In 2003, four New Orleans friends – Rich Collins, Scott Durbin, Dave Poche and Scott “Smitty” Smith – started gathering after their kids’ bedtimes to write songs and brainstorm ideas about a children’s television show. A few short years later, they became the latest sensation of their city, attracting parents and children alike with an eclectic pop sensibility and lyrical turns about healthy snacks, playing catch and conquering childhood fears.
Currently, the Movers have filmed three seasons of their hit music and comedy series for Disney Junior; critical acclaim includes nods from Entertainment Weekly and The New York Times, which reported they are “prized by many parents for non-condescending lyrics and music that evokes the Beastie Boys or Red Hot Chili Peppers.” National television appearances include The View, Live with Regis & Kelly, and Good Morning America. In 2009, the Imagination Movers won a Daytime Emmy Award for outstanding original song in the children's show/animation category. Next up for the group: the debut of new CD/DVD Rock-O-Matic (Razor + Tie), new Disney Junior episodes, and a massive 2012 North American concert tour.
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