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Good morning. It’s Tuesday, July 28, 2009, and this is your first early morning Kids briefing.

Temple Street Productions and Family Channel (Canada) begin production on Angel on Campus (13 episodes), a new tween/teen-targeted live-action comedy series, in Toronto. Angel on Campus revolves around two teens, Angel-In-Training (AIT) Porter Jackson who has been sent to earth to earn his wings and Carl Montclaire, a high school kid with a case of bad luck.  Porter’s assignment on Earth is to transform Carl into the most popular kid at school.  Angel on Campus was created by Frank van Keeken (Kids in the Hall, Mad About You, Billable Hours, The Dating Guy), who also serves as an executive producer.


Nick at Nite will premiere Glenn Martin, DDS, the new stop-motion animated series from Michael Eisner’s Tornante Animation, on Monday, August 17 at 8p.  The family-targeted comedy features the voices of Kevin Nealon as Glenn Martin, Catherine O’Hara as Jackie Martin and a many celebrity guest voice-overs including Betty White, Gene Simmons, Chrissie Hynde and Wendie Malick to name a few.  Following its debut, new episodes of Glenn Martin, DDS will air the rest of that week, August 18-20 at 8p, and then the series will take up residence in its regular Monday at 8p time slot from August 24.

Fox 2000‘s big screen version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid will star Zachary Gordon (National Treasure: Book of Secrets, The Brothers Bloom) as middle schooler Greg Heffley, THR.  Directed by Thor Freudenthal, the movie is based on Jeff Kinney’s books and is being produced by Nina Jacobson under her Color Force banner with Brad Simpson.  Chloe Moretz ((500) Days of Summer, Kick Ass) is expected to also be in the film as a girl in his class who is all clad in black and has a wry sense of humor.  Rachel Harris (The Hangover) will play Gordon’s mom in the movie.

In other Diary of a Wimpy Kid news … Amulet Books, an imprint of Abrams Books, is set to release the fourth book in the series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dog Days, on October 12, 2009 (October 13 in Canada).  To support the release of the title a Diary of a Wimpy Kid ice cream truck will take to the road visiting 40+ libraries across the US throughout the month of August  for details check out www.wimpykid.com .


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The popularity of young adult books, graphic novels and manga spur Boarders Group to create a new teen-focused sections, called Boarders Ink shops, at a majority of its 513 superstores beginning next month, according to the WSJ.  Of course it isn’t just kids/tweens/teens reading these books (can you say Twilight), so these new sections will be close to general fiction sections.  In addition to books the teen sections will also offer other products including everything from bookmarks to action figures and pencil cases.  The new Boarders Ink teen areas will take over space in the stores primarily from DVD and music sections that have waned in popularity.

4Kids Entertainment has set up a joint venture with TC Digital Games and Dracco Company to manage EMEA operations for the Chaotic Trading Card Game (TCG).  The new co-venture, TC Digital International, Ltd., will be responsible for sales and distribution, supply chain, marketing and communications and organized play in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for the TCG.  TC Digital Games will continue to manufacture the TCG and manage the ChaoticGame.com.  Day-to-day operations of the new company will be handled by Vauthier-Cellier, MD, Andersen, International Sales Director, Olivia Mellett, Executive Director/Finance and Operations, 4Kids International, Ann Van Dam, Sr. Brand Manager and Natasha Walker, Associate Supply Chain Manager, 4Kids International.

VIZ Media will publish a series of books for all ages based on Ponyo, the new animated feature film from Studio Ghibli and director Hayao Miyazaki.  To support the release, VIZ Media will offer the official 4-volume full-color Ponyo Film Comic (Vols. 1-2 on August 4, Vols. 3-4 on August 11), a Ponyo Picture Book (August 4), and The Art Of Ponyo (August 11), which features a collection of original art, sketches, character designs and storyboards from the movie.  Disney will release Ponyo in North America on August 14, 2009.

Chorion inks new licensing deals for the Beatrix Potter Brand, appointing Haven Licensing as a new agent for the brand in Australia and New Zealand and Bull’s Licensing for Scandinavia.  Both Haven Licensing and Bull’s Licensing will work with Chorion locally to develop and execute a brand strategy to grow the Beatrix Potter program.

Bulldog Licensing inks further deals for Out of the Blue Enterprises‘ preschool property Super Why in the UK.  New licensees are Character World (Bedding), Little Star Creations (coloring and activity books), and Redan (will include the title in its Fun To Learn line).


Peter Kleinschmidt, Director/Marketing, Licensing and Merchandising, Studio100 Media is exiting the company under mutual agreement.  Effective immediately, Patrick Elmendorff, MD, Studio100 Media will mange the division on an interim basis.


Live + Same Day Ratings Kids Cable Network Averages (000) for Saturday, July 18, 2009, 6am-11pm, ranked by K2-11:
NICKELODEON:         K2-11 1699; K6-11 979; TWEENS 9-14 739
DISNEY CHANNEL:     K2-11 1160; K6-11 847; TWEENS 9-14 763
CARTOON NETWORK: K2-11   285; K6-11 220; TWEENS 9-14 175
DISNEY XD:               K2-11   199; K6-11 123; TWEENS 9-14   94
Source: MTVN Research from Nielsen Media Research Data

Live + Same Day Ratings Kids Cable Network Averages (000) for Sunday, July 19, 2009, 6am-11pm, ranked by K2-11:
NICKELODEON:          K2-11 1620; K6-11 964; TWEENS 9-14 741
DISNEY CHANNEL:     K2-11   872; K6-11 658; TWEENS 9-14 581
CARTOON NETWORK: K2-11   379; K6-11 269; TWEENS 9-14 186
DISNEY XD:               K2-11   222; K6-11 142; TWEENS 9-14 101
Source: MTVN Research from Nielsen Media Research Data

Live + Same Day Ratings Kids Cable Network Averages (000) for Monday, July 20, 2009, 6am-11pm, ranked by K2-11:
DISNEY CHANNEL:     K2-11 1361; K6-11 1027; TWEENS 9-14 822
NICKELODEON:          K2-11 1361; K6-11   738; TWEENS 9-14 552
CARTOON NETWORK: K2-11   513; K6-11   394; TWEENS 9-14 267
DISNEY XD:               K2-11   241; K6-11   178; TWEENS 9-14 126
Source: MTVN Research from Nielsen Media Research Data

Live + Same Day Ratings Kids Cable Network Averages (000) for Tuesday, July 21, 2009, 6am-11pm, ranked by K2-11:
DISNEY CHANNEL:    K2-11 1404; K6-11 1046; TWEENS 9-14 844
NICKELODEON:         K2-11 1385; K6-11   776; TWEENS 9-14 625
CARTOON NETWORK: K2-11   559; K6-11   406; TWEENS 9-14 286
DISNEY XD:               K2-11   212; K6-11   171; TWEENS 9-14 132
Source: MTVN Research from Nielsen Media Research Data

Live + Same Day Ratings Kids Cable Network Averages (000) for Wednesday, July 22, 2009, 6am-11pm, ranked by K2-11:
DISNEY CHANNEL:     K2-11 1246; K6-11 894; TWEENS 9-14 702
NICKELODEON:          K2-11 1125; K6-11 673; TWEENS 9-14 529
CARTOON NETWORK: K2-11   588; K6-11 414; TWEENS 9-14 301
DISNEY XD:               K2-11   216; K6-11 173; TWEENS 9-14 145
Source: MTVN Research from Nielsen Media Research Data

Live + Same Day Ratings Kids Cable Network Averages (000) for Thursday, July 23, 2009, 6am-11pm, ranked by K2-11:
DISNEY CHANNEL:     K2-11 1288; K6-11 975; TWEENS 9-14 754
NICKELODEON:          K2-11 1134; K6-11 648; TWEENS 9-14 517
CARTOON NETWORK: K2-11   610; K6-11 445; TWEENS 9-14 338
DISNEY XD:               K2-11   243; K6-11 175; TWEENS 9-14 120
Source: MTVN Research from Nielsen Media Research Data

Live + Same Day Ratings Kids Cable Network Averages (000) for Friday, July 24, 2009, 6am-11pm, ranked by K2-11:
DISNEY CHANNEL:     K2-11 1283; K6-11 963; TWEENS 9-14 795
NICKELODEON:          K2-11 1138; K6-11 645; TWEENS 9-14 474
CARTOON NETWORK: K2-11   551; K6-11 416; TWEENS 9-14 355
DISNEY XD:               K2-11   298; K6-11 217; TWEENS 9-14 147
Source: MTVN Research from Nielsen Media Research Data

Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia Question: 
As a civilian, my name was Elsie Ethrington.  Who am I better known as?   SISTER BERTRILLE on THE FLYING NUN  Kudos to: Mark Rodriguez/MDR Entertainment/Valencia CA

Today’s Trivia Question:    I’m pretty tall and probably older than I look.  I came into being in Germany, then moved to London and was adopted and brought to the United States.  I now live with my wife and family.  I adore Pat Boone and my car that my wife gave me for my birthday from Diamond Jim’s Used cars.  It’s actually two cars melded together.  Who am I?   (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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