JibJab Releases STARRING YOU® Video to Promote the Upcoming “HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3: SENIOR YEAR”
Beginning September 16, 2008, Fans Can Upload Photos and Star as Troy and Gabriella in HSM3’s “Now Or Never” Video.
Venice, CA – September 18, 2008 – JibJab, a leading pioneer in online entertainment, will be showcasing the movie “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” by allowing fans to put themselves and their friends in the “Now Or Never” musical production number from the soon-to-be-released feature film hitting theaters on Oct. 24, 2008. Beginning Sept. 16, 2008, fans can log onto JibJab.com and be the star of the video using JibJab’s Starring You!® technology.
To create a personalized video, users simply upload photos of themselves and friends, cut and paste their heads in place of featured characters Troy (Zac Efron) and Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens), and watch as they’re instantly transformed into the stars of the video. Users can choose to replace just one of the characters’ faces–allowing fans to appear alongside Troy or Gabriella–or both. In each case, the user appears performing alongside Chad (Corbin Bleu), Sharpay (Ashley Tisdale), Ryan (Lucas Grabeel) and others.
Using JibJab’s simple publishing tools, users can also share the “Now Or Never” Starring You videos they create with friends via email, social networks, such as MySpace and Facebook, and blogs.
“High School Musical videos account for six of the top 100 videos of all time on YouTube and have been seen almost 200 million times,” said Gregg Spiridellis, who co-founded JibJab with his brother Evan in 1999. “There is a rabid HSM fan base on the web and we’re thrilled to let them instantly become a part of the ‘High School Musical 3’ movie before it even hits theaters using our Starring You technology.”
JibJab launched Starring You in 2007 and will share the HSM3 video with its 2+ million registered members. Since its launch, users have uploaded more than 13 million heads and created over 15 million movies that have been seen over 60 million times. CNET dubbed Starring You “The Greatest Office Time Waster of All Time.”
About JibJab JibJab makes things that make people laugh. From viral videos to Sendables® eCards and personalized Starring You!® products, JibJab is on a mission is to help more people share more laughs than any other company in the history of the world by changing the way entertainment is created, produced and distributed. A hundred years ago entrepreneurs revolutionized the entertainment industry with film. Today, at JibJab, we’re doing it with computers. For more info go to JibJab.com/about.
About the Movie Disney’s “High School Musical” phenomenon leaps onto the big screen in HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3: SENIOR YEAR, in which America’s favorite high school students (ZAC EFRON, VANESSA HUDGENS, ASHLEY TISDALE, LUCAS GRABEEL, CORBIN BLEU and MONIQUE COLEMAN) hit senior year. Amidst a basketball championship, prom and a big spring musical featuring all of the Wildcats, Troy and Gabriella vow to make every moment last as their lifelong college dreams put the future of their relationship in question. A crew of sophomore Wildcats (MATT PROKOP, JUSTIN MARTIN, JEMMA MCKENZIE-BROWN) joins in the fun as the film’s incredible new music and exciting dance numbers take maximum advantage of the big screen. Directed by Kenny Ortega from a screenplay written by Peter Barsocchini, the film opens in theaters Oct. 24.
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