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Knight Rider and Magnum get animated

by Julia Ward, posted Nov 10th 2006 12:09PM
Knight RiderA mobile media company called Player X is teaming up with Universal Mobile Entertainment to create special, two-minute animated "retrosodes" of popular 80s television shows Knight Rider and Magnum, P.I. The animated short form episodes promise to take a "tongue-in-cheek" look at the two popular series. Was there some other way to go about this project other than "tongue-in-cheek?" Perhaps not.

This is the first time a major Hollywood studio has allowed a mobile company to essentially remake and capitalize on branded properties like Knight Rider and Magnum. Once produced, the "retrosodes" will be distributed over 85 global carriers, offering the content to 1.8 billion people.

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