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Powerpuff Girls Signed For The Deaf On Cartoon Network U.K.

Emmy Award winning cartoon series THE POWERPUFF GIRLS is now brought to life for deaf and hard of hearing viewers of Cartoon Network U.K. thanks to acclaimed deaf signer, Nikki Stratton. On Monday, March 26, the network announced that THE POWERPUFF GIRLS with deaf signing will be shown on Sundays at 9:30 am and everyday at 12:30 am. The signed version of ED EDD N EDDY is shown everyday at 12:00 am and on Sundays at 8:30 am and is the country's first regular, signed cartoon service. The success of that effort paved the way for this latest effort with THE POWERPUFF GIRLS. Every episode of ED, EDD N EDDY and THE POWERPUFF GIRLS is also audio described. DEXTER'S LABORATORY, COW AND CHICKEN, THE POWERPUFF GIRLS, ED, EDD N EDDY and I AM WEASEL are all shown with close captioning as well. Cartoon Network appointed Independent Media Services, a leading U.K. supplier, to provide these services. Nikki Stratton is well known for work in television and advertising, as well as presenting on Channel 4. Cartoon Network, the 24 hour, seven day a week, all-animation channel is the most watched kids cable and satellite channel in the U.K.

Read more about the popularity of THE POWERPUFF GIRLS in Rick DeMott's article, "The Powerpuff Girls' Phenomenal Merchandising Mantra."

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Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.