SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
BAM! Entertainment(TM) (Nasdaq: BFUN) today announced that it is shipping The
Powerpuff Girls: Him and Seek and Dexter's Laboratory: Chess Challenge for the
Game Boy Advance. Echoing the humor and brilliance of the popular cartoons
and following on the success of previous Cartoon Network inspired titles, the
two new games are being introduced in time to capitalize on the upcoming
holiday selling season and are being supported by a nationwide marketing
Airing daily on Cartoon Network, The Powerpuff Girls debuted in November
1998 and attracts nearly 19 million viewers per week. According to Cartoon
Network, the Emmy-winning series, created by Craig McCracken, consistently
ranks among its top-rated programs across a wide range of demographics,
including boys, girls, tweens, teens and even adults. Dexter's Laboratory
debuted in November 1996 and joins The Powerpuff Girls as the network's two
highest-rated original series for 2002. Sixty-five half-hour episodes have
been created, with another 13 episodes currently in production.
"The Powerpuff Girls and Dexter's Laboratory continue to be two of our
highest rated shows," said James Porges, Vice President of Off-Channel
Commerce for Cartoon Network. "Coupling the ongoing popularity of the
properties with great gameplay, BAM! offers Game Boy Advance fans two winning
titles this fall."
"BAM! is excited that our relationship with Cartoon Network continues to
grow," said Jill Braff, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing for BAM!
Entertainment. "These two well-crafted titles are the perfect addition to a
Christmas list. Kids will love them."
In The Powerpuff Girls: Him and Seek an innocent scavenger hunt in
Townville turns upside down when the evil Him steps in with his own version of
the game to spice things up. Players can take control of Blossom, Bubbles and
Buttercup and race onto this side scrolling action adventure game. By
defeating the villains and solving the mystery, gamers will teach Him a lesson
once and for all.
In Dexter's Laboratory: Chess Challenge kids enter into the ancient world
of the battle board. Players can play as either Dexter, Dee Dee, Mandark or
Major Glory and match wits against their opponent to determine who is the true
genius. Winning moves are rewarded with funny animations in the style of the
cartoon series. Kids can also play with friends on the multiplayer link.
The Powerpuff Girls' marketing campaign includes a nationwide television
campaign featuring 30-second ads targeting kids ages 6-11. BAM! Entertainment
is also enclosing a coupon for $5 off any of its Cartoon Network 2002 holiday
titles in over one million copies of The Powerpuff Girls Movie on DVD and VHS.
A BAM! video game trailer is an added feature to The Powerpuff Girls Movie on
DVD. In addition, BAM! has partnered with Cartoon Network in the 'Gotta Get
It' campaign, featuring ads in such top tween and teen magazines as Cosmo
Girl, YM and Teen People. The 'Gotta Get It' campaign also includes backlit
advertising displays in malls throughout the nation during the holidays.
The Powerpuff Girls: Him and Seek was developed by Vicarious Visions.
Virtucraft Studios developed Dexter's Laboratory: Chess Challenge. Both
titles have an ESRB rating of E for everyone and are currently available at a
suggested retail price of $29.99 each. For more information on The Powerpuff
Girls: Him and Seek and Dexter's Laboratory: Chess Challenge, visit
About Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network, currently seen in 82.1 million U.S. homes and 145
countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.'s 24-hour, ad-
supported cable service offering the best in animated entertainment. Drawing
from the world's largest cartoon library, Cartoon Network showcases unique
original ventures such as The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai
Jack, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Ed, Edd n Eddy and other Cartoon Cartoons.
Since its launch in 1992, Cartoon Network has remained one of ad-supported
cable's highest-rated networks. Cartoon Network's Web site is located at
http://CartoonNetwork.com (AOL Keyword: Cartoon Network).
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., an AOL Time Warner company, is a major
producer of news and entertainment product around the world and the leading
provider of programming for the basic cable industry.
About BAM! Entertainment, Inc.
Founded in 1999 and based in San Jose, California, BAM! Entertainment,
Inc. is a developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment
software worldwide. The company develops, obtains, or licenses properties
from a wide variety of sources, including global entertainment and media
companies, and publishes software for video game systems, wireless devices,
and personal computers. The company's common stock is publicly traded on
NASDAQ under the symbol BFUN. More information about BAM! and its products
can be found at the company's web site located at www.bam4fun.com.
This release contains statements that are "forward-looking statements"
within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
These statements are based on current estimates and projections about BAM!
Entertainment's business, which are derived in part on assumptions of its
management, and are not guarantees of BAM! Entertainment's future performance,
as such performance is difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and
results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such
forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, but
are not limited to, those described in BAM! Entertainment's Annual Report on
Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2002, which was filed with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers of the release are referred to
this filing. BAM! Entertainment does not intend to update any of these
forward-looking statements after the date of this release.
NOTE: BAM! Entertainment, BAM! and BAM!4 are trademarks of BAM!
Entertainment, Inc. Nintendo and Game Boy Advance are trademarks of Nintendo.
All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
THE POWERPUFF GIRLS and all related characters and elements are trademarks
of and (C) Cartoon Network.
DEXTER'S LABORATORY and all related characters and elements are trademarks
of and (C) Cartoon Network.
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