--1970s Classic TV Show Becomes Big Screen Comedy from Universal Pictures Starring Will Ferrell--
SEATTLE, May 19, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Sleestaks are back! Classmates Online, Inc. announced today the ultimate sweepstakes for fans of Land of the Lost, featuring character profiles, activities and trivia based on the forthcoming comedy adventure starring Will Ferrell. The film arrives in theaters on June 5.
Members of the social networking community can complete Land of the Lost-related activities on http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.Classmates.com&esheet=5969154&lan=en_US&anchor=www.Classmates.com&index=1 for a chance to win a trip for four to Universal Studios Hollywood. Each activity allows users to interact in a fun and engaging way with Land of the Lost, both the new film and the classic '70s TV show. Users can participate in activities such as posting photos, listing their favorite movies and discussing Land of the Lost to earn additional entries in the sweepstakes. In addition to the grand prize, other giveaways include free tickets to advanced screenings and Land of the Lost merchandise.
"When Universal announced plans to re-imagine the classic Land of the Lost series, an undercurrent of excitement among people with fond memories of the original show abounded," said Sarah Pynchon, Vice President of Brand Marketing, Classmates Online, Inc. "Classmates.com gives our members the opportunity to reminisce about the past with friends and family, so a partnership to provide Land of the Lost fans with exclusive content and a chance to relive an unforgettable favorite was a natural fit."
During the next several weeks, Classmates.com members will have many opportunities to test their Land of the Lost knowledge and enjoy many other features dedicated to this new film and classic TV show, including:
Classmates.com members can enter the sweepstakes multiple times through various activities on the site, including:
In addition to the sweepstakes, which is open to all Classmates.com members, the promotion features a Gold Member Exclusive. In select markets, Classmates.com Gold members will be eligible to receive official movie merchandise or a pair of tickets to a Land of the Lost advanced screening. For more details about the sweepstakes, Classmates.com members can visit http://www.classmates.com/cmo/feature/feature52.jsp
Classmates.com is owned by Classmates Online, Inc., a subsidiary of Classmates Media Corporation. Classmates.com connects millions of members throughout the U.S. and Canada with friends and acquaintances from school, work and the military. Classmates also operates leading social networking sites in Germany (www.stayfriends.de), Austria (www.stayfriends.at), Sweden (www.stayfriends.se), France (www.trombi.com) and Switzerland (www.klassenfreunde.ch). Classmates Media Corporation is a subsidiary of United Online, Inc. (Nasdaq: UNTD). For more information about United Online, please visit www.unitedonline.com.
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About the Film
Will Ferrell stars as has-been scientist Dr. Rick Marshall, sucked into a space-time vortex and spat back through time. Way back. Now, Marshall has no weapons, few skills and questionable smarts to help him survive in an alternate universe full of marauding dinosaurs and fantastic creatures -- a place of spectacular sights and super-scaled comedy known as the Land of the Lost. www.landofthelost.net
SOURCE: Classmates Online, Inc.
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