Kayak Interactive And The Three Stooges(R) Storm Mobile Phones
Classic Comedy Team Unleashes Mayhem, Mirth and Merriment
SAN MATEO, Calif., June 22, 2005 -- Kayak Interactive, a leading global mobile entertainment publisher, today announced that it has signed a deal with C3 Entertainment, Inc. to bring The Three Stooges® and their brand of knuckleheaded antics to mobile phones in North America, Europe and Asia.
The Three Stooges have been serving up laughter to millions of people around the world with their slapstick routines since 1930. From NBC's tribute to the comic trio celebrating their 75th anniversary to Spike TV recently announcing a Three Stooges daily series and the celebrated team of Peter and Bobby Farrelly working on an all new Three Stooges motion picture, their popularity continues to soar.
"This comedy team has entertained people for more than 75 years and we're excited to bring the legendary threesome to mobile phones for a new generation to enjoy," said Kayak Interactive President and CEO Keith McCurdy. "Our creative use of the license combined with a very strong distribution channel promises to have Larry, Moe and Curly reunited with both long-time and new fans as early as next month."
The game, called The Three Stooges: Making Dough, will allow players to control Larry, Moe and Curly as they try to retire from their mundane jobs so they can live like kings. Players will earn cash by working odd jobs found in the Want Ads. Each unusual job is a mini-game on its own challenging players to keep the unpredictable threesome in line. Adding to the crazy experience will be authentic Three Stooges voices, sound effects and slapstick maneuvers such as head bonking and slapping. Nyuk, Nyuk, Nyuk!
"The Three Stooges® have incredible global recognition and we're excited to reach out to a new audience," said Earl Benjamin, President of C3 Entertainment. "We are highly selective regarding who we'll work with to extend The Three Stooges brand. In evaluating how best to bring the property to a new medium, mobile phones, we believed Kayak Interactive would be a strong partner in terms of creativity, distribution and marketing."
About C3 Entertainment
C3 Entertainment, Inc. was founded as Comedy III Productions in 1959 by the famous comedy team The Three Stooges, and is now a diversified entertainment company involved in television and motion picture production, retail and e-tail sales and the licensing and merchandising of The Three Stooges® brand.
About Kayak Interactive
Kayak Interactive is a leading global mobile entertainment publisher. The company has worldwide distribution with more than 60 carriers and partners in Europe, North America, and Asia. Based in San Mateo, California, and with European offices in Stockholm, Sweden, Kayak Interactive publishes an extensive portfolio of mobile entertainment content including mass market games utilizing community features with connected game play as well as cutting-edge high performance experiences for the avid gamer. Kayak Interactive has raised significant financing from top tier Venture Capital funds including VantagePoint, TL, and EnerTech Capital. More information can be found at www.kayakinteractive.com
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