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Cynopsis: Kids!

Good morning. It’s Tuesday, August 30, 2011, and this is your first early morning Kids briefing.

DreamWorks Animation enters into a unique distribution deal with the Chinese online TV company Youku.com ( www.youku.com ) for the rights to the animated King Fu Panda movies in Mainland China.  Under the deal both Kung Fu Panda movies (Kung Fu Panda and Kung Fu Panda 2) are available for on-demand viewing via Youku Premium, and following the pay TV viewing window will then debut on Youku’s Hollywood Movie Channel.  This marks the first time that DreamWorks Animation movie titles, which are distributed by paramount Pictures, will be available via on online platform in China.

Televisa Networks is set to launch TiiN, its new tween/teen 10-16 targeted channel, on Cablevision and Sky channel 317 in Mexico on September 5, 2011, per TTV media news.  The new TiiN channel takes the space previously held by American Network.  TiiN, which will also feature an interactive multiplatform content (online, social networks with apps), will offer a range of programming including videos and music shows, movies as well as programming focusing on fashion, technology and the environment.  Tiin’s programming lineup will include the youth-aimed telenovelas including Consentidos (Spoiled), Atrevete a sonar (Dare to Dream) and Atraccion x 4, the series Q-Rios, as well as movies such as El verano de los Plumm (A Plumm Summer), Brazalete magico (The Magic Bracelet), Piedras y palos (Sticks and Stones), Lassie, Los lentes magicos de Moe, Calabozos y Dragones (Dungeons and Dragons) and Space Chimps.


Disney Channel picks up a third season of its live-action comedy Good Luck Charlie.  The series will head back into production in LA for a new season premiere in early 2012.  This December the network will premiere the new original TV movie, Good Lucky Charlie, It’s Christmas!, which in addition to the regular cast features guest stars Debra Monk (Damages, Grey’s Anatomy) and Michael Kagan (Desperate Housewives).  Created by Phil Baker and Drew Vaupen (Suddenly Susan and What I Like About You), Good Luck Charlie is executive produced by Baker, Vaupen and Dan Staley (Cheers, Love & Money).

Aircraft Pictures and Dolphin Entertainment have begun production on the second season of the tween-targeted live-action comedy What’s Up, Warthogs! (20×22) for Family Channel (Canada).  Created by Alex Diaz and Julie Sagalowsky-Diaz, showrunner Dean Batali (That 70’s Show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) returns to head up the writing team, which includes Diaz and Sagalowsky-Diaz, Brendan Duffy, Skander Halim, Barbara Haynes and Teresa Hsiao.  The series is produced by Anthony Leo of Aircraft Pictures (Todd and the Book of Pure Evil) and executive produced by Andrew Rosen of Aircraft Pictures and Bill O’Dowd of Dolphin Entertainment (Zoey 101, Ned’s Declassified).  The first season of What’s Up, Warthogs! Is currently airing on Family Channel and Disney XD Canada.

In other Disney XD (Canada) programming news  the channel will debut the second season of the animated series Kick Buttowski  Suburban Daredevil this Monday, September 5, Labor Day, at 5:30p.  The new season debut is part of a 10-hour Kick Buttowski marathon 11a-9p.  The second season of Kick Buttowski  Suburban Daredevil will feature guest voiceovers by NBA star Dwight Howard (center, Orlando Magic) and Entourage’s Emmanuelle Chriqui in the first episode.  Other guest stars for the new season include, Tony Hawk, Ed O’Neill, Rico Rodriguez and Debby Reynolds, Will Forte, and Jay Harris (ESPN SportsCenter).  New season episodes will air regularly Sundays at 8:30p from September 11.  In Canada, Disney XD is part of the Astral Media company.

Indie producer/distributor Marvista Entertainment will debut the second season of Prank Patrol Australia (13×30) at Mipcom this fall.  ABC Television commissioned the Australian version of Prank Patrol, the kid-targeted reality series created by Canada’s Apartment 11 Productions and produced by activeTV Australia, for its kid’s channel ABC 3.  Additionally, CBBC (UK), a digital channel aimed at K6-12, has picked up all 39 episodes of season two of Prank Patrol Australia.  The series broadcasts in the UK as Prank Patrol Down Under.  CBBC previously licensed 26×30 episodes of the first season of Prank Patrol Australia.

Program Call:  Cynopsis Media will be producing our annual MIPCOM Shopping Guide sent to all Cynopsis and Cynopsis Kids subscribers on Thursday, September 29, the week before MIPCOM 2011 in Cannes. If you’re exhibiting programming at MIPCOM or MIP Jr. this year, please send us only the following info for your top 5 shows: title, availability date, number of episodes, length, type (i.e., movie, series, special, etc.), genre and your terms (barter, cash, etc.) as well as your company’s stand/booth location.  To be included in this free and highly-read special edition, please send your submission to Lisa Ball at: [email protected] no later than Friday, September 23, 2011. A confirmation email will be sent following each submission from Lisa (if you don’t receive a confirmation email, please resubmit).


Radio Disney launches the first N.B.T. (Next Big Thing) eight-city concert tour this Monday, September 5, Labor Day, in Chicago.  Sponsored by Invisalign Teen, the tour will feature artists from season four of N.B.T., as well as former N.B.T. artists, in NYC, Boston, St. Louis, Atlanta, LA, San Francisco, and wraps up in Florida on Saturday, December 10, 2011.  Invisalign is also launching the Straight Up Celebration Sweepstakes this Thursday, September 1.  N.B.T. is a ten-week multiplatform segment and competition that showcases new songs by new and up and coming artists.  Fans can listen and watch the artists via Radio Disney and Disney Channel and then vote for their favorites online at RadioDisney.com ( www.radiodisney.com ) and Facebook.com/RadioDisney ( www.facebook.com/radiodisney) or text NBT to Disney.


Saban Brands appoints John Hardman as Director/Development and Programming.  In his new position Harman will oversee creative development and production of content for Saban Brands’ properties, which includes development of multiplatform content for intellectual properties acquired by the company.  Hardman most recently was with Kids WB! Where over the course of five years he oversaw development and programming for series including Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Jackie Chan Adventures, among others.  He previously toiled for Klasky Csupo.

Charter Communications bolsters its senior management team with the appointment of Robert E. Quicksilver as EVP and Chief Administrative Officer, who will join the company effective September 6, 2011.  Quicksilver will oversee Charter’s legal, government affairs, human resources and ad sales teams.  Most recently Quicksilver was with the Washington, D.C. office of Patton Boggs, a public policy law firm, where he is a partner in the Technology/Communications and Business group.  Previously Quicksilver held management positions at media companies, including serving as President/Network Distribution, Fox Broadcasting Company, VP and General Counsel, Sinclair Broadcast Group, VP and General Counsel, River City Broadcasting and Chief Content Officer, TidalTV.

Canada-based Shaftesbury names Jay Switzer, formerly President and CEO/Chum Limited, to its board of directors.  A veteran of the Canadian arts and media industry, Switzer was part of the development and launch of Chum’s niche networks including MuchMusic.  Switzer is also co-founder and was Chair of Hollywood Suite, which recently launched a multiplatform four channel HD specialty movie package in Canada.  He also serves on the boards of Canadian media companies William F. White International (Comweb Group) and OUTtv, as well as the Canadian Centre for Diversity.  Switzer is a former Vice Chair/Canadian Association of Broadcasters and a former longtime Governor of the Banff Television Foundation.


Live + Same Day Ratings Kids Cable Network Averages (000) for Thursday, August 25, 2011, 6am-11pm, ranked by K2-11:
DISNEY CHANNEL:     K2-11 1062; K6-11 677; TWEENS 9-14 492
NICKELODEON:          K2-11 1021; K6-11 522; TWEENS 9-14 447
CARTOON NETWORK: K2-11   585; K6-11 351; TWEENS 9-14 241
DISNEY XD:               K2-11   243; K6-11 170; TWEENS 9-14 136
NICKTOONS:              K2-11    79; K6-11   55; TWEENS 9-14   52
Source: MTVN Research from Nielsen Media Research Data

Live + Same Day Ratings Kids Cable Network Averages (000) for Friday, August 26, 2011, 6am-11pm, ranked by K2-11:
DISNEY CHANNEL:    K2-11 1125; K6-11 731; TWEENS 9-14 555
NICKELODEON:         K2-11 1093; K6-11 593; TWEENS 9-14 448
CARTOON NETWORK: K2-11   474; K6-11 298; TWEENS 9-14 244
DISNEY XD:               K2-11   191; K6-11 158; TWEENS 9-14 119
NICKTOONS:              K2-11   110; K6-11   82; TWEENS 9-14   66
Source: MTVN Research from Nielsen Media Research Data

Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia Question: What television family lived in Orbit City?  THE JETSONS  Also the Jetsons, at the time of its debut, it was the first program ever to be broadcast in color on ABC-TV.  Kudos to: Maria Lisa Nerahoo-Nickelodeon/NY; Brad Stern-Floral Park, NY; Randi Cohen Coblenz-Studio Kinate/Fairfax, VA; Monica Karloczy/City: NY; William “Chip” Beaman-Soundelux Design Music Group/Hollywood; Michael Ross-The Hub/Burbank;  Sabrina Sparlin-CESD Talent Agency/Los Angeles; Sair Rappaport-The Hub/Burbank

Today’s Trivia Question:   In “High School Musical,” what is the name of Sharpay’s Assistant?    (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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