Monday, January 3, 2011

Fearless Fairies Are Coming!

Fearless Fairies is a new, animated children’s television, web and mobile series that will empower children – make them feel good about themselves, appreciate who they are and what they have and give them a true sense of being in a wonderful world…full of love, challenges, comfort, smiles and giggles. Fearless Fairies will be motivational, inspirational, educational, fun, musical, innovative and entertaining.

"Fearless Fairies is a wonderful way for kids to learn that many of the solutions to their problems are within them, and gives them tools for tapping into these resources. The characters are quite engaging…" Executive Producer Dennis Gelbaum adds.

Young children enter a rich imaginary world peopled with both heroes and villains, with both marvels and monsters. New fears are a necessary part of entering the world of possibilities. As the imagination blossoms, kids who never before had problems with the dark are now terrified. The neighbor's friendly dog is seen as a menacing danger. An ant on the sidewalk might as well be a powerful alien. Monsters!

Most children will develop one or more deep fears to work through. It might be people in masks, old people, or people with scars. It might be parents leaving or burglars coming. It might be imaginary creatures or wild animals. It might be bugs. It can be just about anything or anyone.

A natural response for parents who see their children cowering before an inchworm is to try to talk their children out of the fear. Kids respond, though, by cranking up the imagination -- the imagined possibilities become worse, not better. And the children feel disconnected from their parents. Ridiculing or threatening children for their fears is even more damaging.

Fearless Fairies acknowledge a child’s fear in a calm and assuring way offering them protection and support. Fearless Fairies takes a child’s concerns seriously, helping them feel closer to their parents and become more ready to work through their fears. Fearless Fairies will help parents and children learn how to confront their fears.

Created by Danielle Szwed, Sharyn Seidel-Kometz And Dennis Gelbaum
Written by Danielle Szwed, Sharyn Seidel-Kometz And Dennis Gelbaum
Original music composed and produced by Danny Weinkauf and Joshua Sitron.

Danny Weinkauf is a 2 time GRAMMY winning composer whose work in the field of television music includes writing and producing for shows such as "Malcolm in the Middle" (Fox), "Sex and the City" (HBO), "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" (Bravo), "Resident Life" (TLC), ABC Sports, CBS sports, History Channel, Jon and Kate + 8, Higgley Town Heroes, Mickey's playhouse (Disney), and others. In the field of commercial music composing, Danny has produced tracks for Mercedes Benz, Saturn, McDonald's, Burger King, Dunkin' Donuts, All detergent, Elmer's Glue, Kohl's, Barnes and Noble, and many others.

Joshua Sitron is a music composer / producer, multi-instrumentalist and sometimes filmmaker and shaman living in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY with his wife and daughter. He has written music for Nickelodeon, Disney, PBS, and Showtime, including the mega-hit show, Dora the Explorer for which he served as musical director and penned the theme song. In 2000, seeking to free himself from the creative constraints and corporate agendas of TV music, Josh left ‘Dora’, traveled, and began studying improv and kung fu, while making several short films.

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