Silvergate partners with SimEx-Iwerks to launch 4-D Octonauts

Mar 02, 2016

New York, Los Angeles and London – 2 March 2016


The Octonauts on their Amazon Adventure

Silvergate Media (“Silvergate”), the international TV production and licensing company focused on pre-school children’s entertainment based in New York and London, has announced a partnership with SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment (“SimEx”), to bring the first 4-D Octonauts cinema experience to fans globally.

In the first film “The Amazon Adventure – 4-D”, the Octonauts travel deep down the Amazon River in search of a lost city – and Kwazii’s long lost grandfather, Calico Jack. The film will be offered to attractions worldwide, with the UK premier scheduled for May 2016. More Octonauts films from SimEx, in partnership with Silvergate, will follow in a three year deal.

Ron Allen, SVP Commercial, Silvergate said:

“The Octonauts with its unique underwater setting, action adventure stories, and real-life creatures, is the perfect show for an immersive 4-D movie experience. We’re excited to be working with SimEx, the best possible partners for bringing fun, interactive movies to our fans.”

Mike Frueh, SVP, Licensing and Distribution, SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment said:

“We’re thrilled to be working with Silvergate to deliver an Octonauts 4-D experience to our theaters worldwide. Our guests will love joining the Octonauts down the Amazon River, and being chased by piranhas, all in 3-D with 4-D special effects.”

Now in its fourth season, Octonauts is aired in over 100 countries across the world, including on Disney Channel (USA), CBeebies (UK), ABC (Australia), TF1 (France) and Super

RTL (Germany). Octonauts is also broadcast on China Central TV (“CCTV”).

Since 2011, the brand has emerged as a leading preschool property in the United States, UK, Europe, Australia, and Korea. A successful brand launch is underway in China, with Russia to follow this Fall.


Silvergate Media
Ron Allen, SVP Commercial
Tel: + 44 207151 0170

Instinctif Partners
Lauren Foster – London
Tel: + 44 20 7457 2020
Meridith Bridge – New York
Tel: + 917 370 5633

Notes to Editors

Silvergate Media

Silvergate Media is a creative content and licensing company driven by big ideas and big collaborations. Formed in 2011 following a buyout from Chorion by William Astor and Waheed Alli, with offices in New York and London.

Silvergate develops and produces world-class content built to inspire, entertain and engage audiences of all ages through innovative storytelling, great products and strong partnerships.

Silvergate has a number of assets based on characters and brands developed for pre-school children. Among their portfolio of projects in production are Peter Rabbit (currently in its second season) and Octonauts (currently in its fourth season).

Silvergate are currently in pre-production on four brand new programmes for partners including Disney, Nickelodeon and Netflix and their development slate continues to grow.


The Octonauts are a dynamic eight-member team of quirky and courageous adventure heroes who dive into action whenever there is trouble under the sea. Equipped with a fleet of aquatic vehicles, they rescue amazing sea creatures, explore incredible new underwater worlds, and often save the day before returning safely to their home base, the octopod.

SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment

SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment specializes in designing, building and operating special F/X driven cinematic attractions that feature blockbuster content from the world’s major film studios. They build successful partnerships that provide 4-D Experience films and services to over 150 attractions in more than 30 countries. Their attractions generate revenue, drive attendance and provide family-friendly memorable experiences to over 50 million guests each year.