Internet Community arriving at AcmeCity
of Warner Bros. On-line
December 15, 1999
the Internet's leading entertainment home page community, is breaking
new ground with a new neighborhood for fans of Jim Henson's The Muppet
Show, Jim Henson's Muppet Babies and Fraggle Rock. The new official home
for Henson fans will reside in a special Jim Henson area of home pages
within the AcmeCity community (www.acmecity.com).
the addition of The Jim Henson Company's worldwide family franchises,
AcmeCity becomes the World Wide Web's largest aggregator of fan pages
for family entertainment.
The Jim Henson Company home page community will allow fans of Kermit,
Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Rizzo, Animal and the Fraggle Rock characters to build
home pages saluting these long-term family favorites. In addition, the
community will feature special multimedia entertainment, video clips from
Henson's leading shows and news of The Jim Henson Company's latest activities.
The Jim Henson Company joins other family franchises that have selected
AcmeCity as their official home page community on the World Wide Web including
Warner Bros.' Looney Tunes, The Jetsons, The Flintstones, Scooby Doo,
and many other communities. Since its launch earlier this year, AcmeCity
has become the fastest-growing home page community on the Web (according
to Nielsen Net Ratings), with over 750,000 subscribers and more than 2
million pages of user-generated content. Since Muppet creator Jim Henson's
first local telecast, Sam & Friends in 1955, the company's productions
and characters have continued to delight and enlighten children of all
ages around the world.
making the announcement, Craig Allen, V.P. and General Manager of The
Jim Henson Company stated, "Our deal with AcmeCity empowers our fan
base to deepen their relationships with Henson characters, while enabling
our company to preserve our intellectual property rights on the Web. We're
excited about this new relationship as Warner Bros. has been very aggressive
online and they meet the needs of new media audiences, while addressing
the digital concerns of established entertainment companies such as our
Jim Moloshok, President of Warner Bros. Online added, "From the inception
of AcmeCity, our goal was to create an environment where the appeal of
mainstream personalities and brands could be extended to the Web in communities
that were family and advertiser-friendly. The decision of The Jim Henson
Company to join our home page community with their leading characters
is a testament to our efforts.''