Vodka’s Jelly Jamm Wins El Chupete Awards: Spanish studio Vodka Capital’s CG-animated preschool show Jelly Jamm recently picked up the Best Animaton in TV/Movie categories and Best Music and Video Clip honors at the Festival Internacional El Chupete. The series, which is now available in more than 150 countries and 18 different languages, reaches an estimated 4 million viewers worldwide, 22% amongst kids aged 4-9 years old. U.K.’s Channel 5 Milkshake block began to air the second series of the show (26 x 11) this month. Vodka Captial is also working on the new animated transmedia mini series (13 x 2) called Bugsted, which will be available on TV, online and smartphones and will also include a game for web and mobile, as well as a set of collectible toys.
Camp Lakebottom Debuts on iTunes Before Disney XD Airdate: Toronto’s 9 Story Entertainment has made the first episode of its upcoming kids’ animated comedy Camp Lakebottom (26×22′) available on the U.S. iTunes TV store as a free download. The premiere episode will premire on Disney XD on Saturday, July 13 (9:30 a.m., ET/PT). Subsequent episodes of Camp Lakebottom will be available on iTunes the day after airing on Disney XD. Episodes of the series can be found at www.iTunes.com/CampLakebottom.
“Making the first episode available on iTunes prior to its Disney XD premiere offers a fantastic opportunity to engage new fans and generate excitement about the series,” said Natalie Osborne, 9 Story’s exec VP of business development. “Kids watch shows in multiple mediums and a pre-air premiere of the first episode on iTunes is a great way to help young audiences discover new content.”
Camp Lakebottom centers on 12-year-old prankster McGee, who was headed for an awesome summer at Camp Sunny Smiles when his bus took a wrong turn and landed him at old, run down and spooky camp instead.
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