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Got a band that's pretty cool
Stealing word from you know who
Playing gigs when we can
Trying to impress our fans
Older sister goes berserk...
Her temper is her biggest quirk
I got a plan that might just work
Now - we're gunna rock
And we're gunna roll
We are Grojband woah-oh-ooooh.

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GROJBAND is set to premier on CARTOON NETWORK US
Monday, June 10 at 5pm (ET, PT)

Will air Monday-Friday at 5pm (ET, PT) on Cartoon Network

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The all new series Grojband premieres on Monday, June 10, at 5/4c on Cartoon Network, but you can check out a sneak peek now at http://ow.ly/ltzU9!

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FremantleMedia Enterprises has recently announced a new distribution deal with Cartoon Network, in which the network will get US broadcast rights to Fremantle’s new animated comedy series, Grojband.

 

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Grojband is a 2D animated cartoon that follows the daily lives of Corey and his three best friends, Laney and twin brothers Kin and Kon, as they toil away at band practice in order to get good enough for a career in music and a stab at international rockstardom.

However, the band is currently hindered by their lack of lyrical creativity. They hit the jackpot when Corey discovers the diary of his drama-queen older sister Trina, which proved to be a treasure trove of inspirational lyrics for the band. Things get interesting when Corey and his band try their best to ensure that Trina’s diary is regularly updated with material, and so they plot to turn Corey’s sister’s life into an emotional roller coaster.

“With its mix of unique visual styling, memorable characters, catchy music and hilarious gags, we think Grojband will be an outstanding contribution to Cartoon Network’s line-up,” says Bob Higgins, EVP of FME Kids & Family Entertainment.


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TRINA RIFFIN

TRINA RIFFIN – Sister/Keeper of words

“Just try to imagine... Just Imagine... How little I care and junk”

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This emotional 16 year old is Corey's sister and ARCH- NEMESIS (think Icky Vicky from Fairly Odd Parents). Trina's got no clue that Corey's stealing her diary and thinks his ANNOYING little band is nothing more than a waste of good garage space. A garage SHE could be using as her own private bedroom.

Trina is the QUEEN BEE at Elementary High. She’s as popular as she is feared by students and teachers alike. People don’t hang with Trina cuz they want to - they simply have to. Being Trina’s friend is kinda like a job. And when she has the ability to make you or break you (status wise), some girls <cough-Mina> will do just about anything to stay in her good books. Trina knows she has this school and its faculty wrapped around her little finger and she uses it to her advantage every chance she gets.

“Think of our friendship as your internship to popularity”

Trina's diary entries are a mirror of her personality - self-important, melodramatic and read like something off the pages of a gossipy teen mag. And even though Core and the band do their fair share to make her act like a complete diva-tard, in the end it's her own crappy attitude that gets in the way of her success and happiness.

Trina’s off in her own sweet sixteen world where the most important things are her, herself and guys...that like HER. One guy in particular takes up a lot of Trina’s bubbly energy - Nick Mallory. HUNK ALERT! She’s in constant pursuit of his suiting and won’t let a little thing like her dumb brother get in the way. Nick has an amazing effect on Trina. She gets all kind and cutesy when he’s around. It’s the only time you’ll ever see her with her guard down. In a lot of ways, Nick’s presence makes things way easier on Corey when getting the diary, cause Trina's so dreamed- out!

If you ask anyone at Elementary High what they think of Trina Riffin – they'd ANONYMOUSLY say “She ain’t pretty she just looks that way”.

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THE NEWMANS

Every band has a RIVAL band, right? Well, THE NEWMANS take being rivals to a new level. The Newmans are just as ambitious as Corey’s band and often manage to scoop them on upcoming gigs. Safe to say that Corey and the band aren’t huge on them. Who can blame them? The Newmans have the same fan base, the same style of songs - they even look the same. ALMOST! These Grojband doppelgangers are GENDER OPPOSITES to Corey’s band. The Newmans are made up of 3 GIRLS and 1 GUY - Carrie (vox/guitar -- and Mina’s little sister), Kim (Keys), Konnie (bass) and Larry (drums). Although this rival band can hold their own in a BATTLE OF THE BANDS, they have their own set of ‘unique quirks’ that make them just as unlikely to succeed outside the small town of Peaceville.

MINA

Mina is Trina’s best friend who had her name legally changed to create the whole rhyming thing (to be honest, Trina demanded it). Her original name was Bernadette. “Like, gag!” Mina is pretty much a mirror image of Trina and is her “yes man” loyal to a fault. Although Mina’s always getting stepped on by the bossy Trina, she enjoys the ‘rub-off’ popularity she gets for being her bestie. Mina’s along for the ride - and believe us - with Trina driving, that is one BUMPY ride.

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CHEWPOOCACA

Chewpoocaca loves Nick Mallory.

Grojband's gunna run in to all sorts of strange characters while trying to pump Peaceville full of teenaged angst - including this child chomping Chewpoocaca.

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KIN & KON

KIN and KON – The Wonder Twins (you wonder if they’re really twins)

According to Legend (Legend’ being something they made up), Kin and Kon were born Siamese twins and they have the scars to prove it. The not-so identical brothers also claim that they can communicate to each other with their minds and often finish each other’s sentences - poorly. But the oddities don’t stop there. Kin and Kon speak a secret 'TWIN' language that no one else understands. Some even qu...estion whether Kin and Kon understand it. Together, Kin and Kon harness the power of rock. They’re fully into the band, and speak about it like Jack and Kyle from ‘Tenacious D’.

KIN - Keys
What KIN lacks in brawn he more than makes up for in BRAINS (think DATA from Goonies). Kin has a real head for inventing creative gadgets, many of which come in handy when trying to borrow Trina's diary.
Kin likes it LOUD! He's in charge of the band's PYROTECHNICS, lighting, computers and any TECH related instrumentation.

KON – Drums
Twice as big and half as smart as his older twin. Kon provides some much needed MUSCLE and despite his massive girth he has a surprising GENTLE GIANT disposition.
Kon has a 'thing' for Trina (grody) and at times we get a glimpse that Kon is more intelligent than he appears and that his dim-witted persona is merely an act.

If you ask anyone at Elementary High what they think of Kin and Kon – they'd simply say... On second thought, NEVER MIND. You’re better off not knowing.

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COREY RIFFIN

COREY RIFFIN - Vox/Guitar

If you ask anyone at Elementary High what they think of Corey Riffin – they'd simply say “CORE ROCKS!”

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Corey’s a cute, quirky 13 year old - popular with the dudes and even more so with the ladies. I mean, who can resist a charismatic guitar player with his very own band? Nobody, that’s who. His confidence with music, people and day-to-day life is unparalleled. He isn’t cocky, but he’ll stand up to anyone or anything that gets in the way of him or his band.

Core has a knack for making things go his way - and if they’re not, you can bet he’s got a plan up his sleeve to turn things around. Yes, his A.D.D has derailed the band’s plans, sending them off on wild, unrelated tangents on occasion. And yes, his bizarre O.C.D rituals have been known to make the band late for a gig or two...or three. Can you blame him? I mean, everyone knows that if you don’t re-string your guitar three times (and once with your feet) before you play it just doesn’t feel right. Right?

Whenever Corey has a clever idea, he says -
“Lemme solo here for a sec”

Corey knows that being the bands trusted LEADER is a super sweet gig. And although he may seem off in his own world at times - he’d NEVER let the band down. Corey always comes through and can always be trusted. Okay sure, having the band’s success riding on his shoulders can be a bit heavy - but the band’s behind him 110%. They know Core’s got the skills to pull it off. I mean who else can take a bunch of Trina’s tripped out thoughts and turn them into a song? So what if he can’t write his OWN lyrics? BIG DEAL! Maybe he’s got writers block? Maybe it’s brain freeze?...dementia? Well, whatever it is, the band hopes it doesn’t last too long cuz messin’ with Trina can take a lot out of a person.

Every good 'Front Man’ knows his weakness. For Corey, it’s his LYRICS.

Oh tumble drier,
Dryeth my clothes.
Make them soft and easy to spill on,
And I shall cleaneth your lint tray in return.

So... yeah. Needless to say, Corey will do anything to get Trina’s lyrics. He knows that her words are the CHEESE to his ROCK-ARONI, so his MAIN OBJECTIVE is to keep his sister's life looking like a Spanish soap opera until he can crack the whole lyric writing thing. If anyone found out he was rippin' these lyrics, it would be seriously UNCOOL. After all, he's got a REP to maintain.

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GROJBAND LINEUP

13 yr old Corey Trippen starts a GARAGE BAND with his three best friends and quickly realizes that their band sucks - like a lot. It's not their music or ever-changing image that's the problem. It's Corey's lack of lyrics. He just can't think of anything cool to write about, UNTIL... Corey finds his older sister Trina's diary. "Hey! This thing is FULL of teen angst and junk." Follow Corey and his GROJBAND as they reach for the top. GASP at the things they'll do to his sister's fragile teenage world to get there.

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Check out this wicked Grojband promo poster! It's the first of many promo images we'll be creating in the months leading up to the BIG PREMIERE.

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