Archive for November, 2011

Peep! Peep! Three Thomas Movies Combined Together

Posted in Press Releases on November 30th, 2011

Peep! Peep! Three Thomas Movies Combined Together

For the First Time at an Incredible Value!

THOMAS & FRIENDS: MOVIE PACK

3-DVD SET

Available On DVD February  21, 2012

From Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment

 

Street Date: 2/21/12

DVD SRP:  $19.98

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

It’s full steam ahead with the ultimate Thomas & Friends 3-DVD movie set! Settle in for family movie night with exciting adventures on the rails at an incredible value.  Thomas & Friends: Movie Pack 3-DVD Set steams into stores February 14, 2012 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. Meet a new engine from far away, discover a new town on the Island of Sodor and see how the engines learn to work together in this trio of fantastic Thomas movie adventures.

 

The Set includes:

 

Thomas & Friends: Hero of The Rails

Follow Thomas as he discovers Hiro, an abandoned engine from a faraway land. Fearing that Hiro will be scrapped, Thomas enlists the help of many friends, but mishaps, mistakes and one boastful engine could foil their rescue plans.

DVD Bonus Features

·       Thomas and Spencer Racing Game

·       Who’s Pulling Into The Station?

·       “Go, Go Thomas”Karaoke Music Video

Thomas & Friends: The Great Discovery

Sodor Day is coming and all the engines are busy preparing. When Thomas gets lost in the mountains, he discovers the old town ofGreat Waterton! Soon the whole island is buzzing with the news of Thomas’ discovery and restoring the old town in time for the big day.

 

DVD Bonus Features

·       “You’re the Leader” Karaoke Music Video

·       Learn With Thomas

·       Behind-The-Scenes with Pierce Brosnan

Thomas & Friends: Calling All Engines

Summertime is a busy time on the Island of Sodor. When the Steam engines and Diesels can’t get along and no work is getting done, the engines are in a terrible mess! Will the new airport be ready in time? Will the bridge get built? Can the engines save the day? Find out in Calling All Engines!

 

Bonus Features:

·       Calling All Engines! Game

·       Deleted scenes

·       Read-along

·       Sing-along

 

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 USfor 10 straight years[1] and has been the Number One preschool entertainment brand in the US since 20092.

 

(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: © 2012 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:  Hero of the Rails – Widescreen

               The Great Discovery, Calling All Engines – Full Screen

Feature Run Times: 183 minutes (total)

Thomas & Friends: Hero of the Rails:  60 minutes

Thomas & Friends: The Great Discovery: 61 minutes

Thomas & Friends: Calling All Engines: 62 minutes

DVD Audio Status: 2.0 Dolby Digital

Website: www.lionsgate.com/thomasandfriends

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thomasandfriends

Twitter: http://twitter.com/TrueBlueEngine

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Enjoy A Dino-Mite Family Movie Night at a Great Price!

Posted in Press Releases on November 30th, 2011

Enjoy A Dino-Mite Family Movie Night at a Great Price!

BARNEY: MOVIE PACK 3-DVD SET
Available On DVD February 21, 2012 From
 Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment



Street Date: 2/21/12


DVD SRP:  $19.98


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Looking for quality movie time with the kids at a great price?  Barney™ has a tee-rific deal for you!  For the first time ever, enjoy three Barney movies filled with fun, friends, music and more with the Barney: Movie Pack 3-DVD Set, arriving February 14, 2012 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. It’s a three-DVD movie adventure with Barney and his playground friends as they travel to the Rainforest, learn the ABCs and take a vacation to exotic lands all for an incredible low price of $19.98.

Trusted by moms and adored by children, Barney displays sharing, caring, imagining, dancing and learning on television and through digital media, 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®.  From a super safari to exploration of the animal kingdom to exciting vacation destinations, Barney and his pals deliver a dino-mite time with every viewing!


The Set Includes:

 

 

Barney: Jungle Friends

Grab your safari hat and join your best friends, Barney, BJ™, and Baby Bop™ as they laugh, dance and sing through an enchanted rainforest and learn about all of the amazing animals, plants and insects that call the rainforest their home. Watch and learn as kids play with monkeys, collect butterflies and search for the Higgledy Piggledy Pear Tree in this super-dee-duper tale of friendship and fun!

 

DVD Bonus Features:

·       Barney’s Animal Safari Match Game

·       Earth Friendly Activities:  “Let’s Make Animal Puppets” and “Grow Your Own Garden”

Barney: Animal ABC’s

BJ, Baby Bop and Riff™ have gathered alphabet blocks for a fun game of…. what? They wonder what game they can play with the blocks. When Megan’s dog, Gracie, picks up the D block, Barney comments that she’s a very smart dog, because D is for dog! He suggests a game of finding an animal for each letter of the alphabet, and everyone is excited to give it a try. During the game, the kids and dinos have fun coming up with animals, but BJ has a hard time with the letters, W, X, Y and Z. In the end, an animal is found for every letter, even though they have to use a make-believe animal for the letter U; Unicorn!

Barney: Let’s Go On Vacation

Pack your bags with Barney & Friends™ and come along for a musical adventure and a whole new world of fun! From exotic new foods to exciting new friends, the trip turns into a singing and dancing celebration. The gang quickly learns that the things that matter most — like family and friends — are the same all over the world. Don’t miss a magical minute!

DVD Bonus Features:

·       Pack A Suitcase With Barney

·       Barney’s Travel Checklist

·       3 Spanish Sing-Alongs: “Bombachio” (“Mr. Knickerbocker”), “Si Las Gotas do Lluvia”(“If All The Raindrops”) and “Te Quiero Yo” (“I Love You”)


PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2012
Title Copyright: © 2012 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: Movie

Rating: Not Rated

Genre: Children/Family

Age Target: 1-5 years old

Closed Captioned: English

Format: Barney: Jungle Friends, Barney: Let’s Go On Vacation – Widescreen

              Barney: Animal ABCs – Full Screen

Feature Running Time: 158 minutes (total)

Barney: Jungle Friends: 51 minutes

Barney: Animal ABCs: 56 minutes

Barney: Let’s Go On Vacation: 51 minutes

DVD Audio Status: English and Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital

Program Website: www.barney.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/barney

Twitter: http://twitter.com/DinoMiteBarney

YouTube: www.youtube.com/HITBarney

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Bob the Builder™ and The Can-Do-Crew Lend A Helping Hand In Five New Adventures! BOB THE BUILDER: HERE TO HELP Available On DVD, Digital Download And On Demand February 21, 2012 From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment

Posted in Press Releases on November 30th, 2011
Bob the Builder™ and The Can-Do-Crew Lend A Helping Hand In Five New Adventures!
 
BOB THE BUILDER: HERE TO HELP
 
Available On DVD, Digital Download And On Demand 
February 21, 2012 From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment 


   Street Date: 2/21/12


  DVD SRP:  $9.98

 


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

If you build it, they will help!  Preschool favorite Bob the Builder and his Can-Do Crew are back for all new construction action and exciting adventures in Bob the Builder: Here To Help coming to DVD, Digital Download and On Demand February 21, 2012 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.  Whether they’re being extra helpful on the job, making sure the local stage show goes on, celebrating a good friend’s birthday or just having fun, Bob and his company lay the foundation for super-sized adventure, ready with the tools and the teamwork to teach even the youngest builder that the Fun is in Getting It Done!  

DVD SYNOPSIS

Bob the Builder and his Can-Do Crew are Here To Help in this action packed collection as they get the job done and share tales of teamwork from the building yard.  Scoop and Lofty learn that they can accomplish a lot with a little help from their friends; Scrambler is in for a big surprise when he accidently frightens Lofty and must dig deep to repair his friend’s confidence; Scoop needs a truckload of teamwork to save Wendy’s birthday celebration and Scratch learns there’s no one star of the show as everyone must work together to save Fixham’s History Day celebration. Dizzy spins some chaos on the lighthouse ramp and must rely on teamwork – and a newfound talent for wheelies – to fix the mess. Join Bob and his machine team as they lend helping hands, scoops, cranes, shovels and more to build lasting friendships in these Can-Do tales of teamwork and fun!

Episodes

·       “Lofty’s Helpful Day”

·       “Scrambler’s Stage Surprise”

·       “Wendy’s Birthday Surprise”

·       “Scratch’s Star Turn”

·       “Dizzy and the Wheelies”

DVD Bonus Features

·       Build a House with Bob Game

·       “My Dream Team”Music Video

·       “I’m Big and I’m Blue” Music Video

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2012

Title Copyright: © 2012 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: Full Screen

Feature Running Time: 55 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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Rub-a-Dub-Dub! Fun in the Tub! With All-New “Timmy Time: Timmy Needs A Bath” On DVD January 24, 2012 From Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment

Posted in Press Releases on November 8th, 2011
Rub-a-Dub-Dub! Fun in the Tub!
 
Timmy Time: Timmy Needs A Bath
 Available On DVD January 24, 2012
From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment


Street Date: 1/24/12


DVD SRP:  $14.98


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Grab your rubber ducky and get ready to soak in some lamb-tastic good fun as preschool favorite Timmy Time™ returns for an all new family-friendly, good-hearted release, Timmy Time: Timmy Needs A Bath, available on DVD January 24, 2012 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. 

With slapstick humor and not a single line of dialogue, Timmy Time follows a day in the life of barnyard preschoolers.  With diverse animal characters along with a rich and colorful nursery school backdrop, Timmy and his friends learn life lessons that every preschooler needs to know.  Whether fleeing bath time, becoming a walking collage, being bitten by the cleaning bug or engaging in a paint war, Timmy and his pals always bring joy, heart and a little silliness to any situation. 

Timmy Time™ is part of Disney Channel’s Disney Junior programming for kids ages 2-7 and their families, which airs in more than 99 million U.S. homes. The show is created by Aardman Studios, the Academy Award®-winning creators of Wallace & Gromit™ and Shaun the Sheep™.

DVD SYNOPSIS:

Enjoy some good clean fun with Timmy and his friends! Adventures with mud, glue and paint leave Timmy in some sticky situations. This clever little lamb uses his creativity to make tub-time fun and turn a paint fight into a masterfleece! Timmy cleans up and discovers the most fun of all is being with friends! Soak up the good times with Timmy…just don’t forget to wash behind your ears!

Episodes:

  • “Timmy Needs A Bath”
  • “Sticky Timmy”
  • “Tidy Timmy”
  • “Timmy Goes Camping”
  • “Timmy The Artist”

 

DVD BONUS FEATURES

·       Timmy’s Tune #2 – Music Video

·       Shaun the Sheep Bonus Episode: Supersize Timmy


PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2009/2010

Title Copyright: © Aardman Animations Limited 2009/2010. ‘Timmy Time’ (word mark) and 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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Hop Aboard A Wild Ride To The Animal Park With All-New “Thomas & Friends: Curious Cargo” On DVD, Digital Download, and On Demand January 17, 2012 From Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment

Posted in Press Releases on November 8th, 2011
Hop Aboard A Wild Ride To The Animal Park With Thomas!
 
THOMAS & FRIENDS: CURIOUS CARGO
Available On DVD, Digital Download And On Demand
 January 17, 2012 From Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment 


 


Street Date: 1/17/12

DVD SRP:  $14.98

 


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Bunnies and birds and giraffes, oh my!  Thomas and his railway pals are carrying some great and unusual freight in the all new releaseThomas & Friends™: Curious Cargo, available on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand January 17, 2012 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. Thomas and his engine friends embark on four fantastic adventures as they deliver the WildlifeCenter’s newest, long-necked resident, make friends with local animals, chuff off in search of the perfect home for friend Bash and more! 

                                                                                         


DVD SYNOPSIS

All aboard for a wild ride on the Island of Sodor as Thomas and his engine friends deliver some Curious Cargo – from giraffes and cows to birds and bunnies and more! Thomas meets a tall challenge while taking a giraffe to the Sodor WildlifeCenter, Percy learns to be gentle with the animals of Sodor and Belle and Toby discover the importance of listening to others. Join Thomas on his wildest adventures yet!

 

Episodes:

·       “Thomas’Tall Friend”

·       “Percy’s New Friends”

·       “Toby and Bash”

·       “Big Belle”

 

DVD BONUS FEATURES

·       “Find What Doesn’t Belong” Game

·       “Determination”Song Karaoke Music Video

·       Exclusive Activities & Fun with Driver Perkins

 

VOD BONUS FEATURES

·    “Buzzy Bees” Bonus Episode

 


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 Germanyand Australia, as well as the number one foreign preschool brand in China, Japan and Korea.

 


PROGRAM INFORMATION

Title Copyright: © 2012 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 Feature Running Time: 50 minutes

Video on Demand Run Time: 60 minutes

DVD Audio Status: English, Spanish and French 2.0 Dolby Digital

Website: www.lionsgate.com/thomasandfriends

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thomasandfriends

 

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

[1] Source: Nielsen

 

 

Newest Title In Award-Winning Families of the World DVD Series — “Famlies of Philippines” Wins NAPPA Gold Award

Posted in Press Releases on November 7th, 2011

Cincinnati, OH (November 7, 2011) – Families of Philippines, the newest release in the multi-award-winning Families of the World DVD series has won the National Association of Parenting Publications Gold Award Winner (NAPPA) in the Children’s Media/Entertainment & Programming category, it was announced today by Selina S. Yoon, president of Master Communications, distributor of the series.

For over 20 years, the National Parenting Publications Awards — or NAPPA – has been the “go-to” source for parents and professionals seeking the best children’s products (toys, games, books, music, DVDs, software, video games, websites) and parenting resources (books, DVDs, maternity and baby gear, accessories and more).

 

Narrated by children, Families of the World offers a documentary-style “day in the life” glimpse into how people in different countries live from a child’s point of view.  “Families of Philippines,” introduces two children from differing cities and follows them in their daily activities from waking to bedtime, all the while showing young viewers the amazing similarities between their own lives and those of children the same age living thousands of miles away:  similar chores, school and extra-curricular activities and family interactions.

 

School Library Journal applauds Families of the World as “excellent,” providing “an intriguing taste of another culture.”  The series, which has garnered repeated acclaim and awards from Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, Parents’ Choice, KIDS FIRST! and Dr. Toy is used in classrooms around the country as a valuable tool for multi-cultural education.

 

 Families of the World DVDs retail for $29.95 each and are recommended for ages 5-11.  The series features families in 27 countries.  To order, call 1-800-765-5885 or visit www.familiesoftheworld.com.

 

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