Archive for September, 2011

Race to the Rescue with All-New “Thomas & Friends: Rescue on the Rails” On DVD, Digital Download and On Demand December 6, 2011 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment

Posted in Press Releases on September 22nd, 2011
Race to the Rescue With Thomas and His New Fire Engine Friend Flynn In The All-New
THOMAS & FRIENDS: RESCUE ON THE RAILS
Available On DVD, Digital Download And 
On Demand December 6, 2011 
From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment


Street Date: 12/6/11

DVD SRP:  $14.98


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Come aboard for edge-of-your-seat-excitement as Thomas and his new fire engine friend, Flynn race to the rescue on the Island of Sodor in the all-new Thomas & Friends: Rescue on the Rails coming to DVD, Digital Download and On Demand December 6, 2011 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. Enjoy new adventures with Thomas and his engine friends in four heroic tales featuring stunning CG animation and never-before-seen content!
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. 

DVD SYNOPSIS

Ready to Rescue! The Sodor Search and Rescue Team is racing to the rescue — Bertie’s stuck on Shake Shake Bridge, Gordon’s derailed and Thomas’ firebox is on fire! In these exciting episodes, your favorite engines brave the rails to rescue their friends. Discover that being heroic is more than having speed and strength; it’s about teamwork and a big heart – which puts every Really Useful Engine on the right track.
Episodes include:
·       “Fiery Flynn”
·       “James to the Rescue”
·       “Edward the Hero”
·       “Stop That Bus!”                                                                                                      
DVD BONUS FEATURES

·       Who’s Pulling Into The Station? Game

·       “Thomas, You’re The Leader” Karaoke Music Video

 

VOD BONUS FEATURES

·       Bonus Episode: Buzzy Bees

MARKETING SUPPORT
Fire Engine Flynn was introduced in “Day of the Diesels,” already a popular character among children, and he is featured on seven toy SKUs, and four books.  Fisher-Price will have significant TV advertising supporting their new toy "Cranky and Flynn Save the Day," generating major awareness for the new character- Fire Engine Flynn!

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: TV on DVD
Rating: NR
Genre: Children/Family/Ages 2-5
Closed Captioned: English
Format:  Full Screen
DVD Running Time: 50 minutes
VOD Running Time:   60 minutes
DVD Audio Status: English, Spanish and French 2.0 Dolby Digital
Website: www.thomasandfriends.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thomasandfriends
Twitter: @TrueBlueEngine
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[1] Source: The NPD Group / Consumer Tracking Service

[2] Source: Nielsen

All Aboard For A Very Special Holiday Delivery! All-New “Thomas & Friends: Adventure on the Tracks 6-DVD ” On DVD December 6, 2011 From Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment

Posted in Press Releases on September 22nd, 2011
   
All Aboard For A Very Special Holiday Delivery At An Incredible Value!
THOMAS & FRIENDS: ADVENTURE ON THE TRACKS 6-DVD SET
Available On DVD December 6, 2011 
From Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment

Street Date: 12/6/11

DVD SRP:  $29.98

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

All aboard for a very special holiday delivery with Thomas & Friends™: Adventure on the Tracks 6-DVD Set available December 6, 2011 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. Fans everywhere will enjoy 36 of their favorite episodes with Thomas and his engine friends as they find adventures, help friends and discover new things on the Island of Sodor.  Filled with surprises around every bend, this very special 6-DVD collection is only $29.98 and is a perfect gift for any Thomas collector!

 

DVDS INCLUDE:

Thomas & Friends: Percy’s Ghostly Trick & Other Thomas Stories
Discover laughs and surprises around every bend! Thomas thinks he’s seen a ghost, Percy puffs into a giant pile of hay, Oliver encounters some troublesome trucks and Donald and Douglas rescue a mischievous engine.
Bonus Features:
• Character Gallery
• Sing-Along Song: Thomas’ Anthem
• Bonus DVD Game: Who Am I?

 

Thomas & Friends: Thomas and the Jet Engine & Other Adventures
Always expect the unexpected on the Island of Sodor! Thomas gets a surprising push from a jet engine, Percy lets his imagination run away with him, Harold makes a horse fly and Salty and Fergus prove they’re useful on and off the tracks.
Bonus Features:
• Sing Along Song: Boo! Boo! Choo Choo
• Thomas Gallery
• 3 Bonus DVD Games: Counting Corner, What Came First? and Memory Madness

 

Thomas & Friends: Rusty To The Rescue
Thomas and his friends discover that fun and excitement never end!  Join in the adventure as little Rusty sets off where only big, brave diesels dare to go and Duke gets rescued and reunited with Stuart and Falcon.
Bonus Features:
• Sing-Along Song: Gone Fishing
• Sodor Memories
• Game and Activity Sheets

 

Thomas & Friends: Percy Saves The Day
Learn the importance of listening to others when Thomas ignores Percy’s wobbly track warning, Rusty sets off to save a reckless Duncan and Fergus proves himself to be really useful.
Bonus Features:
• Read Along Story: Thomas and Percy and the Dragon
• Sing Along Song: There Once Was An Engine Who Ran Away
• Bonus DVD Game: Pick that Sound
• 2 DVD-Rom Games: Percy’s Maze Adventure and Counting Fun

 

Thomas & Friends: Thomas Comes To Breakfast & Other Thomas Adventures
Everyone learns important lessons about good behavior when Thomas shows off a little too much, Diesel causes trouble between the other engines and Gordon finds out that sabotage can backfire.
Bonus Features:
• Read Along Story: Thomas and the Naughty Diesel
• Sing Along Song: Little Engines
• DVD Bonus Game: James’ Connects the Dots Fun

 

Thomas & Friends: Steamies vs. Diesels
Find out how just how much the Steamies and Diesels have in common when they put aside their differences and start working together to keep Sir Topham Hatt’s railway running smoothly.
Bonus Features:
• Fun and Games
• Pick a Story

 

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 20092. 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!

 

[1] Source: The NPD Group / Consumer Tracking Service
2 Source: Nielsen

 

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: TV on DVD
Rating: NR
Genre: Children/Family/Ages 2-5
Closed Captioned: English
Format:  Full Screen
Feature Run Times: 229 minutes (total)
Thomas & Friends: Percy’s Ghostly Trick:  37 minutes
Thomas & Friends: Thomas & The Jet Engine: 35 minutes
Thomas & Friends: Rusty To The Rescue: 37 minutes
Thomas & Friends: Percy Saves The Day: 35 minutes
Thomas & Friends: Thomas Comes To Breakfast: 46 minutes
Thomas & Friends: Steamies vs Diesels: 38 minutes
DVD Audio Status: 2.0 Dolby Digital
Website: www.lionsgate.com/thomasandfriends
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thomasandfriends
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/trueblueengine

 

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