New Animated Preschool Series "Ella The Elephant" Makes U.S. Television Debut On Monday, February 17 On Disney Channel And Disney Junior
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "Ella the Elephant," a new animated preschool series about an adventurous elephant and her magic hat, will make its U.S. television debut Monday, February 17 on Disney Channel ( 7:00 a.m. ET/ PT) and Disney Junior ( 1:00 p.m. ET/ PT). Thereafter, the series will air weekdays on Disney Channel and Disney Junior as well as weekends on Disney Junior. The series is produced by DHX Media ("Caillou," "Teletubbies," " Yo Gabba Gabba!"), a leading international producer and distributor of globally recognized children's entertainment, in association with Canada's TVO Kids and FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment.
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"Ella the Elephant" is a new charming and whimsical animated preschool series based on the award-winning Ella the Elegant Elephant book series created and illustrated by Carmela D'Amico and Steve D'Amico. The series follows the adventures of Ella and her friends on Elephant Island. Ella is a spirited little girl elephant with a big heart, bigger imagination and a magic hat that can transform into almost anything. Everyday, there's a fantastic new adventure as Ella and her friends, Frankie, Belinda and Tiki, get themselves into some tricky situations. With a little determination, teamwork, a few missteps, and a touch of magic, Ella and her friends work to make everything work out in the end.In the premiere episode, "Ella's Got Talent," airing on February 17 at 7:00 a.m. ET/ PT, it is time for the school's big talent show and everyone's got a special act to perform...except Ella. With the encouragement of her friends she tries playing music, singing, dancing, even puppetry...but nothing fits her talents. Then, Mrs. Briggs asks Ella to come up with some clever introductions for each act and Ella delivers. Ella offers to be the stage manager until Mrs. Briggs gets laryngitis and asks Ella to also be the Master of Ceremonies. Uncertain, Ella steps into the spotlight and transforms the show into a spectacular event! Ella is also chosen to be the safety sheriff on the playground. She gets to wear a shiny badge and enforce the playground rules. At recess she learns that it's a pretty big responsibility keeping the playground safe especially when nobody listens to her. When a peer gets hurt on the playground, Ella comes up with a plan to keep everyone safe. The series stars the voices of Addison Holley (Ella), Annick Obonsawin (Belinda), Avery Kadish (Tiki) and Devan Cohen (Frankie). DHX Media maintains international distribution rights in the television, brand licensing and home entertainment categories in Canada, the U.S., Middle East and India. FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment serves as the distributor for television, brand licensing, home entertainment and other ancillary rights throughout the rest of the world. DHX Media has also sold the series to TVO in Canada, Tele-Quebec, Yumurcak TV in Turkey and to Warner Home Video in the U.S. FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment has sold the series to Disney Junior Channel Latin America, Tiji in France, Canal+/MiniMini+ in Poland, MTV3 Juniori in Finland, TV2 in Norway, ABC in Australia, Clan in Spain, and Okto in Singapore. Media Contact: Kelly KimballDHX Media310.701.7773 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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