Monday, January 31, 2011 , Updated 8:36 a.m., February 3, 2011
UPDATED: Jerry Jones to be featured as a cartoon on Nicktoons movie
The movie will air on Saturday on Nicktoons.
DALLAS The NFL sends this kid-friendly press release:
The NFL and Nicktoons teamed up this season on a new animated short-form series called Rush Zone: Guardians of the Core, based on the NFLRUSH ZONE, the NFL's online world for kids. The 22-episode series was comprised of two-to-five minute shorts featuring an unexpected new hero, all 32 NFL teams and the voices of NFL players and coaches as themselves, including John Madden; Cowboys Owner and General Manager Jerry Jones; New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton; and New York Giants Quarterback Eli Manning.
In the series finale, the main character, 10-year-old Ishmael, must work with Cowboys and Jets players, Jerry Jones and the Rusherz, NFL superheroes representing all 32 teams, to defeat evil villain Sudden Death and his powerful team of Blitz Botz robots at Cowboys Stadium.
The series, which aired weekly throughout the 2010 NFL season, will culminate with a 75 minute movie special to air on Saturday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. ET on Nicktoons. UPDATE:
Local children from the St. Anthony Community Center in Dallas will get a sneak-preview of the movie special during a screening on Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 4 p.m. at NFL Experience at the Dallas Convention Center. The screening will include special appearances by NFL players including NFL great Michael Strahan, NFL Network analyst Rich Eisen, and a halftime show featuring a never-before-seen performance from Nickelodeon's hit music group Big Time Rush. This event was canceled because of school closures.
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