PR: Boomerang Celebrates the Season with a Month-Long Christmas Party
Boomerang Celebrates the Season With a Month-Long CHRISTMAS PARTY
Classic Animated Specials to Air on Weekends all December Long;
30-Hour Holiday Marathon Brings Cheer Christmas Eve Through Christmas
Boomerang, Turner Broadcasting System’s commercial-free
classic cartoon network, will present holiday specials of yesteryear
throughout December as part of a month-long CHRISTMAS PARTY. An hour
and a half of holiday programming will entertain families every Saturday
and Sunday at 4 p.m. (ET/PT), culminating in a 30-hour marathon of cheer
beginning at 9 a.m. (ET/PT) on Christmas Eve.
The spotlighted guests of this party, from Popeye the
Sailor to Papa Smurf, span six decades of cartoon history from the 1930s
to the 1990s. This Christmas party will celebrate not only how favorite
animated families like the Flintstones and the Jetsons ring in the
holidays, but will also feature Emmy-nominated one-of-a-kind specials
like The Town That Santa Forgot.
“Boomerang’s ‘Christmas Party’ takes us back to a time
when families would gather around the television for their annual
favorites,” said Stacy Isenhower, senior vice president of programming
and scheduling for Boomerang and Cartoon Network. “The season truly is
about family and togetherness, and our programming helps honor that
Highlights of the Boomerang CHRISTMAS PARTY include:
* Yogi’s First Christmas (1980), Saturday, Dec. 6, 4 p.m. (ET/PT):
Hanna-Barbera’s most beloved classic characters, including Huckleberry
Hound and Snagglepuss, join Yogi at Jellystone Lodge for a Christmas
celebration in this much-loved holiday movie.
* Casper’s First Christmas (1979), Saturday, Dec. 13, 4:30 p.m.
(ET/PT): A joyful group of cartoon friends visit Casper on Christmas
Eve. Hairy Scary tries to scare their Christmas spirits away until a
touching gesture changes his heart.
* The Town That Santa Forgot (1993), Saturday, Dec. 20, 4 p.m.
(ET/PT): Dick van Dyke stars as the voice of a kind grandfather
relaying the tale of Jeremy Creek, a spoiled boy who learns it is better
to give than to receive.
* The Smurfs Christmas Special (1982), Saturday, Dec. 20, 4:25
p.m. (ET/PT): The Smurfs must use all the holiday goodness they can
muster to battle an even greater evil than Gargamel.
* A Flintstones Christmas Carol (1994), Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1:30
p.m. (ET/PT): Christmas is nearly ruined when Fred, who plays Ebenezer
Scrooge in a Bedrock Community Players Christmas production, becomes a
true-life Scrooge himself.
* Nutcracker Scooby (1984), Thursday, Dec. 25, 2 p.m. (ET/PT):
This two-part episode from The New Scooby Doo Mysteries is presented as
an hour-long Christmas special. The gang tries to spread a little cheer
when they are confronted by yet another creepy ghoul.
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