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Animated Kangaroo Jack Hops on to Video Shelves

KANGAROO JACK fans may now hop to their nearest video retailer for KANGAROO JACK GDAY U.S.A.! the all-new and original full-length animated feature film from Warner Home Video (WHV), animated by Warner Bros. Animation and produced in association with Castle Rock Ent.

The entertaining animated sequel to the 2003 box office hit, KANGAROO JACK, was written by Andrew and Adam Scheinman, the talented team behind the original theatrical release. Animation director was Ron Myrick, exec producer was Sander Schwartz and Margaret M. Dean served as producer.

The new fast-paced adventure takes viewers on a crazy caper down under with their favorite mates, Louis, Charlie and Jessie as they head to Australia in search of a new shampoo recipe and land right into the pouch of their old friend, Kangaroo Jack. When poachers kidnap and threaten their marsupial mate, the heroic trio follows Jack and his captors back to glittering Las Vegas to become embroiled in an Aboriginal jewel heist.

DVD extras include:* 10-minute documentary on kangaroos and the Australian outback, produced by National Geographic* Interactive challenge* Kangaroo rap sequence* How to draw a kangaroo by one of the animators of KANGAROO JACK GDAY U.S.A.!* Trailers

We are thrilled to be part of KANGAROO JACKs transition onto animation, said Christine Martinez, WHV vp, non-theatrical franchise marketing. His wonderful character lends itself well to this genre, which gives KANGAROO JACK the potential to grow into a successful home entertainment franchise.

KANGAROO JACK GDAY U.S.A.! retails for $24.98 on DVD and $14.94 on VHS from Warner Home Video (

KANGAROO JACK, the live-action feature film starring Jerry OConnell was released in theaters in January 2003 and grossed $66.7 million at the box office during its 18-week run. The film went on to reach further success when it was released on DVD and VHS in 2003, selling more than 3.8 million videos. Currently, 80% of parents of kids 5-11 are aware of the KANGAROO JACK franchise.