The creators of the popular animation series featuring Wallace and Gromit will launch their latest character on the internet.
The first 60-second episode of Angry Kid, created and animated at Aardman Animation's Bristol studios, will be available for download from midnight on Sunday 7 May. The remaining 24 episodes will be posted up regularly during the following weeks.
Each episode will be downloadable in Quicktime Movie and will take approximately six minutes to download using a 28.8Kbps modem connection. Aardman says it is the first time a major production house has launched a series exclusively on the net.
Dave Sproxton, co-founder and managing director of Aardman, said: "The internet could well prove to be one of the most exciting platforms for entertainment distribution."
The company describes Angry Kid as "anarchic, irreverent and full of pre-teen sensitivity".
Forrester Research predicts that interactive TV revenues from ecommerce, interactive advertising and content will top £20bn by 2003.
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