"HAPPY MONSTER BAND" ROCKS
BEGINNING OCTOBER 1
-- Month-long Promotion to Drive Viewers Online to Vote for their Favorites
from the new Animated Music Series --
-Disney Channel Original SeriesBURBANK, August 27, 2007 . . . "Happy Monster Band," a new original animated short-form series about four lovable little monsters and their dreams of pop music stardom, will premiere Monday, October 1 (approximately 8:25 a.m. ET/PT) during Disney Channel's Playhouse Disney programming block for preschoolers. †The Happy Monster Band will perform their greatest hits weekdays throughout the month of October, during which time preschoolers and their caregivers will be encouraged to go to PlayhouseDisney.com to vote for their favorite songs. †The top 5 songs will then be featured in a special on-air countdown on Halloween day.
Following in a long line of legendary television musical performances, The Happy Monster Band is poised to rock the preschool set by introducing young viewers around the country to their own magical, musical world of rhythm, rhyme and artistic expression. †There's no telling what heights they'll reach as they perform their monster-style music for the judges and Playhouse Disney viewers at home. †
Each of the 10 music-filled vignettes (4 minutes each) will showcase a different song from the band, including "I'm the Best at Being Me," "Do the Monster Stomp," and "Even Monsters Cry Sometimes." †Starting October 12, preschoolers and their caregivers will be able to go online at www.playhousedisney.com/happymonsterband <http://www.playhousedisney.com/happymonsterband> †to vote for their favorite songs. †The highest rated songs will be revealed on-air in a special Halloween Happy Monster Band Top Five Countdown.
The "Happy Monster Band" characters were created by Don Carter. †Loris Kramer Lunsford ("Johnny Test") and Jason Netter ("Wolverine & the X-Men") are Executive Producers. †"Happy Monster Band" is a Kickstart production in association with Disney Channel.
Playhouse Disney, seen in a daily programming block on Disney Channel U.S. and on 8 Playhouse Disney channels around the world, encourages preschoolers to imagine and learn through original series, short-form and acquired programming that includes song, movement and entertainment. †Guided by an established curriculum, Playhouse Disney supports multiple areas of child development: †physical, emotional, social and cognitive; thinking and creative skills as well as moral and ethical development through carefully constructed themes, storylines and endearing characters.