Legendary Stan Lee Becomes An Animated Character in the 'Stan Lee Superhero Pack' by Plotagon In Collaboration With POW! Entertainment
Swedish startup, Plotagon, launched its Stan Lee Superhero Pack this weekend at Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo in Los Angeles. Plotagon is a free, beta application that anyone can use to make instant, 3D animated movies. The Superhero Pack (USD $9.99) is an add-on that includes four newly created superhero characters and Lee as a fifth animated character, who can be seen in a short movie demo on YouTube. All were developed in collaboration with Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment.
Lee is a legend in the comic book industry for co-creating characters such as Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men and Iron Man. "I have had great fun creating all my characters and have really enjoyed seeing my fans create their own stories," said Lee. "Now, through this collaboration with Plotagon, fans can create their own short superhero movies."
Gill Champion, president of POW! Entertainment said, "The new Superhero Pack, featuring Stan Lee, is another example of a creative way that POW! Entertainment is developing projects that allow fans around the world to be a part of the Stan Lee brand experience."
Available for Mac and PC, Plotagon launched in August. It is free to download and includes the basic City Pack with five actors and six environments. To create an animated movie, users simply choose characters and an environment, type a script, add a few stage directions and press "play." Movies can be published to Youtube and Plotagon.com/movies.
With the debut of the Superhero Pack, four City Pack characters have been given masked alter-egos with a twist: users can decide whether the characters are heroes or villains simply by writing their stories. All Plotagon characters have computer-generated voices that speak any lines written for them, but Lee's character speaks specific phrases in his actual voice.
Content packs can be purchased from within the Plotagon application. In September, Plotagon debuted its first content pack, Alice in Wonderland, based on the classic Lewis Carroll tale. Plotagon's third content pack, Pride and Prejudice, will be available late November to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Jane Austin's acclaimed novel. Characters and environments from any content pack can be used together.
The Superhero Pack deal was negotiated by Champion and Gudrun Giddings (on behalf of Plotagon), together with attorney Wayne Kazan from Weintraub Tobin.
Plotagon, founded in 2011, launched its first public beta August 2013. It is based in Stockholm, Sweden with an office in Los Angeles.
POW! Entertainment, Inc. (OTCQB: POWN), a multi-media entertainment company, was founded by noted comic-book writer Stan Lee, together with award-winning producer Gill Champion and the late intellectual property specialist Arthur Lieberman. POW!'s principals have extensive backgrounds in the creation and production of original intellectual properties, including some of the most successful entertainment franchises of all time. POW! is utilizing Stan Lee's historical background by perpetuating his legacy while creating and developing all new live-action films, television, digital games, merchandising, licensing and related ancillary markets, all of which contribute to global expansion. POW! partners with third parties and strategic alliances, including studios and networks, in the production and distribution of new POW! character franchises.
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