Cartoon Network offers birthday bashes as promo prizes

Cartoon Network's offline initiatives continue to be innovative.

Last week, the channel threw a bash to celebrate the birthday of Natallia Khaniejo, the Mumbai nine year old who won the grand prize of the month in Cartoon Network's new promotion, Acme Hour Birthday Blast. 

The Network's dynamic duo Tom & Jerry hosted the party, comprising games and exclusive Cartoon Network gifts. The birthday girl was presented with a special goody bag by Tom & Jerry who also entertained the 50 odd guests with a special dance performance. 

The Network has already held birthday parties for six other kids since June last year, held in various cities including New Delhi, Mumbai, Bareilly, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune and Bangalore. The Cartoon Network Acme Hour promotion is sponsored by Kellogg's Chocos. Launched in June 2001, this year-long promotion gives one lucky toonhead every month an Acme Hour birthday blast for fifty friends in his/her town, complete with a birthday cake, goodies and a special visit by Cartoon Network toon stars. In addition, ten other kids receive special birthday packs from the Network. All kids who send their entries receive special birthday cards from Cartoon Network for themselves and their five friends and their names are scrolled on-air during the Acme Hour franchise on the Network, 7 to 8 pm Monday to Thursday and weekends at 8 to 9 pm. 

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