Wisharoo Park is the first preschool property focused on teaching children the skills of hopeful thinking.
Wisharoo Park is a brand new preschool show, curriculum and online brand that will help teach children the power of hopeful thinking. Dancing Ducks Entertainment, LLC has assembled an amazing team of creative minds and industry veterans who have a heart and a hope for this project. Only with your help, will we be able to begin production on this ground-breaking new concept in children's programming.
Welcome to Wisharoo Park
The Hope Message of Wisharoo Park
Hope is the belief that the future will be better than the present coupled with the belief that we have the power to make it so.
Today’s children are growing up in a world filled with uncertainty. Their young lives are marked by many transitions and some turmoil that in many cases cause them to be fearful or without hope for their futures. Years of clinical research with more than a million children of all ages has revealed that hopeful children are able to develop the ideas, the plans and the motivation to make things happen and perform better in school,have stronger relationships and lead happier lives. Research has also demonstrated that hope is more than a trait that some posses and others do not. It has shown hopeful thinking is a cognitive skill and can be taught to children at a very young age.
Wisharoo Park is a ground breaking preschool property- the first to enrich, develop and teach children the transformative skills of hopeful thinking.
Wisharoo Park is being developed as the first preschool property to do just that; to teach children the invaluable skills of hopeful thinking. The stories of Wisharoo Park will be powerful devices to teach preschool children and their caregivers the skills of hopeful thinking. The characters of Wisharoo Park will model these skills so that children and parents can easily learn to become hopeful thinkers.
What is Wisharoo Park?
Wisharoo Park will be an 11-minute animated show featuring great characters, music and lessons for preschool children. The entire show takes place on what seems to be a typical neighborhood playground filled with tunnels, slides, teeter-totters and swings. Each episode of Wisharoo Park depicts a playful twist on a seemingly mundane event - a parent taking a child to a playground. Every parent has done it. They walk into the playground, issue last-minute safety instructions and then take a seat on the bench as their child heads off to play with friends. Only THESE friends are just a little bit different!
Unknown to the parents, as the child walks onto the rubberized surfaces of Wisharoo Park, brightly colored playground friends take them by the hand and lead them on a magical adventure they will never forget! All the fantasy worlds of your average playground come to life with the help of these Wisharoo Park Pals.
WHAT WILL YOUR FUNDS GO TOWARDS?
Your funds will help us get a pitchbook and a pilot done and get out and pitch this great show concept to the networks and to other potential production partners. To date, we have made great strides in show development and character development. We have a great creative team in place and are eager to take this to the next level. We can only do that with your help!
About Dancing Ducks Entertainment
It is the mission of Dancing Ducks Entertainment to consistently offer our most precious resource, our children, a creative means of social development and self-discovery. It is our goal to raise the funds and be able to teach these great scientifically-proven skills of hopeful thinking to children of all ages.
Meet the Wisharoo Park Team
SpringSprang Studio is a creative agency with an experienced, award-winning team based in Nashville, Tennessee. Specializing in character and show development, SpringSprang Studio has developed brands, properties and merchandise for companies such as the Walt Disney Company, Big Idea, Productions, May Department Stores, DaySpring Cards, Manhattan Toy, Sony, Random House, Simon and Schuster and Herschend Family Entertainment.
SHANE LOPEZ, Ph.D
Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D., Research Director of the Clifton Strengths School and Gallup Senior Scientist in Residence, leads research on the links between hope, strengths development, academic success, and overall well-being and collaborates with scholars around the world on these issues. He specializes in hope and strengths enhancement for students from preschool through college graduation.
Dr. Lopez has published more than 100 articles and chapters and seven books, including Positive Psychology: Exploring the Best in People and The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology.
Emmy award winning writer, director and creator Mitchell Kriegman has been on the forefront of children’s entertainment for over 20 years.
Kriegman’s accolades in children’s television include Rugrats, Doug, Ren and Stimpy, Clarissa Explains it All and Bear in the Big Blue House. Kriegman earned two Emmys for Best Direction as well as the prestigious Directors Guild Award.
Caren has over 20 years experience in building and managing preschool and entertainment brands. She brings a diverse background in consumer products and licensing from companies like PorchLight Entertainment, Mattel/Fisher-Price, and Sesame Workshop.
She served as Senior vice President, Consumer Products for PorchLight, Vice President Consumer Products, Mattel/Fisher-Price and the Vice President of Licensing and Consumer Products and Product Development Worldwide at Sesame Workshop.
Brian has over 20 years experience with various start up companies and has participated in a number of successful exits. Brian serves on a number of boards of early stage companies and assists in strategic planning and capital development. Brian began his career as a tax accountant at Plante & Moran.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on April 30, 2012.
Mar 16, 2012 - Apr 30, 2012
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A wisharoo park wishstar finger puppet. You or your child will enjoy this lucky wish starEstimated delivery: Apr 2012
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The above + an original wisharoo park video which contains all 13 shows as seen on TV. You and your children will have hours of fun viewing this entertaining video that also teaches valuable life lessons.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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The above + a collection of 20 Wisharoo Park songs.Estimated delivery: Aug 2013
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The above + the original wisharoopark Video containing the 13 shows as seen on TV and 10 Wish star finger puppets.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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The above + a credit to be listed on the series. See your name with special thanks for assisting in bringing this project to life.Estimated delivery: Aug 2013
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The above + the opportunity to voice a Wisharoo Park character.Estimated delivery: Aug 2013