Facebook VooZoo App Shows Paramount Movie Clips

Paramount has finally joined the Youtube generation, by offering thousands of classic movie clips for facebook members through their new application VooZoo. The clips will come from a wide range of movies, from classics like  Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” to Tom Hanks in “Forrest Gump” and Eddie Murphy’s trademark laugh from “Beverly Hills Cop”. 

The movie clips will have an advertisement offering the DVD of the movie for sale. Paramount doesn’t have specific income goals from the experiment, which took over a year for staffers to choose and label movie clips.

 It’s an interesting move, and it’s most likely only a matter of months before other major studios follow.  It’s interesting they are currently only offering VooZoo on Facebook. Members can send videos to each other (no word yet on embedding them in other sites).  This does make it a bit limited compared to youtube, but should also boost facebook (not that it needs boosted) even more as THE social network of the moment.

2 thoughts on “Facebook VooZoo App Shows Paramount Movie Clips”

  1. Greetings! Just to let everyone know that I invented the term VooZoo in 2001, and developed a similar business concept back then, which was featured in Tornado Insider’s business plan competition also in 2002. I am investigating copyright infringement issues related to Paramount’s latest launch, given they are using my identity. Anyone with advice, please contact me.

  2. Wait….Taher, what do you mean? You invented a Facebook application called VooZoo that will play Paramount movie clips back in 2001? I don’t get it.

    What is the Tornado Insider’s business plan competition?

    Anyway, I’m a big fan of VooZoo. They just put exclusive Iron Man clips up there.

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