(October 19, 2004 – Burbank, CA) — It’s a spine-tingling Halloween on Kids’ W-Boo! During the month of October, the network invites viewers to enter the Kids’ WB! Pokémon “Take the Challenge” Sweepstakes, spend a morning aboard the spook-tacular Queen Mary for the “Kids’ WB! Spooky Sleepover” and join their favorite characters during the “Way Outta The Way Spooky Road Trip.” To give kids an extra treat, the all-new “scream-filled” morning lineup on Saturday, October 30, will be packed with heart-pounding adventures and Ha-Ha-Halloween horrors. CALLING ALL POKÉMON TRAINERS! Kids’ WB!, Nintendo and Hasbro are joining forces for the Kids’ WB! Pokémon “Take the Challenge” Sweepstakes to give kids the chance to win one of 500 Pokémon TCG: EX Battle Stadium box sets or one of 250 Hasbro Pokémon Pokédex Advanced. Kids can take the Pokémon challenge by watching for the “Take the Challenge Match-ups” each weekday afternoon (3:00-5:00 p.m. ET/PT) on Kids’ WB! and use their trainer skills to decide which Pokémon would win in a competition! For the first time ever, Pokémon – from all evolutions – will compete against each other. With a different competition each day from Monday, October 18 through Saturday, October 23 (8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET/ 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PT), kids will be directed to go online to www.KidsWB.com to enter for their chance to win. In conjunction with this exciting sweepstakes, beginning Monday, October 25, “Pokémon” and “Yu-Gi-Oh!” will join the weekday lineup with a double-dose hour-block of episodes. A SCREAM-FILLED MORNING: In celebration of this holiday event, on Saturday, October 23, Kids’ WB! will jump-start the fun with a new morning lineup. The revised Saturday schedule will include all-new double airings of animé-hits “Yu-Gi-Oh! Waking The Dragons” (8:00 a.m. ET/7:00 a.m. PT) and “Pokémon Advanced Challenge” (11:30 a.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT). In addition, on Saturday, October 30, the spook-tacular morning will be highlighted by all-new Halloween “scream-themed” episodes of kids’ favorite series, including this season’s breakout hit “The Batman,” action-comedy-adventure “Xiaolin Showdown,” high-flying adventure “Teen Titans” and Latin-flavored “¡Mucha Lucha! Gigante.” KIDS’ W-BOO!’S SPINE-TINGLING HA-HA-HALLOWEEN BEGINS: Kicking-off on Saturday, October 23, Kids’ WB!’s favorite characters – including The Batman, the Joker, Omi, Jade, Uncle, Joey Wheeler and The Holiday Sock – will pack their bags and flashlights and hit the road for one of the most terrifying trips yet…the “Way Outta The Way Spooky Road Trip.” Scouring the country for the spookiest sites out there, the characters will take viewers on a frightful trip around the country, only making stops at the scariest locations they find, including haunted roads, monster-filled lakes, terrifying bat caves and more! The “Way Outta The Way Spooky Road Trip” will conclude on Saturday, October 30. This past summer, Kids’ WB! and the Queen Mary hosted the “Kids’ WB! Spooky Sleepover Sweepstakes,” receiving more than 15,000 entries from kids across the country who thought they had the guts to survive a sleepover aboard one of the most haunted ships in the world….the Queen Mary. Nine Grand Prize winners had the frightful opportunity to board the spooky ship and get an exclusive tour of the mysterious vessel – complete with a freaky feast, ghost stories in the boiler room and a game of “dare and scare.” From its charming quarters to the depths of its darkest corridors, the Queen Mary has been a constant source for stories about ghostlike sightings and other unexplained activity on the historic ship. The Grand Prize winners boarded the ship for two nights and received an exclusive haunted tour aboard the vessel. Six-year-old Steven Farber from Pennsylvania and six-year-old Sean Kennah from Montana were the youngest of the Grand Prize winners. The seven remaining winners included Rachel St. Pierre (age 8) from Michigan, Johanna Callahan (age 8) from Pennsylvania, Cole Beatty (age 9) from Texas, Teran “T.J.” Keck (age 9) from California, Cody Dorn (age 10) from South Carolina, Megan Raposa (age 11) from South Dakota and Charles Schuchmann (age 11) from Florida. On Saturday, October 30, viewers are invited to tune in to Kids’ WB! (8:00 a.m. ET – 12:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 a.m. PT – 11:00 a.m. PT) and join the sleepover to find out if ghosts really do exist aboard the Queen Mary!
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