FunMail Inc. Announces Mobile Content Licensing Agreement for Upcoming Film 'Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit' From DreamWorks Animation SKG and Aardman Animations

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FunMail to Create Mobile Ringtones, Wallpapers and Animated Screensavers Based on the Popular Characters' New Feature Release, 'Wallace & Gromit: The Curse

     of the Were-Rabbit'

    PLEASANTON, Calif., Sept. 21 -Academy Award(R) winning characters Wallace & Gromit will be hitting the big and little screens simultaneously through a mobile content licensing deal in North America announced today by FunMail Inc. and Aardman Animations. FunMail will work with Aardman to create and distribute ringtones, wallpapers and animated screensavers based on the upcoming feature film "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit." Consumers will be able to purchase Wallace and Gromit wallpaper and ringtones to personalize their mobile phones in early October, available on most major U.S. wireless carriers.

    "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit," is the second animated feature from DreamWorks and Aardman Animations. The film is scheduled for release in October of 2005, and follows the highly successful release of Chicken Run in 2000.

    Some of the Wallace & Gromit wallpaper products will be compatible with FunMail's exclusive personalization technology, enabling the mobile user to "customize" their phone's wallpaper by adding their name or message to the Wallace & Gromit images.

    "We are very excited to add such an exciting franchise as Wallace & Gromit to our portfolio of wireless entertainment content," said Adam Lavine, Chief Executive Officer of FunMail, Inc. "With the popularity of these characters and the excitement surrounding the upcoming release of this film, we believe these products will be a huge success. We look forward to providing Wallace & Gromit fans with a truly unique experience for their mobile phone."

    About FunMail

    FunMail creates engaging, unique and fun wireless entertainment. FunMail offers popular consumer visual services including comics, interactive wallpapers, mobile greetings, animated ring tones, and socially-driven peer-to-peer camera applications. Some of FunMail's leading applications include Wallpaper Universe, Ringtones Universe, FunTones Universe, FunMail Wallpaper, and America's Best Mobile Pix. Founded in 1999, FunMail has achieved an industry reputation for creativity, innovation and reliability, and is considered one of America's most fresh and interesting wireless entertainment companies. For more information, visit

    About Aardman Animations

    Aardman produces films, television series and television commercials for both the domestic and international market, their debut feature film, Chicken Run, grossed over $225M worldwide ($104M in the US) and the series of Wallace and Gromit short films have won countless awards including 2 Oscars. In the UK Aardman's output can be seen on television 365 days a year, whether it is a TV commercial, a station ident, a TV series or one of their many short films, the studio's work is constantly in demand. The studio has been nominated for an Academy Award seven times, and has won three.

    About DreamWorks Animation SKG

    DreamWorks Animation SKG is devoted to producing high-quality family entertainment through the use of computer-generated (CG) animation. Utilizing world-class creative talent and state-of-the-art technological capabilities, the company is committed to making two computer-animated feature films a year that appeal to a broad movie-going audience.

    Media Contacts:

     FunMail Inc.:

     Jim Campbell


     Aardman Animations:

     Gas Ferry Road

     Bristol BS1 6UN


     + 44.117.984.8900
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