Press Release from Classic Media
NEW YORK, NY, November 17, 2011 —Classic Media, a global media company with a portfolio of some of the world’s leading family entertainment brands, and Red Wagon Games, publisher of family friendly interactive entertainment, today announced that the classic holiday television special, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town is now available for the whole family to enjoy on the Wii system and the Nintendo DS hand-held system. Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town will be available for a SRP of $19.99 wherever Wii and DS games are sold.
Developed by 1st Playable Productions LLC, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town on Wii, allows families to share the magic of this classic holiday special in a whole new way. In this platforming adventure game, players join Kris Kringle and his friends as they defeat the notorious Burgermeister Meisterburger’s misguided efforts to keep toys from the children of Sombertown. A unique coming of age story, the game follows Kris’ path to becoming Santa Claus, including being adopted by the toymakers Kringle, meeting and being rescued by the future Mrs. Claus, and acquiring his famed flying reindeer. With a co-op mode that allows Kris’ penguin sidekick, Topper, to join the adventure, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town for Wii is an easy to play and fun game for the whole family.
Experience the magic of Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town on Nintendo DS, developed by Glyphic Entertainment, LLC, with 3 interactive adventures and dozens of games and activities! You’ll enjoy beautiful illustrations and captivating storytelling. Get ready to experience the fun of this timeless classic on your Nintendo DS!
“Just like baking cookies or trimming the Christmas tree, watching this original Christmas classic, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, has become an annual holiday tradition,” said Nicole Blake, EVP, Global Marketing & Consumer Products, Classic Media. “We are excited to partner with Red Wagon and to provide families with this new opportunity to interact with the timeless special.”
"This holiday season, gamers can now relive Santa Claus’ original adventure, in addition to watching the story on TV. We are excited to work with Classic Media to transform this holiday classic into an interactive experience for Wii and DS. It fits in perfectly with our family friendly gaming focus,” said Joanna Rockwood, Director of Red Wagon Games.
Airing annually on ABC, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town tells the story of how Kris Kringle became Santa Claus and how many favorite Christmas traditions came to be. It is one of the longest running holiday specials of all time and since its debut in 1970, millions of families have tuned in, making it a top-rated TV special year after year.
Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town is available on DVD (SRP $14.99) and is part of The Original Christmas Classics® gift set (SRP $44.95 Blu-ray, $29.98 DVD) also featuring, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Frosty the Snowman.”
About Classic MediaClassic Media, one of the world’s largest independent entertainment companies, is a leader in reinventing the classics of yesterday and creating the entertainment classics of tomorrow. The Company owns and manages a globally-recognized portfolio of well-known family and pop-culture entertainment brands, including Casper the Friendly Ghost®, Where’s Waldo?®, Lassie®, The Lone Ranger®, and new global brand Life With Boys®. Big Idea Entertainment, a member of the Classic Media family, is the leading faith-based studio and producer of children’s programming, including the best-selling animated series, VeggieTales®. Classic Media programming is distributed in more than 170 territories worldwide and showcased in multiple formats, including TV, film, home video, consumer products, publishing, digital, and music. Visit us at www.classicmedia.tv.
About Red Wagon GamesBased in Malta, New York, Red Wagon Games is a value-priced, family friendly, fun-in-a-box publisher for Nintendo DS™, 3DS™ and Wii™. Red Wagon Games features lighter, “pick up and play”-style games as well as classic games at affordable pricing. For more information about Red Wagon Games please visit www.redwagongames.com
About Glyphic Entertainment, LLCFounded in 2002, Glyphic Entertainment, LLC is a privately owned, premier developer of innovative entertainment products for the Nintendo DS/DSi and Wii consumer PC and various mobile technologies, including Windows Mobile, Smartphone and Apple iPhone devices. Glyphic Entertainment's catalog includes several famous entertainment brands, including Warlords, Ancient Evil, House M.D., Clueless, Marker Man and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Glyphic’s works are distributed worldwide through its publishing partners, Legacy Interactive, Mindscape, Aspyr, Emme Interactive, Majesco Entertainment, Paramount Studios, 505 Games, Crave Entertainment and Red Wagon Games.
About 1st Playable Productions, LLC1st Playable Productions, LLC is an independent game development studio with a focus on handheld games for kids, a licensed developer for Nintendo Wii™, Nintendo 3DS™, Nintendo DS™, iPhone™, and other embedded game platforms. The studio is known for innovative gameplay, including networked features, downloadable ontent, and integration of real and virtual worlds, and has created games such as The Hidden 3DS, Pet Zombies 3DS, Puzzle Quest DS, and Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force DS. The studio also creates games for education and social change, including retail and research titles, and organizes an annual Symposium on Games in Education. 1st Playable Productions LLC is located in Troy, NY. More information about 1st Playable Productions can be found online at www.1stplayable.com.