COOKIE JAR'S MAGI-NATION ONLINE GAME JOINS WILDTANGENT GAMES NETWORK Acclaimed Online Adventure Game Magi-Nation: Battle for the Moonlands Now Available to Leading Game Portal's 30 Million Users
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LOS ANGELES and REDMOND, Wash. - July 9, 2008 - Cookie Jar Entertainment, one of the world's leading children's entertainment companies, and WildTangent, the largest privately held game property in the U.S., today announced an online distribution agreement for Cookie Jar's popular free-to-play online adventure game Magi-Nation: Battle for the Moonlands. The move marks a major expansion in Cookie Jar's promotion of the online game while enabling WildTangent's more than 30 million unique monthly gamers to immerse themselves in the popular fantasy world based on the popular children’s animated TV series.
"We are extremely excited to partner with such a respected, major player in the online gaming industry to bring Magi-Nation: Battle for the Moonlands to our fans for the first time," said Kenneth Locker, senior vice president of digital media, Cookie Jar Entertainment." "WildTangent has established itself as a premier destination for online gamers and we are confident that their millions of users will enjoy the Magi-Nation action."
"Cookie Jar has done an outstanding job creating an extremely entertaining online game based on a renowned property with a fervent following," said David Worle, director of business development, WildTangent. "The Magi-Nation franchise is extremely dynamic, having carried its popularity across multiple entertainment channels. We anticipate the Moonlands online game experience to resonate loudly in the WildTangent community."
Cookie Jar's Magi-Nation: Battle for the Moonlands online game is based on the popular children's animated television series of the same name, which currently airs on The CW4Kids in the U.S. and CBC in Canada. Magi-Nation follows the adventures of 15-year-old Tony Jones, an average teen from Earth who finds himself mysteriously transported to the magical world of Magi-Nation. Tony and his two young Magi heroes-in-training follow an incredible journey of riddles, battle and self-learning on their quest to defeat the evil Shadow Magi who are out to rule their world.
About Cookie Jar Group
Cookie Jar Group develops, produces, distributes and markets quality products to children, their caregivers, parents and teachers. Cookie Jar Group's products reflect its commitment to providing the best in children's published content, animated and live action programming and innovative educational and entertainment-driven products worldwide. The group of companies consists of Cookie Jar Entertainment Inc. and Cookie Jar Education Inc.
Cookie Jar Entertainment Inc., Cookie Jar Group's entertainment operation, is a leading, global, independent producer, marketing and brand manager of such renowned children's properties as "Magi-Nation", "Johnny Test", "The Doodlebops" and "Caillou". Combining globally renowned intellectual properties with an industry-recognized management team, Cookie Jar Entertainment Inc. is a market-driven, brand building company that is committed to children first and foremost and is dedicated to the development and production of quality programming that embraces the whole child, with animated and live-action series that entertain, inspire and enlighten children and family audiences worldwide.
WildTangent is the fastest growing online game property in the world with more than 30 million unique monthly gamers, offering more than 500 of the most popular online and downloadable games from the world's top developers and publishers including its own WildTangent Game Studios which publishes Polar Pool, Polar Bowler, Penguins, Fate and many more.
The WildTangent games console ships directly on the desktops of leading PC manufacturers including Emachines, Gateway, HP and Toshiba, giving it a huge global footprint of connected game playing consumers.
WildTangent offers gamers the opportunity to purchase premium games outright, pay per session with WildCoins™, or engage with advertising to play for free. Advertisers include 20th Century FOX, Warner Brothers, Paramount, EA, Sony Playstation, Nintendo, Toyota, Honda, P&G, Unilever, Clorox and many others.