Good morning. It’s Tuesday, August 21, 2007 and this is your first early morning briefing.
Aardman Animations has given Jamie Oliver, best known as The Naked Chef, a makeover as a character in the new 2D animated series, Little J (52×11). Together, Aardman and Oliver’s Fresh One Productions developed the property, which will be officially introduced next month at Cartoon Forum that will be held this year in Spain. Targeted to K7-11, Little J will include follows Jamie, a 10-year-old, on his humorous adventure to discover the secret ingredient to becoming a great chef.
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Kids’ WB, the Saturday morning block for kids on The CW, has added the flash-anime series Skunk Fu! (52×13) to its 2007-2008 season lineup. Kids’ WB acquired the series from Cake Distribution. A mix of martial arts action and comedy, Skunk Fu joins the Kids’ WB block, along with the previously announced five new series, including Eon Kid, Magi-Nation, and Will & Dewitt, with The Spectacular Spider-Man scheduled to bow in 2008. Targeted to K6-12, Skunk Fu currently airs on ABC Rollercoaster (Australia) and CBBC (UK). Cartoon Network Asia, Super RTL (Germany) and France 5 and Canal J (France) are also set to broadcast the series. Galleon is managing the licensing and merchandising rights for the series.
PorchLight Entertainment plans to unveil the new animated series GoFrette (52×12) at Mipcom Junior, October 6-7, 2007. The series revolves around a perpetually enthusiastic and inquisitive cat, and his friends and their adventures. GoFrette is slated to debut this fall in Canada on CBC and Societe Radio-Canada. The series is co-produced by Canada’s Zoe Mae Productions and subsequence Entertainment. PorchLight holds the global distribution, licensing and merchandising rights to the property, excluding Canada. Additionally, PorchLight will showcase a number of other kid’s series including: My Goldfish Is Evil! (26×30); Monster Warriors (52×30); FARMkids (26×12); Tutenstein (39×30).
Sesame Workshop will head to Mipcom Junior with The Adventures of Bert and Ernie (26×5), the claymation series focuses on storytelling. Produced by Sesame Workshop with Germany’s NDR and Kika, and UK Five’s preschool programming block Milkshake, the series is in the final stages of production. Italy’s Misseri Studio animated the stories, which qualify as European content. Additionally, Sesame Workshop will showcase its series Play With Me Sesame (26×24) and Pinky Dinky Doo (26×24 or 52×12).
Elsewhere, Sesame Workshop has tapped Belfast-based SixteenSouth to produce the new localized version of Sesame Street Northern Ireland, for air on BBC Northern Ireland. Slated to debut in February 2008, the local content will offer stories and characters that reflect the Foundation Stage of the new Northern Ireland education curriculum. A localized corresponding website will also be launched. Later this year Brazil’s TV Cultura will premiere a new season of Villa Sesamo (78×60). The new episodes will include locally produced content, such as segments including Garibaldo, Big Bird’s Brazilian cousin.
Maryland Public Television launched V-me yesterday on Comcast (channel 201) and Verizon (channel 881). The network is one of MPTV’s three digital channels that are being broadcast in the state of Maryland, Washington D.C., northern Virginia, and sections of West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware as well.
Cookie Jar Entertainment’s TV shows will be available for download under a new licensing deal with CinemaNow Inc. ( www.cinemanow.com ). Beginning this fall, consumers will be able to buy and download episodes ($1.99 each) of Johnny Test, The Adventures of Paddington Bear and Dark Oracle among many others. Groups of episodes from the same season will also be available to burn to DVD ($14.99). This is the first time that Cookie Jar series will be downloadable in the US.
Stephan Shelanski has been upped to EVP/Programming, Starz Entertainment. Shelanski is responsible for Starz programming across all platforms, including acquisitions, original programming, and on-air interstitials. He will continue to report to President and COO Bill Byers. Shelanski joined the company in 1994, most recently serving as SVP/Programming.
Live + Same Day Ratings Kids Cable Network Averages (000) for Thursday, August 16, 2007, 6am-11pm, ranked by K2-11:
DISNEY CHANNEL: K2-11 1321; K6-11 983; TWEENS 9-14 933
NICKELODEON: K2-11 1295; K6-11 747; TWEENS 9-14 558
CARTOON NETWORK: K2-11 638; K6-11 459; TWEENS 9-14 339
TOON DISNEY: K2-11 193; K6-11 107; TWEENS 9-14 77
Source: MTVN Research from Nielsen Media Research Data
Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia Question: Two famous Disney dogs are named Napoleon and Lafayette. In what movie would you find these two supporting stars? THE ARISTOCATS Kudos to: Christine Ferrara- WSBK/Boston; Sherrie Brooks-TBS, Inc./Atlanta; Nancy Pines-Harrison & Star/NY; Joe Strike-StrikeForceNY/NY; Mark Buchele-Barkley/Kansas City; Leigh Ann Schwarzkopf-Lookout Marketing/Minneapolis; Al Ovadia-Al Ovadia & Associates, Inc./Calabasas, CA; Julia Bricklin-C/A, Inc./Studio City, CA; Betsy Bozdech-Common Sense Media/San Francisco; David McDermott/Venice, CA; Lee Williams-Boomstone Animation Inc./Ottawa; Claire Wilmut-Boomstone Animation Inc./Ottawa
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