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Canadian Debut Of Wobbly Land And Frances

Ontario's public educational media organization TVO will launch two of HIT Ent's animated series: WOBBLY LAND and FRANCES.

TVO has committed to airing 26 five-minute episodes of WOBBLY LAND and six 11-minute episodes of FRANCES. WOBBLY LAND airs Monday through Friday at 11:55 a.m. during TVO's early learning programming block "Gisele's Big Backyard," and FRANCES airs Sundays at 8:15 a.m.

WOBBLY LAND, produced by HIT Ent., is a wonderfully wobbly and quirky series set in a "fuzzy felt" world -- a topsy-turvy place that looks like a soft, bouncy play mat where the trees squeak when you hug them and grass grows on the sun. WOBBLY LAND celebrates play and encourages children to use their imagination to entertain and express themselves. Enchantment reigns as children meet Wobbly Land's wondrous characters: Wobbly Red Man who lives in Corley Snake Road, the fairies who live under the biggest flower in the park, the neighbors -- Molly, Layla, Num Num, Dadden-ga, Small Grey and, of course, clumsy Peacock and Donkey Lamb.

FRANCES, from The Jim Henson Company and HIT Ent., is a preschool comedy series based on the classic Russell Hoban books about a precocious and high-spirited badger by the name of Frances. FRANCES is brought to life through innovative, state of the art digital puppetry and vibrantly animated using the Henson Digital Puppetry Studio, a groundbreaking technology which allows performers to puppeteer and voice digital characters in real time.

FRANCES is a celebration of the preschool spirit -- with all its dramatic highs and lows. Like many young children, Frances is fun-loving, determined and highly imaginative, expressing herself through original poems and songs. In fact, each episode features two songs -- about feelings ranging from pride in a new toy to frustration in having a baby sister, all invented and sung by Frances. Joining Frances in her daily adventures are her little sister, Gloria, her mom and dad, and her best friend, Albert.

For more information about WOBBLY LAND and FRANCES on TVO, visit www.tvokids.com.

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