Coachella Valley GET ANIMATED: Cartoon Network Tour to Make Stop on June 10, 2005

Time Warner Cable – Desert Cities and Cartoon Network are partnering to bring the network’s GET ANIMATED Tour to Indio on Friday, June 10 at The Boys & Girls Club of Indio (83-100 Date Ave) at 2:30 pm to 8:00 pm. The 30-city tour is a pro-social, pro-lifestyle program designed to motivate, energize and educate kids, age 6-14, about healthy living choices by using the power of Cartoon Network’s shows and characters.

At each stop of the GET ANIMATED Tour, kids will have the opportunity to engage in physical activities that promote the message of keeping in shape. Activities will include a basketball challenge, wall-climbing tower, hockey maze and jump rope/hula hoop activities. All activities will be themed around Cartoon Network characters, including Teen Titans, Dexter’s Laboratory, Code Name: KIDS NEXT DOOR, Billy and Mandy, Totally Spies, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, Puffy AmiYumi and PowerPuff Girls. The GET ANIMATED Tour will make 30 stops across the United States from May 30-September 5, 2005.

“We are pleased to partner with Cartoon Network to help educate our community’s children about healthy living choices,” said Kathi Jacobs, Director of Government & Community Affairs, Time Warner Cable, Desert Cities.

Kids will also have the opportunity to sample Cartoon Network’s Animate Your World Program: Shaping Character (AYW). AYW is an innovative and unique CD-ROM program developed to help educators, both in and out of the classroom, incorporate character education skills and healthy lifestyle habits into their daily curricula. AYW provides students with the tools to create their own animations, learned through the many activities and resources found on the CD-ROM.

Cartoon Network (, currently seen in 87.6 million U.S. homes and 160 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service offering the best in original, acquired and classic animated entertainment for kids and families.