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Tiny Wonderlens Studios Lands Big Taco Bell Toy Deal

Wonderlens Studios, a small, independent animation house in Southern California, has landed a mucho big toy deal with Taco Bell Corp. -- 2.85 million toys, all based on characters created by Wonderlens, featured on its independently released DVD, WONDERLENS PRESENTS: AQUARIUM OF THE ALIENS. Participating Taco Bell locations throughout the U.S. will be distributing six different Wonderlens toys as part of a kids meal promo over a period of roughly six weeks, which started Sept. 1, 2004.

Each toy comes with a passport and secret code, giving kids of all ages access to the Club Wonderlens Website for games, downloads and plenty of alien arts and spacecrafts.

Wonderlens Studios is releasing an ULTRA MEGA REALLY REALLY SPECIAL EDITION of its DVD to coincide with the promotion. The special edition has new animation, is fully remastered with many new bonus features. One of them is an Alien Toy Laboratory, which shows kids how to create dozens of inventive alien paper toys. All the materials needed are supplied on the DVD.

Wonderlens Studios, located one hour south of Los Angeles, is composed of just two people the Emmy Award-winning husband and wife animation team of Susan Ishida and Jack Clasen. They say that what they lack in numbers, they make up for with experience, having built memorable CG characters including Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and his CG parents, Casper the Friendly Ghost and the Ghostly Trio, Thing (Addams Family) and the planet-devouring Galactus from Marvels SILVER SURFER. The duo also produced a 3D IMAX movie, SANTA VS THE SNOWMAN, which will be revisiting IMAX theaters this holiday season.

For more information about Wonderlens Studios, the new special edition DVD the Taco Bell toy promotion contact: Susan Ishida at or call (949) 481-8171.