Archive for August, 2009

Seasonal Fun with “HIT Favorites: Frosty Friends” Arriving on DVD this October!

Posted in Press Releases on August 10th, 2009

Give The Gift Of Family-Friendly Seasonal Fun
With A Collection Of Wintery Tales!
HIT Favorites: Frosty Friends
Flurries Onto DVD October 6, 2009
From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment
                                Street Date: 10/6/09
Order Date: 9/10/09
DVD SRP:  $14.98
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Bundle up with your favorite preschool pals in fun-filled wintertime tales with HIT Favorites: Frosty Friends flurrying onto DVD October 6, 2009 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.  Join Barney, Bob the Builder, Pingu, Thomas & Friends and Kipper as they enjoy playful adventures in the snow. Learn the true meaning of Christmas with your best friend Barney, build a snowman with Bob, go sledding with Kipper, whistle down the tracks with Thomas and laugh along as Pingu plays hilarious tricks on his friends.
DVD EPISODES
·        Thomas & Friends – “Percy’s New Whistle”
·        Barney – “Gift of the Dinos”
·        Bob the Builder – “Snowman Scoop”
·        Pingu – “Pingu and the Hose”
·        Kipper – “The Big Freeze”
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
·        Bonus episode of Fifi and the Flowertots “Doctor Webby”

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION
Year of Production: 2009
Title Copyright:
Thomas & Friends © 2009 Gullane (Thomas) Limited. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends and Thomas & Friends are trademarks of Gullane (Thomas) Limited.  Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends and Design is Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off.
Bob The Builder © 2009 HIT Entertainment Limited and Keith Chapman.  The Bob the Builder name and character, related characters and riveted logo are trademarks of HIT Entertainment Limited.  Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off. and other countries.
Barney © 2009 Lyons Partnership, L.P.  The Barney name and character, related characters and the overlapping dino spots and Barney and star logos are trademarks of Lyons Partnership, L.P.  Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off. and other countries.
Pingu © 2009 The Pygos Group. All rights reserved. The Pingu name and character and the Pingu knapsack logo and Pin-gu and face logo are trademarks of The Pygos Group.
KIPPER © 2009 HIT Entertainment Limited and Mick Inkpen.
Fifi and the Flowertots © Chapman Entertainment Limited 2009. All rights reserved.
Type: TV on DVD
Rating: NR
Genre: Children/Family/Animated
Age Target:  2-5
Closed Captioned: English Closed Captioned
Format: Full Screen
Feature Running Time: 50 minutes
DVD Audio Status: 2.0 Dolby Digital
Program Website: www.hitentertainment.com
To download art, visit www.lionsgatepublicity.com or www.hitnewsonline.com

For artwork/additional information contact Andrea Blain at andrea@andreablainpr.com or 847-933-9884.

Celebrate the Joy and Laughter with “Thomas & Friends: Holiday Express” Arriving on DVD this November!

Posted in Press Releases on August 10th, 2009
All Aboard The NEW Thomas & Friends Holiday Special On DVD For Trainloads Of Fun And Adventure!
  
Thomas & Friends: Holiday Express
Includes New-To-DVD Episodes And An Exclusive Holiday Toy Train Making Tracks Onto DVD November 3, 2009 
From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment

Street Date: 11/3/09

Order Date: 10/7/09

DVD SRP:  $16.98 with holiday toy train


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

It’s cold and snowy on the Island of Sodor and Thomas and his engine friends are busy clearing the tracks, making deliveries and helping each other out in the all-new Thomas & Friends:  Holiday Express arriving on DVD November 3, 2009 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.  Packaged with an exclusive, collectible Thomas holiday train only available with the DVD, little carolers will love watching their favorite Number 1 blue engine steaming down the tracks in these winter and holiday-themed stories.
Teaching timeless tales and life lessons such as discovery, friendship and cooperation, Thomas & Friends invites children to enter a world of imagination through the tracks of a train and the words of a story.

DVD SYNOPSIS

All aboard for snowmen, Christmas trees and festive train rides!  When you ride the rails with your favorite friends you never know what to expect.  Enjoy exciting adventures filled with lucky trucks, Christmas puddings, surprise parties and much, much more!  Join Thomas, Henry, Emily, Percy and all your engine friends for a trainload of fun in these six Holiday Express episodes:
·          “Thomas and Percy’s Christmas Adventure”
·         “Snow Engine”
·         “Henry’s Lucky Day”
·         “Don’t Tell Thomas”
·         “Thomas, Emily and the Snow Plough”
·         “Thomas’ Frosty Friend”
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
·         “Sodor Sounds” Game
·         “Cargo Challenge” Game
DVD MARKETING SUPPORT
The marketing campaign for Thomas & Friends: Holiday Express will include a national Amtrak promotion that will feature the DVD on station counter cards, children’s menus, placemats and more, that will result in over 90 million impressions.  Also, included in each DVD is a free child’s admission on Amtrak with the purchase of an adult priced ticket.  There will be an aggressive radio and online campaign that will include e-blasts, online ads, targeted placement on preschool/mom blog sites and sneak peeks.  The DVD will be promoted on the Thomas & Friends website (www.thomasandfriends.com) through e-blasts and online content – that delivers over 14 million monthly page views and 1 million unique visitors.  The Holiday Express DVD will be cross promoted on all October, November and December Lionsgate family DVDs!

 


PROGRAM INFORMATION

Title Copyright: Copyright: © 2009 HIT Entertainment Limited. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends Based on The Railway Series by The Reverend W Awdry.  © 2009 Gullane (Thomas) Limited.  Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends and Thomas & Friends are trademarks of Gullane (Thomas) Limited.  Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends and Design is Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off. 
Rating: NR
Genre: Children/Family/Ages 2-5
Closed Captioned: English Closed Captioned
Format:  Full Screen
Feature Running Time: 40 minutes
DVD Audio Status: English, Spanish and French 2.0 Dolby Digital
Website: www.thomasandfriends.com
To download art, visit www.lionsgatepublicity.com or www.hitnewsonline.com

For artwork and additional information contact Andrea Blain at andrea@andreablainpr.com
or 847-933-9884.

Join Thomas, Barney and Bob the Builder with “Holiday Giftsets” Available on DVD this October!

Posted in Press Releases on August 10th, 2009

Just In Time For The Holiday Season Come Three New DVD Gift Sets From Your Favorite Preschool Friends!
Thomas & Friends: Sodor Friends Holiday Collection
Barney: Tee-riffic Holiday Collection
Bob the Builder: Building Crew Holiday Collection
Jingling Into Stores October 13, 2009
From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment

Street Date: 10/13/09
Order Date: 9/16/09
DVD SRP:  $19.98 each
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
It’s big-time holiday fun with favorite preschool friends Barney, Bob the Builder and Thomas & Friends in special holiday collections of DVD 3-packs jingling into stores October 13, 2009 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. Perfect for gift-giving, young carolers can sing-along to seasonal favorites and enjoy winter-time fun with the Barney Tee-Riffic Holiday Collection Gift Set. Join Bob the Builder and his Can-Do Crew in action-packed winter adventures that show you “having fun is in getting it done” during the holidays in the Bob the Builder: Building Crew Holiday Collection Gift Set.  Travel down the tracks for cheery holiday adventures, daring rescues and heart-warming life lessons in the Thomas & Friends: Sodor Friends Holiday Collection Gift Set.
GIFT SET SYNOPSES
·         Barney Tee-Riffic Holiday Collection
Bundle up with your best friend Barney for this special collection of wintertime favorites! Take a musical journey to the North Pole with Barney, BJ, and Baby Bop in “Night Before Christmas.” Sing along to your favorite Barney tunes in the fun-filled game show, “Can You Sing That Song?” And join Barney, Bob the Builder, Thomas & Friends and more for the magic of “Winter Wonderland” in this tee-riffic holiday gift set!
 
·         Bob the Builder: Building Crew Holiday Collection
Just in time for the holidays, discover why “the fun is in getting it done” in these action-packed, fun-filled adventures! Join Bob and the Can-Do Crew as they rescue their friend from a winter storm in “Bob’s White Christmas.” Then it’s time to build a log cabin and smooth the ice rink for the Winter Games.  Finally, come along as Bob and Scoop hunt for buried treasure — and make some amazing discoveries — in this one-of-a-kind collection that’s the perfect holiday treat for Bob the Builder fans.
·         Thomas & Friends: Sodor Friends Holiday Collection
There’s fun around every turn in these joyful wintertime adventures!  Catch the holiday spirit as Thomas & Friends prepare for the grand opening of the Toy Workshop.  Laugh and play along as Percy tries to fool his friends into believing he’s Jack Frost.  And hold on tight for some of Thomas’ most thrilling races and rescues in this heartwarming holiday collection.

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION
Title Copyright: © 2009 HIT Entertainment Limited.
© 2009 Lyons Partnership, L.P.  The Barney name and character, related characters and the overlapping dino spots and Barney and star logos are trademarks of Lyons Partnership, L.P.  Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off. and other countries.

 

© 2009 HIT Entertainment Limited and Keith Chapman.  The Bob the Builder name and character, related characters and riveted logo are trademarks of HIT Entertainment Limited.  Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off. and other countries.

 

© 2009 Gullane (Thomas) Limited. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends and Thomas & Friends are trademarks of Gullane (Thomas) Limited.  Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends and Design is Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off.
Type: TV on DVD
Rating: NR
Genre: Children/Family/Animated
Age Target: Children, Ages 1-5
Closed Captioned: English Closed Captioned
Format: Full Screen
Feature Running Time:
Barney Tee-Riffic Holiday Collection Gift Set: 177 minutes
Bob the Builder: Building Crew Holiday Collection Gift Set: 127 minutes
Thomas & friends: Sodor Friends Holiday Collection Gift Set: 120 minutes
DVD Audio Status: 2.0 Dolby Digital
Website: www.hitentertainment.com
    www.barney.com
                www.bobthebuilder.com
    www.lionsgate.com/thomasandfriends

To download art, visit www.lionsgatepublicity.com or www.hitnewsonline.com

 

For artwork and additional information contact Andrea Blain at andrea@andreablainpr.com
or 847-933-9884.