Press Release from Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network viewers tuning in tonight for the anticipated premiere of TOWER PREP will have the opportunity to check out footage from DreamWorks’ upcoming film Megamind. As sponsor during premiere night, DreamWorks will feature a sneak peek of the movie, featuring an introduction by one of the film’s stars, Will Ferrell. Cartoon Network will also feature a “Mega Rap” video montage segment during the premiere. TOWER PREP premieres Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).
Megamind is the most brilliant super-villain the world has ever known…and the least successful. Over the years, he has tried to conquer Metro City in every imaginable way, each attempt a colossal failure thanks to the caped superhero known as “Metro Man”…until the day Megamind actually defeats him. Suddenly, the fate of Metro City is threatened when a new villain arrives and chaos runs rampant, leaving everyone to wonder: Can the world’s biggest “mind” actually be the one to save the day? Megamind debuts in theatres nationwide on Friday, Nov. 5.
TOWER PREP is a one-hour weekly action-thriller that tells the story of Ian Archer (Drew Van Acker), a budding hero who wakes up one morning to find himself at a mysterious academy for teens with special abilities. Unable to find answers to his questions from the school’s faculty and cut off from any kind of outside contact or means of escape, Ian forms a secret group with other suspicious students Gabe Forrest (Ryan Pinkston), CJ Ward (Elise Gatien) and Suki Sato (Dyana Liu), intent on discovering what this place is and why they are there.
The sponsorship deal for TOWER PREP comes on the heels of Cartoon Network and DreamWorks Animation’s announcement that the network has been granted broadcast rights to the How To Train Your Dragon television series based on the worldwide blockbuster feature film.
About DreamWorks AnimationDreamWorks Animation creates high-quality entertainment, including CG animated feature films, television specials and series, live entertainment properties and online virtual worlds, meant for audiences around the world. The Company has world-class creative talent, a strong and experienced management team and advanced filmmaking technology and techniques. DreamWorks Animation has been named one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” by FORTUNE® Magazine for two consecutive years. In 2010, DreamWorks Animation ranks #6 on the list. All of DreamWorks Animation’s feature films are now being produced in 3D. The Company has theatrically released a total of 20 animated feature films, including the franchise properties of Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon. DreamWorks Animation’s next feature film is Megamind, scheduled to be released in 3D on November 5, 2010.
About Cartoon NetworkCartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), currently seen in more than 97 million U.S. homes and 166 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for youth and families. Nightly from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET, PT), Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination showcasing original and acquired animation for young adults 18-34.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.