Peter Pan Records
Peter Pan Records
Pickwick). Peter Pan enjoyed their greatest success during the 1970s. The label was notable for its series of book-and-record sets, combining an illustrated storybook with a vinyl record that contained music and narration by "your Peter Pan Storyteller" (who, memorably, would prompt the listener to "turn the page" at the sound of a bell). Cartoon characters were often subjects, or stars of stories. One of their most successful and most memorable releases was "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", an original production by Peter Pan's studio collective (known as the Peppermint Kandy Kids), that featured splendid remakes of classic Christmas holiday songs, featuring original songs for the album as well as convincing character portrayals of "Santa Claus" and "Mrs. Claus". Peter Pan Records was spun off into its own entity, Peter Pan Industries, from the 1970s to 2000.
In the early 1990s, while keeping its primary asset alive (even though the children's label market had declined), Peter Pan Industries branched into music releases, not aimed at the children's market. The company changed its name to PPI Entertainment of Newark, New Jersey, and established new label divisions and imprints, including Rohit International Records, a "budget" label from the 1990s that specialized in reggae. PPI Entertainment Group changed its name yet again in the year 2000 to Inspired Corporation, and is now based in Roseland, New Jersey, and run by longtime President/CEO Donald Kasen. The company continues to release children's music both on CD and online formats. Inspired is currently in the process of converting the music from the vaults of Synthetic Plastics (to the present) into digital media. Read more on Last.fm.
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