Mobile content retailer FoneStarz Media has been signed up by the creators of Wallace and Gromit to offer multimedia content from Aardman Animations extensive portfolio of well-known creatures and characters.
The deal with Aardman Animations to distribute content for Vodafone and 3 in the UK Ireland gives customers of these networks access to video clips, ringtones and other mobile-specific content featuring the studios Oscar award winners Wallace & Gromit and characters from the Creature Comforts series. FoneStarz will distribute these and hundreds of other Aardman animated video clips, wallpapers, screensavers and sound effects, including Angry Kid, Big Jeff and A Town Called Panic.
Following its distribution deal with Disney Mobile Studios in February, the contract to manage content from Aardman Animations adds to FoneStarzs continued growth of its branded content portfolio. FoneStarz also distributes mobile content for brands including Manchester United, Warner Bros and Turner.
Aardman Animations are world leaders in creating captivating content, and we are pleased to be partnering with them and bringing their popular characters to mobile users across the UK and Ireland, says FoneStarz Media CEO, Dave Moreau. Wallace & Gromit are an iconic, much-loved duo who will appeal to our growing base of cartoon-loving customers.
FoneStarz hosts, manages and publishes multiple content formats for over 2,400 different handset types and currently licenses and aggregates content from more than 130 partners worldwide.