Press Release: STAY WARM THIS JANUARY WITH CORUS KIDS TELEVISION
STAY WARM THIS JANUARY WITH CORUS KIDS TELEVISION
(December 7, 2006 – Toronto , Canada ) Curl up and keep cozy this January with Corus Kids Television as it brings viewers an eclectic mix of specials, movies and new series like Thumb Wrestling Federation: TWF, Fantastic Four, Strawberry Shortcake, and an all new Endurance: High Sierras.
YTV JANUARY 2007 HIGHLIGHTS
THUMB WRESTLING FEDERATION: TWF
Jump in the ring with YTV as it presents TWF: Thumb Wrestling Federation, a hilarious live-action series about a fictional thumb wrestling league. Premiering Friday, January 5 between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., viewers can expect action-packed wrestling, colourful costumes, and over-the-top emotions and antics, as the teeny titans battle it out for the TWF title. Check out YTV.com to find out more about this exciting series and its unique characters!
To view a thirty-second promotional clip of Thumb Wrestling Federation: TWF use your thumb to click here.
Fantastic Four, the beloved heroes of the hugely successful comic book series by Marvel, are back in a new animated series. Sue Storm a.k.a. Invisible Woman, Johnny Storm a.k.a. Human Torch, Ben Grimm a.k.a. The Thing, and Reed Richards a.k.a. Mr. Fantastic are not only superheroes, but best friends. Using their unique powers, they defend their city and the world from the plans of the wicked. Fantastic Four premieres Friday, January 5 at 7:30 p.m. and (r) Saturday, January 6 at 9:30 a.m.
TEEN TITANS: TROUBLE IN TOKYO
On Saturday, January 27 CRUNCH is host to a brand new movie, Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo. When a high-tech ninja attacks, the Teen Titans spring into action! Robin finds out the ninja was sent by a mysterious and menacing Japanese criminal known as Brushogun, and the Teen Titans travel to Tokyo to track the villain down and serve justice. Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo premieres Saturday, January 27 at 10 a.m.
ZAPX EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE
BABE: PIG IN THE CITY
Everyone’s favourite talking pig comes to the YTV schedule as ZAPX’ Simon hosts Babe: Pig in the City. In this sequel, Babe ventures to the big city in hopes of saving Farmer Hoggett’s most cherished possession – his farm. During this incredible adventure, Babe meets new of animal friends and learns how a kind and steady heart can heal a hurting world. Babe: Pig in the City premieres Sunday, January 7 at 6 p.m.
MORE YTV MOVIES – FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
Attention all family members! Catch up on blockbuster hits and animated favourites during YTV’s three themed movie blocks: 3 Hairy Thumbs Up every Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m.; Saturday Night Movies every Saturday at 9 p.m. and ZAPX, hosted by Simon, every Sunday evening at 6 p.m.
Hey Arnold! The Movie (2002) airs Saturday, January 6 at 4 p.m.
Good Boy! (2003) airs Sunday, January 7 at 4 p.m.
Babe: Pig in the City (1998) premieres Sunday, January 7 at 6 p.m.
Pokemon Heroes (2003) premieres Saturday, January 13 at 4 p.m.
Secondhand Lions (2003) airs Saturday, January 13 at 8 p.m.
Baby Geniuses (1999) airs Sunday, January 14 at 4 p.m.
The Flintstones (1994) airs Sunday, January 14 at 6 p.m.
Jimmy Neutron: Win, Lose, Kaboom (2004) airs Saturday, January 20 at 4 p.m.
Beverly Hills Ninja (1997) premieres Saturday, January 20 at 8 p.m.
Charlotte’s Web 2 (2003) airs Sunday, January 21 at 4 p.m.
Fly Away Home (1996) airs Sunday, January 21 at 6 p.m.
Dragons II: The Metal Ages airs Saturday, January 27 at 4 p.m.
The Borrowers (1997) airs Sunday January 28 at 4 p.m.
Big (1988) airs Sunday, January 28 at 6 p.m.
TREEHOUSE JANUARY 2007 HIGHLIGHTS
INDULGE WITH STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE!
From January to April, Treehouse will air a one-hour Strawberry Shortcake special every Saturday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE: BEST PETS YET
Strawberry’s cat Custard lives a pampered existence. But with the sudden arrival of a rambunctious stray puppy, Pupcake, her comfortable world is turned upside down. Strawberry Shortcake: Best Pets Yet airs Saturday, January 6 at 4 p.m.
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE: ADVENTURES ON ICE CREAM ISLAND
Honey Pie Pony is the only friend with four legs and she’s feeling a little left out. To help the lonely pony, Strawberry and the others take her to Ice Cream Island – a land where she can befriend other horses. Strawberry Shortcake: Adventures on Ice Cream Island airs Saturday, January 13 at 4 p.m.
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE: DRESS UP DAYS
Strawberry is made to feel self-conscious about her old, patched-together raincoat. When the kids put on a play of Cinderella, Strawberry and the others are able to see that it’s not what you wear that is important, but what kind of person you are. Strawberry Shortcake: Dress Up Days airs Saturday, January 20 at 4 p.m.
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE: SEABERRY BEACH PARTY
Strawberry’s friend Coco Calypso lives on Seaberry Beach with her pet, Papaya Parrot, and a band of fun-loving monkeys. When the seaberries are stolen, she asks for her friends help to solve the mystery. Strawberry Shortcake: Seaberry Beach Party airs Saturday, January 27 at 4 p.m.
DISCOVERY KIDS JANUARY 2007 HIGHLIGHTS
ALL NEW! ENDURANCE: HIGH SIERRAS
On Saturday, January 6 Endurance moves from the Tehachapi Mountains to the High Sierras in an all new season of Endurance: High Sierras debuting on Discovery Kids. To kick off the launch, Discovery Kids will feature two new “best-of” specials leading up to the season premiere in this marathon program event.
BEST OF ENDURANCE: TEHACHAPI
Find out what happened in the previous season of Endurance when twenty kids from across America were forced to leave their iPods, cell phones and shopping malls behind to compete in a rugged location hidden within the Tehachapi Mountains . Best of Endurance: Tehachapi airs on Saturday, January 6 at 5:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.
ENDURANCE: TOP TEN GAMES
The “top ten games” from the first four seasons is determined by an online poll and are featured in this episode. Endurance Top Ten Games airs on Saturday, January 6 at 6:30 p.m. and 12 a.m.
HIGH SIERRAS: BALANCE IS KEY (SEASON PREMIERE EPISODE)
Twenty kids travel to a secret location to compete for the title of Endurance Five Champion. However, they can’t unpack just yet, as they’ll have to survive a daring elimination before they earn their stripes and become an official Endurance player! High Sierras: Balance is Key airs on Saturday, January 6 at 6 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
YTV, Treehouse and Discovery Kids are owned by Corus Entertainment, a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, advertising and digital audio services, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing and children’s animation. The company’s multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, W Network, Movie Central, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations including CKNW, CKOI and Q107. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto (CJR.B) and New York (CJR) exchanges. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
All YTV times are ET/PT.
All Treehouse and Discovery Kids times are ET.