LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Embraced by the Kickstarter-Reddit crowd, Dick Figures has racked up an impressive 350 million views on YouTube. And now the upstart show, after raising over $300,000 on Kickstarter.com, is about to release its own fan-funded feature length movie on a variety of digital platforms. Featuring the viral humor of its creators Ed Skudder and Zack Keller, Dick Figures the Movie is a classic story of friendship, love and betrayal. Its heroes Red and Blue (on the solemn advice of a Japanese raccoon) embark on an epic quest to discover The Great Sword of Destiny – and hopefully unlock the secret to the most-awesomest gift of all time for Blue’s super hot girlfriend, Pink. And like the series, the 73-minute movie is set to an all original thumping electronic dance score from Composer Nick Keller. View the trailer at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0poVodH4Vo.
True to its innovative roots, Dick Figures the Movie will be released as 12 weekly, ad-supported chapters on YouTube and simultaneously made available in its entirety on Google Play, as well as on a variety of other paid/rental digital platforms for those fans who want to view it ad-free on their TV, mobile device or computer. Mondo Media, YouTube home to Dick Figures, and Six Point Harness, the Production Company, teamed up with Cinedigm to manage the paid/rental digital platforms and Yekra, a new social platform for distributing video. Kickstarter backers will be given special access to the movie at no charge. Fans can also tune into a YouTube Live event on Sept 17th to join the movie's creators for the world premiere of the movie in Los Angeles, CA. Cinedigm will release the movie on DVD in December.
“We made this movie for the fans and with the fans thanks to their generous contributions. Their support and the freedom that comes with creating content for the web has allowed us to make exactly the movie we wanted. A closer relationship between creators and fans paired with direct distribution through digital platforms is the future of movies,” say creators Skudder and Keller. First launched in late 2010, Dick Figures is the number one animated series on YouTube with 43 short format episodes. Countless fan-inspired user-generated videos have evolved its unique brand of humor into a digital global phenomenon. The movie will also be available internationally with dubbing and subtitles in English, German, Russian and Spanish.
John Evershed, CEO of Mondo Media, observed that “This project is out in front on many levels. Audiences now have the digital tools and platforms to discover, support and consume content that they love. From YouTube subscriptions to fan patronization to cord cutting to social video distribution, Dick Figures the Movie is blazing a new path for hit ‘online first’ properties.”
ABOUT SIX POINT HARNESS
Los Angeles based Six Point Harness is both a world-class producer of animated content and a resource for top-shelf animation production for TV, motion pictures and the web. 6PH has been in business for over ten years. Notable projects include Tom Hanks’ Electric City, MTV’s Good Vibes, and Nick Jr.’s Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! 6PH co-owns the animated You Tube channel, Rug Burn. http://sixpointharness.com.
ABOUT MONDO MEDIA
Home to hit online series like Happy Tree Friends, Dick Figures and Deep Space 69, Mondo Media is the number one multi-platform animation channel for teens and young adults. Mondo Media is the most-viewed animation channel on YouTube where it recently passed the 1.6 billion-view mark to become one of the top 10 most-viewed, non-music channels. The company's revenue is derived from a blend of online advertising, television licensing and merchandise. http://www.mondomedia.com.
Cinedigm is a pioneer in the digital distribution revolution that continues to transform the media landscape. As a global leader in the independent content arena, Cinedigm sources, markets, curates and distributes quality films, television properties and content libraries across all digital outlets, including theatrical and home entertainment platforms. For more information, please visit http://www.cinedigm.com. [NASDAQ: CIDM]
Yekra is the premier digital VOD technology that transforms any blog, website, social media profile or email into an instant and profitable entertainment destination. The company’s platform builds digital audiences for content creators and distributors looking to expand sales of on-demand content by leveraging the "power of passion" within special-interest communities, matching viewers with the content they will naturally love – and buy. http://www.yekra.com