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Blue Man Group Launches Six Original 3D Video Shorts for Nintendo 3DS


Blue Man Group has announced the release of six original video shorts for digital release on the Nintendo 3DSTM Handheld System and its new video distribution service: Nintendo Video. Each unique, three to four minute video will combine Blue Man Group's signature blend of humor, infectious music and theatrical flair in vibrant, eye-catching 3D-without the need for special glasses.

"Mobile digital content distribution is the wave of the future," said President of Blue Man Productions Willy Burkhardt, "and we are excited to be partnering with Nintendo in order to provide our fans with worldwide access to Blue Man Group's inimitable brand of entertainment in the quickest and most direct method possible."

"At Nintendo we put a special value on creativity and family-friendly entertainment, so it is only natural that we include content from Blue Man Group, an organization that is renowned in both of these areas," said Tony Elison, Nintendo of America's senior director and general manager of Network Business.

The first three Blue Man Group films for Nintendo Video, "Upgrade your Life!", "Dance Like The Stars!", and "Foley Part l" have already been released on the Nintendo Video Service, and three more films-"Foley Part ll", "Blue Man Group Sports", and "The Remote"-will be distributed over the next several weeks. Please stay tuned to the Nintendo Video Webpage to see what is currently playing.

Blue Man Group is a multinational media and entertainment company with operations in four countries, permanent live performance installations in seven cities, an ongoing theatrical tour of the USA and Canada, as well as a highly-acclaimed performance on Norwegian Cruise Line's Epic. The company's latest creative endeavor stands as a new milestone in the company's ever-growing video and digital media business.






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About Blue Man Group:

Blue Man Group is best known for its wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts that combine music, comedy and multimedia theatrics to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. The blissful party atmosphere created at the live events has become the trademark of a Blue Man Group experience.

Currently, Blue Man Group theatrical shows can be seen in New York, Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Orlando, Berlin, Tokyo, and on tour throughout the U.S and Canada.

Audiences have multiple opportunities to discover Blue Man Group through the scope and variety of its creative projects, including:

· Blue Man Group's headlining performance on the new Norwegian Epic by Norwegian Cruise Line-the Official Cruise Line of Blue Man Group

· Blue Man Group family-focused educational projects, including a touring Children's Museum exhibit, "Making Waves"

· Blue Man Group's original music, including the Grammy®-nominated "Audio", as well as four additional albums, and numerous scoring projects for film, TV and commercials

· Blue Man Group's multiple performances on popular television shows such as The Tonight Show, Ellen, and Regis & Kelly; and unique storylines in "Scrubs" and "Arrested Development"

As the company grows, it remains true to its vision of providing exciting experiences in a variety of media, appealing to a broad range of age groups and cultural backgrounds. Learn more at

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