POW! Bangs Out Superhero X-mas Special

Stan Lee’s POW! Ent. Inc. is developing an animated TV Christmas special based on the popular new children’s book,. The book is published by Harper Collins and is now available at all major bookstores. The company further anticipates the production of a DVD title during the fourth quarter of 2005.

Stan Lee’s Superhero Christmas is Lee’s first fantasy tale created specifically for younger children. The POW! CEO is confident that the new holiday special will help introduce his brand to a whole new audience.

POW! (Purveyors of Wonder) Ent. Inc., founded by Lee, Gill Champion and Arthur Lieberman, is in the business of creating and licensing intellectual property for the entertainment industry, including feature films, television programming, animation projects, video games, merchandising and related entertainment venues. Last May, the company was acquired by Arturion Ent.

IDT Ent., which owns a minority equity interest in POW!, has exclusive distribution rights for all POW! Ent. animated DVD properties. IDT will probably also produce Stan Lee’s Superhero Christmas at one of its animation houses, which include Canada’s Mainframe and DPS Film Roman. Lee and IDT are already developing Stan Lee Presents, a series of six new animated productions for DVd and broadcast.