WB Orders More Chan Toons
The WB Network's Kids' WB! has ordered 13 additional episodes of its new cartoon series JACKIE CHAN ADVENTURES from Sony Pictures Family Entertainment. Since its debut on September 9, 2000 the toon has led its time slot among the major networks in the kids 2-11 demographic. In addition, the series is the second ranked Kids' WB! series only behind POKEMON. Kids WB! senior VP Donna Friedman said, "We are thrilled that JACKIE CHAN ADVENTURES has proven to be a breakout hit we knew it would be. With such a stellar performance, we excitedly look forward to 13 all-new episodes joining out hit schedule for the fall 2001 season." Action star Jackie Chan voices the animated character and provides live-action opens and closes for each episode. The series follows Chan as an architect who, with the help of his 11-year-old niece, searches the world for 12 magical talismans.