback, marble has won two Gemini Awards, been nominated for an Emmy® Award and was identified as a Next Generation Content Producer (2009) by The Hollywood Reporter. The company owns a 50-acre production ranch and operates a Toronto-based studio, home to 50 staff. With nearly 200 hours of programming distributed in more than 200 territories, notable projects include the award-winning hit preschool series “This is Daniel Cook” and “This is Emily Yeung;” the award-winning series “Taste Buds;” “Skatoony,” North America’s first animated/live-action quiz show; the animated comedy “Dating Guy;” the teen competition series “The Adrenaline Project;” the physical game show “Splatalot;” “What’s in a Name,” a discovery of the history behind popular household names; and the first multiplatform series in American Sign Language, The company was co-founded by Mark Bishop and Matt Hornburg in 2001. Experience marblemedia at


Treehouse offers premium preschool programming and a rich co-viewing environment for children and their parents. Delivering a strong balance of educational, values-rich and entertaining programs, Treehouse delivers high-quality children’s series from Canada and around the world. A parent-trusted brand, Treehouse’s highly interactive website, reaches over half-a-million moms per month. Treehouse is part of Corus Entertainment’s family of kids brands including YTV, Nickelodeon (Canada), Nelvana Studio and Kids Can Press

Jesse J. Bernstein

UNIT:PR Inc. (for Sinking Ship Entertainment)



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