Agency Takes on Cult Classic Hit for a Fresh Take on Licensing
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA – December 12, 2013 – Act III Licensing announces its newest client, the cult classic hit Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!
Act III Licensing and Killer Tomato Entertainment, Inc. (KTE, Inc.) have inked a multi-year licensing agreement signaling a brand re-launch for one of the industry’s most enduring titles.
“Killer Tomatoes®” made its mark by capitalizing on a title that Art Week called “one of the ten best of all time.” The micro-budgeted 1978 original was a midnight-show mainstay and a pioneer in the eclectic “World’s Worst Films” market.
The comedy-horror spectacle spawned three sequels, Return of the Killer Tomatoes!(George Clooney), Killer Tomatoes Strike Back! and Killer Tomatoes Eat France!(John Astin), as well as the Fox Children’s network Attack of the Killer TomatoesSaturday-morning animated series.
Act III Licensing is excited to partner with KTE, Inc., the family-owned company headed by the same creative crew that produced the original and has owned and managed the Killer Tomatoes property ever since.
“The fan base is still strong and the art from the films is memorable, funny and unique,” said Julie Dyer, Partner at Act III Licensing. “We have a strong history working with classic properties and we’re looking forward to seeing the next iteration of this film and television franchise.
Recently launched Killertomatoes.com, related Twitter feeds and Facebook fan pages are giving fans new outlets for content. “We are thrilled to have the Act III team as a partner as Killer Tomatoes launches its third generation of calamity,” says Steve Peace, CEO of KTE, Inc.
Killer Tomatoes® is now available for licensing in all categories including apparel and headwear, accessories, posters, gaming, wall art, food products and apps.
Please contact Jackie Jensen from Act III Licensing for inquiries at [email protected]
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Horror Hound Magazine does an in-depth retrospective analysis of Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.
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“In 1978, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes was set loose into the world. Billed as a musical-comedy-horror show, famous for its weirdly catchy theme song, and feted as the Worst Vegetable Movie Ever Made, it’s a film in the vein of (and made at the exact same time as) Kentucky Fried Movie and Airplane!, as well as the Mel Brooks and Monty Python comedies that preceded it. Spoofing schlocky B movies from the 1950s and ’60s, it follows the course of a seemingly unstoppable tomato attack on America and the brave team of government agents pledged to stop it in its tracks. There are musical numbers, and topical jokes from the 1970s, and lots and lots of people screaming as tomatoes both giant and normal-sized sit next to them…”
Watch the infamous helicopter crash in Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. Don’t tell anyone, but the helicopter was not supposed to crash and actually cost more money than the rest of the movie combined.
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