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- October 18, 2001
Feature Film Rights to Butt-Ugly Martians
"Butt-Ugly Martians is a wonderful addition to our portfolio," said Bob Rubin, executive vice president, Universal Pictures Franchise Development, who negotiated the deal on behalf of Universal. "It complements our strategy to develop and maximize franchise opportunities for worldwide exposure across all our studio divisions."
Butt-Ugly Martians is set in the year 2053 and features three Martian heroes -- B.Bop-A-Luna (Charlie Schlatter, "Diagnosis Murder"), 2-T-Fru-T (Rob Paulsen, "The Mask"), and Do-Wah Diddy (Jess Harnell, "Animaniacs"). The heroes land on planet Earth having been sent on a mission to invade by their evil leader Emperor Bog. There's just one thing: they really have no intention of taking over! In fact, they fought for the assignment because they wanted to experience Earth's great pop culture of fast food, video games and TV.
The Butt-Ugly's new
mission includes keeping their three Earth friends -- Mikey, Angela and
Cedric -- safe from other space invaders and evading Emperor Bog by sending
phony taped progress reports of themselves "conquering" the
planet. Earth's invaders become its protectors.
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Hasbro has also released
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Girls and Pokemon.
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News Link of the
Day - Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
"It won't be
easy to see Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust in the theaters. It has a very,
very limited release. Unfortunately there isn't currently a large market
in America for R-rated animated films. Any fan of vampire movies or gothic
romance should try and see this film either on the big screen or video/DVD.
It is the best vampire movie, animated or live action, I have seen in
theaters. It crushes Dracula ..."
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