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Kids Next Door Wins The Big Pick On Cartoon Network

Via viewer votes, KIDS NEXT DOOR, created by Tom Warburton, won Cartoon Network's The Big Pick, making it the network's next series for the fall 2002 season. The show pits five eager 10-year-olds on missions throughout their neighborhood. Warburton currently serves as a director on Cartoon Network's SHEEP IN THE BIG CITY. Ten pilots aired in the Big Pick competition. A total of 221,218 votes were cast during The Big Pick, including more than 50,000 online votes at The second place toon was A KITTY BOBO SHOW, while third place went to MY FREAKY FAMILY. The other pilots were CAPTAIN STURDY, YEE HAH & DOO DAH, IMP, INC., MAJOR FLAKE, UTICA CARTOON, SWAROOP and FERRET & PARROT. "We were very pleased with the quality of all the shorts participating in The Big Pick," said Linda Simensky, senior vice president of original animation for Cartoon Network. "Our audience clearly connected with KIDS NEXT DOOR, and we think it will make a great addition to the Cartoon Cartoon lineup." Last year's winner

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