(New York, NY) April 28, 2008 – Time Warner Cable today announced the launch of a promotional campaign for the company’s Road Runner Turbo High Speed Online service in partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures’ upcoming live-action, high-octane family adventure Speed Racer. The campaign will leverage Time Warner Cable’s VOD platform and www.RoadRunner.com providing exclusive content and a sweepstakes giving visitors the chance to win a Mazda Speed3.
“We are very excited to partner with Warner Bros. and their new film Speed Racer,” said Sam Howe, Chief Marketing Officer for Time Warner Cable. “The Road Runner vs Speed Racer spots, are created in the same visually stunning style used in the movie and tie together this highly anticipated film with our premier High Speed online service, Road Runner Turbo. We are giving viewers the ability to see exclusive content and a chance to win a new car.”
Through May 30, 2008, Time Warner Cable will run a series of spots featuring a race between Road Runner and Speed Racer. These cliffhanger spots will drive viewers to RR.com/speedracer, where visitors can participate in the sweepstakes and view Speed Racer related content, including the movie’s trailer, behind-scenes footage, movie outtakes, cast bios, extras, online games and bloopers.
Available on Time Warner Cable VOD will be an exclusive 20-minute mockumentary, film trailer, behind-scenes footage, and cast interviews. This content will be available in the VOD category Entertainment on Demand and HD on Demand.
About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable is the second-largest cable operator in the U.S., with technologically advanced, well-clustered systems located mainly in five geographic areas — New York state (including New York City), the Carolinas, Ohio, southern California (including Los Angeles) and Texas. As of December 31, 2007, Time Warner Cable served approximately 14.6 million customers who subscribed to one or more of its video, high-speed data and voice services.
About “Speed Racer” in theatres and IMAX on May 9
From the Wachowski brothers and producer Joel Silver, creators of the groundbreaking “The Matrix” trilogy, comes the live-action family adventure “Speed Racer” which follows the adventures of the young race car driver Speed (Emile Hirsch) in his quest for glory in his thunderous Mach 5. The Wachowski brothers directed “Speed Racer” from their own screenplay. Joel Silver, Grant Hill, Andy Wachowski and Larry Wachowski are the producers, with David Lane Seltzer, Michael Lambert and Bruce Berman serving as executive producers. The film stars Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, John Goodman, Susan Sarandon, Matthew Fox, Benno Fürmann, Hiroyuki Sanada, Asian pop superstar Rain, and Richard Roundtree. Based on the classic series created by anime pioneer Tatsuo Yoshida, the live-action “Speed Racer” will showcase the kind of revolutionary visual effects and cutting-edge storytelling that have become the benchmarks of the Wachowski brothers’ films. “Speed Racer” is a Warner Bros. Pictures presentation, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, of a Silver Pictures Production, in association with Anarchos Productions. This film is rated PG for “sequences of action, some violence and language.” www.speedracerthemovie.com
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