Doodlebops Ride Ringling Bros. Elephants

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK and TORONTO, ONTARIO

--(CCNMatthews - April 11, 2006) --

Attention Entertainment, Lifestyles and Family Editors

Canada's newest international children's entertainment sensations, The Doodlebops, are kicking off their first live U.S. tour today by riding atop the Ringling Bros.' elephants for a stroll around Madison Square Garden in New York City. Tomorrow, The Doodlebops will give a special performance at Madison Square Garden following the 136th Edition of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® 10:30 a.m. matinee. The official U.S. tour will kick-off fall 2006 and visit 40 cities through spring 2007.

A PICTURE OF THE DOODLEBOPS IN NEW YORK CITY WILL BE AVAILABLE ON CCNMATTHEWS ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 11.

Meanwhile, The Doodlebops are continuing their rockin' cross-Canada tour later this week with performances in Ottawa (April 13), Mississauga (April 14), Kitchener (April 15) and Hamilton (April 16). See www.doodlebops.com for more details.

The Doodlebops have attracted a legion of pint-sized fans to their popular television show on CBC and Disney Channel. The talented trio is the most dynamic new children's act on the scene, using its top-rated, Toronto-produced TV show to entertain and educate the three-to-seven-year-old crowd with pop-rock music, dancing, humour and fun to convey important messages like sharing, caring and co-operation while encouraging kids to read, sing, exercise and explore.

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The Doodlebops are heading to New York for their first US photo opp and Live performance in conjunction with Feld Entertainment's Ringling Bros circus. On Tuesday, the Doodles are part of the elephant stroll. Weather permitting each Doodle will ride on one of the elephants around Madison Square Garden (MSG) (if it rains they will walk beside). Rogers & Cowan have invited press to this event for photo opps, to announce the Feld relationship and to promote the first performance the following day.

On Wednesday the Doodles will do a 10 minute post circus performance.

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