(February 9, 2006 - Burbank, CA) – Warner Bros. Consumer Products announced today that it has awarded Thinkway Toys the global master toy license for the upcoming theatrical release "Happy Feet," from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures, scheduled to dance its way into theaters nationwide November 2006. As part of this agreement, Thinkway Toys will manufacture, market and sell a full line of toys inspired by the eagerly awaited comedy adventure film, including the lead item, an interactive singing and dancing plush, as well as tap dancing penguin feet, dance mats, a karaoke microphone and other toys based on the film. The line also includes collectible figures, play sets and role-play toys. These items are set to hit retail stores worldwide beginning in fall 2006. “Thinkway Toys has been a very collaborative partner of ours and we are pleased to expand our successful relationship to include such a warmhearted and highly anticipated film as 'Happy Feet,'” said Karen McTier, Executive Vice President of Domestic Licensing and Worldwide Marketing, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “We are looking forward to working with them on an innovative new line of high-quality toys that will truly capture the essence of this animated adventure.” "We are ecstatic to be partnering with Warner Bros. Consumer Products on 'Happy Feet,'" said Albert Chan, President and CEO of Thinkway Toys. "The story behind the film portrays so many positive messages, and in turn creates endearing characters that many are sure to love and adore. The Thinkway Toys team is excited to include these elements into the new toy line and provide kids with state of the art animation that depicts the loveable spirit of these characters." A comedy adventure, "Happy Feet" is set deep in Antarctica. Into the land of the Emperor Penguins where each needs a heart song to attract a soul mate, a penguin is born who cannot sing. Our hero Mumble, son of Memphis and Norma Jean, is the worst singer in the world … however, as it happens, he is a brilliant tap dancer. With memorable characters brought to life by incredible voice talent, "Happy Feet" features music and dance sequences, as well as stunning photo-real imagery unlike any other CGI film to date. "Happy Feet" is sure to melt the hearts of moviegoers around the world! Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Kennedy-Miller production in association with Animal Logic Film, a George Miller film, "Happy Feet," directed by George Miller, produced by Doug Mitchell, Bill Miller, George Miller, written by George Miller, John Collee, Judy Morris, Warren Coleman, executive produced by Zareh Nalbandian, Graham Burke, Dana Goldberg, and Bruce Berman. The music is composed by John Powell ("Shrek," "Shrek 2," "Chicken Run," "The Bourne Identity"). "Happy Feet" will be released in 2006 by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures. About Warner Bros. Consumer Products Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world. About Thinkway Toys Thinkway Toys is a global toy company that designs and develops products in-house sold to retailers and distributors worldwide. Incorporated in 1984, the company is recognized as an industry leader with innovative electronic, interactive and animatronic products with a reputation for high quality toys. Thinkway has offices in Canada, Hong Kong, China and Taiwan and is held privately, solely by its founder, Albert Chan who also serves and CEO and President and remains the driving force behind the creativity and innovation from the company. TM & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
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