Good morning. It's Tuesday, June 28, 2011, and this is your first early morning Kids briefing.
A win for video game companies and video game retailers. The US Supreme Court officially ruled yesterday to overturn a California law banning the sale and/or rental of violent video games to minors. The Supreme Court ruling, in a 7-2 vote, agrees with a federal court decision handed down by the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in Sacramento that found the law violates the First Amendment rights of minors. The law, which was never put into enacted, was adopted back in 2005 and would have fined retailers up to $1,000 for selling/renting a violent video game to a minor. California is one of a number of US states that adopted such violent video game retail laws, all of which have now been overturned in court. Justice Anton Scalia delivered the Supreme Court majority opinion in this case, which can be found at www.supremecourt.gov .
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Nickelodeon Latin America welcomes Venezuelan actors Maria Gabriela de Faria and Willy Martin (Isa TKM, Isa TK+) to the cast of its telenovela, Grachi. The second season of Grachi is set to begin production in Miami next month. The new season again features Grachi (Isabella Castillo), Daniel (Andres Mercado) and Matilda (Kimberly Dos Ramos), among others, in a new story and introduces Mia (Maria Gabriela de Faria), the new witch in town and Leo (Willy Martin), the intelligent and creative guy that uses science to create his own kind of magic. The telenovela revolves around Grachi, a fun-loving and confident, but distracted, teen, who must learn to use her magical powers. Grachi's second season will also feature several other new characters, yet to be announced, along with the original cast.
BBC Learning announces its second co-commission with CBeebies for a new TV series, The Lingo Show (52x10). Originally an online preschool-aimed game show, The Lingo Show debuted in February 2011 and also featured activities, audio clips, and songs. Like the online experience, the new The Lingo Show TV series will focus on teaching kids words in different languages and experience the sights and sounds of other countries and cultures. Each episode, which will feature Lingo and his multi-talented group of bugs, will focus on one language and teaching 10 words in that language.
KidsCo enters into a new distribution deal in Malta with telco services provider Go Malta. KidsCo programming will be available to Go subscribers via its Go interactive TV services from July 1, 2011.
The Newborn Channel, which is owned by The Wellness Network, launches Safe Sleep for Babies, a new crib safety video created by the US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) along with Keeping Babies Safe (KBS) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) that will be available via its network of 1,000+ hospitals nationwide. Narrated by Joan Lunden, Safe Sleep for Babies was designed to further educate expecting parents about crib safety and reinforce the new federal requirements that go into effect today.
PBS and WGBH, and their producing partners WNET and KET, along with 31 other PBS member stations, have officially launched PBS LearningMedia ( www.pbslearningmedia.org), a free online digital media platform service for teachers, students and families nationwide. Designed to promote in-class (including for home-schoolers) innovation and engagement, the PBS LearningMedia features a public media library including PBS programming, and content contributed by other publicly funded groups, such as the National Archives, the Library of Congress and NPR, as well as content funded by NASA, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the US Department of Education. The digital library is aligned to Common Core State Standards and available to all preK-16 classrooms. So, what can teacher, parents and students find online? As of this week they can have access for lessons and homework to 14,000+ research-based instructional resources, including videos, interactive elements, images, audio files, mobile apps, lesson plans, and worksheets. This fall, PBS LearningMedia will also be available as a custom solution, developed and distributed in partnership with state education departments or local school districts for integration into existing services. Texas PBS is the first to offer a custom integration service, providing the full collection of PBS LearningMedia via the "Project Share" service, a collaboration with the New York Times and Epsilen, to all Texas educators this summer.
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Hasbro launches its TF3 Crew series, described as a "behind-the-scenes" apparel and accessories collection aimed specifically at Transformers fans and inspired by the gear worn on the set of the new Transformers: Dark of the Moon movie. The exclusive collection or products, created by New Era, Oakley, Zazzle and Red Monkey Designs, will be showcased at New Ear's store in SoHo in NYC. Products include: New Era will offer exclusive TF3 Crew on set caps; Hasbro and Oakley are currently completing a license deal to offer More Than Meets the Eye 3D sunglasses based on the eyewear worn by the editors and crew of the movie's 3D special effects; Red Monkey Designs will offer cuffs, belt buckles and watches based on imagery from the movie; finally, Hasbro and Zazzle are also in the process of closing a license deal under which Zazzle will offer products featuring two graphics (Optimus Prime and Bumblebee) from pop culture artist Les Schettkoe for use in customizing t-shirts, skateboards, iPod and iPad cases among other products. Transformers: Dark of the Moon opens this Wednesday, June 29, 2011.
Walt Disney Records will release its new Muppets: The Green Album, featuring modern takes of 12 classic Muppet songs by current bands and artists, on August 23, 2011. Some of the artists included on the album are: OK Go doing their version of The Muppet Show Theme; Weezer and Paramore vocalist Hayley Williams perform The Rainbow Connection; The Fray offers its version of Mahna Mahna; and My Morning Jacket does a rendition of Moving Right Along (from Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas). Then Walt Disney Records will release the original motion picture soundtrack for The Muppets will be released on November 22, 2011.
4Kids Entertainment International inks a license deal with P & R for the animated series Dinosaur King. Under the new deal, P & R will make a range of Dinosaur King branded goods, including stickers and sticker albums, activity books, candy, chips and fruit juices available the market across Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Croatia and Slovenia. Initial distribution of the products will tie in with the Dinosaur King TV series launch across the region this fall 2011. The series will be shown on Ultra the Serbian-language kids' TV channel five days a week in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro. Re-runs will air on local TV channels across other territories, while Dinosaur King is also available on the O.K. cable channel in Croatia. The new range will be available through gas stations, bookshops, kiosks news stands and grocery chains.
Litton Entertainment has established an E/I Advisory Board for its upcoming new kid/family targeted three hour programming block, Litton's Weekend Adventures, which will carry an E/I (Educational and Informational) rating and is set to debut on ABC stations in fall 2011. Produced by Litton Studios, Litton's Weekend Adventure will include six HD, original E/I series including: Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown; Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin; Born to Explore featuring adventurer Richard Wiese; Everyday Health, produced by Mark Koops (creator/executive producer of The Biggest Loser); Food for Thought with Claire Thomas; and Culture Click, a social studies experience hosted by E! Entertainment's Nzinga Blake. Members of the E/I Advisory Board include:
LA-based Rive Gauche Television expands its Programming Department with the appointment of two executives.
Live + Same Day Ratings Kids Cable Network Averages (000) for Friday, June 24, 2011, 6am-11pm, ranked by K2-11:
DISNEY CHANNEL: K2-11 1395; K6-11 1038; TWEENS 9-14 778
NICKELODEON: K2-11 1200; K6-11 681; TWEENS 9-14 524
CARTOON NETWORK: K2-11 584; K6-11 400; TWEENS 9-14 296
DISNEY XD: K2-11 265; K6-11 210; TWEENS 9-14 145
NICKTOONS: K2-11 133; K6-11 111; TWEENS 9-14 82
Source: MTVN Research from Nielsen Media Research Data
Answer to Yesterday's Trivia: This "spring tonic" was once brewed up each year in a hollow stump. As time went on, the tonic was brewed in an iron kettle in the kitchen, but had to be quickly bottled before it ate right thru the kettle. Who was brewing this tonic? GRANNY CLAMPETT Kudos to: Kathy May-Fisher Price/E. Aurora; David Larson-CBS TV/NY; Ellen Donahue-Fisher Price/E.Aurora; David Stern-BARD Ent/NY; Pat Brady-CESD/LA; Squirrel Rippley-Dark Horse Media/Tucson; Michael Ross-The Hub/Burbank; Natalie Windsor-AP TV/LA
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