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U.K. Animation Co. Makes LEGO Spider-Man Paraody

Spite Your Face Productions Ltd. presents its new film SPIDER-MAN: THE PERIL OF DOC OCK, which will debut exclusively on http://movies.yahoo.com and http://yahooligans.yahoo.com July 2-6, 2004. The short, featuring animated LEGO toys, is an action-packed, comical take on the SPIDER-MAN movies, commissioned by Sony Pictures, Marvel Studios and The LEGO Group to tie in with the feature release of SPIDER-MAN 2.

"We've tried to bring a touch of Hollywood grandeur to the miniature world of the LEGO man. I think people will be surprised by the scope of the film," said Tim Drage, co-director at Spite Your Face Prods.

The four-minute film, written, directed and animated by Drage and Tony Mines, uses a combination of traditional stop-motion techniques and computer animation effects. The animation was shot in Bristol, Wales and post-production was done in London.

Following its exclusive four-day run on Yahoo, SPIDER-MAN: THE PERIL OF DOC OCK will be available to view on www.spiteyourface.com and www.lego.com. The film will be making numerous other appearances in the coming months, on TV and in stores worldwide.

Spite Your Face Prods. (www.spiteyourface.com) is a London-based film and animation production company responsible for several successful LEGO parody films for clients including Lucasfilm and Python (Monty) Pictures. Its remake of the CAMELOT musical sequence, featured on the MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL DVD, was described by ex-Python Terry Gilliam as "Perfect!" and by comedian Phil Jupitus as "The Citizen Kane of Lego Monty Python parody work."

Graves (www.jasongraves.com) has composed music for numerous theatrical films, trailers and computer games. He is working with Rednote Audio (www.rednote.com) that provides award-winning audio services to entertainment corporations worldwide. Clients include Walt Disney Pictures, Warner Bros., Lucasfilm and Nintendo.

The LEGO Co. (www.LEGO.com) is a privately held, family-owned company, based in Billund, Denmark. The company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of play materials for children, employing approximately 8,000 people globally. The LEGO Co. is committed to the development of children's creative and imaginative abilities, and its employees are guided by the motto adopted in the 1930s by the founder Ole Kirk Christiansen: "Only the best is good enough."

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