JibJab Halloween Video is ‘Starring You!’™
Upload a photo of your face and choose your side in either “Night of the Living Republicans” or “Night of the Living Democrats”
Venice, CA – October 16, 2007 – JibJab, the Internet comedy studio famous for its viral videos, such as the Bush/Kerry classic, “This Land”, is now offering its audience a chance to star in their very own JibJab movie. The videos, entitled “Night of the Living Democrats” and “Night of the Living Republicans”, are comedic spins on the horror classic, “Night of the Living Dead”, and are available for free at JibJab.com.
“All you need to do is upload a photo, cut out your head and you’re in the movie,” said JibJab co-founders and brothers, Evan and Gregg Spiridellis. “It’s so easy our mom and dad can use it.”
The Halloween-themed video allows users to choose a political side. In “Night of the Living Democrats”, the user is a conservative hero battling mindless liberal zombies. In “Night of the Living Republicans”, he/she is a liberal hero battling brainless conservative ghouls.
Since launching “Starring You!” in August 2007, the JibJab audience has uploaded and cut out over 1 million heads and spent 10 million minutes (nearly 20 years) using the application. CNET’s News.com has dubbed it “The Greatest Office Time-Waster in History”.
“We have received countless complaints from bosses across the world that ‘Starring You!’ is destroying office productivity”, said the JibJab brothers. “We would like to take this opportunity to say, ‘yippee’!”
JibJab has been innovating digital programming and distribution for the past eight years. They have entered distribution partnerships with Yahoo! and MSN, produced branded entertainment for Anheuser-Busch and Verizon Wireless, and premiered ten videos on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”. In March 2007, they premiered their media satire, “What We Call the News”, in front of the President of the United States at the Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner in Washington, DC.
About JibJab Media
JibJab is a digital comedy studio founded by brothers Evan and Gregg Spiridellis in 1999. The company achieved international fame in 2004 with its political parodies, “This Land” and “Good to be in DC!,” which were seen more than 80 million times on every continent (including Antarctica). NASA even contacted the brothers for a copy of “This Land” to send to the International Space Station! JibJab has grown considerably since then and today is comprised of the best artists, technologists and business people, working hard to change the way comedy is created, produced, and distributed – all with fewer employees than the cafeteria of your local mega-media conglomerate. For more information go to http://www.jibjab.com/about/.
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