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JoeCartoon Finds New Life in New Media

With the re-launch of their new website on March 28, 2006, JoeCartoon is launching the North American release of JOECARTOON GREATEST HITS VOLUME ONE on April 25.

Joe has been a leading force in online animation since 1998. In 1999 alone, FROG IN A BLENDER was downloaded 90,000,000 times. Now, for the first time, BCI will be releasing JoeCartoon in stores on DVD in North America. The initial DVD title, will feature such shorts as GERBIL IN A MICROWAVE, LUMP: THE NO-LEGGED DOG, STONEFLIES and those irrepressible country folk, THUH GREENFIELDS. Volume One will be released for $19.98 and will be available at Best Buy.

Volume One will be followed by the release of Volume Two in July. A three-disc boxed set, featuring a drunken commentary with Joe and his friends will be available in November.

With the relaunch of the website, will release new content weekly. Up first will be a new episode from Joemomma, the most annoying child alive. Additionally, is moving to an HTML based website rather than Flash-based, which will allow for faster loading. Additionally, fans will be able to download a bunch of new extras like screensavers, wave files and other new content.

JoeCartoon has set many international deals as well, including: Daydream has all European Wireless rights, MCone has DVD rights for Germany, Switzerland and Austria; RVC has DVD rights for Netherlands and Belgium; PanVision has DVD rights for Scandinavia, Revelation Films has DVD rights for U.K.; and Australia and Flashman Studios is handling licensing or wireless and gaming rights globally (outside of Europe for Wireless).

Mike Tuinstra, ceo of JoeCartoon Inc., stated, We are a small dotcom company that has weathered the .com crash and 2006 is looking to be our best year ever. By concentrating on good content and running a tight ship these past few years, we see this coming year as an important year in our companys history. Joe is busy creating new content, we are meeting with companies about partnering up with them, and we are in discussions about developing product for a TV series, in addition to our regular airing on G4 as part of their HAPPY TREE FRIENDS & FRIENDS block on Wednesday nights.

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