For Immediate ReleaseMulti-Year Agreement Grants Shout! Factory Rights to
Pop Culture Television Properties
BEETLEJUICE Animated Series
Los Angeles, California; November 5. 2012 - Shout! Factory announced a multi-property alliance to bring the memorable Warner Bros. television series MADtv (seasons two though five) and the animated series BEETLEJUICE to the home entertainment marketplace. The multi-year alliance provides Shout! Factory with exclusive DVD rights to 97 episodes of MADtv (1996-2000) and all 94 episodes of BEETLEJUICE for home entertainment releases in the United States and Canada. The announcement was made today by Shout! Factory founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer, and Garson Foos.
"We are excited about this new opportunity with Warner Bros. MADtv and BEETLEJUICE are two highly entertaining television properties with a large fan following. We look forward to presenting these two series on DVD and sharing them with a new generation of fans," state the Shout! Factory founders.
Primetime Emmy-winning series MADtv was one of the top rated late-night comedy staples in the 1990s, and ran on Fox for fourteen seasons. This fast-paced and irreverent sketch comedy series is well-known for its outrageous movie and television parodies, cutting political satires, hysterical commercial and music video spoofs, biting social commentary and pop culture send-ups. The ensemble cast has created an impressive array of popular characters such as Michael McDonald's man-child Stuart and Marvin Tikvah; Mo Collins' Lorraine and Trina; Aries Spears' Belma Buttons and Dollar Bill; Debra Wilson' Bunifa and Cocoa Latette; Bobby Lee's Connie Chung and Kim Jong-il; Phil LaMarr's Jaq the UBS guy and Desperation Lee; and Will Sasso's accident prone handyman Paul Timberman and Michael McCloud. MADtv is a production of QDE. The executive producers are David E. Salzman, Quincy Jones and Dick Blasucci.
Featuring the voice talent of Stephen Ouimette, Alyson Court, Roger Dunn and Elizabeth Hanna, BEETLEJUICE is the highly popular animated series adaptation of Tim Burton's hit movie that ran successfully on television from 1989 - 1992. The series follows the imaginative adventures of Beetlejuice and human teenager Lydia Deetz in Neitherland. The television series was A NELVANA Production in Association with THE GEFFEN FILM COMPANY and TIM BURTON INC.
About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory's DVD and Blu-Ray offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras. Shout's audio division boasts GRAMMY-nominated box sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable "best of" compilations. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America. Shout! Factory also owns and operates Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com