The Online World of Pee-Wee Herman by I Imagine Studio
EVANSTON, IL – I Imagine Studio is excited to announce the launch of www.peewee.com. This brand-new, energetic Web site has been introduced in a timely manner to promote a new show by Pee-wee Herman, set to open in Los Angeles on Jan.12, 2010. The show will mark the beginning of what creator Paul Reubens hopes will be a great comeback for Pee-wee.
The fully-interactive Web site is catching much attention for its colorful design, cheerful holiday music, and outstanding list of rich media features. Visitors to the site can buy tickets to the show, register to become one of Pee-wee’s “pen pals” and get a chance to win tickets, and also purchase DVDs of The Pee-wee Herman Show, Pee-wee’s Christmas Special, and Pee-wee’s Playhouse boxed set.
A pop-out television screen allows users to watch hilarious video clips of Pee-wee and the other characters from his old show, Pee-wee’s Playhouse. Visitors can also browse a gallery of photos, creatively displayed as antique picture frames hanging on a spotlighted wall, and download free desktop images and whimsical icons of Pee-wee and the gang within gallery and downloads sections of the site
Incorporating social media into the new Web site has been received with enormously positive feedback. Links to Pee-wee’s Twitter and Facebook pages from the new Web site, as well as Pee-wee’s own social community on Ning, have built up his already large fan base. “We are very excited to see Pee-wee’s community grow via Facebook and Twitter. The social media has been one of the most important features for the site,” said Olga Weiss, Creative Director at I Imagine. Thanks to the Web site directing traffic, Pee-wee now has nearly 70,000 Facebook friends and the number continues to grow.
With its clever design and easy-to-use tools, the new Web site provides an enjoyable experience for children and adults alike, and only adds to the fun and excitement of Pee-wee Herman’s comeback show.