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San Diego, GET ANIMATED!

Cartoon Network Tour to Make Stop on Saturday, June 11 Stone Ranch Elementary School, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Release Date: 05/26/2005

Time Warner Cable and Cartoon Network will bring the network’s GET ANIMATED Tour to the 4S Ranch community of San Diego on Saturday, June 11, 2005 at Stone Ranch Elementary School from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The 30-city tour is designed to motivate, energize and educate kids, age 6-14, about healthy living choices by using the power of Cartoon Network’s shows and characters.

Obesity is one of the most common health problems facing children today. At the San Diego GET ANIMATED event, kids will have the opportunity to engage in physical activities that promote the message of keeping in shape. Activities will include a basketball challenge, wall climbing tower, hockey maze and jump rope/hula hoop activities.  All activities will be themed around Cartoon Network characters, including Teen Titans, Dexter’s Laboratory, Code Name: KIDS NEXT DOOR, Billy and Mandy, Totally Spies, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, Puffy AmiYumi and PowerPuff Girls.  The GET ANIMATED Tour will make 30 stops across the United States from May 30-September 5, 2005. 

“We are pleased to partner with Cartoon Network to help educate our community’s children about healthy living choices,” said Marc Farrar, vice president public affairs, Time Warner Cable San Diego. “With the beautiful weather we are fortunate to have in San Diego, families and children should take that opportunity to play outside and get animated!” For information about the San Diego stop, please call (858) 805-6789 or visit www.twcsd.com.

Kids will also have the opportunity to sample Cartoon Network’s Animate Your World Program: Shaping Character (AYW). AYW is an innovative and unique CD-ROM program developed to help educators, both in and out of the classroom, incorporate character education skills and healthy lifestyle habits into their daily curricula.  AYW provides students with the tools to create their own animations, learned through the many activities and resources found on the CD-ROM. 

Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), currently seen in 87.6 million U.S. homes and 160 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service offering the best in original, acquired and classic animated entertainment for kids and families.  Overnight from 11 p.m.-6 a.m. (ET, PT), Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination showcasing original and acquired animation for young adults 18-34.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and the leading provider of programming for the basic cable industry. Time Warner Cable San Diego is also a division of Time Warner, the world's first fully integrated media, communications, and entertainment company. Time Warner Cable owns and operates the world's most advanced and best-clustered cable television operations serving nearly 11 million households in the United States. More than 800 local employees serve customers in the San Diego, Desert Cities and Barstow areas with cable television, high speed online and digital telephone services over a fiber-rich broadband network.

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