We’re not quite over Labor Day’s unofficial end of Summer when stores are already putting up autumn clothes and Halloween costumes. Occasionally, we’re even seeing bits of Thanksgiving decorations here and there. But today’s news takes us even a bit further – Christmas! Sure, OK, it’s jumping the gun just a tad, but because its animation-related, we’ll give it a pass! As ABC Family prepares it’s Christmas season calendar of shows, Puff the Magic Dragon is getting a special slot in the holiday countdown. The Camelot Entertainment Group animated classic is a toon based on Leonard Lipton and Peter Yarrow’s song, made popular by Peter, Paul and Mary. The animated dragon originally appeared in a 1978 animated television special called Puff the Magic Dragon, and two sequels, Puff and the Land of Living Lies, and Puff and the Incredible Mr. Nobody. Check out the full press release and a clip of the toon in action
Animated Classic to Air as Part of Network’s Popular “25 Days of Christmas” Programming Event in December 2010
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA — Camelot Entertainment Group, Inc. (“Camelot”) announced today that it has signed a deal with ABC Family for its animated classic PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON. ABC Family picked up domestic rights and has scheduled the program to air as part of the network’s annual 25 Days of Christmas event, the biggest programming event on cable. “PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON is a classic fable that will never grow old,” commented Jeffrey Giles, Camelot VP, Sales and Distribution. “We are enthusiastic that ABC Family will continue to tell the story during one of its biggest programming events of the year.”
Based on the hit song by Peter, Paul and Mary, Jackie Draper, a shy boy, learns the value of courage from his friend, Puff.
ABOUT ABC FAMILY: Part of the Disney-ABC Television Group, ABC Family is distributed in over 98 million homes. ABC Family features programming reflecting today’s families, entertaining and connecting with adults through relevant stories about today’s relationships, all told with diversity, dysfunction, passion, humor and heart. ABC Family’s programming is a mix of network defining original series and original movies, quality acquired series and blockbuster theatricals. ABC Family is also the destination for annual Holiday events with “13 Nights of Halloween” and “25 Days of Christmas” ABC Family. A New Kind of Family.
ABOUT CAMELOT ENTERTAINMENT: Camelot Entertainment Group, Inc. (www.camelotent.com) is a US publicly traded company (OTCBB: CMGR) with four divisions: Camelot Film Group, Camelot Distribution and DarKnight Pictures, Camelot Studio Group and Camelot Production Services Group. Camelot is building a different kind of motion picture studio infrastructure by redefining the development, financing, production, and distribution process. Camelot is a member of the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA).
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