CCI Entertainment and Scholastic Media Get CBC and Qubo

HUHU Joins The Team As Co-Producer

Toronto, ON (February 12, 2008) -- CCI Entertainment and Scholastic Media are excited to announce the pre-sales of the side-splitting animated series Turbo Dogs to CBC in Canada and qubo in the United States.

Rev up your engines for Turbo Dogs, a delightful series featuring the hilarious antics of a wacky, dog-filled community wild about racing. Based on the book Racer Dogs by award winning illustrator Bob Kolar, Turbo Dogs brings this unique world to life via rich 3D animation and high-octane storylines. Geared to kids 4-7 years of age, the show combines laughs, learning, and the thrill of the open road.

“We are thrilled to be including Turbo Dogs in our Kids’ CBC lineup,” says Kim Wilson, Creative Head of CBC’s Children and Youth Programming. “We had been actively searching for a high-end racing property that would appeal to both boys and girls, and when Turbo Dogs jumped in our laps, we knew the search was over! The combination of humour, action, unique canine personalities, and important life lessons, makes this show a sure winner. We are also excited about the GPS (Global Paws System) that is included in each racecar, and that will guide our viewers through the adventures while exposing them to key numeracy concepts such as direction, distance and time.”

“qubo is delighted to make way for Turbo Dogs on our fall schedule,” says Rick Rodriguez, qubo President & General Manager. qubo, a bilingual, multi-platform entertainment destination for children that focuses on literacy and values and celebrates the unlimited possibilities of a child’s imagination, was formed by an unprecedented alliance of leading distribution partners and content players in children’s television, including Scholastic, ION Media Networks, NBC Universal, Corus Entertainment and Entertainment Rights/Classic Media and is currently broadcast on NBC Saturday mornings, ION TV Network Fridays afternoons, Telemundo weekend mornings, and seven days a week on qubo’s digital broadcast channel. “Scholastic and the rest of the Turbo Dogs production team have gone above and beyond to deliver a show with broad commercial appeal that also provides the rich educational and pro-social values that our audience has come to expect.”

The Turbo Dogs team is also thrilled to announce new co-producers, Huhu Studios (Buzz and Poppy, and Littlebrook Farm) based out of New Zealand. Huhu is known for using wonderful animation to tell great stories via stunning 3D animation. The Turbo Dogs are wagging their tails with excitement about working with HuHu.

“Huhu Studios are excited to join CCI Entertainment and Scholastic Media on Turbo Dogs. The opportunity to tell great stories with a great team is a constant goal in the industry, and we feel very fortunate to be a part of such a winning combination.” Says Trevor Yaxley from Huhu Studios.

About CCI Entertainment Ltd. (Cambium Catalyst International)
CCI Entertainment is one of Canada's leading independent production and distribution companies with a successful track record spanning twenty years. CCI has been particularly recognized in the area of family programming, having been responsible for thousands of hours of award-winning television for the world market including: Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs,Erky Perky, Ghost Trackers, Timeblazers, Shining Time Station and Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show. CCI Entertainment's mission is to create family entertainment that entertains, engages and fuels imaginations.

About Scholastic Media
Scholastic Media (SM), the entertainment and media division of Scholastic, is a leading producer of quality, family-oriented content across multiple platforms, including feature films, television programming, videos, interactive and audio products, and web sites, and is a major developer and marketer of children's brands worldwide. Among SM's award-winning and top-rated productions are the animated series Clifford The Big Red Dog® (PBS KIDSÒ); the Emmy award-winning spin-off series Clifford's Puppy Days™ (PBS KIDS); I SPY (HBO Family); The Magic School Bus® (TLC); Goosebumps®; Animorphs®; Maya & Miguel™ (PBS KIDS GO!); and SM’s newest series, WordGirl™, (PBS KID GO!). SM's critically acclaimed feature films include Clifford's Really Big Movie, The Indian in the Cupboard, The Babysitters Club Movie, The Mighty
and The Golden Compass, based on the award-winning Philip Pullman trilogy His Dark Materials. Scholastic is a co-creator of the new multi-platform qubo® network for children, which promotes literacy and positive values through entertainment. Provided by Scholastic, Dragon is the new pre-school series airing on qubo®.

About Scholastic
Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books and a leader in educational technology and children’s media. Scholastic creates quality educational and entertaining materials and products for use in school and at home, including children's books, magazines, technology-based products, teacher materials, television programming, film, videos and toys. The Company distributes its products and services through a variety of channels, including proprietary school-based book clubs and school-based book fairs, retail stores, schools, libraries, television networks and the Company’s Internet Site,

About Huhu Studios
Huhu Studios is one of New Zealand’s leading animation studios and is committed to producing family values based entertainment by telling great stories using high quality animation. Huhu works to achieve this by participating in the investment, creation, development, production and distribution of quality animated content. The company creates their own unique shows such as Buzz & Poppy (75 x 7 minute episodes), the upcoming Dimbleby (52 x 7 minute episodes), and movies including The Ten Commandments (with Promenade Pictures). For more information please visit

Scholastic Inc.
Cathy Lasiewicz
(212) 343-6570

CCI Entertainment
Allie Dunlap
(416) 583-2938