Actors from Degrassi: The Next Generation to Appear at Universal City Walk

Actors from Degrassi: The Next Generation to Appear at Universal City Walk; FUNimation’s Ultimate Box Set Signing Party Offers Fans a Chance to Meet Stars and Get Autographs

FORT WORTH, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 21, 2004–To celebrate the release of the Degrassi: The Next Generation Ultimate Box Set for season one, FUNimation Productions, Ltd. is throwing an Ultimate Box Set Signing Party inside the Sam Goody flagship store at the Universal City Walk. The event, to take place Saturday, October 2 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., will feature four actors from season one who can also be seen in the new season of Degrassi: Miriam McDonald (Emma), Aubrey Graham (Jimmy), Melissa McIntyre (Ashley) and Shane Kippel (Spinner). The actors will meet and greet fans and autograph box sets.

“Degrassi: The Next Generation is one of those series that draws you in and never lets go. It has developed a tremendous fan following,” said Gen Fukunaga, president of FUNimation.

Degrassi, a fictional teen drama, tackles controversial subjects in a realistic way. The series delves into issues including, eating disorders, safe sex, friendships, self-esteem, physical abuse and terminal illness. Degrassi: The Next Generation airs regularly Friday nights at 8:00 p.m. (ET) and 10:00 p.m. (ET) on The N. The N, the nighttime network for tweens and teens, will kick off a new season of Degrassi: The Next Generation, on Friday, October 1 from 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. (ET).

About FUNimation

FUNimation Productions, Ltd. is a full-service brand management company and one of the nation’s leading independent home video entertainment companies. The company has in-house production, licensing, Internet, marketing, and home video sales and distribution divisions. For additional information on FUNimation and its properties visit http://www.funimation.com, or contact Jeff Dronen at 817-788-0627, ext. 251, or pr@funimation.com.

About The N

The N, the nighttime network for tweens and teens, is a programming arm of MTV Networks and is currently available in 40 million households via cable, digital cable and satellite television. The N’s mission is to be the authentic voice for teens and help them figure out their lives with relevant, topical programming on-air and online at the network’s web site http://www.the-n.com. The N airs everyday from 6:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. (ET). The N and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.

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