Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Updated: Cheech and Chong's Animated Movie To Be Produced By Indy Studio Big Vision Entertainment & Chambers Bros. Entertainment

Big Vision Entertainment, a leading independent licensee, producer and DVD label for special interest programming and Chambers Bros. Entertainment a television and animation production company, today announced an exclusive deal with music mogul Lou Adler, owner of Ode Records, for the animated movie rights to the classic Cheech and Chong library of recorded comedy content.

Cheech and Chong Smokin' Animated Movie
The exclusive worldwide production and distribution agreement includes all theatrical, television, home video and digital rights to create an animated movie based on the "pot culture" comics' most famous comedy bits. Eric & Branden Chambers are directing the animation. Project will be produced by Houston Curtis of Big Vision, along with Keith, Branden and Eric Chambers of Chambers Bros. Entertainment, who created the concept. In addition, Adler, Curtis and the Chambers Bros. will serve as executive producers. Project will be completely financed by Big Vision Entertainment.

"Big Vision is thrilled to be working with Lou Adler, the Chambers Brothers, and of course, Cheech and Chong," said Houston Curtis, Founder and CEO of Big Vision Entertainment. "While our expertise in both the television and home video space give us supreme confidence that Cheech and Chong's Smokin' Animated Movie will be a huge success in those markets, we are also excited about exploring the possibilities of a theatrical release."

Sales for DVD, digital and television will be handled through Big Vision's TV and home video arm, which currently has distribution for over 100 titles throughout the US and around the world.

"We feel that Cheech and Chong's special brand of comedy appeals to multiple generations," said Eric Chambers, partner of Chambers Bros. Entertainment. "By lending a unique animation style to these classic and timeless bits, we are able to transform the comedy into something fresh, exciting and even more hilarious than ever before."

"It's great to be doing a movie where Cheech and I never have to get out of bed or be on-camera," said Tommy Chong. "The fans have already shown us they love the material, and the animated bits play funnier by being able to see the character reactions. I highly suggest watching it while while smoking a big fattie!"

"During this age of feature animation everywhere, it's about time that we got animated because we've been doing animation without the animation for years" said Cheech Marin, "Whether you watch it smokin' a fattie or stone cold sober, it's just plain funny!"

Recording industry legend Lou Adler added, "With Cheech and Chong reunited and selling out venues worldwide, the timing couldn't be more perfect for this unique, one-of-a-kind animated feature."

Updates and info about the project will be available for fans and press at www.smokinanimation.com

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