KIDS' WB! ON THE CW ANNOUNCES FALL 2007 LINEUP; FOUR NEW ANIMATED SERIES JOIN RETURNING FAVORITES
No. 1 Saturday Morning Kids Broadcast Network Welcomes "Eon Kid," "Magi-Nation," "Will & Dewitt" and "Skunk Fu!"; "The Batman," "Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get A Clue!" "Legion of Super Heroes," "Tom and Jerry Tales," "Johnny Test" Back with New Episodes
BURBANK, CA (AUGUST 27, 2007) - Kids' WB! on the CW premieres four new series on September 22 when the No. 1 rated Saturday morning kids broadcast network officially begins its 2007 season, it was announced today by Kids' WB! Senior Vice President and General Manager Betsy McGowen.
"Eon Kid," "Magi-Nation," "Will & Dewitt" and "Skunk Fu!" make their American network debuts on Kids' WB!, joining returning favorites "The Batman," "Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get A Clue!" "Legion of Super Heroes," "Tom and Jerry Tales" and "Johnny Test." All nine series premiere new episodes on Saturday, September 22.
"From action and adventure to comedy and self-discovery, and animation styles running the gamut from traditional 2D to computer-generated and flash-anime, the new Kids' WB! lineup truly offers entertainment for everyone," McGowen said.
The new Kids' WB! on the CW lineup will air as follows in both ET/PT:
7:00 AM Will & Dewitt TV-Y (E/I)
7:30 AM Magi-Nation TV-Y (E/I)
8:00 AM Tom and Jerry Tales TV-Y
8:30 AM Tom and Jerry Tales TV-Y
9:00 AM Skunk Fu! TV-Y7
9:30 AM Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get A Clue! TV-Y7
10:00 AM Eon Kid TV-Y7 FV
10:30 AM Johnny Test TV-Y7
11:00 AM Legion of Super Heroes TV-Y7 FV
11:30 AM The Batman TV-Y7 FV
The lineup, with individual series synopses:
Will & Dewitt (7:00 a.m.)
A series steeped in self-discovery and personal accomplishment, "Will & Dewitt" proves that sometimes the smallest victories are the greatest. Will is an everyday little kid with an endless thirst for big kid adventure. But he needs direction. Enter Dewitt, his talking frog and personal "life coach." Dewitt's a frog and then some - a green ball of shape-shifting optimism to guide Will toward his destiny of discovering that all things are possible. Where there's Will, Dewitt is the way. "Will & Dewitt" is produced by Cookie Jar Entertainment. The series is rated TV-Y (E/I).
Magi-Nation (7:30 a.m.)
"Magi-Nation" follows the adventures of teenager Tony Jones, whose world is forever changed when he is mystically transported into a beautiful world far beyond imagination that was created a millennium ago by a powerful race known as the Magi. Here Tony meets Edyn and Strag, two young Magi heroes in training, who help him discover his vast new magical environment. However, all is not perfect in Tony's new world as the Moonlands of Magi-Nation are threatened by the evil Shadow Magi. It's up to this young trio and their vast collection of Dream Creatures to thwart the evildoers' plans and protect their world. The series is rated TV-Y (E/I).
A multi-platform entertainment brand, kids enter the fantastic world of "Magi-Nation" via the 2D animated television series. From there, fans can experience the continuing action of the three young Magi heroes via the Internet (http://www.kidswb.com/) as they navigate their way through environmental obstacles and confront the constant challenges and creatures that threaten the vitality of the 12 precious Moonlands of Magi-Nation. "Magi-Nation" is produced by Cookie Jar Entertainment and Daewon Media (Korea).
Tom and Jerry Tales (8:00 & 8:30 a.m.)
"Tom and Jerry Tales" resumes its eternal cat-and-mouse antics in one of the top-rated Saturday morning kids broadcast series of the 2006-2007 season. Departing the traditional home environment, Tom and Jerry travel the globe in search of all-new mischief, pummeling each other with their ongoing slapstick gags in new geographic locales and culturally diverse settings. The new season brings the pair to fresh destinations - from the exotic lands of Southeast Asia, Africa and Australia to the fantastical worlds of magic, mysticism, monsters and super heroes. Along the way, they'll play tennis and hockey, encounter fictional characters like Dracula and Frankenstein, become super heroes with escalating dueling powers, and give a helping hand to history - joining the Wright Brothers in their attempts to fly, and finding themselves in the midst of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Combining a faintly modern spin with a nod to the retro, this cat and mouse comedy team scrambles, slides and slams onto the screen, creating over-the-top, laugh-out-loud mayhem and memories. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation. The series is rated TV-Y.
Skunk Fu! (9:00 a.m.)
Already scoring big in the UK and Australia, "Skunk Fu!" is the hilarious tale of Skunk, a rambunctious martial arts student under the tutelage of wise old Panda. The goal of Skunk's training is to become the hero The Valley ultimately needs to fend off perennial attacks by evil Dragon, and end a centuries-old battle. Skunk and Panda are joined in their comedic adventures by a gallery of entertaining animal pals - from the combat-ready Rabbit and the skillful Fox to the adroit Turtle and cowardly Tiger. Each does his part to guide Skunk along his hero's journey of enlightenment, usually with amusing results. On the antagonist side of The Valley are Dragon's minions - his lead henchman Baboon and an army of Ninja Monkeys. They stand as equal parts menacing villains and comic foils to Skunk's escapades. "Skunk Fu!" is a co-production between Cartoon Saloon, Telegael and Hoek, Line and Thinker. Audiovisual rights for "Skunk Fu!" are being handled worldwide by Cake Distribution. The series is rated TV-Y7.
Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get A Clue! (9:30 a.m.)
In its maiden season, "Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get A Clue!" consistently rated No. 1 among Saturday morning kids broadcast series in the coveted Kids 2-11 demographic. The latest incarnation of the original "Scooby-Doo" characters has our canine hero and his pal Shaggy living in the mansion of Shaggy's mysteriously missing Uncle Albert. Within the mansion, the unorthodox boy-and-his-dog duo discover a secret lab filled with gadgets and formulas - including a transforming Mystery Machine and Scooby Snacks that give Scooby surprising powers. Shaggy and Scooby set out to find Uncle Albert and keep the secret technology away from the comically evil Dr. Phineus Phibes. The second season of "Shaggy & Scooby-Doo" raises the stakes on humor as Dr. Phibes now possesses the secret morphing nanotechnology - but has no idea how it works. The more he manipulates the formula, and uses himself and his bumbling agents as guinea pigs, the bigger the laughs. Over the course of these 13 new episodes, Shaggy & Scooby-Doo will encounter Phibes in a wide variety of venues - from the opening of their very own theme park 'Shaggy & Scooby World' - to Phibes' underground lair deep in the fiery bowels of an active volcano. They'll even meet aboard a Mexican cruise, vowing to eschew all differences in favor of a well-deserved week of vacation from "evil" - only to have those plans go ridiculously awry. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation. The series is rated TV-Y7.
Eon Kid (10:00 a.m.)
"Eon Kid" brings adventure to the life of Marty, an enterprising 11-year-old who unexpectedly becomes the human extension of the Fist of Eon. Seemingly lost for all time, the Fist endows Marty with amazing fighting powers - but puts him at the heart of a centuries-old struggle between good and evil. Pursued by the dark armies of The General, Marty must undertake a hero's journey of action, adventure, comedy and self-discovery into an eye-popping world of battle-bots, bounty hunters, legendary warriors and humanoid bandits. "Eon Kid" is produced in state-of-the-art, computer-generated television animation by Daiwon C&A Holdings Co., Design Storm Co., BRB International and Manga Entertainment, and distributed by Starz Media. The series is rated TV-Y7 FV (fantasy violence).
Johnny Test (10:30 a.m.)
"Johnny Test" chronicles the adventures of a fearless 11-year-old boy, his genetically engineered super dog, Dukey, and his 13-year-old super genius brainiac twin sisters, Susan and Mary, who use Johnny as their guinea pig for their out-of-this-world scientific experiments. Johnny is the ultimate test pilot where no mission is too unbelievable, no challenge is too great, no villain is too menacing - and no sister-created concoction is too wild. As long as his dog, Dukey, can come along, Johnny gives it a go! "Johnny Test" is produced by Cookie Jar Entertainment. The series is rated TV-Y7.
Legion of Super Heroes (11:00 a.m.)
The second season of "Legion of Super Heroes" finds the group fulfilling their collective destiny, each member elevating his skills to new levels ... just in time to face even greater challenges. A incomprehensibly undefeatable nemesis - Imperiex, the destroyer of galaxies from the rich annals of DC Comics - puts the Legion into action alongside new team members. Superman returns from the 21st century with greater development of both his physical prowess and far better utilization of his powers to help the Legion toward victory in the 31st century and beyond. Moreover, the Legion finds a surprising, new ally from across the space-time continuum - a 41st century Superman, cloned from the original Superman with alien DNA added to the mix for new, enhanced powers - to assist in its efforts to rid the universe of this powerful foe. Along the way, the LOSH - including new members like Chameleon Boy - provides the perfect complement of heroics and comedy to the efforts of the Supermans. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation. The series is rated TV-Y7 FV (fantasy violence).
The Batman (11:30 a.m.)
Four-time Emmy Award winner "The Batman" will focus its new season on the introduction of Batman's Justice League peers. Expect amped-up action and heightened stakes as Superman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Green Arrow, Martian Manhunter and several others work in concert with Batman - and even more of his amazing technological wonders - to defend Gotham from a seemingly never-ending roster of super villains. The usual suspects return with nefarious new schemes and more sophisticated gadgetry as the Joker, Penguin, Harley Quinn and Mr. Freeze are joined in their quest to rid Gotham of any nocturnal winged creatures by the likes of Sinestro, Scarface, Mirror Master, Metallo, Clayface and even Lex Luthor, who enlists Poison Ivy and her enchanting spores to turn Superman against Batman in the two-part season premiere. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation. The series is rated TV-Y7 FV (fantasy violence).
Kids' WB! on the CW will welcome two additional series in early 2008 - the hotly anticipated "The Spectacular Spider-Man," an all-new animated series from Culver Entertainment; and "World of Quest," an action-comedy based on the Komikwerks graphic novel series by Jason Kruse, and produced by Cookie Jar Entertainment.
A leader in children's programming, Kids' WB! continues to be a unique destination for kids. Kids' WB!, now airing on The CW Network, has been the broadcast home for such cornerstone hits as the blockbusters "Pok�mon" and "Yu-Gi-Oh!," Emmy� Award-winners "Xiaolin Showdown" and "The Batman," culturally diverse series "Jackie Chan Adventures" and "�Mucha Lucha! Gigante," and breakout hits "Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get A Clue!" and "Legion of Super Heroes," among other favorites. Kids and their parents can find more information about Kids' WB! programming online at http://www.kidswb.com/.