My Idolpops(TM) Expands its Line of Famous, Hollywood-Themed Lollipops with the upcoming “The Adventures of Tintin” Movie from DreamWorks/Paramount Pictures
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14 , 2011 /PRNewswire/ — As the highly-anticipated movie “The Adventures of Tintin” gets ready for release, My Idolpops LLC, a leading, premium confectionery manufacturer, has developed a relationship with DreamWorks Studios and Paramount Pictures to make lollipops promoting the movie’s key classic story characters.
“The Adventures of Tintin” opening December 21, 2011 (in 3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D) is based upon the classic comic books created by the Belgian artist Georges Remi (1907-1983), who wrote under the pen name of Herge. The series is one of the most popular European comics of the 20th century, with translations published in more than 80 languages and more than 350 million copies of the books sold to date. Presented as a 3D Motion Capture Film, the animated film is directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Peter Jackson from a screenplay by Steven Moffat and Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish. The movie stars Jamie Bell (“Billy Elliot,” “Defiance”) as Tintin, the intrepid young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure, and Daniel Craig (“Quantum of Solace,” “Defiance”) as the nefarious Red Rackham. The new film also features Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Gad Elmaleh, Toby Jones, and Mackenzie Crook. The plan by Paramount and Sony (which distributes in specific international markets) to open “The Adventures of Tintin” overseas months ahead of the December US release – where the Herge comic books are beloved – seems to be paying off. The film recently opened overseas with an estimated $55.8 million in 19 markets. The Tintin trailer can be seen at: www.us.movie.tintin.com
Lollipops represent an estimated $400 million to $500 million in annual U.S. sales and growth in lollipop sales is outpacing that of sugar candy overall. Sweet success is coming early for My Idolpops – a company committed to creating and marketing custom-designed lollipops, all made in the USA with the highest quality standards. My Idolpops is unique in that it uses custom-designed proprietary molds to create pops that exhibit the actual shape of licensed brands, characters or logos. My Idolpops’ Smurfs movie lollipops were voted as one of the Top Ten innovative products at the 2011 Sweets & Snacks Expo by The Food Channel. Steven Liberman, who heads business development efforts for My Idolpops, states “My Idolpops’ USA-Made products are gaining ground in an increasing number of channels as retailers learn about the Company’s unique products. We are seeing healthy sell-through in an increasing number of locations ranging from dedicated candy retailers like IT’ SUGAR, including its F.A.O. Schwarz and Toys “R” Us locations in Times Square, to mass convenience outlets like 7-Eleven.”
Indeed a growing number of Hollywood Studios are selecting My Idolpops when it comes to movie confectionary licensing. Movies such as Rango (Paramount Pictures), Smurfs (Sony/Columbia Pictures) and now Tintin (DreamWorks /Paramount) are examples of entertainment firms relying on My Idolpops for quality, USA-made licensed confectionary products. The Company also has licensing agreements with DreamWorks’ “Madagascar 3″, Universal Studios’ “Universal Monsters” classic characters (such as Frankenstein, Dracula and the Wolf Man) and The Jim Henson Company. My Idolpops is rapidly building strategic alliances for national and international distribution as it embarks on marketing programs to develop its select licenses that address specific interests of consumers.
About My Idolpops LLC
Los Angeles-based, My Idolpops prides itself as a manufacturer and marketer of premium lollipops and is quickly becoming a leading lollipop developer capitalizing on licensing opportunities for the confectionery business. The Company’s products are manufactured with superior ingredients and produced in the USA, thereby offering stringent quality control. Each My Idolpops product is carefully manufactured like a piece of art and product is available in an array of flavors. Using only proprietary molds designed for each license garnered, the product takes the actual shape of the brand, character or logo that it is designed to represent. For more information about My Idolpops please visit: www.myidolpops.com.
About Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (Nasdaq: VIA, VIA.B), 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 Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Famous Productions, Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.
About “The Adventures of Tintin”
Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures Present, in Association with Hemisphere Capital, “The Adventures of Tintin” directed by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay by Steven Moffat and Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish. Starring Jamie Bell (“Billy Elliot,” “Defiance”) as Tintin, the young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure, and Daniel Craig (“Quantum of Solace,” “Defiance”) as the nefarious Red Rackham. Based on the series of books “The Adventures of Tintin” by Herge, the film is produced by Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson and Kathleen Kennedy.
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