DPS Adopts CG Cabbage Patch Kids

IDT Media’s Digital Production Solutions (DPS) 3D animation unit is working with 4Kids Ent. and Original Appalachian Artworks (OAA) to develop two animation projects featuring the Cabbage Patch Kids, a licensed property of OAA represented exclusively by 4Kids Ent. These projects, a music video and an active play video, mark the first time Cabbage Patch Kids have been animated in 3D.

This year celebrates the 20th anniversary of OAA’s launch of the Cabbage Patch Kids franchise. Since the original hand made doll was created by Xavier Roberts more than two decades ago, more than 90 million have been "adopted" worldwide.

Presently, DPS is completing production on the Cabbage Patch Kids music video featuring Ripe Records pop singing sensation Jaimie Lee (aka J-ME). Showcasing the original song Every Kid is One of a Kind, the video features a live-action Jaimie Lee interacting with computer animated Cabbage Patch Kids. A 30-second advance clip from the video debuted June 1, 2003 at Zootopia, a live music event at Giants Stadium sponsored by Z-100 FM in New York. Simultaneously, DPS is producing Cabbage Patch Kids Jump, an all CG animated video designed to encourage children to exercise.

Both projects will be packaged together for the direct-to-DVD market. 4Kids Ent. Home Video will handle distribution for the release, scheduled to hit stores during the fourth Quarter of 2003.