C3 Entertainment, Inc., The Three Stooges® brand owner, announced today a new licensing agreement with Papercutz for both a Three Stooges Classic and a separate Three Stooges Movie deal.
Papercutz will reprint classic Three Stooges comics in a collector’s hardcover edition and for the film publish a movie based comic book at graphic novel length in both paperback and hard cover formats and e-versions. The to market date is March 2012 prior to the new movie release date of April 4, 2012.
Ani Khachoian, C3’s Executive Vice President of Licensing & Consumer Products said “Getting the classic Three Stooges comics back out to the fans will be a very attractive collectible product and will also give new fans some terrific entertainment about the Stooges prior antics in this medium. The graphic novel style comic for the movie will be a terrific product addition, also in another medium, to the movie event for fans and this, too, will become an instant collectible.”
Continuing she said “We are very pleased to have Papercutz as part of our licensee group, especially with their target audience of teens and tweens, which we know will gravitate to and appreciate the humor of The Three Stooges once exposed. We know this from the reaction and attraction of these audience segments from our prior TV productions and other entertainment offerings.”
About C3 Entertainment, Inc.:
C3 Entertainment, Inc., is the home of The Three Stooges®, a diversified entertainment company involved in television and motion picture production, retail sales and the licensing and merchandising of The Three Stooges®. For more information, please visit www.c3entertainment.com and www.threestooges.com.
Papercutz is a New York based publishing company primarily for the 8-14 tween and teen audience. Their characters include Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, The Smurfs, Bionicle and Tales From The Crypt. Papercutz also publishes a Classics Illustrated series. For more information, please visit www.papercutz.com.