Cookie Jar Entertainment Inc.

Cookie Jar Entertainment Inc.

October 20, 2005 19:26 ET

The Doodlebops Live: And In Your Home Prepare To Be Malled-The Doodlebops Are Coming

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 20, 2005) - Deedee, Moe and Rooney Doodle -- Canada's newest international children's entertainment sensations -- are coming your way, and no-one can stop the onslaught! And for kids' sake, don't even try!

The Doodlebops is Cookie Jar Entertainment's latest TV sensation that has quickly become one of the most popular shows on Kids' CBC. The Doodlebops also airs on Disney Channel's Playhouse Disney preschool block and consistently rates as number 1 in kids 2-5 in their time period.(i)

On October 25th, 2005, Universal Music Canada will issue two Doodlebops DVDs (Music & Fun and Let's Move) and a music CD (Get On The Bus). To kick off the launch of their first DVDs and CD, the group will be performing at shopping centres across the country. In early 2006, The Doodlebops will head across the country on a live performance tour.

FALL MALL PERFORMANCE AND MEET N' GREET ITINERARY:



VANCOUVER SAT. OCT. 29 - Metropolis Centre - 11 AM & 2 PM
VICTORIA SUN. OCT. 30 - Hillside Centre - 1 PM & 3 PM
CALGARY TUE. NOV. 1 - Northland Village - 11 AM & 2 PM
EDMONTON WED. NOV. 2 - West Edmonton Mall - 2 PM & 5 PM
WINNIPEG FRI. NOV. 4 - Polo Park Centre - 9:30 AM & 2 PM
LONDON SUN. NOV. 6 - Whiteoaks Mall Wal-Mart - 1 PM (autograph
signing only)
TORONTO THURS. NOV. 10 - MISSISSAUGA Square One Shopping Centre -
2 PM & 5:30 PM
TORONTO SAT. NOV.12 - MISSISSAUGA Square One Shopping Centre
Wal-Mart - 1 PM (autograph signing only)
OTTAWA SUN. NOV. 13 - Bayshore Centre (Christmas Parade
Marshals)

For further details, visit www.doodlebops.com.


The talented trio is the most dynamic new children's act on the scene, using its top-rated, Toronto-produced TV show to entertain and educate the two-to-seven-year-old crowd with pop-rock music, dynamic dancing, humour and fun to convey important messages like sharing, caring and co-operation.

Echoing scenes from A Hard Day's Night, hordes of excited youngsters have created Doodlemania as they follow the colourfully-clad band on its adventures and to their concerts.

Those who are among the millions who've already seen the TV programs can relive the fun through Universal Music Canada's Oct. 25 releases. With each purchase one dollar from the sale of each DVD and CD will support music education in Canada through MusiCan.

After whetting appetites for shopping centre food courts this fall, The Doodlebops will embark on a full-blown nationwide concert tour in the New Year. Just picture a theatre full of pre-schoolers singing, dancing, holding up handmade signs and calling out the name of their favourite candy-coloured Doodlebop.

More Doodle news is expected soon.

"Too advanced for Barney, too young for Britney Spears, where is the parent of a pre-school aged child to turn for quality entertainment? To the Disney Channel's screaming-good series THE DOODLEBOPS, a fab musical trio rockin' kids television every week. THE DOODLEBOPS uses the power of pop/rock music and rhyming to help preschoolers strengthen their language and literacy skills. While music has always played an integral role in children's entertainment, the use of all-original songs in the pop/rock genre allows THE DOODLEBOPS to reach young fans with the infectious sounds of their own generation. Outrageous costuming make THE DOODLEBOPS larger than life, just as it did for some of rock's most famous icons such as Steven Tyler, Elton John, and Gene Simmons. The live-action series, THE DOODLEBOPS, introduces three colorful, cartoon-like characters, Rooney, Moe and Deedee who provide an exciting concert in each episode and lessons that extol the importance of teamwork, good behavior, getting along with others, trying one's best, facing fears and being reliable. Finally, a group of rockers that the kids can really look up to and at less than three feet tall, kids do a lot of looking up!"

- www.20ishparents.com, September 2005

About Cookie Jar Group, Cookie Jar Group develops, produces, distributes and markets quality products to children, their caregivers, parents and teachers. Cookie Jar Group's products reflect its commitment to providing the best in children's published content, animated and live action programming, and innovative educational and entertainment-driven products worldwide. The group of companies consists of Cookie Jar Entertainment Inc. and Cookie Jar Education Inc., as well as a 20% interest in Teletoon Canada Inc., Canada's only all-animation broadcaster.

Cookie Jar Entertainment Inc., Cookie Jar Group's entertainment operation, is a leading global independent producer that markets and is the brand manager of such renowned children's properties as The Doodlebops, Gerald McBoing Boing, Arthur and Caillou. Combining globally-renowned intellectual properties with an industry-recognized management team, Cookie Jar Entertainment Inc. is a market-driven, brand-building company that's committed to children first and foremost and is dedicated to the development and production of quality programming that embraces the whole child with animated and live-action series' that entertain, inspire and enlighten children and family audiences worldwide.

About Universal Music Canada, Universal Music Canada, a unit of Universal Music Group, is Canada's leading music organization with an overall 34.5% market share. For further information on Universal Music Canada, please visit www.umusic.ca.

About Kids' CBC, Canada's #1 morning preschool block, is built upon the solid foundation Explore, Discover, Learn! All of our shows and hosted interstitials are designed to promote preschoolers' developmental tendency to explore and discover their world, and to learn and grow as they do. At Kids' CBC we encourage children to think imaginatively and critically, take chances and approach life with enthusiasm, optimism and confidence. Our award-winning programming, while fun and entertaining, is above all else, beneficial to young children's emotional, social and intellectual development. At Kids' CBC, we are all about letting children take the lead and explore their world, while feeling secure and confident enough to do so.

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