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- July 7, 2001
- The Proud Family Coming to
- Cartoon Network
has Strong Second Quarter
- Friday Box Office Results
- News Link of the Day
- TV Rolling Out Toons for the Tiny
Family Coming to Disney Channel
(by digitalmediafx.com) A new animated series called The Proud
Family will be airing on The Disney Channel beginning in September
2001. The Proud Family is an animated sitcom that chronicles the
adventures of Penny, a 14-year-old African American girl who's
doing her best to navigate through the mysteries and mishaps of
her early teen years.
Cast to voice
the parts of the main animated characters are:
as Penny Proud
Tommy Davidson as Oscar Proud
Paula Jai Parker as Trudy Proud
Jo Marie Payton as Sugar Momma
Karen Malina White as Dijonay
and executive producer for the series is Bruce Smith. Ralph Farquhar
is also an executive producer.
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Network has Strong Second Quarter
(from press release) The Cartoon Network concluded April 2
- July 1 with its highest-ever second quarter total day ratings
and delivery of tweens 9-14, kids 6-11 and kids 2-11. Household
delivery also scored a new second quarter record. In prime time,
ratings and delivery for kids 6-11 and kids 2-11 set new second
quarter records, while households and tweens 9-14 charted new
delivery records. Cartoon Network also posted the largest prime
time and total day net delivery increase of all ad-supported cable
networks for kids 6-11 and kids 2-11, as well as the largest total
day net delivery increase for tweens 9-14.
Second Quarter 2001 with yet another week in first place for total
day ratings (1.4, tied with Nickelodeon), Cartoon Network continued
its record-setting ratings and delivery growth trajectory with
second quarter double-digit gains across all key demographics.
The all-animation network finished Second Quarter 2001 in third
place for both total day (1.1) and prime time (1.7, up from fifth
place last year and tied with TNT) household ratings among all
ad-supported cable networks.
punctuated its second quarter ratings highlights with two weeks
in June for first place for total day ratings (tied with Nickelodeon)
, an achievement not equaled since 1995 when Cartoon Network last
earned number-one for total day ratings. The week of June 11-17
charted a 1.3 total day rating, while June 25 - July 1 scored
a 1.4 total day rating. For the week of April 30 - May 6, Cartoon
Network also earned its first-ever May prime time victory among
ad-supported cable networks, tied with Lifetime as the number-one
network in prime with a 1.7 rating.
programming highlights include last Sunday's (July 1, 10 p.m.)
Toonheads: The Wartime Cartoons, a one-hour study of theatrical
cartoons created during World War II, which averaged a 2.3 household
rating and 3,400,000 different viewers, the strongest Toonheads
performance year-to-date. Also, the network's annual Bugs Bunny
tribute, June Bugs (June 1, 11 p.m. - June 3, 12 a.m.), featuring
every Bugs Bunny cartoon in circulation and shown in chronological
order, scored a 1.6 average household rating and attracted 29,320,000
different viewers, making it the most-watched stunt ever presented
on Cartoon Network.
In May, Cartoon
Network presented The Looney Tunes Fairy Tale Special (May 17,
9 p.m. - 12 a.m.) which earned a 1.8 household rating and delivered
an average 1,340,000 homes. On Friday, May 25, the network aired
two straight hours of Toonami's top-rated program, Dragon Ball
Z, in Z-Day, showcasing episodes viewers voted online to see during
the special. The stunt earned double and even triple-digit ratings
increases for kids 6-11 (3.2, +146 percent), tweens 9-14 (2.7,
+125 percent), boys 9-14 (3.9, +144 percent) and teens 12-17 (2.4,
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Box Office Results
(by digitalmediafx.com) Friday's box office results are in.
Here are the top 10 movies for the day:
1) Scary Movie
2 - $7.3 Million
2) Cats & Dogs - $6.7 Million
3) Kiss of the Dragon - $4.8 Million
4) A.I. - $4.5 Million
5) The Fast and the Furious - $4.0 Million
6) Doctor Doolittle 2 - $3.0 Million
7) Tomb Raider - $2.0 Million
8) Shrek - $1.7 Million
9) Baby Boy - $1.5 Million
10) Atlantis - $1.4 Million
is now outplaying Atlantis
on a daily basis even though Shrek opened a full month
before Atlantis. A.I. is still doing well, but playing
well below analyst expectations. The movie has received mixed,
but mostly negative, reactions from audiences who have seen it.
The top complaints are that the movie is "disjointed"
and that it has a poor ending.
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of the Day - TV Rolling Out Toons for the Tiny
to USA Today:
littlest kids are finding an expanded TV playground. Walt Disney
early next year plans a spinoff of its Disney Channel, Playhouse
Disney, aimed at preschoolers...
is playing catch-up. Many of its animated films have lost their
dominance among young children, and ABC now lags on Saturday mornings.
Disney Channel has been late in capitalizing on an increase in
kid viewership and only began its preschool block two years ago
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