Archive for January, 2012

Spring Into Fun With Shaun the Sheep and His Barnyard Buddies in All-New “Shaun the Sheep: Shear Madness” on DVD Apr1l 17, 2012 From Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment

Posted in Press Releases on January 30th, 2012
Spring Into Fun With Shaun And His Barnyard Buddies!
SHAUN THE SHEEP: SHEAR MADNESS
Arrives On DVD April 17, 2012 
From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment


Street Date: 4/17/12


DVD SRP:  $14.98


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Spring into all-new lamb-tastic fun whenShaun the Sheep™: Shear Madness leaps onto DVD April 17, 2012 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.  Join the playful sheep and his farmyard friends in seven all-new adventures; thwarting his pesky swine neighbors, experiencing his first crush, embracing curiosity and having a blast.  Through it all, Shaun will always have your baaaa-ck!

Five minute shorts of the series currently air in the U.S. on the Disney Channel and the series ranks in the top five animated shorts on the network!

 

DVD SYNOPSIS

Sheep and Pigs and Aliens, oh my! It’s madness in the meadow with Shaun the Sheep and his flock of mischievous merrymakers!  Shaun expertly stops the pigs from running amuck and turning the farm into a porky paradise. He amuses his friends when he falls head over hoof for a beautiful stranger and demonstrates what happens when curiosity gets the sheep after a hot air balloon lands and causes mayhem in the meadow… From the farm, to outer space and everywhere in between, Shaun and his barnyard buddies know how to have a woolly good time!

Episodes include:

·       “Pig Trouble”

·       “Sheepless Nights”

·       “Party Animals”

·       “Cat’s Got Your Brain”

·       “Two’s Company?”

·       “What’s Up, Dog?”

·       “Draw the Line”

DVD BONUS FEATURES

·       Sing-along with Shaun

·       Timmy Time™ Sneak Peek -Timmy’s Tune #2


PROGRAM INFORMATION

Title Copyright: © 2012 Aardman Animation Limited.  All rights reserved. Shaun the Sheep (word mark) and the character ‘Shaun the Sheep’ © and ™ Aardman Animations Limited.

Type: TV on DVD

Rating: Not Rated

Genre: Children/Family/Animated

Age Target:Fans of all ages from 2-60

Closed Captioned: English

Format: Widescreen

Feature Running Time:45 minutes

DVD Audio Status:  2.0 Dolby Digital

Program Website: www.shaunthesheep.com

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

 

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Melody Street Launches First of Its Kind “Mozart Interactive” Video for Children

Posted in Press Releases on January 25th, 2012

 

For Immediate Release

 

Melody Street Announces

Launch of Innovative Interactive Video

 ‘Mozart Interactive’

 

First of Its Kind for Children Allows

Young Viewers to Conduct Where the Musical Story Goes

 

Online Video Available Now

Free Mobile App Available February 2012

 

 

Los Angeles, CA (January 26, 2012) — Melody Street, a transmedia brand driven by the belief that music has the power to positively benefit the lives of young children, announces the launch of Mozart Interactive, an innovative, interactive video and free app for kids, based on characters from the Melody Street website (www.melodystreet.com) where musical instruments come to life through charming whimsical animated characters – each with their own distinctive personality and sound.

Available now at www.melodystreet.com/interactive/mozart, with the free mobile app for iPad, iTouch and iPhone available in February,Mozart Interactive features revolutionary seamless content delivery technology that creates a friendly lesson in music orchestration and allows viewers to become “conductors” of the story they’re watching, giving them the power to choose actions that control where the narrative takes them and ultimately affecting its outcome. With three different characters and four different sections of the piece to select from, kids can create a total of 81 unique videos to save and share with friends and family.

Mozart Interactive was created by Los Angeles-based Melody Street, LLC and technology pioneers Interlude (based in New York and Israel). Interlude’s patented technology platform allows consumers to create in real time a unique and dynamic version of a video that is based on pre-recorded audio and video segments. The result is a one-of-a-kind, sharable creation.

 “We are delighted to announce the debut of Mozart Interactive,’ the first-ever interactive, animated music video for kids,” says Gilad Benamram, co-founder and managing partner, Melody Street. “With this new technology, kids will be able to orchestrate one of Mozart’s most famous pieces by choosing which character instrument they would like to join the music and create a unique version every time they play it.”

“This is the first step into storytelling of the future,”adds Guy Frenkel, co-founder, Melody Street. “By utilizing emerging technologies, we can tell stories in a new way and for the first time enable a truly interactive viewing experience.  As content creators in the children’s market, we are very excited about the possibilities.”

www.melodystreet.com/interactive/mozart features Melody Street’s host, 10-year-old Ethan Bortnick, playing a duet of Mozart’s Rondo Alla Turca with stringed pal Val Violin. The other characters – favorites Heidi Horn, Timmy Trumpet and Febe Flute – are eager to participate and keep interfering in the piece while Sammy Snare tries to keep control and get them off the stage in different, highly comical ways – all directed by the choices made by the viewer.

“Producing for parallel intercrossing timelines can get complicated,” says Frenkel, “but the end user experience is intuitive even for first time viewers, and the resultMozart Interactive — is enchanting.” 

On the site www.melodystreet.com, budding Beethovens can play games, listen to songs, download coloring pages, watch videos and read The House on Melody Street, a heart-warming story set to a symphonic score performed by a 60 piece orchestra in the style of “Peter the Wolf.”

About Melody Street LLC

Melody Street is a music-based brand aimed at introducing children to the wonderful world of music. Across multiple platforms, Melody Street is an innovative and fresh way to entertain kids while engaging them in music in a meaningful and beneficial manner. www.melodystreet.com is a voice-over guided interactive site aimed at children 3 and up, featuring musical games, videos, activities, multi genre radio stations, free downloads and much more.

About Ethan Bortnick

At only ten-years-old, entertainer and musical sensation Ethan Bortnick has already made world history as the youngest musician, composer and entertainer to headline a concert tour – a Guinness world record. In addition to his own work and collaborations with some of the world’s most well known artists, he has helped raise record amounts of money for charities around the world, by performing, inspiring and educating. Ethan is a true ambassador of music, arts and good will, and is a positive role-model to audiences of all ages.

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Press Contacts:

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Andrea Blain Public Relations

847-933-9884

andrea@andreablainpr.com

 

Melody Street

Yoni Saban

yoni@melodystreet.com

323-272-3790

Waves of Heroic Fun Are Headed Your Way With “Fireman Sam: Rescue on the Water” Available On DVD, Digital Download, and On Demand April 3, 2012 From Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment

Posted in Press Releases on January 23rd, 2012

Waves Of Heroic Fun Are Headed Your Way!

 Fireman Sam: Rescue On The Water

Coming To DVD, Digital Download And On Demand April 3, 2012 From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment

Street Date: 4/3/12

DVD SRP: $9.98

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

On land, in water and everywhere in between, you can always count on Fireman Sam to save the day … and bring the fun along, too!  Join Fireman Sam, his courageous fire brigade and the citizens of Pontypandy for all new seafaring adventure in Fireman Sam: Rescue on the Water, coming to DVD, Digital Download and On Demand April 3, 2012 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.  It’s ready, set, rescue in six thrilling episodes filled with Sam’s trademark lessons in safety, loyalty, leadership, cooperation and friendship. 

DVD SYNOPSIS

Sound the alarm! Fireman Sam and his heroic team are always prepared for rescues. Whether it’s a flood in Pontypandy, dangerous shifting tides or trouble at sea for Norman and James, there’s no challenge too big for Fireman Sam! Join the squad and save the day with this collection of daring seaworthy rescues.

Episodes include:

·       “Stranded”

·       “The One That Got Away”

·       “Pirates of Pontypandy”

·       “Norman’s Ark”

·       “Sailor Steele”

·        “Dinosaur Hunt”

VOD SPECIAL FEATURES

·       Bonus episode: “Alarm on the Beach”


PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2012

Title Copyright: ©2012 Prism Art & Design Limited.  The Fireman Sam name and character are trademarks of Prism Art & Design.

Type: TV on DVD

Rating: NR

Genre: Children/Family/Animated/Action/ Adventure/ Educational

Age Target: 2-5 years old

Closed Captioned: English and French

Format: Full Screen  

Feature Running Time: Approximately 55 Minutes

DVD Audio Status: 2.0 Dolby Digital

Program Website:www.firemansamonline.com

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

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Perfect for Little Ballerinas Everwhere! “Angelina Ballerina: Ultimate Dance Collection 3-DVD Set and Bonus Music CD Available April 3, 2012 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment

Posted in Press Releases on January 23rd, 2012
Perfect for Little Ballerinas Everywhere!
 
ANGELINA BALLERINA: ULTIMATE DANCE COLLECTION 
All-New 3-DVD Gift Set and BONUS Music CD! 
Available April 3, 2012 From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment

 


Street Date: 4/3/12


DVD SRP:  $19.98

 


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

It’s showtime!  Step into the captivating world of dance with Angelina Ballerina™ and her friends as they steal the show in Angelina Ballerina: Ultimate Dance Collection, a three-DVD set leaping into stores April 3, 2012 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. Also included in this entertaining DVD collection is a BONUS music CD with 4 fantastic songs. See Angelina Ballerina take center stage as she follows her heart and learns some important lessons about creativity, fun and friendship along the way.

 


DVDs Include:

 

Angelina Ballerina: Pop Star Girls

Get ready to get your groove on because it’s showtime with Angelina and the Pop Star Girls! 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!

 

Bonus Features:

·       “Dancing Star” Memory Game

 

Angelina Ballerina: Shining Star Trophy

Angelina shines brighter than ever in this exciting movie adventure! Ms. Mimi announces that there’s going to be a big talent show at CamembertAcademy – and the winner will walk away with a Shining Star Trophy. 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. With celebrity guest judge Perry Parmesan deciding the winner, every minute of practice counts. When the curtain rises, who will take center stage and win the Shining Star Trophy? Watch as Angelina follows her heart to be a true shining star!


 

Bonus Features:

·       “Talent Show” Trivia Game

 

Angelina Ballerina: Dancing On Ice

Some sparkling performances are coming to Camembert Academyon the ice and on the dance floor! Angelina, Alice and all of their Mouseling friends know the importance of practice for the big show. But when Angelina’s skates go missing, will she find them in time for her ice skating solo? And will AZ ever learn how to do the “Cheese Roll” like his Granddad taught him? With help from her friends and some creativity, Angelina discovers the magic of working together in this very special treat!

 

Bonus Features:

·       “Polly’s Picture” Matching Game

 


PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2011
Title Copyrights: ©2012 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. HIT and the HIT logo are trademarks of HIT Entertainment Limited.

Type: TV on DVD

Rating: NR

Genre: Children/Family/Animated

Age Target: 2-6 years old

Closed Captioned: English

Format: Widescreen

DVD Collection: 177 minutes (total)

Pop Star Girls: 61 minutes

Shining Star Trophy: 55 minutes

Dancing On Ice: 61 minutes

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

Program Website: www.angelinaballerina.com

 

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Dig Into A Trove of Good, Wholesome Fun With “Timmy Time: Timmy Finds Treasure” Available on DVD March 13, 2012 From Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment

Posted in Press Releases on January 23rd, 2012
Dig In To A Trove Of Good, Wholesome Fun!
 
Timmy Time: Timmy Finds Treasure
 
 Available On DVD March 13, 2012
From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment


Street Date: 3/13/12


DVD SRP:  $14.98


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

There’s tons of fun to boot-y with preschool favorite Timmy in the all-new release Timmy Time™: Timmy Finds Treasure, available on DVD March 13, 2012 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.  Come aboard and yo-ho-hold on as the loveable lamb gets his pirate on in five treasure-filled episodes that arrrrrr sure to entertain your little swashbuckler again and again.

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.  Timmy Timeis 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:

Ahoy! There’s LOOTs of fun to be had with Timmy and his mateys in this collection of woolly tales! Timmy practices his pirate captain skills, accidentally leading his crew to special treasure. There’s mis-arrrdventure on the hunt for treasure and the crew must get creative to get back on course. Then when Timmy sets sail, he and his friends cause chaos on the seas. Join Timmy for some swashbuckling fun and see that good mateys are the best treasure of all!

Episodes:

·       “Timmy Finds Treasure”

·       “Timmy’s Treasure Hunt”

·       “Timmy’s Tractor”

·       “Timmy Makes A Splash”

·       “Timmy’s Spring Surprise”

 

DVD BONUS FEATURES

·       Timmy’s Day of the Week Video

·       Shaun the Sheep™ Bonus Episodes: “Spring Lamb” series – 2 episodes


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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Helping Heroes To The Rescue! “Awesome Adventures: Rescue Friends” On DVD, Digital Download and On Demand March 13, 2012 From Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment

Posted in Press Releases on January 23rd, 2012
Helping Heroes To The Rescue!

AWESOME ADVENTURES: Rescue Friends
On DVD, Digital Download And On Demand
 March 13, 2012 From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment



Street Date: 3/13/12


DVD SRP:  $14.98


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

An all-new line just for boys is coming to the rescue!  Awesome Adventures features six episodes from your favorite preschool characters Thomas & Friends™, Fireman Sam™, and Bob the Builder™ in Awesome Adventures: Rescue Friends available March 13 on DVD, Digital Download, and On Demand from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.  Join your friends for these thrilling episodes as they act with courage, heart and selflessness to help their friends and save the day!


DVD SYNOPSIS

Calling all heroes!  Spencer shows his mettle when he steams through thick fog to rescue Percy while Toby’s new whistle rings friends and animals to safety! Bob the Builder’s Machine Team helps Scratch out of a sticky situation, as Dizzy surprises her friends – and herself – when she turns a big mistake into a great success.  Fireman Sam proves that a hero’s work is never done and James learns that some rescues are best left to the professionals. Everyone is racing to the rescue in this exciting collection from your favorite preschool friends!

 

DVD EPISODES

·       Thomas& Friends – “Spencer the Grand”

·       Thomas& Friends – “Toby’s New Whistle”

·       Fireman Sam –“Off Duty Sam”

·       Fireman Sam – “Fireman James”

·       Bob the Builder – “Scratch Goes Solo”

·       Bob the Builder – “Whizzy Dizzy”

 


PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2012
Title Copyright: © 2012 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 Prism Art & Design Limited.  The Fireman Sam name and character are trademarks of Prism Art & Design.

© 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: Children, Ages 2-5

Closed Captioned: English

Format: Full Screen

Feature Run Time: 62 minutes

Audio Status: 2.0 Dolby Digital

Program Website: www.hitentertainment.com

 

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Let Your Inner Princess Shine In This All-New Release: “Angelina Ballerina: Ballerina Princess” on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand March 6, 2012 From Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment

Posted in Press Releases on January 23rd, 2012
Let Your Inner Princess Shine In This All-New Release

ANGELINA BALLERINA: 
BALLERINA PRINCESS 
 
On DVD, Digital Download and On Demand 
March 6, 2012 
From Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment



Street Date: 3/6/12     


DVD SRP:  $14.98


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Once upon a time there was a graceful mouseling ballerina who loved to dance, and put on magical performances with her friends. Her royal mouse-ness is back doing what she does best – charming and entertaining aspiring young dancers – in Angelina Ballerina™: Ballerina Princess, a new, five-episode collection on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand March 6, 2012 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.  Leap into the fun as everyone’s favorite dancing mouseling tracks a mysterious tutu, learns that every role is important, uses creativity and dance to tell a story and more!

SYNOPSIS

Join Angelina Ballerina and her friends for enchanting adventures filled with princesses, princes, kings and queens. Dancing their way through Chipping Cheddar, Angelina encounters a bad fairy, uncovers a Cinderella-like mystery, treats the king and queen to a regal performance and brings an epic tale to life on stage! With secrets, spells, dance and celebrations, it’s a royally good time for all!

Episodes:

·       “Angelina’s Big Part”

·       “Angelina and Polly’s Two Hour Show”

·       “Angelina’s Fancy Tutu”

·       “Angelina and the Carnival”

·       “Angelina’s Indian Lunchtime”

DVD BONUS FEATURES

·       Angelina’s Stupendous Dress Up Game


PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2012
Title Copyrights: © 2012 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. HIT and the HIT logo are trademarks of HIT Entertainment Limited.

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

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

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GetSwept Up In All-New Fun! “Barney: Clean Up, Clean Up” Available on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand March 6, 2012 From Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment

Posted in Press Releases on January 23rd, 2012

 

Get Swept Up In All-New Barney Fun!

BARNEY: CLEAN UP, CLEAN UP
Available On DVD, Digital Download And 
On Demand March 6, 2012
 From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment



Street Date: 3/6/12


DVD SRP:  $14.98


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Who says being tidy can’t be fun?  Let preschool favorite Barney™ show cleaning up is enjoyable when everybody works together in Barney: Clean Up, Clean Up, arriving on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand March 6, 2012 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. This release is accompanied by 19 fun songs including everyone’s favorite “Clean Up, Clean Up” song and an all-new game, ”Clean Up Time,” found only on DVD!  Barney and his friends prove that kids can have a great time being cleaning machines!

Trusted by moms and adored by children, Barney displays sharing, caring, imagining, dancing and learning on television and 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

Barney™ shows how to make cleaning fun; from painting the caboose, to washing windows, to putting away toys! See Riff™ learn new tricks when his litterbot leaves him in a heap of a mess. All the friends help BJ out of a big spill, and they work together to host a fancy tea party. Everything’s better with friends, and when teamwork helps with clean-work, the world sparkles and shines!

 

DVD BONUS FEATURES

·       “Clean Up Time” Game

·       “Clean Up, Do Our Share”Music Video

·       “Clean Up, Clean Up”Karaoke Song

 

VOD AND DIGITAL BONUS FEATURE

·       “Glad To Be Me” Bonus Episode

 


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: Home Entertainment Premiere

Rating: Not Rated

Genre: Children/Family

Age Target: 1-5 years old

Subtitles: None

Closed Captioned: English and Spanish

Format: Full Screen

DVD Feature Running Time: 52 minutes

VOD Cable/PPV Running Time: 66 minutes (including bonus feature)

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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Thomas Is Racing Down the Tracks for Easter in All-New “Thomas & Friends: Up, Up and Away,” on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand March 6, 2012 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment

Posted in Press Releases on January 23rd, 2012
Thomas Is Racing Down The Tracks For Easter!
 
THOMAS & FRIENDS: UP, UP & AWAY
Available On DVD, Digital Download And On Demand
 March 6, 2012 From Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment 



Street Date: 3/6/12

DVD SRP:  $14.98

 


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Thomas and his engine friends reach new heights of fun and adventure in Thomas & Friends™: Up, Up & Away, a collection of four soaring episodes available on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand March 6, 2012 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.  The all-new release includes special feature content, activities and fun from host Driver Perkins, exclusive only to the DVD.  Timed to the release this spring, five Thomas & Friends toys will also be available so kids can reenact their favorite Up, Up & Away adventures!   

 

For over 65 years, the award-winning Thomas & Friends has taught timeless life lessons of discovery, friendship and cooperation, inviting generations of children to enter a world of imagination through the tracks of a train and the words of a story. 

                                                                                         


DVD SYNOPSIS

Thomas and his friends reach new heights in these high-flying adventures! Thomas and Percy have a special adventure as they try and try again to bring balloons to Mr. Bubbles’ Big Balloon Show. At the Children’s Steam Fair, Emily learns there are great rewards – and laughs — in helping others; Kevin tries his hook at Hide and Peep and Thomas has a wonky whistle! Up, Up& Away for fun and adventure with Thomas & Friends!

 

Episodes:

·       Up, Up & Away

·       Wonky Whistle

·       Kevin the Steamie

·       Emily and Dash

 

DVD BONUS FEATURES

·       Catch the Balloon Game

·       Guess Who? Puzzles

·       Exclusive Activities 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 friendsinvite 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.

 


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: 49 minutes

Video on Demand Run Time: 59 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