Official Press Release
BURBANK CA 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
7:30 AM Magi-Nation
8:00 AM Tom and Jerry Tales
8:30 AM Tom and Jerry Tales
9:00 AM Skunk Fu!
9:30 AM Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get A Clue!
10:00 AM Eon Kid
10:30 AM Johnny Test
11:00 AM Legion of Super Heroes
11:30 AM The Batman
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
“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.
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
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 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.
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.
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