Yahoo! India & Shemaroo Entertainment First-ever Exclusive Online Release of "SUPER K" Animation Film

By Ekta Kumari

‘SUPER K’ PREMIERES ON YAHOO! MOVIEPLEX

Smita Maroo - Head animation division - Shemaroo, Vishal Maheshwari - Head Mobile and business development - Yahoo! APAC, Mughda Godse, Amol Gupte, Jai Maroo - Director - Shemaroo, Vijay Bhanushali - Director of Super K
From Left: Smita Maroo - Head animation division - Shemaroo, Vishal Maheshwari - Head Mobile and business development - Yahoo! APAC, Mughda Godse, Amol Gupte, Jai Maroo - Director - Shemaroo, Vijay Bhanushali - Director of Super K

Mumbai, India, November 7, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) ‘Super K’, a 3D CGI animation film, produced by Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd.  will premiere exclusively on Yahoo! Movieplex, the premium video destination of Yahoo! India, on November 11.  This is the first ever exclusive online release of the kids’ animation film in India. ‘Super K’ (www.superkloud.com) is a 95-minute full-length super-hero film with an interesting mix of action, comedy and fantasy. It is primarily targeted at children and will be exclusively available on Yahoo! Movieplex to all users in India for free.According to a recent I-cube report, almost half a million Indian Internet audience is pre-teens, of which 75% access the Internet 2-3 times a week. This reflects an emerging trend with children coming to the Internet extensively to consume content. In order to tap into this growing consumption of online video content, Shemaroo Entertainment, an established integrated media content house, has partnered with Yahoo! India exclusively to provide the launch platform for its latest animated movie. This is a win-win for the audience who are seeking the latest in entertainment experiences and content, and also for Shemaroo Entertainment which is able to reach out to the vast and growing Internet user base in India, anytime, anywhere and across multiple devices.

Jai Maroo - Director - Shemaroo, Amol Gupte, Super K, Mughda Godse, Vishal Maheshwari - Head Mobile and Business development - Yahoo! APAC
Jai Maroo - Director - Shemaroo, Amol Gupte, Super K, Mughda Godse, Vishal Maheshwari - Head Mobile and Business development - Yahoo! APAC

Talking about the association, Mr. Jai Maroo, Director, Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd.,said, “An online premiere is revolutionary in the world of animation movies in India, and particularly timely since children today are spending significant time on the Internet. Shemaroo has always been at the forefront of the shift to on-demand digital entertainment and we are happy to cater to this ever increasing online audience. We are constantly innovating with all our digital platform partners to increase the overall digital content consumption pie. This tie-up with Yahoo! is one more such pioneering step in that direction.”

According to Vishal Maheshwari, Head - Mobile and Business Development, Yahoo! Asia Pacific, “As the premier digital media company and a leader in online entertainment, Yahoo! is committed to offering premium video content with a best–in-class user experience. Premiering a movie exclusively on the Internet is unprecedented in the Indian film industry. We are delighted to partner with Shemaroo Entertainment and provide a clutter-free, trusted online environment to deliver their valuable content to the Indian Internet audience.”

With the tagline, ‘Some Heroes are born while Super K was created’, the film features a “created” super hero and a goof-up causes him to turn out to be a freak, unable to control his powers. The story of ‘Super K’ explores his magical escapades in Dreamzone, with an interesting mix of action, comedy and fantasy.  As Badmess along with the evil Dr. Ozox plan to take over Dreamzone, ‘Super K’ has to team up with his friends and also learn to control his powers. Super K is created with powers of all clouds for fulfilling his father’s ambitions of becoming King of Dreamzone. Blessed with abilities beyond his control, brave and charming but called a freak, will he be able to change his destiny??

According to ComScore, August 2011, Yahoo! Movies is the #1 Movies site with 5.1 million users. “Movieplex” (movies.yahoo.in/movieplex), a premium video destination allows users to enjoy full-length licensed movies for free through the Internet.

Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO) is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. And Yahoo!’s unique combination of Science + Art + Scale connects advertisers to the consumers who build their businesses. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, visit the pressroom (pressroom.yahoo.com) or the company’s blog, Yodel Anecdotal (yodel.yahoo.com).

Founded in 1962, Shemaroo is among the eminent Filmed Entertainment “Content House” in the country with activities ranging from Content Ownership, Aggregation and Distribution. Shemaroo is today synonymous with quality entertainment in the Indian entertainment eco system. Shemaroo is engaged in the distribution of content for satellite channels, physical formats and emerging technologies like the Mobile, Internet, Broadband, IPTV and among others. With its partnership with the major telecom operators in India, Shemaroo is one of the forefront players of the digital age. The company has also tied up with many content providers across the country.

Disclaimer:
Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd. is proposing, subject to market conditions and other considerations, a public issue of its equity shares and has filed a Draft Red Herring Prospectus with the Securities and Exchange Board of India ("SEBI"). The Draft Red Herring Prospectus is available on the website of SEBI at www.sebi.gov.in and the website of the Book Running Lead Managers at www.yesbank.in and www.icicisecurities.com . Investors should note that investment in equity shares involves a high degree of risk and for details relating to the same, see the section titled "Risk Factors" of the Draft Red Herring Prospectus. The equity shares of the Company have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended ("U.S. Securities Act") or any state securities laws in the United States, and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, "U.S. persons" (as defined in Regulation S), except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable U.S. State Securities laws."

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