Official Press Release
CULVER CITY, CA – May 16, 2003 – Sony Pictures Consumer Products has announced it has signed a licensing agreement with 88 MPH Studios for the 1984 blockbuster movie, Ghostbusters, which is set to celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2004. 88 MPH Studios will be responsible for developing comic books, graphic novels, art books and trade paperbacks, posters, lithographs and wall scrolls. The 88 MPH Studios Ghostbusters products will be available through comic book stores in the United States and Canada beginning this fall.
One of the biggest comedies of all time, Ghostbusters focused on a trio of spirit exterminators who tried to rid New York of its ghost infestation. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Sigourney Weaver headed up the all-star cast.
88 MPH Studios, based in Quebec City, Canada, was founded in 2001 to produce the first ever Transformers™ art book entitled “Genesis”. The studio’s mission is to offer high quality and entertaining comic books that will please both hard core fans and newcomers. For more information visit www.88mphstudios.com.
Sony Pictures Consumer Products (SPCP), based in Los Angeles, handles the merchandising and branding efforts for some of the most recognized properties in film and television. This includes theatrical properties such as Charlie’s Angel’s™: Full Throttle, and Underworld as well as television properties such as Astro Boy™, “Stuart Little™,” “Jackie Chan Adventures™,” and “Pyramid™.” And, through a limited partnership with Marvel Enterprises, the upcoming motion picture Spider-Man™2 and the Spider-Man™ animated series. SPCP is a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE). SPE is a division of Sony Corporation of America (SCA), a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; digital content creation and distribution; worldwide channel investments; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of filmed entertainment in 67 countries. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.sonypictures.com.