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FOX FAMILY CHANNEL ANNOUNCES NEW ANIMATED SERIES
Pasadena, CA (January 19, 2001) - Fox Family Channel takes an inside peek
at life through the eyes (and mouth) of an eighth grader in the new, half-hour animated
series BRACEFACE, it was announced today by Maureen Smith, President, Fox Family
Channel and Fox Kids Network.
Premiering in June 2. 2001. BRACEFACE features Alicia Silverstone ("Love
Labour's Lost," "Clueless") as the voice of Sharon Spitz. Silverstone also executive
produces the series. Fox Family will distribute 26 episodes of the series.
"BRACEFACE typifies Fox Family's unique approach toward programming for
kids and teens" said Smith. "The affecting mix of cool humor, hip style and empathetic
plot lines point toward an exciting season ahead for the series."
BRACEFACE chronicles the perils of adolescence as the savvy and admired
Sharon Spitz negotiates her way through Mary Pickford Junior High. Faced with the
usual challenges that come along with middle school, Sharon also finds herself dealing
with mysterious mishaps caused by her braces; which turn out to be a catalyst for things
much more perplexing than teenage anxiety.
The series, produced by Nelvana, a leading animation company, tackles
significant teen issues including shoplifting, sibling rivalry, divorce, puberty, friendships
and crushes just to name a few.
Alicia Silverstone came to the Hollywood fore in the film "Clueless." She quickly
became one of Hollywood's most sought after young actresses, starring in numerous
films including "Batman & Robin," "Blast from the Past" and "Love Labour's Lost."
In addition to acting, Silverstone founded her own production company,
First Kiss Productions. Her film "Excess Baggage" marked her first producing effort.
Fox Family Channel is the destination for contemporary, quality family
entertainment. Distributed in over 79 million homes, Fox Family Channel targets adults
in prime time and kids and tweens in daytime. With innovative original series, movies and
acquisitions, Fox Family Channel has increased its household ratings and shifted audience
composition to reflect the entire family, including adults, tweens and kids.
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