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Cookie Jar Hungry for Deals at Licensing 2006

Cookie Jar Ent. Inc. will showcase top-rated properties, CAILLOU, THE DOODLEBOPS and SPIDER RIDERS at Licensing Show Intl held at New Yorks Jacob K. Javits Convention Center from June 20-22, 2006. They will be located at booth 3633.

For CAILLOU (pronounced KY-YOO), 2007 marks its 10-year television anniversary. CAILLOU will enter into the party with branded apparel for toddlers by General Sportwear, a revamped, imaginatively entertaining website that will connect international fans, and another playful year on PBS, returning for a sixth year as one of the networks top-10 childrens programs.

As for THE DOODLEBOPS, the band prepares to tape season three this summer after only one year on the air. During the summer, Deedee, Rooney and Moe Doodle will tour the U.S. in their Feld Ent.-produced U.S. tour.

Lastly, as master toy licensee for SPIDER RIDERS, Mattel will bring the Arachna heroes to life for fans in innovative and fun ways through action figures and accessories, role-play vehicles, activity sets and more. In addition, FUNimation Ent. will provide SPIDER RIDERS fans the opportunity to experience the series 24/7 through DVD titles and content for portable video players..

We have always wanted to work with Cookie Jar Ent. and SPIDER RIDERS is the perfect joint venture, said Gen Fukunaga, ceo/president of FUNimation Ent. We are enthusiastic about bringing this story and others in Japanese anime to the U.S.

We are extremely pleased to build the SPIDER RIDERS brand through our successful partnerships with Mattel and FUNimation. One of few properties today actually being animated by a studio based in Japan, SPIDER RIDERS is a bold and exciting new action brand. We look forward to Mattel and FUNimation bringing the action-adventure SPIDER RIDERS characters into the homes of kids in entertaining and innovative ways, said Toper Taylor, president/coo of Cookie Jar Ent.

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Mattel, Inc., is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products. With worldwide headquarters in El Segundo, California, Mattel employs more than 25,000 people in 42 countries and sells products in more than 150 nations throughout the world.

FUNimation Ent., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corp., is a brand management company and one of the nations leading independent home video entertainment companies. The companys most recent initiative is the FUNimation Channel, a new, 24-hour digital network featuring programming from the top anime brands in the U.S. FUNimation manages a full spectrum of rights for most of its brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales and distribution.

Cookie Jar Ent. Inc., Cookie Jar Groups entertainment operation, is a globally-recognized, independent producer, marketing and brand manager for childrens programming divisions: leading edutainment brand, Cookie Jar, and the newly launched action-adventure brand, Coliseum. Cookie Jar Ent. Inc. is a market-driven, brand building company that is committed to children first and foremost and is dedicated to the development and production of programming that embraces the whole child, with animated and live-action series that educate, entertain, inspire and enlighten children and family audiences worldwide.

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