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World Wrestling Entertainment is set to roll out WWE Kids, a new consumer magazine targeting six- to 14-year-olds. The bi-monthly title launches April 15 and will be supported with a comprehensive cross-platform blitz, including a 100,000-unit pallet promotion at Wal-Mart stores across the US.

• Distributor Enjoy, together with Agogo and Cartoon One, has sold the 52 x 13-minute Buttercup Wood to Aljazeera Children's Channel.

• In its UK free-TV premier on BBC One on Friday, March 21 High School Musical 2, ranked #1 in its timeslot with both kids four years old and over and kids age four to 15 across all UK homes. The movie scored a 8.9 rating with kids age four to 15.

• Rome, Italy-based Cartoon One, the independent producer & distributor of kids' series, has been awarded the Pulcinella Award at Cartoons On The Bay for the best Italian Animation Studio of 2008.
March 26, 2008

World Wrestling Entertainment is set to roll out WWE Kids, a new consumer magazine targeting six- to 14-year-olds. The bi-monthly title launches April 15 and will be supported with a comprehensive cross-platform blitz, including a 100,000-unit pallet promotion at Wal-Mart stores across the US.

• In its UK free-TV premier on BBC One on Friday, March 21 High School Musical 2, ranked #1 in its timeslot with both kids four years old and over and kids age four to 15 across all UK homes. The movie scored a 8.9 rating with kids age four to 15.

• Rome, Italy-based Cartoon One, the independent producer & distributor of kids’ series, has been awarded the Pulcinella Award at Cartoons On The Bay for the best Italian Animation Studio of 2008.

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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