Diversifying into various forms of animation have help Bradissimo in these tough economic times. Rick DeMott talks with SVP Josh Fisher to find out the secrets to their success.
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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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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).
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!
Press Release from Bulldog Licensing
Bulldog Licensing, the licensing agent for THUMB WRESTLING FEDERATION: TWF, has announced details of huge sales for Sambro's new range of TWF toys.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nickelodeon's newest hit, THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, was the number-one kids' show for the week and placed number three on all of basic cable with total viewers (behind only USA's WWE ENTERTAINMENT and NCIS).
Nickelodeon kicked off the second quarter on top, leading the competition with kids, tweens and total viewers. Additionally, Nick at Nite earned the week's top spot among Adults 18-49.
THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR highlights include:
Scholastic Media has two Earth Day specials running on PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS GO! on April 22.
MAYA & MIGUEL "Every Day Is Earth Day" -- airs April 22 on PBS KIDS GO! (Check local listings for times.)
For a school Earth Day project, the kids decide to clean up an old lot and plant a community garden. But as the deadline approaches, a rainstorm hits, turning the patch of dirt into a muddy mess. How will Maya get her friends out of the muck this time?
Stars Beyonce, Will Smith, Vanessa Hudgens, Jack Black, Selena Gomez, The Jonas Brothers, Jesse McCartney and Miley Cyrus captured the coveted orange Blimp trophies at Nickelodeon's 22nd Annual Kids' Choice Awards live telecast, Saturday, March 28.
PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS GO! will celebrate Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, with the fourth annual "PBS KIDS Share the Earth Day" and a new Web-based Earth Day Channel on pbskidsgo.org. The celebration features premiering episodes from CURIOUS GEORGE, ARTHUR and CYBERCHASE; themed favorites from SUPER WHY!, SID THE SCIENCE KID and more; and eco-focused Web content on pbskidsgo.org, pbskids.org, PBS Parents (pbsparents.org) and PBS Teachers (pbsteachers.org).
In recognition for his significant and visible contribution toward helping the environment, and for inspiring kids to do the same, Nickelodeon will honor multi-Academy Award-nominated actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio with the first-ever "Big Green Help Award" at this year's Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday, March 28 (8-9:30 p.m. ET/PT), at Pauley Pavilion on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles, Calif.
Hosted by Nickelodeon President Cyma Zarghami, the 2009 Nickelodeon Upfront presentation at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom on Thursday previewed new programming initiatives for kids, teens and families.
The first original series on the newly-branded Disney XD cable network, AARON STONE, about a teenager enlisted to become the real life version of a legendary, crime fighting online game character, launched to high marks, surpassing all series premieres on the former Toon Disney in Kids 6-14 (303,000), driven by target demo Boys 6-14 (232,000). In a synergistic move, AARON STONE's premiere was also featured on Disney Channel, delivering 1.6 million Total Viewers and 892,000 Kids 6-14.
Conservation International entered into a three-year partnership with Kango on the TALES 4 TOMORROW (T4T) brand, which combines animal conservation with games for kids in an online virtual world.
The T4T toy line will be exclusively distributed by Fiesta to specialty and gift channels, and will include eco-friendly plush toys, trading cards and the interactive website www.tales4tomorrow.com. While online, kids will be able to help choose CI projects to save endangered species.
Kid faves/superstars who've notched a spot among the A-list of nominees for coveted Kids' Choice Blimp trophies in Nickelodeon's 22nd Annual Kids' Choice Awards -- the kudos/mess-fest to be telecast live from UCLA's Pauley Pavilion Saturday, March 28 (8-9:30 p.m. ET/PT) -- include: Jennifer Aniston, Beyonce, Jack Black, Chris Brown, Jim Carrey, Miranda Cosgrove, Miley Cyrus, America Ferrera, Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, Vanessa Hudgens, The Jonas Brothers, Alicia Keys, George Lopez, Michael Phelps, Adam Sandler, Will Smith, Ben Stiller, Reese Witherspoon, Nat Wolff and Tiger Woods.