Grab Your Tool Belt and Get Ready to ‘Build the Beach’ with All-New Bob the B uilder: Let’s Build the Beach Swimming onto DVD July 1, 2008 from Lionsgate and HIT EntertainmentPosted in Press Releases on June 21st, 2008
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Grab Your Tool Belt And Get Ready To
‘Build The Beach!’ As All-New DVD Arrives Just In Time
For Summer with Never-Before-Seen Episodes
Bob the Builder™: Let’s Build the Beach
Swims onto DVD July 1, 2008 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment
Los Angeles/New York (June 18, 2008)—Just as families head-out for summer vacation, Bob the Builder heads to Bobland Bay to embark on some beach-building fun as Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment present the all-new Bob the Builder: Let’s Build the Beach DVD. Bob the Builder and his machine team are always ready to tackle any project. As they hammer out solutions that lead to a job well done, Bob and the Can-Do Crew demonstrate the power of positive thinking, problem-solving, teamwork and follow-through. Most importantly, from start to finish, the team always shows that The Fun is Getting It Done!
In Bob the Builder: Let’s Build the Beach join Bob and his Can-Do Crew as they welcome exciting new machine team members Splasher and Bristle to Bobland Bay. Bob is going to need a lot of help to build this new seaside town, so grab your hard hats, buckle up your tool belts and get ready to have some fun with everyone’s favorite builder in these five all-new, never-before-seen episodes:
–“Lofty’s Comet” – Bob and the team are busy building an observatory. When Lofty climbs a mountain to get a better look at the comet, he gets stuck. Will Lofty get back in time to see it with the others?
–“Spud and the Hotel” - When the first guests arrive at the Bobland Bay hotel, Spud helps out by doing every job, with chaotic results. When the new manager arrives, Spud is very pleased to go back to the quiet life of a scarecrow!
–“Tumbler’s Perfect Promenade” - Tumbler wants to help design the new promenade, but can’t come up with an idea. When some friendly animals leave their tracks in his wet cement the Bobland Bay Walk of Fame is born!
–“Clean as a Whistle Bristle” – As Bob and the team prepare for the opening ceremony, Bristle, the street-cleaner, arrives to clean the town. When important items are missing Bob puts the clues together and they all point to Bristle! Is he really the culprit?
–“Super-Splasher” – Splasher, an amphibious vehicle, arrives to take the hotel guests for sight-seeing tours. After a brave water rescue, he becomes known as Super-Splasher. Determined to live up to his new name, he rescues some people who don’t need rescuing!
Special features on the DVD include bonus episodes each of Fireman Sam™ – “Danger, Falling Sheep” and Fifi and the Flowertots™ – “Stingo Gets Stuck”
The building adventures in Bobland Bay continue in September when fourteen new episodes of Bob the Builder – Project Build It, set at this seaside location, air on PBS KIDS® (check local listings).
Bob the Builder: Let’s Build the Beach DVD is recommended for ages 2-5 and is approximately 46 minutes. It is closed captioned and a Spanish track is available as a menu option.
About HIT Entertainment
HIT Entertainment, owned by private equity investment group Apax Partners, is one of the world’s leading independent children’s entertainment producers and rights-owners. HIT’s portfolio includes properties, such as Barney™, Bob the Builder™, Thomas & Friends™, Pingu™, Fireman Sam™, Angelina Ballerina™ and Rainbow Magic™. HIT represents Fifi and the Flowertots™ and Roary the Racing Car™ in North America and Japan and acts as a worldwide representative for The Jim Henson Company’s library of classic family brands and as representative for The Wiggles® in the UK. HIT also owns the Guinness World Records™ publishing and television property. Launched in 1989, HIT’s lines of business span television and video production (including studios in the US and the UK), publishing, consumer products licensing and live events. With a catalogue of more than 1,000 hours of young children’s programming, HIT sells its shows to more than 240 countries worldwide, in more than 40 different languages and has operations in the UK, US, Canada, Hong Kong and Japan. In 2005, the Company joined Comcast Corporation, PBS and Sesame Workshop to launch PBS KIDS SproutSM, a 24-hour digital cable channel and VOD service for preschoolers. Visit www.hitentertainment.com and www.hitshopusa.com.
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