SOURCE: Animation Collective

February 05, 2007 08:00 ET

Kids Everywhere "Check In" to "Ellen's Acres" for Roomfuls of Online Fun Provides Interactive Games and Activities From New Animation Collective Series for Young Viewers, Airing on Cartoon Network

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 5, 2007 -- "Ellen's Acres," the new animated comedy series for young viewers -- airing on Cartoon Network U.S. and U.K., and on the online broadband service Cartoon Network Video -- has launched a web site,, where kids everywhere can interact with the highly imaginative show and its colorful cast of characters through animation, games and activities. "Ellen's Acres" is created by Larry Schwarz, CEO of Animation Collective, the show's producer.

"Ellen's Acres" centers around 5-year-old Ellen, her feather duster, her radial tire, the hotel she owns and her amazing adventures. Actually the hotel belongs to her parents but the amazing adventures part is totally true! There isn't much to do or many people to play with at the Emerald Acres Hotel, located nine miles outside of Tonopah, Nevada. Ellen's only companions are her hard-working parents, the folks who work at the hotel, and the guests. But Ellen has her imagination... actually it's quite enormous! She populates her world by imagining that the characters in her real world are characters in her imaginary one -- whether she's traveling in a sled across the Arctic or experiencing the ups and downs of being a movie star, Ellen proves there's no place your imagination can't take you.

Visitors to the "Ellen's Acres" web site can play games designed to transport kids into Ellen's world of adventure, play and imagination. Through three different games, kids can "Dress Up," "Paint with Ellen" and "Sort with Ellen." Kids can also enjoy "Ellen's Acres" printables -- scenes from the show that they can print out and color in themselves. Additionally, the site offers vividly colored wallpapers depicting magical scenes from the show -- from Ellen as astronaut to Ellen as ballerina. The site also features an online gallery showcasing the program's colorful backgrounds, quirky characters and strange creatures, along with a section where kids can learn more about the characters and episodes.

Larry Schwarz, creator of "Ellen's Acres," said, "'Ellen's Acres' is all about the way kids play and the launch of gives kids their first opportunity to play along with Ellen."

About Animation Collective

Animation Collective is a leader in creating and producing children's programming for television, the Internet, home video and other platforms. Larry Schwarz is the creator and executive producer of all of Animation Collective's original series including "Kappa Mikey" for Nickelodeon and Nicktoons Network; "Thumb Wrestling Federation: TWF," "Leader Dog," and "Tortellini Western" for Nicktoons Network; and "Ellen's Acres" and "HTDT" for Cartoon Network. Animation Collective is the largest provider of original content for KOL, America Online's kids channel and Red, its teen channel.

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