Kids' WB! and Cartoon Network have acquired 26 episodes of the original animated series, MONSTER ALLERGY, from Italian animation production company Rainbow S.r.l.
"We are excited to partner with the creative talent at Rainbow S.r.l. and work together with Cartoon Network to bring kids this unique creature-comedy series," said Betsy McGowen, svp/gm, Kids' WB!. "MONSTER ALLERGY is a spine-tingling comedy with a unique combination of intricate storytelling, hilariously thrilling twists and turns and lots of ghosts and monsters. It is perfect for our Kids' WB! viewers, and will make a great addition to our schedule."
"We're looking forward to working with Kids' WB! and Rainbow S.r.l. on this funny, irreverent comedy," said Terry Kalagian, vp of Acquisitions and co-productions, Cartoon Network. " MONSTER ALLERGY will be a great addition to our programming lineup."
"Partnering with both prestigious networks, Kids' WB! and Cartoon Network, is an important motivation to our creativity," said Iginio Straffi, director/founder of Rainbow S.r.l. "We are extremely thrilled to have found the ideal home for our kid heroes and hilariously wacky monsters of MONSTER ALLERGY. We are confident that American children will love our characters and their wild adventures each time they tune in."
MONSTER ALLERGY follows the daily adventures of 10-year-old Zick, whose eye for the supernatural and a sixth sense enables him to see the ghosts and monsters that invisibly walk and live amongst us. Zick befriends many of the supernatural creatures that inhabit his home, but he also captured the ferocious monsters trying to destroy his city. With a daily dose of monster mayhem, Zicks destiny is to become a "Monster Tamer."
Now 10 years old, Kids' WB! (www.KidsWB.com)is the children's programming service of The WB Network. Kids' WB! has maintained its leadership position as the #1 broadcast network for kids in all key demographics since fall 2000. Its the home of such cornerstone hits as blockbuster POKÉMON, YU-GI-OH!, Emmy Award-winning XIAOLIN SHOWDOWN and THE BATMAN, and new breakout hits, such as Looney Tunes-inspired LOONATICS UNLEASHED, zany comedy COCONUT FRED'S FRUIT SALAD ISLAND and action extravaganza JOHNNY TEST.
Cartoon Network (www.CartoonNetwork.com), currently seen in more than 88 million U.S. homes and 160 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System Inc.'s 24-hour, ad-supported cable service offering animated entertainment. Drawing from the world's largest cartoon library, Cartoon Network showcases unique original ventures, such as FOSTER'S HOME FOR IMAGINARY FRIENDS, CODENAME: KIDS NEXT DOOR, TEEN TITANS, THE GRIM ADVENTURES OF BILLY & MANDY, THE POWERPUFF GIRLS, SAMURAI JACK, ED, EDD N EDDY and other Cartoon Cartoons. Cartoon Network also features Adult Swim, its signature late night block of animation for grownups. Since its launch in 1992, Cartoon Network has remained one of ad-supported cable's highest-rated networks.
Rainbow (www.rbw.it)is a pioneer in the Italian animation industry and also one of the largest animation studios in Europe. With an award-winning crew of creators, directors, scriptwriters, artists, special effects and 3D designers, plus a fully dedicated sales and licensing force, Rainbow has quickly grown to be a leader in Europe for creating top-rated performer animation shows and successful licensing results. Its biggest success to date is ratings-winner, WINXCLUB (www.winxclub.com), 52 half-hours broadcast in more than 100 networks around the world.