DISCOVERY KIDS' 2008/2009 UPFRONT SLATE ENABLES YOUNG IMAGINATIONS TO RUN WILD
LOS ANGELES, Ca., April 08, 2008 � Discovery Kids is the destination for kids of all ages looking to satisfy their curiosity about everything. Committed to bringing the real world to real kids, Discovery Kids educates, engages and fosters curiosity in its viewers. Discovery Kids is also the recipient of multiple daytime Emmy� and Parents Choice nominations and awards, recognizing the network's dedication to delivering real life-based, entertaining programs to kids.
Discovery Kids' programming captures kids' adventurous spirit and celebrates their sense of wonder. The network's animated and real-life program offerings feature characters and personalities that inspire kids to take an interest in learning and to strive to follow their own dreams. From exotic animals and life in the jungle to everyday children and ordinary lifestyles, Discovery Kids' upcoming programming slate allows imaginations to run wild.
TUTENSTEIN: THE MOVIE (wt)�4Q08
TUTENSTEIN is getting the movie star treatment! Everyone's favorite ancient pharaoh teams back up with his partners in crime Luxor and Cleo to take care of business in TUTENSTEIN: THE MOVIE (wt.) Their mission? To use the Magical Mirror of Isis to travel back to the moment of Tut's death, and change history by restoring Tut's illustrious image. However, a mysterious stranger appears and poses a threat to Tut & crew's plan. Will Tut avert danger and prevail�and fulfill his destiny?
WILLA'S WILD LIFE�4Q08
Many children bring home a stray dog, baby bird or a firefly in a jar�but Willa is no ordinary kid! So far, this 6-year-old critter collector has adopted a giraffe, a couple of elephants, an alligator and so many other exotic animals, there's barely room in Willa's room for Willa! Why don't her parents put their feet down? Well, for one thing, there could be a bunny underneath�and for another, they just don't have the heart. These animals aren't just her pets, they're her friends. When she talks to the animals, they each have their own opinion on how Willa should deal with the common things that all kids go through. WILLA'S WILD LIFE is based on the book by Dan Yaccarino, author and creator of Oswald.
BINDI: THE JUNGLE GIRL�4Q08
Bindi is back! The series' second season brings viewers into the wonderful world of wildlife from Bindi's cozy tree house set high up in the rainforest. While interacting with a wide variety of animals, Bindi explains how all creatures are worthy of our respect and protection. The series also features "Bindi's Blog," where she shares her unusual life as an 8-year-old with kids around the world and answers some of their most frequently asked questions. Bindi's own special group of wildlife warriors, The Crocmen, pop in with exciting "Croc Facts" and fun animal-themed song and dance routines.
About Discovery Kids
The Discovery Kids lets kids of all ages (from preschoolers to tweens and teens) explore their world from their point of view. This 24-hour digital cable channel, reaching more than 58 million households throughout the United States, provides entertaining, engaging and high-quality real-world programming that kids enjoy and parents trust. Every day, kids can learn about science, adventure, exploration and natural history through documentaries, reality shows, scripted dramas and animated stories. With multiple Emmys� as well as awards for quality children's television, Discovery Kids is committed to satisfying kids' natural curiosity about� well� everything.
About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications is the world's number-one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 170 countries. Discovery empowers people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity through 100-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Investigation Discovery and HD Theater, as well as leading consumer and educational products and services, and a diversified portfolio of digital media services including HowStuffWorks. Discovery Communications is owned by Discovery Holding Company (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB), Advance/Newhouse Communications and John S. Hendricks, Discovery's founder and chairman. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.