DHX MEDIA CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF “INSPECTOR GADGET” WITH M.A.D. GRAB
Game for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch, plus free episode and more, available on iTunes
Halifax, NS – 23 October 2013 – DHX Media, a leading independent international creator, producer, distributor and licensor of children’s entertainment content announced the release of a special 30th anniversary Inspector Gadget game, available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, as a part of the slate of original digital offerings from the DHX Media Interactive group. In addition to the game, DHX Media’s partner, Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment, is celebrating the Inspector Gadget 30th Anniversary with free episodes*, discounted seasons and dedicated collections on iTunes. In addition, five new Inspector Gadget DVD releases are available from Cinedigm also commemorate this milestone at retail.
The show became a predictor of modern technologies to come that most of us today can’t imagine living without– inventions such as Penny’s computer book with wireless capabilities, the ability to look up any information, digital maps and GPS; Penny’s digital camera and watch that sync up to her computer and its “face chat” capabilities; the self-driving, crossover vehicle known as the “Gadget mobile” and wearable computer glasses. Perhaps it is no coincidence that Inspector Gadget was prime time cartoon viewing for today’s 30 and 40 something top minds in today’s digital age.
Inspector Gadget’s M.A.D. Grab game features Brain, Gadget’s faithful companion and go-go-gadget inventions including spring boots and bionic arms to help players catch Dr. Claw and save Penny. Players can also try their luck in the game’s Dr. Claw Machine, spending in-game tokens for exciting power-ups.
“DHX Media is proud to reach a 30-year milestone with Inspector Gadget, a brand that continues to inspire generations of young minds. The new game will appeal to original fans and new fans,” said Steven DeNure, President and COO of DHX Media. “Everyone will enjoy bringing the Inspector Gadget hilarious adventures to life on the digital platform.”
Game Play Features:
- An array of gadgets including the famous helicopter hat, spring legs, rocket skates, inflatable trench coat and more! Challenging obstacles including the infamous M.A.D. Agents, often disguised as construction workers, clowns or ninjas!
- Earn coins to advance your ability to get to the next level!
- Test your luck in Mad Cat’s Dr. Claw Machine to win exciting power-ups!
The Inspector Gadget’s M.A.D. Grab App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.AppStore.com.
*Fans in the U.S. can celebrate the Inspector Gadget 30th Anniversary with free episodes, discounted seasons, dedicated collections and more at iTunes.com/InspectorGadget.
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About DHX Media
DHX Media (www.dhxmedia.com) is a leader in the creation, production and licensing of family entertainment rights. DHX Media owns, markets, and distributes 9,500 half hours of children’s entertainment content, and exploits owned properties through its consumer products licensing business. DHX Media is recognized for brands such as Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, Teletubbies, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test and Super WHY!. DHX Media’s full-service international licensing agency, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group, (CPLG), represents numerous entertainment, sport and design brands. DHX Media has offices in Toronto, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Halifax, London, Paris, Barcelona, Milan, Munich and Amsterdam and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
About Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment
Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment, a leading producer, distributor and marketer of entertainment and lifestyle media, is a [subsidiary] of Gaiam, Inc. (Nasdaq: GAIA). With a diversified distribution network that spans more than 60,000 retail doors as well as an extensive digital platform, Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment dominates the health and fitness category and ranks among the top three providers of non-theatrical programming. With content focused on film, fitness, sports and family programming, Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment provides sales, marketing and distribution services to many of the home entertainment industry’s most prestigious brands, including Discovery Communications, Jillian Michaels, DHX Media, NFL Films, National Geographic, Marvel Animation, Shout! Factory, Televisa, The Jim Henson Company, and World Wrestling Entertainment. For more information about Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment, call 1.800.869.3603.