Archive for June, 2011

Play Hide and Seek With Preschool Friend Timmy Time In All-New “Timmy Time: Hide and Seek” On DVD September 20, 2011

Posted in Press Releases on June 28th, 2011
Play Hide & Seek With Your Favorite Preschool Friends!

 

Timmy Time: Hide And Seek
 Available On DVD September 20, 2011
From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment

Street Date: 9/20/11

DVD SRP:  $14.98

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Ready or not, here he comes!  Preschool favorite Timmy and pals Yabba, Paxton, Bumpy, Mittens, Stripey and the rest are back for five all-new, antic-filled, good-hearted episodes in Timmy Time™: Hide and Seek, available on DVD September, 20 2011 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. 
With slapstick humor and not a single line of dialogue, “Timmy Time” follows a day in the life of preschoolers, where they learn lessons about friendship and trial and error to which every young child can relate.  “Timmy Time” airs on Disney Channel’s Disney Junior programming block for kids ages 2-7 and their families, airing in more than 99 million U.S. homes. The show is created by Aardman studios, the Academy Award®-winning creators of Wallace and Gromit™.

 

 

DVD SYNOPSIS:
Come out, come out wherever you are to join Timmy and his preschool playmates for hide and seek and so much more! From finding the perfect hiding place for noisy Paxton to making paper boats with a sneezy Stripey, Timmy and his friends uncover adventure and surprises filled with fun and laughter in these five adorable stories that the whole family will enjoy.

 

  • “Timmy Tries to Hide” – The class is playing Hide and Seek, but no one wants to hide with the noisy Paxton, who keeps giving them away. Timmy finally helps Paxton by hiding with him behind some hay-bales. But they’re so well hidden that when it comes to Snack Time, no one can find them!
  • “Timmy Gets the Job Done” – It’s time for spring cleaning in the Preschool, but all Timmy wants is to go outside and play. Rushing his chores, he ends up making more of a mess, getting himself into trouble and being sent to sit on the Naughty Stump. Timmy finally learns to finish his jobs properly so he can join the others in their play.

 

  • “Timmy Goes Bang” – After hearing thunder during a storm, Timmy becomes fixated with loud noises, banging anything he can find!  But poor Apricot is frightened by all these sounds, until she finds something to bang for herself…
  • “Timmy Wants the Beret” – Ruffy is wearing a beret… and Timmy wants it! After successfully getting hold of it, Timmy also takes Otus’ hand-puppet and Mittens’ wagon! But he doesn’t know what to do when his beloved teddy-bear goes missing…

 

  • “Timmy Afloat” – The class is making boats, but Timmy has been paired with a very sneezy Stripey, who keeps ruining his efforts. When Stripey accidentally breaks Otus’ boat, Timmy is forced to give the little owl his boat. Finally, Stripey’s sneezing comes in handy and pushes the pair’s new paper-hat boat to the finish line!

DVD BONUS FEATURES
·       Timmy Time Sing-Along
·       Timmy’s Days of the Week (educational special)

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2011
Title Copyright: © Aardman Animations Limited 2010. ‘Timmy Time’ (word mark) ad character ‘Timmy’ are trademarks used under license from Aardman Animations Ltd. All rights reserved © HIT Entertainment Limited.  HIT and the HIT logo are trademarks of HIT Entertainment 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: 45 minutes
DVD Audio Status:  2.0 Dolby Digital
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/timmytime
Program Website: www.timmytimedvd.com
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Travel Around the World With Barney and Friends In All-New “Barney: Big World Adventure – The Movie” On DVD September 13, 2011

Posted in Press Releases on June 28th, 2011

Join Barney™ On A Balloon Ride Around the World In The All-New

Barney: Big World Adventure - The Movie
Available On DVD, Digital Download And On Demand 
September 13, 2011 From 
Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment

Street Date: 9/13/11

DVD SRP:  $14.98
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

It’s a super-dee-duper journey of dinosaur-ous proportions when Barney™ and his playground friends take a balloon ride around the world in the all-new Barney: Big World Adventure – The Movie coming to DVD, Digital Download and On Demand September 13, 2011 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. This colossal adventure features preschoolers’ favorite loveable, huggable T-rex, Barney, on a trip to Spain, Kenya and China where he meets new friends and learns about various cultures.
Trusted by moms and adored by children, Barney displays sharing, caring, imagining, dancing and learning on television, online and through live events, home entertainment, toys 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

Climb aboard a big balloon with Barney, Ben and Emma as they embark on a super-dee-duper world adventure! The friends visit everywhere they can imagine in this all-new movie! Together they encounter princesses and kings, musicians and magicians, puppeteers and artists across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.  As the trio experiences new cultures and languages from around the world, Barney demonstrates the importance of the most universal language of all: friendship.

 

DVD BONUS FEATURES
·       Big Balloon Adventure Game
·       BJ’s Elephant Adventure 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: Home Entertainment Premiere
Rating: Not Rated
Genre: Children/Family
Age Target: 1-5 years old
Subtitles: None
Closed Captioned: English and Spanish
Format: Widescreen
Feature Running Time: 60 minutes
DVD Audio Status: English and Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital
Program Website: www.barney.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/barney
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Free “Scavenger Traveler” App Keeps Children Busy While On Vacation

Posted in Press Releases on June 28th, 2011

For Immediate Release

 

Planes, Trains or Automobiles –
 Play Scavenger Traveler App Anywhere!

 

Fun New Travel App You Can Play Anywhere
Now Available at iTunes for the iPhone

 

Free download until July 15th

 

Los Angeles, CA (June 28, 2011) – Ah, summer, the season of the family vacation: once a challenging time for parents to keep young travelers occupied and entertained on long trips.   But now it’s fun and easy thanks to Scavenger Traveler, a free, interactive new app that engages families for hours, available now from OrganaKids in the iTunes store for the iPhone.

 

After July 15th the app will cost $.99 to download.

 

Putting a new twist on the classic scavenger hunt, Scavenger Traveler is a multi-player, multi-level game that challenges adults and kids to locate different objects within their surroundings.  On the road, in the air or around your lodgings, the five categories of lists – “East Peasy,” “Kind of Easy,” “Not So Easy,” “Super Star” and “Champion” –  challenges players to search and find items ranging from the very general for younger ages (something round, something green) to the very specific (a napkin, a pine cone), checking them off as they go.

 

Simple enough to interpret and adapt to any travel destination, Scavenger Traveler invites you to engage the world around you while bringing new technology and good old-fashioned family participation together.  Save items gathered as mementos from your trip and create a collection of wonderful memories to last a lifetime!

Category: Entertainment, iOS: 1.0 (iOS 4.0 Tested), Size: 4.3 MB, Language: English.

 

For more information visit http://organakids.com/387/scavenger-traveler/

 

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Contact: Andrea Blain

Andrea Blain Public Relations

847-933-9884

andrea@andreablainpr.com

 

There’s Rivalry On The Rails In Thomas & Friends All-New Movie! “Thomas & Friends Day of the Diesels – The Movie” on DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack September 6, 2011 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment

Posted in Press Releases on June 23rd, 2011
There’s Rivalry On The Rails In Thomas & Friends
All-New Movie!! 

THOMAS & FRIENDS: DAY OF THE DIESELS 
- THE MOVIE
Available On DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack, Digital Download And On Demand September 6, 2011 



Street Date: 9/6/11

Blu-Ray + DVD Combo Pack SRP: $24.99

DVD SRP:  $19.98

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The diesels are back along with a new Dieselworks location in Thomas’ biggest movie event of the year!  Exciting new firefighting engine friends Flynn and Belle come to the rescue with Thomas in the all-new, CG-animated adventure Thomas and Friends: Day of the DieselsThe Movie coming to DVD, Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack, Digital Download and On Demand, September 6, 2011 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. Over 75 Day of the Diesels-themed products will launch at retail including toys, books, apps and more, making it the biggest event for the #1 preschool DVD & toy brand, and a must-own for Thomas fans everywhere! 

DVD SYNOPSIS

The Steamies and the Diesels face off in this action-packed movie adventure, Thomas & Friends: Day of the Diesels. There’s a fire on Sodor and two new firefighting engines – Flynn and Belle – arrive to help Thomas and Percy save the day! When Thomas starts spending all of his time with Sodor’s newest heroes, Percy is drawn to the Dieselworks, where he is made to feel special by the master of mischief himself, Diesel 10! But Percy doesn’t know that he is part of Diesel 10’s master plan to take over the Steamworks. The Steam Team rallies for sure-fire excitement in this all-new movie from Thomas & Friends!
DVD BONUS FEATURES

“Fiery Flynn To The Rescue” Game

“Day of the Diesels” Karaoke Song

“Hear the Engines Coming” Karaoke Song

“Steamies and Diesels – Learn How They Work!” Video

 

MARKETING SUPPORT
Day of the Diesels is the biggest Thomas & Friends DVD program of the year! It is supported by a fully-integrated marketing campaign that includes TV, online and cross promotions that extend from August-November, generating over 1 billion impressions!

 


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. 
Type:  Home Entertainment Premiere
Rating: NR
Genre: Children/Family/Ages 2-5
Closed Captioned:    DVD – English
Subtitles:  Blu-Ray Disc – English SDH
DVD Format:  Widescreen
Blu-Ray Format: 1080 High Definition Widescreen
Feature Running Time: 58 minutes
DVD Audio Status:  English 5.1 Dolby Digital and English, Spanish and French 2.0
                                  Dolby Digital
Blu-ray Audio Status: English 5.1 DTS HD-Master Audio and 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

Travel to Israel With Grover In All-New “Shalom Sesame Adventures In Israel” On DVD September 27, 2011 From SISU Home Entertainment

Posted in Press Releases on June 13th, 2011

 

 



No Passport Needed for All-New Shalom Sesame’s
Adventures in Israel

 Available on DVD September 27, 2011 from
SISU Home Entertainment
Street Date:  9/27/11
Order Date: 8/30/11
SRP: $14.95
Shalom Sesame Overview:
Join lovable, furry Grover and celebrity host Anneliese van der Pol (That’s So Raven, Broadway’s Beauty and the Beast) as they travel to Israel in this 12-part DVD series co-produced by Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street, and Israel’s Channel HOP!  Designed to help bring the vitality of Jewish culture and tradition, as well as the diversity of Israeli life, to American children and their families, each 30-minute, live-action and animated DVD focuses on storylines drawn from Jewish cultural traditions, highlighting lessons on Hebrew letters and words, unique sites in Israel, and Jewish values. 

 

DVD Synopses:
Adventures in Israel - Anneliese’s adventure in Israel is almost over, but there are still so many sights to see before she goes.  Meanwhile, Grover explores Israel his own way…by balloon! R/T: 27 minutes.

 

Bonus extras of 25 minutes include Trailer, Sneak Peeks of all the titles in the Series, Grover’s Sing-A-Long & Karaoke of "Rubber Duckie" in Hebrew and Grover’s Video Play segment of the song "There Must be Another Way" by Achinoam Nini, Mira Awad and the Shalom Sesame puppets – the song that represented Israel in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest, sung in Hebrew, Arabic and English.

 

Learn more about Shalom Sesame at www.shalomsesame.org
View Shalom Sesame previews and video clips on YouTube at www.youtube.com/shalomsesame
Visit Shalom Sesame on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ShalomSesame
To order Shalom Sesame DVDs visit www.sisuent.com.

 

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ISBN:                      ISBN: 1-56086-712-4

 

UPC:                       73713813321-7
                                                             
Orders:                   www.sisuent.com
                                
U.S. Distributor:       SISU Home Entertainment
                               340 W. 39th St. 6th Fl.
                               New York, NY 10018
                               212-947-7888/sisu@sisuent.com

 

Contacts:
Andrea Blain Public Relations
847-933-9884/andrea@andreablainpr.com

 

Philip Toscano
Sesame Workshop
212-875-6687/philip.toscano@sesame.org

Angelina Ballerina Dances Into the Spotlight In Her First Ever Movie! All-New “Angelina Ballerina The Shining Star Trophy” on DVD August 30, 2011 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment

Posted in Press Releases on June 8th, 2011
Angelina Ballerina Dances Into The Spotlight In Her First-Ever Movie!
ANGELINA BALLERINA: 
THE SHINING STAR TROPHY – THE MOVIE 
On DVD, Digital Download And On Demand 
August 30, 2011 
From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment

Street Date: 8/30/11

DVD SRP:  $14.98
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

See who wins the Shining Star Trophy when Angelina Ballerina™ and her friends perform in the big talent show in the all-new Angelina Ballerina: The Shining Star Trophy – The Movie, dancing onto DVD, Digital Download and On Demand August 30, 2011 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. The curtain rises on Angelina’s first-ever full length movie featuring stunning CG animation and a tale sure to delight little ballerinas everywhere!
The Angelina Ballerina brand re-launch excitement continues throughout 2011.
·       There are four new CGI Angelina Ballerina books from Penguin Young Readers
     Group

  • The first mobile app for Apple iPhone® and iPod touch®, “Dress Up with Angelina,” charted as the #1 paid kids game app in only 2 weeks after it launched and continues to be in the top 100 selling paid kids game apps
  • New interactive app launching summer 2011 for iPad®, iPhone and iPod touch, “Angelina’s New Ballet Teacher”
  • Other licensees include Fruit of the Loom (briefs), Topsville (apparel), I Can Do That! Games (Board Games and puzzles), Madame Alexander (Dolls), American Greetings (party goods, greeting cards), Rubie’s (role play costumes), Schylling (tin toys – jewelry boxes, tea cups) and Unique Industries (piñatas)

 [DETAILS TO COME ON PROGRAM NOT YET FINALIZED].

DVD SYNOPSIS

Angelina shines brighter than ever in this all-new movie!  Ms. Mimi announces that there’s going to be a big talent show at Camembert Academy – and the winner will walk away with the Shining Star Trophy. With celebrity guest judge Perry Parmesan deciding the winner, every minute of practice counts. But when Angelina goes out of her way to help her friends find their special talents, she has little time to work on her own routine. Who will take center stage and win the Shining Star Trophy? Watch as Angelina follows her heart to become a true shining star!

DVD BONUS FEATURES
·       “Talent Show Trivia” game

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2011
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: Home Entertainment Premiere
Rating: NR
Genre: Children/Family/Animated
Age Target: 2-7 years old
Closed Captioned: English
Format: Widescreen
Feature Running Time: 55 minutes
DVD Audio Status: English, Spanish and French 2.0 Dolby Digital
Program Website: www.angelinaballerina.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/angelinaballerina.
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All-New Super-Sized Building Adventure “Bob the Builder: Super Scrambler” on DVD August 16, 2011 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment

Posted in Press Releases on June 8th, 2011
All-New Super-Sized Building Adventures!

 

BOB THE BUILDER: SUPER SCRAMBLER
Available On DVD, Digital Download And On Demand 
August 16, 2011 From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment 

                                           Street Date: 8/16/11

                                              DVD SRP:  $9.98

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Bob the Builder and his machine team lay a foundation for super-sized adventures in the all-new Bob the Builder: Super Scrambler coming to DVD, Digital Download and On Demand August 16, 2011 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. With the super power of tools, teamwork and tons of fun, Bob, Scrambler, Scratch, Roley, Wendy and the rest of the Can-Do Crew show even the youngest of construction workers that the Fun is in Getting It Done!

 

DVD SYNOPSIS
It’s super-sized fun in four exciting adventures!  Scrambler wants to be a Super-Smasher hero while he builds Farmer Pickles’ milk shed. He works alongside the whole Can-Do crew to get the job done!  Wendy, Travis and Muck show the team there’s more to strength than lifting heavy blocks and that following instructions is always important. Bob and his crew finish the job with the super power of tools and teamwork!
Episodes:
·       “Travis’ New Garage”
·       “Scratch and the Dream Home”
·       “Super Scrambler”
·       “Roley and the Fox”
DVD BONUS FEATURES
·       “I Love Rockin” music video
·       “High Tide for Lofty” bonus episode (Digital Only)
·       “Roley’s Rovers” bonus episode (Digital Only)

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: TV on DVD
Rating: Not Rated   
Genre: Children/Family/Animated
Age Target: 2-5 years old
Subtitles: None
Closed Captioned: English
Format: Fullscreen
Feature Running Time: 44 minutes
Digital Running Time: 64 minutes including special features
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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