Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Cynopsis: Kids!



Good morning. It’s Thursday, January 15, 2009, and this is your first early morning Kids briefing.

Disney Channel is set to host the world premiere of the Jonas Brother‘s new music video, Tonight, and Miley Cyrus‘ first music video, Let’s Get Crazy, from Hannah Montana The Movie, on Monday, January 19, 5:30-8p, just ahead of the network’s broadcast of the Kids’ Inaugural: We Are the Future concert, 8-9:30p.  By the way … those performing at the concert in DC include: Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato, Bow Wow, with many other scheduled to appear at the event.

Nickelodeon premieres Nick News with Linda Ellerbee: Some Things I Want My Parents to Know … But May Not Tell Them, on Sunday, January 18 at 9p.  The features a group of kids talking about why it is hard to talk to parents about some things, such as wanting their privacy, which doesn’t mean kids are hiding something and just because they are not always nice to their folks doesn’t mean they hate you.

Big Bocca Productions‘ action/adventure animated series, Huntik: Secrets & Seekers (26×30), is acquired by Jetix and CITV in the UK.  Jetix UK has an exclusive window for the series, where it will bow this month, airing weekdays at 8p and 9:30p and weekends at 1:30p. The series will then debut on CITV in summer 2009.  Created by Iginio Straffi, author of Winx Club, and developed through a partnership between Big Bocca Productions, Rainbow S.p.A., and m4e AG, Huntik: Secrets & Seekers is a co-production with Italian animation studio Rainbow S.p.A.  In the US the series airs on TheCW4Kids.

4Kids Entertainment inks licensing deals for the mixed cel and CGI animated series Dinosaur King (75×30) with GMTV (UK) and Jetix/Netherlands.  Jetix/UK has picked up season two of the series where it will from next month.  4Kids has also completed a home video distribution deal with KSM GMBH for German-speaking Europe.

Cartoon Network New Media and its development partner, Grigon Entertainment, officially launch Cartoon Network‘s first massively multiplayer online game (MMOG), Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFall.  FusionFall is a subscription-based MMOG ($5/95/month, $9.95/month-family plan, with discount multi-monthly and yearly plans) that also includes a free play area, as well as a retail version, Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFall Victory Pack Exclusive ($19.99), from Majesco. The MMOG, which saw 2.5 million accounts created during its beta phase, comes choc full of safety features, including Crisp Thinking’s NetModerator technology.

CCI Releasing enters into an agreement with UK-based Momentum Pictures, a unit of Alliance Films, to release Alice Upside Down, a movie that CCI is distributing worldwide.  Under the deal Momentum will release the movie in the UK as a direct-to-DVD.  Based on author Phyllis Reynolds Naylor’s Alice novels, the movie stars Alyson Stoner as Alice, a girl who just wants to fit in the new town she moves to with her dad and brother.  The movie also stars Lucas Grabeel as Alice’s older brother and Luke Perry as their dad.

Bonnier Corp.’s Parenting Group, publisher of Parenting and Babytalk magazines, is launching Parenting Early Years and Parenting School Years.  Beginning with the February 2009 issue, Parenting magazine will become two separate editions: Parenting Early Years (circulation of 1.65 million), focusing on the issues of moms of infants, toddlers and preschoolers; and Parenting School Years (circulation of 500,000), will focus on the issues of moms with kids in kindergarten through elementary school.  Together, the two monthly editions will maintain Parenting magazine’s existing circulation of 2.15 million.


Licensing agent ITV Global Entertainment names Kidz Entertainment/EEMC to represent Bella Sera, the girl-targeted trading card and interactive property.  Kidz Entertainment will spearhead a licensing and marketing campaign through the Nordic and select Eastern European territories, starting in 2009 and building through 2010.  Launched in spring 2008, Bella Sera boasts a 3.7 million users worldwide, who spend an average of 55 minutes on the website.

Simmons Jewelry Co., a Russell Simmons company, and Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products partner on a co-branded line of fine-jewelry (think gold, silver and diamonds) and watches, for men and women, based on SpongeBob SquarePants.  The SpongeBob jewelry line will get its debut during the 2009 Film Festival in Park City, Utah, and then be available at retail ($150-$75,000).


Live + Same Day Ratings Kids Cable Network Averages (000) for Tuesday, January 13, 2009, 6am-11pm, ranked by K2-11:
NICKELODEON:         K2-11 1134; K6-11 517; TWEENS 9-14 374
DISNEY CHANNEL:     K2-11   659; K6-11 388; TWEENS 9-14 296
CARTOON NETWORK: K2-11   453; K6-11 272; TWEENS 9-14 188
TOON DISNEY:           K2-11   117; K6-11   61; TWEENS 9-14 44
Source: MTVN Research from Nielsen Media Research Data

Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia Question, s
ubmitted by Randy Warner/ R-Train Management: What was the name of the high school in the film The Breakfast Club?  SHERMER HIGH SCHOOL Kudos to: Evan Smith-Cartoon Network/NY; Christina Zagarino-New Victory Theater/NY; Al Ovadia-Al Ovadia & Associates/Hidden Hills, CA; Matthew C. Bergeron-Disney ABC Cable Networks Group/Burbank

Today’s Trivia Question:  On the Disney Channel series Phil of the Future, what was the handheld gadget called that Phil used to do many different kinds of things? (Email [email protected] 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!

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