Shout! Factory, Nelvana Bring Tintin To U.S. Home Entertainment

Shout! Factory and Nelvana Enterprises today announced a new deal to bring the world renowned animated TV classic The Adventures of Tintin to the U.S. home entertainment marketplace.

Press Release from Shout! Factory and Nelvana Enterprises

Los Angeles, CA and Toronto, Ontario – May 11, 2011 – Shout! Factory and Nelvana Enterprises today announced a new deal to bring the world renowned animated TV classic The Adventures of Tintin to the U.S. home entertainment marketplace.  Under its multi-year agreement, Shout! Factory will be the exclusive home entertainment distributor for DVD to 39 memorable episodes of The Adventures of Tintin.  This announcement was made by Shout! Factory’s founding partners Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos; and Colin Bohm, Managing Director, Nelvana Enterprises.

“The Adventures of Tintin is one of the most endearing animated series of all time and has been embraced by thousands of fans worldwide,” stated Shout! Factory founding partners. “We’re excited with the alliance and the premiere opportunity to bring this television property to multiple generations of fans.”

”Nelvana is pleased to partner with Shout! Factory to bring Tintin’s classic tales of worldwide adventure and intrigue back into the homes and hearts of American families, especially given the excitement surrounding the soon-to-be released 3D feature film” said Colin Bohm, Managing Director, Nelvana Enterprises.

Adapted from the long-running graphic novels by the late cartoon artist Hergé (a.k.a. Georges Rémi), popular animated TV series The Adventures of Tintin, co-produced by Nelvana and Ellipsanime Productions, chronicles the young and intrepid investigative reporter Tintin and his faithful dog Snowy, along with Captain Haddock, the muddled genius Professor Calculus, the bumbling detectives the Thompson Twins as they embark on incredible globe-trotting adventures full of excitement, mind-boggling mystery and fun.

Originally created as a French comic strip in the late 1920s, The Adventures of Tintin spawned a series of popular graphic novels, translated in 80 languages and published in over 50 countries. Throughout the years, Tintin and a unique cast of characters have evolved into memorable animated TV series (1990s), a BBC radio series (1992), stage plays, as well as the upcoming 3D motion capture feature film The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn.

Shout! Factory plans an aggressive rollout of The Adventures of Tintin home entertainment product line later this year.  As excitement builds for upcoming releases, Shout! Factory and Nelvana will announce DVD titles and bonus content for fans in forthcoming months.

About Nelvana EnterprisesNelvana Enterprises is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation. The company's multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), W Network, OWN:  Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), CosmoTV, Sundance Channel (Canada), Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations including CKNW AM 980, 99.3 The FOX, Country 105, 630 CHED, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B) and New York (CJR) exchanges. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.

About Shout! FactoryShout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film faves with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD offerings serve up classic, contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed with extras. The company’s audio catalogue boasts GRAMMY-nominated box sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.

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