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US STOCK MARKET - CYPM Acquisition - To Compete With DISNEY & PIXAR...je
US STOCK MARKET - CYPM Acquisition - To Compete With DISNEY & PIXAR...jeremiah
Thu, 20 Nov 2003 15:02:38 +0400
US Stock Market - Stock Profile of the Week
Sector: 3D Animation
Get Quote: http://quote.money.cnn.com/quote/quote?symbols=cypm
BREAKING NEWS - CYPM Acquires Profitable Joongang Movie Entertainment...CYPM To
Compete With Pixar & Disney
NEW YORK---PRIMEZONE---Cyper Media, Inc. (OTCBB: CYPM), a 3D animation studio
currently producing ``The 5th Glacial Epoch,'' a 15 million dollar feature, has
acquired Joongang Movie Entertainment Co., Ltd., a producer of animated content
for the world-famous Pokemon series. Joongang is a profitable 13-year-old
animation company with more than 60 different clients among OEM Japanese TV
shows, and which also has numerous clients in Europe.
Duk Jin Jang, CEO of Cyper said, ``Cyper will now be able to offer our combined
clients traditional 2D along with 3D animation content, enabling the Company to
compete profitably with world class animators such as Pixar and Disney.''
STOCK PROFILE OF THE WEEK
We are very excited about our newest stock profile, Cyper Media, Inc. (OTCBB:
CYPM). Not only has CYPM received a conditional commitment letter for 4
million of the 15 million dollar production budget for its CGI Animation
Feature, "The 5th Glacial Epoch," it has also entered into a commitment for a 5
million dollar advance from an electronic game publisher. The money for its
latest venture seems to be pouring in, but mere financing is just the beginning.
The really big news is that CYPM has started the process of getting a
distribution contract with MGM, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The 4 million dollar
commitment letter from Global Marine is subject to a letter of a conditional
Distribution Letter from a major distributor, which CYPM has now secured.
Cyper Media is looking to become a leading producer of 3D digital animation
entertainment products for the world broadcast entertainment market.
Cyper Media develops and produces 3D digital animation for television, short
films, CGI feature films, home video, music video and multi-media applications
such as video games. Cyper Media produces 3D digital animation by applying
advanced hardware and software technology using computer systems throughout the
LICENSING & MERCHANDISING RIGHTS
The Company intends to exploit the licensing and merchandising of its
proprietary characters in order to generate revenue and to highten the
popularity of its characters and programs. By licensing its proprietary
characters to select manufacturers and distributors of consumer products such
as toys, apparel, school supplies, house wares and books, the Company seeks to
capture a portion of the growing licensing and merchandising market which
features entertainment properties, such as animated characters. In 1995, this
segment of the merchandising and licensing market had retail sales in the
United States and Canada in excess of 16 billion dollars.
OUTLINING THE THE OPPORTUNITIES
The demand for animation programming and the business of animation production
have expanded dramatically over the past decade. The revival of Disney's
feature animation production in the 1990s, and the advent of new entrants like
Paramount and DreamWorks SKG, have produced some of the biggest ever box office
The television market has also expanded, offering producers a voracious and
lucrative market. Thanks to programs like The Simpsons and South Park,
animation has started to become a staple element of prime-time television
programming. Animation is an attractive investment because of its longevity,
its ability to travel, and the potential to create ancillary revenue streams
from home video, publishing, toys and other licensing activities.
As well, the Academy Awards now recognizes Animation in a major category all
Typically a US made 22-minute television show costs between 300,000 to 800,000
dollars to produce. Cyper can produce the same for a minimum of 80,000. This
means many U.S.-based producers of animated programming such as Film Roman now
have to subcontract some of the less creative and more labor-intensive
components of its production process to animation studios located in low-cost
labor countries, such as Korea. As the number of animated feature films and
animated television programs expands, the demand for the services of overseas
studios has expanded likewise. This demand may lead overseas studios to raise
their fees, which may result in a rise in production costs, or an inability to
contract with the Company's preferred overseas studios.
HOW MUCH MONEY IS IN THIS INDUSTRY?
The list of Top Ten grossing animated movies is impressive. The Lion King is
at number one with a total gross of 312.8 million dollars. Shrek brings up
second place with a whopping 267.6 million, and Monsters, Inc. takes third with
255.3 million. The other seven rounding out the list post an impressive
But the most recent animated feature that comes to mind is playing in theaters
now. "Finding Nemo," sold about 70.6 million worth of tickets in its first
three days, setting a new opening record for a cartoon, surpassing the 62.5
million bow of "Monsters, Inc." in November 2001. And although Nemo is a Walt
Disney production, Disney no longer has a monopoly on animated features. In
fact, of the Top 10 grossing animated features of all time, 4 are Walt Disney
productions while Pixar, a newcomer in comparison, also has 4, with Fox and
DreamWorks rounding out the list.
But earnings for such movies don't stop at the box office. Just the
opposite--they are only beginning. Merchandising from these movies, everything
from lunch boxes to video games to DVD sales, from Wal-mart to McDonald's to
Burger King, range in the billions of dollars--and never forget about the
impending sequels. Sales are huge, and CYPM through Cyper (now with financing
on the way and MGM on their side) is poised to make the climb to the top. It's
only a matter of time.
Find out more about CYPM @ www.cypermedia.com.
Please note that Cyper Media had absolutley nothing to do with this report and
is not a participant in any way.
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Stock Market Watcher's independent analysis but also relies on information
supplied by sources believed to be reliable. This report may not be the opinion
of CYPM management. Stock Market Watcher has also been retained to research and
issue reports on CYPM. Stock Market Watcher may from time to time purchase or
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contained in this report shall not constitute, an offer to sell or solicitation
of any offer to purchase any security. It is intended for information only.
Some statements may contain so-called "forward-looking statements". Many
factors could cause actual results to differ. Investors should consult with
their Investment Advisor concerning CYPM. Copyright 2003 © Stock Market Watcher
Ltd. All Rights Reserved. This newsletter was distributed by MMS, Inc. MMS was
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