(May 8, 2006 - Burbank, CA) – Warner Bros. Consumer Products announced today a new partnership with East Coast jewelry designer/manufacturer D’Annunzio Group International (DGI) to create an exciting collection of fine jewelry based on the popular Looney TunesTM characters. The first ensemble to debut will be the lovable, wide-eyed yellow fashion-icon, Tweety, which will be officially launched at the upcoming JCK Las Vegas Jewelry Show in early June. The collections will be comprised of two different styles -- themed pendants, earrings and charms that will bring the colorful Looney Tunes characters to life in a variety of poses using diamonds, enamel and colored gemstones, and exquisite jewelry designs that reflect the personality and attributes of certain characters, but are not overtly themed. The new “Tweety Platinum Blonde Collection” will feature beautiful platinum, diamond and yellow sapphire earrings, rings, bracelets and pendants with an image of Tweety tastefully and subtly engraved in an obscure spot on the jewelry. “Translating Tweety and the Looney Tunes characters into high-end, stylish fine jewelry is breaking new ground, and D’Annunzio Group International is the perfect creative and visionary partner for us,” said Karen McTier, Executive Vice President of Domestic Licensing and Worldwide Marketing, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “Their attention to detail is intense, and their quality is second to none.” “We are absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to create fine jewelry around Tweety and other characters in the Looney Tunes library,” added designer Arthur D’Annunzio, CEO of D’Annunzio Group International. “Fashion jewelry consumers are hungry for something fresh, innovative and fun and that’s just what we’ll be giving them.” Price points for the collections range from $750.00 to $50,000.00, and they will be available in leading fine retail jewelry and upscale department stores this fall. Regional advertising and special events will support the launch, with retailers in Southern California, Minneapolis, Colorado, Pennsylvania and New Jersey markets already committed to hosting Tweety events. 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 D’Annunzio Group International Based in Totowa, New Jersey, D’Annunzio Group International has been designing and manufacturing high quality fashion jewelry for more than five decades. Having recently created a specific division to create innovative new jewelry concepts and licenses, the company has distribution relationships at all levels of the retail trade.
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