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Moonscoop And Overloaded Launch Funky Cops(TM) Wireless Games

Paris, France, 19 September 2005 - Leading kids and animation company Moonscoop and Overloaded, a leading developer and publisher of video games for mobile phones, have signed a deal for the development and exploitation of wireless games based on the hit animated television series Funky CopsTM. The agreement was negotiated through specialist media mobile agency TV For Mobile.

The first Funky CopsTM mobile game (Funky CopsTM Disco Pinball) will be available for download to mobile phones in September 2005 and available at operators and mobile portals around the world. The Funky CopsTM mobile games will be supported by additional downloads, ranging from wallpapers, funky realtones and mobile video downloads.

Axel Dauchez, CEO MoonScoop said: "Funky CopsTM is ideal for gaming and its strong (pre)teen fan base are high users of mobile phones so we believe this is a perfect fit. We are delighted to be working with Overloaded and TV For Mobile to develop the brand in this arena. The deal is part of our strategy to expand the reach of our brands into new markets."

Aimed at 8 - 12 year olds, FUNKY COPSTM (39x26' TV series) follows the adventures of Ace and Jack, two incompetent cops who swap the mean streets for disco beats at night. FUNKY COPSTM embraces 70's and 80's nostalgia, mixing the cool and classic themes and tunes of these decades with recognizable contemporary references. The mobile games will echo the design, music and themes of the television series and be targeted at the 10-15 aged market.

Ashu Mathura, Managing Director Overloaded: "Based on Funky CopsTM we plan to launch multiple games in the coming years. We are very confident that the combination of downloadable games, accompanied with funky realtones, wallpapers and mobile video clips will appeal to gamers everywhere. Funky CopsTM games will be among the first mobile games out there where music will play a key role within the games and gameplay".

Claire Leproust, CEO and founder of TV For Mobile, said: "Now that animated series is spreading out successfully their brand and characters on mobile, it is a great pleasure to have created a link between Moonscoop and Overloaded to provide Funky Cops original mobile games that will be just a Phenomenon for the mobile gamers! That's all what we wish and believe!"

Funky Cops TM airs on Jetix Europe, Fox Box US, Fox Kids Latin America, MTV and M6 / W9 (new TNT Channel) and was awarded Best European Program in 2003 at Cartoons on the Bay.

For further information please contact:

Aimee Norman/Janet Balmforth at Blueprint PR

tel: +44 (0) 207 354 9813 or email:

Notes to editors

About MoonScoop

Leading kids and animation brand MoonScoop was established in 2004 following the acquisition of leading youth producer and distributor France Animation by Antefilms Production, one of Europe's most dynamic and creative production houses.

MoonScoop is Europe's leading producer of animation with a slate of six series per year. Its distribution catalogue includes over 2,000 half-hours of programming across 100 titles airing in over 100 territories worldwide. The company's production and distribution activities are supported by a dedicated marketing division which has signed over 60 licenses in 25 countries since its inception last year.

MoonScoop aims to build its worldwide presence by focusing on projects with international appeal and longevity. Its key properties for this year include Code Lyoko, a fast-paced 2D/3D show currently airing in the US on Cartoon Network and internationally, Fantastic Four based on the classic Marvel comic-book heroes, evergreen character Titeuf (Tootuff) and popular 3D alien adventure series Pet Alien. Also on the current MoonScoop slate are Dr. Dog, Little Vampire, Funky Cops and Invisible Man.

It employs 150 people at two sites, Paris (pre-production, post-production, distribution and marketing) and Angoulême (3D animation and motion capture).


Sébastien FILLION- Brand Manager

MoonScoop- 14, rue Alexandre Parodie 75010 Paris

Tel : +33 1 53 35 90 90

e-mail :

About Overloaded | Fun Everywhere!

Overloaded is a leading developer and publisher of video games for mobile phones. Overloaded develops video games for mobile JAVA, Symbian, BREW and I-mode platforms and devices.

Popular mobile games developed and distributed by Overloaded are, among others, Fear Factor (tv), Big Brother (tv), Xyanide (console), Steel Dragon (console), Largo Winch (comic book), Pitstop (console) and Funky Cops (cartoon).

Overloaded has more than 40 direct strategic wireless partners, including T-Mobile, Vodafone, Orange and Telefonica. Overloaded is headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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The Endemol Group, with its head offices in the Netherlands, has subsidiaries and joint ventures in 23 countries, including the major European markets, the United States, Latin America, South Africa and Australia.


Ashu MATHURA, Managing Director Overloaded

mobile: +31 6 53 78 78 04



TV FOR MOBILE is a French company specialized in mobile content rights distribution as well as production and edition of content customised and highly marketing targeted, whose common point is their successful exposition on TV channels and produced by famous companies.

TV FOR MOBILE has also developed a specific expertise in video for mobile to take advantage on the GPRS and UMTS networks.



TV FOR MOBILE - 16 rue de la Tour d'Auvergne - 75009 PARIS

Tel: +33 1 42 80 98 80 or mobile +33 6 11 22 12 22

e-mail :

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