SOURCE: Target Development Group, Inc.

September 13, 2010 14:19 ET

Hannover Pacts With Oleum Rain Design for "Moebius Strip" Comic

SPRINGDALE, AR--(Marketwire - September 13, 2010) -  Hannover House, the entertainment division of Target Development Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: TDGI), has engaged Oleum Rain Design to create a 16-page, full-color comic book in support of the company's upcoming theatrical release of "Thru The Moebius Strip." Over 500,000 copies of the comic book will be distributed via theater lobby displays, to be made available free of charge to movie goers for nearly eight weeks in advance of the film's theatrical launch January 14, 2011.

"This is an exciting and effective way for us to build awareness and demand among movie audiences," said Fred Shefte, President of Hannover House and Target Development Group, Inc. "The production values in 'Moebius Strip' are outstanding, and the storyline and locations are similar to 'Avatar' in both theme and commercial appeal. Our special edition comic book is being designed with a cliff-hanger, to grab the reader's interest but require them to see the movie for the story resolution. As an independent distributor on smaller budget than the major studios, this sort of unique marketing concept is what we require for maximum success," he concluded.

"Thru The Moebius Strip" was produced by China's Global Digital Creations Holding, Ltd. (GDC), as the nation's biggest and most ambitious animated feature ever produced. Over 400 animators worked on the film over a 5-year process, under the direction of Glenn Chiaka and writer-creative designer Jean "Moebius" Girard, with a production budget of USD $20-million and a comparable final result to a $70-million feature. 

Voice talent includes Mark Hamill ("Star Wars"), Jonathan Taylor Thomas ("The Lion King"), Michael Dorn ("Star Trek: Generations"), and television and screen legend Jean Simmons ("The Thornbirds") in one of her last feature roles.

Hannover House plans to launch the film to theaters January 14, 2011 in top markets including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Seattle-Tacoma, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Detroit.

"We are focusing our resources into these initial ten markets, to better position the film for success," said Shefte. "If the audiences respond to the film, it will be easy for us to quickly expand the release nationwide."

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