Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Cynopsis: Kids!
02/02/10

Good morning. It’s Tuesday, February 2, 2010, and this is your first early morning Kids briefing. 

Lionsgate and Crest Animation Studios are set to co-produce the new 3D animated feature film Norm of the North, the second movie under their three-picture deal.  Lionsgate will distribute the movie in North America, which is expected to be complete by Q1 2012.  Penned by Steven and Daniel Altiere, Norm of the North follows a Polar Bear named Norm, who takes shelter in an abandoned research station when his home in the Arctic begins to crack and disintegrate, and his friends three Artic Lemmings, who copy his every move.  When the polar ice caps continue to break apart and Norm and his pals’ new home is split off and they the group on a whole new journey, to New York City, where Norm is befriended by the head of a multinational company and becomes their mascot.  All is well until Norm realizes that the same new human friends are also responsible for the destruction of the polar ice caps and his home and now he must find a way to stop them.  The first movie under the Lionsgate and Crest pact is the CGI animated family movie Alpha And Omega, featuring the voices of Justin Long, Hayden Panetierre, Christina Ricci, Danny Glover, Dennis Hopper and Larry Miller. Directed by Anthony Bell and Ben Gluck, Alpha And Omega is slated to premiere in October 2010.

NEW PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT

Disney Television Animation commences production on Jake and the Never Land Pirates, a new interactive mixed 2D and CG animated preschool series, which will premiere on Playhouse Disney-branded blocks and channels around the world.  Designed to underline the importance of teamwork, the original music-filled series follows Jake and his pirate friends (and parrot) as they travel through Never Land in search of lost treasures and learning to work together and hone their problem solving skills, with the help of the at home audience, to outsmart Captain Hook and his ever-present lackey Smee.  The series stars Colin Ford as Jack, and Madison Pettis (Cory in the House, The Game Plan) as Izzy, and Jonathan Morgan Heit (Bedtime Stories) as Cubby.  Executive produced by Rob LaDuca (Mickey Mouse Clubhouse), Jake and the Never Land Pirates features original music by Loren Hoskins and Kevin Hendrickson of the pirate rock band Captain Bogg & Salty.

MORE KIDS STUFF

Nick Jr., Nickelodeon’s preschool channel formerly known as Noggin, is getting into the Olympic spirit with a new Olympic-themed episode of Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!, featuring figure skater Michelle Kwan and debuting on Sunday, February 21, at 7p.  In the episode Kwan, a 9-time US championship winner, five-time World Championships and two-time Olympic medalist (Sliver and Bronze), lends her voice to Michelle Kwanzelberry the greatest WuzzOlympian, who coaches all the participants.  Created by Bob Boyle, Wow! Wow! Wubbzy is executive produced by Susan Miller and Fred Seibert and produced by Bolder Media in association with Starz Media’s Film Roman.

A new Haiti-focused segment of Disney Channel‘s Express Yourself short-form series debuts today on Disney Channel and Disney XD channels around the world, as well as on Disney.com and YouTube.  Designed to help with family and school discussions with kids about the earthquake in Haiti, the 60-second interstitial focuses on a range of themes including empowerment, compassion and being part of a global community.  The spot features Disney Channel stars including Selena Gomez, Emily Osment, Jason Earles and Dylan and Cole Sprouse, Brenda Song among others, all encouraging K6-14 to explore and express their feelings and get involved in making a difference.

DQ Entertainment International Ltd, the production/distribution subsidiary of DQ Entertainment (DQE), inks a free-to-air TV rights deal with MediaCorp Pte to air three of its animated properties in South East Asia.  Under the deal MediaCorp will broadcast Todd World series 2, Maryoku Yummy season 1 and The Jungle Book season 1 on its okto channel in Singapore.  Todd World (52×11), a preschool series, is co-produced by Mike Young Productions for Discovery.  The preschool-aimed series Maryoku Yummy (52×11) is a co-production between DQE and American Greetings.  Finally, production partners for the animated series The Jungle Book (52×11 and 1×60) include ZDF Enterprises and ZDF Broadcasting (Germany), ABC (Australia), NBC Universal, and TF1 Group (France) and Moonscoop (France).

Animation company guru studio and zinc Roe, a creator of kid/youth-focused interactive games, are partnering to develop an interactive component for guru’s new preschool series, Justin Time, currently in production for Family Channel (Canada).  Set to launch on Family Channel in spring 2011, Justin Time is a series about fun and friendship that follows the adventures of Justin, his imaginary sidekick Squidgy and his local friend Olive.


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MARKETING/LICENSING

D3Publisher (D3P), a publisher/developer of interactive entertainment software, and its parent D3, Inc., have entered into a worldwide publishing pact with Universal Partnerships & Licensing (UP&L) for video games based on Universal Pictures and Chris Meledandri‘s (Ice Age, Ice Age 2: The Meltdown, Horton Hears a Who!) Illumination Entertainment‘s 3-D CGI feature film Despicable Me.  The video games, Despicable Me: The Game, are slated for release on console and handheld systems in July 2010 to coincide with the nationwide release of the movie on July 9, 2010.

Turner CN Enterprises partners with Winning Moves to launch a new Ben 10 Top Trumps app for iPhone in the UK.  The new app is based on the physical Ben 10 Top Trumps card game, which has sold 600,000+ units in the UK.  Like the physical game, the new app brings together Cartoon Network’s Ben 10 brand and card game Top Trumps.  The app was developed by Acrossair.

On the heels of the 40th anniversary of Sesame Street, E1 Music will release the CD box set Sesame Street Old School Vol. 1 on March 23, 2010.  The box set features three of the earliest Sesame Street albums, cast and original art:  The Original Cast Recording (1970), Big Bird Sings (1974) and Bert & Ernie Sing Along, all digitally re-mastered and all on CD for the first time.  A ton of great songs and of course performances including at least one song featuring Mr. Hooper.

A new picture book based on a Bob Dylan‘s song is headed our way this September 2010.  Sterling Children’s Books will publish a picture book adaptation of Dylan’s song Man Gave Names to All the Animals, which will features illustrations by artist Jim Arnosky and will also include a CD with the original recording of the song from his Slow Train Coming Album (Columbia, 1979).  The song was previously adapted as a picture book by another artist and publisher.

EXECUTIVE MOVES

Richard Dickson, GM and SVP/Barbie, Mattel is exiting the toy company and heading to the apparel industry to become the new President and CEO, Jones Apparel Group.  Dickson is credited with revitalizing the 50-year-old Barbie brand and driving the turnaround for Mattel’s business.  He previously served as SVP/Marketing, Media & Entertainment Worldwide, Mattel Brands and prior to that he toiled for Bloomingdales, launched Gloss.com and worked for Estee Lauder, which acquired the beauty website.

Your Family Entertainment appoints Markus Andorfer as SVP/Sales and Marketing.  Andorfer has served as a consultant for the company for the last year. He previously served as Managing Director, Nickelodeon Germany.  Your Family Entertainment AG was previously known as RTV Family Entertainment.

A Squared (A2) Entertainment welcomes several new members to its executive team.  All three will report to A2’s Andy Heyward, Founder/CEO and Amy Moynihan Heyward, Co-Founder.

  • Gregory Payne joins A2 as COO and General Counsel.  Payne previously served as EVP/Legal and Business Affairs, DIC Entertainment and also ran his own private legal practice.
  • Darren Romanelli comes on board as Creative Director.  Most recently, Romanelli helped to launch the Fraggle Rock merchandise and clothing line created with the Jim Henson Company.  He also co-founded StreetVirus, a marketing agency.  Romanelli is currently developing two new A2 programs, Secret Millionaire’s Club, which features Warren Buffet, and Gisele & The Green Team, featuring Gisele Bundchen.  Upcoming projects include an animated series about a 10-year-old Martha Stewart.
  • Sidney Iwanter signs on as Story Editor.  Iwanter has worked on a range of kids programming, including as VP/Programming, Strategic Development and Acquisitions, Fox Kids, Director/Development, Hanna Barbera Productions, and co-founder and VP/Creative Affairs, TMS Entertainment.


Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia:   She is a museum curator … but she’s also a wee bit mystical.  Who is she?  PRUE HALLIWELL on CHARMED  Kudos to: Julie Caracciolo-Active Media Services/Pearl River;

Today’s Trivia Question:  True or False:  The Fonz is a vegetarian?  (Email Cynthia@cynopsis.com with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone. Unofficial rules: Only the second four correct answers from each time zone will be mentioned; and once you’ve been mentioned in any of the Cynopsis editions, you can’t be mentioned again that calendar week.)

Later — Gwen
 Gwen Billings for Cynopsis Kids!
02.02.10

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