Save the Recipes, Save the World!

Three Teen Kung Fu Heroes Hit their Bikes to Protect Chinatown In New

Action-Adventure Comedy

Three Delivery Premiering on Nicktoons Network June 27

*Art and screeners are available upon request

Jun 16, 2008, 01:00 ET from Nicktoons Network

    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 and While viewers will be
 exposed to Chinese background through the series,
 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%

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