PR: Thumbs Up for "Thumb Wrestling Federation: TWF" on Cartoon Network
Thumbs Up for “Thumb Wrestling Federation: TWF ” on Cartoon Network
Thumb-Sized Comedy Enters Ring in the U.S., Spain , Italy , Latin America
NEW YORK , NY — (October 14, 2008) -Thumb Wrestling Federation: TWF is quickly pinning down broadcast deals around the world. Cartoon Network U.S., Spain, Italy, and Latin America today announced that they have joined Cartoon Network Asia, Australia, and New Zealand in scooping up all four seasons of the successful live-action comedy series.
Produced by Animation Collective, a leading independent creator of children’s entertainment in the U.S. , TWF has become a truly ‘global’ brand having already achieved significant broadcast success on YTV in Canada and on the BBC in the UK – where it was recently ranked the #1 most watched kid’s show by Broadcast Magazine.
Larry Schwarz , CEO of Animation Collective and creator of Thumb Wrestling Federation: TWF , said, “We are so excited to have Thumb Wrestling Federation join Cartoon Network in the U.S. and around the world. TWF has proven itself to be a hit with kids in major markets like the UK and Canada and we are so glad that kids all over will now be able to join in the fun.”
About Thumb Wrestling Federation: TWF
The live-action, short-format comedy series is a thumb-sized view of a fictional sports league. With larger than life wrestling personalities, thumb on thumb contact, and two wacky commentators, TWF brings to life the battle between the Mighty Dexteras and the Evil Sinistras, a classic good versus evil showdown between 56 original characters. The short-format segments include one-minute wrestler bios, 45-second gags, and three-and-a-half-minute thumb wrestling matches.
For more about TWF , visit http://www.thumbwrestlingfederation.com.
About Animation Collective
As one of the U.S. ‘s leading independent creators of children’s entertainment, Animation Collective has original content in more than eighty countries and in fifteen languages on platforms including television, broadband, wireless, books, games and consumer products. Proprietary productions include: Kappa Mikey, MTVN and Nickelodeon’s first global acquisition for Nicktoons Network and Nickelodeon; Three Delivery for Nicktoons Network, YTV, Canal+ and the BBC; Thumb Wrestling Federation: TWF for Cartoon Network in the U.S., Asia, Australia and Spain, YTV and the BBC; and Ellen’s Acres for Cartoon Network, Al Jazeera and ABC Australia. Work-for-hire productions include Speed Racer: The Next Generation for Nicktoons Network and Lionsgate Entertainment. Animation Collective is the largest provider of original content for KOL, America Online’s kids channel and Red, its teen channel. At its three studios in midtown Manhattan , Animation Collective employs over one hundred artists, animators, and producers. Larry Schwarz , the company’s founder and CEO, is the creator and executive producer of all its original series.
About Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), currently seen in more than 97 million U.S. homes and 160 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service offering the best in original, acquired and classic animated entertainment for kids and families. Overnight from 11 p.m.-6 a.m. (ET, PT), Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination showcasing original and acquired animation for young adults 18-34. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.