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'TY the Tasmanian Tiger' (ALL) Gets His Own Cartoon

by Judy on July 16, 2004 @ 9:32 p.m. PDT

Krome Studios announced today that it has joined forces with DPS Film Roman, a leading animation company known for the hit shows "The Simpsons" and "King of The Hill," to create television and DVD productions featuring the characters from the best-selling videogame "TY the Tasmanian Tiger."

The videogame series has sold well in excess of a million units worldwide. IDT Entertainment is a subsidiary of IDT Corporation, a multinational telecom, entertainment and technology company.

"This is an incredible opportunity for the 'TY the Tasmanian Tiger' franchise," said Robert Walsh, chief executive officer of Krome Studios. "The light-hearted humor and mad-cap adventures of the games will be brought to a new medium and wider audience. With DPS Film Roman's experience breathing life into animated stars such as Hank Hill to Homer Simpson, our boomerang-wielding Tasmanian tiger has prestigious company."

"The partnership between Film Roman and Krome Studios shows the true strength of this original IP. "TY the Tasmanian Tiger" and his mates now join the elite few that have made the transition from the interactive entertainment industry to other entertainment mediums," said Walsh.

"We are always looking to work with unique characters with global appeal, and the characters from 'TY the Tasmanian Tiger' are superstars," added DPS Film Roman Chief Executive Officer John Hyde. "It is rare to have videogame characters developed for the pre-teen market that are suitable for the crossover, but when they do, it can be a phenomenon. We see this as an opportunity to grow an established character beyond its gaming fan base."

A character-based action adventure game, "TY the Tasmanian Tiger" takes players through stunning animated 3D environments set in the land down under, with players embodying TY as he overcomes his past to save his family. Krome Studios is currently developing the highly anticipated sequel "TY the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue." It is scheduled for release this fall for the PlayStation 2, the Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, and Game Boy Advance.

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