Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

 

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Cynopsis: Kids!

08/05/09

Good morning. It’s Wednesday, August 5, 2009, and this is your first early morning Kids briefing.

Stephenie Meyer, the author of the Twilight book series in case you have been traveling outside our galaxy, will be the focus of Bluewater ProductionsFemale Force comic book.  Two versions of the biographic comic about Meyer will debut just before Summit Entertainment’s November 20, 2009 release of the third movie based on her books, The Twilight Saga: New Moon.  Penned by Ryan Burton, Female Force: Stephenie Meyer comic will be narrated, according to Burton, by “a very recognizable and iconic vampire.”  Gets ya thinking doesn’t it?  The comic will be available as a standard 22-page edition and also as a double-sized collector’s edition that will feature a range of extras such as a history of Forks (duh … the town where the Twilight series is set).  Dave MacNeil is drawing the title, with cover art created by Vinnie Tartamella.  Previous Female Force subjects include Hilary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Sarah Palin and Princess Diana.

NEW PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT

Steve Zahn joins the cast of Fox 2000‘s movie Diary of a Wimpy Kid, per Variety.  Zahn will star as the dad of middle schooler Greg, played by Zachary Gordon, and opposite Rachael Harris as the mom.  Directed by Thor Freudenthal, the movie is based on Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid books.

MORE KIDS STUFF

Disney Channel premieres the second season of its series The Suite Life on Deck, on Friday, August 7 at 8:30p.  The new season includes new characters and special guest appearances, including Jordin Sparks, Charo, Kurt Warner (NFL), Ed Begley, Jr. and magician Justin Kredible.

Open Mind Productions unveils new developments for the preschool property Numberjacks.  The second season of Numberjacks is set to premiere on CBeebies (UK) from October 2009, which is comprised of 20 x 15 new episodes for a total of 65×15.  Numberjacks will also debut on the Red Button service beginning this October, offering viewers a fully interactive experience with a new quiz.  Additionally, Open Mind Productions and ITV DVD release their co-produced a DVD Special, Numberjacks: Seaside Adventure, this week.

This week marks the launch of a MakeItRuby .com a new tween girl-targeted online DIY magazine.  Designed to encourage girls to be creative, the site features Ruby an animated tween girl and a range of projects that can be completed in three steps with easily found items or very low cost.  Based in LA, Make It Ruby was co-founded by Joie Gharrity, a former creative executive for Disney-ABC Television Group’s Stage 9 Digital Media, and John Frazier, an art director and stylist.

People CD, creators of the Zac web browser Zone for Autistic Children, has launched the new tween-targeted web browser www.tweensbrowser.com .  Its colorful interface, built for multiple platforms including PCs, netbooks, tablet PCs, touchscreen PCs and the Wii remote, steers kids toward appropriate content and filters sites for violence, racism, pornography and chat, automatically blocking the offensive stuff.

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will release the new DVD collection Inspector Gadget: Go, Go Gadget Collection on September 9, 2009.  Featuring the voices of Don Adams and Frank Welker, the collection includes 10×30 episodes of Cookie Jar Entertainment’s animated series and a free Gadget Decoder Game.

MARKETING/LICENSING

Coolabi inks a license deal for Purple Ronnie with Venom, a video game accessory provider.  Purple Ronnie’s image and poems will be featured on Venom’s products including its line of Nintendo DSi and DS Lite accessories, a flip and play case (with stylus), a six-pack of game storage cases and Ronnie’s Purple Pack, an accessory pack including styluses, headphones, screen protectors, wrist straps and other items.  The first Purple Ronnie products will roll out at the end of the month.

RATINGS

Weekly Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported networks, Total Day and Primetime Rankings among K2-11 (000) 7/27-8/2/09 :
Total Day      (000)   Primetime       (000)
NICK°:            1173    DSNY*:             1575
DSNY*:           1141    NAN**:               629
CARTOON:        618    CARTOON:           585
NAN**:            426    NOGGIN:              378
NOGGIN:          271    DXD:                   180
ADSM**:          228    NICKTOONS:        153
DXD:                175    ESPN:                  102
NICKTOONS:     109    TLC:                      79
BET:                   52    DISCOVERY:          72
TLC:                   48    BET:                      67
Source: Disney Research from Nielsen Media Research Data Live + SD Data
*Disney Channel is not an ad supported cable network, unlike the others in this listing.
**Denotes a network that broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24hr day.
°Nickelodeon Total Day 6a-11p

Weekly Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported networks, Total Day and Primetime Rankings among K6-11 (000) 7/27-8/2/09 :
Total Day        (000) Primetime       (000)
DSNY*:             819    DSNY*:             1174
NICK°:              710    NAN**:               487
CARTOON:         438    CARTOON:          430
NAN**:             320    DXD:                  136
ADSM**:           174    NICKTOONS:        86
DXD:                 130    NOGGIN:             72
NICKTOONS:       67    ESPN:                  65
NOGGIN:             60    TLC:                    58
TLC:                    36    DISCOVERY:        49
BET:                    34    BET:                   45
Source: Disney Research from Nielsen Media Research Data Live + SD Data
*Disney Channel is not an ad supported cable network, unlike the others in this listing.
**Denotes a network that broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24hr day.
°Nickelodeon Total Day 6a-11p

Weekly Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported Networks, Total Day and Primetime Rankings among Tweens 9-14 (000) 7/27-8/2/09 :
Total Day  (000)   Primetime      (000)
DSNY*:        694     DSNY*:             904
NICK:          548     NAN**:              548
NAN**:        413     CARTOON:         319
CARTOON:    317     DXD:                102
ADSM**:      237     ESPN:                 94
DXD:            104     TLC:                   76
MTV:              76     BET:                   75
BET:               53     MTV:                  71
THE N:            52     THE N:               62
ESPN:             52     DISCOVERY:       62
Source: Disney Research from Nielsen Media Research Data Live + SD Data
*Disney Channel is not an ad supported cable network, unlike the others in this listing.
**Denotes a network that broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24hr day.
°Nickelodeon Total Day 6a-11p

Live + Same Day Ratings Kids Cable Network Averages (000) for Saturday, August 1, 2009, 6am-11pm, ranked by K2-11:
NICKELODEON:         K2-11 1247; K6-11 850; TWEENS 9-14 657
DISNEY CHANNEL:     K2-11 1102; K6-11 718; TWEENS 9-14 529
CARTOON NETWORK: K2-11   513; K6-11 334; TWEENS 9-14 246
DISNEY XD:               K2-11   186; K6-11 123; TWEENS 9-14 96
Source: MTVN Research from Nielsen Media Research Data

Live + Same Day Ratings Kids Cable Network Averages (000) for Sunday, August 2, 2009, 6am-11pm, ranked by K2-11:
DISNEY CHANNEL:     K2-11 1386; K6-11 902; TWEENS 9-14 702
NICKELODEON:          K2-11 1048; K6-11 644; TWEENS 9-14 504
CARTOON NETWORK: K2-11   628; K6-11 450; TWEENS 9-14 293
DISNEY XD:               K2-11   170; K6-11 112; TWEENS 9-14   76
Source: MTVN Research from Nielsen Media Research Data

Live + Same Day Ratings Kids Cable Network Averages (000) for Monday, August 3, 2009, 6am-11pm, ranked by K2-11:
NICKELODEON:         K2-11 1249; K6-11 740; TWEENS 9-14 576
DISNEY CHANNEL:     K2-11 1197; K6-11 899; TWEENS 9-14 741
CARTOON NETWORK: K2-11   573; K6-11 429; TWEENS 9-14 333
DISNEY XD:               K2-11   193; K6-11 141; TWEENS 9-14 103
Source: MTVN Research from Nielsen Media Research Data


Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia Question:  Whose catch phrase is “Let the cartoons being!”?  KING OF CARTOONS on PEEWEE’S PLAYHOUSE  Kudos to:  Kathy May-Fisher Price/NY; Dennis Nance-Turner Broadcasting/Atlanta; Dusty Ratledge-Scripps Networks/Knoxville; Sasha Wolff/NY; Jimmy Cuomo-Artboy Inc./Hollywood; Steve Behling-Disney Publishing Worldwide/Glendale; Jennifer Ripley-THQ; Linda Jones-Cartoon Network/LA; Mark Bishop-marblemedia/Toronto

Today’s Trivia Question:  Thundercat’s alien feline twins, Wilykit and Wilykat are from what planet?   (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.)

Later — Gwen
 Gwen Billings for Cynopsis Kids!
08.05.09

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JOB OPENING: SR RESEARCH ANALYST/ABC Burbank: Min 2 yrs exp in TV/digital research, apt at Nielsen, strong written, PC & analytical skills, college degree req. Apply at: www.disneyabcjobs.com (8/12)

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JOB OPENING: TRAFFIC & SERVICING MGR: Beverly Hills Int’l TV distribution co. seeks traffic & servicing manager with min. 2 years experience ordering &delivering video elements.  Email resume to [email protected] (8/6)


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Starting This Thursday on IFC
Chris Kattan stars in
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A 3 Night Comedy Musical Mini-Series Event
 August 6th , 7th and 8th at 10pm on IFC
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SITUATION WANTED:  WEB DESIGNER (LA): Designer/Entrepreneur seeks partner to take social network web site to next level. WWW.Tagmyspace.tv . Contact  Randy – [email protected] (8/11)

SITUATION WANTED:  DOCUMENTARY. PRODUCER, DIRECTOR, WRITER A.C.E. in L.A. Credits: National Geo, PBS, Discovery, History CH, TLC and MSNBC. Contact email: [email protected] (8/11)

SITUATION WANTED: PRODUCER/WRITER: Over seven yrs experience in TV & digital media. Highly creative, tackles everything from conception to completion; comedy, sports, news and entertainment background; NYC. [email protected] (8/7)

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