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Movielink Brings Speed Racer to Broadband Viewers

Movielink has acquired the rights to carry all 52 episodes of the classic SPEED RACER animated television series from Speed Racer Enterprises. The episodes offered on Movielink will be packaged together and rented as 1 1/2 to two-hour segments. Current titles available include: "The Great Plan," "Challenge of the Masked Racer," "The Secret Engine," "Race Against the Mammoth Car," "The Most Dangerous Race" and "Race for Revenge." Movielink will promote its anime offerings through promotional campaigns, e-mail advertising and on its Website.

"We are thrilled to have this opportunity to work with Movielink to bring this classic, timeless series to the Internet for the millions of SPEED RACER fans throughout the country," said James Rocknowski, evp of Speed Racer Enterprises. "This is the first time ever that all these famous episodes will be available for download over the Internet."

"SPEED RACER has captivated cartoon fans for more than 30 years," said Jessica Algazi, vp of content for Movielink. "Now, anime lovers can turn to Movielink to easily access these SPEED RACER episodes and view them on their PC, laptop or TV at any time. We're delighted to work with Speed Racer Enterprises and offer consumers this all-time treasured classic."

Originally starting as manga title MACH GO GO GO created by Tatsunoko Prods. in 1966, the TV was dubbed into English and release in the States in 1967.

Speed Racer Enterprises Inc., formed in 1991, owns all the rights to the SPEED RACER animated series. The company also manages all related licensing and promotional activities on a worldwide basis. For more information, visit www.SpeedRacer.com.

Movielink (www.movielink.com) is the online movie download service offering U.S. broadband customers an extensive selection of recently released films and classic movies. The service is owned and operated by Movielink, LLC, a joint venture of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Ent., Universal Studios and Warner Bros. Studios. Movielink content offerings are drawn from the current releases and vast libraries of those studios as well as from those of Walt Disney Pictures, Miramax, Artisan and others, on a non-exclusive basis.

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