SANTA MONICA, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 19, 2012) - Despite the sad loss of Hostess brands last Friday, its popular treat, Twinkie, will live on in the film Foodfight as Twinkie the Kid. Viva Pictures announced today the VOD premiere date of the animated film Foodfight featuring the voices of Charlie Sheen, Hilary Duff and Eva Longoria. On February 12, 2013, the beloved character, Twinkie the Kid, will be introduced.
"Prior to filing for liquidation, the Hostess family were very instrumental in helping us capture Twinkie the Kid in his iconic state for this upcoming movie debut featured alongside other classic American icons including Charlie the Tuna, Mrs. Butterworth, Chef Boyardee and the Vlasic Stork," stated Victor Elizalde, president of Viva Pictures. "While it is sad that the delicious product may never be tasted again, Twinkie the Kid will live forever in Foodfight."
Foodfight is a story of good vs. evil. When the lights are turned off and the doors are locked, chaos reigns supreme for the products in this grocery store as branded foods fight for shelf space against the less tasty generics. This animated full-length feature is voiced with a plethora of talented actors including Sheen, Duff, Longoria, Christopher Lloyd, Chris Kattan and Harvey Fierstein. With the recent news last week, it is ironic that in the film Twinkie the Kid battles alongside the world's most recognizable brands to the bitter end to help save their existence from evil knockoffs. Hopefully, the life imitates art as Twinkie the Kid ends up on the winning side.
About VIVA Pictures
VIVA Pictures, LLC. is an independent film distribution company offering a wide variety of channels for its partners. Led by entertainment industry veteran Victor Elizalde, VIVA Pictures is a leading distributor that understands and focuses on the needs of the independent producer. The company is ideally positioned for creating a new, modern distribution model leveraging innovative technology and existing relationships with key retailer and rental channels on par with major studios. Its upcoming release includes the animated feature Back to the Sea. For more information, visit http://www.vivafilmco.com or to visit the trailer for Foodfight http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uROQ9nplxIY