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Paramount Home Ent. Greenlights Queer Duck—The Movie

Paramount Home Ent. has greenlit the first feature length production of QUEER DUCK THE MOVIE from four-time Emmy award-winning creator and writer Mike Reiss (THE SIMPSONS, THE CRITIC). The original shorts were broadcast on the Net on Icebox.com and later aired on Showtime.

Mike Reiss and his creative team have created a truly funny story filled with more of the outrageous, shocking antics that fans of QUEER DUCK will enjoy, said Thomas Lesinski, president, Paramount Pictures, Worldwide Home Ent. QUEER DUCK, an Internet short animated on a home computer, went on to be named 'One Of the Hundred Greatest Cartoons of All Time' by the BBC, said Reiss. I'm delighted Paramount Home Ent. is taking it to the next level.

QUEER DUCK is breaking new ground as the first Flash animated feature film from a major studio, said Tal Vigderson, producer. It is the best example of what Icebox represents smart, irreverent humor coupled with new technologies. We see QUEER DUCK as MADAGASCAR for THE DAILY SHOW crowd.

Featuring the adventures of male nurse Queer Duck (Jim J. Bullock, TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT), his companion Openly Gator (Kevin Michael Richardson, STAR WARS: CLONE WARS) and friends Oscar Wildcat (Maurice LaMarche, TEAM AMERICA: WORLD POLICE) and Bi Polar Bear (Billy West, REN & STIMPY), QUEER DUCKTHE MOVIE blows the lid off the real lives of gay cartoon characters. Special guest voices include Conan OBrien, Andy Dick, Bruce Vilanch, Tim Curry, Mark Hamill and David Duchovny as Tiny Jesus.

The exec producer team for QUEER DUCK THE MOVIE includes: Golden Globe winner Howard Gordon, an exec producer on Foxs 24; Rob LaZebnick, former co-exec producer of THE SIMPSONS; and John Collier, former co-exec producer of KING OF THE HILL. Tal Vigderson (BAADASSSSS, OJO, MR. WONG), who serves as managing director of Icebox, is producing the project alongside director and head of animation, Xeth Feinberg (MTVs CARTOON SUSHI, Comedy Centrals STRANGERS WITH CANDY).

Paramount Pictures is part of the entertainment operations of Viacom Inc., one of the worlds largest entertainment and media companies, and a leader in the production, promotion, and distribution of entertainment, news, sports and music. Visit www.paramount.com/homeentertainment to learn more.

Icebox is a new media company that has partnered with many of the best television and feature film writers to create new entertainment properties for distribution across a variety of media channels. With a library of more than 170 short animations across 21 original entertainment properties, Icebox has established itself as a premier producer and developer of smart, funny and edgy entertainment.

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