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Strawberry Shortcake Seaberry Beach National Promotion Kicks Off

American Greetings Corp. and DIC Ent. (DIC) kick off the spring season with a STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE Seaberry Beach national promotion. Developed by DIC, on behalf of American Greetings, the promotion features a sweepstakes with tropical prizes.

The sweepstakes is themed after the recent home video release, STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE SEABERRY BEACH PARTY, which streeted on Feb. 15, 2005. One grand-prize winner will receive a vacation for a family of four to an all-inclusive Beaches Resort in Jamaica. 10 first-prize winners will receive Seaberry Beach gift packs, including STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE sunglasses, beach towel and a Seaberry Beach Party music CD. Additionally, 50 second-place winners will receive the Seaberry Beach Party DVD from Fox Home Ent. The prize drawing will take place in June.

Jedd Gold, vp of marketing, DIC, comments, "The STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE Seaberry Beach theme and promotion is just one way we keep the brand updated and engaging for little girls and their moms. We are extremely pleased that this property continues to delight girls and their moms all over the world.

The sweepstakes will be the highlight of a national 10-market Seaberry Beach Meet & Greet tour at malls across the U.S. and will feature photo opportunities with Strawberry Shortcake (kids bring their own cameras), Seaberry Beach signage and a point of entry for the sweepstakes. The meet and greet tour will be supported with in mall advertising and regional radio spots featured on Radio Disney.

The promotion will also be supported with a print ad in the April issue of NICK JR. FAMILY MAGAZINE, online ads on Nickjr.com and newsletters to the Strawberry Shortcake Friendship Club which has a membership of more than 270,000 fans. A dedicated Seaberry Beach promotional page will also be featured on strawberryshortcake.com including prize details, a downloadable entry form and official sweepstakes rules.

Seaberry Beach Meet & Greet Tour Dates: March 11 & 12: Westfield Shoppingtown Garden State Plaza: Paramus, New JerseyMarch 11 & 12: Westfield Shoppingtown West Covina: West Covina, CaliforniaMarch 18 & 19: Westfield Shoppingtown Oakridge: San Jose, CaliforniaMarch 18 & 19: Westfield Shoppingtown Trumbull: Trumbull, ConnecticutMarch 25 & 26: Westfield Shoppingtown Eastridge: Gastonia, North CarolinaApril 1 & 2: Westfield Shoppingtown Vancouver: Vancouver, WashingtonApril 8 & 9: Westfield Shoppingtown Citrus Park: Tampa, FloridaApril 15 & 16: Westfield Shoppingtown Chesterfield: St. Louis, Missouri April 22 & 23: Westfield Shoppingtown SouthPark: Strongsville, OhioApril 29 & 30: Westfield Shoppingtown Hawthorn: Vernon Hills, Illinois

American Greetings Corp. is one of the world's largest manufacturers of social expression products. Along with greeting cards, its product lines include gift wrap, party goods, candles, stationery, calendars, educational products, ornaments and electronic greetings. American Greetings is also the creator and owner of many celebrated character properties, including Strawberry Shortcake and Care Bears. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, American Greetings generates annual net sales of approximately $2 billion. For more information, visit corporate.americangreetings.com.

DIC Ent., a leading children's entertainment company, is a full-service studio dedicated to creating, developing, producing, distributing, marketing and merchandising family-based intellectual properties. DIC has distinguished itself by building one of the largest libraries of U.S. animation with more than 3,000 half-hours of programming. DIC has developed strategic partnerships with key domestic and international broadcast partners throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa and Australia. DIC is headquartered in Burbank, California with international offices in New York, Paris, London and Cologne.

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