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KidsClick adds news shows, sees distribution revamp


Sinclair Broadcast Group’s daily morning children’s cartoon block KidsClick has seen some major changes over the last few weeks. National television distribution shifted from ThisTV to Sinclair’s TBD digital sub-channel on July 1st. The block also remains available on select Sinclair-owned local stations, as well as though its website. Select episodes continue to be available on-demand through KidsClick.com and its the block’s mobile apps.

Last weekend also saw a schedule revamp. The Legendaries has been removed from the schedule in favor of Team Hot Wheels’ return. Everything else remains the same from our last report.

That’ll change in August as KidsClick introduces Oddbods, The Jungle Book and Transformers Energon to its lineup:

Weekdays

(starting August 6th)
6:00 AM – Dinosaur King
6:30 AM – Oddbods
7:00 AM – Oggy and the Cockroaches
7:30 AM – Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir
8:00 AM – Transformers Energon
8:30 AM – The Jungle Book

Weekends

(starting August 11th)
7:00 AM – Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures
7:30 AM – Mecard
8:00 AM – Angry Birds
8:30 AM – Transformers Energon
9:00 AM – Pink Panther and Pals
9:30 AM – Team Hot Wheels

Here’s a description of the news shows:

Oddbods

Oddbods is a hilarious comedy show featuring the adventures of seven very individual and quirky friends as they survive the perils of everyday life, where ordinary situations spiral into extraordinary events.

The non-verbal series debuted in 2014 and is a production from Singapore’s One Animation. The show is available in a number of different formats and in addition to its availability on major streaming platforms, it was previously aired on Disney XD in the United States.

The Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling’s most loved characters come to life in The Jungle Book TV series for ages 6 to 9. It narrates stories of the man cub Mowgli who was raised in the Indian jungles by a pack of wolves since he was born. Drama, excitement and adventure mixed with a high element of comedy tells the tales of Mowgli, his beloved mentor, Baloo, the wise bear, Bagheera, his panther buddy and the lazy rock python Kaa.

Together they take on the evil Shere Khan who is out to get Mowgli. His adventures open out in the lush tropical forest of Seeonee amidst splendid Indian royal forts, temples, waterfalls, the Waigunga river and many other picturesque locales. Throughout the series other characters from Kipling’s jungle stories add drama, comedy and action to top quality animation and story-telling.

An India-France-Germany co-production between DQ Entertainment, MoonScoop and ZDF Enterprises, the series initially debuted in 2010. The Jungle Book has been a big success, inspiring 78 half-hour episodes over three seasons, a TV special and the educational Jungle Book Safari animated/live-action series. In the United States, it was previously seen on Disney XD and Discovery Family.

Transformers Energon

Ten years of peace have passed since Unicron’s destruction, but all of that’s about to change. A mysterious enemy has unleashed the Terrorcons on the Autobots’ cities, gathering energy for plans of total domination. Enter a newly revived Megatron and the universe is in for a war unlike any it’s ever seen between the Autobots and the Decepticons. And once again, Earth is caught in the middle!

Can Optimus Prime and his valiant Autobots — alongside their human allies — protect the Earth against this new threat?

The second part of the Unicron Trilogy, Transformers Energon is an adapted version of the Japanese anime series Transformers Superlink. Produced Actas, the series ran for 51 episodes on TV Tokyo in Japan and Cartoon Network in the United States in 2004.

KidsClick is also touring the United States asking fans about their favorite cartoons, superheroes and more. These segments will wind up on-air as KidsClips. Here’s the first from San Antonio, Texas:

The KidsClick linear block launched July 1, 2017, and is available on linear television and on-demand for free.


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