Rapture Technologies, Inc.
ENTERTAINMENT AND RAPTURE TECHNOLOGIES FORM DIGITAL DOORWAY
GLENDALE, CA and
RICHARDSON, TX, AUGUST 18, 1998 – Creative Capers Entertainment Inc,
Hollywood’s leading independent animation and creative development
studio, and Dallas-based Rapture Technologies, Inc., developers and
architects of advanced content delivery systems, have formed Digital
Doorway to create, produce and market interactive gaming, entertainment
and educational titles for the PC, console, handheld and online .
Creative Capers and
Rapture Technologies will be equal owners of the new company, with each
bringing complementary experience and talents to the venture. Creative
Capers brings more than 10 years of experience in creative design and
production of multimedia projects, while Rapture Technologies contributes
technical design and engineering utilizing its proprietary Moses
multimedia content delivery system for Windows 95/98, Windows NT and
Windows CE platforms. Digital Doorway will be headquartered in Glendale,
The announcement was
made by Sue Shakespeare, Terry Shakespeare and David Molina, founders and
principals of Creative Capers; and Doug Gillespie and Jeff English,
founders of Rapture Technologies. Sue Shakespeare and Doug Gillespie will
serve as co-chairmen of Digital Doorway, with Shakespeare as CEO and
Gillespie president. Terry Shakespeare and David Molina are executive vice
presidents of creative design, while Jeff English is executive vice
president of research and development.
each company has distinguished itself as an innovator. Digital Doorway
allows us to pool our strong individual, highly complementary skills and
track records and focus them toward the singular goal of bringing products
to market that truly set new standards in quality and entertainment.
Creative Capers is thrilled to have a company the caliber of Rapture as
our partner," Shakespeare said.
Capers’ outstanding creative talents, combined with our advanced
technology, enables Digital Doorway to offer a complete solution to
companies in the multimedia, Internet, wireless and handheld . Partnering
with a group with such impeccable credentials and experience makes perfect
sense," said Gillespie.
Founded in 1989,
Glendale, CA-based Creative Capers is widely known for creating and
designing quality family entertainment for the film, television,
interactive, toy, theme retail and amusement industries. It is
particularly recognized as a leader in the animation industry, having
created key animation and characters for popular family films such as 101
DALMATIONS, THUMBELINA, ROVER DANGERFIELD, THE TOM AND JERRY MOVIE, THE
PAGEMASTER, THE LAND BEFORE TIME and AN AMERICAN TAIL.
For the past several
years, Creative Capers has had a close relationship with Disney
Interactive. The company has designed and produced more than 30 Disney
titles, including eight of Disney’s top 10 selling CD-ROMs such as THE
HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, LION KING ANIMATED STORY BOOK, THE LEGEND OF
MULAN and the ALADDIN ACTIVITY CENTER. The company also originated the
concept and characters for NIGHTMARE NED, which Disney produced as both a
television series and marketed as an interactive title.
In 1998, Creative
Capers signed three key agreements with Jersey Films in which the two
companies agreed to
co-produce two television series and one feature film. Those projects are
now in pre-production.
Technologies, Inc. (www.rapturetech.com) was founded in 1997 by Gillespie
and English who have worked in senior positions together for nine years.
They designed and engineered the highly acclaimed TopGun multimedia
engine, which was used to develop all of 7th Levels products
and licensed to Microsoft® . Gillespie and English have developed over 20
titles, including the award-winning TIMON & PUMBAA’S JUNGLE GAMES
and THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME’S TOPSY TURVY GAMES for Disney
Interactive; BARNEY ACTIMATES for Microsoft and TAMAGOTCHI for Bandai
Technologies unveiled its first product: Moses , an advanced multimedia
content delivery engine for Windows 32 platforms. Moses, an acronym for Multi-purpose
Object-oriented Synchronized Entertainment System,
is designed for a wide range of entertainment and educational products on
a variety of hardware and software platforms, including wireless, handheld
and Internet. The engine is designed to leverage the latest hardware and
software technologies and is equipped with the features required for
creates, designs, produces and engineers high-quality multimedia games,
entertainment and educational programs for the PC, console, handheld and
online . Formed as a joint venture between Creative Capers Entertainment
and Rapture Technologies, Inc., Digital Doorway combines top caliber
creative design and content from Capers with Rapture’s proprietary Moses
multimedia architecture and its engineering strength.
company’s web site at www.rapturetech.com.
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