(August 31, 2009 – Burbank, CA) – The U.K.-based band ‘One eskimO’ and Warner Premiere debuted today an innovative new project that brings music to life through groundbreaking animation and storytelling to create a “Visual Album.” The brainchild of lead singer Kristian Leontiou, “The Adventures of One Eskimo” consists of a series of 10 animated short stories that were jointly developed and produced by the band and Warner Premiere, and distributed by Warner Bros. Digital Distribution (WBDD). Warner Premiere and WBDD envision “The Adventures of One eskimO” to be the first in a slate of Visual Album projects that offer musicians and consumers a new and compelling way to experience musical albums through the digital category. “The Adventures of One eskimO” is now available on iTunes, Amazon Video on Demand, CinemaNow and via WBShop.com in the U.S., and will debut on iTunes in the U.K. on September 7. (http://tinyurl.com/oneeskimorelease). Produced by Passion Pictures, well known for their award-winning Gorillaz animation, “The Adventures of One eskimO” takes viewers on an animated journey through an epic love story starring our hero One eskimO and his band of animal friends that include Monkey, Giraffe and Penguin. The story begins with One eskimO and the love of his life Little Feather living peacefully in their igloo home, enjoying life as it passes by. One evening, Little Feather and One eskimO are torn apart by a dark force known as Mr. Top Hat who controls the world through his crystal ball. Our forlorn eskimO mopes around, pining for his lost love, imagining that she has left him for Mr. Top Hat. Through the help of a wise and brave owl he learns that she is in great peril. With only a knapsack and an enduring love, One eskimO sets out with his band of animal friends on an epic quest to rescue her. A 10 part short form animated series, “The Adventures of One eskimO” debuts today on iTunes, Amazon Video on Demand, WBShop.com and CinemaNow in the U.S. and will debut on iTunes U.K. September 7. To download the One eskimO trailer and to sign up for a season pass to automatically receive future episodes visit: http://tinyurl.com/oneeskimorelease. Help One eskimO before it’s too late! By visiting www.findlittlefeather.com fans can join One eskimO and his band on a quest to track down his lost love. Users are confronted with a series of challenges and games set by the dastardly Mr. Top Hat which they have to overcome if they ever want One eskimO to see Little Feather again. Each game corresponds to major plot points from the series and employs the same unique look and feel. The online experience allows fans to delve deeper into the story and to feel part of the world of One eskimO. About the Band One eskimO, the band, is the brainchild of singer/songwriter Kristian Leontiou, One eskimO arrives with an impressive breadth of imagination that instantly marks them as something extraordinary. Produced by Rollo Armstrong (Faithless, Dido), the music is an ambitious and affecting collection of widescreen modern pop, alive with iridescent textures and intricately crafted songs. Songs like “Hometime” and “Kandi” (featuring an indelible chorus sampled from Candi Staton’s classic “He Called Me Baby”) are moving and expressive, touching upon such universal themes as love and heartbreak, success and failure. One EskimO is Kristian Leontiou – vocals; Adam Falkner - drums; Jamie Sefton - bass & horns; Peter Rinaldi – guitar. The band’s debut album will premiere September 22 on Shangri-La Recordings and a U.S. tour will kick off September 15 at Joe’s Pub in New York. For more details on One eskimO and to see their tour schedule visit: www.oneeskimo.com. About Warner Premiere Warner Premiere is Warner Bros. Entertainment’s production company focused on the development, production and marketing of feature-length-DVD and short-form digital content. Warner Premiere is committed to being at the creative forefront in the evolution of quality product in the direct-to-consumer business, creating material that exemplifies the commitment to story, production and brand equity for which Warner Bros. is known. About Warner Bros. Digital Distribution Warner Bros. Digital Distribution (WBDD) manages Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group’s electronic distribution over existing, new and emerging digital platforms, including pay-per-view, electronic sell-through, transactional video-on-demand, subscription video-on-demand, wireless and more. WBDD also oversees the WBHEG’s worldwide digital strategy, partnerships in digital services and emerging new clients and business activities in the digital space. About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment/videogames, direct-to-DVD production, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. WBHEG is responsible for the global distribution of content through DVD, electronic sell-through and transactional VOD, and delivery of theatrical content to wireless and online channels, and is also a significant worldwide publisher for both internal and third party videogame titles.
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