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All Aboard For A Whole New Kind Of Bonding! THOMAS & FRIENDS®: STICKY SITUATIONSAvailable On DVD, Digital Download And On DemandDecember 11, 2012 From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment

Posted in Press Releases on September 20th, 2012
All Aboard For A Whole New Kind Of Bonding!

THOMAS & FRIENDS®: 
STICKY SITUATIONS
Available On DVD, Digital Download And On Demand
December 11, 2012 From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment 




Street Date: 12/11/12

DVD SRP:  $14.98


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

With all of the fun and adventure on the Island of Sodor, you’ll want to stick around!  Thomas and his engine friends are back for some sticky and slippery tales on the tracks with Thomas& Friends®: Sticky Situations arriving on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand December 11, 2012 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. The Thomas & Friends®: Sticky Situations DVD comes with a bonus collectible Thomas magnet sheet inside and will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.98. So fasten your seat belts, join together and enjoy the ride!

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

The engines on the Island of Sodor find themselves in some sticky and slippery situations! Thomas and Butch are stuck in a bind when they don’t fully listen to directions. Spencer gets lost in the fog but learns he can actually be Spencer the Helpful. Gordon must swallow his pride after dropping the Lion of Sodor in the mucky, muddy river and Edward shows Charlie there’s a time to be Really Fun and a time to be Really Useful.  All aboard for fun-filled tales as friends help each other through all kinds of sticky situations!

Episodes include:

“Stuck on You”

“Spencer the Grand”

“Gordon and Ferdinand”

“Charlie and Eddie”

 

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Biff Bash Bosh Game

Guess Who? Puzzles

Go Go Thomas! Karaoke Music Video

 

DIGITAL BONUS FEATURES

Bonus Episode “Buzzy Bees”

 


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. 

For the 11th consecutive year, Thomas & Friends® was the number one license in the preschool toys category in the United States, according to The NPD Group, Inc. Thomas& Friends also holds the number one spot for overall top preschool property in the US, and it was a top 10 property in the entire toy industry for 2011.  The unrivaled popularity of the global brand continues with Thomas ranking as the top toy property in the UK for the past 12 years and also holds the number one preschool toy license in the UK,Germany and Australia.


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: 4×3 Full Screen (1.33:1)

DVD Feature Running Time: 50 minutes

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

Website: www.lionsgate.com/thomasandfriends

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

Preschool’s Favorite Builder Shows That The Fun Is Getting It Done! All-New “Bob the Builder: Teamwork Time” On DVD, Digital Download and On Demand December 4, 2012 From Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment

Posted in Press Releases on September 13th, 2012
Preschool’s Favorite Builder Shows That The Fun Is 
In Getting It Done When You Work Together!
 
Bob The Builder®: Teamwork Time
Available On DVD, Digital Download And On Demand 
December 4, 2012 From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment 

Street Date: 12/4/12

DVD SRP:  $9.98

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Everyone’s favorite builder and his Can-Do Crew are back for more adventures in construction and collaboration in Bob the Builder®: Teamwork Time, a collection of five episodes coming to DVD, Digital Download and On Demand December 4, 2012 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.  Demonstrating the power of positive-thinking, problem-solving, teamwork and follow-through, join Bob and his Machine Team as they work together and have some fun to get the job done. 

 

DVD SYNOPSIS

Dizzy wants to prove she’s a whiz at being helpful but learns that being thoughtful is what really gets the job done! Spud goes missing before a big performance. Can Dizzy save the day so the show can go on? Roley is determined to do a weather rap and soon learns that safety comes first! When Scrambler fails to build a tree house on his own, he finds it takes a team to get a project off the ground. Scratch learns that some problems are best shared and comes up with a solution by getting everyone to work together. Hold on to your hard hats and see why the best plans start with teamwork!

Episodes include:

“Whizzy Dizzy”

“Stage Struck Dizzy”

“Roley’s Weather Rap”

“Scrambler’s Best Idea”

“Bob and the Trampoline”

DVD BONUS FEATURES

“Down on the Farm” Music Video

“I’m a Tractor” Music Video

“Picking up the Pieces” 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: NA

Closed Captioned: English

Format: 4×3 Full Screen (1.33:1)

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

Twitter: @CanWeBuildIt

To download art, visit www.lionsgatepublicity.comor www.hitnewsonline.com

For artwork and additional information contact Andrea Blain at

andrea@andreablainpr.comor 847-933-9884.

 

Special Island of Sodor Map Included In All-New Collectible “Thomas & Friends: Let’s Explore 4-DVD Set” Available November 6, 2012 From Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment

Posted in Press Releases on September 13th, 2012
Explore With Thomas and His Engine Friends in This Collectible 4-DVD Set That Includes A Special Map Of Sodor Thomas Fans Are Sure To Love!

THOMAS & FRIENDS®: 
LET’S EXPLORE WITH THOMAS 4-DVD SET
Available On DVD November 6, 2012 From Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment 




Street Date: 11/6/12

DVD SRP:  $24.98


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Preschool favorite Thomas the Tank Engine® and his engine friends on the Island of Sodorare celebrating new friends, exciting discoveries and thrilling adventures in an all-new collection, Thomas & Friends®: Let’s Explore With Thomas 4-DVD Set, available on November 6, 2012 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. This is Thomas & Friends first DVD set to include a collectible map of Sodor so that little engineers can track the engines as they travel around the island. Filled with loads of bonus content, the Thomas & Friends®: Let’s Explore With Thomas 4-DVD Set is available for the suggested retail price of $24.98.

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. 

Thomas & Friends: Calling All Engines! Synopsis

Summertime is always beautiful on the Island of Sodor. It is a busy time for all of the engines…but 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!

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Calling All Engines! Game

Read-Along, Songs & More!

Thomas & Friends: Come Ride the Rails Synopsis

Come ride the rails to fun and adventure with Thomas and the other “Really Useful Engines” as they make tracks to great destinations!  Molly is the new engine on Sodor—will she find the perfect job? Gordon learns a lesson in respect and Emily wants to be Queen for a day. Will Thomas and Percy finish their work in time to see a very special bird? Join the fun and excitement in Come Ride the Rails!

DVD BONUS FEATURES

·       4 Games, Gordon’s Photo Gallery& More!

Thomas & Friends: Tales from the Tracks Synopsis

Join Thomas for a birthday picnic, discover a ghost engine that’s not what it seems and learn the legend of a very special lamp with Peter Sam! Then try and keep up with James, listen to Rusty’s beautiful music and make tracks as Thomas tries his best. There’s excitement around every bend in Tales from the Tracks!

DVD BONUS FEATURES

·       3 Games, Read-Along, Songs & More!

Thomas & Friends: It’s Great to Be an Engine! Synopsis

Every season on the Island of Sodor brings new opportunities for adventure and discovery. Will Emily get the timber to Farmer McColl in time to save the baby calves? Will Toby muster enough confidence to push Gordon up a hill? Share in these timeless stories, and you’ll see why It’s Great to Be an Engine!

DVD BONUS FEATURES

·       3 Games, Read-Along & More!

 


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. 

For the 11th consecutive year, Thomas & Friends® was the number one license in the preschool toys category in the United States, according to The NPD Group, Inc. Thomas & Friends also holds the #1 spot for overall top preschool property in the US, and it was a top 10 property in the entire toy industry for 2011.  The unrivaled popularity of the global brand continues with Thomas ranking as the top toy property in the UKfor the past 12 years, and also holds the number one preschool toy license in the UK, Germany and Australia.


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: Not Rated

Genre: Children/Family/Ages 2-5

Closed Captioned: English

Format: 4×3 Full Screen (1.33:1)

DVD Feature Running Time: 228 minutes

DVD Audio Status: 2.0 Dolby Digital

Website: www.lionsgate.com/thomasandfriends

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

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.

Barney Shows That Doctors Are Our Friends With A Healthy Dose of Fun in All-New “Barney: Let’s Go to The Doctor” On DVD, Digital Download and On Demand November 6, 2012 From Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment

Posted in Press Releases on September 12th, 2012

Barney Shows That Doctors Are Our Friends With A Healthy Dose of Fun!

BARNEY®: LET’S GO TO THE DOCTOR

Available On DVD, Digital Download And 
On Demand November 6, 2012
From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment


Street Date: 11/6/12


DVD SRP:  $14.98


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Everyone’s favorite dino-mite pal is back with the perfect prescription for family-friendly fun:  the all-new Barney®: Let’s Go To The Doctor, arriving on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand November 6, 2012 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment and HIT Entertainment.  Let Barney and his friends show that going to the doctor is important to growing up happy, healthy and strong. The DVD includes three themed episodes plus three fun bonus features.

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

Learn all about brushing teeth, washing hands, exercising and more!  It’s check-up time! Barney teaches that doctors are our friends and shows how pediatricians, dentists and veterinarians keep people and animals healthy and strong! Join Barney, BJ™, Baby Bop™ and Riff™ as they make learning about healthy habits fun for everyone. It’s just what the doctor ordered!

Episodes include:

“My Friends, the Doctor and the Dentist”

“The Awful Tooth”

“Vets”

DVD BONUS FEATURES

A Healthy Snack Game

Furry Friends Hide and Seek Game

“I Love You” Karaoke Music Video

 

VOD AND DIGITAL BONUS FEATURE

“Movement” 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: TV on DVD

Rating: Not Rated

Genre: Children/Family

Age Target: 1-5 years old

Subtitles: NA

Closed Captioned: English

Format: 4×3 Full Screen (1.33:1)

Feature Running Time: 52 minutes

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.

It’s Time to Sparkle, Spin and Shine with This Collection of Sisterly Stories in All-New “Angelina Ballerina: Superstar Sisters” On DVD, Digital Download and On Demand November 6, 2012 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment

Posted in Press Releases on September 12th, 2012
It’s Time To Sparkle, Spin And Shine With This Collection Of Sisterly Stories!

ANGELINA BALLERINA®: 
SUPERSTAR SISTERS 

On DVD, Digital Download And On Demand 
November 6, 2012 
From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment



 


Street Date: 11/6/12      


DVD SRP:  $14.98


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Preschool favorite Angelina and her sister Polly dance up a storm of fun and family bonding in Angelina Ballerina®: Superstar Sisters, a new, five-episode collection on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand November 6, 2012 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.  

An established publishing brand with over 25 years of success selling over 1.5MM books and printing over 50 titles, Angelina Ballerina is perfect for girls, embodying dance, music and performance while inspiring girls to achieve their dreams.

SYNOPSIS

Stay in step with Angelina and Polly! Will Princess Polly be able to forgive her sister when Angelina breaks her special music box? Angelina’s sisterly instincts kick in when Polly goes missing and Polly proves she can be a big inspiration to help Angelina finish Ms. Mimi’s important assignment. Come along as the sisters spin, twirl, sparkle and shine together in this heartwarming collection of sisterly stories!

Episodes:

“Angelina and the Music Box”

“Angelina’s Nature Dance”

“Angelina Jumps The River”

“Angelina and the Mini-Mouseling”

“Angelina and Polly’s Big Day”

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Polly’s Picture Matching Game

“I Will Be A Star” Karaoke Music Video


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: 16×9 Widescreen (1.78:1)

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.

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.

Have a Jolly Holiday With All-New “Thomas & Friends: A Very Merry Thomas” On DVD, Digital Download and On Demand October 9, 2012 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment

Posted in Press Releases on September 12th, 2012
Have A Jolly Holiday With Thomas and His Engine Friends In

THOMAS & FRIENDS®: 
A VERY THOMAS CHRISTMAS
Available On DVD, Digital Download And On Demand
 October 9, 2012 From Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment 





Street Date: 10/9/12

DVD SRP:  $14.98


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Faithful friends who are dear to us gather near to us once more! Who better to spend holiday viewing time with than preschool favorite Thomas and his engine friends!  Join the jolly engines and merry townsfolk of the Island of Sodor for an all-new collection of Yuletide-themed episodes in Thomas & Friends®: A Very Thomas Christmas, available on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand Oct. 9, 2012 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment and HIT Entertainment.  

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. 

From snowmen to evergreens, presents and good cheer, Thomas is chuffing down the tracks to deliver a merry Christmas for all and for all a good night … of viewing! Featuring four all-new episodes, the Thomas & Friends: A Very Thomas Christmas DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.98. Digital Download and On Demand offers an additional bonus episode.

                                                                                         


DVD SYNOPSIS

All aboard for a special holiday delivery filled with friendship, teamwork and fun! Rheneas slows down and discovers the perfect Christmas tree. Charlie knows how fun snow can be and discovers that teamwork in the snow is the most fun of all. Edward gets Salty just what he asked for – the perfect story to re-tell — and Emily learns the best way to be Really Useful. Unwrap the holiday adventures with Thomas and his friends and best wishes for A Very Thomas Christmas!

Episodes include:

“Christmas Tree Express”

“Ho Ho Snowman”

“Salty’s Surprise”

“Emily’s Winter Party Special”

 

Digital Bonus Episode:

·       “Buzzy Bees”

 

DVD BONUS FEATURES*

·       “Thomas’ Christmas Journey” Game

·       “Guess Who?” Puzzles (Charlie, Thomas #1, Emily)

*Subject to change

 


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. 

For the 11thconsecutive year, Thomas & Friends®was the number one license in the preschool toys category in the United States, according to The NPD Group, Inc. Thomas& Friends also holds the #1 spot for overall top preschool property in the US, and it was a top 10 property in the entire toy industry for 2011.  The unrivaled popularity of the global brand continues with Thomas ranking as the top toy property in the UK for the past 12 years, and also holds the number one preschool toy license in the UK,Germany and Australia.


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: Not Rated

Genre: Children/Family/Ages 2-5

Closed Captioned: English

Format: 4×3 Full Screen (1.33:1)

DVD Feature Running Time: 49 minutes

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

Website: www.lionsgate.com/thomasandfriends

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

To download art, visit www.lionsgatepublicity.comor www.hitnewsonline.com

For artwork and additional information contact Andrea Blain

at andrea@andreablainpr.com or 847-933-9884.

AllerMates® Colorful Wristbands for Kids with Allergies Receives Mom’s Choice Approval and PTPA Approval

Posted in Press Releases on September 5th, 2012

 

For Immediate Release

 

AllerMates® Colorful Wristbands for Kids with Allergies Receives Mom’s Choice Approval and PTPA Approval

 

Available in Walgreens

 

Montvale, NJ (September 5, 2012)—AllerMates®, creators of colorful wristband, dog tags and lunch bags for kids with allergies just received approvals from Mom’s Choice Awards (MCA) and Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA), national organizations that choose the very best in children’s products, it was announced today by Andrew Eisenberg, President, Awearables LLC, parent company of AllerMates.

 

MCA Judges are especially interested in products and services that help families grow emotionally, physically and spiritually; are morally sound and promote good will; and are inspirational and uplifting. PTPA is the leading product awards program with the largest parent-testing community and seal of approval recognized worldwide.

 

 Iris Shamus, a mother of a child with multiple food allergies was frustrated by the lack of allergy-related kid-friendly products so she took action and created AllerMates, a new line of bright, fun, whimsical character-driven wristbands, dog tags and lunch boxes that her son would happily embrace.

 

Parents of children with allergies can now enjoy the safety and security of knowing their young ones are better protected against unwanted allergens when they wear or use AllerMates products away from home in places like school, daycare, parties, sleep-overs and play dates. 

 

AllerMates products are based on 15 fun, original characters that represent the most common allergies: peanut, nut, gluten/wheat, milk, egg, shellfish, penicillin, insect sting, latex, pollen, fish, soy, sesame, cat and the newest – asthma. Shamus created AllerMates, in part to help kids feel positive about their allergies. 

 

AllerMates products are hypo-allergenic, nickel and latex free and have passed rigorous safety standards and testing.  The wristbands are adjustable and fit most children.  

 

AllerMates products can be purchased at www.allermates.com, www.diapers.com, independent retailers and in the seasonal aisle available now at many Walgreens around the country until Nov. 1.

 

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