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Cartoon Network Adds 2 CGI Series Weekday Mornings

Cartoon Network is adding 3D animated series, SITTING DUCKS and PECOLA, to air weekday mornings, starting April 21, 2003. "PECOLA and SITTING DUCKS are both whimsical and sweet series that feature popular CGI animation. We think they'll be perfect additions to our weekday morning line-up," said Jim Samples, gm/vp of Cartoon Network.

SITTING DUCKS is inspired by Michael Bedard's internationally known series of airbrushed paintings, posters and books. It follows the adventures of Bill, a duck, and Aldo, an alligator. Bill's neighbors in idyllic Ducktown, Ed, Oly and Waddle, often drag the mismatched duo into wacky, and sometimes dangerous adventures. Aldo shows remarkable restraint and patience with his feathered friends, but other gators, who reside in neighboring Swampwood, are more interested in ducks as snacks than as pals. This series was created using CGI technology by Creative Capers and Krislin Studios for Sitting Duck Productions and Universal Pictures Visual Programming.

PECOLA is the third production from Nelvana's state-of-the-art 3D facility in Toronto about a cube-headed penguin living in colorful Cube Town, a tiny, perfect place where everything is square the buildings, the parks, even the residents. The only thing slightly off-kilter is Pecola, a curious and eager little penguin. Whether he's trying to help the local mail carrier win a big award or generating some excitement for Cube City's fire department, Pecola is always in the middle of the action. Nelvana produced PECOLA with Japan's Milky Cartoon and Yomiko Advertising in association with TELETOON, Canada. Both series premiered in Canada. Cartoon Network's Website is located at CartoonNetwork.com.

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