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Animalive, a worldwide leading developer of live interactive animation for the amusement and leisure industries, announces the first installation of its Party Room technology in Houston, Texas. The unique interactive system has been installed at Houston’s iTZ family entertainment center, creating a one of a kind experience for party guests.
Animalive’s party room system allows iTZ’s birthday party guests to participate in a live animated interactive show with the company’s popular beagle mascot “Buddy”. Party goers will be provided with an interactive experience with games, live conversation and the highlight, the character leading the party in singing Happy Birthday. All of the interaction is then recorded and available to the party on a take home DVD. The technology combines motion capture, real time animation rendering software and video recording to deliver a new performance every time.
“This creates such a magical experience for the birthday party attendees and a personalized keepsake for the birthday child.” says Michael Goss, Animalive US Director of Sales. “Animalive has installations throughout the rest of the world and is excited about entering the US market, especially with such a highly honored facility” adds Goss.
iT’Z and Animalive were both recently awarded top honors by the international amusement park association (IAAPA) in their respective business categories. iT’Z was voted top FEC of the world by IAAPA for 2009. Animalive was awarded for the best product for show production and entertainment.
“We are thrilled to be able to expand our birthday party experience to our guests and offer the Houston, Texas market the first US installation of this brand of interactive entertainment” said Mark Moore, iTZ’s CEO. “Animating your mascot and allowing live interaction is truly special, the families love it” added Moore.
Animalive technologies, is owned and operated by Digital Interactive Booth Systems Ltd, head-quartered in Brighton, UK. Animalive offers the very latest in live interactive animation system which combine award winning motion capture system, real time animation rendering software and video recording hardware to produce ChatterBox products. Animalive is the 2009 winner of IAAPA’s first place award, Best Product for Show Production and Entertainment.
About iT’Z Family Food & Fun
iT’Z is where families come to eat and play! iT’Z offers guests a full and balanced buffet with a variety of options including pizza, pasta, soup, salad and desserts. iT’Z provides high-quality food, themed dining rooms, video games, amusement rides, 10-pin string bowling and party facilities. iT’Z is the number one place in Houston, TX to host birthday parties, sports banquets, group events and award ceremonies. iT’Z Family Food and Fun in Houston recently won 2009 Top Family Entertainment Centers (FECs) of the World Awards from Industry Trade Association. iT’Z is owned and operated by Dallas based IT’Z LLC. The company currently operates locations in Albuquerque, Houston and Colorado Springs. For more information about iT’Z Family Food & Fun, visit www.itzusa.com