South Park Creators Form Digital Studio28 Aug, 2007 By: Billy Gil
As part of a deal extending “South Park” on Comedy Central to three additional seasons, show creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have entered in a joint venture with the channel to form South Park Digital Studios.
The digital animation studio, headquartered in Los Angeles, will serve as a base for all digital extensions of “South Park,” for exploration of gaming opportunities and as a generator for new animated projects from the “South Park” team. Additionally, as part of the venture, the official “South Park” fan site, SouthParkStudios.com, will be expanded and relaunched in early 2008.
“With the new partnership in South Park Digital Studios and the creations of the digital animation studio, we have a tremendous opportunity to truly maximize the potential of the franchise and the incredible creative talents of Matt and Trey across every imaginable platform,” said Doug Herzog, president of MTV Networks' Entertainment Group.
“South Park” is currently in its 11th season, averaging more than 3 million viewers per premiere episode, according to Comedy Central. Comedy Central is owned and operated by MTV Networks.