HOUSTON, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- ADV Films today announced the acquisition of home video distribution rights to "Mutant X," starring John Shea as "Adam," leader of a band of mutation-enhanced heroes fighting to protect others. The series is produced in association with Tribune Entertainment, Marvel Studios and Fireworks Entertainment. "Mutant X" is syndicated and broadcast nationwide. The second season is currently on the air, and it continues to be a fan favorite. Tribune Entertainment maintains an extensive fan-focused website for the title, http://www.mutantx.net . "'Mutant X' is an exciting program, centered around a group of mutants who unwittingly possess fantastic powers," said ADV Films President, CEO and Founder John Ledford. "Viewership proves that this is a formula that resonates strongly with viewers, and for good reason. No one is perfect, but everyone has hidden strengths." Ledford is confident that Mutant X will be a strong home-video seller. "For some time there has been strong fan interest and speculation about the possible home-video release of 'Mutant X,'" said Ledford. "I'm pleased that ADV Films has been chosen by Tribune Entertainment to distribute the series." ADV has not yet announced a release plan for "Mutant X," but the firm expects to bring the title to market in relatively short order. ADV's releases of the title are expected to include extensive extras, including such exclusive content as commentary tracks from stars and staff, outtakes and bloopers and much more. About Tribune Entertainment: Tribune Entertainment Company, a subsidiary of Tribune Broadcasting Company, is involved in the production and distribution of an extensive slate of programming. In Fall 2002, the company launched the new weekly action hour "Adventure Inc." Other projects include the weekly action adventure hours "Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda," starring Kevin Sorbo; "Mutant X;" "BeastMaster;" the weekday game show strip "Family Feud;" the weekly "Soul Train" series; and numerous telefilms and television specials. For more information on Tribune Entertainment, please visit the company's web site at http://www.tribtv.com . About Fireworks Entertainment: Headquartered in Toronto and operating internationally with offices in Los Angeles, London and Dublin, Fireworks develops, produces, acquires and distributes an extensive slate of feature films and television programs throughout the world. The Fireworks library includes the action-hour series "Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda" and "Mutant X," "Relic Hunter," starring Tia Carrere, the children's programs "100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd" and "Caitlin's Way," both for Nickelodeon, "Black Hole High" for NBC/Discovery Kids, and the upcoming mini-series produced by BLT Productions in association with Fireworks and Miramax, "A Wrinkle in Time." Fireworks feature films include "Rat Race," "Who is Cletis Tout?, "Hardball," and the award winning films "The Believer," and "An American Rhapsody." For more information on Fireworks Entertainment, please visit the company's web site at http://www.fireworksentertainment.com . About ADV Films: In 1992, ADV Films began to forge the international market for Japanese animation ("anime") by combining unique titles, outstanding production values and efficient large-scale distribution. Today, ADV Films is the #1 producer- distributor of Japanese animation to the North American market, with the firm's holdings including such premier titles as, "Noir," "Sailor Moon," "Samurai X," "Hello Kitty's Paradise," "RahXephon," "Spriggan," "Robotech," "Full Metal Panic" and "Neon Genesis Evangelion." In addition, ADV Films' product line has expanded to include other forms of genre programming, including live-action science fiction programs "Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda," "Mutant X" and The Jim Henson Company's "Farscape," and classic science fiction such as the updated "Gamera" trilogy. ADV Films' parent company, A.D. Vision, Inc., also publishes Newtype USA, the premier anime and manga monthly in the English-speaking world, and operates The Anime Network, broadcasting anime and anime-related programming via digital cable, 24 hours a day. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, USA, with additional offices in the EU and Japan, and distribution on four continents, ADV is fast becoming an international entertainment powerhouse. For more information, visit ADV Films on the web at http://www.advfilms.com .
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