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This story appears in the November 2000 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Spunky Productions is about as much on the leading edge as a business can get. As a digital media company, the San Francisco firm is producing and syndicating what co-founder Karl Kronenberger, 32, calls one of the largest collections of original Web-based interactive cartoons and live-action programs for children in the world.

Plus, Spunky Productions is at the crossroads of one of the hottest trends in Hollywood: the distribution of entertainment content over the Internet. According to Kronenberger, "Many international media companies who can't own cable or television assets in the United States see the Internet as a viable distribution channel for entering the U.S. market." Moreover, he says, the entertainment industry will be in for another radical redefinition when the next generation of wireless Internet products come to market during the latter half of 2001.

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