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Web Thugs Hit The Tellie

Mondo Media's weekly Web toon, THUGS ON FILM, will hit BBC America's summer primetime line up. Mondo, a leader in Web content production, also announced that bbcamerica.com will air THUGS ON FILM which will include a co-branded show introduction and a special launch page on the bbcamerica.com Web site. The pact also includes a Mondo/BBC America co-production, which will create two brand new animated characters exclusively for BBC America and bbcamerica.com. THUGS ON FILM is a film review show hosted by Cecil and Stubby, two English hoods. The two chums often differ on opinions; Stubby likes violence and "loads of shagging" while Cecil looks deeper into the cinematic qualities of the picture. "BBC America and bbcamerica.com break the mold with cutting-edge programming and unique content, so it is only fitting that our first convergence play is with Mondo Media, a powerhouse of creativity and innovation," said Parule Basu-Barua, Vice-President, Business Development & On-line, BBC America. "We are very excited to announce that Thugs on Film is making its offline debut on BBC America this summer," said John Evershed, CEO, Mondo Media. "BBC America does an excellent job of programming and we are thrilled that THUGS is joining its unique comedy tradition. We also look forward to reaching even more fans through the bbcamerica.com web site, and continuing to tap into the tremendous potential for Mondo characters and Mini Shows." Other Flash toons that Mondo Media produces are THE GOD & DEVIL SHOW, a celebrity talk show hosted by God and the Devil which appears on Entertaindom, and LIKE, NEWS, written and directed by cartoonist Don Asmussen.

Read Lee Dannacher's profile of Mondo Media in Animation World Magazine.

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