LOS ANGELES--(Vortexx on The CW, an affiliate of Saban Brands, today announced special holiday programming for its five-hour kids television block, airing throughout December. Viewers can kick-off this year’s festivities with the television debut of Internet smash hit Gummibär in “The Yummy Gummy Search for Santa,” in addition to the U.S. premiere of Christmas specials “Spike Saves Christmas” and “Spike’s Reindeer Rescue.”)--
Just in time for the season of joy, YouTube sensation Gummibär stars in his first singing and dancing-filled Christmas special, “The Yummy Gummy Search for Santa.” With more than two billion views on YouTube to date, “The Gummy Bear Song,” is the No. 1 most viewed “Animation” video on YouTube of all time. In this fun-filled movie, Gummibär and his band of wacky, misfit friends shake their booties from the North Pole to the tropics on a madcap search for Santa when he goes missing on Christmas Eve. But when they discover Santa was abducted by a dance-crazed alien, the fate of Christmas morning rests in the hands—and feet—of our lovable green gummy bear! Join the gummy craze on Saturday, December 1 at 8 a.m.
In “Spike Saves Christmas,” an elf and young recruit at Santa Claus’ workshop named Spike volunteers for a very important mission: to fetch the sack containing all the letters that the children have addressed to Santa. Unfortunately, Spike loses the precious mail, and it gets locked in the bank containing the fish reserve of Ping Ville, the city of penguins. With the help of Raymond, an older and experienced elf, he decides to break into the building in order to recover the sack and save Christmas. However, Tony and Vito, two polar bear burglars, plan to rob the bank on the same night. Viewers can find out if Spike can save Christmas on December 15 at 8 a.m.
On December 22 at 8 a.m., the Christmas adventure continues with “Spike’s Reindeer Rescue.” Christmas is approaching and Santa’s workshop is buzzing with activity as Spike, Raymond and the other elves are working around the clock in preparation when they get the news that Santa’s reindeer have been kidnapped. Viewers will watch in suspense as Spike attempts to save Christmas once again.
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Vortexx is an entertainment platform focused on delivering content, activities and products featuring high-energy action, adventure and comedy. On television, Vortexx provides programming, which airs Saturdays from 7 a.m. – noon on the CW. The nationally-broadcast programming block features marquee titles such as Power Rangers Lost Galaxy and Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL in addition to WWE and Justice League Unlimited. In addition to television, Vortexx offers a variety of online and mobile entertainment destinations that will keep kids entertained 24/7/365. Vortexx is an affiliate of Saban Brands. Learn more at MyVortexx.com.
About Saban Brands
Formed in 2010 as a subsidiary of Saban Capital Group, Saban Brands (SB) was established to acquire and develop a world-class portfolio of properties and capitalize on the company’s experience, track record and capabilities in growing and monetizing consumer brands through content, media and marketing. SB applies a strategic transmedia management approach to enhancing and extending its brands in markets worldwide and to consumers of all ages. The company provides full-service management, marketing, promotion and strategic business development for its intellectual properties including comprehensive strategies unique to each brand, trademark and copyright management and enforcement, creative design, retail development, direct-to-consumer initiatives and specialized property extensions. SB is led by a superior management team with decades of experience in media, content creation, branding, licensing, marketing and finance. For more information, visit www.sabanbrands.com.
About The CW
The CW Network was formed as a joint venture between Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corporation in 2006. The CW is America’s fifth broadcast network, targeting young adult viewers, specifically young women, 18-34. The CW offers a five-night, 10-hour primetime lineup of original programming that runs Monday through Friday; a one-hour weekday afternoon block; and a five-hour Saturday morning animation block.