KIDS’ FAVORITE DRAGON ASKS, “WILL YOU BE MY VALENTINE?”


Dragon Valentine Episode To Air February 9 and 10 on qubo®

New York, NY (January 10, 2007) -- This Valentine’s Day, young viewers and their families will receive a big, blue heart…from Dragon!  Scholastic Media presents a special, Valentine-themed episode airing on qubo (check local listings).  Join Dragon as he goes to great, goofy lengths to show just how much he cares for his friends Cat, Beaver, Ostrich, Alligator and Mailmouse.
 
“Dragon, Be My Valentine, paired with “Dragon’s Surprise Birthday” will air on qubo:

Friday, February 9 at 3:30pm on i Network
Saturday, February 10 at 8:00am on Telemundo
Saturday, February 10 at 10:30am on NBC
 
Dragon, based on the books by Scholastic children’s author Dav Pilkey, creator of the wildly popular Captain Underpants books, is an animated television series for preschoolers about a kindhearted, blue dragon named, aptly, Dragon. 
 
The stop-motion television series brings to life the delightful life stories of a very lovable hero and his team of friends.  Dragon’s simple ways and pure outlook possess a heartwarming wisdom and charm.  Voice-over narration underscores the educational purpose of the story by asking questions and reinforcing the problem-solving strategies that Dragon incorporates as he playfully skips through his day.
 
About qubo
Launched in September 2006, qubo is a new bilingual, multi-platform entertainment destination for children that focuses on literacy and values and celebrates the unlimited possibilities of a child’s imagination.  qubo was formed in May 2006 by an unprecedented alliance of leading distribution partners and content players in children’s television, including ION Media Networks, NBC Universal, Scholastic, Corus Entertainment and Classic Media/Big Idea.  Currently broadcast on NBC Saturday mornings, the i network Friday afternoons and Telemundo weekend mornings, qubo includes a 24/7 digital broadcast channel and website.  For more information, visit www.qubo.com.
 
About Scholastic Media
Scholastic Media (SM), the entertainment and media division of Scholastic, is a leading producer of quality, family-oriented content across multiple platforms, including feature films, television programming, videos, interactive products and web sites, and is a major developer and marketer of children's brands worldwide. Among SM's award-winning and top-rated productions are the animated series Clifford The Big Red DogÒ (PBS KIDSÒ); the Emmy award-winning spin-off series Clifford's Puppy Daysä (PBS KIDS); I SPY (HBO Family); The Magic School BusÒ (TLC); Goosebumps®; Animorphs®; and the newest series Maya & Miguelä (PBS KIDS GO!). SM's critically-acclaimed feature films include Clifford's Really Big Movie, The Indian in the Cupboard, The Babysitters Club Movie, and The Mighty. SM is also producing the forthcoming film The Golden Compass, based on the award-winning Philip Pullman trilogy His Dark Materials, for New Line Cinema.
 
About Scholastic
Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books and a leader in educational technology.  Scholastic creates quality educational and entertaining materials and products for use in school and at home, including children's books, magazines, technology-based products, teacher materials, television programming, film, videos and toys.  The Company distributes its products and services through a variety of channels, including proprietary school-based book clubs, school-based book fairs, and school-based and direct-to-home continuity programs; retail stores, schools, libraries and television networks; and the Company's Internet site, www.scholastic.com.

Contacts:
Scholastic
Jennifer Boiggs
212-343-6619
 
Scholastic
Cathy Lasiewicz
212-343-6570