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. Lines to the Movers' shows stretched for blocks.|
When the levees broke after Hurricane Katrina, the far-reaching disaster turned the Movers' world upside down, but it didn't put an end to their dream. Even while band members salvaged their belongings from flooded homes and Smith reported to his day job as a fire fighter and first responder they never stopped living according to the Movers' motto: "Reach high, think big, work hard, have fun!"
This motto has served the band well. Not even the Imagination Movers could have fully imagined the band's breakthrough success. 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 treacle-free." 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.
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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 over 86 million homes worldwide.
The series is currently aired internationally on the Disney Junior Channel. 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.
Also a high-energy, interactive, live music act, Imagination Movers tours extensively. Their 2011 "In a Big Warehouse" tour attracted 150,000 fans and was one of Pollstar magazine's top 100 tours of the year; one of only two family acts on the list. According to thousands of fan reviews on Ticketmaster.com, Imagination Movers ranks as the No. 1 rated major touring act for families, with 98% of concertgoers recommending a Movers' concert to friends and family.
Over the past two years the Movers have rocked packed houses in the U.S., Canada, Japan, Guam, Spain, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands & Dubai.
Vineland High School Auditorium
2880 East Chestnut Ave
Vineland, NJ 08361
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