Archive for January, 2010

All-New First-Ever All CGI Bob the Builder Hammers onto DVD March 23, 2010

Posted in Press Releases on January 18th, 2010
Bob The Builder Is Bigger, Bolder And Better Than Ever In All-New CG Animation With Exciting New Adventures! 
Bob The Builder: Heavy Duty Diggers 
In Stores March 23, 2010 
From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment 

Street Date: 3/23/10

Order Date: 2/17/10

DVD SRP:  $14.98

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Bob the Builder’s all-new CG animated series builds its foundation on DVD in Bob the Builder: Heavy Duty Diggers on March 23, 2010 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.  See Bob, Muck, Scoop, Digger, Wendy, Roley and the rest of the machine team in nuts and bolts action with a fresh new animated look. It’s time to get busy fixing and building as Bob and his friends show that teamwork, positive thinking and problem-solving will equip future builders with the right Can-Do attitude to tackle any project!

DVD SYNOPSIS

See Bob the Builder and the Can-Do Crew like never before through the power of CG animation! Bob and the team are hard at work in their new location in Harbor Town where Lofty leads the construction of a new ocean pier and transforms an old shack into a surf school; Scratch, the newest addition to the Top Team, is digging his way into all sorts of adventures with Scoop at the museum; and Scrambler attempts to build a tree house at the school by himself. Grab your hard hat and get ready to find out why the fun is in getting it done! 
Episodes Include:
·        Scratch’s Hidden Treasures
·        Scrambler’s Best Idea
·        High Tide for Lofty
·        Scoop the Artist
·        Lofty and the Monster
PROGRAM INFORMATION
Year of Production: 2010
Title Copyright: © 2010 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.
Type:  TV on DVD
Rating: NR
Genre: Children/Family/Animated
Age Target: 2-5 years old
Closed Captioned: English
Format: Full Screen
Feature Running Time: 46 minutes
DVD Audio Status: English, Spanish and French 2.0 Dolby Digital
Program Website: www.bobthebuilder.com
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For artwork and additional information contact Andrea Blain at
andrea@andreablainpr.com or 847-933-9884.

It’s High-Flying Fun with “Thomas & The Runaway Kite” on DVD March 2nd

Posted in Press Releases on January 18th, 2010
Full Steam Ahead for High Flying Fun With An All-New Thomas & Friends DVD in CG Animation And Never Before Seen Content - Available Only on DVD!
Thomas & Friends: 
Thomas & The Runaway Kite
Available March 2, 2010 
From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment

Street Date: 3/2/10

Order Date: 2/3/10

DVD SRP:  $14.98


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Hang on tight for a high-flying ride with Thomas & Friends in the all-new Thomas & the Runaway Kite flying onto DVD March 2, 2010 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. There are jobs to be done, visitors to meet and friends to greet in this never-before-seen DVD featuring full CG animation and individual voices for all the engines. All-new content available only on the DVD features live-action host Driver Perkins, who has to rely on a naughty parrot to save the day. 
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.

 

DVD SYNOPSIS

There’s a kite on the loose and Thomas must catch it before the wind blows it from Sodor. With Gordon, Charlie and Toby by his side, Thomas learns that a helping hand keeps him right on track when it comes to rescuing kites, saving a swarm of bees, and preventing railway disasters from taking flight! Hop on board for a high-flying ride with Thomas & Friends in these all-new, never-before-seen train adventures!
Episodes include:
·         “Thomas & the Runaway Kite”
·         “Buzzy Bees”
·         “Toby’s New Whistle”
·         “The Biggest Present of All”

 

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
·         “How Many Shapes Do You See” Game
·         “Find What Doesn’t Belong” 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: Home Entertainment Premiere
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 Digital0020
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.

 

A Basket Full of Fun for Everyone with “Barney Egg-cellent Adventures” on DVD March 2nd

Posted in Press Releases on January 18th, 2010
A Basket Full Of Fun For Everyone
Just In Time For Easter! 

 

Barney: Egg-Cellent Adventures
Available On DVD March 2, 2010 From 
Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment 

 

Street Date: 3/2/10

Order Date: 2/3/10

DVD SRP:  $14.98
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

It’s magical make-believe time with everyone’s favorite purple dinosaur, Barney, and his friends when Barney: Egg-Cellent Adventures springs onto DVD March 2, 2010 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. Available for the first-time ever on DVD, it’s the perfect addition to any Easter basket!  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

Your search for tee-riffic fun with Barney & Friends is over! Baskets full of egg-citement abound when Mother Goose, a nest full of eggs, and a mysterious, carrot-eating visitor bring super-Dino adventures to the whole family. Hop along for the super-dee-duper adventures with Barney and his friends!
Episodes include:
·        “Rabbits”
·        “Mother Goose”
·        “Ducks and Fish”
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
·        “Barney’s Easter Egg Hunt”
·        “Gumdrops Matching Game”

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production:  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: 42 minutes
DVD Audio Status: English and Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital
Program Website: www.barney.com
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For artwork and additional information contact Andrea Blain
at andrea@andreablainpr.com or 847-933-9884.

It’s Another Crazy Ba-a-atch of Adventures with “Shaun the Sheep A Woolly Good Time” on DVD Feb. 16th

Posted in Press Releases on January 18th, 2010
From The Academy Award®-Winning Creators 
Of Wallace & Gromit Comes The All-New 
Shaun The Sheep: A Woolly Good Time
Arriving On DVD February 16, 2010 
From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment

 

 

Street Date: 2/16/10

DVD SRP:  $14.98

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

It’s another crazy ba-a-a-tch of adventures when the all-new Shaun the Sheep: A Woolly Good Time arrives on DVD February 16, 2010 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. An international hit, Shaun the Sheep recently won an International Emmy Award for Children & Young People. Five minute shorts of the series also currently air in the U.S. on the Disney Channel. Fans can only find full length episodes on the DVDs.
SYNOPSIS:
A little pinch of zaniness and a big dash of fun is the perfect recipe for laughter as Shaun the Sheep and his barnyard buddies Bitzer, Shirley, Timmy and friends get into more wacky shenanigans in Shaun the Sheep: A Woolly Good Time. The laughs keep rising as the creators of the Academy Award- winning Wallace & Gromit are on a roll, dough-ling out more sheep herding mayhem by the baker’s dozen.
 Episodes include:

  • “Washday” – When the Farmer leaves, the sheep have loads of fun playing with his newly washed clothes hung out to dry. Quick! How to clean up the dirty garments before he returns?
  • “Tooth Fairy” – Bitzer gets a terrible toothache and Shaun takes the job as dentist hoping to help his friend and remove the painful tooth.  But after several creative and hilarious attempts at extraction it’s off to the vet for success!  But will the Tooth Fairy still visit Bitzer? 
  • “The Farmer’s Niece” – The Farmer’s naughty niece comes for a visit and Bitzer and the fearless flock have to put up with her silly antics.  
  • “Snore-Worn Shaun” – What can Shaun do to stop Shirley’s snoring? Nothing works so he and the flock decide to get her out of the barn with hilarious results!
  • “Helping Hound” – Farmer and Bitzer are fed up with the naughty sheep and hope a robotic dog will keep them in line.  But there’s mayhem in the meadow when he turns out to be stricter than Bitzer!
  • “Big Top Timmy” – The sheep awake to find Timmy gone! The search is on and he’s found at a nearby circus.  Can Shaun and the fearless flock rescue him and return to the barn before the Farmer finds out?

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
·        Sing-Along with Shaun
·        The Mini-Making of Shaun

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2010
Title Copyright: © and ™ Aardman Animations Limited 2006/2007. ‘Shaun the Sheep’ (word mark) and character ‘Shaun the Sheep’ are trademarks used under license from Aardman Animations Limited.
Type: TV on DVD
Rating: NR
Genre: Children/Family/Animated
Age Target: Fans of all ages from 2-60
Closed Captioned: English
Format: Full Screen
Feature Running Time: Approximately 39 minutes
DVD Audio Status:  2.0 Dolby Digital
Program Website: www.shaunthesheep.com
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For artwork and additional information contact Andrea Blain at andrea@andreablainpr.com  or 847-933-9884.

Coler Me Happy with “Colors Are Fun” On DVD Feb. 9th

Posted in Press Releases on January 18th, 2010
Color Me Happy!  DVD Collection Paints All-New Viewing Fun Featuring Preschool Favorites
Colors Are Fun!
Brightening DVD Shelves February 9, 2010 From Lionsgate And Hit Entertainment

Street Date: 2/9/10

DVD SRP:  $14.98
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Your child’s DVD library is about to get even more vibrant!  Colors Are Fun!, a plucky palette of stories featuring preschool favorites Barney, Thomas & Friends, Bob the Builder, Fireman Sam, Fifi and the Flowertots and Kipper, arrives on DVD February 9, 2010 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.  Each “colorful” episode features fun adventures and timeless tales of helping others, friendship and imagination.

DVD SYNOPSIS

A colorful adventure awaits! You’ll be painted from head to toe in delight when you join your favorite pre-school friends in these exciting adventures. Come along with Barney and find out how bright the sunshine is when colors dance in the air, join Bob the Builder as he discovers rich cave paintings, and collect colorful items for a magic show with Thomas. These adventures will show you the true colors of friendship and fun!
                                              
Episodes include:

  • Barney – “Colors”
  • Bob the Builder – “Scrambler and the Colorful Cave”
  • Thomas & Friends – “Smoke and Mirrors”
  • Fireman Sam – “Seeing Red”
  • Kipper – “Rainbow Puddle”

 

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
·        Bonus Episode: Fifi and the Flowertots – “Blueberry Surprise”

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2010
Title Copyrights:  
Thomas & Friends © 2010 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 © 2010 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 © 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.
© 2010 Chapman Entertainment Ltd. All rights reserved.

 

© 2010 Prism Art & Design Limited. The Fireman Sam name and character are trademarks of Prism Art & Design Limited. © 2008 HIT Entertainment Limited.

 

© 2010 HIT Entertainment Limited and Mick Inkpen.  Based on the books by ©Mick Inkpen.  The Kipper name and character are trademarks of Michael Inkpen.  Registered in the U.K.
Type: TV on DVD
Rating: NR
Genre: Children/Family/Animated
Age Target: 2-5 years old
Closed Captioned: English
Format: Full Screen
Feature Running Time: 53 minutes
Audio Status: 2.0 Dolby Digital
Program Website: www.hitentertainment.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.