NEWS - Tuesday, May 13, 2003
Wallace & Gromit to be shown at E3BAM! ENTERTAINMENTS WALLACE & GROMIT IN PROJECT ZOO TO BE DISPLAYED IN THE XBOX BOOTH AT THE ELECTRONIC ENTERTAINMENT EXPO The Popular Clay Characters Make Their Public Debut At The Gaming Industrys Largest Tradeshow E3--Los Angeles, Calif. (May 13, 2003) -- BAM! Entertainment® (NASDAQ: BFUN) announced today that its video game Wallace & Gromit™ in Project Zoo will be on display in the Xbox booth at this years Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), May 14-16, 2003. Created by Aardman, the popular clay characters Wallace & Gromit have starred in several half-hour films that have won more than 45 international awards including two Oscars®. Wallace & Gromit in Project Zoo is the first video game product to feature the popular British characters and is due to release on the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft this fall. "Wallace & Gromits presence in the Xbox booth is something were very proud of," said Ray Musci, Chief Executive Officer of BAM! Entertainment. "Were pleased to have Xbox help us get the word out about the game." Wallace & Gromit in Project Zoo is an action-adventure game where the player is on a mission to liberate the zoo from the evil clutches of the maniacal penguin, Feathers McGraw. Gamers will play as the non-speaking yet charismatic dog, Gromit. With Wallace in tow, building ingenious contraptions, Gromit will navigate six diverse and lush levels completing 24 missions and 12 mini-arcade games as he rescues baby zoo animals, solves puzzles and attempts to defeat Feathers the Penguin at his evil game. The Wallace & Gromit films have been dubbed into more than 20 languages with U.S. and U.K. video sales reaching over 10 million units. Aardman recently released Cracking Contraptions, a series of ten one-minute Wallace & Gromit films and is set to begin production with DreamWorks on the first feature-length Wallace & Gromit movie slated for release in 2005.