SOURCE: Animation Collective

January 14, 2008 13:15 ET

"Thumb Wrestling Federation: TWF" Ready to Thumble in Latin America

Thumb-Sized Comedy Pins Latin American Agent

NEW YORK, NY and LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - January 14, 2008) - Animation Collective, the leading independent creator of children's entertainment in the U.S., today announced it has signed Los Angeles-based Televix Entertainment to represent its highly successful "Thumb Wrestling Federation: TWF" property in Latin America. Televix will represent broadcast, home video and licensing rights throughout the region.

The live-action, short-format comedy series is a thumb-sized view of a fictional sports league. With larger than life wrestling personalities, thumb on thumb contact, and two wacky commentators, TWF brings the battle between the Mighty Dexteras and the Evil Sinistras led by the power-hungry Senator Skull to life. For more about TWF, visit http://www.thumbwrestlingfederation.com.

Larry Schwarz, CEO of Animation Collective and creator of "Thumb Wrestling Federation: TWF," said, "We are excited to have Hugo Rose and Televix Entertainment on board as they have worked successfully with some of the top kids' brands in the world. There is nobody with better expertise to bring TWF to the Latin American market, and we think the property will be a big success based on its quirky humor and the popularity of thumb wrestling in general."

Hugo Rose, CEO of Televix Entertainment, said, "This is an exciting opportunity to work with the best; Larry Schwarz and his team at Animation Collective have developed a unique property that will certainly have a mass appeal in Latin America. We believe TWF has a strong broadcast and Licensing potential."

About Animation Collective

With original content in over 38 countries and in 18 languages on television, broadband, wireless, books and consumer products, Animation Collective is the U.S.'s leading independent creator of children's entertainment. Proprietary productions include: "Kappa Mikey," the highest rated original series on Nicktoons Network and Nickelodeon's first-ever global acquisition, "Three Delivery" for Nicktoons, YTV and the BBC, "Thumb Wrestling Federation: TWF" for the Kids WB, YTV and the BBC, and "Ellen's Acres" for Cartoon Network and ABC Australia. Work-for-hire productions include: the new "Speed Racer" series for Nickelodeon and "The Incredible Crash Dummies" for 4KidsTV. Animation Collective is the largest provider of original content for KOL, America Online's kids channel, and Red, its teen channel.

About Televix Entertainment

Beverly Hills-based Televix Entertainment is the leading independent distributor of animated programs and Merchandising Licenses in Latin America. Its library contains over 4,000 hours of programming produced in Japan, Canada, USA and Europe; it includes such hits as "Pokemon," "Yu Gi Oh" & "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." Its programs are currently airing in 42 terrestrial and satellite networks in the region. Televix recently partnered with PromoPack to create PromoLicencias, a Licencing and Merchandising developer. Televix Entertainment has regional offices in San Juan, Sao Paulo and Lima.

Contact Information

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