29 March- Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Skatoony, an animated game show that pits child contestants against cartoon characters, is scheduled to premiere in Arabic on free-to-air channel Cartoon Network Arabic on Tuesday April 5th 2011 across the MENA region.
In conjunction with Blink Studios, Cartoon Network Arabic has adapted the content of a full season of Skatoony in line with its mission to create and deliver local content to the region. Launched in English in 2006, Skatoony successfully conquered the infotainment sector appealing to children and parents alike by combining live action and animation. In an extremely thrilling and enjoyable game show for children, Skatoony will bring together over 35 Arab children from across the region in exciting and entertaining playoffs to appear throughout 13 weekly 22-minute episodes of Skatoony.
In every episode, Skatoony brings together three cartoon characters and three Arab children to compete through three fast paced rounds of quizzing. Skatoony features games such as ‘Tamam Aw Ay Kalam?’ (Bang on or Bogus), ‘Orsom Ma Tasma Wa Israkh Itha Araft Ma Rasamt’ (Draw What You Hear and Shout Out When You Know What You’ve Drawn) and the ever mucky ‘Henny Bil Benny’ (Hoo Flung Dung), with contestants competing to win a place in ‘Tahadi Ka’as Isaalouni Ya Skatoony’ (Skatoony Quiz Champ Challenge) to win a spectacular prize.
The show is hosted by ‘Professor Abu El Uraif’ (Chudd Chudders), ‘El Jagal’ (The Earl) and ‘Ashik Dinar’ (Tony Eagle-Eyes) whose names and dialects have been adapted to cater to an ever growing fan base of Cartoon Network Arabic viewers.
Skatoony will be shown on Cartoon Network Arabic free-to-air channel every Tuesday at 17:40 KSA starting April 5th 2011 on NILESAT 104 and BADR 6, with catch up episodes on Fridays at 14:55 KSA and Saturdays at 18:30 KSA.
About Cartoon Network Arabic
Launched in October 2010 and broadcasting free-to-air 100% Arabic content across the entire MENA region, Cartoon Network Arabic delivers a wide range of international and locally-produced kid’s entertainment with hit shows including: Ben 10, Powerpuff Girls, Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Ben and Izzy, Freej and Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends.
The Arabic channel is the latest addition to the Cartoon Network channels available in over 22 languages, across 29 separate feeds, in 167 countries, in 248 million homes worldwide. Cartoon Network is operated by Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company.
For more information please visit http://www.cartoonnetworkarabic.com/
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