In addition to E.T., Tom and Jerry, Doug, the Muppets, and rights to The Learning Channel, NewKidCo has secured the rights to all of Dr. Seuss' material (including the Grinch), and the biggest sports organization for kids, Little League baseball.
February 12, 2002 NewKidCo Announces Dr. Seuss Video Games Publishing Agreement <press_releases/02-12-02.html>
May 10, 2001 NewKidCo and Little League Baseball Ink Multi-Year, Multi-Platform Deal <press_releases/05-10-01.html>
NewKidCo already has gotten the financing needed to operate:
February 1, 2000 NewKidCo Secures Line of Credit with Merrill Lynch <press_releases/2-1-00.html>
May 5, 2000 NewKidCo International Announces New Financings <press_releases/5-5-00.html>
The newest title to ship, will coincide with the theatre re-release of E.T.:
In addition, now ebgames.com has listed E.T. and Tom and Jerry for the GBA as #1 and #2 on their Gameboy Advance Adventure page:
E.T. for the GBA has already gotten great customer reviews at gamestop.com:
shipping on 04/19 is Muppets Pinball. Click on the link and check out the screenshot, pretty impressive!
Despite limited product release, NKCIF has had great results in the previous quarters:
December 4, 2001 NewKidCo Announces Revised Third Quarter 2001 Results <press_releases/12-04-01.html>
November 15, 2001 NewKidCo International Inc. Announces Profitable Third Quarter 2001 <press_releases/11-15-01.html>
August 29, 2001 NewKidCo International Inc. Announces Second Quarter Results and the Successful Completion of its Corporate Restructuring Plan <press_releases/08-29-01.html>
April 24, 2001 NewKidCo International Inc. Announces Profitable First Quarter 2001 with 89% Year Over Year Revenue Growth <press_releases/04-24-01.html>
April 10, 2001 NewKidCo Announces Record Income and Record Cash Generated from Operations for Fourth Quarter 2000 <press_releases/04-10-01.html>
November 27, 2000 NewKidCo Announces Profitable Third Quarter 2000 <press_releases/11-27-00.html>
August 29, 2000 NewKidCo International Inc. Announces Second Quarter and Year to Date 2000 Results <press_releases/8-29-00.html>
These are the major points I wanted to make. Upcoming E.T. re-release will spark high demand in their E.T. game titles, as well as NewKidCo brand awareness. Financing is already complete, and previous results are solid. With a market cap of only 12 million dollars, it would seem that a bigger game developer (ERTS, ATVI, THQI, MSFT, NTDOY) would just buy them outright to have the key Dr. Seuss, Little League, and E.T. licenses, but that is something that is still a possibilty. Not that NKCIF needs a buyout, but at the right price it is welcome. With Little League making its debut on GBAdvance soon, and upcoming PS2, Gamecube, and xbox titles, NKCIF is sure to appreciate in value.