National Lampoon Network to air Gumby: The Lost Tapes

Gumby, America's Favorite Clay animation Character, is coming back to TV Courtesy of National Lampoon; National Lampoon and Premavision/Clokey Productions to record comedy Audio Tracks of Classic Versions of ``Gumby'' Episodes and will also air original tracks.

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 25, 2005--In celebration of the series' 50th anniversary, National Lampoon, Inc. (AMEX:NLN), Premavision and Clokey Productions announced today plans to recraft the beloved "Gumby" TV series for a new generation.

The edgy, irreverent reinvention, called "Gumby: The Lost Tapes," will see National Lampoon create and produce all-new comedy dialog (and, in some cases, music) tracks for the classic clay animation series. "Gumby: The Lost Tapes" will offer an original take on the TV staple, updating the series' legendary characters -- Gumby, Pokey, the Blockheads, and, of course, Nopey. The "new" comedy versions of the classic series will appear on the National Lampoon Network, the largest in-dorm television network, reaching nearly 5,000,000 college students on 600 campuses nationwide, and on, and then be packaged for sale on DVD and in other media.

Additionally, National Lampoon Network, will air the original "Gumby" episodes -- with its classic audio intact -- and will begin doing so as part of its soon-to-launch fall programming season. "Like National Lampoon, Gumby has been a piece of Americana experienced by multiple generations," stated Douglas S. Bennett, National Lampoon President.