NEW YORK, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- In spirit of the trickiest holiday
of all, Edgar and Ellen take their wily pranks to an all-new half-hour
series when Edgar & Ellen premieres Sunday, October 7 at 8:00 p.m. (ET)
with two back-to-back episodes on Nicktoons Network (nicktoonsnetwork.com).
The animated series follows the ultimate brother-sister scheme team and
engages viewers by incorporating kid-inspired content in every episode. The
half-hour Halloween special, "Trick or Twins," will debut on Nickelodeon in
October (Date/Time TBA) and air on Nicktoons Network Sunday, October 28 at
8:30 p.m. (ET) preceded by an all new episode, "To the Moon/A Midsummer's
Nightmare," at 8:00 p.m. (ET). The series will regularly air on Sundays at
8:00 p.m. (ET) on Nicktoons Network.
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Based on the popular book series from Simon & Schuster that has sold
over 450 thousand copies worldwide, Edgar & Ellen follows the clever twins
in footie pajamas as they wreak havoc on the innocent citizens of Nod's
Limbs. Armed with an endless supply of pranks and their hairy, one-eyed
companion named Pet, the twins push the envelope of mischievous comedy and
experiment with their unique brand of troublemaking on the town darling,
Stephanie Knightleigh, and the rest of Nod's Limbs' inhabitants. From their
strange mansion on the edge of town, Edgar and Ellen plot elaborate schemes
using chaos as their guide and mischief as their inspiration, even though
their plans often backfire making them their own victims.
Each episode of the series features a two-minute segment inspired by a
fan. Viewers are invited to log on to www.edgarandellen.com where they have
the opportunity to submit storylines before the show is produced. Fans can
then tune-in to see if Edgar or Ellen will perform the prank he or she
suggested. The fourth wall comes tumbling down and Edgar and Ellen break
through the television screen barrier to acknowledge the fan by name. All
kid-inspired content is denoted by a brain graphic on the screen.
"Edgar & Ellen is a unique multiplatform property that has evolved from
short form programming, to specials to a series on Nicktoons Network," said
Keith Dawkins, Vice President and General Manager, Nicktoons Network. "The
characters already have a huge following from the books and online, and now
we're offering a new way for our audience to experience the Edgar & Ellen
brand. It's an exciting chance for fans to directly contribute to the show
and get their names mentioned on our air - it's a true user-generated
In premiere episode, "It Came from the Sub-Basement," at 8:00 p.m.
(ET), the twins discover a giant spider living in their sub-basement. They
eventually get rid of it, only to be swarmed by all the bugs that the
spider could no longer eliminate. Following in "Beast of Show," the twins
enter Pet in a dog show, and they are determined to take the blue ribbon
away from Stephanie and her poodle. Then, a viewer challenges Edgar to pull
a prank involving shaving cream, fire ants and toothpaste and Edgar lives
up to the challenge by targeting Mayor Knightleigh during his morning shave
in "Edgar's Satchel: Getting Antsy."
In the second episode, "Condemned," at 8:30 p.m. (ET), Stephanie has a
safety inspector threaten to condemn the twins' mansion, unless Edgar and
Ellen can prove that it's safe - a tall order in a home full of booby
traps, sharp objects and half-baked pranks. In "Bolty, The Friendly Robot,"
Edgar invents a robot to do menial tasks, but the robot becomes a cleaning
freak with an eye toward making the Gadget Graveyard its next project.
Edgar and Ellen race to keep it from ruining their favorite spot. Then, in
the viewer- inspired segment, "Ellen's Horrorscopes: Them Bones," Ellen
reads chicken bones and informs the Mayor he'll be taking a trip soon.
Edgar & Ellen's Halloween special, "Trick or Twins," (Sunday, October
28 at 8:30 p.m. ET) follows Edgar and Ellen on Halloween night when they
steer the kids of Nod's Limbs to their house of horrors to prove they are
the masters of the macabre. They soon find out that one of Edgar's
experiments has done something truly monstrous to Ellen's carnivorous
For the month of October, Edgar & Ellen episodes and short-form videos
will stream on Video-on-Demand and Edgar & Ellen shorts will be available
on TurboNick, Nickelodeon's broadband video service on www.nick.com. Plus,
fans can log on to nicktoonsnetwork.com to play Edgar & Ellen-themed games,
check out clips and sneak-peeks of the series and download Edgar &
In support of the premiere, Nicktoons Network is offering "Party In A
Box" sweepstakes through October 7. Fans can enter the sweepstakes by
logging on nicktoonsnetwork.com. Ten Grand Prize winners will receive all
the necessary accoutrements to throw a "spooktacular" Edgar & Ellen viewing
party, including plates, cups, decorations, novelty items, an Edgar & Ellen
DVD and more. Plus 25 First Prize winners will receive an Edgar & Ellen
Mischief Manual and Triple Threat Box set which includes the first three
books in the Edgar & Ellen series.
Jon McClenahan serves as Creative Producer of Edgar & Ellen, bringing
more than 30 years of animation experience to the Edgar & Ellen(R) series
and specials. He has directed projects such as Animaniacs and Tiny Toons
and is a two-time winner and three-time nominee of the National Academy of
Television Arts & Sciences (Emmy) Award for Directing in Children's
About Star Farm Productions
Edgar & Ellen(R), for ages 6 to 12, are pranksters extraordinaire who
crave outrageous fun. The Edgar & Ellen animated series is produced by Star
Farm Productions and Bardel Entertainment in association with YTV. It airs
on Nicktoons Network US, YTV Canada, Nickelodeon UK, Nickelodeon
International, MBC, and ABC Kids Australia. This multiple media phenomenon
also appears in a six-book series with Simon & Schuster Children's
Publishing and as a thriving online community at www.edgarandellen.com.
Enjoy the ride and savor the inevitable consequences when each of Edgar &
Ellen's plan backfires!
Star Farm Productions(R) creates entertainment the way today's digital
generation consumes it. Star Farm merges user-generated content with
mainstream multiple media. Partners include Nickelodeon International,
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Scholastic(R), Activision(R),
Mattel(R) and other global leaders in the family market.
About Nicktoons Network
Nicktoons Network is the fastest growing kids' network* and offers a
24- hour schedule featuring programming such as the Nicktoons Network
Animation Festival, Skyland, Kappa Mikey, The Secret Show and Martin
Mystery, as well as a roster of hits that have defined kids' and animation
lovers' TV, including Avatar: The Last Airbender, Invader Zim, Danny
Phantom, SpongeBob SquarePants, The Fairly OddParents and The Adventures of
Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius. Nicktoons Network is a part of the MTV Networks
expanded suite of channels available for digital distribution. The new
channels include MTV Hits, MTV Jams, Nicktoons Network and VH1 Mega Hits,
expanding and strengthening MTV Networks' digital offerings to thirteen
Nicktoons Network currently reaches 50 million homes via cable, digital
cable and satellite, and can be seen on Cablevision, Charter
Communications, Comcast Cable, Cox Communications, DirecTV, DISH Network
and Time Warner Cable. Nicktoons, and all related titles and logos are
property of Viacom, Inc.
*Nicktoons Network is the Fastest Growing Kid's Network among K2-11,
K6- 11, K6-14 and K12-17. Source: Nielsen Media Research, 8/28/06-7/29/07
vs. 8/29/05-7/30/06. (Live) US AA%
SOURCE Nicktoons Network