Archive for March, 2011

Can We Dig It? Yes We Can! With All-New “Bob the The Builder Big Dino Dig Movie” on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand June 14, 2011 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment

Posted in Press Releases on March 28th, 2011
Can We Dig It?  Yes We Can!

 

BOB THE BUILDER: THE BIG DINO DIG 
THE MOVIE
All-New Direct-To-DVD Special Available Only On DVD, Digital Download And On Demand June 14, 2011 
From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment 


Street Date: 6/14/11

DVD SRP:  $9.98


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Ready for a “dino”-mite new adventure?  Bob and the Can-Do crew star in an all-new, Jurassic-sized adventure, Bob the Builder: The Big Dino Dig The Movie, coming ONLY to DVD, Digital Download and On Demand June 14, 2011 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.  Always on the job with a smile and a can-do attitude, Bob, Scoop, Dizzy – along with new team member Rubble – tackle every project with the power of positive thinking, problem solving, cooperation and follow-through.  From start to finish, these hard workers prove the fun is in getting it done!
Bob the Builder has paired with another building icon – LEGOLAND® – to promote the DVD movie premiere.  As part of a national promotion with LEGOLAND, each Bob the Builder: The Big Dino Dig The Movie DVD includes a coupon for a free Child Ticket with paid Adult Ticket to any LEGOLAND attraction.  In addition, the DVD includes a special offer for a free child’s admission to SplashDown Beach waterpark in Fishkill, New York featuring the new attraction, Bob the Builder Splash Works™.

DVD SYNOPSIS

Grab your shovels and join the fun as Bob the Builder and his terrific team dig up ancient surprises in this all-new movie. A new truck named Rubble joins the Can-Do Crew to help build an enormous amusement park, but when things get difficult with seagulls and impossible lumps, it’s up to the team to work together to finish the job, unearthing some prehistoric dinosaur bones along the way. Hold on to your hard hat for a roller coaster ride of thrills, discovery and fun!
DVD BONUS FEATURES
·       “Diggin It Up” Music Video

PROGRAM INFORMATION
Year of Production: 2011
Title Copyright: © 2011 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:  Home Entertainment Premiere
Rating: Not Rated  
Genre: Children/Family/Animated
Age Target: 2-5 years old
Subtitles: None
Closed Captioned: English
Format: Widescreen
Feature Running Time: 61 minutes
DVD Audio Status: English and Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital
Program Website: www.bobthebuilder.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bobthebuilder
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For artwork and additional information contact Andrea Blain at
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Ready for a “dino”-mite new adventure?  Bob and the Can-Do crew star in an all-new, Jurassic-sized adventure, , coming ONLY to DVD, Digital Download and On Demand June 14, 2011 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.  Always on the job with a smile and a can-do attitude, Bob, Scoop, Dizzy – along with new team member Rubble – tackle every project with the power of positive thinking, problem solving, cooperation and follow-through.  From start to finish, these hard workers prove Bob the Builder has paired with another building icon – LEGOLAND – to promote the DVD movie premiere.  As part of a national promotion with LEGOLAND, each DVD includes a coupon for a free Child Ticket with paid Adult Ticket to any LEGOLAND attraction.  In addition, the DVD includes a special offer for a free child’s admission to SplashDown Beach waterpark in Fishkill, New York featuring the new attraction, Bob the Builder Splash Works™.Grab your shovels and join the fun as Bob the Builder and his terrific team dig up ancient surprises in this all-new movie. A new truck named Rubble joins the Can-Do Crew to help build an enormous amusement park, but when things get difficult with seagulls and impossible lumps, it’s up to the team to work together to finish the job, unearthing some prehistoric dinosaur bones along the way. Hold on to your hard hat for a roller coaster ride of thrills, discovery and fun! ·       “Diggin It Up” Music Video 2011 2011 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.Home Entertainment PremiereNot Rated   Children/Family/Animated 2-5 years old NoneEnglish Widescreen 61 minutesEnglish and Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital To download art, visit or

Roary the Racing Car Zooms onto DVD for the First Time June 7, 2011 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment

Posted in Press Releases on March 28th, 2011
Fun In The Fast Lane With Roary’s Debut DVD, Featuring Episodes Never-Before-Seen On TV!
ROARY THE RACING CAR
Available On DVD, Digital Download And 
On Demand June 7, 2011 
From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment

Street Date: 6/7/2011

DVD SRP:  $14.98


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Get revved up for the red hot preschool star, Roary the Racing Car™, speeding onto his very first DVD, Digital Download and On Demand release June 7, 2011 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.  You have a front row ticket to Silver Hatch Racetrack to delight in the high-speed adventures of Roary™, Dragga, Zizzy and Lugga, along with human pals Big Chris, Marsha, Officer Pete…and even curmudgeonly Mr. Carburettor, as they drive through lessons in doing the right thing, staying positive, helping others, staying safe, problem solving and friendship.  With boundless enthusiasm and a get-up-and-go attitude, Roary is ready to race right into your heart!
Narrated in the U.S. by Indy and NASCAR racer Sam Hornish Jr., Roary the Racing Car launched on Sprout® in October of 2008, airing in 54MM homes 7 days a week, but the premiere DVD has a treat for their fans featuring episodes never-before-seen on TV!  This red hot engine has performed notably well on Sprout on Demand, on average ranking in the network’s top 10 programs requested.  Roary has been cross promoted on 2MM preschool DVDs, and all-new Roary toys are now available exclusively at Toys “R” Us!
SYNOPSIS
Start your engines for fun and excitement with Roary the Racing Car and his racetrack buddies, Tin Top, Zizzy, Dragga and mischievous Maxi, as they zoom into exciting high-speed adventures. The racetrack becomes a pit stop of great times as everyone goes the extra mile for Marsha’s birthday party, Big Chris becomes a babysitter and Rusty is on a roll…without wheels! Put your pedal to the metal and buckle up for big-time fun from START to FINISH!
Episodes include:
·       “Stars and Cars” - Big Chris has been invited to appear on a TV karaoke show.  The cars are worried that the success will go to his head and he’ll leave Silver Hatch forever.
·       “Rusty Takes a Trip” - Rusty is fed up with sitting in one place.  Roary and the other cars plan a special surprise for him, but Rusty soon decides he prefers life without wheels!
·       “Big Chris Babysits” - Big Chris has been left in charge of the track and keeping an eye on Roary and Zizzy.  But is Big Chris the one that needs looking after?
·       “Roary Gets it Wrong” – Farmer Green has given Roary lots of packages to deliver to everybody around the track.  How will Roary remember which package belongs to who?
·       “Computer Calamity” – Mr. Carburettor has decided that Silver Hatch needs to move with the times and do everything with computers. But Big Chris is a traditional mechanic, so what happens when the two disagree?
·       “Big Chris Forgets” – It’s Marsha’s birthday, and Big Chris is in charge of organizing a surprise for her.  Why does everybody keep reminding him what he needs to do?  He wouldn’t forget anything… would he?!
DVD BONUS FEATURES
·       “Roary’s Day at the Seaside” Music Video

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Title Copyright: © Chapman Entertainment Limited & David Jenkins 2011 © HIT Entertainment Limited. HIT and the HIT logo are trademarks of HIT Entertainment Limited
Type: TV on DVD
Rating: Not Rated
Genre: Children/Family/Ages 2-5
Subtitles: None
Closed Captioned: English
Format:  Full Screen
Running Times: 55 minutes
DVD Audio Status:  2.0 Dolby Digital
Program Website:  www.roarytheracingcar.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/roary-the-racingcar
Website: www.hitentertainment.com
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It’s American Idol for the Preschool Set! All-New “Angelina Ballerina Pop Star Girls” Rocks Onto DVD June 7, 2011 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment

Posted in Press Releases on March 21st, 2011

 

The Stage Is Set For A Rock Star Performance In An All-New DVD!
ANGELINA BALLERINA: 
POP STAR GIRLS 
On DVD, Digital Download And On Demand 
June 7, 2011 
From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment

Street Date: 6/7/11

DVD SRP:  $14.98
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

It’s Showtime! Join beloved mouseling Angelina Ballerina™ and her friends as they star in an all-new, show-stopping spectacle full of fun, friendship and dance when Angelina Ballerina: Pop Star Girls comes to DVD, Digital Download and On Demand June 7, 2011 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.  Just like all aspiring stars, Angelina and her friends are always ready to dance and have a good time!  When kids share in Angelina’s experiences, they’re inspired to go after their big dreams too.

DVD SYNOPSIS

Get ready to get your groove-on because it’s showtime with Angelina and her friends! While all the dancers learn to work together, Angelina realizes she loves Hip Hop, rock bands, fiddles and more! Move and groove along with Angelina as she directs a Hip Hop musical and discovers she was born to be a star. The whole family will be star-struck with delight as Angelina steps it up in her best performance yet.

 

Episodes

·       “Angelina’s Crazy Solo”
·       “Angelina’s Rock Band”
·       “Angelina’s Hip Hop Boys Show”
·       “Angelina and the Giant”
·       "Angelina and the Broken Fiddle"

 

DVD BONUS FEATURES
·       “Dancing Star” Memory Game

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2010
Title Copyrights: © 2011 Hit Entertainment Limited.  The Angelina Ballerina name and character and the dancing Angelina logo are trademarks of Hit Entertainment Limited, Katharine Holabird and Helen Craig.
Type: TV on DVD
Rating: NR
Genre: Children/Family/Animated
Age Target: 2-7 years old
Closed Captioned: English
Format: Widescreen
Feature Running Time: 61 minutes
DVD Audio Status: English, Spanish and French 2.0 Dolby Digital
Program Website: www.angelinaballerina.com
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For artwork and additional information contact Andrea Blain
at andrea@andreablainpr.com or 847-933-9884.

 

Get Tucked In For One Terrific Slumber Party With All Your Favorites Preschool Friends In “Sweet Dreams” On DVD May 24, 2011 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment

Posted in Press Releases on March 21st, 2011

 

Get Tucked In For One Terrific Slumber Party!

 

SWEET DREAMS
On DVD, Digital Download And On Demand
May 24, 2011 Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment


Street Date: 5/24/11

DVD SRP:  $14.98
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Bedtime stories have never been so filled with friends and fun!  All of your preschool pals are back in a new, eight episode collection, Sweet Dreams, on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand May 24, 2011 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.  Join Thomas & Friends, Fireman Sam, Barney, Bob the Builder, Kipper™, Angelina Ballerinaand newest HIT family members Roary the Racing Car and Timmy Time as they tuck in for some sleepytime good viewing.

DVD SYNOPSIS

Put on your jammies and snuggle in for eight sleepytime adventures. Join Thomas as he lights up the tracks for an evening concert and see how Angelina discovers the importance of a good night’s sleep during her sleepless sleepover. Then, watch as Barney shows you the magic of nighttime and Bob the Builder lights up a football field for a nighttime game! Your favorite friends are waiting to cuddle up for a night of family fun.
DVD EPISODES
·       Thomas & Friends – “James in the Dark”
·       Barney – “Day and Night”
·       Bob the Builder – “Night Time Scratch”
·       Angelina Ballerina – “Angelina’s Sleepover”
·       Timmy Time – “Sweet Dreams Timmy”
·       Fireman Sam – “Twitching the Night Away”
·       Kipper – “Sleepless Night”
·       Roary the Racing Car – “Tunnel Vision”

 


PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2011
Title Copyright: © 2011 Prism Art & Design Limited. The Fireman Sam name and character are trademarks of Prism Art & Design Limited. © 2008 HIT Entertainment Limited.
© 2011 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.
© 2011 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.
© 2011 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.
© 2011 Hit Entertainment Limited. The Angelina Ballerina name and character and the dancing Angelina logo are trademarks of Hit Entertainment Limited, Katharine Holabird and Helen Craig.
© Aardman Animations Limited 2009. ‘Timmy Time’ (word mark) and character ‘Timmy’ are trademarks used under license from Aardman Animations Limited. The Aardman name and logo are trademarks of Aardman Animations Ltd. All rights reserved.
©2011 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.
Roary © Chapman Entertainment Limited & David Jenkins 2010
Type: TV on DVD
Rating: NR
Genre: Children/Family/Animated
Age Target: Children, Ages 1-5
Closed Captioned: English
Format: Full Screen
Feature Running Time: 87 minutes
Audio Status: 2.0 Dolby Digital
Program Website: www.hitentertainment.com

 

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Grow Up with Barney in All-New “Barney I Can Do It” On DVD May 17, 2011 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment

Posted in Press Releases on March 21st, 2011

 

Growing Up With Barney Means You Can Do New Things Each Day!

Barney: I Can Do It!
Available On DVD, Digital Download And On Demand 
May 17, 2011 From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment

 

   

Street Date: 5/17/11

DVD SRP:  $14.98
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Fun never gets too big -- even for the smallest child to join in -- when Barney is there to help show the way!  Everyone’s favorite purple T-rex and all his friends learn important preschool milestones in Barney:  I Can Do It!, coming to DVD, Digital Download and On Demand May 17, 2011 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.   In this fully-loaded program, Barney and his friends show that there are new things for kids of any age to learn each day such as brushing your teeth, tying your shoes and cleaning your room.
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 Sprout®

SYNOPSIS

Are you ready for big-kid fun? Join BJ, Claire and Jade as Barney teaches them that even if you're not big enough to do all the things your friends are doing, there are new friends to meet and new games to play right now. Discover that big-sized fun is waiting for you every morning, and every day you grow is loaded with Tee-riffic adventures!
DVD BONUS FEATURES
·       BJ’s Batting Cage Counting Game
·       Peek-a-Boo Game

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2011
Title Copyright: © 2011 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: TV on DVD
Rating: Not Rated
Genre: Children/Family
Age Target: 1-5 years old
Subtitles: None
Closed Captioned: English and Spanish
Format: Full Screen
Feature Running Time: 58 minutes
DVD Audio Status: English and Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital
Program Website: www.barney.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/barney
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.

2011© 2011 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.TV on DVDNot Rated Children/Family 1-5 years old NoneEnglish and SpanishFull Screen 58 minutesEnglish and Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital To download art, visit or

Fun never gets too big — even for the smallest child to join in — when Barney is there to help show the way!  Everyone’s favorite purple T-rex and all his friends learn important preschool milestones in coming to DVD, Digital Download and On Demand May 17, 2011 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.   In this fully-loaded program, Barney and his friends show that there are new things for kids of any age to learn each day such as brushing your teeth, tying your shoes and cleaning your room. 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, is one of the top-rated preschool shows today, airing on PBS KIDS and Sprout.  Are you ready for big-kid fun? Join BJ, Claire and Jade as Barney teaches them that even if you’re not big enough to do all the things your friends are doing, there are new friends to meet and new games to play right now. Discover that big-sized fun is waiting for you every morning, and every day you grow is loaded with Tee-riffic adventures!·       BJ’s Batting Cage Counting Game·       Peek-a-Boo Game 2011© 2011 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.TV on DVDNot Rated Children/Family 1-5 years old NoneEnglish and SpanishFull Screen 58 minutesEnglish and Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital To download art, visit or

Celebrate Birthdays with All “Thomas Birthday Express” On DVD May 17, 2011 — Includes Wooden Train Whistle

Posted in Press Releases on March 21st, 2011
It’s The Ultimate Birthday Bash As Thomas Unwraps Stunning CG Animation And Birthday Surprises!
THOMAS & FRIENDS: THE BIRTHDAY EXPRESS
Available On DVD, Digital Download And 
On Demand May 17, 2011 
From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment
DVD Comes Packaged With A Bonus Wooden Train Whistle!

Street Date: 5/17/11

DVD SRP:  $16.98


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

There’s a party on the Island of Sodor, and you’re invited! Join Thomas the Tank Engine™ and all his railway pals as they celebrate the joy and surprises of birthdays in Thomas & Friends™: The Birthday Express, coming to DVD, Digital Download and On Demand May 17, 2011 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.  This fully-loaded DVD, that includes a bonus wooden whistle set, features brilliant CG animation and is sure to become a collectible fan favorite.
Thomas & Friends continues to teach timeless life lessons such as discovery, friendship and cooperation, inviting children to enter a world of imagination through the tracks of a train and the words of a story. 
Thomas & Friends makes every birthday celebration special.  Little engineers can celebrate birthdays with Thomas & Friends with party goods supplies from American Greetings, the Birthday Surprise board game from Fisher-Price®, Thomas-themed birthday cakes and birthday-themed books including Happy Birthday Thomas! from Random House, and more. 

DVD SYNOPSIS

Unwrap your favorite episodes with this special Thomas & Friends collection.  Birthdays always come with surprises when your engine friends are part of the celebration. Percy must safely deliver a beautifully wrapped present, while Thomas encounters a mystery as he takes Sir Topham Hatt to the party.  Full steam ahead for birthday fun!
Episodes include:
·       “Percy’s Parcel”
·       “Double Trouble”
·       “The Man in the Hills”
·       “The Party Surprise”                                                                                                
DVD BONUS FEATURES

·       “Thomas’ Birthday Special Game”

·       Roary the Racing Car Bonus Episode – "Roary Takes Off"

 

MARKETING SUPPORT
In support of The Birthday Express DVD release, radio promotions will take place on more than 95 stations delivering over 9 million impressions! The DVD will also be promoted on a special Thomas & Friends birthday website where each child can download a customized Thomas birthday card.

 

Thomas & Friends: The Birthday Express coupons will be distributed and a promotional video clip highlighting this new DVD release will be shown at “Day Out With Thomas” events nationwide.

ABOUT THOMAS & FRIENDS™

Thomas the Tank Engine was created by a father for his son over 65 years ago and today is enjoyed by families in more than 185 territories and in 30 languages.  The #1 blue engine and his friends invite children to enter a world of imagination through the tracks of a train and the words of a story. Children embark on adventures with their engine friends while experiencing timeless life lessons of discovery, friendship and cooperation. 
Thomas & Friends is the Number One preschool toy property in the UK, a position it has held for the past 11 years.  It remained the Number One preschool toy license in the US for 10 straight years[1] and has been the Number One preschool entertainment brand in the US since 2009[2]. The unrivaled popularity of the global brand continues with Thomas also being the Number One preschool toy license in Germany and Australia, as well as the Number One foreign preschool brand in China, Japan and Korea.
(SOURCE: AC Nielsen, 1/1/10-12/31/10). Each DVD release is consistently ranked in the Top 10 new releases for Children’s Non-Theatrical (source Nielsen) and many have received significant awards and recognition from organizations such as Parents’ Choice and KIDS FIRST!

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Title Copyright: © 2011 HIT Entertainment Limited. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends Based on The Railway Series by The Reverend W Awdry.  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. 
Roary the Racing Car © 2011 Chapman Entertainment Ltd. All rights reserved.
Type: TV on DVD
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
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thomasandfriends
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[1] Source: The NPD Group / Consumer Tracking Service

[2] Source: Nielsen