via press release:
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® TITLE
ACHIEVED FOR LARGEST COLORINGBOOK
DURING HUB TV NETWORK’S ‘PLAYDATE PREMIERE PARTY’
HOSTED BY ACTRESS MELISSA JOAN HART
New YorkCity Event Features Premieres of Series
“My Little Pony Friendship is Magic” And “Littlest Pet Shop”
NEW YORK – A new Guinness World Records® achievement was set for creating the world’s largest coloring book Saturday, November 10, during a “Playdate Premiere Party” hosted by The Hub TV Network, a destination for kids and their families. The event at New York’s Gramercy Theater also featured screenings of the season premiere of the pop culture phenomenon animated series “My Little Pony Friendship is Magic” (Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. ET) and the series premiere of the all-new animated “Littlest Pet Shop” (Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. ET). Both series are produced by Hasbro Studios.
(Click on “Playdate Premiere Party Preview File”)
Actress Melissa Joan Hart (“Melissa & Joey,” “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” which can currently be seen on The Hub) accepted the award on behalf of The Hub during the premiere-themed event attended by hundreds of local kids and their families. The book was inspected by an official adjudicator from the Guinness World Records® organization, Freddie Hoff, who measured the MY LITTLE PONY coloring book and determined it to be a new record at exactly six feet and seven inches tall, and five feet wide. The colossal book was created by Bendon Publishing, a licensee of HASBRO® and was colored by kids and their families during the event.
During the event on Saturday The Hub TV Network also revealed that it is making contributions to both The American Red Cross and The Salvation Army, which are assisting those impacted by the Hurricane Sandy disaster.
In “My Little Pony Friendship is Magic,” a studious young unicorn named Twilight Sparkle lives in Ponyville, where she and her five pony friends teach one another about the most powerful magic of all, the magic of friendship.
The half-hour animated comedy series “Littlest Pet Shop” follows young Blythe who lives in the Downtown City, right above the Littlest Pet Shop, a day-camp for all types of pets. But the fun begins when she discovers that she can talk to the animals andjoins them on fantastical adventures filled with music.
The Hub TV Network’s “Playdate Premiere Party,” sponsored by Time Out NY Kids, SheKnows.com, The MOMS, and Fresh 102.7 FM.
About The Hub TV Network
THE HUB is a multi-platform joint venture betweenDiscovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) and Hasbro, Inc., (NASDAQ: HAS) with a goal of entertaining, enlightening, empowering and educating children and their families. The cable and satellite television network features original programming as well as content from Discovery's library of award-winning children's educational programming; from Hasbro's rich portfolio of entertainment and educational properties built during the past 90 years; and from leading third-party producers worldwide. The Hub lineup includes animated and live-action series, as well as specials, game shows, and family-favorite movies. The network extends its content through a robust and engaging online presence at www.hubworld.com. The Hub rebranded from Discovery Kids on October 10, 2010, and is available in morethan 70 million U.S. households. The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.
To find the channel in your area, please visit http://www.hubworld.com and check the channel locator at the top of the page.
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About Hasbro Studios
Hasbro Studios is the Los Angeles-based production division of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS). The studiodevelops and produces shows based on Hasbro’s world class brands, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and SCRABBLE. Many of theseshows air on The Hub, a television network for kids and their families. Studio programming can also be seen in more than 170 countries globally. The Hub is a joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCA, DISCB, DISCK).