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Good morning. It’s Tuesday, August 19, 2008, and this is your first early morning Kids briefing.
MTV Networks’ Nickelodeon and Comedy Central are the most recent networks to sign on to be part of the channel lineup for ICO Global Communications mobile interactive media service, ICO mim. Slated to begin before summer’s end, the alpha trials will take plan Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina and Las Vegas, Nevada. ICO has already completed deals for the trials with Turner Broadcasting System’s Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, and offerings from NBC Universal and Discovery Networks.
NEW PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT
Columbia Pictures is working to carve out a deal with the writing team of Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander to pen the live-action feature film version of the kid-aimed book series Goosebumps, per THR. This spring Columbia and Scholastic unveiled plans to produce a feature film version of author R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps book series, which includes 50+ titles. Similar to the Harry Potter movies, the Goosebumps movie is expected to feature unknown young actors as the leads, with well-known actors in supporting roles. Karaszewski and Alexander wrote Ed Wood, Man on the Moon and The People vs. Larry Flynt.
Bad news, good news, and some hmmmm news for Voltron fans. Fox-based production entity New Regency has put the feature film Voltron: Defender of the Universe into turnaround, but the good news is that Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity Media is in discussions with Voltron rights holders World Events Productions to finance and produce the movie version of the anime series, according to Variety. The Mark Gordon Company is also still signed on to produce the picture. OK, here is where the hmmmm comes in for fans, Relativity would back the movie with a lesser budget than Regency was set on, and plans to use technology like that in the movie 300 to produce the movie, per the report. Stay tuned for news about a director for the project in the next week.
MORE KIDS STUFF
Turner formed a partnership with Taiwan mobile service provider iScreen Corporation to distribute, market and promote Turner’s Cartoon Network-branded mobile services to operators in Taiwan. This partnership has already resulted in a major collaboration with Taiwan Mobile, introducing the first Chinese language Cartoon Network mobile site to the territory.
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences revealed the winners in several juried categories, including Individual Achievement in Animation for the 60th annual Emmy Awards. The animation category had two winners, both for kid/family targeted series:
- Ben Balistreri, Character Design – Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends, Mondo Coco, Cartoon Network, Cartoon Network Studios
- Teresa Drilling, Animator – Creature Comforts America, Self Image,Winging It, Art, CBS, Aardman Animations Production in association with The Gotham Group.
Warner Home Video releases and The Polar Express in 3D on Blu-ray HD and DVD this October 28, 2008. The title will come with four sets of 3D glasses. Additionally, both the Blu-ray and DVD versions will also include the original theatrical 2D version of the movie.
Correction: Jim Latham is a composer working on the new Global Wonders DVD series.
Galleon Entertainment ( www.galleonplc.com) inks a deal to represent licensing rights to three of French animation producer Xilam’s (www.xilam.com) kid-targeted properties:
- A Kind of Magic (26×30), is a 2D animated fantasy/comedy for K6-12. The series is licensed to Disney Channel (France, Germany, Italy, Asia and Latin America), France 3 (France), Mediaset (Italy), ABC (Australia), VRT (Belgium) and TSR (Switzerland).
- Oggy (200×7 or 65×30) family-aimed animated comedy, a new season is set to debut on Canal + (France) next month. A range of licensing deals are already signed and include: Jemini (plush toys); Benjamin SA (socks); DVD Christmas special from France Television Distribution; video game for Kids/Tweens 7-14; and footwear
- Rahan (26×25) the action/adventure animated series for Kids/Tweens 7-13 already acquired by France 3 (France), Canal Plus (France), RAI (Italy), ZDF (Germany) and Selectavision (Spain) among others.
Corporate Creative Licensing (CCL) inks a licensing deal with Suppertime Entertainment lead the way on a UK licensing program for the preschool property ToddWorld. Based on author Todd Parr’s books, ToddWorld airs in the UK on CBeebies, where it will air at least through 2012, in Ireland on Telegael, and in the US on Discovery Kids and TLC among others. Produced by Mike Young Productions, Taffy Entertainment distributes ToddWorld around the globe.
Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products and Imation Corp introduce the newest electronic products in the Nickelodeon Npower brand that will be available for holiday 2008. Based on several of Nick’s series the new Npower products include: iCarly themed web cams, camcorders, digital cameras, and digital voice recorders among others; SpongeBob SquarePants themed speakers and dock, boom boxes, MP3 players and digital photo frame. The Npower iCarly line is available exclusively at Toys R Us.
Chorion appoints Robert Traub as VP/Licensing, Americas. He will be responsible for licensing and merchandising campaigns for Chorion’s properties in the US, Canada and Latin America. Traub joins the company from Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products where he toiled for eight year, most recently as SVP/Global Retail Sales & Marketing Development. Traub takes over for Pamela Ferris Muller, who continues to serve as a consultant for Chorion and will work closely with Traub.
Live + Same Day Ratings Kids Cable Network Averages (000) for Friday, August 15, 2008, 6am-11pm, ranked by K2-11:
NICKELODEON: K2-11 1265; K6-11 733; TWEENS 9-14 537
DISNEY CHANNEL: K2-11 889; K6-11 666; TWEENS 9-14 560
CARTOON NETWORK: K2-11 758; K6-11 516; TWEENS 9-14 340
TOON DISNEY: K2-11 186; K6-11 133; TWEENS 9-14 97
Source: MTVN Research from Nielsen Media Research Data
Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia Question: What is the setting of the animated series Chop Socky Chooks? WASABI WORLD Kudos to: John May-Cartoon Network~adult swim/GA; Kerry Hughes-qubo/NY; Lindsey Kelso-Cartoon Network/Atlanta; Crissie Miller-Cartoon Network/Atlanta. Can you tell this show airs on Cartoon Network?
Today’s Trivia Question: The Goose Bar Ranch in Montana was the setting for what early family-friendly TV series? (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.)
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