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Casper & Felix The Cat Land In Latin America

The Harvey Entertainment Company and Felix the Cat Productions have come to a new corporate agreement to bring Harvey characters to Latin America. Harvey Entertainment has appointed Felix the Cat Productions, Inc. as their exclusive licensing agent for Latin America. In turn, Donald Oriolo, president & CEO of Felix the Cat Productions, and the other heirs of Casper creator Joseph Oriolo have turned over to Harvey all rights and claims to the trademarks and copyrights of the Casper character. Donald Oriolo said, "Our companies have many things in common and we see an enormous opportunity to exploit the Harvey characters along with Felix the Cat. Harvey's ambitious plans, such as the production of the direct to video title CASPER'S HAUNTED CHRISTMAS, a CGI animated movie to be released by Universal Home Video, along with Harvey's television and theatrical productions plans, will elevate the Harvey Classic Characters to increased public awareness." In 1957, Felix the Cat Productions, Inc. was created by Joseph Oriolo, whose cartoon credits include such characters as Casper, Chiquita Banana, Felix the Cat, Poindexter, Betty Boop and Popeye. The Harvey Entertainment Company controls the rights to such famous cartoon characters as Casper, the Friendly Ghost; Hot Stuff; The Ghostly Trio, Fatso, Stinkie and Stretch; Richie Rich; Baby Huey; Wendy the Witch; and Little Audrey.

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