Cartoon Network's Codename: Kids Next Door Challenges Tyrannical Rule of Adults Starting TOMORROW - December 6.
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ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 5, 2002
All-New Cartoon Cartoon Series Premieres at 7 p.m.
with Encore at 10 p.m. (ET, PT)
Codename: Kids Next Door, a new animated action-comedy series will premiere on Friday, December 6, at 7 p.m. (ET, PT) on Cartoon Network with an encore presentation at 10 p.m. (ET, PT).
Codename: Kids Next Door follows the thrilling escapades of five eager, yet bumbling, 10-year-olds as they fight against the forces of tyrannical adults.
Armed with ingenious vehicles and equipment engineered with jerry-built "2 x 4 Technology," the KND operatives relentlessly defend the rights of kids everywhere by engaging in head-to-head combat with ruthless adult villains such as Knightbrace, the demented dental avenger; Gramma Stuffum, who maniacally forces meals on unsuspecting kids; and a ship of Candy Pirates.
Like any good team, the operatives in Codename: Kids Next Door each have their own distinct skills and personalities. Numbuh One is British-born Nigel Uno, the cunning, yet slightly overzealous leader of the group. Hoagie P. Gilligan, Jr., the group's expert pilot and mechanical genius, is known as Numbuh Two and hails from the United States. Diversionary tactics are the domain of Japanese operative Kuki Sanban, a.k.a. Numbuh Three. The brash, impulsive Australian Numbuh Four (Wallabee Beetles) is a master of hand-to-hand combat. Rounding out the group is the team's other American operative, Abigail Lincoln, alias Numbuh Five, the smartest KND operative this side of puberty.
Codename: Kids Next Door was given the greenlight to become a Cartoon Cartoon original series by Cartoon Network viewers through an online vote. Codename: Kids Next Door's was an overwhelming fan favorite.
Award-winning animator Mr. Warburton is the creator of Codename: Kids Next Door. He developed the Cartoon Network animated short Kenny and the Chimp and served as a director on Cartoon Network's series Sheep in the Big City. Warburton has also worked with J.J. Sedelmaier Productions on television projects including Saturday Night Live and Schoolhouse Rock.
Cartoon Network, currently seen in 82.1 million U.S. homes and 145 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.'s 24-hour, ad-supported cable service offering the best in animated entertainment. Drawing from the world's largest cartoon library, Cartoon Network also showcases unique original ventures such as The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Ed, Edd n Eddy and other Cartoon Cartoons. Since its launch in 1992, Cartoon Network has remained one of ad-supported cable's highest-rated networks. Cartoon Network's Web site is located at http://CartoonNetwork.com (AOL Keyword: Cartoon Network).
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., an AOL Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and the leading provider of programming for the basic cable industry.
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