Good morning. It’s Friday, December 17, 2010, and this is your first early morning Kids briefing.
Nickelodeon gives the go ahead on Bucket & Skinner’s Epic Adventures, a new multi-camera comedy that begins production this month for a February 2011 premiere on the network in the US and Nick channels worldwide. Bucket & Skinner’s Epic Adventures is a buddy comedy that revolves around the misadventures of two surfer dude teens, Bucket and Skinner, as they try to make their way school and life. The series comes from executive producer Tom Lynch (The Troop, South of Nowhere, Secret World of Alex Mack) and his The Tom Lynch Company, series creators and executive producers Boyce Bugliari and Jamie McLaughlin (Quintuplets, Kid Notorious) and executive producer Jonathan Stark (According to Jim). The series stars Taylor Gray as Bucket and Dillon Lane as Skinner. The series is one of five new series joining Nickelodeon’s programming lineup in early 2011, including Power Rangers Samurai, House of Anubis, the CG animated preschool series Bubble Guppies, and Supah Ninjas.
NEW PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT
Director Goro Miyazaki (Tales From Earthsea), son of acclaimed writer/director Hayao Miyazaki, will direct Studio Ghibli‘s new anime feature film, Kokuriko-zaka kara (its unofficial English-language title, From Kokuriko Slope), per Variety. Based on the eponymous The elder Miyazaki will adapt the 1980 comic by Chizuru Takahashi and Tetsuro Sayama, the elder Miyazaki is writing the scrip in collaboration with Keiko Niwa, with Toshio Suzuki producing. Set in 1963, just ahead of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, the story revolves around a group of teen fighting to their clubhouse at their high school from being destroyed. Hayao Miyazaki is a co-founder of Studio Ghibli.
MORE KIDS STUFF
CBeebies (UK) picks up a third season of I Can Cook series from Initial, an Endemol Company. The new season will feature host Katy Ashworth take to the road in her specially created kitchen campervan to visit young chefs in their own homes in I Can Cook Goes On The Road (26×14). At each stop Ashworth will set off with the kids to find locally grown ingredients, explore the food cycle and then cook up their finds in her mobile kitchen. The new season will shoot on location in summer 2011 and is slated to debut in fall2011.
Cartoon Network launches Cartoon Network Video, a new free downloadable video application what is available in the iTunes store. The new app lets users watch a selection of Cartoon Network’s streaming shows and clips, and view the network’s schedule. New content will be added weekly. Cartoon Network also debuted the free Adventure Time app on iTunes in November, which lets fans play 50+ sound clips, as well as created and customize their own pictures with Adventure Time virtual stickers and share them with friends via Facebook and Twitter.
Horrid Henry gets his own app in the UK. Novel Entertainment launches the Horrid Henry app, based on the CITV animated Horrid Henry series, for iPhone, iPad and IPod Touch. The app features a Purple Hand button that plays one of 17 random sounds, nine of Henry’s popular sounds and sayings, a vide of Henry and links to the property’s website when fans can play games, and where then can join Henry’s Purple Hand Gang. The property is based on the Horrid Henry characters and books created by author Francesca Simon, illustrated by Tony Ross and published by Orion Children’s Books.
Licensing agent CPLG Canada signs a licensee deal with Toronto-based XMG Studio to develop and market mobile games based on the Inspector Gadget character and TV series. XMG’s Inspector Gadget’s Mad Dash game app is slated for release for iDevices this month via iTunes app stores worldwide.
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).
BBC Worldwide appoints Helen Jackson as its new MD/Content & Production on a fulltime basis. A 20-year BBC veteran, Jackson fills the position left vacant by Wayne Garvie who exited BBCWW in September to become MD/International Production at All3Media. Jackson, who had been Director/Independents, has been Acting MD/Content & Production since Garvie’s departure. Jackson will head up BBCWW’s TV content efforts, including international formats and production, Talent & Brand Ventures and investment in content from the BBC and indie sector. Jackson will report to John Smith, CEO/BBC Worldwide.
Nickelodeon promotes Marc Epstein to VP/New Business, Integrated Marketing. Epstein will be responsible for developing on- and off-channel marketing partnerships for new non-traditional ad sales partners. He will work in tandem with Nickelodeon’s various lines of business, including the Ad Sales team, to identify marketing opportunities and create strategies to secure new unique partnerships across all Nickelodeon platforms. Epstein previously served at Nick as Director/New Business Development, for the Integrated Marketing team.
Oliver Ellie and Helen Howells unveil plans to leave Target Entertainment and set up their own production company. Ellie, currently Target’s Director/Children’s and Family, will continue to serve as executive producer on Target’s upcoming new preschool series (TBA). Howell, the company’s Commercial Director, will continue to support Target to ensure a strategic roll-out of the brand internationally. Ellis’ kids’ acquisition responsibilities will be taken up by Ali Hill, Director/TV Acquisitions and Hannah Worrall, Director/Sales.
Top 10 Combined Broadcast/Basic Cable shows among Kids 2-11 for the week of 12/6-12/12/10 , 6a-6a:
Top 10 Combined Broadcast/Basic Cable shows among Kids 6-11 for the week of 12/6-12/12/10 , 6a-6a:
Top 10 Combined Broadcast/Basic Cable shows among Tweens 9-14 for the week of 12/6-12/12/10 , 6a-6a:
Top 10 Combined Broadcast/Basic Cable shows among Teens 12-17 for the week of 12/6-12/12/10 , 6a-6a:
Final K6-11 Ratings for Saturday, December 11, 2010 Broadcast Networks only (Live + SD Data):
Final K6-11 Ratings for Saturday, December 11, 2010 Cable Networks only (Live + SD Data):
Live + Same Day Ratings Kids Cable Network Averages (000) for December 15, 2010, 6am-11pm, ranked by K2-11:
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Friday Fun Fact: The world’s largest yo-yo resides in the National YoYo Museum in Chico, California. Named “Big Yo,” the 256-pound yoyo is an exact scale replica of a Tom Kuhn “No Jive 3 in 1 YoYo.” Fifty inches tall and 31.5 inches wide, the yo-yo is made of California sugar pine, baltic birch from the former USSR, and hardrock maple.
Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia: What animated sci-fi character is quote with this enlightened story: “”It’s just like the story of the grasshopper and the octopus. All year long, the grasshopper kept burying acorns for the winter, while the octopus mooched off his girlfriend and watched TV. But then the winter came, and the grasshopper died, and the octopus ate all his acorns. And also he got a racecar. Is any of this getting through to you?” FRY on FUTURAMA Kudos to: Meredith Wayne-CoxReps/NY; Patrick Rieger/Burbank; Pat Brady-CESD/LA; Chip Beaman-Soundelux Design Music Group/Hollywood; Kelly Winger-Centennial College Children’s Entertainment Program/Toronto
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