SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAKK), a leader in children’s entertainment, today announced Paramount Players, a division of Viacom’s (NASDAQ: VIAB) (NASDAQ:VIA) Paramount Pictures Corporation, has officially acquired the feature film rights to CREEPY CRAWLERS, the iconic toy brand owned by JAKKS Pacific.
Neal H. Moritz will produce and Marc Gurvitz and Stephen Berman will serve as executive producers of the feature film. Ali Bell and Royce Reeves-Darby will be overseeing the project for Paramount Players.
“Paramount and Viacom are best-in-class partners. We are thrilled to be in collaboration with this powerhouse team, including Neal Moritz, on the development and production of a CREEPY CRAWLERS feature film for Family audiences around the world,” said Stephen Berman, Chairman and CEO of JAKKS.
About Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB) (NASDAQ:VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television, Paramount Players, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.
About JAKKS Pacific, Inc.
JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAKK) is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of toys and consumer products sold throughout the world, with its headquarters in Santa Monica, California. JAKKS Pacific’s popular proprietary brands include Perfectly Cute, Real Workin’ Buddies, Squish-Dee-Lish, XPV®, Disguise®, Moose Mountain®, Funnoodle®, Maui®, Kids Only!®; a wide range of entertainment-inspired products featuring premier licensed properties; and C’est Moi, a youth skincare and make-up brand. Through JAKKS Cares, the company’s commitment to philanthropy, JAKKS is helping to make a positive impact on the lives of children. Visit us at www.jakks.com and follow us on Instagram (@jakkstoys), Twitter (@jakkstoys) and Facebook (JAKKS Pacific).
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