Monthly Archive: April 2012

ThunderCats

ThunderCats “Native Son” Images & Description

While traveling through snowy mountains in search of safe passage, Tygra and Lion-O come upon a lost tiger village and in it they find Tygra’s real father. Tygra learns why his father sent him away as a baby — to save his life. But all is not as it seems in this village as the brothers learn these tigers are cursed and Tygra may be the answer to saving them — but at the cost of his own life.

Dog With A Blog

Disney Channel Orders “Dog With A Blog” TV Series

Disney Channel, the leading TV network for kids and families, has ordered “Dog With A Blog,” a live action comedy series from Emmy-winning producer Michael B. Kaplan. A family sitcom from the pet’s point-of-view, it centers on step-siblings whose parents buy them a dog to encourage them to get along. That happens – to some extent – as brother and sister discover a big secret about their family’s latest addition… that the dog can talk AND blog. The series will introduce a talented cast, among them, Disney Channel’s next big star: a four year-old, mixed breed named Kuma in the role of Stan, the talking dog with a blog. The announcement was made today by Adam Bonnett, Senior Vice President, Original Programming, Disney Channel.

Wild Grinders

Rob Dyrdek’s “Wild Grinders” Premieres April 27 on Nicktoons

Professional skateboarder and entrepreneur Rob Dyrdek (star of MTV’s Rob & Big, Fantasy Factory and Ridiculousness) brings a cartoon comedy, set against the exciting backdrop of the sport of skateboarding, to Nicktoons with the new series, Wild Grinders, premiering Friday, April 27, at 7:00 p.m. (ET). Inspired by Dyrdek’s real-life experiences, each original half-hour episode follows the adventures of a group of friends bonded by their love of skateboarding. The 26-episode series, created and executive produced by Dyrdek, is produced in partnership with Home Plate Entertainment and Dyrdek’s Four Down Productions. Agogo Corporation, Moonscoop, Telegael and Copernicus Studios are also co-producers on the HD production. Following the premiere, Wild Grinders will air regularly on Fridays at 7:00 p.m. (ET) on Nicktoons.

Crash & Bernstein

Disney XD Orders Live-Action Puppet Comedy “Crash & Bernstein”

Disney XD has ordered “Crash & Bernstein,” a live-action comedy — with puppetry — about 14-year-old Wyatt Bernstein, the only son among four kids, who finally gets his dream of having a loud-mouthed brother when his puppet, Crash, comes to life. Crash brings Wyatt some much needed “boy reinforcement” amidst a household of sisters. Created by Eric Friedman (“Austin & Ally,” “I’m In The Band”), the multi-camera series will begin production in Hollywood in May for a Fall 2012 premiere on Disney XD. The announcement was made today by Adam Bonnett, senior vice president, original programming, Disney Channel.

Degrassi: Need You Now, Part 1

Degrassi “Need You Now, Part 1″ Recap

Eli and Imogen start dating and all is well until Imogen decides to share Eli’s mental illness to strangers. Also KC wants to prove himself to be a great dad to Ty despite his new adoptive parents and Tori’s efforts to join the Power Squad are undermined by her boyfriend.

Doc McStuffins

Disney Junior Ratings Highlights for April 2 – 8, 2012

For the week of April 2, 2012, Disney Junior’s “Doc McStuffins” on Disney Channel ranked as TV’s #1 series for the 2nd consecutive week in Kids 2-5 (841,000/5.0 rating) and Boys 2-5 (447,000/5.2 rating) – marking the 10th week in a row a Disney Junior series has been #1 in Boys – was the #1 TV series in Girls 2-5 (394,000/4.8 rating) and the #1 preschool series in Women 18-49 (404,000/0.6 rating).

Phineas and Ferb

Disney Channel Ratings Highlights for April 2 – 8, 2012

During the week of April 2, 2012, Disney Channel ranked as cable TV’s #1 network in Total Day in Total Viewers (1.59 million), and delivered a clean sweep as TV’s #1 network across all target kid demos, Kids 2-11 (937,000/2.3 rating), Kids 6-11 (617,000/2.5 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (488,000/2.0 rating), extending the network’s impressive winning streak to 43 consecutive weeks the 6-11 and 9-14 demos (dates back to June 13, 2011). Moreover, this marked Disney Channel’s 5th time in the previous 6 weeks to rank #1 in Kids 2-11, and the 4th time in the previous 5 weeks ranking as the #1 cable TV network in Total Viewers.

Adventure Time

Cartoon Network Ratings Highlights for April 2 – 8, 2012

For the second week this month, Cartoon Network ranked as television’s #1 network among boys (2-11, 6-11, 9-14) in Early Evening Prime (7-9 p.m.). The network charted significant double-digit delivery growth across all kids demos in both Prime and Total Day, ranging from 14% to 47%. In Prime (7-9 p.m.), average kids 2-11 delivery (869,000) grew by 14%, kids 6-11 (636,000) by 31% and kids 9-14 (514,000) by 47%. In Total Day, average kids 2-11 (628,000) grew by 29%, kids 6-11 (439,000) by 44% and kids 9-14 (338,000) by 46%.

iGo One Direction

New “iCarly” With One Direction Scores 3.9 Million Viewers

Nickelodeon’s hit live-action series iCarly scored for the net last week with “iGo One Direction” (Saturday, April 7, at 8 p.m. ET/PT), guest-starring UK pop sensation One Direction in their television acting debut. The half-hour episode drew 3.9 million total viewers and ranks as the week’s number-one kids show with total viewers on basic cable and scored the top spot for the week with kids 6-14 (7.1/2.2 million) and tweens 9-14 (7.9/1.6 million).

Disney Channel

Disney and Common Sense Team for Anti-Cyberbullying Campaign

For a proactive, far-reaching campaign that encourages kids and families to take a stand against cyberbullying, Common Sense Media teamed with Disney’s Friends for Change, the popular initiative that inspires kids to make a difference in their world. Public Service Announcements geared towards kids age 6-14 and their families, each featuring the stars of Disney Channel and Disney XD hit series, will be presented multiple times per day beginning THURSDAY, APRIL 5 on Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney.com. The messages were developed under the guidance of Common Sense Media, an independent non-profit organization which helps parents and teachers manage the media and technology in kids’ lives. For more information, each PSA directs viewers to www.Disney.com/commonsense.

iCarly

iCarly “iApril Fools” Recap

Carly and Spencer reminisce on past events in a skewed way as they face eviction from their apartment on April Fools Day. And, well…that’s the only thing that can describe it.