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Good morning. It’s Friday, July 21, 2006 and this is your first early morning Kids! briefing.

Columbia Pictures will release the 22nd James Bond movie on May 2, 2008.  The new Bond adventure stars Daniel Craig as 007 in his second outing as Bond.  Craig’s first movie Bond movie, Casino Royale, is slated for release this November.  Eon Productions did not offer any story information for the next movie.  The Bond movies are produced by Eon Production’s Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, MGM Inc. and Sony Pictures Entertainment.  Wilson and Broccoli say Craig’s portrayal of Bond goes back to author Ian Fleming’s original character, a darker and edgier 2007.

Marvel Studios has tapped up-and-coming director Louis Leterrier to helm the new feature film adaptation of The Incredible Hulk, which of course is based on the Marvel super hero.  Leterrier will make an appearance at Comic Con tomorrow.  Zak Penn, who previously collaborated with Marvel on X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand, is writing the script.  The Hulk will be produced by Avi Arad, Kevin Feige and Gale Ann Hurd, with Michael Helfant and Ari Arad serving as executive producers.  Casting for the movie will begin soon.  The movie will be released by Universal and nope, there is no word yet on a release date.

The producers of CG animation/live-action series Shoebox Zoo, Claire Mundell and Justin Molotnikov, have set up their own production shingle, Synchronicity Films in Scotland.  Synchronicity Films already has several TV programs and some five feature films in different stages of development. Among the movie properties are a possible movie version of Shoebox Zoo, and a mixed CG animation/live-action movie based on the TV series The Brotherhood of the Book.

Okay Turtle fans, this one’s for you:  A new teaser trailer for the upcoming CG animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie can be found at From Warner Bros., Weinstein Company and Imagicom animation studio, the TMNT movie is slated to open March 30, 2007.


The first mary-kateandashley and Sprouse Bros. mobile content will be available soon under a partnership between Airborne Entertainment and Dualstar Entertainment Group.  The initial content includes wallpapers at $1.99 per download.  Ringtones and ringback tones will be available later this summer.


Rainmaker, a Canadian effects/CG animation studio, will merge with Mainframe Animation, also a Canadian visual effects/CG animation studio, by acquiring the remaining shares of Mainframe from two entities, in two separate deals.  In the first deal, Rainmaker will purchase IDT Entertainment’s 62% interest in Mainframe for $12.1 million US.  Following the completion of the IDT deal, expected to close July 31, Rainmaker will acquire Working Opportunity Fund Ltd’s 13% stake in Mainframe.  Rainmaker’s new CEO, Warren Franklin and Rick Mischel, currently CEO of Mainframe, will head up the combined studios.  Rainmaker is a subsidiary of Rainmaker Income Fund.

Warren Franklin has been appointed CEO/Trustee, Rainmaker effective immediately.  Franklin, who up until now had been President/Rainmaker Animation & Visual Effects, takes over for Mark Prior who stepped down as CEO/trustee in order to pursue other interests.  Prior will serve as a consultant through the completion of the Mainframe acquisition.  Previously, Franklin has toiled in senior management roles for Lucasfilm Ltd., Colossal Pictures, Cinesite/Kodak, and Pinnacle Studios.  At LucasFilm he created the Lucasfilm Entertainment Group and served as Group VP, overseeing its six divisions, including Industrial Light & Magic, LucasArts Entertainment and Skywalker Sound.  Barry Chambers will remain in his post as President/Rainmaker LP.  Similarly, Cheryl Nex and David Carter will continue in their roles of President of EP Canada Limited Partnership and Canada Film Capital Limited Partnership, respectively. 

Nintendo of America has upped Steve Singer to VP/Latin American operations.  Singer, who was Senior Director/General Manager for Latin America, will continue to oversee Nintendo’s strategic direction in the region.  Additionally, Singer will work with the folks at Nintendo in Japan to establish a presence in Southeast Asia, India and the Middle East.


Top 10 Combined Broadcast/Basic Cable shows among Kids 2-11
for the week of 7/10-7/16/2006, 6a-6a (Live + SD Data):
K2-11                                               Total Delivery (000)
NICK:   SpongeBob SquarePants (7/11; 5p)          2193
NICK:   Rugrats in Paris (7/10; 4-5:30p)              2056
NICK:   Drake & Josh (7/10; 5:30p)                     2024
DSNY*: Big Fat Liar (7/14; 8-9:45p)                    1998
DSNY*: Suite Life of Zack & Cody (7/13; 6:30p)    1970
NICK:   SpongeBob SquarePants (7/10; 1p)          1923
NICK:   SpongeBob SquarePants (7/13; 5p)          1894
NICK:   SpongeBob SquarePants (7/14; 5p)          1887
NICK:   Fairly OddParents (7/15; 8:30p)              1853
DSNY*: Suite Life of Zack & Cody (7/15; 8:30p)   1835
Source: Disney from Nielsen Media Research Data
*Disney Channel is not an ad supported cable network, unlike the others in this listing.

Top 10 Combined Broadcast/Basic Cable shows among Kids 6-11
for the week of 7/10-7/16/2006, 6a-6a (Live + SD Data):
K6-11                                              Total Delivery (000)
DSNY*: Big Fat Liar (7/14; 8-9:45p)                   1613
DSNY*: Suite Life of Zack & Cody (7/13; 6:30p)   1603
DSNY*: Suite Life of Zack & Cody (7/15; 8:30p)   1445
DSNY*: Suite Life of Zack & Cody (7/13; 11p)      1439
DSNY*: Big Fat Liar (7/14; 9:45-11:30p)             1434
DSNY*: Suite Life of Zack & Cody (7/12; 11p)      1427
DSNY*: Suite Life of Zack & Cody (7/10; 6:30p)   1417
NICK:   SpongeBob SquarePants (7/11; 5p)         1381
NICK:   Drake & Josh (7/10; 5:30p)                    1378
DSNY*: Stuck in the Suburbs (7/16; 8-9:35p)      1366
Source: Disney from Nielsen Media Research Data
*Disney Channel is not an ad supported cable network, unlike the others in this listing.

Top 10 Combined Broadcast/Basic Cable shows among Tweens 9-14
for the week of 7/10-7/16/2006, 6a-6a (Live + SD Data):
Tweens 9-14                                 Total Delivery (000)
DSNY*: Big Fat Liar (7/14; 8-9:45p)                   1532
DSNY*: Big Fat Liar (7/14; 9:45-11:30p)             1512
DSNY*: Suite Life of Zack & Cody (7/12; 11p)      1371
DSNY*: Suite Life of Zack & Cody (7/13; 6:30p)   1366
DSNY*: Suite Life of Zack & Cody (7/15; 8:30p)   1330
DSNY*: Suite Life of Zack & Cody (7/13; 11p)      1313
DSNY*: That’s So Raven (7/16; 11:30p)              1294
DSNY*: Suite Life of Zack & Cody (7/10; 3:30p)   1258
DSNY*: Hannah Montana (7/16; 12a)                  1222
DSNY*: Hannah Montana (7/14; 7p)                    1212
Source: Disney from Nielsen Media Research Data
*Disney Channel is not an ad supported cable network, unlike the others in this listing.

Top 10 Combined Broadcast/Basic Cable shows among Teens 12-17
for the week of 7/10-7/16/2006, 6a-6a (Live + SD Data):
Teens 12-17                                               Total Delivery (000)
DSNY*: Big Fat Liar (7/14; 9:45-11:30p)                1512
DSNY*: Big Fat Liar (7/14; 8-9:45p)                      1532
MTV:     My Super Sweet Sixteen (7/11; 10:30p)       819
FOX:     So You Think You Can Dance (7/12; 9-10p)  737
DSNY*: Suite Life of Zack & Cody (7/15; 8:30p)       719
DSNY*: Suite Life of Zack & Cody (7/13; 11p)          712
DSNY*: Hannah Montana (7/15; 12a)                     700
USA:    WWE Entertainment (7/10; 10-11:09p)        695
TOON:  Naruto (7/15; 10:30p)                               691
DSNY*: Hannah Montana (7/14; 12a)                     680
*Disney Channel is not an ad supported cable network, unlike the others in this listing.
**New abbreviation for Adult Swim, which airs on Cartoon Network

Final K6-11 Ratings for Saturday, July 15, 2006 Broadcast Networks only (Live + SD Data):
Source: Kids WB! Research from Nielsen Media Research Data
ABC 1.4/8 Avg. (9a-10:30p*)
Lilo & Stitch 0.7/5; Emperors New School 1.0/6; The Proud Family 1.6/8; That’s So Raven 1.5/7; Suite Life of Zack & Cody 2.0/9; Phil of the Future 1.7/9
*various start times
WB (Kids’ WB!) 1.1/7 Avg. (7a-12N)
Pillow Head 1 0.4/5; Pillow Head 2 0.8/8; Johnny Test 1.0/6; Xiaolin Showdown 1.2/8; Xiaolin Showdown 1.4/8; Loonatics 1.2/6; Pokemon 1.3/6; Spider Riders 1.4/7; Batman 1.4/7; Viewtiful Joe 1.1/6
FOX (4Kids TV) 0.6/3 Avg. (8a-12n)
Cramp Twins 0.2/2; Mew Mew Power 0.4/3; Bratz 0.6/4; Winx Club 0.5/3; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 0.5/3; Kirby 0.9/4; Ultimate Muscle 0.8/4; Cramp Twins 0.8/4
CBS (Nick on CBS) 0.5/2 Avg. (7a-8a*/11a-1p*)
Go, Diego, Go 0.5/4; Lazytown 0.3/2; Backyardigans 0.4/2; Little Bill 0.5/2; Blues Clues 0.4/2; Dora the Explorer 0.5/3
*various start times
NBC (Discovery Kids on NBC) Avg. 0.3/1 (11a-12p*)
Kenny The Shark 0.3/2; Time Warp Trio 0.3/2; Trading Spaces 0.3/2; Darcy’s Wild Life 0.2/1; Flight 29 Down 0.3/1; Endurance 0.2/1
*various start times

Final K6-11 Ratings for Saturday, July 15, 2006 Cable Networks only (Live + SD Data):
Source: Kids WB! Research from Nielsen Media Research Data
NICKELODEON 3.1/20Avg. (8a-12n)
All Grown Up 1.0/15; Fairly OddParents 1.8/21; Jimmy Neutron 2.3/22; Jimmy Neutron 3.2/24; SpongeBob SquarePants 3.6/23; SpongeBob SquarePants 4.3/25; Fairly OddParents 3.9/21; Fairly OddParents 4.2/21; The X’s 2.8/14; Danny Phantom 3.4/18
CARTOON NETWORK 2.3/15 Avg. (7a-12n)
Cartoon Cartoon* 1.5/23; Ed, Edd & Eddy 1.4/17; Cartoon Top 5 (60 min) 1.6/13; Robotboy 1.9/12; My Gym Partner’s A Monkey 2.6/15; Ben 10 3.4/18; Teen Titans 3.7/18; Teen Titans 3.8/19; Code Lyoko 2.7/15
*starts at 6:30a
DISNEY CHANNEL 1.3/8 Avg. (7a-12n)
JoJo’s Circus 0.6/9; Higglytown Heroes 1.0/11; Little Einsteins 1.1/11; Little Einsteins 1.1/8; Mickey Mouse Club 1.4/9; Mickey Mouse Club 1.4/8; Doodlebops 1.0/6; Doodlebops 1.1/5; Charlie & Lola 1.4/7; Koala Brothers 1.0/6

Live + Same Day Ratings Kids Cable Network Averages (000) for
Wednesday, July 19, 2006, 6am-11pm, ranked by K2-11
NICKELODEON:         K2-11 1446; K6-11 840; TWEENS 9-14 585
CARTOON NETWORK: K2-11 1029; K6-11 690; TWEENS 9-14 530
DISNEY CHANNEL:     K2-11   774; K6-11 614; TWEENS 9-14 435
TOON DISNEY:          K2-11   196; K6-11 123; TWEENS 9-14   66
Source: MTVN Research from Nielsen Media Research Data

Friday Fun Fact:  
The longest alphabet is Cambodian. It has 74 letters compared with the 26 in English.

Answer to Yesterday’s trivia question: Who was best friend to Sylvester “Porky” Brockway?  JEFF MILLER on LASSIE   Kudos to: Yikes, another tough one! Erin Bartley-The Cookie Jar Company/Toronto 
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