KappaMikey.com Launches

Online Companion to Upcoming Nickelodeon Series

NEW YORK: October 26, 2005 - Animation Collective, the New York-based animation studio, today launched the website for its upcoming Nickelodeon series, Kappa Mikey. The television show, an anime parody, is Nickelodeon's first-ever global acquisition and is set to premiere on Nicktoons in the US on February 17, 2006 and then on every Nickelodeon station throughout the world.

The website, www.kappamikey.com, gives viewers a sneak peak into the world of the show, its characters and locations. The site also features games, printables and downloads such as screensavers, buddy icons, and wallpapers. Visitors can register for a chance to win prizes like iPods and original Kappa Mikey artwork. A special behind the scenes making of Kappa Mikey sizzle video is also available for a limited time.

Pablo Quinteros, Animation Collective's Director of IT and the website's designer said, “In addition to being an introduction to the show, kappamikey.com is unique in that it is also a place where fans can interact with the show's production team. There are animators' blogs, podcasts and vodcasts. It's the first time this has been done with a show on Nicktoons.”

According to Larry Schwarz, Kappa Mikey's creator and executive producer, “Kappamikey.com is designed to appeal to the television show's target audience of 6-11 year olds as well as older die-hard anime fans. Even before the official site launch, kappamikey.com was being talked about in anime blogs and chat rooms and was receiving thousands of unique visitors.”

About Animation Collective:
New York City-based Animation Collective (www.animationcollective.com) is a leading producer of original animated programming for television, the Internet, home video and feature films. Leader Dog and Tortellini Western, two original series produced by the company, are currently airing on Nicktoons and Princess Natasha is scheduled to begin airing on Cartoon Network in January 2006.

About Kappa Mikey:
American actor Mikey Simon joins the cast of LilyMu, once the top rated anime show in Japan. Though Mikey is a fish out of water (a raw one in this case!), his crazy antics and style lift LilyMu out of the ratings gutter and transform Mikey into the biggest star Japan has ever seen.

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