Qubo To Launch New Slate of Kids Shows
Press Release from Qubo
NEW YORK, NY - May 11, 2010 -- Qubo Channel announces the launch of twelve new animated and live action series with several U.S. premieres that will roll out on the network beginning this summer through the fall of 2010. The entertaining and diverse mix of family friendly programming includes the return of the much beloved "Magic School Bus" series from Scholastic for the Fall of 2010 and the U.S. premiere of the animated series "Vitaminix", a series of shorts encouraging good eating habits for kids. Additionally, Qubo brings to its schedule the U.S. premieres of "The Mysteries of Alfred Hedgehog", "Willa's Wild Life," "Shelldon," "Pearlie", and "Mighty Machines", plus new episodes of the returning series "Turbo Dogs". In addition, beginning this fall season, Qubo will launch a classic weekend animation block featuring the newly acquired "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe," "She-Ra, Princess of Power," "Brave Starr" and the animated "Ghostbusters." And to round out the schedule, Qubo will debut "Animal Exploration with Jarrod Miller" in the Fall of 2010.
"We continue our commitment to provide good, fun and entertaining programming on Qubo, where kids and families will always be able to find something to laugh and learn about at the same time," said Marc Zand, EVP, Digital Networks, ION Media Networks. "We have a great lineup coming up which combines beloved family favorites, classic animation and the US premieres of some of the highest quality kids programming in the world."
About Qubo Channel:
Qubo is an entertainment destination for children and their caregivers that provides fun, quality programming to help kids develop healthy minds and healthy bodies. Qubo was formed in 2006 by an unprecedented alliance of leading distribution partners and content players in children's television that includes, ION Media Networks, Scholastic, NBC Universal and Corus Entertainment Media. Qubo can be seen 24/7 on Qubo Channel and www.qubo.com and is also broadcast Wednesday- Friday afternoons on ION Television, NBC Saturday mornings and Telemundo weekend mornings.
QUBO SERIES DESCRIPTIONS:
In this fascinating series about machines, voice-over actors make the machines talk to the viewers, tell them what's happening, how the machines work, etc. The show combines live footage, friendly and informative characters, dynamic music and delightful humor to capture the imagination of young and old alike.
THE MYSTERIES OF ALFRED HEDGEHOG
Animated kids series with a focus on problem-solving and introducing kids to the world of detective work. Starring a boy hedgehog and his friends who employ a variety of detective skills to solve local mysteries, Alfred is considered to be a super sleuth and enlists his group of animal pals to assist him on his hunts to solve the neighborhood mysteries. Alfred Hedgehog enjoys the journey of investigating a sudden disappearance and is keen on using his resources to pursue what could be a series of unnatural phenomena. Helping Alfred along in his often educational exploits are his detective team (and best friends: Willamena Wallaby, Winston the Moose, Odiferous Skunk, Loonie Loon, and Sadie, his younger sister.
The show encourages kids to use deductive reasoning and problem solving. Given the main character's knack for investigative work, the program will naturally angle toward clue-based narration and scientific exploration that attempts to involve the audience on a higher level of interaction.
WILLA'S WILD LIFE