Archive for October, 2009

Soak Up New Adventures and Meet New Friends in all-New “Thomas & Friends Splish Splash Splosh” on DVD This January

Posted in Press Releases on October 17th, 2009
Soak Up Adventure With An All-New Thomas & Friends DVD Featuring CG Animation And Never Before Seen Content!
Thomas & Friends: Splish Splash Splosh
Available January 5, 2010 
From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment

Street Date: 1/5/10

Order Date: 12/9/09

DVD SRP:  $14.98


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Soak up adventure with Thomas and his engine friends as they travel around the Island of Sodor in the all-new Thomas & Friends Splish Splash Splosh arriving on DVD January 5, 2010 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. Teaching timeless life lessons such as discovery, friendship and cooperation, the Thomas & Friends animated series invites children to enter a world of imagination through the tracks of a train and the words of a story.
The new host, Driver Perkins is new on the Island of Sodor, and can be seen ONLY on DVD.  Driver Perkins helps out Sir Topham Hatt, all of Sodor’s engines and the train engineers.  This friendly character also engages children with interactive dialogue and extra fun, like showing how to make a cake that looks just like Thomas and more!   

DVD SYNOPSIS

Even when it’s wet outside you can still have plenty of fun, especially when you share your adventures with Thomas & Friends! Grab your galoshes and join the team as they prepare for rainy day visits and sudsy spills, and then get unstuck from a snowy situation in this collection of stories from the Island of Sodor.
 
The DVD includes the following episodes:
o        Playtime
o        Splish Splash Splosh
o        Slippy Sodor
o        Snow Tracks

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
All-new interactive games:
o        Lift and Load Crane Game
o        Counting with Thomas Game

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Title Copyright: © 2010 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. 
Type: Special stunting on PBS
Rating: NR
Genre: Children/Family/Ages 2-5
Closed Captioned: English Closed Captioned
Format:  Full Screen
Feature Running Time: 46 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.

 

Barney Helps Young Ones with Their Manners in All-New “Barney Please & Thank You” on DVD This January

Posted in Press Releases on October 17th, 2009
Have Fun Learning Manners with Barney & Friends in All-New
Barney: Please & Thank You
Available On DVD January 5, 2010 From 
Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment

 

Street Date: 1/5/10

Order Date: 12/9/09

DVD SRP:  $14.98
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Preschoolers learn the importance of being kind and courteous to others when Barney™: Please & Thank You debuts on DVD January 5, 2010 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. Trusted by moms and adored by children, Barney displays sharing, caring, imagining, dancing and learning on television, online and through live events, home entertainment and publishing. The Emmy® award-winning series, Barney & Friends is one of the top-rated preschool shows today, airing on PBS KIDS® and PBS KIDS SproutSM.

DVD SYNOPSIS

When Baby Bop forgets to say “please” and “thank you,” Barney realizes it’s time for a lesson on how magic words can make other people feel good inside. As Baby Bop daydreams about a world without good manners she realizes that being polite is not only important but it’s easy to do after all.  The DVD features 19 favorite Barney songs including, “Please & Thank You,” “Being Together,” “Clean Up” and more.
Episodes include:
·         Magic Words
·         Tea-riffic Manners
·         Caring Hearts
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
·         Baby Bop’s Tea Party Games:
o        “Cakes, Cups and Colors” Interactive Game
o        “Alphabet Cookies” Interactive Game

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2003/2010
Title Copyright: © 2010 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.
Type: Home Entertainment Premiere
Rating: NR
Genre: Children/Family
Age Target: 1-5 years old
Subtitles: NA
Closed Captioned: English Closed Captioned
Format: Full Screen
Feature Running Time: 65 minutes
DVD Audio Status: English and Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital
Program Website: www.barney.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.

Launch of Art House DVD Series Encourges Future Artists to Learn Basic Shapes

Posted in Press Releases on October 17th, 2009

For Immediate Release

 

Art-iculating Kid Creativity

 


New Children’s DVD Series Makes Learning to Draw Easy and Fun

 

Initial title in the Launch

Art House Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals

Available on DVD November 17, 2009

 

 

Los Angeles, CA (October 19, 2009) – The Louvre, The Met, the Guggenheim, the … refrigerator door?  The family “gallery” will display the creative genius of budding young artists like never before with the launch of Art House, a charming new DVD series teaching children the fundamentals of drawing.  Endorsed by KIDS FIRST!, the initial title in the series Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals will be  available nationwide November 17, 2009 for a suggested retail price of $17.99.

 

Developing artistic skills at an early age has proven to promote problem solving, communication, curiosity and perspective.  Created by Amy Wilkes, a USC School of Cinematic Arts graduate and Tiffany Jennings, an elementary school teacher, Art House DVD series teaches children ages 3 and up how to draw using basic shapes – squares, circles, triangles, etc. – as a base to illustrate almost anything. 

 

“When schools feel the financial crunch, art programs are the first to go,” says Wilkes. “The Art House series nurtures young minds and offers parents a chance to create art with their child even if neither have any experience in drawing. Seeing our children’s faces light up with pride as they complete a drawing makes the whole project worthwhile.”  Adds Jennings, “We’ve seen the confidence that art skills can bring to children.  By simply learning how to draw, they are unlocking a wealth of developmental abilities.” 

 

In Art House Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals, join Teacher Emily and the Art House Gang as they draw fish, dogs, monkeys, birds, dinosaurs and more.  Engaging kids with bright, bold animation by Brad Abelson (The Simpsons); original music by award-winning composer Peter Scaturro; and fun live-action visuals, the program is both interactive and easy-to-follow, providing step-by-step instructions to help young viewers create simple drawings of their very own.  Along with printable coloring book pages, learning to draw has never been easier … or more fun!   

 

So give your child some crayons and paper and watch their imaginations flow!

 

Future titles in the series to be released in 2010 are Volume 2: Start Your Engines, Volume 3: On the Farm and Volume 4: Under the Sea. Recommended for ages 3 and up, Art House Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals is available at www.InTheArtHouse.com and www.amazon.com.

 

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Titles:                           Art House Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals
Category:                      Children; Ages 3 and up
Format:                         DVD/Live-Action/Animation
SRP:                             $74.99, includes noncommercial public performance rights
ISBN:                           978-0-615-208183
Release Date:               November 17, 2009

 

Produced by:                 Art House
                                    544 Euclid St.
                                    Santa Monica, CA 90402
                                    310- 980-4406

 

Press Information:         Andrea Blain
Andrea Blain Public Relations
9750 Crawford Ave.
Skokie, IL  60076
Phone:  847-933-9884
Fax: 847-673-5836
andrea@andreablainpr.com

All-New “Barney We Love Our Family” Comes to DVD Just in Time for Holiday Visits

Posted in Press Releases on October 17th, 2009
Discover The Love Of Family And Friends!

 

Barney: We Love Our Family
Available On DVD November 17, 2009 From 
Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment

 


Street Date: 11/17/09

DVD SRP:  $14.98
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Barney, everyone’s favorite purple dinosaur, has been a beloved part of families, sharing love, laughter and lots of fun, for over 20 years.  Now, just in time for the holidays and for when relatives gather together, you too can celebrate how wonderful family is in Barney: We Love Our Family, arriving on DVD November 17 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.  From a mother’s loving care to a grandfather’s whimsical visit to the introduction of an adorable new cousin, make Barney’s delightful extended family a part of your own!

DVD SYNOPSIS

Skinned knee?  A kiss and some care from Mom makes it all better.  Looking for a silly goose to play with?  Let Grandpa show you the way. And who wouldn’t love a cousin who finds the music in everything?  Come along for a super-dee-duper day with Barney and his friends and discover all the joys and love family can bring in Barney: We Love Our Family.  All we need is love from our family and friends – and of course Barney!  Discover the joys and laughter that moms, grandparents and cousins can bring in this unforgettable and heartwarming collection that the whole family will cherish!
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
·         “Dino Dress-Up” Interactive Game
·         “Welcome, Cousin Riff” featurette

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2009
Title Copyright: © 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.
Type: Home Entertainment Premiere
Rating: NR
Genre: Children/Family
Age Target: 2-5 years old
Subtitles:  English
Closed Captioned: English Closed Captioned
Format: Full Screen
Feature Running Time: Approximately 42 Minutes
DVD Audio Status: English and Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital
Program Website: www.barney.com
To download art, visit www.lionsgatepublicity.com or www.hitnewsonline.com

For artwork and additional information contact Andrea Blain at andrea@andreablainpr.com