Jetset Studios and FOX have teamed to create a special website to promote the upcoming annual Halloween special "Treehouse of Horror XVII," which airs on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006, at 8:00 pm on FOX.
The site (thesimpsons.com/treehouse) provides fans the opportunity, for prizes and adoration, to edit their own SIMPSONS animated promo. To date thousands of videos have been created and new user-generated promos are posted daily for audience viewing and rating.
Inney Prakash of Farmington Hills, Michigan, was selected as the grand prize winner of the first-ever SIMPSONS Treehouse Of Horror XVII: Slice-Dice-and-Win contest.
My mom told me about the contest, and when I entered I never expected I would win, said Prakash. I love THE SIMPSONS, its my favorite show.
Fourteen-year-old Prakashs prize-winning promo spot will make its broadcast debut in the 7:30 pm ET/PT half-hour during THE SIMPSONS Treehouse Of Horror XVI episode.
Prakash will also be awarded a trip for two to THE SIMPSONS historic 400th episode party in Los Angeles in May 2007.
Prakash was among more than 5,000 entrants who sliced and diced their way to creating unique promo spots combining Treehouse Of Horror XVII video clips, sounds and music cues.
"For us, the opportunity to work with Fox Broadcasting Co. on THE SIMPSONS was a dream project," says Jetset Studios creative director Russell Scott. "The site is a wonderful complement to the show, and we look forward to seeing the amazing Halloween tricks and treats the users come up with."
THE SIMPSONS is a Gracie Films production in association with 20th Century Fox Television. James L. Brooks, Matt Groening and Al Jean are the executive producers. Film Roman is the animation house.
Jetset Studios has created online campaigns for 20th Century Fox, Universal, Paramount, DreamWorks, Sony, LionsGate, and NBC, producing websites, viral features and original content for such high-profile properties as BARNYARD, THE 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN AND TALLADEGA NIGHTS: THE BALLAD OF RICKY BOBBY. For additional information, visit www.jetsetstudios.com.