LONDON July 11, 2008– Brash Entertainment announce today that key Hollywood talent from the upcoming animated movie, Space Chimps, will be featured in their videogame of the same name. Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm, RV) and Patrick Warburton (Bee Movie, Seinfeld) reprise their roles from the movie, Luna and Titan respectively, for the videogame. Based on the highly anticipated film produced by Vanguard Animation and presented by Starz Animation, the videogame is slated for release on 1st August 2008.
In the Space Chimps game, players follow the adventures of pioneering primates on a mission into outer space. Cheryl Hines as Luna, is a by the books, go-getting chimp, who graduated top of her astronaut training class. As the interactive plot of the game unfolds, Luna’s level head becomes an asset, and players take control of the character to explore alien territories and complete quests that explore lands and characters beyond the plot of the movie. Patrick Warburton as Titan, is the commanding officer of their space craft, and uses his deep stern voice to keep his crew in line. However, his quick temper and tendency to go bananas makes leading a squad difficult at times for this commanding chimp.
“I think it is really fun to have a videogame that goes along with the movie,” explained Cheryl Hines, who voices Luna in Space Chimps the game and the film.“It gives fans a chance to be part of the movie by playing as their favourite characters, while exploring new adventures.”
Space Chimps the game will be available for the XBOX™ 360, PLAYSTATION®2 computer entertainment system, and the Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ videogame systems from Nintendo. The game is rated‘E’ by the ESRA and will be available at retailers nationwide on 1st August 2008.
Notes to editors:
Space Chimps the game will release on the following dates across Europe:
UK: August 1 2008
Denmark August 8 2008
Finland August 22 2008
Norway August 22 2008
Sweden August 22 2008
Spain August 28 2008
Holland October 3 2008
France October 10 2008
Germany October 17 2008
Italy October 17 2008
Belgium October 17 2008
About Brash Entertainment
Brash Entertainment is a video game company focused on developing compelling, high-quality games based on theatrical and entertainment properties. By collaborating closely with top creative talent from both Hollywood and the game industry, Brash delivers deeply satisfying games that extend the fictional world into the best possible entertainment experience for gamers. The company has long-term partnerships with leading Hollywood studios including Lions Gate Films, Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising, Universal Studios Licensing, Vanguard Animation, and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Currently, Brash has more than 40 licenses and 12 games in production across all genres including kids, horror, action, and adventure games. Launched with significant investment from a group of investors lead by Abry Partners LLC, Brash is committed to opening creative avenues for filmmakers and game developers, and providing gamers with exciting new ways to engage with the stories, characters, and drama of their favorite movies and entertainment properties.
About Starz Media
Starz Media, LLC, is a programming production and distribution company operating worldwide. It includes the Film Roman, Anchor Bay Entertainment, and Manga Entertainment brands. Its units create animated and live-action programming -- including theatrical films -- and programming created under contract for other media companies. It distributes that programming, and programming acquired from outside producers, through home video retailers, theaters, broadcasters, ad supported and premium television channels, and Internet and wireless video distributors in the US and internationally. Starz Media ( www.starzmedia.com) is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Capital Group.
About Vanguard Animation
Vanguard was founded after the success of“Shrek” in 2003 and released its first animated feature,“Valiant” starring Ewan McGregor, in 2005. Vanguard produces franchise pictures that deliver the best quality animation, live action and storytelling demanded by audiences worldwide. Vanguard promotes its brands through many businesses including toys, video games, and merchandising. For more information, please consult www.vanguardanimation.com or www.vanguardfilms.com