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Boomerang Plans "Ape-Reel Fool's Day" with Gorilla 'Toons on April 1, 2009

Boomerang has issued a press release detailing their “Ape-Reel Fool’s Day” programming plans, centering on gorilla-themed cartoons for April 1, 2009. Highlights include The Powerpuff Girls‘ “Monkey See, Doggie Do,” The Flintstones‘ “Fred Goes Ape,” and The Magilla Gorilla Show‘s “Bird-Brained.”

The full press release follows.



Monkey Around on Ape-Reel Fool’s Day

Boomerang “Goes Ape” During a 24-hour Salute to Our Famous Cartoon Ape and Monkey Stars

This April 1st, spend a primate-packed day with Boomerang as the commercial-free network celebrates “Ape-Reel Fool’s Day.” The big star of the day is everyone’s favorite fun-loving (and well-dressed) gorilla, Magilla. Debuting in 1964, The Magilla Gorilla Show chronicles Magilla’s antics in Mr. Peeble’s Pet Shop. This classic cartoon will air in three-hour blocks on Wednesday, April 1, at 9 a.m. (ET) and 5 p.m. (ET), and again overnight at 2 a.m. (ET).

But not all the animated apes are as amiable as Magilla, as Mojo Jojo of The Powerpuff Girls will prove. This most evil of apish villains will wreak havoc at 7 a.m. (ET), 2 p.m. (ET) and 10 p.m. (ET). Other classic cartoons-The Flinstones, Scooby Doo and Top Cat-also will join in the fun with monkey-themed episodes and simian guest stars.

“Monkeys are essential to classic cartoon comedy,” said Stacy Isenhower, senior vice president of programming and scheduling for Boomerang and Cartoon Network. “We are going to celebrate the funniest day with television’s most loveable-and despicable-animal characters.”

Highlights of “Ape-Reel Fool’s Day” include:

* The Powerpuff Girls, “Monkey See, Doggie Do” – 7 a.m. (ET) – Mojo Jojo is on the loose with his amazing Anubis Head laser that turns people into dogs. The Powerpuff Girls think they have it under control until they are turned into Power Pups!

* The Flintstones, “Fred Goes Ape” – 3 p.m. (ET) – A mix-up at the Bedrock pharmacy has Fred taking strange pills that don’t help his allergy but turn him into an ape.

* The Magilla Gorilla Show, “Bird-Brained” – 8 p.m. (ET) – Magilla battles with a parrot that is in the pet store.

Boomerang is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s (TBS, Inc.) 24-hour cable/satellite network offering the best in classic animated entertainment. In partnership with Cartoon Network, the service boasts 75 percent unduplicated programming and is available to cable/satellite operators and their customers in Spanish. Boomerang’s official Web site is located at http://Boomerang.CartoonNetwork.com.

Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), currently seen in more than 97 million U.S. homes and 166 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic animated entertainment for kids and families. Overnight from 11 p.m.-6 a.m. (ET, PT), Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination showcasing original and acquired animation for young adults 18-34.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

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