Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Cynopsis: Kids!

Good morning. It’s Tuesday, July 5, 2011, and this is your first early morning Kids briefing. 

Cartoon Network Latin America acquires YooHoo & Friends (52×11) animated eco-adventure series from by LA-based Toonzone Studios and financed by ADC Licensing.  Cartoon Network Latin America plans to begin airing the series in 2012.  YooHoo & Friends follows five cute, furry tailed heroes, each based on real endangered species, on a quest to save the planet from weird eco-disasters, caused by their unenlightened former human selves.  As they travel the globe the group is rewarded with special gems planted around the planet by the show’s host, Father Time.  In collecting all the gems from around the world the group could reverse centuries of destruction. The YooHoo & Friends series is created and produced by Toonzone’s David Feiss (creator – Cow and Chicken, I Am Weasel), and is written by Thomas Krajewski (writer – The FairlyOdd Parents) and art directed by Deane Taylor (Nightmare Before Christmas).

Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides from has sailed passed the $1 billion worldwide box office mark over the holiday weekend; earning $234.2 million domestically, and $774+ million internationally.  Directed by Rob Marshall, is now the eighth movie ever to cross the worldwide $1 billion threshold, per Coming Soon.  For actor Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is the third of his movies to bust the $1 billion take, the others were Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and Alice in Wonderland, and the fourth Disney movie to cross the $1 billion milestone, the other being Toy Story 3.  On Stranger Tides now stands as Disney’s biggest international movie release in its history.

Paramount and Michael Bay‘s Transformers: Dark of the Moon lit up the July 4th holiday with a new all time box off take for its first six days of $399.1 million; $181.1 million domestically and $218 million internationally.  The movie, which opened in traditional 2D theaters as well as 3D theaters, now stands as the top opener for a July 4 holiday weekend, $116.4 million, knocking Sony’s Spider-Man 2 out of the way, which earned $115.8 million upon its release in 2004, per THR.  The movie is also the third biggest worldwide movie release ever.


The holiday weekend saw the debut of the animated short-form webisode series Martha & Friends ( www.marthaandfriends.com), from A Squared Entertainment, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and AOL, via AOLKids.  Designed to encourage kids to use their creativity, promote independent thinking and celebrate friendship, Marta & Friends (26 episodes, each 3-5 minutes long) features an animated 10-year-old Martha and her best friends and two dogs as they solve problems and do craft projects.  In addition to the webisodes, which air every other week, the kid/family targeted site features interactive games, activities and how-to/do-it-yourself projects from Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.  Hallmark Channel also aired the animated special Martha’s Fourth (1×30).  Further animated holiday specials based on he series are in the works.  Additionally, the plan is to expand the Martha & Friends brand into the licensing arena, including a branded line of merchandising products.

Spain’s BRB Internacional joins the Spanish launch of Voddler ( www.voddler.com ), a European online movie downloading service, which is similar to Netflix, and is set to open up shop for pilot testing this month in Spain.  BRB becomes one of first local content partners for the online on-demand streaming service, which allows users to screen movies and TV series from the US and Europe via computer, cell phone or even Internet-connected TV-sets.  Many of BRB’s series will be available via Voddler from the outset.

Atlantyca Entertainment‘s mouse author Geronimo Stilton will be featured on Alitalia‘s Airbus A320 Specials.  Under a deal between RAI Sales Management and Alitalia, an episode of the animated Geronimo Stilton series will be included as part of the kid-targeted Italian and international animated programming lineup for long-distance flights on the airline’s Airbus A320 Specials.  Geronimo Stilton (26×23) is a co-production of Atlantyca and Moonscoop.

Rainmaker Entertainment ( www.rainmaker.com ) has completed production on its animated short, Luna.  The short has been selected to screen at the Siggraph Computer Animation Festival this August in Vancouver ( www.siggraph.org/s2011/ ).  A full Rainmaker in-house production, Luna is based on a concept by in-hour producer Luke Carroll, and written and produced by Catherine Winder and directed by Donna Brockopp.  The animated short revolves around the flirtatious dance between a debonair caterpillar named Silky and a graceful moth named Luna.  Luna is perplexed over their situation, is it a story of unrequited love at first sight or will true feelings be revealed?  Originally produced in 2D, which is how Luna will be screened at Siggraph Electronic Theater, Rainmaker is completing a 3D stereo version of the film and will also host a screening in Vancouver of that version.

The preschool/family aimed, interactive, health-focused, musical stage show The Ohmies: Morning Wish Garden ( www.theohmies.com ) will continue its run in New York City, at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, through September 25.  The show is performed in an open theater space where kids can sit on mats and take part in the story by singing along and hop like a grasshopper, slither like a snake and fly like a butterfly, among other things.


Parragon signs on to publish a line of books based on the new Power Rangers Samurai series, under a deal put together by licensing agent CPLG UK and Power Rangers licensor Saban Brands.   Featuring various formats, including coloring books, sticker & activity books, novelty titles, 3D storybooks and treasuries, and key category of annual for the UK market, the Power Rangers Samurai books will release first in the US, prior to their release in UK from February 2012.  Power Rangers Samurai debuted on Nickelodeon US in February 2011 and then on its UK channel in May.  Bandai will release a line of Power Rangers Samurai toys in the UK this month, followed by a line of series themed consumer products.

Sanrio and Marvel Entertainment both enter into new licensing deals with Vandor ( www.vandorproducts.com ) to produce licensed consumer goods.

  • Sanrio inks a new licensing pact with Vandor to produce a collection of Hello Kitty Products.  The initially collection debuts this summer and will feature Hello Kitty on products including eco-friendly shopper totes, ceramic mugs and travel mugs. Vandor picks up the license for Marvel‘s Super Heroes, Bruce Lee and Jimi Hendrix
  • Vandor will feature the new licenses on drinkware (e.g. ceramic bugs, stainless steel water bottles etc.), shopper totes, as well as featuring their likenesses on tin totes, boxes, and signs, and on a range of stationery items (e.g. lenticular cover notebooks, card sets and sticky notes.

P2 Games, an interactive game publisher, signs license deals with Classic Media to produce apps based on Postman Pat, Guess With Jess and TingaTinga Tales, and JCB for the My 1st JCB and JCB Boys brands, and Start Licensing for Tracy Beaker.  Additionally, P2 Games is also extending its relationship with Entertainment One and will be launching the first app for Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom, a new Peppa Pig app exclusive to iPad, called Peppa Pig’s Party Time, and a second Humf app, titled Humf’s Playtime.


Weekend Box Office Estimates for kids/tweens/teens rated G, PG or PG-13; July 4th Holiday Weekend, July 1-4, 2011:
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (Paramount (DreamWorks)) PG-13      $116.4m-1 wk total $181.1m
Cars 2 (Buena Vista) G                                                                 $32.1m-2 wk total $123.0m
Larry Crowne (Universal) PG-13                                                    Opening Weekend $15.7m
Super 8 (Paramount) PG-13                                                          $9.5m-4 wk total $110.1m
Monte Carlo (Fox) PG                                                                   Opening Weekend $8.8m
Green Lantern (Warner Bros.) PG-13                                             $8.0m-3 wk total $103.7m
Mr. Popper’s Penguins (Fox) PG                                                     $6.9m-3 wk total $51.9m
Midnight in Paris (Sony Classics) PG-13                                          $4.3m-7 wk total $34.5m
X-Men: First Class (Fox) PG-13                                                      $3.7m-5 wk total $139.4m
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Buena Vista) PG-13        $2.7m-7 wk total $234.2m
Source: Rentrak ( www.rentrak.com )

CASTING: Disney Channel and Disney XD are looking for kid/teen actors/actresses, singers and dancers for upcoming TV series and TV movies.  Disney will hold an open casting call in Richmond, Virginia on Saturday, July 9, 9a-3p at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.  An application and a monologue will be provided upon arrival.  There is no fee to audition.  All minors must be accompanied throughout the audition process by a parent or guardian.  Further information can be found at www.disneychannel.com/opencall .

Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia: On what show were the astronauts stranded in the Stone Age?  IT’S ABOUT TIME  Kudos to: Jane Pook/NY; Keith Manzella-Eastwest MG/NY; Dennis Nance-Turner Broadcasting/Atlanta; Wally Leisering-Cartoon Network/Atlanta; Jeph Loeb-Marvel Television/Manhattan Beach; Richard Quan-Butler Shine Stern Partners/San Francisco; Pat Brady CESD/LA;

Today’s Trivia Question:  The local fast food joint on this show is called the Candy Bar.  What’s the name of the show?  (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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