SOURCE: Animation Collective

Animation Collective

December 17, 2010 07:00 ET

Thumb Wrestling Federation: TWF Jumps out of the Ring and Onto Your iPad

Available for $0.99 at: http://bit.ly/royalthumble

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 17, 2010) - Thumb Wrestling Federation: TWF Royal Thumble is available today on the iTunes App Store for $0.99. Royal Thumble is the first split-screen, two-player, thumb wrestling game for the iPad. The app transforms the device into a wrestling ring. With gesture-based controls, players go thumb to thumb by tapping and swiping to smack down each opponent.

Alongside the game, the app also includes an in-app store where you can download your favorite characters for endless match combinations. There are currently two character bundles available that can be purchased for $1.99 each.

Royal Thumble also features episodes of Thumb Wrestling Federation: TWF Season 4. Episodes will roll out weekly so players can watch and learn from the pros.

"Starting as kids everyone loves thumb wrestling," says Larry Schwarz, CEO of Animation Collective and the creator of TWF. "If they are a fan of the series or not, this is a great new way to experience the old school game."

"This is our most ambitious app to date," says Pablo Quinteros, Animation Collective's director of interactive media. "Royal Thumble will delight TWF fans old and new alike. We are excited to continue the expansion of our original properties into the app market in the upcoming year."

About Thumb Wrestling Federation: TWF
The short-format series that has aired on Cartoon Network in the U.S., YTV in Canada and CBBC in the UK, was created by Larry Schwarz and produced by Animation Collective. Fans of the show can continue the TWF experience online with exclusive games and activities at http://www.thumbwrestlingfederation.com. Seasons 1, 2, 3, and the Thumb Wrestling Federation: TWF Book 1 app are also available for download on iTunes.

About Animation Collective
A leading independent creator of children's entertainment in the U.S., Animation Collective has original content in more than eighty countries and in over fifteen languages on platforms including television, broadband, wireless, books, games and consumer products. Proprietary productions include: Kappa Mikey, MTVN and Nickelodeon's first global acquisition for Nicktoons Network and Nickelodeon; Three Delivery for Nicktoons Network, YTV, Canal+ family, Nickelodeon Australia, and the BBC; Thumb Wrestling Federation: TWF for Cartoon Network in the U.S., Asia, Australia and Spain, YTV and the BBC; and Ellen's Acres for Cartoon Network, TVO, Al Jazeera and ABC TV Australia. Work-for-hire productions include Speed Racer: The Next Generation for Nicktoons Network and Lionsgate Entertainment; Eloise in Africa (direct to video) for HandMade Films 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. Larry Schwarz, the company's founder and CEO, is the creator and executive producer of all its original series.

Contact Information

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    Kristin Cimonetti
    Animation Collective
    212.757.8340
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