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Press Release: 1996-07-23: SegaSoft and Media Station Help Fractured Fairy Tales: The Frog Prince Leap to Life

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Language: English
Original source: SegaSoft (archived)
Rocky, Bullwinkle and Dudley Do-Right Make Cameo Appearances In New Edutainment Title

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (July 23, 1996) - SegaSoft, Inc., the independent interactive entertainment developer and Media Station, Inc., a developer of interactive family entertainment, today announced plans to release Fractured Fairly Tales: The Frog Prince, an interactive multimedia CD-ROM based on the classic Rocky and Bullwinkle & Friends cartoon series from Jay Ward Productions, Inc. Designed for children ages 4 and up, Fractured Fairy Tales: The Frog Prince will be SegaSoft's second title to be released under its new Trampoline brand.

The Tale
This hilarious title details the trials and tribulations of an unfortunate frog that was unwillingly turned into a handsome prince by a mischievous meddling witch. Players follow along as the frog prince searches for the witch that bestowed the spell upon him because only she can reverse the spell. Each dynamic screen showcases interactive animations including cameo appearances by Rocky, Bullwinkle and Dudley Do-Right as well as challenging games related to each particular storyline. With multiple levels of play, children of all ages are sure to enjoy this comical new title.
Fractured Fairy Tales: The Frog Prince is the first in a series of wacky games based on Rocky and Bullwinkle & Friends that SegaSoft and Media Station are slated to publish. Additionally, the companies plan to release titles featuring other zany cartoon characters from the original 1959 series, including Peabody & Sherman and Boris & Natasha.

"Without question, this entertaining new title will be a great enhancement to our new Trampoline brand," said Gary Griffiths, chief operating officer of SegaSoft. "With its quality gaming, animation, music and classic cartoon characters, it's sure to be a hit with both parents and children alike."

Fractured Fairy Tales: The Frog Prince will be available this Fall on both Macintosh and Windows at an estimated retail price of $30.

"Media Station is thrilled about the opportunity to showcase its own line under SegaSoft's new Trampoline brand," says David Gregory, chairman and chief creative officer of Media Station. "We look forward to adding dimension to the pleasure that children take in interacting with fun, dynamic cartoon characters."

About SegaSoft

SegaSoft was founded in 1995 and develops interactive software and content for delivery on all platforms, including PCs, gaming consoles and the Internet. SegaSoft is a joint venture of CSK Corporation and Sega of America, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of the $3.6 billion Sega Enterprises Ltd., a global leader in interactive digital entertainment media. SegaSoft is headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., where it employs 150.
About Media Station

Media Station is dedicated to creating the finest in animated interactive family entertainment. The company creates popular titles by combining enchanting art and flawless animation with original music scores, captivating storytelling and great gaming. Media Station products are designated to appeal to kids of all ages - parents as well as children ages 3 and up. To accomplish this, the company creates titles based on popular characters with endearing and timeless personalities. Founded in 1989, Media Station is a privately held company with headquarters and studio operations in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and a world-class animation studio in Chicago.
About Universal Studios Consumer Products Group

Universal Studios Consumer Products Group licenses and markets properties worldwide on behalf of Universal Pictures, Universal Television and Jay Ward Productions, Inc. as well as other third parties. MCA INC. is a unit of The Seagram Company Ltd., a global beverage and entertainment company.
Rocky Bullwinkle & Friends TM © 1996 Ward Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 
Licensed By MCA/Universal Merchandising, Inc.
Contact: Anne Magor or Christa Hovis
Access Communications
(415) 904-7070, ext. 288 or 285
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Janice Ortbring
Media Station, Inc.
(313) 971-1112
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