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 campaign. 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 www.bam4fun.com. 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. Make Your Opinion Count - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X14281174
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