US Stock Market - Stock Profile of the Week
Sector: 3D Animation
BREAKING NEWS - CYPM Acquires Profitable Joongang Movie Entertainment...CY=
PM To Compete With Pixar & Disney
NEW YORK---PRIMEZONE---Cyper Media, Inc. (OTCBB: CYPM), a 3D animation stu=
dio currently producing ``The 5th Glacial Epoch,''
a 15 million dollar feature, has acquired Joongang Movie Entertainment Co.=
, Ltd., a producer of animated content for the
world-famous Pokemon series. Joongang is a profitable 13-year-old animatio=
n company with more than 60 different clients among
OEM Japanese TV shows, and which also has numerous clients in Europe.
Duk Jin Jang, CEO of Cyper said, ``Cyper will now be able to offer our com=
bined clients traditional 2D along with 3D
animation content, enabling the Company to compete profitably with world c=
lass animators such as Pixar and Disney.''
STOCK PROFILE OF THE WEEK
We are very excited about our newest stock profile, Cyper Media, Inc. (OTC=
BB: CYPM). Not only has CYPM received a
conditional commitment letter for 4 million of the 15 million dollar produ=
ction budget for its CGI Animation Feature, "The
5th Glacial Epoch," it has also entered into a commitment for a 5 million =
dollar advance from an electronic game publisher.
The money for its latest venture seems to be pouring in, but mere financin=
g is just the beginning.
The really big news is that CYPM has started the process of getting a dist=
ribution contract with MGM, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
The 4 million dollar commitment letter from Global Marine is subject to a =
letter of a conditional Distribution Letter from a
major distributor, which CYPM has now secured.
Cyper Media is looking to become a leading producer of 3D digital animati=
on entertainment products for the world broadcast
Cyper Media develops and produces 3D digital animation for television, sho=
rt films, CGI feature films, home video, music
video and multi-media applications such as video games. Cyper Media produc=
es 3D digital animation by applying advanced
hardware and software technology using computer systems throughout the pro=
LICENSING & MERCHANDISING RIGHTS
The Company intends to exploit the licensing and merchandising of its prop=
rietary characters in order to generate revenue and
to highten the popularity of its characters and programs. By licensing its=
proprietary characters to select manufacturers and
distributors of consumer products such as toys, apparel, school supplies, =
house wares and books, the Company seeks to capture
a portion of the growing licensing and merchandising market which features=
entertainment properties, such as animated
characters. In 1995, this segment of the merchandising and licensing mark=
et had retail sales in the United States and Canada
in excess of 16 billion dollars.
OUTLINING THE THE OPPORTUNITIES
The demand for animation programming and the business of animation product=
ion have expanded dramatically over the past
decade. The revival of Disney's feature animation production in the 1990s,=
and the advent of new entrants like Paramount and
DreamWorks SKG, have produced some of the biggest ever box office hits.
The television market has also expanded, offering producers a voracious an=
d lucrative market. Thanks to programs like The
Simpsons and South Park, animation has started to become a staple element =
of prime-time television programming. Animation is
an attractive investment because of its longevity, its ability to travel, =
and the potential to create ancillary revenue
streams from home video, publishing, toys and other licensing activities.
As well, the Academy Awards now recognizes Animation in a major category a=
ll its own.
Typically a US made 22-minute television show costs between 300,000 to 800=
,000 dollars to produce. Cyper can produce the
same for a minimum of 80,000. This means many U.S.-based producers of ani=
mated programming such as Film Roman now have to
subcontract some of the less creative and more labor-intensive components =
of its production process to animation studios
located in low-cost labor countries, such as Korea. As the number of anima=
ted feature films and animated television programs
expands, the demand for the services of overseas studios has expanded like=
wise. This demand may lead overseas studios to
raise their fees, which may result in a rise in production costs, or an in=
ability to contract with the Company's preferred
HOW MUCH MONEY IS IN THIS INDUSTRY?
The list of Top Ten grossing animated movies is impressive. The Lion King=
is at number one with a total gross of 312.8
million dollars. Shrek brings up second place with a whopping 267.6 milli=
on, and Monsters, Inc. takes third with 255.3
million. The other seven rounding out the list post an impressive Billion=
But the most recent animated feature that comes to mind is playing in thea=
ters now. "Finding Nemo," sold about 70.6 million
worth of tickets in its first three days, setting a new opening record for=
a cartoon, surpassing the 62.5 million bow of
"Monsters, Inc." in November 2001. And although Nemo is a Walt Disney prod=
uction, Disney no longer has a monopoly on animated
features. In fact, of the Top 10 grossing animated features of all time, =
4 are Walt Disney productions while Pixar, a
newcomer in comparison, also has 4, with Fox and DreamWorks rounding out t=
But earnings for such movies don't stop at the box office. Just the oppos=
ite--they are only beginning. Merchandising from
these movies, everything from lunch boxes to video games to DVD sales, fro=
m Wal-mart to McDonald's to Burger King, range in
the billions of dollars--and never forget about the impending sequels. Sa=
les are huge, and CYPM through Cyper (now with
financing on the way and MGM on their side) is poised to make the climb to=
the top. It's only a matter of time.
Find out more about CYPM @ http://www.cypermedia.com.
Please note that Cyper Media had absolutley nothing to do with this report=
and is not a participant in any way.
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on Stock Market Watcher's independent analysis but
also relies on information supplied by sources believed to be reliable. Th=
is report may not be the opinion of CYPM
management. Stock Market Watcher has also been retained to research and is=
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time to time purchase or sell CYPM common shares in the open market withou=
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only. Some statements may contain so-called "forward-looking statements". =
Many factors could cause actual results to differ.
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