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Cartoon Eyes Ticklish Preschoolers

8/18/2005 5:10 AM Eastern

Cartoon Network will launch its “Tickle U” programming block for preschool children Monday, Aug. 22.

The network said Tickle U features original animated series, innovative packaging and the “Mommy Bar,” which gives parents and caregivers helpful information about programming and child care.

Tickle U fare will air Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. (EST/PST), Cartoon said.

The block will also feature a companion Web site (www.TickleU.com) that will provide age-appropriate games and activities, such as memory games and print-and-play items, as well as tips and expert advice for parents and caregivers on the benefits of humor and how to foster laughter for their families.

Among animated series to be featured during Tickle U: Peppa Pig, Yoko! Jakamoko! Toto! and Gerald McBoing Boing.

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