Bandai and Cartoon Network Announce D.I.C.E.

Nov 3rd 2004
BANDAI ENTERTAINMENT AND CARTOON NETWORK ANNOUNCE THE
NEXT BIG THING IN KIDS ANIMATION


Cypress, CA (November 3, 2004) – Bandai Entertainment and Cartoon Network announced today the acquisition of the brand new animated adventure series D.I.C.E.. Created by Bandai and animated by renowned animation studio, Xebec (subsidiary of Production I.G), the series showcases the latest in cutting-edge CG/cel animation.

D.I.C.E (DNA Integrated Cybernetic Enterprises) is a large organization established to deal with emergencies occuring throughout the Sarbylion galaxy. D.I.C.E F-99 is the only unit comprised entirely of highly trained kids. When a problem arises, D.I.C.E is called to the rescue. And when their special training and skills aren't enough, they rely on their Dinobreakers to help get the job done. Always on call, always on alert – D.I.C.E is ready for action!

D.I.C.E. is scheduled to premiere on Cartoon Network this January, features non-stop action and adventure for 6 to 11 year-old boys. Transforming dinosaur vehicles are brought to life in this new anime entertainment property created by Bandai. .

Cartoon Network has acquired 26 episodes of D.I.C.E.

For more information about D.I.C.E, please visit the official website at www.diceofficial.com


Bandai Entertainment, INC. is the premier distributor of Japanese animation on DVD home video and leading Japanese animated programming distributor for television broadcast in North America. The company has distributed notable titles like Mobile Gundam Seed, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Cowboy Bebop, .hack//SIGN, and Wolf's Rain. Bandai Entertainment, INC. is a subsidiary of Bandai America Inc., who makes the toys for the hit television series, Power Rangers, Digimon, and Mobile Suit Gundam. All U.S. operations are headquartered in a large, ultra-modern facility in Cypress, Calif. Bandai Co., Ltd. is the third largest toy company in the world comprising 53 subsidiaries in 18 countries. In addition to toys and children's entertainment, Bandai Co.'s global interests include video game software, multimedia, music and full-length feature films, vending machines, trading cards, candies, and licensed apparel. Bandai Entertainment is headquartered in Cypress, California and additional company and product information is available through our website at www.bandai-ent.com.

Cartoon Network, currently seen in 87.1 million U.S. homes and 160 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.'s 24-hour, ad-supported cable service offering the best in animated entertainment. Drawing from the world's largest cartoon library, Cartoon Network showcases unique original ventures such as Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Codename: Kids Next Door, Teen Titans, The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Ed, Edd n Eddy and other Cartoon Cartoons. Cartoon Network also features Adult Swim, a late-night block of animation for grown-ups. Since its launch in 1992, Cartoon Network has remained one of ad-supported cable's highest-rated networks. Cartoon Network's Web site is located at http://CartoonNetwork.com (AOL Keyword: Cartoon Network).

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and the leading provider of programming for the basic cable industry.

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