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The Zula Patrol will blast off on national television this July on the NBC Saturday morning qubo block and the diginet on ION Television and Telemundo. In addition, the series will continue airing on public television stations throughout the US.

• Ottawa, Canada-based Amberwood Entertainment has sold all TV and DVD rights for 39 half-hours of The Secret World of Benjamin Bear to the Russian Film Company for Russia and all CIS countries.

4Kids Entertainment's Chaotic Trading Card Game, has sold out its new (third overall) booster release, Silent Sands. The game was released to comic and hobby stores on June 18 and will be available at mass market retailers in early July.

• Looks like the kids in Canada were similarly taken with the Jonas Bros' Camp Rock. Astral Media's Family Channel scored nearly 420,000 viewers, ages eight to 14 for the June 20 broadcast of the Disney Channel original movie, making it the highest-rated program for this demographic in the last five years on Canadian TV.
June 24, 2008

The Zula Patrol will blast off on national television this July on the NBC Saturday morning qubo block and the diginet on ION Television and Telemundo. In addition, the series will continue airing on public television stations throughout the US.

• Ottawa, Canada-based Amberwood Entertainment has sold all TV and DVD rights for 39 half-hours of The Secret World of Benjamin Bear to the Russian Film Company for Russia and all CIS countries.

4Kids Entertainment‘s Chaotic Trading Card Game, has sold out its new (third overall) booster release, Silent Sands. The game was released to comic and hobby stores on June 18 and will be available at mass market retailers in early July.

• Looks like the kids in Canada were similarly taken with the Jonas Bros’ Camp Rock. Astral Media’s Family Channel scored nearly 420,000 viewers, ages eight to 14 for the June 20 broadcast of the Disney Channel original movie, making it the highest-rated program for this demographic in the last five years on Canadian TV.

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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