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Wayans To Produce "Thugaboo" Animated DTV Series

Shawn, Marlon and Keenen Ivory Wayans will produce and lend their writing and acting talents to Thugaboo, an animated straight-to-video series based on source material originated by the Wayans themselves, it was announced today. The storylines for the series will look at “the trials and tribulations of nine very different kids growing up in the inner city”; the characters will “learn valuable lessons” as a result of their misadventures.

The Wayans also announced licensing deals with Playmates, The Betesh Group and Scholastic to launch Thugaboo-related toys and books. The product will be released to consumers following the series debut, which is set for a Christmas 2005 release.

The Wayans say that the project will “deliver a very special treat to kids of every demographic and ethnicity.”

[Source: PR Newswire]

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