Netscape to carry two animated series by Mondo
San Francisco, California-based Mondo Media, Inc. has announced a one-year deal with Netscape Communications, a subsidiary of America Online, Inc., to provide Netscape's Netcenter Web site with two weekly animated shows which will be presented under the banner of MONDO MINI SHOWS. LIKE, NEWS is written and directed by Don Asmussen, a regular cartoonist for TIME and GEORGE magazines, and features a sarcastic teenager with a nose ring who "interviews" newsmakers such as Saddam Hussein and Al Gore. THUGS ON FILM, created by Dan Todd, features, after a long credit sequence, two thugs "reviewing" a current film. The shows are available now and new episodes appear every Friday at netcenter.com/netcenter/unreel. Mondo Mini Shows are developed using Macromedia Flash. Founded in 1988 and based in San Francisco's "Multimedia Gulch," Mondo Media is a new media company that creates and distributes digital animation for the Web, television, film, interactive games, and the emerging interactive television markets.