New Animated Internet Series 'Charlie's Angels Animated Adventures' Makes Full Throttle Internet Debut

Prequel to the Upcoming Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Features Six Installments Leading Up to the Film's Premiere on June 27

PRNewswire
CULVER CITY, Calif.
May 21, 2003

A six part animated internet series for Charlie's Angels fans debuted its first installment this week, generating impressive on-line traffic to the website and exciting fans of the film who are marking time until the debut of Charlie's Angels®: Full Throttle on June 27. The first chapter of the internet serial drew 1.7 million streams during its premiere week, garnering interactive attention similar to the final on-line trailer release for Columbia Pictures Spider-Man.

The six-part animated series at www.animatedangels.com serves as a prequel to the new comedy adventure starring Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu and directed by McG.

The first installment of the series "Charlie's Angels Animated Adventures," created by FilmRoman Studios and Media Revolution, was launched last week and new chapters will debut on each successive Tuesday through June 17.

"An innovative series like 'Charlie's Angels Animated Adventures' is a fun way to connect with fans," said Geoffrey Ammer, President of Worldwide Marketing for Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group. We are thrilled that so many moviegoers have embraced the series to become engaged in the film on a new level."

"The new animated series expands the Charlie's Angels universe," says Charlie's Angels®: Full Throttle producer Leonard Goldberg "and adds another layer of entertainment to the franchise."

The executive producer of "Charlie's Angels Animated Adventures" is Kevin VanHook, who heads Forum, FilmRoman Studios' visual effects division. FilmRoman is a leading animation production company working on such TV primetime hits as "The Simpsons" and "King of the Hill," as well as the top-rated Saturday morning series "X-Men: Evolution."

The series was written by Stephanie Savage, associate producer of Charlie's Angels®: Full Throttle. Dwight Caines, Senior Vice-President Internet Marketing Strategy, Columbia TriStar Marketing Group, oversaw the project and worked closely with the filmmakers and talent.

The animated prequel series begins with Charlie (the voice of John Forsythe) assigning a mission to the Angels. The final cliffhanger of the six episode internet series leads directly into the opening scene of Charlie's Angels®: Full Throttle, in which the Angels attempt to rescue missing U.S. Marshall Ray Carter.

Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu reunite in Columbia Pictures' Charlie's Angels®: Full Throttle, a sequel to the blockbuster action- adventure-comedy hit, directed by McG, and inspired by the phenomenally popular television series.

As America's greatest secret weapon, the Angels are in pursuit of two missing titanium bands, containing highly classified encrypted information revealing the identities of every person in the federal Witness Protection Program.

When witnesses start to turn up dead, the Angels use their expertise as masters of disguise, espionage and martial arts, to stop the assassinations by any means necessary.

  Domestic online launch schedule is as follows:
   5/13  "Most Delicious Angels"
   5/20  "Viva Las Angels"
   5/27  "Jackpot Angels"
   6/3   "Jet Set Angels"
   6/10  "Angels' Flight"
   6/17  "Falling Angels"

  About Columbia Pictures

The Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company. Sony Pictures' global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home video acquisition and distribution, operation of studio facilities, development of new entertainment products, services, and technologies, and distribution of filmed entertainment in 67 countries.

Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.sonypictures.com/ .

For further information, please contact: Steve Elzer, Senior Vice President, Media Relations of Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, +1-310-244-7142.

SOURCE: Columbia Pictures

CONTACT: Steve Elzer, Senior Vice President, Media Relations of Columbia
TriStar Motion Picture Group, +1-310-244-7142

Web site: http://www.animatedangels.com/

Web site: http://www.sonypictures.com/


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