Tuesday, August 12th, 2008


The Cynopsis Foundation Inc. thanks all who are sponsoring or have already reserved their tickets to our
August 21st Charity Dinner & Auction in NYC
in support of Kids In Need and EarthEcho International:

qubo, A&E, Retirement Living TV, Hallmark Channel, Rainbow Media,
BBC America/BBC Worldwide Americas, HT Capital Advisors,
Warner Bros. Domestic Cable Distribution, Fox Broadcasting, Certainly Studios,
Sony, NBC Universal, The Dovetail Group, Sir Groovy, FEARnet

And thanks to those unable to attend, but have sent in donations. Greatly appreciated!
See you on the 21st ! —  Cyn

www.cynopsisfoundation.org .

Cynopsis: Kids!

Good morning. It’s Tuesday, August 12, 2008, and this is your first early morning Kids briefing.

Cable TV provider Charter Communications enters into a deal with Disney-ABC Domestic Television to launch a family-targeted subscription video on demand (SVOD) service ($4.99/month), which will offer classic and new movies and animated shorts from Disney Studios.  Titled Disney Family Movies, the SVOD service features a dozen Disney movie and animated shorts that will remain in rotation for a month, with new titled added weekly.


Producer/writer/actor Dan Schneider is creating another new series for Nickelodeon, this one starring Victoria Justice (15) who played Lola in Schneider and Nickelodeon’s series Zoey 101, per Variety.  Schneider is developing the series, which is set in a school for performing arts, in partnership with Sony BMG Music, and thus original music will be included in the show. The plan will also see Justice co-star in Nick’s new original TV movie titled Spectacular.  Schneider has created/written/produced some of Nick’s most popular shows including iCarly, Zoey 101 and Drake & Josh, and as a young adult starred on the sitcom Head of the Class (ABC 1986-91) as well as a number of movies.


Nickelodeon has cast Ben Lyons, E! Network film critic, Good Morning America correspondent, as the host of its new version of Guts, its 1990s competition series, titled My Family’s Got Guts.  Lyons’ co-host on the show is Australia’s Asha Kuerten, she has hosted a number of youth-targeted Australian shows including: Channel 9 afternoon kids’ show Hot Sauce; Disney Channel’s Studio Disney; Fox8’s CD: Live; and Channel 9’s The Music Jungle).  The family targeted series is scheduled to premiere on Nickelodeon on Monday, September 15.  Lyons, 26, was recently tapped serve as one of the hosts of the movie review series At The Movies.  My Family’s Got Guts is being produced at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.

Fox and DreamWorks/Paramount will release their respective upcoming movies Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen in both regular movie theaters and Imax theaters, according to ComingSoon.net.  Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, a follow up to Night at the Museum, will release on May 2009, followed on June 26, 2009 by the Transformers sequel, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

The Fraggle Rock Complete Series Collection is set for release on DVD this November 4, 2008, from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.  To answer the Fraggle Rock fan questions, yes, the 20-disc release includes all 96 episodes and 100 original songs from all four seasons, and host of bonus material, of the 25-year-old Jim Henson Company series, which ran from 1983-87 on HBO.


KJG Ltd., on behalf of Crush Licensing, appoints Telescreen to handle the licensing and merchandising rights for Crush Licensing’s properties in the Benelux with Germany’s Celebrities Entertainment named to oversee German-speaking territories.  Crush properties include Bionyc Industries, Sidewalk Dorks, Listen Up and Canvas Nation.

In other news, KJG has inked new license deals for TV Loonland’s preschool property Little Princess: Club Rugs is developing a line of themed rugs for fall/winter 2008; DanJam Toys is working on a Little Princess wooden toy line for Q1 2009.

To support the release of the 3D animated family movie Fly Me to the Moon (August 15), Summit Entertainment teams with MaggieMoo’s Ice Cream & Treatery and Marble Slab Creamery.  And if all that didn’t make you hungry … the agreement includes a Fly Me to the Moon ice cream combination, Marshmallow Moon Landing offered at MaggieMoo’s and Marble Slab locations, where the movie will also be supported in-store with posters and the like.  Additionally there is a Fly Me to the Moon contest, screening passes, and the movie trailer is included on the MaggieMoo’s and Marble Slab websites.

Kodak Gallery launches a line of personalized photo cards, photo invitations and photo books featuring designs by celebrated author/illustrator Eric Carle. Under a deal with Chorion, which is the worldwide licensing agent for The World of Eric Carle, Carle’s designs from The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Brown Bear Brown Bear, What Do You See?, and My Very First Library will be featured on these photo products.

Big Idea will kick of its new 50-city stage show, VeggieTales God Made You Special, Live! Tour, on September 4 in Austin Texas.  Zapit Games is the sponsor for the family-centric tour.  More information on the tour and dates can be found at www.bigidea.com/events .


Live + Same Day Ratings Kids Cable Network Averages (000) for Friday, August 8, 2008, 6am-11pm, ranked by K2-11:
NICKELODEON:         K2-11 1250; K6-11 756; TWEENS 9-14 577
DISNEY CHANNEL:     K2-11 1010; K6-11 736; TWEENS 9-14 560
CARTOON NETWORK: K2-11   693; K6-11 471; TWEENS 9-14 333
TOON DISNEY:           K2-11   190; K6-11 103; TWEENS 9-14   52
Source: MTVN Research from Nielsen Media Research Data

Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia Question:  What was the name of the nosy neighbor who wrote the advice column for The All New Zoo Gazette on the ’70s children’s show The New Zoo Revue? MRS. GOODBODY Kudos to just one: Claire Wilmut-Boomstone Animation, Inc./Ottawa

Today’s Trivia Question:  On the animated series M.A.S.K., M.A.S.K. (Mobile Armored Strike Kommand) were the good guys. What were the bad guys called?  (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
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JOB OPENING: SUPERVISOR, PROGRAM PLANNING & SCHEDULING/Showtime Networks Inc/NY: Schedule linear & on demand channels. Scheduling or research exp. a plus. Film/TV knowledge is key. Apply online www.sho.com/careers (8/13)

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