Humor Web site www.nationallampoons.com today is expected to announce five animated interactive programs that will debut during the next four months.
“Virtual Drinking Buddy” will premiere in March for viewers who want to saddle up to the computer and play quarters with an animated character. “Virtual Candidate” will debut in April after its current online election ends, where an Internet electorate assembles a presidential candidate by voting for its physical and personality characteristics. The Los Angeles-based Web site plans to facetiously promote the animated candidate with online and offline promotions after it’s announced. The other shows “Online Confessional,” “Flush Life” and “Cybercops” will debut in April and May.