(PRWEB) May 31, 2005
Corner Stone Animation's educational animated TV series for children, Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures, has completed casting and starts production today. The series, told from a five-year-old's perspective, is designed to solve problems related to a child's transition from the home to a school environment by making kids interested and excited about the kindergarten experience.
"We have an incredibly talented cast of accomplished film and voice actors and we're honored that they chose to participate in this groundbreaking project," said series producer Michael Pietrzak. The cast includes Daveigh Chase (Lilo & Stitch, Stitch! The Movie, Lilo & Stitch: The Series), Fred Willard (Teamo Supremo, Chicken Little, Best in Show), Nancy Cartwright (The Simpsons, Kim Possible, Rug Rats), Vicki Lewis (Finding Nemo), Bess Armstrong (That Was Then, Her Best Friend's Husband), Sally Struthers (All in the Family, The Adventures of Mother Goose, Dinosaurs), Cree Summer (Star Wars: Clone Wars, X-Men Legends), and Richard Horvitz (Invader Zim, Angry Beavers, Grime Adventures of Billy and Mandy). Tom Bosley (Happy Days, The Tangerine Bear) has also signed on. His character will appear in the third and subsequent episodes. Casting director Jackie Burch was responsible for all casting.
Created by preschool teacher and author Betsy Quinn and directed by award-winning animator Fred Crippen, Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures is an animated cartoon series targeted for kids ages 1-6. Each episode involves Betsy and her friends in adventure after adventure where they learn teamwork and valuable life lessons. Every episode will contain an academic and a behavioral lesson. The series executive producers are Charles Picerni, Dale Scales and Reed Clevenger.
"It's extremely gratifying that so many talented people have signed on for this project," Quinn said. "I know their unique talents will help make the series a tremendous success that both parents and children will love. As a preschool teacher myself, I know the pain that children experience in their first ventures from home to school. Our program will show children how exciting and fun a learning environment can be -- it will have them looking forward to the preschool adventure," Quinn added.
"Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures is a unique venture in children's entertainment. It is the perfect blend of entertainment and education, something that's missing from the current fare being offered to children," said director Fred Crippen. "It's very rewarding to help create something that's not only entertaining, but highly educational and a real help to children and parents in the most important transition in their life."
About Corner Stone Animation
Corner Stone Animation, LLC is a multimedia entertainment company jointly owned by Corner Stone Pictures Corporation and OBX Productions, LLC. The Company designs, develops, produces and distributes youth oriented animation content and merchandise.
About Corner Stone Pictures Corporation
Corner Stone Pictures is a multimedia entertainment company. The Company develops, produces and distributes a broad range of motion picture, sound track and TV youth oriented animation content through the following operating subsidiaries: Corner Stone Pictures LLC, Retirement The Movie LLC, Retirement Productions LLC, Spaghetti Park The Movie LLC and Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures LLC.
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