Good morning. It’s Wednesday, December 8, 2010, and this is your first early morning Kids briefing.
Sesame Workshop, in partnership with and funding from UnitedHealthcare and The Merck Company Foundation, begins rolling out its new bilingual (English-Spanish) outreach program, Food for Thought: Eating Well on a Budget ( www.sesamestreet.org/food), as part of its Healthy Habits for Life ( www.sesameworkshop.org/healthyhabits ) initiative. The multimedia outreach effort is designed to educate families with K2-8, and with limited access to affordable and nutritious foods, to provide balanced and healthy meals for their kids and families. The educational outreach kit includes an original video featuring the debut of four new Sesame Street Muppets, the “Super Foods,“ as well as Elmo and friends, along with real families as they try new foods, learn about the importance of healthy snacks, and that eating a meal together is a good way for families to connect. There is also a special section for parents and caregivers that speaks to the social and emotional issues related to food insecurity, and a segment with chef Art Smith demonstrating how to stretch a meal and shop locally while saving money. Additionally, the new Muppet story featured in the outreach kit will air on Sesame Street on PBS today, December 8, (check local listings).
Disney and DreamWorks unveil plans to release live-action action/thriller movies I Am Number Four and Real Steel the same day and date in Imax theaters as traditional movie theaters next year. Both feature films are produced by DreamWorks and are set for release under Disney’s Touchstone Pictures banner. Based on the young adult novel I Am Number Four, the movie is directed by D.J. Caruso (eagle Eye, Disturbia) and stars Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant and Dianna Agron and will release in the US on February 18, 2011. Directed by Shawn Levy (A Night at the Museum movies, Date Night), Real Steel stars Hugh Jackman and is set for release in the US on October 7, 2011.
Boomerang will feature classic animated holiday specials as part of its on-air Christmas Party all this month. The network will air two hours of holiday programming every Saturday and Sunday from 4p. Christmas weekend is filled with marathon programming starting Christmas Eve at 4p and running straight through until Sunday morning December 26. Boomerang’s December programming will include Yogi’s First Christmas (1980), Casper’s First Christmas (1979), The Town That Santa Forgot (1993), A Flintstones Christmas Carol (1994), and The Powerpuff Girls: ‘Twas the Fight Before Christmas (2003), Yogi Bear’s All Star Comedy Christmas Caper, Smurfs Christmas Special, A Jetson Christmas Carol, Classic MGM Holiday Shorts, Dexter vs. Santa’s Claws, and A Johnny Bravos Christmas, among others.
Canada’s Teletoon Retro hosts the network premiers the classic animated series She-Ra: Princess of Power and He-Man and the Masters of the Universe on Friday, January 7, 2011 at 9p and 9:30p, respectively. Launching the network’s new Friday Flashback 80s night, the block will include 26×30 episodes of each series. A sneak-peek of the series will air Sunday, January 2during the Retro Rewind Marathon, featuring three back-to-back episodes of both classic shows.
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Sanrio Digital and Zoo Games release Hello Kitty Seasons in North America, the first Hello Kitty game for Nintendo Wii. Hello Kitty Seasons takes players on an adventure during which they help develop a village and take part in quests and unlock items to customize their avatar, upgrade their town and collect in-game items. Players will be guided on missions and in mini-games by Sanrio’s Hello Kitty and a number of its other characters, including My Melody, Keroppi, Badtz-Maru, Little Twin Stars, and Chococat. The game is rated E for Everyone.
SachManya, creator of mobile application maker YAPPER ( www.yapperapps.com ), and kid’s science writer Seymour Simon ( www.seymoursimon.com ) launch the free Science Fun To Go app for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android. The Science Fun To Go app features science news (via Simon’s blog), science-related jokes and riddles, the riddles feature the Read to Me functionality, sneak previews of mobile books, videos, and a Fact or Fiction quiz that offers new questions each week. The app will also include the option to purchase the new ebook by Simon and illustrator Dennis Kendrick, Silly Dinosaur Riddles, featuring the Read To Me or Let Me Read options. The new book will be available exclusively via the Science Fun To Go app for the first 30 days.
Bluewater Productions, an indie producer of comic books, unveils plans to release a new graphic novel expanded edition of its Fame comic book featuring Justin Bieber in March 2011, as a follow up to its Fame: Justine Bieber 32-page comic book. Written by Tara Broeckel Ooten and illustrated by Claudio Avella, Fame: Justin Bieber: the graphic novel ($7.99) will feature bonus content and a new cover by Francesco Crisci. Earlier this fall Bluewater released Fame: Justin Bieber ($3.99), as part of its Fame biographical comic book series, which has since sold out.
Amy Pascal, Co-Chairman of Sony Pictures, extends her deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment. Pascal, who has been with the studio for more than two decades, became Co-Chairman partner seven years ago with Michael Lynton, Chairman and CEO, and together are responsible for overseeing all of the studio’s lines of business, which includes movies (Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems and TriStar Pictures), worldwide TV production and distribution, home entertainment, and digital productions (Imageworks and Sony Pictures Animation). Pascal joined Columbia Pictures in 1988, and left in 1994 to serve as President/Production, Turner Pictures, returning as President of Columbia Pictures in 1996. Pascal also served as VP/Production, 20the Century Fox (1986-7).
MTV Networks appoints Jeff Lucas as Head of Sales, Music and Entertainment Groups. In his expanded role Lucas, who previously served as EVP/Entertainment Sales Group, will oversee all ad sales and integrated marketing for the Music & Logo Group, which includes MTV, VH1, CMT, and Logo, as well as the Entertainment Group, including Comedy Central, TV Land, and Spike. Lucas will report to Rich Eigendorff, COO/MTVN, with additional report to Van Toffler, President/MTVN Music & Logo Group, and Doug Herzog, President/MTVN Entertainment Group. Sean Moran, EVP/MTV, VH1, and Logo 360 Brand Sales, will assume an expanded role under Lucas.
The Hub saw week-to-week gains last week, November 29-December 5, which included the network’s premiere of its original five-part animated Transformers Prime (Monday-Friday, 6:30p).
Weekly Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported networks, Total Day and Primetime Rankings among K2-11 (000) 11/29-12/5/10 :
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Weekly Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported Networks, Total Day and Primetime Rankings among Tweens 9-14 (000) 11/29-12/5/10 :
Live + Same Day Ratings Kids Cable Network Averages (000) for Saturday, December 4, 2010, 6am-11pm, ranked by K2-11:
Live + Same Day Ratings Kids Cable Network Averages (000) for Sunday, December 5, 2010, 6am-11pm, ranked by K2-11:
Live + Same Day Ratings Kids Cable Network Averages (000) for Monday, December 6, 2010, 6am-11pm, ranked by K2-11:
Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia: Benjamin Ernst was the boss at this Tucson ranch, which he bought so he could be a cowboy. What was the name of the ranch? THE BAR NONE RANCH on HEY, DUDE! Kudos to: Marge Kennedy-BlingoLingo/NYC; Amy Chrzanowski-UPROAR/NY; David Stern-BARD Ent/NY; Odette Felix-Dark Horse Media/Tucson; Alex Westerman-Mattel/El Segundo; Haley Menig-GNKids and Teens/LA; Lee Williams-Boomstone Animation/Ottawa
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