Mainframe Entertainment, Inc.
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Mainframe Entertainment, Inc.

April 04, 2006 07:30 ET

Mainframe Entertainment and Infinite Frameworks Team up for Co-Production on CG-Animated Series 'Ghost Hunter Dax'

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - April 4, 2006) -

Series Introduced at MIP-TV

Mainframe Entertainment, Inc. ("Mainframe"), (TSX:MFE), a leading Canadian computer generated (CG) animation production company, and Infinite Frameworks ("Frameworks"), an award-winning visual effects and animation studio based in Singapore, have teamed up to co-produce the new computer animated series, "GHOST HUNTER DAX," about a kid who discovers that he inherited the job of Ghost Hunter from a legendary Chinese warrior. Executive producers of the project are Rick Mischel of Mainframe and Mike Wiluan of Frameworks, with production split between Vancouver and Singapore. The characters and story were originally created by Brian Zimmerman and further developed with Gregory R. Little of Mainframe. Delivery of the 22 episodes is scheduled for fall 2007. The deal was announced today at MIP-TV.

GHOST HUNTER DAX begins when DAX, a normal kid from the U.S. who is half American and half Chinese, moves to Shanghai with his parent and enrolls in the International School. It seems like a great opportunity to meet some new friends and check out his Asian heritage, until Dax is swept into the Land of Shadows and discovers that he has inherited the job of Ghost Hunter from the legendary Chinese warrior Zhong Qui! Now, armed with Zhong Qui's magic sword, Dax is all that stands between arch-villain Wraithor's plot to flood the world with ghosts and demons and take it over. And if that wasn't enough, Dax has to do his demon fighting without blowing his cover as a normal school kid, in a school where his principal may or may not be a monster posing as a human.

"We loved the exotic setting and comedic take on the project," said Rick Mischel, president and chief executive officer of Mainframe. "We think Frameworks will be a great partner for production and distribution in Asia." Mike Wiluan of Frameworks added, "Given Mainframe's reputation for quality, we're thrilled to bring a project that we developed to the world market with Mainframe as a partner."

About Mainframe

Mainframe Entertainment Inc. (www.mainframe.ca) is the industry leader in computer generated (CG) animation for television and direct-to-video/DVD family entertainment. Mainframe has produced over 256 half hours of CG animated television as well as ten CG animated direct-to-video/DVD feature films and two one-hour CG animated television specials. Mainframe's CG animation expertise is also being used in the production of theatrical feature films, interactive games and commercials. Established in 1993, Mainframe continues to grow its library of proprietary productions, and has received many prestigious awards for its work on such international brands as "Barbie"(winner of VSDA Award for Children's title of the Year), "Hot Wheels", "Spider-Man", "Casper" and "Popeye". The Company is recognized as a CG animation pioneer having developed the groundbreaking internationally distributed television series "ReBoot". Mainframe clients include Sony, Mattel, Lions Gate Home Entertainment, Electronic Arts (Canada) and MTV. Mainframe's majority shareholder, IDT Corporation, is a NYSE-listed multinational telecommunications and entertainment company.

About Infinite Frameworks:

Infinite Frameworks is an award winning visual effects and animation studio based in Singapore. Frameworks has been servicing the broadcast, advertising and feature film industry in the region for over 8 years and has just recently ventured into content acquisition and development with particular emphasis in 3D animation. Ghost Hunter Dax is the first animated series developed through Frameworks. Frameworks is currently in production on an animated feature "Sing to the Dawn" due for release in Christmas 2007.

Contact Information

  • For Mainframe Entertainment: aLine media
    Kristi Blicharski
    (310) 371-8795
    Kristi@alinemedia.com
    or
    Mainframe Investor Relations: Genoa Management Limited
    Ali Mahdavi
    (416) 962-3300 ext.225
    amahdavi@genoa.ca