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'Nacho Libre Comic Book Creator' Announced

by Rainier on June 1, 2006 @ 1:44 a.m. PDT

Planetwide Games announced today the upcoming release of Nacho Libre Comic Book Creator. Nacho Libre fans will now be able to create their own Nacho Libre comics and comic books from key movie scenes, characters, tag lines, audio and graphics from the film.

Planetwide Games, Inc. will be releasing the Nacho Libre Comic Book Creator - Interactive Entertainment Software as a digital download on June 8, 2006, through the Planetwide Games online portal. The Special Edition retail box version of Nacho Libre Comic Book Creator Drag n' Drop Comics' software will launch in key retail locations across the United States, Canada and Mexico after the June 16, 2006 theatrical release in the United States.

"We are absolutely thrilled to be working with Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products in producing Nacho Libre Comic Book Creator interactive software" said Kevin Donovan, president of Planetwide Games. "Paramount Pictures is the first major Hollywood studio to embrace our innovative self-publishing software and integrate our digital comic book technology with the release of a feature film."

Jack Black stars as Ignacio (friends call him Nacho), a cook by day in a Mexican orphanage, who moonlights as a lucha libre wrestler to raise money for the orphans in this comedy from the creators of "Napoleon Dynamite" and the writer of "The School of Rock."

Nacho Libre Comic Book Creator drag n' drop software is an innovative interactive entertainment application that enables fans to use their imaginations and actual Nacho Libre movie content to create their own Nacho Libre comics and comic books, which can then be posted to a blog, or social network, emailed to a friend or printed in a comic book form at home or the office. Comic Book Creator users can drag and drop images, icons, tag line symbols, audio clips and artwork into a selection of over 500 different layout and design templates, then combine their creation with the storyline to make their
own Nacho Libre comics.

"The Nacho Libre comic book software provides an online community experience where users can share their own creations" said Sandi Isaacs, VP Interactive, Paramount Pictures Licensing. "We're excited to be leading the charge with the first ever movie branded Comic Book Creator."

Paramount Pictures presents a Nickelodeon Movies/Black & White production of a Jared Hess film, "Nacho Libre," starring Jack Black. The film also stars Ana de la Reguera, Héctor Jiménez, Richard Montoya, and Peter Stormare, and is directed by Jared Hess. The screenplay is written by Jared Hess & Jerusha Hess & Mike White. "Nacho Libre" is produced by Mike White, Jack Black, Julia Pistor, and David Klawans. The executive producer is Steve Nicolaides.

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