(January 5, 2001 – Burbank, CA) - Jack, the skating, shooting, scoring chimpanzee star of the wild, warmhearted movie from Keystone Family Pictures (producers of “Air Bud”) and Warner Home Video (WHV), “MVP: Most Valuable Primate,” will be showing off his ice hockey skills in front of the world’s greatest hockey players at the upcoming NHL All-Star Week in Denver, Colorado. On February 1 and 2, Jack will be skating during two separate exhibitions at the NHL All-Star FANtasy, the League’s 300,000 square-foot interactive hockey theme park at the Colorado Convention Center. NHL All-Star FANtasy averages tens of thousands of hockey fans per day, with an expected 6,000 children participating as part of the NHL’s Cool School Field Trip program. Jack’s NHL All-Star activities continue on February 3 when he is scheduled to make an on-ice appearance at the home of the Colorado Avalanche during the Conoco/NHL All-Star Open Practice. Finally, as a special guest of the NHL, Jack will be taking in the action with his fellow hockey fans from a seat in the stands at the 51st NHL All-Star Game on February 4. For all of his performances, Jack will be wearing the new 1152 ice skates from CCM. “MVP: Most Valuable Primate” will be released on January 23 on VHS ($19.96 SRP) and DVD ($24.98 SRP) by Warner Home Video and on sale at retailers throughout the U.S. from Keystone Family Pictures, the producers of “Air Bud,” comes a totally cool movie about the rookie player that skates a little faster, shoots a little harder and is driving everyone bananas. Families will go wild for this funny adventure about a sign-language speaking, hockey playing chimp who helps two young kids in the snowy northlands realize their net dreams. The U.S. theatrical release by Keystone Family Pictures on October 20, 2000, and 20-city NHL tour has helped build awareness for the home video. Jack has already made personal appearances on CNN, Fox News Channel, Good Morning America, Inside Edition and The Today Show. "MVP: Most Valuable Primate" stars Kevin Zegers, an emerging teen heartthrob who previously starred in two "Air Bud" films, as well as Jamie Renèe Smith, Oliver Muirhead, Dave Thomas and Rick Ducommun. Directed by Robert Vince, the film is written by Anne Vince and Robert Vince. Keystone Family Pictures is an integrated entertainment company that produces theatrical motion pictures and other digital media for worldwide distribution. The company has offices in Vancouver and Los Angeles. With operations in 78 international territories - more than the video division of any other studio - Warner Home Video commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. WHV's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top-quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment Company, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Video.
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