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Good morning. It’s Wednesday, July 19, 2006 and this is your first early morning Kids! briefing.


Production is underway in Alberta, Canada, on Dinosapien (15 x 30 min), a new mixed live-action/CGI series that is co-produced by BBC Worldwide, Discovery, Alberta Filmworks and CCI Entertainment.  Targeted to kids/tweens, Dinosapien is slated to bow on BBC Kids in Canada and in the US on Discovery Kids next March 2007, followed by its launch on the BBC’s CBBC in the UK next May.  Here’s the set-up: dinosaurs continue to inhabit the earth but out of sight of humans, and like humans, the dinosaurs continued to evolve. Enter Lauren, a 15 yr old whose scientist Dad has inexplicably vanished while on an expedition.  Lauren and a few friends befriend Eno, a dinosaurette, and together go in search of her Dad.

As part of Speed Racer’s 40th Anniversary merriment, Art Asylum will debut a behind-the-scenes trailer of the new animated Speed Racer online series tonight at San Diego’s Comic-Con (July 19-23).  Produced by Animagic’s Jeff Nodelman, Heavenspot, and producer/writer “Tramp” of Supreme Team Productions, the Speed Racer webisodes launch today on the new website, which also offers the trailer, downloadable music and the new Sped Racer 3D online video game.  If Spridle and Chim-Chim weren’t excited enough, Art Asylum will offer Comic-Con attendees a look at the first three webisodes, the new video game, hear a little of the upcoming Speed Racer soundtrack, which will be released at the end of the year, take a gander at a real Mach 5 and preview the new toy line.  As for the never-ending speculation and rumors about a live action Speed Racer movie, which may or may not be directed by the Wachowski brothers (The Matrix guys), well, no news yet, but a gal can dream about who will play Racer-X.


Canada’s Corus Television unveiled its 2006-2007 programming lineup, which of course includes its kids/family centric channels YTV and Treehouse.  Targeted to kids/teens 2-17, YTV’s fall programming schedule will include:

  • Erky Perky (13 x 30 min), a new original CG animated series about two lazy bug buddies, Erky and Perky, trying to make (and eat) their way back to the big city.  The series premieres September 7 at 7p; Erky Perky is produced by CCI Entertainment in association with YTV.
  • Ruby Gloom (26 x 30 min) the 2D animated series launches October 15 at 11p.  Set in Gloomsville, the series follows Ruby Gloom and her eclectic group of dark friends (Doom Kitty, Skull Boy, Misery, etc). That said Ruby, the happiest girl in the world, always finds the bright side of things.  Based on Mighty Fine Inc.’s graphic character/brand of the same name, Ruby Gloom is produced by Nelvana in association with YTV.
  • Grossology (26 x 30 min) premieres October 2006 on YTV and Discovery Kids, the series will also be streamed online simultaneously with the series launch.  Based on the Grossology book series, the show features two tweens who investigate icky crimes for the Department of Grossology.  The 2D animated series is produced by Nelvana.
  • Additional series joining YTV this fall include Bleach, The Far Out Adventures of Team Galaxy, Fatherhood, Game Gurus, Invader Zim, Malcolm in the Middle, Robotboy, Shuriken School, Viva Pinata and Weird Years, along with new episodes of a number of returning shows.

Treehouse, the preschool channel, 2006-2007 programming schedule:

  • This is Emily Yeung (65 x 6 min) is an original live-action short-form series (and follow-up to This is Daniel Cook) that follows 6 yr old Emily as she meets people and discovers the world around her.  An episode of the series will stream online from August 14, available until its on-air debut September 4. The same episode will be offered on VOD from August 21, and can be downloaded on Corus’ digital store beginning August 28.  Co-produced by Marblemedia and Sinking Ship Productions with Treehouse, single episodes of This is Emily Yeung will air Monday-Friday (8:25a, 7:25p) and on Saturdays (12p) with four episodes back-to-back.
  • The Wonder Pets (22 x 30 min) is Nickelodeon’s mixed live-action/animated series about three classroom pets and their lives when school is out.  The Wonder Pets will air Tuesdays at 5:30p beginning September 5.
  • Roll Play (52 x 4 min) is a new live-action series of narrated shorts (story or song) that aim to get kids up and moving.  Roll Play is produced by Sinking ship Productions (This is Daniel Cook) with Treehouse.  The shorts will air everyday at various times beginning September 4.

Cartoon Network Latin America has picked up three series from VIZ Media, LLC. The first two shows, Zatch Bell! (52 x 30 min) and Deko Boko Friends (61 x :30 sec), will begin airing in the region this summer, followed in early 2007 by Naruto (52 x 30 min).

Radio Disney and MobiTV have teamed-up to launch a Radio Disney mobile channel.  Consumers will be able to receive the Radio Disney mobile channel via their mobile phones.  The channel will be broadcast on MobiTV’s MobiRadio service, which is available in the US via Sprint, Cingular and Alltel.


Encore Software has entered into a multi-year pact with Hasbro Properties Group to publish new PC CD-ROM versions of a number of Hasbro’s board games in North America.  Monopoly and Scrabble will be the first of the new game titles, with Monopoly Here & Now featuring a new game board with modern locations, and will be available for holiday 2006.  Titles slated for release in 2007 include Yahtzee, Clue and the Game of Life.  Encore Software is a unit of Navarre Corporation.

Majesco Entertainment, Konami Digital Entertainment and DIC Entertainment have released Strawberry Shortcake Dance Dance Revolution, a Plug’N’Play version of the Konami video game.  The edition features Strawberry Shortcake characters and music.


Brian Black has been appointed VP/Interactive Media, Concrete Pictures.  Black will help grow Concrete’s branding efforts into the interactive market and he will head up Concrete’s new West Cost office slated to open its doors in Santa Monica, CA on August 1.  Most recently Black was a consulting Creative Director/User Experience Group, DirecTV.  Previously he was EVP & Creative Director/Interactive and Convergent Media Group, Pittard Sullivan.


Weekly Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported networks, Total Day and Primetime Rankings among K2-11 (000) 7/10-7/16/06:
Total Day        (000)  Primetime        (000)
NICK:             1209   DSNY*:            1452
DSNY*:            948   CARTOON:          881
CARTOON:        793   NAN**:              563
NAN**:             563   TOON DIS:         164
TOON DIS.:       170   MTV:                  102
NOG/THE N:        94   ANIMAL PLANET:  101
MTV:                  86   ESPN:                  99
NICKTOONS:       68   BET:                    96
ANIMAL PLANET:  65   DISCOVERY:         96
DISCOVERY:        60   NICKTOONS:        80
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.

Weekly Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported networks, Total Day and Primetime Rankings among K6-11 (000) 7/10-7/16/06:
Total Day       (000)  Primetime   (000)
NICK:              726   DSNY*:            1120
DSNY*:            634   CARTOON:         665
CARTOON:        586   NAN**:             430
NAN**:            430   TOON DIS:         100
TOON DIS.:       103   ANIMAL PLANET:  76
MTV:                  68   DISCOVERY:        72
ANIMAL PLANET:  48   MTV:                  69
BET:                   43   ESPN:                 69
DISCOVERY:        38   BET:                   68
NICKTOONS:        41   NICKTOONS:       41
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.

Weekly, Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported Networks, Total Day and Primetime Rankings among Tweens 9-14 (000) 7/10-7/16/06:
Total Day  (000) Primetime        (000)
NICK:         540   DSNY*:             939
DSNY*:       529   CARTOON:        500
NAN**:       458   NAN**:            458
CARTOON:   401   MTV:                191
MTV:           163   DISCOVERY:      107
BET:             81   BET:                 101
TOON DIS.:   64   ESPN:                 99
DISCOVERY:  60   COMEDY:            82
ESPN:           55   TOON DIS:          64
COMEDY:      46   ANIMAL PLANET:  60
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.

Live + Same Day Ratings Kids Cable Network Averages (000) for Saturday, July 15, 2006, 6am-11pm, ranked by K2-11:
NICKELODEON:         K2-11 1053; K6-11 707; TWEENS 9-14 534
DISNEY CHANNEL:     K2-11  915; K6-11 579; TWEENS 9-14 483
CARTOON NETWORK: K2-11  697; K6-11 546; TWEENS 9-14 390
TOON DISNEY:          K2-11  112; K6-11   45; TWEENS 9-14   25
Source: MTVN Research from Nielsen Media Research Data

Live + Same Day Ratings Kids Cable Network Averages (000) for Sunday, July 16, 2006, 6am-11pm, ranked by K2-11:
DISNEY CHANNEL:     K2-11 1061; K6-11 706; TWEENS 9-14 598
NICKELODEON:         K2-11   989; K6-11 686; TWEENS 9-14 472
CARTOON NETWORK: K2-11   616; K6-11 466; TWEENS 9-14 267
TOON DISNEY:          K2-11   103; K6-11   61; TWEENS 9-14   31
Source: MTVN Research from Nielsen Media Research Data

Live + Same Day Ratings Kids Cable Network Averages (000) for Monday, July 17, 2006, 6am-11pm, ranked by K2-11:
NICKELODEON:         K2-11 1521; K6-11 884; TWEENS 9-14 682
DISNEY CHANNEL:     K2-11 1201; K6-11 832; TWEENS 9-14 693
CARTOON NETWORK: K2-11  944; K6-11 697; TWEENS 9-14 454
TOON DISNEY:          K2-11    81; K6-11   47; TWEENS 9-14  40
Source: MTVN Research from Nielsen Media Research Data

Answer to Yesterday’s trivia question
: Who ruled the land of Duloc?   LORD FARQUADD from SHREK  Kudos to: Jordan Breslow-MediaCom U.S./NY;  Jaclyn Mellinger-MindShare/NY; Susan Engel-Bender/Helper Impact/NY;  Kristina Calvin-ACNielsen Market Decisions/Covington, KY 

Today’s Trivia Question: Where would you find Ashley Spinelli? ( click here 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
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