Yahoo!, Liquid Comics to Launch a Series of Digital Motion Comics
Yahoo! Screen to Exclusively Showcase Liquid's New Motion Comics
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SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Yahoo, the premier digital media company, today announced a deal with
Liquid Comics to distribute premium original, motion-comic programs
exclusively on Yahoo! Screen — the ultimate video destination. Liquid, a
digital media company that specializes in creating graphic novels, will
launch two motion comic projects on Yahoo! this summer in the U.S., with
a number of similarly styled projects to launch throughout the year on
Yahoo! Screen, the top destination online for original programming.
The first two programs to launch include:
Barry Sonnenfeld's: Dinosaurs vs. Aliens is a
motion comic version of Liquid's upcoming graphic novel created by Barry
Sonnenfeld (Men in Black) and written by comic book superstar
Grant Morrison. Dinosaurs vs. Aliens is based on a secret world
war battle that was never recorded in our history books. When an alien
invasion attacks Earth in the age of the dinosaurs, our planet's only
saviors are the savage prehistoric beasts which are much more
intelligent than humanity has ever imagined.
Guy Ritchie's: Gamekeeper, is a motion comic version of
Liquid's previous graphic novel series created by Guy Ritchie (Sherlock
Holmes), and written by acclaimed comic book writer Andy Diggle.
Gamekeeper is a tale of epic espionage, illustrating one man's battle
with the wild side of nature—and himself. Brock is a reclusive,
enigmatic groundsman who lives a quiet existence, until mercenaries
invade it and destroy any remnants of his life he has left. Now, set on
a path of vengeance, it becomes difficult to tell who has more power -
the man, or the animal within.
This relationship highlights Yahoo!'s strategy of bringing the best
storytellers and diverse content to its audience and further solidifies
Liquid's approach to expanding graphic novels beyond the printed page
into digital motion comics to reach wider global audiences.
"This is compelling content from great storytellers, and we are excited
to be adding Liquid Comics to our robust slate of premium content
partners," said Erin McPherson, VP&Head of Video, "Together with the
upcoming animated blockbuster 'Electric City' by Tom Hanks, these motion
comics are the start of a unique animated offering on Yahoo."
"We are thrilled to work with Yahoo! to bring the full graphic novel
experience to their audience through Liquid's motion comic versions,"
said Sharad Devarajan, CEO of Liquid Comics. "Yahoo!'s impressive global
reach will greatly enhance Liquid's goal of pushing the boundaries of
comic books through digital platforms and technology and enabling our
creative partners to share their stories with audiences worldwide."
As the premier digital media company, Yahoo! sets the bar for
best-in-class original video programming with 21 out of the top 25
most-watched online series* and captures more than 57 million unique
viewers a month** who come to Yahoo! to watch video.
About Liquid Comics
Liquid Comics is a digital entertainment company focused on creating
original stories to engage global audiences across various media
platforms. The company was founded by entrepreneurs, Sharad
Devarajan, Gotham Chopra and Suresh Seetharaman, and uses the medium
of graphic novel storytelling to develop original content for various
digital platforms, publishing, theatrical live-action films, animation
and games. Liquid's creative collaborators include acclaimed filmmakers
and prominent creators such as John Woo, Shekhar Kapur, Deepak
Chopra, Guy Ritchie, Dave Stewart, Priyanka Chopra, Jonathan Mostow, Ed
Burns, Grant Morrison, Nicolas Cage, John Moore, Wes Craven, Barry
Sonnenfeld and others.
Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO) is the premier digital media company, creating
deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion
people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around
the globe. And Yahoo!'s unique combination of Science + Art + Scale
connects advertisers to the consumers who build their businesses. Yahoo!
is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, visit
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*comScore Media Builder Custom Report, US, April 2012 among a set
including more than 75 original video programs, as custom-defined by
Yahoo!, on the following properties: Yahoo!, AOL, Forbes, Funny or Die,
Hulu, IGN, MSN, NY Times, People, PopSugar, SheKnows, Smosh.com, TMZ,
**comScore, Video Metrix, US, May 2012
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