Earthworks Entertainment signed an exclusive multi-year deal with Cartoon Network to air its NINE DOG CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, during the cablenets holiday schedule in 2004.
Earthworks president/ceo Peter Keefe, who produced the NINE DOG CHRISTMAS SPECIAL and developed the propertys marketing strategy, said, Were absolutely thrilled to have the Cartoon Network become the TV home for our first NINE DOG SPECIAL. Cartoon Network is a powerful television broadcast platform for the introduction of the NINE DOG franchise to kids and their families.
We couldnt be happier to be a part of Cartoon Networks program lineup, said Diane Branco, managing partner of rights holder JRS Properties Llc., and co-producer. It is an irresistible kids and family viewing destination. With Cartoon Network as the TV broadcaster and Warner Home Video as the worldwide video DVD distributor, NINE DOG CHRISTMAS could be on its way to becoming a holiday tradition.
For the holiday season, our viewers look to us each year for new specials that are fun and fresh. said Terry Kalagian, vp of programming and acquisitions, Cartoon Network. We think NINE DOG CHRISTMAS will be a great addition to our December lineup.
NINE DOG CHRISTMAS stars nine extraordinary stray dogs who overcome tremendous odds to help Santa bring the spirit of Christmas to children all over the world when the reindeer flu threatens to ground Santa's sleigh. James Earl Jones narrates the family musical adventure story.
A fun, spooky NINE DOG NIGHT OF FRIGHT sequel is now in pre-production as a Halloween special. Earthworks said the NINE DOG NIGHT OF FRIGHT is being set to become a powerful video, television and merchandise licensing performer all year round, dramatically growing the new NINE DOG brand franchise.
International television market sales for the NINE DOG CHRISTMAS property is being handled by U.K.-based Indigo Film & Television.
Founded in Malibu Beach, California in 2003, Earthworks Ent. (www.earthworksentertainment.com) creates, produces, markets and distributes high quality children's and family oriented entertainment properties. The company identifies entertainment properties that it believes have the greatest success potential in the global marketplace. It then develops and markets these properties in exchange for management, production and distribution fees and for a substantial percentage of the worldwide merchandise licensing profits.