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Kidtoon Films

Kidtoon Films is a distributor of children's animated films in the United States. The company is a subsidiary of The Bigger Picture, a Cinedigm company. It is currently owned by SD Entertainment which produced many of its earlier releases. The company is based in Woodland Hills, California.[1]

Titles released under Kidtoon's program have an MPAA G rating, use Dolby Digital and/or DTS (and sometimes SDDS) tracks, and are shown digitally during weekend morning matinées at cinemas owned by National Amusements (Showcase Cinemas, Multiplex Cinemas, and Cinema de Lux), California's UltraStar, Carmike Cinemas, Rave Motion Pictures, B&B Theatres, Dipson Theatres, Emagine Entertainment, Studio Movie Grill, and some smaller chains and independent cinemas.

Due to New Kideo acquiring Kidtoon Films in January 2013, the program took a 4-year hiatus. In February 2016, the program returned to 18 Showcase Cinemas locations with the movie Barbie Spy Squad.

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HistoryEdit

Kidtoon Films launched on September 25, 2004 with Tonka Tough Truck Adventures: The Biggest Show on Wheels.[2][3]

September 2004-December 2012 releasesEdit

February-November 2016 (Showcase Cinemas) releasesEdit

Box officeEdit

Film Release Date Budget Gross
Barbie and Her Sisters in A Puppy Chase November 2016 $2 million $814 million
Thomas & Friends: The Great Race November 2016 $2 million $814 million

Cancelled releasesEdit

During the 2016 revival of the program at Showcase Cinemas, several films that were meant to be shown as part of the program were cancelled and changed.

  • Octonauts (May 2016, cancelled for unknown reasons, and was replaced by Shimmer and Shine.)
  • Dora and Friends: Into the City (June 2016, cancelled for unknown reasons and was replaced by My Little Pony: Equestria Girls.)
  • Zack and Quack (July 2016, cancelled for unknown reasons, and was replaced by Transformers Rescue Bots: Dinobots!)
  • Barbie Starlight Adventure (August 2016, cancelled due to the Fathom Events release of the film, and was replaced by Maya the Bee: The Movie.)
  • Babar (September 2016, cancelled for unknown reasons and was replaced by Blinky Bill: The Movie)
  • The Boxcar Children (film) (November 2016, cancelled because Kidtoon partnered with Mattel to show Barbie and Her Sisters in A Puppy Chase.)
  • The Snowman (December 2016, likely canceled because Kidtoon showed 2 films in November.)

In addition, Kidtoons took a hiatus between December 2016 and February 2017.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ SD Entertainment
  2. ^ "AdverMovies Hit Big Screen With 'Tonka Tough Truck Adventures'". adrants.com. Retrieved 2017-06-12.
  3. ^ "ALTERNATIVE APPEAL". filmjournal.com. Retrieved 2017-06-12.