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PR: Show-downs, Fairytales And Monster Mashes This March On Corus Kids Television

SHOW-DOWNS, FAIRYTALES AND MONSTER MASHES
THIS MARCH ON CORUS KIDS TELEVISION

(January 29, 2007 – Toronto , Canada ) It’s going to be a busy month as Corus kids vote for their favourite show, dream with magical fairies and hang out with spooky monsters this March on YTV, Treehouse, and Discovery Kids! Tune in to catch Spring Break Show-down and Once Upon a ZAPX on YTV, a Farzzle marathon on Treehouse and Mega Monster March Break on Discovery Kids!

YTV MARCH 2007 HIGHLIGHTS

SPECIAL EVENTS
SPRING BREAK SHOW-DOWN
This March Break YTV characters go head-to-head in the Spring Break Show-down. >From Monday, March 12 to Friday, March 16, the power of the airwaves is being put into the hands of the viewers, with daily back-to-back showdowns between two series at 4 p.m. each day. Viewers can go online to YTV.com to vote for their favourite of the two shows, with the winning program running for an entire hour the following day at 6 p.m. The overall champion will have four episodes air back-to-back in The Zone on Friday, March 16 at 4 p.m.

TONY HAWK: BOOM BOOM SABOTAGE – CANADIAN PREMIERE
YTV kicks off the Spring Break Show-down with the Canadian premiere of Tony Hawk: Boom Boom Sabotage on Monday, March 12 at 4 p.m. in The Zone. This revolutionary 3D, CG and motion capture film is sure to make you feel you’re in the action with the Huck Jam competitors themselves! At the latest Huck Jam demonstration, Tony is confronted by the evil ringmaster Grimley and his army of carneys as they prepare for their skate show. The mayor is not willing to allow both shows to go on and so the evil Grimley and his carney partners try to sabotage the town’s local skate crew.

THUMB WRESTLING FEDERATION: TWF – SEASON FINALE
How could a Spring Break Show-down be complete without a championship thumb wrestling match? Capping off March Break will be the final chapter of this season’s battle between the cunning Dexteras and the sinister Sinistras. Join YTV at 6 p.m. (r) at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 16 to see who will be the hands-down winner!

ONCE UPON A ZAPX
Once upon a time YTV brought its viewers a magical day filled with fanciful programming, featuring two Rugrats specials and the premiere of Ella Enchanted – oh wait, it’s no fairytale, it’s true! YTV will make your day Grimm, not grim on Sunday, March 25 beginning at 12 p.m. with Once Upon a ZAPX.

ELLA ENCHANTED – PREMIERE
Ella was born under a special spell which gave her the gift of obedience. While under this spell, Ella must do whatever she is asked without question. Unfortunately for Ella, her new step-sisters enjoy using this to their advantage. Is there more to her life than just pleasing others? Can Ella get her groove back? Tune in to watch Ella Enchanted premiering Sunday, March 25 at 6 p.m. starring Anne Hathaway, Minnie Driver and Hugh Dancy.

RUGRATS TALES FROM THE CRIB: SNOW WHITE – CANADIAN PREMIERE
In this version of the storytime classic, the pretty princess and her sweet dwarf-babies – played by The Rugrats – thwart the queen and show the entire kingdom that friendship and love conquer all. Rugrats Tales from the Crib: Snow White premieres Sunday, March 25 at 1 p.m.

RUGRATS TALES FROM THE CRIB: 3 JACKS AND THE BEANSTALK – CANADIAN PREMIERE
Why have one Jack when you can have three? The Rugrats present their version of the classic fairytale Jack and the Beanstalk as Chucky, Phil and Tommy get into mischief with a ferocious giant. Rugrats Tales from the Crib: 3 Jacks and the Beanstalk premieres Sunday, March 25 at 2:30 p.m.

JIMMY TIMMY MARATHON
Jimmy Neutron and Timmy Turner are together again in a three-hour event featuring the first two Jimmy Timmy specials and the premiere of The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour III: The Jerkinators Wednesday, March 21 at
6 p.m. In their most challenging adventure yet, Jimmy and Timmy team up to custom design a “super bad guy”. But when the villain creates a universe of his own, Jimmy and Timmy are given a run for their money. Watch all three specials back-to-back Wednesday, March 21 beginning at 4 p.m.

AVATAR MARATHON – GET READY FOR SEASON TWO FINALE!
To get viewers ready for April’s season two finale, YTV is bringing Avatar back to the schedule. New episodes will run in Crunch, Saturday mornings in March as well as back-to-back Saturday, March 3 in 3 Hairy Thumbs Up at 4 p.m. Viewers will also be able to watch the popular series everyday at noon Monday, March 12 to Friday, March 16 during March Break!

ZAPX EXCLUSIVE CANADIAN PREMIERES
This March, YTV will bring viewers an exclusive Canadian premiere every Sunday at 6 p.m. hosted by ZAPX’ Simon. Titles include Ella Enchanted (see Once Upon a ZAPX), Racing Stripes, Garfield: The Movie and Raise Your Voice.

RACING STRIPES
A confused zebra grows up believing he is a racehorse. With the help of some furry barnyard friends he comes to realize his lifelong goal. Racing Stripes starring the voice of Frankie Muniz and Hayden Penettiere, premieres Sunday, March 4 at 6 p.m.

GARFIELD: THE MOVIE
When Jon Arbuckle buys a second pet, a dog named Odie, Garfield feels neglected. But when Odie goes missing Garfield is left with a choice: to let things to go back to normal or save his new housemate. Garfield: The Movie starring Jennifer Love Hewitt and the voices of Bill Murray and Brecklin Meyer, premieres Sunday, March 11 at 6 p.m.

RAISE YOUR VOICE
Growing up in a small town, Terri Fletcher (Hilary Duff) always dreamt of moving to Los Angeles and making it big. When the opportunity to pursue her dream comes true, Terri goes for it! Raise Your Voice premieres Sunday, March 18 at 6 p.m.

MORE YTV MOVIES – FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!
Attention all family members! Tune in to watch blockbuster hits and animated favourites in YTV’s themed movie blocks – 3 Hairy Thumbs Up every Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m. and Saturday Night Movies every Saturday evening at 8 p.m.

Avatar Marathon airs Saturday, March 3 at 4 p.m.
Edward Scissorhands (1990) airs Saturday, March 3 at 8 p.m.
Dennis the Menace Strikes Again (1998) airs Sunday, March 4 at 4 p.m.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) airs Saturday, March 10 at 4 p.m.
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) airs Saturday, March 10 at 8 p.m.
Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003) airs Sunday, March 11 at 4 p.m.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II (1991) airs Saturday, March 17 at 4 p.m.
Liar, Liar (1997) airs Saturday, March 17 at 8 p.m.
Rugrats: The Movie (1998) airs Sunday, March 18 at 4 p.m.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993) airs Saturday, March 24 at 4 p.m.
The Nutty Professor (1996) airs Saturday, March 24 at 8 p.m.
A Cinderella Story (2004) airs Sunday, March 25 at 4 p.m.
Groove Squad Cheerleaders (2002) airs Saturday, March 31 at 4 p.m.

TREEHOUSE MARCH 2007 HIGHLIGHTS

SPECIAL EVENT
FARZZLE MARATHON
To celebrate the release of a brand new Farzzle’s World DVD, Breakfast at Farzzle’s, Treehouse will be airing back-to-back Farzzle specials such as Climb Every Farzzle, Fishy-Farzzle, Tin Pan Farzzle, Three Ring Farzzle, Farzzle in the Mud and many more! Tune to watch this Farzzle marathon Sunday, March 25 beginning at 6 p.m.

INDULGE WITH STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE!
This March, Treehouse continues to air one-hour Strawberry Shortcake specials every Saturday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE: PLAY DAY SURPRISE
Strawberry and friends take on the wide world of sports! Peppermint learns one never benefits from cheating and Angel Cake learns how to become a good sport. Strawberry Shortcake: Play Day Surprise airs Saturday, March 3 at 4 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, March 10 at 4 p.m.

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE: DRESS UP DAYS
Strawberry is made to feel self-conscious about her old, patched-together raincoat. But when the kids give a performance of Cinderella, they learn that it’s not what you wear that is important, but what kind of person you are. Strawberry Shortcake: Dress Up Days airs Saturday, March 17 at 4 p.m.

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE: MOONLIGHT MYSTERIES
Strawberry and friends go on an overnight adventure. Ginger Snap has a little secret she is afraid to tell. The girls are scared of something new in the neighbourhood but when Strawberry finds out it’s a new girl named Blueberry Muffin, they all gain a new friend. Strawberry Shortcake: Moonlight Mysteries airs Saturday, March 24 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, March 31 at 4 p.m.

DISCOVERY KIDS MARCH 2007 HIGHLIGHTS

SPECIAL EVENT
MEGA MONSTER MARCH BREAK
Break out the night lights! Discovery Kids unearths fearsome creatures during Mega Monster March Break Monday, March 12 to Sunday, March 18. Discover some of history’s most awesome beasts and uncover the truth behind the ancient carnivorous kangaroos. This week-long stunt event features themed episodes of Cyberchase, Popular Mechanics and Magic School Bus. Also, catch Monster Warriors each day during March Break at 5:30 p.m. and a brand new episode of Mystery Hunters!

MYSTERY HUNTERS: MONSTER MUSEUMS – PREMIERE EPISODE
Can Christina prove that some of the oddities from a roadside museum are real? Can Araya prove that a race of giants once existed in New York ? And doubting Dave shows you how to make your own fake mummy! Saturday, March 17 at 6:30 p.m. don’t miss this brand new episode of Mystery Hunters.

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