San Rafael, California – July 28th , 2005 - Celebriducks, the original creator of the first ever celebrity rubber ducks of the greatest icons of film, music, athletics, and history has partnered with Graceland to release their next Celebriduck, Elvis Presley. The ducks are being done as a limited edition with each one individually numbered and will be unveiled at Graceland for Elvis Week in August 2005. Each duck’s 103 red sequin buttons are all painted by hand. “From the response and advance orders we have received, this will easily be the best selling duck we have ever created,” said Craig Wolfe, Celebriduck’s president.
Elvis, who is still as much a part of American culture now as he has ever been has been in the company's sights for years now. As one of the greatest icons of music history, it seems only natural for The King of Rock and Roll to take his place in the world of Celebriducks where he will join the ranks of The Godfather, James Brown; The Prince of Darkness, Ozzy Osbourne; the soul men from Chicago, The Blues Brothers, and Kiss.
The company, whose ducks were voted one of the top 100 gifts by Entertainment Weekly, featured twice on both The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and CBS Evening Magazine, have produced them for the NBA, Major League baseball, the NHL, and NASCAR have also done famous people such as Shakespeare, Carmen Miranda, Mae West, James Brown, Charlie Chaplin, Mr. T, Beethoven, and Collegiate Mascots. To date, the company has created over 200 different Celebriducks and have pioneered a whole new collectible.
The “Elvis” Celebriduck is licensed by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE). EPE is based in Memphis, with additional offices in Los Angeles. In addition to Graceland and its related attractions in Memphis, including the Heartbreak Hotel, EPE is aggressively involved in a worldwide licensing program, merchandising, music publishing, and television, film, video and internet projects. EPE is a wholly owned subsidiary of CKX, Inc., a publicly traded company listed on the Nasdaq National Market System (NMS) under the ticker symbol CKXE.