Archive for October, 2010

Football Legend and Dancing with The Stars Contestant Kurt Warner Launches Kids Football App

Posted in Press Releases on October 14th, 2010

For Immediate Release

Kurt Warner’s Good Sports Gang Readies to Score Some App-Titude

Children’s Development Company from Famed Quarterback Expands Brand Into Apps, Online Education Community

“Kurt Warner’s Football 101 for Kids” for the iPad, iPhone, iTouch to Launch Mid-October 2010

 

Phoenix, AZ ( October 15, 2010) Huddle up and get ready to tackle hours of digital fun as Kurt Warner’s Good Sports Gang enters the mobile technology world with new sports-themed apps for iPad, iPhone, and iTouch with a complementary interactive online community in the works. 

Developed by GSG Media (www.gsgmedia.com), a new multimedia development group spearheaded by recently retired two-time NFL MVP and Super Bowl MVP – and current Dancing With the Stars contestant – Kurt Warner and his wife Brenda, the company is developing a number of electronic products designed to teach problem-solving and critical thinking skills as well as impart values such as teamwork, perseverance and fair play in young sports enthusiasts ten years old and under.

“Our Good Sports Gang products are a perfect fit for hand-held devices as the apps incorporate all of the elements that kids like:  state-of-the-art digital technology, cool 3D animated characters, sports and fun multi-level games,” said  Kurt Warner. “Our creative process has resulted in engaging, whimsical apps that kids and parents can enjoy together — and there’s more to come.”

GSG Media’s producing partner is Schwartz & Associates Creative, a media company that designs and distributes compelling, immersive, multi-platform content. The new venture’s products feature the Good Sports Gang, a team of high-bouncing, energetic sports ball characters – with personality traits and quirks that are appealing to all children. 

Up first is “Kurt Warner’s Football 101 for Kids” available from iTunes in late-October for the iPad, iTouch and iPhone.  A free LITE version will be available as well as the full application for $2.99. Through the magic of special effects, Kurt himself introduces pint-sized pigskin players to GSG’s dynamic, wise team captain Qubee, a charming football character.  The two team up to teach children all about football fundamentals in an interactive, fun-filled, and easy-to-understand way.

“With this app, moms can learn about football along with their kids,” says Brenda Warner.

Program Details:

 “Kurt Warner’s Football 101 for Kids” ($2.99)

Calling all kids ages 10 and under – and anyone in need of the football basics!  Join former Pro Quarterback and two-time league MVP Kurt Warner and his animated football friend, Qubee, on a fast-paced tour thru the world of football.  Learn the fundamentals in the Good Sports Gang Gridiron Training Camp, including…

-       1st Quarter: Who’s Who – each player’s position on the field
-       2nd Quarter: Read the Field – features on a football field
-       3rd Quarter: First and Ten – understanding downs
-       4th Quarter: Know the Score – touchdowns, extra points, field goals and more
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•  Literally hundreds of interactive pages to teach the basics

•  Lightening Round questions following each quarter to test learning

•  Points awarded at the end of each Lightning Round and displayed on the individual scoreboards

•  Advance to the Championship Bowl once all four “quarters” are successfully completed

•  Scores compiled for up to three individual players

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later. 

Portions of proceeds from the sale of the Good Sports Gang products benefit Kurt and Brenda Warner’s First Things First Foundation (www.kurtwarner.org), a non-profit public charity dedicated to impacting lives by promoting Christian values, sharing experiences and providing opportunities to encourage everyone that all things are possible when people seek to put first things first.

            The next app featuring the GSG characters, Kurt Warner’s (Think Fast!) Scramble, is scheduled for release in November.  A Good Sports Gang online interactive community filled with games, educational content, videos and lots more is planned for launch in 2011.

Visit gsgmedia.com for a more in-depth look at GSG Media including a video message from Warner, product descriptions, downloadable screen shots, background information on the company founders and a link to iTunes to purchase products.

About the Producers
Saint Louis-based Schwartz & Associates Creative (www.sacreative.com) is a pioneer in the interactive educational business.  In 1995, its principals formed the Evergreen Project, one of the first web-based product development groups focusing on the K-8 market.  Five years later, the Evergreen Project was acquired by Ask Jeeves (now Ask.com), a California-based search engine company.  Since that time, Schwartz & Associates has concentrated its efforts on developing interactive and animated educational products for children as well as educational media for museums and cultural centers.  Since its founding in 1973, the company has received numerous national and international awards for its work in new media, animation and video.

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Press Contacts:
Andrea Blain
Andrea Blain Public Relations
9750 Crawford Ave.
Skokie, IL 60076
847-933-9884
andrea@andreablainpr.com

Elizabeth Schwartz, Executive Producer
Schwartz & Associates Creative
212 S. Bemiston #3
St. Louis, MO 63105
314-531-6810 #222
bettie@sacreative.com

Delightful New Live-Action “Fun on the Farm” Plows onto DVD February 8, 2011

Posted in Press Releases on October 14th, 2010

 


Delightful New Live-Action DVD

 

“Fun on the Farm”

 

 Helps Cultivate the Curiosity of

Young Animal and Machine Enthusiasts

 

                                                         

Fun on the Farm Plows Onto DVD February 8, 2011 from TM Books & Video

                                          Michigan City, IN (October 14, 2010) TM’s new Fun on the Farm takes you on a fascinating trip where you learn how farmers grow their crops, what kinds of animals live on a farm, and where the food in the produce aisle comes from. This latest DVD from TM Books & Video will arrive in stores on February 8, 2011.

            The 30-minute Fun on the Farm is an engaging foray into the growing cycle. It starts in the spring with planting, then the fields are cultivated, and finally, in the fall, when the leaves change to beautiful shades of red and gold, the farmers harvest their crops using a combine.

Host Doodle Rooster and his friends Bell Cow and Harvey Horse take turns introducing young viewers to the marvels of big farm machines all set to a delightful soundtrack of singer/songwriter James Coffey.

            Take a trip to the “Farm in the Zoo,” a big attraction at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo that teaches city kids about farm life. Then travel to the John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline, IL to see how John Deere makes their combines. Learn about tractors, cultivators, combines, plows, balers and more.  Take a laugh-filled trip to the Wacky Farm and lend a hand and work the land as you explore the many chores kids do on a farm.

            Along with games like “Name the Letter” and “The Cloud Game” (finding clouds that look like animals), your little farming enthusiasts are sure to cultivate new seeds of knowledge and have a great time exploring the many facets of life on the farm.

Fun on the Farm is recommended for ages two to five and will be available for a suggested retail price of $14.99.  To order, call toll free 1-800-892-2822 or visit www.tmbv.com.

About TM Books & Video
Since October 2005, TM has produced 12 titles for John Deere and has sold over 600,000 DVDs. TM is licensed by John Deere, Boeing, Lionel, Caterpillar, and Chicago’s Museum of Science & Industry to produce educational and entertaining family shows. TM specials have appeared on network TV, PBS, RFD-TV, and cable stations around the country. Their flagship series, I Love Toy Trains, has sold nearly 3,000,000 copies, the most ever for an independently produced children’s show. Sales have been fueled by rave reviews in the national media (NBC Today Show, Parenting Magazine, USA Today, People Magazine, Disney’s Wondertime Magazine, New York Magazine, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Amazon.com, and the Library Journal). Awards include the prestigious Parents’ Choice and the Parenting Magazine award for excellence.

 
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DVD Title:       Fun on the Farm
Release Date:   February 8, 2011
Order date:       January 2, 2011
SRP:                 $14.99, includes non-commercial public performance rights
R/T:                 Approximately 40 minutes
ISBN:               978-1-932291-98-8
Category:          Family/Children: ages 3 and older
Format:             Live-action/original songs by James Coffey

Produced by:     TM Books & Video
                        P.O. Box 279
                        New Buffalo, MI 49117
                        800-892-2822/www.tmbv.com

Press Contact:   Andrea Blain
                        Andrea Blain Public Relations
                        9750 Crawford Ave.
                        Skokie, IL 60076
                        847-833-9884 phone/847-673-5836 fax
                        andrea@andreablainpr.com

Uncover A Treasure Chest of Fun with All-New “Bob the Builder: The Golden Hammer-The Movie” on DVD December 28, 2010

Posted in Press Releases on October 5th, 2010
Uncover A Treasure Chest Of Fun With Bob The Builder’s
Premiere Movie, Never Before Seen On TV!
Bob The Builder: The Golden Hammer – The Movie
Available On DVD, Digital Download 
And On Demand December 28, 2010 
From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment 

Street Date: 12/28/10

DVD SRP:  $9.98

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Arrrrrrr you ready for a romping new building adventure?  Join Bob the Builder and his Can-Do Crew as they embark on a fun pirate movie adventure full of exciting building and mystery in the all-new CG animated Bob the Builder: The Golden Hammer – The Movie.  The movie is available on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand December 28, 2010 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.
While installing new pillars at the local museum, Spud and Scrambler learn of the Pirate Brickbeard’s Golden Hammer and team up to find the treasure to present it to Bob as a gift.  As Bob lends a helping hand to construction projects around the town, Spud and Scrambler use the power of positive thinking, teamwork and problem-solving to get the job done and solve the mystery surrounding the legend of the Golden Hammer!
Bob the Builder has paired with another building icon – Legoland -  to promote the DVD premiere movie.  As part of a national promotion with Legoland, each Bob the Builder: The Golden Hammer DVD includes a coupon good for a free child’s admission to Legoland Theme Park.  Legoland also features a Bob the Builder 4-D feature in the theme parks, and The Golden Hammer trailer will run before all 4-D shows!  The DVD will be included in the nationwide Legoland E-blast in November as well. 

DVD SYNOPSIS

Shiver me timbers!  Bob the Builder and his Top Team have moved to Fixham Harbor for a swashbuckling new adventure.  Spud and Scrambler learn about the legend of Pirate Brickbeard’s Golden Hammer, a treasure that he has hidden in their new town. The team must follow the clues to find its location. Can they find it? Yes they can!  All hands on deck for a treasure trove of mystery and fun!
DVD BONUS FEATURES
·       “Build A House With Bob” Game

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:  Movie, Only on DVD Rating: NR        
Genre: Children/Family/Animated
Age Target: 2-5 years old
Closed Captioned: English
Format: Widescreen
Feature Running Time: 60 minutes
DVD Audio Status: English and Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital
Program Website: www.bobthebuilder.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.

Get Fired Up for All-New High Stakes Adventures with “Firem Sam: Ready for Action” On DVD December 28, 2010

Posted in Press Releases on October 5th, 2010
 Get Fired Up for All-New, High Stakes Adventure!
Fireman Sam:  Ready For Action
Arrives On DVD, Digital Download And On Demand
 December 28, 2010 From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment

Street Date: 12/28/10

Order Date: 12/1/10

DVD SRP:  $9.98
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Get ready for a firetruck-load of thrilling, high stakes adventure with everyone’s favorite flame-fighting hero, Fireman Sam and his trusty fire brigade, in the all-new CG animated Fireman Sam: Ready for Action on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand December 28, 2010 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. This action-packed tale helps future firefighters learn the importance of fire safety, avoiding accidents and following directions.  
Preschool favorite Fireman Sam, the only firefighter-themed children’s program, originally launched in the UK, made its U.S. debut on PBS KIDS Sprout® in October 2006 and continues to air daily. 

DVD SYNOPSIS

Fireman Sam is ready for action in five exciting episodes!  The alarm has sounded and the Pontypandy crew is off to rescue their friends and others in need. From engine sparks and wild fireworks to water rescue and more, you won’t want to miss these adventures with your favorite hero!
Episodes:

  • Going Out With A Bang
  • Sticky Situation
  • Best Foot Forward
  • Hot Air
  • Alarm on the Beach

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2009
Title Copyright: ©2010 Prism Art & design Limited.  The Fireman Sam name and character are trademarks of Prism Art & Design Limited.
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: Approximately 46 Minutes
Audio Status: English and French 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.