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Popular animé series returns to Kids’ WB! on The CW on Saturday, January 20

Los Angeles (January 18, 2007) – Cookie Jar Entertainment has licensed “Spider Riders” to Kids’ WB! on The CW, the No. 1 rated Saturday morning broadcast children’s lineup in the US. The series returned to Kids’ WB! on The CW with a special one-hour show on Saturday, January 20 at 11:00 a.m. There will also be another one-hour block of “Spider Riders” on Saturday, January 27th. Cookie Jar has also added Italy’s Mediaset to its growing roster of international broadcasters for “Spider Riders”.

“Spider Riders is the type of series that production companies dream about. With its rich characters, compelling storylines and groundbreaking imagery, “Spider Riders” is taking the popular animé form to new heights of entertainment for both television and online gaming We are excited to team up with leading kids’ broadcaster Kids’ WB! on The CW as the domestic broadcast home for this extraordinary animé series,” said Toper Taylor, Cookie Jar Entertainment’s President and COO.

“Spider Riders”, produced under Cookie Jar’s action-adventure brand Coliseum, is a bold and daring action series for kids that sets a new standard in animé entertainment while paying homage to Japan’s celebrated style of animation. The series gives fans a never-before-seen look at animé through cutting-edge graphics, valiant characters and exhilarating storylines.

Coinciding with the official series return of “Spider Riders”, Kids’ WB! on The CW is the unveiling of the all-new “Spider Riders” website, featuring the introduction of a groundbreaking multi-player online game. Located at, the online destination has already attracted over one million registered game playing visitors and has received over 50 million hits since its introduction last year.

Visually stunning with outstanding stories and multi-dimensional characters, “Spider Riders” is gaining widespread recognition. The “Spider Riders” co-production team includes Cookie Jar Entertainment and leading Japanese advertising agency, Yomiko, together with acclaimed Japanese animation studio, Bee Train.

“Spider Riders” follows the adventures of 11-year-old Hunter Steele who is suddenly transported into the fantastic subterranean world of Arachna, a land of eternal day where the sun is earth’s molten core and waterfalls flow towards the sky.

Trapped in this world, Hunter discovers a lost civilization. Struggling to survive and locked in battle with the Invectids – giant humanoid insects determined to wipe out human life – the people of Arachna are fearlessly protected by a group of elite warriors who ride aloft 10-foot tall Battle Spiders – the Spider Riders. In the city of Arachna, Prince Lumen’s royal army defends the people – and Hunter and his spider Shadow are determined to help their cause.

The stage is set for an epic battle and quest that follows Hunter, Shadow and their small team of warriors as they hone their skills to win their fight against the evil Invectids. In classic anime style, “Spider Riders” focuses on the everyday boy who becomes a great Spider Rider warrior encountering field battles, competition – and gains friends along the way.

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About Cookie Jar Group
Cookie Jar Group develops, produces, distributes and markets quality products to children, their caregivers, parents and teachers. Cookie Jar Group’s products reflect its commitment to providing the best in children’s published content, animated and live action programming and innovative educational and entertainment-driven products worldwide. The group of companies consists of Cookie Jar Entertainment Inc. and Cookie Jar Education Inc.
Cookie Jar Entertainment Inc., Cookie Jar Group’s entertainment operation, is a leading, global, independent producer, marketing and brand manager of such renowned children’s properties as “Johnny Test”, “Spider Riders”, “The Doodlebops” and “Caillou”. Combining globally renowned intellectual properties with an industry-recognized management team, Cookie Jar Entertainment Inc. is a market-driven, brand building company that is committed to children first and foremost and is dedicated to the development and production of quality programming that embraces the whole child, with animated and live-action series that entertain, inspire and enlighten children and family audiences worldwide.

About Kids’ WB! on The CW
A leader in children’s programming, Kids’ WB! continues to be a unique destination for kids. Kids’ WB!, now airing on The CW Network, has been the broadcast home for such cornerstone hits as the blockbusters “Pokémon” and “Yu-Gi-Oh!,” Emmy® Award-winners “Xiaolin Showdown” and “The Batman,” culturally diverse series “Jackie Chan Adventures” and “¡Mucha Lucha! Gigante,” and breakout hits “Loonatics Unleashed” and “Shaggy and Scooby-Doo Get A Clue!,” among other favorites. Kids and their parents can find more information about Kids’ WB! programming online at