Wednesday, February 08, 2006

DIC Entertainment & Warren Buffett Create ‘Secret Millionaire's Club'

This looks cool.

BURBANK, Calif. (PRNewswire) – DIC Entertainment and legendary investor Warren Buffett have joined forces to create an all-new, direct-to-DVD animated series, "The Secret Millionaire's Club," which will promote financial literacy to kids. "The Secret Millionaire's Club," currently in production, will consist of 13 titles with the first two titles scheduled for release in Fall 2006. The series, featuring the words, voice and likeness of Mr. Buffett, will focus on financial lessons utilizing kid-relatable characters and real world situations, as well as entertaining adventures. "The Secret Millionaire's Club," will be released by a major home entertainment distributor and will be available for worldwide distribution. An unscrupulous developer buying up properties in Omaha is foreclosing on the rundown local Youth Center. Its last four members are cleaning out the attic when they find a box of old sports memorabilia-including, among other rare and valuable items. They put everything up for bid on an online auction service -- and make millions. After they pay off the mortgage on the center, the "secret millionaires" ask local celebrity Warren Buffett for advice on how to invest the money. With Warren's help, the four kids meet secretly to decide what local companies and businesses to invest in. Each week, Warren guides them to discovering new aspects of his investment philosophy, by using the Socratic Method to help them put his rules into practice, and helps them learn sound financial management skills -- like avoiding debt. At the same time, the kids become involved in adventures as they deal with dishonest owners, corrupt accountants, security guards, corporate raiders, crooked politicians, and, of course, the unscrupulous developer.

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