3Net Bows First-ever Kids 3D Programming24 Aug, 2011 By: Erik Gruenwedel
3net, the joint 3D network owned and operated by Sony, Discovery and IMAX, Aug. 24 said it will launch 30 hours of exclusive content for children and families, beginning Sept. 25 with original 3D series “Bolts & Blips” and “Dream Defenders.”
3net also will debut exclusive premieres of Sony Pictures 3D family films, as well as the live-action original series “Feeding Time,” the 3net exclusive “Puppy Bowl,” in addition to all-new short-form kids-oriented content. 3net will announce future exclusive theatrical titles as well as additional live-action and animated series in the coming months.
The “3net Three Dee Kids” Saturday and Sunday lineup will premiere in its weekend time Oct. 1.
“Bolts & Blip” are just your average everyday robots who desperately want to become cool battle-bots and play in the coveted Lunar League of Robotic Sports. When the pair finally get their wish, they realize they are in over their heads, and soon discover what they are really made of as they battle against formidable foes such as the Tread Heads, Blood-Bots, Galaxy All-Stars and the eccentrically evil Dr. Blood.
The 26-episode, half-hour series is produced by ToonBox Entertainment in partnership with South Korea’s Red Rover Co. Ltd.
“Dream Defenders” features Zane and Zoey, twins and rivals who serve as the last line of defense between the Real World and the nightmare creatures of the Dreamworld. Controlled by the evil Icela, ruler of Dreamworld, the nightmares have come to life and are threatening to break through and take control. Only Zane and Zoey, and their supercomputer Zeus, stand in Icela's way.
The 26-episode, half-hour series is produced by Tiny Island Productions.
“The announcement of a dedicated programming block for kids 7 to 12 and their families marks another important step forward in our mission to provide compelling, diverse and original 3D television content to the broadest audience of consumers possible,” said Tom Cosgrove, CEO of 3net. “It further underscores 3net’s ongoing commitment to building upon our leadership position in the dynamic and ever-growing in-home 3D entertainment space.”