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“Mummy’s” The Word as All-New Goosebumps Awaken onto DVD March 31st from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Posted in Press Releases on March 16th, 2009

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mummy’s The Word As Two All-new Goosebumps® DVD Collections Awaken Onto DVD From Fox Home Entertainment

 

RETURN OF THE MUMMY
THE SCARECROW WALKS AT MIDNIGHT
CENTURY CITY, Calif. – Excavate a world of spine-tingling spooks and piercing screams as your favorite frightening characters come to life with two all-new Goosebumps® DVD collections – Return of the Mummy and The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight, arriving for the first time on DVD on March 31st from Fox Home Entertainment.  Based on the worldwide phenomenon spawned by Scholastic’s best selling book series by R.L. Stine, Goosebumps (www.scholastic.com/goosebumps) has been published in over 32 languages and sold more than 300 million copies worldwide.  Adapted for TV by Scholastic Media, the series returned to television last October on Cartoon Network, (which reaches over 91 million households) and boasted a Top-10 overall ranking in primetime with kids 9-14 during the month of October 2008. The live-action series, which originally aired from 1995-1998 on Fox, tells the spookily outrageous and funny tales of ordinary kids who find themselves in extraordinary and scary situations.

 

Momentum for the property has been reinvigorated with a new Goosebumps HorrorLand™ book series that was released earlier this year. The series features a universe of recurring characters and serialized tales that slowly reveal the terrifying secrets hidden in HorrorLand – a frightening, vast theme park that serves as the series’ backdrop. As well, a Goosebumps HorrorLand Video Game from Scholastic Interactive debuted in October. This multi-platform, hair-raising adventure game is set in a fright-themed amusement park filled with thirty other thrilling rides and bone-chilling attractions. Adding to the momentum, the newly designed official Goosebumps website (www.scholastic.com/goosebumps) garners over one million visits per month and the audio collection complementing the new book series is available for download on Audible.com, AudibleKids.com and iTunes. Columbia Pictures also acquired rights to adapt the bestselling book series into a theatrical feature.
These two new Goosebumps DVD titles include hair-raising adventures, monster mysteries, creepy tombs, a four thousand year old Mummy, a spooky attic, twelve menacing scarecrows, a phone that won’t stop ringing and more terrifying tales. Each frightful Goosebumps DVD features several bone-chilling episodes and are available for the suggested retail price of $14.98 U.S. / $16.98 Canada.

 

Synopses:

Return of the Mummy                                                                                  DVD Catalog# 2257042

 

Return of the Mummy
Gabe visits his archaeologist uncle in Egypt just in time to watch him unearth the tomb of a great prince – which might be exciting if disturbed mummies didn’t seek revenge on whoever wakes them from the dead! 

 

Don’t Wake Mummy
Jeff Carter doesn’t really want to hug the 4,000-year-old mummy he received from his daddy, especially when the vengeful ragman rises from its sarcophagus!

 

You Can’t Scare Me
Frustrated friends Eddie and Hat decide to scare a show-off pal with Mud Monsters at Muddy CreekBut their dirty deed backfires!

 

 

The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight                                                           DVD Catalog# 2257043

 

The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight
There’s something funny about Jodie and Mark’s grandparents’ farm, but nobody is laughing, especially when twelve strange new scarecrows scare more than just the crows!

 

Don’t Go to Sleep
Matt Amsterdam wishes his family were different – until he wakes up from a nap in the attic to find that things are suddenly very different.

 

Calling All Creeps
Ricky Beamer hopes for revenge when he puts a mean girl’s phone number in a personal ad.  But when he starts getting scary midnight calls, he’s the one getting the creeps!
 

 

A recognized global industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC (TCFHE) is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming on DVD, Blu-ray Disc (BD) and Digital Copy as well as acquisitions and original productions.  The company also releases all products around the globe for MGM Home Entertainment.  Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets — from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce – throughout the world.  Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC is a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company.

 

Scholastic Media (SM), the entertainment and media division of Scholastic, is a leading producer of quality, family-oriented content across multiple platforms, including feature films, television programming, videos, interactive and audio products, and web sites, and is a major developer and marketer of children’s brands worldwide.
Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books and a leader in educational technology and children’s media. Scholastic creates quality educational and entertaining materials and products for use in school and at home, including children’s books, magazines, technology-based products, teacher materials, television programming, film, videos and toys. The Company distributes its products and services through a variety of channels, including proprietary school-based book clubs and school-based book fairs, retail stores, schools, libraries, television networks and the Company’s Internet Site, www.scholastic.com.
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GOOSEBUMPS: RETURN OF THE MUMMY
GOOSEBUMPS: THE SCARECROW WALKS AT MIDNIGHT
Street Date:        March 31, 2009                                    
Catalog #:           2257042
Catalog #:           2257043
Price:                  $14.98 U.S. / $16.98 Canada                 
Rating:                NR                                                      
Run Time:           66 mins .                                              
Closed Captioned                                                           

Strawberry Shortcake “Berry Big Journeys” In Stores March 31st from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Posted in Press Releases on March 16th, 2009

CONTACTS:
Kavita Smith                                                                             Andrea Blain
FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT                                        ANDREA BLAIN PR
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

JOIN THE SWEETEST TRAVELER EVER!
WHEN STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKETM AND FRIENDS
EMBARK ON

 

Strawberry Shortcake’s Berry Big Journeys

 

Meet New Friend “Banana Candy” When All New-DVD Travels into Stores March 31, 2009 From Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

 

 

Century City, CA – It’s a “berry” fun adventure when the sweetest traveler ever and her friends embark on new journeys in the all-new Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Big Journeys coming to DVD March 31, 2009 for a suggested retail price of $14.98 US /$16.98 Canada from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Featuring two fun-filled stories of new experiences, new travels and new challenges, “Strawberry’s Big Journey” and “Around the Berry Big World,” the pint-size loveable darling along with Angel Cake, Rainbow and new friend Banana Candy prove that a positive attitude and being with friends is the best time of all.

 

 

Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Big Journeys Fast Facts

·        Street Date: March 31, 2009

·        R/T: 45 minutes

·        SRP: $14.98

·        Ages: 2-7

 

“Strawberry’s Big Journey” Synopsis
Strawberry Shortcake has always dreamed of seeing a certain rare flower, which only blooms once every ten years – and then only for a day. When she and her friends decide to go to see the flower, they load up a car and camper and set out for a long journey. The trip is not always easy – it’s full of unexpected complications and delays and they arrive mere moments too late and miss the flower’s bloom. Strawberry’s friends feel awful for her…she’s missed something that meant a lot to her. But Strawberry isn’t disappointed, the journey itself has been a grand adventure and she wouldn’t have missed it for anything in the world!

 

"Around the Berry Big World" Synopsis
After an inadvertent wager with Pie Man, Strawberry sets off to prove that she can go around the world in 80 days. She knows it can be done… if you have a positive attitude. Alas, a very negative Peppermint Fizz gets brought along by accident. Together, they overcome many obstacles — including Pie Man’s nasty attempts to sabotage the trip — and they make it back to Strawberryland in 80 days.

 

Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Big Journeys Bonus Extras:
·        Character Gallery Memory Book
·        Printable coloring pages

 

About Cookie Jar Group
The Cookie Jar Group is a Canada-based global children’s entertainment and education company dedicated to excellence.  Through Cookie Jar Entertainment, the company is a leader in the creation, production, marketing and licensing of evergreen character brands that appeal to kids and families worldwide.  Cookie Jar Entertainment’s library of nearly 6,000 half-hour episodes features some of the world’s most recognizable brands, including “Strawberry Shortcake,” “Caillou,” “Inspector Gadget,” “The Doodlebops,” “Arthur” and “Johnny Test”.  The company owns non-character based brands for licensing such as Mommy & Me. Through its pan-European subsidiary, the full-service licensing agency Copyright Promotions Licensing Group, Cookie Jar represents numerous third-party iconic brands. Cookie Jar Group also has a one-third interest in international children’s television channel Kidsco. Cookie Jar Education, based in Greensboro, North Carolina, is one of North America’s largest providers of supplemental education materials, reaching nearly 2,000 teachers across the United States, through the Carson-Dellosa and HighReach Learning brands.
 
About American Greetings Corporation
For more than 100 years American Greetings Corporation (NYSE: AMNews) has been a manufacturer and retailer of innovative social expression products that assist consumers in enhancing their relationships. The Company’s major greeting card brands are American Greetings, Carlton Cards and Gibson, and other paper product offerings include DesignWare party goods, American Greetings and Plus Mark gift-wrap and boxed cards and Date Works calendars. American Greetings also has the largest collection of electronic greetings on the Web, including cards available at AmericanGreetings.com through AG Interactive, Inc., the company’s online division. AG Interactive also offers digital photo sharing and personal publishing at PhotoWorks.com and Webshots.com and a one-stop source for online graphics, animations, and more at Kiwee.com. In addition to its product lines, American Greetings also creates and licenses popular character brands through the American Greetings Properties group. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, American Greetings generates annual revenue of approximately $1.8 billion, and its products can be found in retail outlets domestically and worldwide, including company owned American Greetings and Carlton Cards stores. For more information on the Company, visit http://corporate.americangreetings.com.

 

About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
A recognized global industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC (TCFHE) is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming on VHS, DVD and Blu-ray Disc (BD) as well as acquisitions and original productions.  The company also releases all products around the globe for MGM Home Entertainment.  Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets — from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce – throughout the world.  Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC is a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company.
 
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