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GoAnimate.com Expands Lineup of Street Fighter Characters, Enables Mashup with Star Trek, It’s Happy Bunny and Willie Nelson
For the First Time, Users Can Mix and Match Licensed Characters

New York, NY (PRWEB) May 8, 2009 — GoAnimate.com, the online platform that enables everyone to create their own customizable animations, today announced that it has expanded its Street Fighter character offering with four new characters from Capcom Entertainment’s classic video game brand. And, for the first time ever, GoAnimate.com has enabled the mashup of licensed properties on the site — enabling users to mix Street Fighter, Star Trek, It’s Happy Bunny and Willie Nelson characters. Now fans of these popular worlds can combine characters to create the ultimate animated story, series or short form e-message.”

The Street Fighter animations continue to be among the most popular on our site, so we wanted to give the loyal Street Fighter fans a little something extra,” said Alvin Hung, Founder and CEO, GoAnimate.com. “We’ve added four new characters from the world of Street Fighter that fans will love, and we’re confident you’re going to have as much fun with them as we have.”

Evil Ryu

Evil Ryu

The New Faces
The new Street Fighter characters, which are available immediately for all users, are:

  • Evil Ryu – First featured in the Street Fighter Alpha series
  • Ken in Blue Outfit – The traditional Ken character, but in his blue uniform
  • Sakura – First appeared in the Street Fighter Alpha series, and is also a hidden character in Street Fighter IV
  • Akuma – Also known as Gouki in Japan; First debuted in Street Fighter II Turbo, and is most recently an unlockable hidden character in Street Fighter IV

“We are always exploring new and exciting ways for fans to experience our well-known properties,” said Germaine Gioia, Senior Vice President of Licensing, Capcom. “Fans have made Street Fighter one of GoAnimate’s most popular licenses and we are pleased to provide them with even more of their favorite characters to animate.”

To see the new characters, and to download images, please visit: http://press.GoAnimate.com.

Mash It Up
Many users have requested the ability to create animated mashups using characters from GoAnimate.com’s different licensed animation channels. GoAnimate.com incorporated that feedback, and now users can mix and match some of our premier licensed brands and characters – resulting in even greater possibilities for creativity. This means that Street Fighter characters can now hang out with Star Trek characters on the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise, Star Trek characters and It’s Happy Bunny can beam down to the world of Street Fighter, or they can all join Willie Nelson and Mickey Raphael for a game of pool. Add in the original cast of politicians, celebrities, monsters, and Go!Animate animated characters, and the possibilities are endless!

“We take user feedback very seriously, and many of you requested the ability to mix and match characters from different channels to expand the potential for your animations,” said Hung. “As a result, we are pleased to announce the new mashup capabilities — and we can’t wait to see what our creative community comes up with!”

“I can guarantee that those Street Fighter and Star Trek characters have never met up with anyone like It’s Happy Bunny before,” said Jim Benton, creator of It’s Happy Bunny. “So, I’m looking forward to seeing what happens when It’s Happy Bunny mixes it up with them.”

To get started selecting the characters you want to use in your next animation, please visit: http://goanimate.com/

About GoAnimate, Inc.:
GoAnimate, Inc. is an entertainment website that enables everyone to simply and easily create their own animations. GoAnimate was created by a bunch of guys who love animation, and who wanted to enable everyone to share in the joy of animation without any need for previous training. We believe the world is made up of great stories, and we want to empower you to creatively tell yours and then share them with your world. To get started, please visit http://goanimate.com/.

Headquartered in New York, GoAnimate has offices in the Bay Area and Hong Kong. For more information or to partner with GoAnimate, please contact Stone Newman, Senior VP of Licensing and Business Development, at stone @ goanimate.com.

About Capcom Entertainment, Inc.:
Capcom Entertainment, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Capcom U.S.A., Inc., is one of the most successful companies in the multi-billion dollar interactive entertainment industry. Its unparalleled legacy spans all video game platforms with scores of million-selling hits and enduring properties. The company markets, develops and distributes interactive entertainment software for leading game consoles and handheld systems. Capcom is also a charter member of the Entertainment Software Association.

Legacy Recordings
The multiple Grammy-winning Legacy Recordings, Sony Music Entertainment’s catalog division, produces and maintains the world’s foremost catalog of historic reissues, an unparalleled compendium of thousands of digitally remastered archival titles representing virtually every musical genre including popular, rock, jazz, blues, R&B, hip-hop, folk, country, gospel, Broadway musicals, movie soundtracks, ethnic, world music, classical, comedy and more.

Founded in 1990 by CBS Records (rebranded Sony Music in 1991), Legacy’s original mission was to preserve and reissue recordings from the extensive catalogs of Columbia Records (including ARC, Brunswick, OKeh and Vocalion), Epic Records (including Philadelphia International Records) and associated CBS labels. Following the creation of Sony BMG Music Entertainment in 2005, Legacy assumed responsibility for the preservation and ongoing availability of recordings from the archives of the BMG family of labels including RCA Records, Arista, J Records, Jive, Profile, Silvertone, Sony BMG Nashville and Windham Hill, as well as imprints including American, Bang!, CTI, Mainstream, Monument, Ode, and others.

About CopCorp Licensing:
CopCorp Licensing is global licensing agent for Jim Benton’s It’s Happy Bunny. CopCorp Licensing is known as an innovative and strategic licensing agency that specializes in the development of brand, character, art, publishing, and entertainment based licensing opportunities for presentation and packaging to the manufacturer and retailer communities. Led by Carole Postal, Founder and President, CopCorp Licensing develops, sells, negotiates, markets, and implements complete licensing strategies and programs for major entertainment corporations, artists, art studios, apparel brand names, among many others.

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