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Headline News Sprout Digs Into Earth Day With dirtgirlworld Debut

Sprout, the first 24-hour preschool destination available on TV, on demand and online for kids ages 2-5 and their parents and caregivers, and DECODE Enterprises, the distribution subsidiary of DHX Media, announce the exclusive U.S. launch of dirtgirlworld, the first green living series for preschoolers.

Blogs 'Brownstones to Red Dirt' eBay auction

By Joe Strike | Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 11:14am

Blue Sky’s David LaMattina and Chad Walker are the creators of Brownstones to Red Dirt, a documentary centering on a pen pal program linking kids an ocean apart who have the odds stacked against them: at-risk Brooklyn sixth graders and African war orphans. Want to do something nice for kids in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn and Sierra Leone Africa at the same time – and come away with a beautiful piece of art for your troubles? It’ll cost you a few well-worth-it bucks,

Headline News Ed, Edd ‘n Eddy’s Big Picture Show Premiers in the U.S.

By Matt Kapko | Monday, November 16, 2009 at 7:42am

After waiting, less than patiently, as Scandinavia, Australia and Southeast Asia reveled in the scam-fuelled, ruinous mayhem that is “Ed, Edd ‘n Eddy’s Big Picture Show”, American fans have finally been rewarded.

Headline News Science Kid Helps Battle Flu

Everyone's favorite preschool scientist, Sid, star of SID THE SCIENCE KID, is hearing a lot of talk this fall about how to stay healthy, which leads him to ask lots of questions about what can make a person sick and what he can do to keep from getting sick.

Headline News Andy Heyward's A Squared Inks AOL Deal

A Squared Entertainment LLC, a new children's media company formed by veterans Andy Heyward (Co-President) and Amy Moynihan (Co-President), has teamed up with AOL to unveil a new slate of purpose-driven entertainment brands for children. The programs will feature some of the most iconic personalities of all time -- Warren Buffett, Gisele Bundchen, Martha Stewart and the late Carl Sagan -- and will entertain and teach kids about finance, the environment, creativity, and science.

Headline News Swin Chang Joins E1 As Director of Development For Kids, Animation

Press Release from E1 Entertainment

Toronto / Los Angeles / London -- July 14, 2009 -- E1 Entertainment is pleased to announce the addition of Swin Chang as Director of Development for Kids and Animation at E1 Television. Based out of E1's corporate headquarters in Toronto, Chang reports directly to Frank Saperstein, SVP Kids and Animation in the Los Angeles office.

Headline News Cartoon Network Partners with HP to Launch Toon Creators Awards

Press Release from Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network, the number one kids' channel in Asia Pacific, has partnered with HP to launch the inaugural Toon Creator Awards, an online animation contest for children, in July 2009. Open to kids aged 6-14, the contest provides a regional platform for young talent from Australia, India, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore to showcase their creativity through technology.

Headline News Nick's Penguins is Basic Cable's # 1 Kids' Show with Total Viewers for the Week

Press Release from Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon's hit animated series, THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR (Sunday, June 14, 10 a.m. ET/PT) averaged 3.7 million total viewers (P2+) and ranked as the week's top kids' show with P2+ on all of basic cable with the repeat performance of "The Hidden/Kingdom Come". The Penguins Saturday morning play ("Little Zoo Coupe/All Choked Up", June 13, 10 a.m. ET/PT) ranked as the number-one telecast for the week with kids 2-11 (5.8/2.0 million, +23%) on broadcast and cable TV.

Headline News Total Drama Action Premieres as Most-Watched on All TV Among Kids

Press Release from Cartoon Network

Officially kicking the summer television season into high gear, Cartoon Network's newest animated series TOTAL DRAMA ACTION premiered Thursday night (June 11, 9 p.m.) as the most-watched program of the day on all television-broadcast and cable-among kids 6-11, kids 9-14 and boys 2-11, 6-11 and 9-14, according to preliminary data from Nielsen Media Research.

Headline News Disney XD Set Records Last Week

Press Release from Disney

Growing its Total Day audience for the 3rd consecutive week, this week ranked as Disney XD's most-watched week ever (includes Toon Disney) in Kids 6-14 (155,000) and Boys 6-14 (97,000), surging over year-ago levels (week of 6/9/08) by an impressive 45% (107,000) and 29% (75,000), respectively. In Total Viewers (300,000), this week was the net's 4th most-watched week of all time, increasing by a solid 13% year to year (266,000).

Headline News Animagic, Fremantle Finalize Distribution Deal for Animated Feature Film

Press Release from Animagic Entertainment

Carpinteria, CA (June 3, 2009) Animation producer Animagic Entertainment announced today that it has reached an agreement with Fremantle Corporation for worldwide distribution of its BALLOONATIKS full-length, feature film project, which is currently in pre-production. Additionally, Fremantle Corporation is in discussion with Animagic to distribute 26 half-hour BALLOONATIKS CGI television series episodes, which are also currently in pre-production for the 2010 season.

Headline News Five Disney Channels Launching in Central, Eastern Europe

Press Release from The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company today announced that it will re-brand its Jetix channels in five Central and Eastern European countries to become Disney Channel, the world's leading kids TV brand. Kid-driven, family inclusive Disney Channel is set to launch later this year in Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Bulgaria, increasing the channel's distribution to 12 million households in the CEE region. Disney Channel will be localised for the market with programming dubbed in local languages.

Headline News Nick's iCarly Hits Another All-Time High -- Proves More Popular than NBA

Press Release from Nickelodeon

NEW YORK, May 12 -- Nickelodeon's ICARLY took it to another level this week as the hour-long "iDate a Bad Boy" special (May 9, 8 p.m. ET/PT) was basic cable's overall top show among both sports and entertainment programming. ICARLY brought in 6.5 million total viewers (up +183% in delivery over last year's time period), which was +2% ahead of the number-two ranked basic cable program, the Los Angeles Lakers/Houston Rockets playoffs on TNT (Wednesday, May 6).

Headline News Nick and Only Kidz Launch New Dora Range in India

Press Release from Nick India

Mumbai 4 May 2009: As kids merry make and enjoy their summer picnics and have loads of fun! It's also time for them to indulge in some shopping. Nick and Only Kidz announce the launch of a whole new range of Tableware and Back To School range with the most loved Nicktoon DORA THE EXPLORER!

Headline News SpongeBob vs. The Big One Scores Basic Cable's Top Kids' Telecast on April 17

Press Release from Nickelodeon

NEW YORK -- April 21, 2009 -- Nickelodeon's latest SPONGEBOB adventure -- "SpongeBob vs. The Big One" (Friday, April 17, 8 p.m., all times ET/PT) -- proved to be one of Nick's biggest draws this year to date, pulling in 5.8 million total viewers, and ranking second only behind USA's WWE.

Headline News Sneak Preview of Pixar's UP This Saturday

During Buttnumbathon this year, one of the standout favorites was 40 unfinished minutes from the new opus UP from the geniuses at Pixar. Even with temporary still images and incompletely rendered animation, the entire audience knew that this was a classic in the making.

Apparently, so did the folks at the Cannes Film Festival. The world premiere of the film is at Cannes on May 13. UP was chosen to be the opening film of the festival, the first ever animated film to be awarded that honor.

Headline News Matthew Broderick to Guest Star as Cyber Dad of the Year on PBS KIDS GO!

Press Release from WNET.ORG and PBS KIDS GO!

NEW YORK -- Award-winning film and stage actor Matthew Broderick will guest star as the voice of Max in a special "Father's Day" episode of CYBERCHASE -- the Emmy Award-winning animated math series -- premiering June 19 on PBS KIDS GO! (check local listings). In this exciting episode, Hacker sets out to ruin Father's Day while Max and the CyberSquad try to stop him.

Headline News Nickelodeon Celebrates Earth Day With Green-Themed Episodes

Nickelodeon extends its commitment to empowering real-world environmental change among kids with a lineup of eco-friendly programming and off-channel initiatives on Earth Day -- Wednesday, April 22. New green-themed episodes from hit tween shows ICARLY and TRUE JACKSON, VP and select preschool series will air on Nickelodeon and NOGGIN throughout the day, leading up to Nickelodeon's first-ever "Power Down" -- an on-air call to action for kids to engage in environmental activity.

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