Cheech and Chong might as well get credited for turning April 20th into an unofficial holiday. What’s to celebrate that day? What Cheech and Chong love to do the best. Although this year they arrive with a gift for you. Cheech and Chong’s Animated Movie arrives in theaters and shortly thereafter on home video for people who’d rather enjoy the film in their parents’ basement. The comedy duo will be spending April 20th on various social media spreading the word about their new adventure. Here’s the press release:
On Saturday, April 20th, infamous stoner duo Cheech and Chong will blaze a trail across the social media space as they hang out with fans around the world in celebration of their new animated feature-length film, Cheech and Chong’s Animated Movie!, arriving in theaters April 18th and on Blu-ray & DVD April 23rd.
The comedy team will kick off the day with an “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit, taking pit stops through Twitter, Facebook and Google before ending the day with a Livestream countdown to 4:20 with fan interaction and video content from their movie with exclusive commentary!
SATURDAY, 4/20, 2013:
Reddit AMA (http://bit.ly/Y32URq) 8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET
Cheech & Chong will kick off the day chatting with fans and revisiting the page throughout the day to answer additional questions.
Twitter Q&A (http://bit.ly/XRX6dv) 9:00 AM PT/12:00 PM ET
Tag your burning questions with #CC420 and they’ll be answered at random.
Facebook Q&A (http://on.fb.me/XRWYdX)10:00 AM PT/1:00 PM ET
Fan questions will be answered at Cheech and Chong’s Official Facebook Page.
Google Hangout (http://bit.ly/Y34se8) 11:00 PM PT/2:00 PM ET
A selected group of special guests and celebrities chat directly with Cheech & Chong while onlookers chime in from Youtube and beyond.
Livestream Event (http://bit.ly/Y346Et) 1:00 PM PT/4:00 PM ET
As 4:20 approaches, fans will get to check out select film clips as they interact with the comedy duo!
For a chance to attend the Green Carpet Premiere of Cheech & Chong’s Animated Movie! at the ROXY Theater on April 17th, be sure to follow us @CheechandChong or on Facebook at http://on.fb.me/XRWYdX!
Cheech and Chong’s Animated Movie is directed by Branden Chambers and Eric D. Chambers and will be released to a limited number of theatres on April 18th, just in time for the appropriate 4/20 “holiday.” Their latest comedy outing brings to life the characters from their Ode Records GRAMMY Award winning albums. The animation for the film, produced by Lou Adler, Branden Chambers and Eric D. Chambers, was produced entirely at Los Angeles-based Chambers Bros. Animation. The soundtrack for the film features nine hilarious new tracks produced by legendary and original Ode Records producer Lou Adler and Dominic Kelly, Eric Chambers, Branden Chambers and Paris Chong. Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong have recorded a special commentary for each track, which will be available exclusively through Spotify. The DVD/Blu Ray from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment of the feature-length film will be available beginning April 23, through all retailers.
The film’s soundtrack is now available through all digital retailers from Ode Sounds & Visuals, distributed by The Orchard.
For more information about Cheech and Chong’s Animated Movie!, the soundtrack, Cheech and Chong Anthem, and more, please visit www.cheechandchonganimated.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cheechandchong or on Twitter @cheechandchong.
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