Toon Disney Adds Kim Possible & Lilo & Stitch
Toon Disney adds two proven animated hits from Disney Channel to its schedule and premieres Get Ed, a new original animated Jetix series, it was announced today by Gary Marsh, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Production, Disney ABC Cable Networks Group.
Since expanding the Jetix block and launching the “Toon Disney Big Movie Show” programming block last November, Toon Disney’s total day ratings are up 25% with Kids 6-11 and up 50% with Tweens 9-14 versus last year. In primetime season-to-date, Toon Disney’s ratings are up 17% with Kids 6-11 and up 67% with Tweens 9-14. Season-to-date, ratings for Toon Disney’s Jetix block are up 20% with Kids 6-11, up 67% with Tweens 9-14, up 14% with Boys 6-11 and up 75% with Boy Tweens 9-14.
Additionally in January 2005, Toon Disney was the top destination for co-viewing among Kids 2-11 and Adults 18-49, in total day and primetime against all key kid cable competition.
“With its tradition of high energy, laugh out loud animation, Toon Disney provides a perfect platform to showcase these first-rate series from Disney Channel and Walt Disney Television Animation,” said Marsh. “The addition of these vivid and comical series to Toon Disney enhances the variety of animated stories and adventures we offer to our audiences.”
The popular animated series Kim Possible will join Toon Disney’s line-up in April 2005. Following the comedic action-adventures of a typical high school girl who, in her spare time, saves the world from evil villains, Kim Possible is produced by Walt Disney Television and is the first animated Disney Channel series to spawn a Disney Channel Original Movie. Entitled Kim Possible: So the Drama, the DCOM will premiere on Disney Channel and Toon Disney in April 2005.
Toon Disney will add Lilo & Stitch: The Series in early 2006. Produced by Walt Disney Television Animation, Lilo & Stitch: The Series answers the question: If Stitch was Dr. Jumba’s beloved Experiment 626, what happened to the other 625? Jumba’s remaining experiments have landed all over Hawaii in the form of dehydrated pods. The experiments become activated when submerged in water and, much like Stitch, each experiment has its own specific talents for destruction â€¦ and comedy. Lilo and Stitch’s mission is to catch Stitch’s “cousins” before they fall into the clutches of the evil Dr. Jacques von Hamsterviel and his henchman Gantu, turn the experiments’ natures from bad to good, and find places where each can belong and contribute to the community.
[Source: Toon Disney]