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American Greetings Properties and Fox Home Entertainment are launching the new animated DVD Care Bears: Grizzle-ly Adventures (US$16.98) on February 5. Kids and parents will also get a chance to see the feature on the big screen, as the title has just joined Kidtoons' family matinee series. It's February's feature selection at Kidtoons' partner cinemas that currently number more than 200 across the US.

Nickelodeon UK has picked up 20 half-hours of US interactive hit iCarly, and will premier the show during the country's half-term school break on Monday, March 24 at 5 p.m. The series drew 13 million viewers in the US during its first weekend, making it one of the most-watched live-action debuts in Nickelodeon's history.

• New York City-based CBS Consumer Products has appointed FremantleMedia Enterprises as its exclusive licensing agent for Australia and New Zealand. FME will now look to build merch programs for CBS's signature brands, including Star Trek and Beverly Hills 90210.

• San Francisco, California-based VIZ Media has announced its slate of DVD releases for Q1 2008. Volumes of Bleach, Naruto, Death Note and Prince of Tennis will hit US retailers throughout the spring.
January 31, 2008

American Greetings Properties and Fox Home Entertainment are launching the new animated DVD Care Bears: Grizzle-ly Adventures (US$16.98) on February 5. Kids and parents will also get a chance to see the feature on the big screen, as the title has just joined Kidtoons‘ family matinee series. It’s February’s feature selection at Kidtoons’ partner cinemas that currently number more than 200 across the US.

Nickelodeon UK has picked up 20 half-hours of US interactive hit iCarly, and will premier the show during the country’s half-term school break on Monday, March 24 at 5 p.m. The series drew 13 million viewers in the US during its first weekend, making it one of the most-watched live-action debuts in Nickelodeon’s history.

• New York City-based CBS Consumer Products has appointed FremantleMedia Enterprises as its exclusive licensing agent for Australia and New Zealand. FME will now look to build merch programs for CBS’s signature brands, including Star Trek and Beverly Hills 90210.

• San Francisco, California-based VIZ Media has announced its slate of DVD releases for Q1 2008. Volumes of Bleach, Naruto, Death Note and Prince of Tennis will hit US retailers throughout the spring.

About The Author
Gary Rusak is a freelance writer based in Toronto. He has covered the kids entertainment industry for the last decade with a special interest in licensing, retail and consumer products. You can reach him at garyrusak@gmail.com

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