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New Scooby-Doo And Osmosis Jones Series For Kids’ WB!

Kids' WB! announced the production and pick-up of ALL NEW SCOOBY-DOO! THE ANIMATED SERIES (working title) and OZZIE & DRIX, a new animated series based on the Warner Bros. feature film OSMOSIS JONES. The latest incarnation of the Scooby-Doo animated series from Warner Bros. Animation is a joint pick-up by Kids WB! and Cartoon Network and is slated to debut on Kids WB! in Fall 2002 and will air subsequently in the 2002-2003 season on Cartoon Network. Kids WB! executive vice president Donna Friedman promises that the network will stay true to the classic elements of the original Scooby series, but will "amp up the suspense, the comedy and the quality of the animation to match the expectations of kids today." Cartoon Network already knows the power of the Scoob, as re-runs of the original classic series have garnered high ratings, with over 14 million viewers tuning into the "Night of the Living Doo" SCOOBY-DOO 24-hour marathon last October. It is also a top ten show with adults ages 18 to 34. The other new Warner Bros. Animation comedy-adventure set for the 2002-2003 season is OZZIE & DRIX, based on the characters from OSMOSIS JONES. The animated buddy-cop series will follow the adventures of white blood cell cop Ozzie and his partner, over-the-counter cold pill Drix, as they defend the City of Hector the body of a 13-year-old Latino boy. Ozzie and Drix will be on the "inside," investigating and combating the adolescent viruses of zits, body odor and the realization that girls exist.