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PR: 3 Teen Kung Fu Heroes Hit Their Bikes to Protect Chinatown in "Three Delivery"

Save the Recipes, Save the World!
Three Teen Kung Fu Heroes Hit their Bikes to Protect Chinatown
In New Action-Adventure Comedy
Three Delivery Premiering on Nicktoons Network June 27

NEW YORK – June 16, 2008 – Nicktoons Network, the fastest-growing kids’ network, presents Three Delivery, a new modern-day superhero tale packed with martial arts, high-speed bike races, paranormal mystery and kid-relatable comedy, beginning Friday, June 27, at 7:30 p.m. (ET). The new animated 26-episode series, produced by the New York-based Animation Collective, follows three Kung Fu fighting teens as they strive to balance studying, delivering food for Wu’s Garden Chinese restaurant and protecting ancient Chinese recipes from the evil Kong Li. The series will air regularly Friday nights at 7:30 p.m. (ET).

Three Delivery, inspired by live-action film, graphic novels and classic cartoon comedies, features references to authentic Chinese phrases, celebrations, cuisine and mythology. Set in Chinatown, the series’ buildings and backgrounds are inspired by actual cityscapes in New York and San Francisco Chinatowns. Real Kung Fu moves such as crane style, tiger style, snake style, and eagle style are illustrated in the show.

“Nicktoons Network aims to bring viewers diverse animation, compelling storylines and dynamic characters,” said Keith Dawkins, Nicktoons Network General Manager, Senior Vice President, Nickelodeon Programming Partnerships. “Three Delivery meets these goals, plus it has the action, adventure and relatable superheroes our audience, particularly the boys, crave. We’re excited for fans to experience this new adventure that complements our original programming and iconic Nick hits.”

“Three Delivery is an evolution in animated visual storytelling,” said Larry Schwarz, creator of Three Delivery and CEO of Animation Collective, a leading independent producer of children’s entertainment in the U.S. “While we wanted to stay true to animation, the real-life character relationships and cinematic look we achieved make this series feel different for animation, more like live-action than a familiar cartoon.”

To further engage viewers in the rich world of Three Delivery, 11 two-minute “mobisodes” have been created for cell phones and online at HYPERLINK “http://www.threedelivery.com” www.threedelivery.com and HYPERLINK “http://www.nicktoonsnetwork.com” www.nicktoonsnetwork.com. While viewers will be exposed to Chinese background through the series, HYPERLINK “http://www.threedelivery.com” www.threedelivery.com will also offer exclusive content, such as a Chinese glossary, virtual map of Chinatown, screensavers, wallpapers, buddy icons and a free MP3 download of the series’ theme song. Additional features to come include interactive games, customizable fortune cookie e-mails, Kung Fu moves and video blogs from Sue, Sid, Tobey and others.

Years ago, an evil young apprentice named Kong Li unleashed the power of a magical cookbook, scattering its dangerous recipes throughout Chinatown. Thanks to an ancient spell, a force field was placed around the city, keeping the magic in the book. For many years, the rest of the world was protected, but now Kong Li has returned to find the powerful recipes. If he succeeds, evil power will be released and the world will be in danger.

Luckily, three teenage heroes skilled in Kung Fu have been trained to stop Kong Li. When orphans Sue, Sid and Tobey are recruited by Nana to make deliveries for Wu’s Garden Chinese restaurant, they see it as a chance to move out of the orphanage and ride cool bikes. Little did they know that every evening they would be locked in a lightning-fast battle against evil for the fate of the world.

Set at twilight, the series features rich hues and lighting to enhance the mystery with extreme close-ups and dramatic angles as if ripped from the pages of a comic book. The lead characters inhabit a world colored by contemporary fashion, punk music, and the excitement of martial arts and X-game-style biking. The show’s theme song and a music video for Three Delivery were created by the NY-based indie-rock band Ten Minute Turns led by guitarist Alan Foreman who is also the art director of the series.

About Animation Collective
Animation Collective is the U.S.’s leading independent creator of children’s entertainment, with original content in more than 38 countries and in 18 languages on platforms including television, broadband, wireless, books and consumer products. Larry Schwarz, the company’s founder and CEO, is the creator and executive producer of all its original series. Proprietary productions include: Kappa Mikey, MTVN and Nickelodeon’s first global acquisition for Nicktoons Network and Nickelodeon; Three Delivery for Nicktoons Network, YTV and the BBC; Thumb Wrestling Federation: TWF for the KidsWB!, YTV and the BBC, and Ellen’s Acres for Cartoon Network, Al Jazeera and ABC Australia. Work-for-hire productions include Speed Racer: The Next Generation for Nicktoons Network and The Incredible Crash Dummies for 4KidsTV. Animation Collective is the largest provider of original content for KOL, America Online’s kids channel and Red, its teen channel.

About Nicktoons Network
Nicktoons Network is the fastest growing kids’ network* and offers a 24-hour schedule featuring programming such as the Nicktoons Network Animation Festival, Speed Racer: The Next Generation, Kappa Mikey, The Secret Show and Edgar & Ellen, as well as a roster of hits that have defined kids’ and animation lovers’ TV, including Avatar: The Last Airbender, Invader Zim, Danny Phantom, SpongeBob SquarePants, The Fairly OddParents and The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius. Nicktoons Network is a part of the MTV Networks expanded suite of channels available for digital distribution. The new channels include MTV Hits, MTV Jams, Nicktoons Network and VH1 Mega Hits, expanding and strengthening MTV Networks’ digital offerings to thirteen services.

Nicktoons Network currently reaches 50 million homes via cable, digital cable and satellite, and can be seen on Cablevision, Charter Communications, Comcast Cable, Cox Communications, DirecTV, DISH Network and Time Warner Cable. Nicktoons, and all related titles and logos are property of Viacom, Inc.

*Nicktoons Network was the fastest growing kid’s network in the past year among K6-14, K9-14 and K12-17. Source: Nielsen Media Research, 8/27/07-6/8/08 vs. 8/28/06-6/10/07. (Live) US AA%

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