Mode Entertainment subsidiary, Licensebox has snapped up the worldwide licensing rights for legendary comedy coupling Abbott & Costello.
Abbott & Costello's work in radio, film and television made them one of the most popular comedy teams during the 1940s. They made 36 films together between 1940 and 1956 and were among the most popular and highest paid entertainers in the world during World War II.
The duo first found national recognition when they performed their classic routines on their own radio show from 1941 to 1949. Their most popular routine - Who's on First? - remains as well known today as when it was first performed.
"We are extremely excited to be able to work on the ever popular comedy duo, Abbott & Costello," stated Richard Zampella, CEO of Moda Entertainment. "We look forward to introducing this beloved American comedy team to a whole new generation through new media."