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Starz Kids & Family Welcomes Eloise

Starz Kids & Family has a reservation at New York’s Plaza Hotel Sunday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. (EST/PST).

The network will air the world premiere of animated series Eloise, based on the classic best-selling children’s books by Kay Thompson.

Starz Entertainment said the series will consist of 13 22-minute episodes, as well as several one-hour specials.

Eloise will be directed by Wes Archer (The Simpsons, King of the Hill) and feature the voices of two-time Oscar-nominee Lynn Redgrave (Georgy Girl, Gods and Monsters), Tim Curry (The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Annie), Matthew Lillard (She’s All That, Scooby Doo), Curtis Armstrong (Revenge of the Nerds) and Mary Matilyn Mouser as the title character.

“With New York City’s Plaza Hotel as the backdrop, Eloise features the precocious and irrepressible little girl who reigns as its unofficial princess,” the programmer said in a prepared statement. “Residing in the hotel with her ‘rawther’ British Nanny and her pets, Weenie the pug and Skipperdee the turtle, Eloise is the quintessential ‘city child.’ There is never a dull moment for Eloise as she stays busy, busy, busy roaming the floors of the hotel, plaguing the hotel staff and being absolutely mischievous.”