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Formed in New Orleans, LA, in 2003 by longtime friends Rich Collins, Scott Durbin, Dave Poche, and Scott "Smitty" Smith, Imagination Movers are a fun, vibrant band that concentrates on writing and releasing songs and albums for children. The group was originally a television concept pitched to local PBS stations, and soon one-minute videos produced by the group began appearing on local stations. Specializing in positive educational songs for kids, but full of rhythms and melodies that adults could also connect with, the Movers soon had a strong regional following across multiple age groups. The group released several independent albums, including Good Ideas in 2003, Calling All Movers in 2004, and Eight Feet in 2005, along with a DVD, Stir It Up, in 2004. Disney began courting the Movers in 2005, but devastation from Hurricane Katrina hit the New Orleans-based group hard, and it was the spring of 2006 before a deal was officially signed. The group's first album for Disney, Juice Box Heroes, was released in 2008. That same year the Movers began appearing as part of Disney's Playhouse Disney preschool television block in a show simply called Imagination Movers. A second Disney album, For Those About to Hop, saw the light in 2009. ~ Steve Leggett