Toonz Starts its New Distribution Arm

Matt Cooperstein to Lead Distribution Arm to Facilitate World-wide Distribution of its Properties and Acquire Distribution Rights of Third-party Properties

TRIVANDRUM, India, March 2 /CNW/ - Indian animation major Toonz Animation India Pvt. Ltd has opened its new distribution division based in Los Angeles under the registered name of Toonz Entertainment, USA. Toonz Entertainment will specialize in the world-wide sales and distribution of, animated feature films, direct to video content and television series. Toonz initial distribution slate will consist of Wolverine and X-Men Season 1 and 2, Speed Racer 2, Speed Racer Classic, Mostly Ghostly 2 and 3, Freefonix apart from other well known properties.

Toonz has appointed Matt Cooperstein as the Executive Vice President of Toonz Entertainment, USA who will be overseeing the strategic and operational functions of the company. Cooperstein has over 20 years of experience in launching innovative programs and distributing them throughout the US and world-wide marketplace. He has worked with noted studios such as ITC Entertainment Group, Polygram Television, Universal Worldwide Television, IndieArts Entertainment and most recently, Liberation Entertainment.

P. Jayakumar, CEO, Toonz Group commented: "The establishment of a new distribution arm is in pursuance of our vision to grow as a full-fledged media house. We would be able to take to the world properties from our library as well as a portfolio of iconic properties."

Matt Cooperstein, Executive VP, Toonz Entertainment, USA commented: "I look forward to this challenging opportunity and I am elated to be part of one of the most respected animation houses in the world. We already have acquired the rights to highly branded properties and will be aggressive in adding more titles in the future."

About Toonz Animation

Toonz, a major provider of animation to the top US and European producers, is South Asia's most admired animation studio and part of the international business conglomerate, Comcraft Group, based out of Geneva. Founded in 1999, Toonz's client list includes the biggest names in media and entertainment like Marvel, Hallmark, Paramount, Disney, BBC and Cartoon Network. Toonz Animation offers its world-wide clientele end-to-end animation services including 3D animation, 2D animation (digital and traditional), Flash, Stop Motion and VFX on a full spectrum of media platforms. The Animation Magazine has heralded the company as one of the top-ten multimedia studios in the world. Website: http://www.toonzanimationindia.com

SOURCE TOONZ ANIMATION INDIA PVT LTD

For further information: For further information: Media Contact: Divas Sadasivan, divas@toonzanimationindia.com, Off: +91-471-3042500

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