September 13, 2010: Ape Entertainment will publish comic books inspired by the upcoming DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc (Nasdaq: DWA) films, Megamind, which is due in theaters on November 5th and features the voice talents of Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill, David Cross and Brad Pitt, and Kung Fu Panda 2, which is due in theaters on May 27, 2011 and features the voice talents of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, Gary Oldman and Michelle Yeoh.
Published under the company’s all-ages imprint, Kizoic, Megamind and Kung Fu Panda 2 will be the third and fourth DreamWorks Animation properties to be given the comic book treatment by Ape Entertainment. The San Diego-based publisher is also producing comics based on the studio’s popular franchises, Shrek® and The Penguins of Madagascar™.
“As soon as we caught a glimpse of Megamind, we knew we wanted to be involved in the comic book adaptation,” says founder and co-publisher David Hedgecock. “And Kung Fu Panda is a personal favorite of everyone at Ape Entertainment, so being able to work with the sequel has us all feeling like kids in a candy store.”
Kizoic will release a four issue Megamind mini series beginning in November, with a 48-page prequel in October prior to the film’s release and a four issue Kung Fu Panda 2 mini series beginning in May 2011, with a 48-page prequel in April prior to the film’s release.
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 THE TROUBLE WITH KATIE ROGERS, it is also the North American publisher for DreamWorks Animation licensed properties SHREK and THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR.