Press Release from Animation Collective
New York -- April 21, 2009 -- Starting today, fans of the popular THUMB WRESTLING FEDERATION series can download their favorite TWF episodes on iTunes. The short form series will be available in packages which include gags, wrestler bios, and action-packed matches. Brand-new content from THUMB WRESTLING FEDERATION Season 3 will be made available on iTunes shortly after it premieres on Cartoon Network, where the show is featured on the popular Saturday Morning "Crush Zone" block. Seasons 1 and 2 of the hit show will become available on iTunes in late May.
Created and produced by New York based Animation Collective, THUMB WRESTLING FEDERATION: TWF airs in multiple countries around the world and continues to build in popularity each week.
Fans of the show can continue the TWF experience online with exclusive games and activities at http://www.thumbwrestlingfederation.com. Episodes are also available for download on Xbox LIVE.
About Thumb Wrestling Federation: TWF
The live-action, short-format comedy series is a thumb-sized view of a fictional sports league. With larger than life wrestling personalities, thumb on thumb contact, and two wacky commentators, TWF brings to life the battle between the Mighty Dexteras and the evil Sinistras, a classic good versus evil showdown between 56 original characters. The short-format segments include one-minute wrestler bios, 45-second gags, and three-and-a-half-minute thumb wrestling matches.
About Animation CollectiveA leading independent creator of children's entertainment in the U.S., Animation Collective has original content in more than eighty countries and in over fifteen languages on platforms including television, broadband, wireless, books, games and consumer products. Proprietary productions include: KAPPA MIKEY, MTVN and Nickelodeon's first global acquisition for Nicktoons Network and Nickelodeon; THREE DELIVERY for Nicktoons Network, YTV, Canal+ Family, Nickelodeon Australia, and the BBC; Thumb Wrestling Federation: TWF for Cartoon Network in the U.S., Asia, Australia and Spain, YTV and the BBC; and ELLEN'S ACRES for Cartoon Network, TVO, Al Jazeera and ABC TV Australia.
Work-for-hire productions include SPEED RACER: THE NEXT GENERATION for Nicktoons Network and Lionsgate Entertainment; ELOISE IN AFRICA (direct to video) for HandMade Films and THE INCREDIBLE CRASH DUMMIES for 4KidsTV. Animation Collective is the largest provider of original content for KOL, America Online's kids channel and Red, its teen channel. Larry Schwarz, the company's founder and CEO, is the creator and executive producer of all its original series.