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'RadarScreen' is a regular feature that charts upcoming kids movies, including details related to their licensing and promotional activities. Questions or materials related to 'RadarScreen' should be directed to Virginia Robertson at 323-966-4500....
November 1, 1998

‘RadarScreen’ is a regular feature that charts upcoming kids movies, including details related to their licensing and promotional activities. Questions or materials related to ‘RadarScreen’ should be directed to Virginia Robertson at 323-966-4500.

Title & Release Storyline Studio & Licensing Promotion Licensees & Additional Primary Date (A: animation, Distributor Contact Contact Promotional Media Target CA: computer animation, Partners (TV series,

Audience L: live action, CD-ROMs,

CGI: computer generated other)

images)

Star Trek: Insurrection

Ages 12 to 49 December 11, `98 (L/CGI) The cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation reunites on the big screen.

Paramount

Pam Newton,

VP of domestic

licensing,

Viacom Consumer Products,

213-956-1637 Lisa DiMarzio,

VP of

promotions, Paramount Pictures,

213-956-5377 licensees: Playmates Toys (master toy), The Ertl Company, Pocket Books, Archway/Minstrel, Giant Merchandising, Franklin Mint, Rubies Costume Company, Fleer/Skybox, Impact Posters, International Greetings, Titan Books

promo partners: TBA Simon & Schuster Audio, Activision CD-ROMs

Jack Frost

Ages 6 to 12, family

December 18, `98 (L) Michael Keaton plays a deadbeat dad who gets a chance to redeem himself by returning to life as Frosty the Snowman, and romance ensues with Keaton co-star Kelly Preston.

Warner Bros. Jordan Sollitto,

VP of promotions and branded foods,

Warner Bros. Consumer Products,

818-954-1889

Tyler Turquand, sr. promotions representative,

Warner Bros.,

818-954-6167 licensees: Fuji Film, Icee (frozen drinks)

promo partners: American Drugstores, AMC Theaters, Hohner Harmonicas

TBA

The Prince of Egypt

Ages 8 and up December 18, `98 (A) The epic story of Moses, starting when he’s a baby set adrift in a basket and concluding with his

triumphant exodus from Egypt, leading his people to the Promised Land.

DreamWorks SKG Travis Rutherford, head of licensing, DreamWorks Consumer Products,

818-733-7000 Anne Giangardella, head of

promotions,

DreamWorks Consumer Products,

818-733-7000 licensees: Penguin Putnam (eight book titles), Kananaugh Group International (figurines), Nay Lladro (porcelain figures), Franklin Mint, Landoll, Tommy Nelson, Thomas Nelson

promo partners: TBA

Publications International (two

electronic books), DreamWorks Records (soundtrack and two CDs)

Mighty Joe Young

Family

December25, `98

(L) Bill Paxton stars as a zoologist who discovers Joe, a 15-foot gorilla that was raised by an orphan girl.

Walt Disney Pictures, Buena Vista (dist.)

Chuck Champlin, director of communications, Walt Disney Consumer Products,

818-560-5151 Cherise McVicar, VP of national promotions, Buena Vista Pictures Marketing,

818-560-5151 TBA

TBA

Babar, King of the Elephants

Young children,

family

February `99

(A) The story of a young elephant who learns that great things are possible

if one never gets discouraged. Based on the classic

de Brunhoff books.

Ellipse/Nelvana/

TMO, distributor Canal+ and Nelvana Enterprises

Sid Kaufman, executive VP, worldwide

merchandising, Nelvana,

213-954-4536

Amy Budinger,

VP, The Clifford Ross Company,

212-777-2676

licensees: Friemanit International, Gund, Mud Puppy Press, Noel Joanna, Peaceable Kingdom Press, Takara Co., Publications International

promo partners: TBA

65 episodes of Nelvana’s animated TV series, Babar, began on HBO in fall `97, HBO Video will be releasing the video

My Favorite Martian

Family

March `99

(L) The hit TV character returns, this time with a star-studded feature cast, including Christopher Lloyd, Jeff Daniels, Daryl Hannah and Elizabeth Hurley.

Walt Disney Pictures, Buena Vista (dist.)

Chuck Champlin, director of communications, Walt Disney Consumer Products,

818-560-5151

Cherise McVicar, VP of national promotions, Buena Vista Pictures Marketing,

818-560-5151 TBA

TBA

The King and I

Family

Spring 1999

(A) The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic in an animated screen adaptation.

Warner Bros., Morgan Creek

Brian Robinson, sr. VP marketing, Morgan Creek, 818-954-4601

Brian Robinson, sr. VP marketing, Morgan Creek, 818-954-4601

licensees: Playmates Toys (master toy), Scholastic, Rubies Costume Company

promo partners: TBA

TBA

The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave

Teens

May `99 (L) Based on the TV series starring Bob Einstein as daredevil buffoon Super Dave Osborn.

MGM/United Artists

Traci Herbert, director of

international licensing, MGM Consumer Products, 310-449-3857

Randy Smith,

VP of national

promotions, MGM/United Artists,

310-449-3444 TBA

TBA

The Mummy

Teens, adults May `99 (L/CGI) A Raiders of the Lost Arc-type action adventure, with special effects from Industrial Light & Magic, which follows treasure-

seeking explorers in the Sahara in 1925. Universal Pictures Tim Rothwell, sr. VP of domestic sales, Universal Studios Consumer Products,

818-777-9001 Lisa Berlin, VP of promotions, Universal Studios Consumer Products,

818-777-2987 TBA

TBA

Star Wars: Episode 1

Family

May 21, `99 (L/CGI)This first chapter in the Star Wars saga depicts Darth Vader as a hopeful nine-year-old boy named Anakin Skywalker and

Obi-Wan Kenobi as a brash young Jedi Knight. Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox

Jim Ward,

director of marketing, Lucasfilm,

415-662-1800 Jim Ward,

director of marketing, Lucasfilm,

415-662-1800 licensees: Hasbro

(master toy), Galoob

promo partners: Pepsi, Tricon TBA

The Bumblebee Flies Anyway

Family

Summer `99

(L) The story of an

18-year-old with amnesia who initiates a covert investigation into his

own history.

The Shooting Gallery, Artisan

Entertainment

Artisan Entertainment,

310-449-9200

Artisan Entertainment,

310-449-9200

licensees: Bantam

promo partners: TBA

TBA

Real Inspector Gadget

Family Summer `99 (L) A live-action remake of the hit classic toon starring a bumbling detective, played by Matthew Broderick. Walt Disney Pictures, Buena Vista (dist.) Chuck Champlin, director of

communications, Walt Disney Consumer Products, 818-560-5151 Cherise McVicar, VP of national promotions, Buena Vista Pictures Marketing, 818-560-5151 TBA TBA

Tarzan

Family Summer `99 (A) Phil Collins provides the music for this revamp of the jungle king’s tale, based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs classic. Walt Disney Pictures, Buena Vista (dist.) Chuck Champlin, director of

communications, Walt Disney Consumer Products, 818-560-5151 Cherise McVicar, VP of national promotions, Buena Vista Pictures Marketing, 818-560-5151 TBA TBA

Muppets From Space

Family July `99 (L/puppet) All the Muppets are back, and they’re about to get a close encounter of the ‘Gonzo’ kind. Sony Pictures Entertainment, The Jim Henson Company Isabel Miller, executive VP of consumer products worldwide, The Jim Henson Company,

212-794-2400 Karen Davis, manager of

global/U.S.

promotions, Columbia TriStar, 310-244-6043 TBA TBA

Wild Wild West

Teens, young adults

July 2, `99

(L) Kevin Kline and Will Smith in a cinematic remake of the TV tale of two Secret Service agents going

undercover in the West. Warner Bros. Jordan Sollitto,

VP of promotions and branded foods,

Warner Bros. Consumer Products,

818-954-1889

Erin Corbett, manager of

national

promotions,

Warner Bros.,

818-954-6026 TBA

TBA

Sequel to Beavis and Butt-head Do America

Ages 18 to 24

Fourth quarter `99 (A) MTV’s sophomoric pair head to the big screen for a second time.

MTV Films,

Paramount

Lisa Silfen,

VP of consumer

products, MTV,

212-258-8000

Lisa DiMarzio,

VP of

promotions, Paramount Pictures,

213-956-5377 TBA

TBA

The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland

Family October `99 (A) The cute Sesame Street creature heads to the big screen.

Sony Pictures Entertainment, Children’s Television Workshop

Ann Kerns, VP of licensing,

Children’s Television Workshop,

212-595-3456

Karen Davis, manager of global/U.S.

promotions, Columbia TriStar,

310-244-6043

TBA

TBA

The Road to El Dorado

Family

November `99 (A) Set in the year 1519, the film recounts the comic misadventures of a pair of roguish small-time con artists who inadvertently stow away to the New World. DreamWorks SKG Travis Rutherford, head of licensing, DreamWorks Consumer Products,

818-733-7000 Anne Giangardella, head of promotions, DreamWorks

Consumer Products,

818-733-7000 TBA

TBA

Dudley Do-Right

Family Thanks-giving `99 (L) Song and dance numbers will highlight this live-action romp based on the mountie character’s travails battling Snidely Whiplash and starring Brendan Fraser. Universal Pictures Tim Rothwell, sr. VP of domestic sales, Universal Studios Consumer Products,

818-777-9001 Lisa Berlin, VP of promotions, Universal Studios Consumer Products,

818-777-2987 licensees: TBA

promo partners: Universal Studios theme park attraction ride Ripshaw Falls Universal’s new media, home video and music divisions will tie in.

The Incredible Mr. Limpett

Teens, family

December `99

(L) Remake of the Don Knotts movie in which a man (played by Jim Carrey) turns into a fish and helps the U.S. Navy spot enemy submarines.

Warner Bros. Jordan Sollitto,

VP of promotions and branded foods,

Warner Bros. Consumer Products,

818-954-1889

Shannon Ryan-Nicosia, director of national

promotions, Warner Bros.,

818-954-6213

TBA

TBA

The Grinch

Kids ages two to 11, family Christmas `99 (L) Ron Howard directs Jim Carrey in this big-budget story of the creature with a heart two sizes too small. Universal Pictures, Imagine Films Tim Rothwell, sr. VP of domestic sales, Universal Studios Consumer Products,

818-777-9001 Lisa Berlin, VP of promotions, Universal Studios Consumer Products,

818-777-2987 TBA TBA

Stuart Little

Family Holiday `99 (L/CGI) The heartwarming classic comes to the big screen from the director of The Lion King, starring Michael J. Fox, Geena Davis and Gene Wilder.

Sony Pictures Entertainment Anita Frazier, VP of sales, Sony Signatures,

310-244-6897 Karen Davis, manager of global/U.S.

promotions, Columbia TriStar,

310-244-6043 licensees: HarperCollins

promo partners: TBA TBA

Toy Story 2

Family

Holiday `99

(CA) Sequel to the

computer-animated

blockbuster reprising all of the original’s voice talent.

Walt Disney Pictures, Buena Vista (dist.)

Chuck Champlin, director of

communications, Walt Disney Consumer Products, 818-560-5151

Cherise McVicar, VP of national promotions, Buena Vista Pictures Marketing,

818-560-5151

TBA

TBA

Fantasia 2000

Family New Year’s Eve `99 (A/CGI) Donald Duck is new to the classic franchise this go-round, but the classical music score contains the original’s heavyweights, including Shostakovich, Beethoven and Stravinski. Walt Disney Pictures, Buena Vista (dist.) Chuck Champlin, director of communications, Walt Disney Consumer Products,

818-560-5151 Cherise McVicar, VP of national promotions, Buena Vista Pictures Marketing,

818-560-5151 TBA TBA

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle

Family

2000 (A) Television’s flying squirrel and bumbling moose make their big-screen debut.

Universal Pictures

Tim Rothwell,

sr. VP of domestic sales, Universal Studios Consumer Products,

818-777-9001 Lisa Berlin,

VP of

promotions, Universal Studios Consumer Products,

818-777-2987 TBA

TBA

Chicken Run

Family 2000 (A) A comedy adventure surrounding a group of chickens making a desperate bid for freedom before they can be fried, filleted or fricasseed.

Aardman Animations, DreamWorks SKG, Pathe (European dist.) Travis Rutherford, head of licensing, DreamWorks Consumer Products,

818-733-7000 Anne Giangardella, head of

promotions, DreamWorks Consumer Products,

818-733-7000 TBA TBA

Curious George

Family

2000 (L) The mischievous monkey hits theaters.

Imagine Entertainment, Universal Pictures

Tim Rothwell,

sr. VP of domestic sales,

Universal Studios Consumer Products,

818-777-9001 Lisa Berlin,

VP of promotions, Universal Studios Consumer Products,

818-777-2987 licensees: Equity Marketing, GT Publishing, Everything Kids, Landoll, Sony Signatures, Gund, ACI, Zak Designs, Christine Foley, Wee Play, Jay Franko & Sons

promo partners: TBA

Golden Books/Golden Books Home Video clay

animation

videos

Fool on the Hill

Teens, adults 2000

(L) Jim Carrey stars in this comedy based on the British TV series Taking Over the Asylum, about an aspiring DJ who starts a radio station at a mental institution. MGM/United Artists,

Orion Pictures,

MGM Distribution Co. Traci Herbert, director of

international licensing, MGM Consumer Products,

310-449-3857

Randy Smith,

VP of national

promotions, MGM/United Artists,

310-449-3444

TBA

TBA

Frankenstein

Teens, family Halloween 2000 (CGI) The 70-year-old

familiar monster’s comeback will be enhanced by digital effects, but the monster will remain sympathetic thanks to his ‘eyes of a man.’ Universal Pictures, Industrial Light & Magic Tim Rothwell, sr. VP of domestic sales, Universal Studios Consumer Products,

818-777-9001 Lisa Berlin, VP of promotions, Universal Studios Consumer Products,

818-777-2987 TBA TBA

The Iron Giant

Family 2000 (CA) A star-studded voice cast renders this toon version of Ted Hughes’ acclaimed novel about a giant who arrives in a small town in Maine and makes friends with a young boy. Warner Bros. Jordan Sollitto, VP of promotions and branded foods, Warner Bros. Consumer Products,

818-954-1889 Shannon Ryan-Nicosia, director, national

promotions, Warner Bros., 818-954-6213 TBA TBA

Shrek

Family

2000 (CGI) A ‘fractured fairy tale’ based on the William Steig children’s book about an ugly ogre looking for a place in the world and someone to share it with.

DreamWorks SKG, PDI

Travis Rutherford, head of licensing, DreamWorks Consumer Products,

818-733-7000 Anne Giangardella, head of

promotions,

DreamWorks

Consumer Products,

818-733-7000

TBA

TBA

Films in Development

DreamWorks SKG

Davis Ent./Sky Prod.

Fox Family Films/Storyopolis

Imax

MGM/UA

MTV Movies

New Line Cinema

North and South Film, London/Cineplex Odeon

Paramount Pictures

Paramount Pictures/

Nickelodeon Movies

Renn Prods./Bavaria Film GmbH/Films 7/President Films

Scholastic

Seagal/Nasso/Nasso Prods.

20th Century Fox

Universal Pictures

Walt Disney Pictures

Warner Bros.

* Spirit (A) * The Cat in the Hat (L/CGI)

* Pippin (A)

* Red Ranger Came Calling (L/CA)

* R.L. Stine’s The Beast (L/3-D large format)

* The Pink Panther (L)

* Varsity Blues (L) * 200 Cigarettes (L) * Election (L)

* Lord of the Rings Trilogy (L/CGI)

* Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang (L)

* Hogan’s Heroes (L) * The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (L/CGI)

* Bone (A) * Rugrats II (A) * Stinky Cheese Man (A) * Prometheus and Bob (L)

* Rube Goldberg project (L) * How to Eat Fried Worms (L) (co-production with Imagine Entertainment)

* Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar (L)

* Goosebumps (L) (co-production with Fox) * The Golden Compass (L) * Stellaluna (A)

* Prince of Central Park (L)

* Our Friend Martin (L) * Dracula (A) * Fenwick’s Suit (L) * Planet Ice (A)

* Alvin & the Chipmunks (A) * prequel to The Flintstones (L) * The Nutty Professor II (L)

* Treasure Planet (A) * Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? (L) * Kingdom of the Sun (A) * Marco Polo: Return to Xanadu (A) * prequel to Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (L/CGI)

* The Sixth Sense (L) * Atlantis (A) * Dinosaur (L/CA) * The First Doug Movie Ever (L)

* The Dog of Flanders (A) * The Superman Project (L) * Dennis the Menace 2 (L)

* Gilligan’s Island (L) * The Iguana Brothers (A) (co-production with Storyopolis)

* Nicholas Cricket (A) * The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (A) * Speed Racer (L) * X-Men (L)

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