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February 1, 1999

Title & Release Storyline Studio & Licensing Promotion Licensees & Visibility-

Primary Date (A: animation, CA: computer animation, Distributor Contact Contact Promotional Boosting Target L: live action, CGI: computer generated Partners Additional

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My Favorite Martian

Family

February 12, `99

(L) An intergalactic comedy based on the classic TV series, in which an ambitious TV reporter stumbles upon a Martian whose spaceship has crashed on Earth. The cast includes 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

licensees: not announced

promo partners: McDonald’s

not announced

Babar: King of the Elephants

Family

staggered release in Canada starting in February `99

(A) The story of Babar, a young elephant who learns that great things are possible if one never gets discouraged. Based on the classic de Brunhoff books.

Nelvana, Home Made Movies S.A. and TMO-Loonland Film GmbH in association with The Clifford Ross Company, distributor Alliance Releasing

Sid Kaufman, executive VP, worldwide merchandising, Nelvana, 213-954-4536

Amy Budinger, VP, The Clifford Ross Company, 212-777-2676

licensees: more than 30, including Friemanit International, Gund, Mud Puppy Press, Peaceable Kingdom Press, Takara Co., Publications International

promo partners: not announced

HBO Video will release the film as a direct-to-video title in the U.S. in the summer

Doug’s 1st Movie

Family

March 26, `99

(A) Follows Doug from the successful Disney’s Doug TV series as he debates whether to fight a mythical monster or take Patti Mayonnaise to the school dance.

Walt Disney Pictures, Buena Vista (dist.)/Jumbo Pictures

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

licensees: Mattel (master toy), Thinkway Toys, Tiger Electronics

promo partners: TBA

Walt Disney Records will release the soundtrack.

The King and I

Family

Spring `99

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

Warner Bros., Morgan Creek

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

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

licensees: Playmates (master toy), Scholastic, Rubie’s Costume Co., High Point Knitting, DecoPak, American Royal Arts, Trinity, Warner Bros. Studio Stores, Warner Home Video, Twin Secrets, Solo Industries, Jay Imports, Imagination Unlimited promo partners: Virtual Florist, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Subway, America’s Choice Foods, J & J Snack Foods, Sweet Factory, Kodak, America Online, Toys `R’ Us

Sound Source Interactive will produce CD-ROMs and electronic games.

Island of the Sharks

Family

April `99

(L) A 3-D underwater adventure that allows audiences to travel down hidden aquatic highways to witness the frenzied behavior of the ocean’s great predator.

Imax Corporation/

NOVA/WGBH Boston/Howard Hall Productions

Salemo & Associates, 310-247-1109

Salemo & Associates, 310-247-1109

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, that 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

licensees: Toy Island (master toy), Fruit of the Loom, Freeze, Long King Printing, Western Graphics, Rubie’s Costume Co., Top of the Line, Ebury Press, Penguin Putnam, Scholastic, Inkworks, Playing Mantis, Tiger Electronics promo partners: TBA

TBA

The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave

Teens

May 14, `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

Star Wars: Episode I-The Phantom Menace

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), Scholastic, The Lego Group, Nintendo of America

promo partners: PepsiCo, Frito-Lay, Tricon (KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut)

TBA

Extreme

Older kids, family

June `99

(L) Picks up where Everest left off, featuring extreme sports adventure.

Imax Corporation/

A Beyak/Lond de Jong Franken Production

Salemo & Associates, 310-247-1109

Salemo & Associates, 310-247-1109

TBA

TBA

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

Teens, adults

June 11, `99

Mike Myers reprises his shaggadelic role, now accepting a mission in the `90s to stop Dr. Evil.

New Line Cinema

Dave Imhoff, executive VP of worldwide licensing and merchandising, New Line Cinema, 212-649-4944

Mary Goss Robino, VP of national promotions, New Line Cinema, 310-967-6585

licensees: more than 20, including Disguise, Halloween Adventure, Kaboom, Changes, Stanley DeSantis, Equity Sports, Mattel, McFarlane, Trendmasters, Ata-Boy promo partners: TBA

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) Based on the classic toon, a somewhat naive security guard (played by Matthew Broderick), blown to pieces by the nefarious Dr. Claw, is rebuilt by a sexy scientist utilizing a vast array of grafted-on gizmos, which he uses to save the world.

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

licensees: Mattel (master toy), Hyperion Press, Disney Press, Golden Books Family Entertainment promo partners: McDonald’s

Walt Disney Records will release the soundtrack.

Tarzan

Family

Summer `99

(A) Phil Collins provides the music for this animated tale of a human baby orphaned in the African jungle, and lovingly raised by a family of apes. 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

licensees: about 50, including Mattel (master toy), Thinkway Toys, Disguise, Hedstrom, Rose Art, Hanes, Spinmaster Toys, Johnson & Johnson, Thermos, Springs Industries, Hallmark promo partners: TBA

Walt Disney Records will release the soundtrack.

Siegfried & Roy: The Magic Box

Family

July `99

(L) Siegfried and Roy visit dangerous white tigers and lions at their wildlife sanctuary home.

Imax Corporation/L2 Entertainment/

Lexington Road

J.A. Roth & Associates, 310-453-5005

Salemo & Associates, 310-247-1109

TBA

TBA

Wild Wild West

All audiences

July 2, `99

(L) Will Smith and Kevin Kline play wily government agents sent to stop a brilliant and diabolical scientist from assassinating the President of the United States.

Warner Bros.

Michelle Sucillon, director of studio licensing, Warner Bros. Consumer Products, 818-954-6642

Shannon Ryan-Nicosia, director of national promotions, Warner Bros., 818-954-6213

licensees: WB Toys in conjunction with X-Toys, Scholastic, Gibson Greetings, Anagram International, Western Graphics

promo partners: TBA

TBA

Muppets From Space

Family

July 23, `99

(L/puppet) The Muppets get a close encounter of the Gonzo kind, featuring Gonzo, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and Rizzo the Rat.

Sony Pictures Entertainment, The Jim Henson Company

Isabel Miller, executive VP of consumer products worldwide, The Jim Henson Company, 212-794-2400

Dawn Rosenquist, executive director of global/U.S. promotions, Columbia TriStar, 310-244-8801

licensees: Grosset & Dunlap, Golden Books, Western Graphics

promo partners: TBA

TBA

Hoofbeats

Family

August/

September `99

(L) A period piece about a young foal adopted by an orphaned stable boy in an African mining town.

Columbia TriStar Pictures

Sony Signatures, 310-244-7788

Stephen Zhawred, manager, global U.S. promotions, Columbia TriStar,

310-244-4618

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 Pictures

Lisa Silfen, VP of consumer products, MTV, 212-258-8000

Lisa DiMarzio, senior VP of worldwide marketing partnerships, Paramount Pictures, 323-956-5377

TBA

TBA

Prince of Central Park

Teens, adults

Fourth quarter `99

(L) An indie family comedy about a runaway foster child who befriends a woman (played by Kathleen Turner), and rids Central Park of a drug gang. Also starring Harvey Keitel and Paul Sorvino.

Seagal-Nasso Productions

Seagal-Nasso Productions, 310-248-1040

Seagal-Nasso Productions, 310-248-1040

TBA

TBA

Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow

Older kids, family

Fourth quarter `99

(L/CGI) Police constable Ichabod Crane, played by Johnny Depp, travels to the small village of Sleepy Hollow to investigate mysterious killings by the notorious headless horseman.

MTV Films, Paramount Pictures

Lisa Silfen, VP of consumer products, MTV, 212-258-8000

Lisa DiMarzio, senior VP of worldwide marketing partnerships, Paramount Pictures, 323-956-5377

TBA

TBA

Tomb Raider: The Movie

Teens, adults

Fourth quarter `99

(L) The bodacious Lara Croft heroine comes to the big screen, and adventurous questing ensues.

MTV Films, Paramount Pictures

Lisa Silfen, VP of consumer products, MTV, 212-258-8000

Lisa DiMarzio, senior VP of worldwide marketing partnerships, Paramount Pictures, 323-956-5377

TBA

TBA

The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland

Family

October `99

(A) The little red-haired guy from Sesame Street heads to the big screen.

Sony Pictures Entertainment, Children’s Television Workshop

Ann Kerns, VP of licensing, Children’s Television Workshop, 212-595-3456

Dawn Rosenquist, executive director of global/U.S. promotions, Columbia TriStar, 310-244-8801

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

Thanksgiving `99

(L) An adaptation of the cartoon surrounding a mountie’s travails battling Snidely Whiplash. Brendan Fraser and Sarah Jessica Parker star.

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.

Curious George

Family

December `99

(L) The inquisitive ward of the man with the big yellow hat checks out 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 Toys (master toy), Berk Corp., Disguise, Hedstrom, Manley Toy Quest, Tiger Electronics, Every Picture Tells a Story, Alexander Doll, GT Publishing, Everything Kids, Landoll, American Greetings, Sony Signatures, ACI, Zak Designs, Houghton-Mifflin, Penguin Putnam, FX Schmid, Learning Curve promo partners: Kmart

Golden Books Home Video clay animation videos

Stuart Little

Family

December `99

(L/CGI) The heartwarming classic comes to the big screen, directed by Rob Minkoff (The Lion King) and starring Michael J. Fox, Geena Davis and Gene Wilder.

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Anita Frazier, VP of sales, Sony Signatures,

310-244-6897

Dawn Rosenquist, executive director of global/U.S. promotions, Columbia TriStar, 310-244-8801

licensees: Hasbro (master toy), Hasbro Interactive, Learning Curve, HarperCollins, Milton Bradley

promo partners: TBA

Hasbro Interactive will produce interactive electronic games.

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. Fah who for-aze! Dah who dor-aze. . .

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

Toy Story 2

Family

Holiday `99

(CA) The sequel to the computer-animated blockbuster (reprising all of the original’s voice talent), in which Andy goes to summer camp and the toys are left alone to face off against an obsessive toy collector.

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

licensees: Mattel (master toy)

promo partners: TBA

TBA

Fantasia 2000

Family

New Year’s Eve `99

(A/CGI) Walt Disney’s 1940 experiment in sight and sound continues, as a new generation of Disney animators and filmmakers visually interpret compositions by Beethoven, Shostakovich, Stravinski and others.

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 Iron Giant

Family

1999

(CA) A star-studded voice cast renders this toon version of Ted Hughes’s 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

Tyler Turquand, senior promotions representative, Warner Bros., 818-954-6167

licensees: Trendmasters (master toy)

promo partners: TBA

TBA

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle

Family

2000

(A) The millennium rings in with another dynamic TV duo-moose und squirrel-hitting the big screen.

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 gives all those Y2K survivalist refugees a reason to come back to civilization.

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

Fool on the Hill

Teens, adults

2000

(L) Reformed Grinch 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

Planet Ice

Family 2000

(A) Fox Animation’s sci-fi epic about a 19-year-old boy, voiced by Matt Damon, saving the earth after an alien attack

20th Century Fox

Michael Malone, VP of worldwide sales, 20th Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising 310-369-3243

Steve Ross, sr., VP of worldwide promotions, 20th Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising 310-369-3199

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

Spirit

Family

2000

(A) An animated Western told from a horse’s point of view.

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

Frankenstein

Teens, family

Halloween 2000

(CGI) The familiar 70-year-old 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

Lord of the Rings

Kids, teens, adults

Christmas 2000

(L/CGI) The first of a three-part big-screen adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien’s seminal classic book series The Lord of the Rings.

New Line Cinema

Dave Imhoff, executive VP of worldwide licensing & merchandising, New Line Cinema, 212-649-4944

Mary Goss Robino, VP of national promotions, New Line Cinema, 310-967-6585

TBA

TBA

Kingdom of the Sun

Family

2001

(A) Loosely based on the classic story The Prince and the Pauper. David Spade voices an Incan prince who discovers his double, who is a farmer.

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

Films in Development

Cambium * Eli’s Coming (L)

Cecchi Gori Group * The Story of a Seagull and the Cat That Taught Her to Fly (A)

Cinar * Who Gets the House (L)

Davis Entertainment/Sky Productions * Pippin (A)

DIC Films * Sailor Moon (L)

DreamWorks SKG * Tusker (CA) * The Cat in the Hat (L/CGI)

Fox Family Films/Storyopolis * Red Ranger Came Calling (L/CA)

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

* Gulliver’s Travels (L/3-D large format, co-production

with Mainframe Entertainment)

Medialab/Ciné-Groupe * Pinocchio 3001 (CA) * Sphinx@Com (CA)

MGM/UA * The Pink Panther (L)

* The Munchies

(L, co-production with Davis Entertainment)

Miramax * The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina (A)

MTV Films * Election (L)

New Line Cinema * Lord of the Rings Trilogy, 2 and 3 (L/CGI)

North and South Film, London/ * Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang (L)

Cineplex Odeon

Paramount Pictures/Nickelodeon Movies * 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)

* Hey Arnold! feature (A)

Renn Productions/Bavaria Film GmbH/ * Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar (L)

Films 7/President Films

Scholastic * Goosebumps (L, co-production with Fox)

* The Golden Compass (L) * Stellaluna (A)

Sony Pictures * untitled project with Adam Sandler (A)

Spooky House Productions * Spooky House (L)

Touchstone Pictures * Ten Things I Hate About You (L)

20th Century Fox * Monkey Bone (A) * Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists (A)

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

Unapix Films * My Brother the Pig (L)

Universal Pictures * Alvin & the Chipmunks (A) * prequel to The Flintstones (L)

* The Nutty Professor II (L) * Rocket Boys (L)

Walt Disney Pictures * Treasure Planet (A) * Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? (L)

* Marco Polo: Return to Xanadu (A) * prequel to Who Framed

Roger Rabbit? (L/CGI) * The Sixth Sense (L) * Atlantis (A)

* Dinosaurs (L/CA)

Warner Bros. * The Superman Project (L)* * The Incredible Mr. Limpett (L)*

*titles not confirmed by Warner Bros.

‘RadarScreen’ is a quarterly chart of upcoming kids and teen 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.

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