NEW YORK, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Nicktoons Network, the
fastest-growing kids' network, presents Three Delivery, a new modern-day
superhero tale packed with martial arts, high-speed bike races, paranormal
mystery and kid-relatable comedy, beginning Friday, June 27, at 7:30 p.m.
(ET). The new animated 26- episode series, produced by the New York-based
Animation Collective, follows three Kung Fu fighting teens as they strive
to balance studying, delivering food for Wu's Garden Chinese restaurant and
protecting ancient Chinese recipes from the evil Kong Li. The series will
air regularly Friday nights at 7:30 p.m. (ET).
Three Delivery, inspired by live-action film, graphic novels and
classic cartoon comedies, features references to authentic Chinese phrases,
celebrations, cuisine and mythology. Set in Chinatown, the series'
buildings and backgrounds are inspired by actual cityscapes in New York and
San Francisco Chinatowns. Real Kung Fu moves such as crane style, tiger
style, snake style, and eagle style are illustrated in the show.
"Nicktoons Network aims to bring viewers diverse animation, compelling
storylines and dynamic characters," said Keith Dawkins, Nicktoons Network
General Manager, Senior Vice President, Nickelodeon Programming
Partnerships. "Three Delivery meets these goals, plus it has the action,
adventure and relatable superheroes our audience, particularly the boys,
crave. We're excited for fans to experience this new adventure that
complements our original programming and iconic Nick hits."
"Three Delivery is an evolution in animated visual storytelling," said
Larry Schwarz, creator of Three Delivery and CEO of Animation Collective, a
leading independent producer of children's entertainment in the U.S. "While
we wanted to stay true to animation, the real-life character relationships
and cinematic look we achieved make this series feel different for
animation, more like live-action than a familiar cartoon."
To further engage viewers in the rich world of Three Delivery, 11 two-
minute "mobisodes" have been created for cell phones and online at
www.threedelivery.com and www.nicktoonsnetwork.com. While viewers will be
exposed to Chinese background through the series, www.threedelivery.com
will also offer exclusive content, such as a Chinese glossary, virtual map
of Chinatown, screensavers, wallpapers, buddy icons and a free MP3 download
of the series' theme song. Additional features to come include interactive
games, customizable fortune cookie e-mails, Kung Fu moves and video blogs
from Sue, Sid, Tobey and others.
Years ago, an evil young apprentice named Kong Li unleashed the power
of a magical cookbook, scattering its dangerous recipes throughout
Chinatown. Thanks to an ancient spell, a force field was placed around the
city, keeping the magic in the book. For many years, the rest of the world
was protected, but now Kong Li has returned to find the powerful recipes.
If he succeeds, evil power will be released and the world will be in
Luckily, three teenage heroes skilled in Kung Fu have been trained to
stop Kong Li. When orphans Sue, Sid and Tobey are recruited by Nana to make
deliveries for Wu's Garden Chinese restaurant, they see it as a chance to
move out of the orphanage and ride cool bikes. Little did they know that
every evening they would be locked in a lightning-fast battle against evil
for the fate of the world.
Set at twilight, the series features rich hues and lighting to enhance
the mystery with extreme close-ups and dramatic angles as if ripped from
the pages of a comic book. The lead characters inhabit a world colored by
contemporary fashion, punk music, and the excitement of martial arts and
X-game-style biking. The show's theme song and a music video for Three
Delivery were created by the NY-based indie-rock band Ten Minute Turns led
by guitarist Alan Foreman who is also the art director of the series.
About Animation Collective
Animation Collective is the U.S.'s leading independent creator of
children's entertainment, with original content in more than 38 countries
and in 18 languages on platforms including television, broadband, wireless,
books and consumer products. Larry Schwarz, the company's founder and CEO,
is the creator and executive producer of all its original series.
Proprietary productions include: Kappa Mikey, MTVN and Nickelodeon's first
global acquisition for Nicktoons Network and Nickelodeon; Three Delivery
for Nicktoons Network, YTV and the BBC; Thumb Wrestling Federation: TWF for
the KidsWB!, YTV and the BBC, and Ellen's Acres for Cartoon Network, Al
Jazeera and ABC Australia. Work-for-hire productions include Speed Racer:
The Next Generation for Nicktoons Network and The Incredible Crash Dummies
for 4KidsTV. Animation Collective is the largest provider of original
content for KOL, America Online's kids channel and Red, its teen channel.
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, Speed Racer: The Next Generation, Kappa Mikey, The
Secret Show and Edgar & Ellen, 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 services.
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 was the fastest growing kid's network in the past
year among K6-14, K9-14 and K12-17. Source: Nielsen Media Research,
8/27/07- 6/8/08 vs. 8/28/06-6/10/07. (Live) US AA%
SOURCE Nicktoons Network