April 5, 2006
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FELD ENTERTAINMENT, INC. AND COOKIE JAR ENTERTAINMENT PARTNER
(Vienna, VA): FELD ENTERTAINMENT, INC. and leading children’s company, COOKIE JAR ENTERTAINMENT, announced today a partnership to bring the new rockin’ music sensation for kids, The Doodlebops, to 40 cities across the country for their first live U.S. tour. The Doodlebops have attracted a legion of pint-sized fans to their popular television show on the Disney Channel which introduces children to kid-themed music inspired by legendary artists such as The Beatles, The Black Eyed Peas, Aretha Franklin, and Beyonce.
TO BRING KIDS’ FAVORITE ROCKIN’ BAND, THE DOODLEBOPS ON PREMIERE U.S. TOUR
The Doodlebops will preview their U.S. tour with a special performance at Madison Square Garden on April 12 following the 136th Edition of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® 10:30 a.m. matinee. The official U.S. tour will kick-off fall 2006 and continue through spring 2007. Tour schedules for this sensational kids’ favorite will be available online at www.feldinc.com and www.doodlebops.com and tickets will be on sale at www.doodlebops.com and through Ticketmaster later this summer.
The exploding popularity of the band makes it a perfect live touring property. The Doodlebops live-action series focuses on three candy-colored, fun loving characters – band mates Deedee, Rooney, and Moe Doodle who happen to be in a world famous rock band! Through their energetic music, enviable dance moves, upbeat attitudes, and rockin' storylines, The Doodlebops share positive messages with their young viewing audience, and introduce them to a variety of musical and dance styles. Whether rehearsing their latest dance in their club house, touring the world in their groovy tour bus, or debuting a brand new song in concert, The Doodlebops are always encouraging youngsters to share, cooperate, learn from each other, and to get up and dance!
The Doodlebops is a top performer for Disney Channel in the U.S., and is also one of Kids’ Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s (CBC) most popular programs. 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 preschoolers with a combination of original music inspired by artistic icons, dynamic dancing, humor and fun to convey positive pro-social messages about teamwork, overcoming fears, and trying new things.
The group has a proven track record of success not only on television, but on live tour with their recent sell out of major venues for the spring 2006 Canadian ticketed tour.
Chairman and CEO of Feld Entertainment, Kenneth Feld says, “This talented trio has become the new popular band for young children and is creating sensational buzz; we look forward to partnering with Cookie Jar Entertainment to spread their magic to families and children across the United States.”
According to Toper Taylor, President and Chief Operating Officer of Cookie Jar Entertainment, “We’re thrilled to be working with the world’s premier live entertainment company, Feld Entertainment, to take The Doodlebops on tour across the United States, and we expect a tremendous response from the show’s enthusiastic and loyal young fans, as well as their parents.”
About Feld Entertainment, Inc. Feld Entertainment, Inc. is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with millions of people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment’s productions have appeared in 50 countries and on six continents to date and include Disney On Ice, Disney Live! and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®. For more information, members of the media are encouraged to call the Feld Entertainment press line at (703) 448-4120.
About Cookie Jar Cookie Jar Group develops 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, marketing and brand manager of such renowned children's properties as "Arthur," "The Doodlebops," "Caillou" and "Gerald McBoing Boing." Combining globally-renowned intellectual properties with an industry-recognized management team, Cookie Jar Entertainment Inc. is a market-driven, brand building company that is 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.