Press Release from Cartoon Network Enterprises
Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE) and Hot Topic are serving up a chain-wide retail exclusive for two of the network's top-rated original comedy series, CHOWDER and FLAPJACK. The recently-launched program features juniors t-shirts and fashion tops from Now and Zen, the brands' previously-announced apparel partner, as well as a full range of all-new accessories from Loungefly, including totes, key chains and buttons.
The two brands, which are featured in Cartoon Network's popular HAR HAR THARSDAYS comedy block on Thursday nights, will be highlighted at all Hot Topic retail locations nationwide as well as on HotTopic.com.
"Hot Topic has been a great long-term partner for Cartoon Network and has had tremendous success launching new programs in the specialty market," said Christina Miller, vice president, CNE. "Chowder and Flapjack are two brands with unique and charming characters that are great fits for the Hot Topic customer, and we're excited to launch this program and build on our success in this space."
Created by C.H. Greenblatt, CHOWDER chronicles the magical misadventures of a young chef's apprenticeship in the fantastical city of Marzipan where each day is filled with surreal situations and avoiding one disaster after another. During its first season run on Cartoon Network, CHOWDER was the network's #1 prime-time program among kids 6-11 and boys 6-11 and reached more than 11.5 million kids during its 13 week run, according to Nielsen Media Research. Additionally, with new episodes debuting on Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT), the series is the main course to the network's HAR HAR THARSDAYS which airs from 7:30 - 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT) each week and provides kids with destination viewing for their favorite comedy series.
FLAPJACK is centered upon the lives of an impressionable young boy, Flapjack, and his two advice-giving best friends: a crusty old pirate called Captain K'nuckles and a wise-talking blue whale, Bubbie, whose mouth they call "home, sweet home." Armed with an overwhelming desire to be known as a true "Adventurer," Flapjack will do anything -- and this means anything! -- to follow his quest to reach a fabled floating island, no matter the number of insurmountable obstacles or overwhelming dangers he might face. THE MARVELOUS MISADVENTURES OF FLAPJACK is created by Thurop Van Orman and produced at Cartoon Network Studios in Burbank, CA and new episodes can be seen on Cartoon Network on Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT).