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Thursday, 9 December, 1999, 15:16 GMT
South Park duo shock the web

The South Park gang: Now their creators are going online


South Park's creators are planning to take the internet by storm with a new animated series made for the web.

Trey Parker and Matt Stone have signed up to make 39 short films for the entertainment website Shockwave.com.

The first films are expected to appear in March 2000, and after that there are plans to update them regularly.

It is hoped some of the stories and characters could end up as TV and film characters in the future.


Trey Parker and Matt Stone with the late voiceover actress Mary Kay Bergman
The site already features games, cartoons and music, and the characters made by Trey and Parker will appear in other features on the Shockwave site as well as in the films.

Mike Simpson, of the William Morris talent agency which set up the deal, said: "Trey and Matt not only get it, they are it - real trendsetters in today's popular culture."

As part of the deal, the two have been given "significant" equity in Shockwave.

Trey Parker said: "Yeah, we think this internet thing could be pretty big."

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