SouthParkStudios streaming construction paper pilot

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SOUTHPARKSTUDIOS.COM UNVEILS WEB-ONLY EXCLUSIVE OF ORIGINAL "SOUTH
PARK" PILOT WITH NEVERBEFORE-SEEN FOOTAGE

ORIGINAL HAND-MADE, ALL CONSTRUCTION PAPER PILOT LAUNCHES TODAY,
THURSDAY, AUGUST 13 AT SOUTHPARKSTUDIOS.COM

Pilot And Commentary Will Be Made Available Exclusively Online For 30
Days

NEW YORK, August 13, 2009 -- South Park Digital Studios LLC, the joint
venture between "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and
COMEDY CENTRAL, a division of MTVN Entertainment Group, a unit of
Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), announced today that southparkstudios.com
will premiere the rarely-seen, original hand-made "South Park" pilot
created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker. The original pilot, which is
the basis for the Emmy and Peabody-Award winning series' premiere
episode "Cartman Gets An Anal Probe," contains four minutes of
additional footage that never made it to air when the episode debuted
in 1997. This pilot was created entirely by hand on construction paper
and was animated primarily by Stone and Parker. Southparkstudios.com
will feature the pilot on an ad-supported basis for a limited period
of 30 days at www.southparkstudios.com/episodes/pilot.

In addition to watching the original pilot, fans looking for new
"South Park" material ahead of the October 7 mid-season premiere can
watch commentary about it from "South Park" crew producer Eric Stough
and South Park Studios creative director Chris Brion on
southparkstudios.com.

Southparkstudios.com offers fans the ultimate "South Park" digital
experience. The site invites fans to watch full episodes and clips of
every "South Park" episode. Southparkstudios.com also features
behind-the-scenes information from all 12 seasons allowing users to
see all their favorite "South Park" moments, comment on them and share
them with friends.

Launched in 1997, "South Park," now in its 13th season, remains the
highest-rated series on COMEDY CENTRAL. "South Park" repeats



Trey Parker and Matt Stone are co-creators and executive producers of
the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning "South Park," with Anne Garefino
also serving as executive producer.

COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more
than 95 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by, and is a
registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of
Viacom Inc.'s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL's
Internet address is www.comedycentral.com.

MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the
world's leading creators of entertainment content, with brands that
engage and connect diverse audiences across television, online,
mobile, games, virtual worlds and consumer products. The company's
portfolio spans more than 150 television channels and 350 digital
media properties worldwide, and includes MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo,
Harmonix, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Noggin, The N, AddictingGames,
Neopets, COMEDY CENTRAL, Spike TV, TV Land, Atom, Gametrailers and
Xfire.
                                            
Azz
I seem to remember when I was little seeing a "Pilot" which was actually 
just the first episode with Peanuts music playing in the background. Anyone 
know about this?
                                            
Invid
They did two animated "christmas cards", one with a Frosty vs Jesus
fight and a second with a Santa vs Jesus fight. Those were passed
around and led to the TV show.
                                            
Azz
No, it wasn't either of the Spirit of Christmas trailers. It was just the 
first episode dubbed with Peanuts music claiming to be the pilot. It had to 
be ~10 years ago that I saw the fake pilot.