Good morning. It’s Friday, December 10, 2010, and this is your first early morning Kids briefing.
Scholastic unveils plans to re-launch author K.A. Applegate’s Animorphs book series with paperback editions of the original books beginning in May 2011. Each of the new books will be published with a lenticular cover that shows characters morphing. The Animorphs series debuted in June 1996 and grew to include 54 books, two spin-off series and ten companion books, which have sold a total of 35 million books worldwide. Additionally, Scholastic Media produced an Animorphs TV series based on the books, which aired around the world including on Nickelodeon in the US. No word on if there are plans to produce a new version of the TV series or release new toys or video games based on the series.
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In the UK, BT Vision inks a deal with The Wiggles, to off their series via BT Vision Kids beginning this month. Under the agreement, BTV Vision Kids channel will feature The Wiggles TV series on demand and six specials. The Wiggles, which celebrate their 20th anniversary in 2011, will set out on a 15-city UK tour in the New Year.
Nick at Nite offers up a time change for the celebrity-filled premiere week of its original stop-motion animate series, Glenn Martin, DDS, which begins Monday, December 20, at 10:30p, and will be followed by new episodes at 10:30p each night. However, the Glenn Martin, DDS one-hour special, Camp, will still premiere Friday, December 24 at 10p.
Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim will premiere the last installment of the Robot Chicken: Star Wars trilogy, Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III, on Sunday, December 19, 11:30p-12:30a. Sure it isn’t specifically for kids, but so funny.
Program Call: Cynopsis Media will be producing our annual NATPE Shopping Guide sent to all Cynopsis and Cynopsis Kids subscribers on Thursday, January 20, the week before NATPE 2011 in Miami. If you would like to have your programming included, please send us only the following info for your top 5 shows: title, availability date, number of episodes, length, type (i.e., movie, series, special, etc.), genre and your terms (barter, cash, etc.) as well as your company’s stand/booth location. To be included in this free and highly-viewed special edition, please send your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, January 14, 2011. A confirmation email will be sent following each submission from Lisa (if you don’t receive a confirmation email, please resubmit).
Disney Publishing Worldwide launches the Princess Dress-Up: My Sticker Book App for iPhone, iPad, and IPod touch ($1.99). Targeted specifically to young girls, the new sticker app will let users dress up Disney Princesses in a range of gowns, hats tiaras, as well as allow them take their own photo (or upload one) and be a princess and part of the story.
Barbara Finigan is upped to SVP/Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, Hasbro. A 19-year Hasbro veteran, Finigan will oversee all legal activities for the company worldwide. Finigan takes over the reins from Barry Nagler who is retiring as SVP/Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of Hasbro. Prior to this, Finigan served as VP/Litigation, Employment and Compliance in Hasbro’s Legal Department.
Canada’s Astral Media appointments Jacques Parisien as EVP and COO, as the company moves forward with hits “one-company focus and strategy.” A 16-year veteran of Astral Media, Parisien as been Group President, Astral Radio and out-of-Home since 2004. In his new position, effective January 1, 2011, Parisien will lead the presidents of Astral’s business, which includes kid, tween and family centric divisions, and seek out and build new business opportunities across its portfolio. Parisien will also remain at the head of the Astral Radio group.
The Hub forms an independent advisory board, initially comprised of seven individuals that specialize in various areas related to childhood development, education and family-centric media. Further appointments will be announced in 2011. The Hub Advisory Board is designed to provide the new network with diverse perspectives and advice on areas including research, innovations and recommendations, which impact kids/family health, education and safety, and to help the network have a positive influence in kid’s development and their lives. Dr. Helen Boehm, an educational psychologist who has spent many years working in the media, will chair the board. Boehm previously served as Director of the Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU), SVP/Responsibility and Standards at both MTV Networks/Nickelodeon and the Fox Network, additionally, she founded FCCReady.com and has served as a college professor and book author. Other accomplished professionals appointed as members of The Hub Advisory Board and the areas they’ll advise on include:
Top 10 Combined Broadcast/Basic Cable shows among Kids 2-11 for the week of 11/29-12/5/10 , 6a-6a:
Top 10 Combined Broadcast/Basic Cable shows among Kids 6-11 for the week of 11/29-12/5/10 , 6a-6a:
Top 10 Combined Broadcast/Basic Cable shows among Tweens 9-14 for the week of 11/29-12/5/10 , 6a-6a:
Top 10 Combined Broadcast/Basic Cable shows among Teens 12-17 for the week of 11/29-12/5/10 , 6a-6a:
Final K6-11 Ratings for Saturday, December 4, 2010 Broadcast Networks only (Live + SD Data):
Final K6-11 Ratings for Saturday, December 4, 2010 Cable Networks only (Live + SD Data):
Live + Same Day Ratings Kids Cable Network Averages (000) for Tuesday, December 7, 2010, 6am-11pm, ranked by K2-11:
Live + Same Day Ratings Kids Cable Network Averages (000) for Wednesday, December 8, 2010, 6am-11pm, ranked by K2-11:
Friday Fun Fact: Cows provide 90 percent of the world’s milk. Let’s agree not discuss where the other 10 percent comes from.
Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia: If your beach hangout is called The Shack, what classic TV show are you on? GIDGET Kudos to: Rosemary Cunningham-Cox Reps/Chicago; Richard Quan-Butler Shine Stern Partners/San Francisco
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