Popular Huevocartoon Characters to Come to Life in Videogames Developed for Zeebo
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Popular Huevocartoon Characters to Come to Life in Videogames Developed for Zeebo MEXICO CITY, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Zeebo, Inc. today announced that they have signed an agreement with Mexico-based animation company Huevocartoon for the development of a series of games for the 3G-connected digital gaming, entertainment and education platform, also known as Zeebo. The first Huevocartoon title will be based on the award-winning animated feature film Una Pelicula de Huevos. Zeebo is reaching store shelves in the coming days at a variety of national retailers with outlets throughout Mexico. "Huevocartoon's beloved animated egg characters are very popular with children and adults of all ages in Mexico, and for the first time Toto, Willy and other Huevocartoon favorites will come to life in a videogame," said Mike Yuen, senior vice president of content and services, Zeebo, Inc. "We are committed to working with leading brands and licenses like Huevocartoon to ensure a truly enjoyable and entertaining experience for Zeebo customers in Mexico." "We are thrilled to be working with Zeebo to bring our content to the Zeebo system," said Rodolfo Rivapalacios, founder, Huevocartoon. "It is exciting to partner with a company that has a similar vision to our own vision at Huevocartoon, to bring fun and laughter into the homes of families throughout Mexico. Zeebo is the first and only video game system that has the technical capability and business model enabling Huevocartoon to offer its content effectively. We look forward to a long and collaborative partnership in the years to come." Una Pelicula de Huevos enjoyed tremendous box-office success, taking in more than $142 million pesos, with more than four million viewers, and is the second largest box office grossing film in Mexico since its debut in 2006. The film received several major film awards including the Ariel Award for Best Feature Length Animated Film presented by the Mexican Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and considered one of the most prestigious awards in the Mexican movie industry. Zeebo is the first 3G wireless system to provide convenient and compelling digital gaming, entertainment and educational content as well as Internet connectivity for consumers in Mexico. Telcel will provide the 3G broadband wireless cellular service for the system, however the consumer will not have to sign up for an additional service plan. Content delivery and user interface software updates occur over the wireless network and are completely transparent to the end user. The consumer simply connects the Zeebo to their television set and the system automatically connects to the ZeeboNet Wireless Network. The platform fosters the development and monetization of local content by preventing piracy through fast, secure 3G wireless, over-the-air delivery. Leading content publishers and developers, including Activision, Capcom, Com2uS, Digital Chocolate, EA Mobile, Gameloft, Gamevil, Glu, Id Software, Machineworks Northwest LLC, Namco Networks, PopCap Games and THQ, are supporting the Zeebo platform. In addition to gaming, the system will feature other interactive entertainment and educational content as well as connectivity to the Internet and popular social networking sites. For more information on the Zeebo videogame console, please visit www.zeeboinc.com and www.zeebo.com.mx. ABOUT ZEEBO Zeebo, Inc., a closely held company based in San Diego, California, has developed the Zeebo, a wireless system to deliver digital gaming, entertainment and education to the next billion consumers in emerging global markets. Primary shareholders in Zeebo include wireless technology leader Qualcomm and Tectoy SA, which pioneered the introduction of digital gaming in Brazil. ABOUT HUEVOCARTOON A 100% Mexican company, whose characters hold proudly a privileged position among web surfers and animation lovers around the planet. As today, their website reaches more than 11 million monthly hits as or higher than 300 thousand a day with an average of 200 thousand daily users, becoming a top of mind concept of world of animation. Its presence starts in Mexico and reaches all nations with vast audiences in every continent. In 2006 launch their first full length movie, and in 2009 the sequel to it with a widely acceptance from children to adults. www.huevocartoon.com. SOURCE Zeebo, Inc. Worldwide Inquiries, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Mexico Inquiries, Oscar Rojas, Group Director, email@example.com, or Gustavo Aranda, Ejecutivo de Cuenta, firstname.lastname@example.org, both of Jeffrey Group, +52 (55) 5281-1121, Ext. 109 y 122, for Zeebo, Inc.; or Eduardo Tellez Giron L, +52 (55) 5536-5654, for Huevocartoon
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