Celebrities Become Animated in Cyberspace At "The Eddy's" Web Awards Show
For immediate release
June 05, 2001
Eddy the Eco-Dog surfs to Earth and powers the party into cyberspace as celebrities Gena Lee Nolin, (Sheena, Queen of the Jungle, Bay Watch), Tara Reid (Josie and the Pussycats, American Pie), Colleen Reid, Brendan Fehr (the Forsaken, Roswell) Keith Tkachuk (St. Louis Blues hockey star), Joe Sparks (Creator of "Radiskull and Devil Doll"), Macromedia C.E.O; Rob Burgess, and the band 3deep; C.J., Josh Morrow (also from 'The Young and the Restless'), Eddie Ciberian (also from 'Third Watch') play themselves as animated cartoon characters to present the awards for the first annual "The Eddy's" Web Awards Show.
On the day of "The Eddy's" Awards Show, Planet Chachachawowa will be abuzz as the searchlights of Doggywood light up the sky and animated stars Gena Lee Nolin and Brendan Fehr stroll down the red carpet to "The Eddy's", hosted by Eddy the Eco-Dog. Yolanda, the charismatic cougar, famous for her candid interviews, will confab with the star-studded guest list as they make their way to the Groove Palace Pavilion. Inside, an anxious crowd will wait in breathless anticipation of who will receive the Groovy, Funky and Psychedelic Awards, 3deep performing "Can't Get Over You" and some red hot dance moves from the celebrity guests.
This year marks the inauguration of "The Eddy's", an award show honoring the winners of the Crank Out the WebCartoon Contest. Presented by KidsWebTv, creator of Eddy the Eco-Dog, the contest was developed to support the arts within technology. Crank Out entrants were invited to create award-winning Flash animation, using Eddy the Eco-Dog as the central character and Macromedia Flash 5 software as the animation tool. Found at www.kidswebtv.com and linked from www.macromedia.com, this year's contest attracted worldwide participation, from novices to cutting-edge web animators, from ages four to forty.
The high profile celebrities who have come on board to act as judges for the Crank Out contest and have some fun attending "The Eddy's" will lend their voices as cartoon-animated presenters and special guests at the awards ceremony.
Clips of "The Eddy's", formatted on Beta for television broadcast and screenshots of the cartoon, will be made available to media.
"The Eddy's" will premiere Tuesday, June 05, 2001, 12:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Savings Time at www.kidswebtv.com and runs until September 30, 2001.