Official Press Release
As part of its New York Comic Con announcements, Ape Entertainment has revealed today that it will publish comic books based on the immensely popular property Strawberry Shortcake. Owned by American Greetings Properties, the intellectual property and outbound licensing division of American Greetings Corporation (NYSE: AM), Strawberry Shortcake shot to fame in the early 1980s and has been a beloved staple of both children and adults ever since.
“The great thing about Strawberry Shortcake is that it crosses generations and brings parents and kids together,” says founder and co-publisher David Hedgecock. “Unlike a lot of comics found on the shelves today, this is a property that the entire family can enjoy. It’s both nostalgic and new, all at the same time.”
Published under the company’s all-ages imprint, Kizoic, Strawberry Shortcake comic books will reach stores in early 2011 with exclusive scratch & sniff covers.
Now celebrating 30 sweet years, Strawberry Shortcake has been a favorite with little girls and moms alike, teaching wholesome values, going on fantasy adventures and proving that little girls can do big things. For more information about Strawberry Shortcake and her magical fruit-filled world visit www.strawberryshortcake.com or Facebook at www.facebook.com/strawberryshortcake.
For more information on Ape Entertainment, visit www.ape-entertainment.com.
About Ape Entertainment
Founded in 2003, Ape Entertainment is the brainchild of lifelong comic book devotees David Hedgecock, and Brent E Erwin. Home to such popular titles as GO-GO GORILLA AND THE JUNGLE CREW, SUPERHUMAN RESOURCES, BLACK COAT, ATHENA VOLTAIRE, and WHITE PICKET FENCES, it is also publisher of the smash hit POCKET GOD, as well as comic books for DreamWorks Animation licensed properties SHREK, THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, MEGAMIND, and KUNG FU PANDA
About American Greetings Corporation
For more than 100 years, American Greetings Corporation (NYSE: AM) has been a creator and manufacturer of innovative social expression products that assist consumers in enhancing their relationships. The Company’s major greeting card lines are American Greetings, Carlton Cards, Gibson, Recycled Paper Greetings and Papyrus, and other paper product offerings include DesignWare party goods and American Greetings and Plus Mark gift-wrap and boxed cards. American Greetings also has the largest collection of electronic greetings on the Web, including cards available at AmericanGreetings.com through AG Interactive, Inc. (the Company’s online division). AG Interactive also offers digital photo sharing and personal publishing at PhotoWorks.com and Webshots.com and provides a one-stop source for online graphics and animations at Kiwee.com. In addition to its product lines, American Greetings also creates and licenses popular character brands through the American Greetings Properties group. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, American Greetings generates annual revenue of approximately $1.6 billion, and its products can be found in retail outlets worldwide. For more information on the Company, visit http://corporate.americangreetings.com.