SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 25, 2012) - Cut the Rope, the digital gaming smash hit created by ZeptoLab®, will be making its big screen debut exclusively in National CineMedia (NCM)'s FirstLook pre-show in movie theaters across the United States.
From September 28 through October 25, special Cut The Rope video content -- including an all-new animated short starring Om Nom, the game's loveable star -- will run in NCM's FirstLook prior to select screenings of G and PG-rated films on thousands of movie screens across the nation.
"We believe that Cut the Rope will continue to grow explosively and become a premiere global entertainment franchise. This cinema campaign is another one of the ways we are building the Cut the Rope and Om Nom brands through new media initiatives outside of the game," said Misha Lyalin, CEO of ZeptoLab. "We are just getting warmed up, and this is one of many brand extensions coming this year."
"There is no better place to reach audiences who love games and entertainment than at the movies," said Cliff Marks, president of sales and marketing with National CineMedia (NCM). "People of all ages love Om Nom, so parents and kids who come to our theaters to see the great slate of fall family movies will really enjoy seeing him in action on the big screen."
Since its launch in October 2010, Cut the Rope has been one of the fastest selling games of all time and the first iOS game to win a BAFTA Award, as well as an Apple Design Award.
Cut the Rope is a top five best-selling game in the casual gaming category with more than 250 million downloads on iOS and Android-supported devices. Cut the Rope is also available on additional platform extensions including its popular HTML5 and MacOS versions.
ZeptoLab UK Limited is a global gaming and entertainment company dedicated to the science of fun. Through the worldwide phenomenon of Cut the Rope and its lovable baby monster named Om Nom, the company has redefined gaming with unique, physics-based gameplay that capitalizes on touch technology. Cut the Rope has been an instant success since its debut in 2010, remains a top app on multiple platforms, and has been downloaded more than 250 million times. With partners such as Hasbro, Jakks Pacific and Mattel, ZeptoLab has extended the Cut the Rope franchise with new toys, games and merchandise. For the latest news about Cut the Rope and Om Nom, follow us at facebook.com/cuttherope or @Cut_the_Rope on Twitter or visit www.zeptolab.com.
About National CineMedia (NCM)
NCM operates NCM Media Networks, a leading integrated media company reaching U.S. consumers in movie theaters, online and through mobile technology. The NCM Cinema Network and NCM Fathom present cinema advertising and events across the nation's largest digital in-theater network, comprised of theaters owned by AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK), Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) and other leading regional theater circuits. NCM's theater advertising network covers 181 Designated Market Areas® (49 of the top 50) and includes over 19,000 screens (approximately 18,100 digital). During 2011, approximately 680 million patrons (on an annualized basis) attended movies shown in theaters in which NCM currently has exclusive, cinema advertising agreements in place. The NCM Fathom Events live digital broadcast network ("DBN") is comprised of over 700 locations in 170 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). The NCM Interactive Network offers 360-degree integrated marketing opportunities in combination with cinema, encompassing 42 entertainment-related websites, online widgets and mobile applications. National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) owns a 48.6% interest in and is the managing member of National CineMedia LLC. For more information, visit www.ncm.com.