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One Red Room Opens Doors With 2 Series For Playhouse Disney

Former Microsoft production manager and a producer of top-selling SIM CITY videogame, Matthew Thornton, established on June 1, 2005, the digital animation and production company One Red Room and is already producing two series for Disney.

SHANE'S KINDERGARTEN COUNTDOWN, for Disney Channels Playhouse Disney will air weekday mornings as part of the new Breakfast With Bear block, debuting on Monday, June 20 (7:00-8:00 am ET/PT), which is designed to help children prepare for school each morning. One Red Room is also producing the SHANNAS SHOW series, seen in regular rotation throughout Playhouse Disney, and from which 'SHANE'S KINDERGARTEN COUNTDOWN is a spinoff series.

Both Disney Channel series are exec-produced by Thornton and directed by One Red Room co-founder Christopher Hamilton, who also provides art, storyboard and animation direction alongside an expert creative production staff. One Red Room offers a unique combination of production management, design and digital animation through post-production in both 2D and 3D at its facility in a converted Spanish-style bungalow in Toluca Lake/Burbank, California,

The company offers proprietary methods in television and computer game development in Macromedia Flash, led by Thorntons extensive experience in the digital and computer games production industries. One Red Room claims to enable animation for television, computer games, features, DVD, web and wireless to be completely produced within the U.S., while maintaining low costs and fast turnarounds.

In addition to service work, One Red Room has several original projects in development. All projects benefit from One Red Rooms proprietary Publish Once Play Everywhere (P.O.P.E.) protocol that extends and enables entertainment content to all platforms through the companys own advanced Digital Asset Management (DAM) technology solutions.

Were extremely proud of our quick start at One Red Room, said co-founder/exec producer Thornton, Were confident these two great Disney Channel series will soon be joined by many more for-hire projects, games and original series on our production slate. Already our clients are beginning to see the benefits of using our P.O.P.E. solution for effortlessly managing and distributing content across the many available entertainment platforms for greater audience reach.

Beth Gardiner, exec director, programming, Disney Channel, said, "Working on SHANNAS SHOW and now SHANE'S KINDERGARTEN COUNTDOWN with the team at Red Room has great rewards, not only do they deliver highly creative results, they are consistent, reliable and enthusiastic about the work we do at Playhouse Disney and the goal to encourage preschoolers to imagine and learn."

Thornton brings to One Red Room a wealth of experience as a company executive, senior production and operations manager and producer. As a producer of one of the top-selling computer games of all time, SIM CITY (Electronic Arts/Maxis Studios), and of the CGi/live-action gaming hit PHANTASMAGORIA 2 (Sierra Online), Thornton was able to create successful technological solutions for combining different forms of media into engaging entertainment experiences. Thornton also managed Microsofts Interactive Production facility in Redmond, Washington, expanding his technical and entertainment experience, and has worked as a writer and producer for The Walt Disney Co.

Hamilton started as an illustrator and animator for the globally popular Internet property He later served as Flash animation supervisor for Cornerstone Animations production of VEGGIE TALES for Big Idea, also serving as a storyboard artist and character designer. Hamilton was then hired as the animation director by Hollywoods Unbound Studios, where he worked on broadcast projects for MTV and Disney, and online animation for Disney, Fox, Sesame Workshop and Nickelodeon.

Thornton and Hamilton set their sites on establishing One Red Room while working with Twentieth Century Fox Home Video to develop early-stage animations for THE SIMPSONS 4TH SEASON DVD menus and with Playhouse Disney for SHANNAS SHOW.

For more information on One Red Room, please visit: or phone (818) 753-5344.