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Hello, And Welcome To The New Moviefone

May 5, 2014

Lights, camera, action! Moviefone launches today as an all new website, equipped with a new universal search function to help its users find what they want to watch in a world of seemingly unlimited options.

Founded in 1989 and acquired by AOL in 1999, Moviefone has been a Hollywood film authority since its inception. Late last year, AOL announced its collaboration with Whalerock Industries to re-imagine Moviefone. Now, in addition to the best-in-class search tool, you can expect:

1.Television content, and the ability for users to find what they want to watch and where they want to watch it
2.The most comprehensive platform to search for showtimes, airtimes, and on-demand viewing of TV and movies
3.Every TV series and movie page on Moviefone will feature a directory of the services on which that content is currently available in addition to episode listings, reviews and more
4.The premiere of a new ad-format, "Main Event" – a Full screen immersive experience, allows the user to view without distraction
5. The launch partner for the new Moviefone is Disney's Maleficent, The untold story of Disney's most iconic villain from the 1959 classic "Sleeping Beauty." starring Angelina Jolie, in theaters May 30th. Maleficent will be the first to run the new "Main Event" Ad unit.

We know the line between TV and film blurs increasingly every day, leaving consumers with an overwhelming array of choices - specifically when deciding where to watch favorite shows and movies. So sit back, relax, and search for the perfect option in the convenience of your home. We love going to the movie theater, but premium entertainment is no longer just in movie theaters, and Moviefone is no longer just for movie listings.

Visit today, download the Moviefone App if you don't have it and buy your advance tickets to Maleficent!

In conjunction with the debut of its new design and search functionality, Moviefone announced its search for the next Mr. or Ms. Moviefone. The Moviefone voice will be passed to a new generation of movie – and TV – lovers via an open casting call to Moviefone lovers. TEXT: "STAR" to 265265 for more details.

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