The following is the official press release outlining the the many animated offerings during the month of August on the Starz network including a marathon of Jennifer Shiman’s famous movies reenacted by bunnies, as well as broadcasts of Open Season, Chicken Little, Monster House, The Wild and Valiant:
For Immediate Release
STARZ ON DEMAND GETS ANIMATED
No Matter What Age, Viewers Will Delight In the Awe-Inspiring Animated Line-Up This August
Click Here To View the Bunny re-enactment of Napoleon Dynamite.
Englewood, Colo., August 13, 2007 â€“ Two great animation festivals take place on Starz On Demand in August â€“ the second annual â€œBunny-Palooza,â€ featuring the world premiere of the bunny version of Napoleon Dynamite and â€œStarz Toon Festâ€, an animated extravaganza featuring the Starz On Demand premiere of Open Season.
â€œBunny-Paloozaâ€ will feature all of creator Jennifer Shimanâ€™s masterpieces including Superman, Brokeback Mountain, Pulp Fiction, Borat, Pirates of the Caribbean 1 & 2 and Titanic, as well as the world premiere of the Napoleon Dynamite bunny short.
â€œStarz Toon Festâ€ is sure to excite those viewers who are young at heart. â€œStarz Toon Festâ€ will feature a line-up of the newest box-office blockbusters, including the premiere of Open Season, featuring the voices of Martin Lawrence and Ashton Kutcher. â€œStarz Toon Festâ€ will also offer titles such as Cars, Chicken Little, Monster House, The Wild and Valiant.
â€œâ€™Bunny-Paloozaâ€™ and â€˜Starz Toon Festâ€™ are perfect for Starz On Demand because they offer a line-up that will keep animation addicts tuning in all month long,â€ said Jonathan Shair, vice president of scheduling and original programming.
The bunny spoofs kicked off in 2004 when Starz commissioned Shiman to create bunny-featured shorts of Freddy vs. Jason, Scream and Texas Chainsaw Massacre as part of its â€œHare-Raising Halloween Marathon.â€ Since then, Starz and Shiman have partnered to develop a new bunny parody premiering each month. Each parody debuts exclusively on Starz On Demand and Vongo (Starz Entertainmentâ€™s broadband video download entertainment service).
â€œBunny-Paloozaâ€ begins August 1st On Demand, while â€œStarz Toon Festâ€ is slated to begin on August 17th.
Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a premium movie service provider operating in the United States. It offers 16 movie channels including the flagship StarzÂ® and EncoreÂ® brands with approximately 16.1 million and 28.4 million subscribers respectively. Starz Entertainment airs more than 1,000 movies per month across its pay TV channels and offers advanced services including Starz HD, Starz On Demand and VongoÂ®. Starz Entertainment (www.starz.com) is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation that is attributed to Liberty Capital Group.