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Come Along for A Wild Ride on the Rails with All-New Thomas & Friends: Animals Aboard – Available on DVD Exclusively at Target September 10, 2013

Posted in Press Releases on August 26th, 2013
Come Along For Some Wild Rides On The Rails In The
All-New DVD


THOMAS & FRIENDS®: ANIMALS ABOARD
Available On DVD Exclusively At Target
September 10, 2013

Available on Digital Download And Video on Demand October 8, 2013
From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment



Street Date: 9/10/13

DVD SRP: $14.98

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Hop aboard for animal-filled adventures with everyone’s favorite engine Thomas and all his railway friends in Thomas & Friends®: Animals Aboard, arriving on DVD September 10, 2013 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. Thomas & Friends®: Animals Aboard will also be available on Digital Download and Video on Demand on October 8. Featuring five wild, buzzing and furry adventures and timed to the release of the Fisher Price animal-themed toy line, this DVD will be available exclusively at Target for a limited time for a suggested retail price of $14.98. It’s full steam ahead for Thomas, Percy, Henry and the engines as they learn lessons about being kind to animals, doing good deeds and helping friends of all shapes and sizes!

 

SYNOPSIS

All aboard as Thomas and his engine friends embark on exciting adventures with some new furry friends! Percy learns to be gentle when meeting some small forest friends and Thomas goes hog-wild trying to be Really Useful for Farmer Trotter. Henry performs a sweet deed in returning Sodor’s special songbird and Thomas must fulfill a tall order when he is asked to deliver the newest animal to Sodor’s WildlifeCenter. The engines are busy as bees being Really Useful and helping animals big and small.

 

Episodes:

  • “Percy’s New Friends”
  • “Thomas and the Pigs”
  • “Henry’s Good Deeds”
  • “Thomas’ Tall Friend”
  • “Buzzy Bees”

 

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • “Hear the Engines Coming” Karaoke Music Video
  • “Determination Song” Karaoke Music Video

 

ABOUT THOMAS & FRIENDS

Thomas the Tank Engine™ was created by a father for his son nearly 70 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 license in the US and has been the number one preschool entertainment brand in the US since 2009[1]. 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: © 2013 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

DVD Closed Captioned: English

Feature Run Time: 55 minutes

DVD Format: 4×3 Full Screen (1.33:1)

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

Website: www.thomasandfriends.com

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

 

To download art, visit www.lionsgatepublicity.com

 

For artwork and additional information contact Andrea Blain

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



[1] Source: Nielsen

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Go Full Steam Ahead For Great Family Entertainment! THOMAS & FRIENDS®: 3- MOVIE PACK Available On DVD October 15, 2013 From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment

Posted in Press Releases on August 22nd, 2013

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Go Full Steam Ahead For Great Family Entertainment!

 

THOMAS & FRIENDS®: 3- MOVIE PACK

Available On DVD October 15, 2013

From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment

 

 

Street Date: 10/15/13

3-DVD Pack SRP:  $19.98

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Start your engines for the most-action packed movie night of the year!  Thomas & Friends®: 3-Movie Pack, arriving on DVD October 15, 2013 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment, is filled with rip-roaring adventures, mysteries to be solved, heroic rescues and new discoveries.  Available at an incredible value of $19.98, Thomas and his engine friends deliver a trio of feature-length movies the whole family will enjoy.

 

The 3-DVD Movie Pack includes:

 

Thomas & Friends: Blue Mountain Mystery – The Movie

When trouble strikes at Blue Mountain Quarry, Thomas is sent to help. There he discovers a little green engine hiding in the tunnels. Thomas is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery but discovering the truth is harder than he imagined! Will he be able to help his friend or will the little engine be sent away from Sodor forever? Find out in Thomas’ most mysterious adventure yet, a movie the whole family will love!

 

DVD Bonus Features

  • BlueMountain Hide & Peep Game
  • Learn About Standard & Narrow Gauge Engines
  • Blue Mountain Mystery Karaoke Music Video
  • Working Together Karaoke Music Video

 

Thomas & Friends: Day of the Diesels – The Movie

See the Steamies and the Diesels face off in this action-packed movie adventure! 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.

DVD Bonus Features

  • Fiery Flynn to the Rescue Game
  • Day of the Diesels Karaoke Music Video
  • Hear the Engines Coming Karaoke Music Video
  • Steamies & Diesels—Learn How They Work! Video

 

Thomas & Friends: Misty Island Rescue – The Movie

The engines are hard at work to build a new Search and RescueCenter. When Thomas helps a friend in need, he is rewarded with an exciting trip to the mainland.  Along the way, he gets lost at sea and finds himself on the mysterious MistyIsland, where he meets new friends Bash, Dash and Ferdinand. Together they discover the secrets of MistyIsland and help Thomas find his way home.  Will Sir Topham Hatt’s search party ever find Thomas? Find out in this action-packed movie adventure the whole family will enjoy!

 

DVD Bonus Features

  • The Search for Thomas Game
  • Misty Island Rescue Karaoke Music Video
  • Sir Topham Hatt Karaoke Music Video

 

ABOUT THOMAS & FRIENDS

Thomas the Tank Engine™ was created by a father for his son nearly 70 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 license in the US and has been the number one preschool entertainment brand in the US since 2009[1]. 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: © 2013 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

Feature Run Time: Thomas & Friends: Blue Mountain Mystery: 61 minutes

Thomas & Friends: Day of the Diesels:  58 minutes

Thomas & Friends: Misty Island Rescue:  58 minutes

DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen (1.78:1)

DVD Audio Status: English 5.1 Dolby Digital and 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

 

 



[1] Source: Nielsen

Join Everyone’s Favorite Purple T-Rex And His Friends For A Dino-Sized Movie Night! BARNEY®: 3 – MOVIE PACK Available On DVD October 15, 2013 From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment

Posted in Press Releases on August 22nd, 2013

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Join Everyone’s Favorite Purple T-Rex And His Friends For A Dino-Sized Movie Night! BARNEY®: 3 – MOVIE PACK Available On DVD October 15, 2013 From  Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment


Street Date: 10/15/13

3-DVD Pack SRP:  $19.98

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

It’s a night of epic proportions filled with imagination, caring, learning, singing and dancing when Barney®: 3–Movie Pack roars onto DVD October 15, 2013 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. This super-dee-duper collection of three feature length movies will fill the hearts of young ones as they enter the land of make believe, have fun making music and celebrate the biggest event of the year – Christmas. The Barney®: 3–Movie Pack DVD will be available 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, online and through live events, home entertainment, toys and publishing. In 2013, Barney celebrates over 25 years of sharing, caring and imagination with the Barney 25 Million Hugs campaign. Barney is inviting fans of all ages to help him reach his goal of sharing 25 million Barney hugs around the world through the site www.ShareBarneyHugs.com and via email, Facebook and Twitter.

 

THE 3-DVD MOVIE PACK INCLUDES:

 

Barney: The Land of Make Believe

Join the adventure with Barney, BJ and Baby Bop as they discover anything can happen in The Land of Make Believe! When a lost, young princess from a storybook magically appears, Barney and his friends set out on a quest to help her find her way home. Along the way, they swim with dolphins, see a beautiful mermaid and even meet a magician! Come along for a story as big as your imagination!

 

DVD Bonus Features

  • Barney’s Island Tour
  • Make Believe Music Video
  • Serena’s Dolphin Friends Game

Barney: Let’s Make Music

It’s time for a musical adventure at Barney’s Fantasy Fair! When a little girl named Melanie dreams of playing her violin in a talent show, Barney, BJ and Baby Bop help her realize her dreams with the help of a new dino friend, Riff, who knows how to find music everywhere! Riff shows the friends all about music and sounds as they sing favorite songs, play games and ride amazing rides! They also discover that some dreams are even bigger than they imagined. So head to the fair, join the fun and let’s make music together!

 

DVD Bonus Features

  • Barney’s Big Balloon
  • BJ’s Elephant Adventure
  • Welcome, Cousin Riff with Song
  • Barney’s Juke Box

 

Barney: Night Before Christmas – The Movie

It’s a memorable Christmas Eve as Barney, BJ and Baby Bop take their friends on a musical journey to the North Pole and bring them face to face with Santa Claus!  The excitement builds as Santa gives his guests a once-in-a-lifetime tour of his brightly decorated home.  The children discover his antique music box, see amazing displays of his favorite toys and climb aboard his train for an incredible ride.  When Mrs. Claus notices that the elves need help finishing up last minute Christmas chores, she escorts the group to Santa’s Toy Factory.  Join BJ, Baby Bop and the children as they wait patiently to hear the sound of sleigh bells and share in the most magical night of the year with Barney!

DVD Bonus Features

  • 2 Holiday read-a-longs: “Barney’s Christmas Surprise” and “Barney’s Wonderful Winter Day”
  • 10 sing-a-long songs
  • 5 Christmas songs
  • 8 interactive games

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2013
Title Copyright: © 2013 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

Closed Captioned: English

Feature Run Time: 163 minutes

DVD Format: 4×3 Full Screen (1.33:1)

DVD Audio Status:  English and Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital

Program Website: www.barney.com

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

Twitter: @DinoMiteBarney

YouTube: www.youtube.com/HITBarney

 

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.

 

Fireman Sam®: Lights, Sirens, Action! Coming Exclusively To Digital Download And Video On Demand October 8, 2013 From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment

Posted in Press Releases on August 22nd, 2013

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Get Ready For Action-Packed Fun And Excitement In

 

Fireman Sam®: Lights, Sirens, Action!

Coming Exclusively To Digital Download And

Video On Demand October 8, 2013

From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment

 

 

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Your favorite hero Fireman Sam returns in an all-new exclusive digital release of Fireman Sam®: Lights, Sirens, Action!  Featuring six exciting episodes filled with action and adventure, Fireman Sam®: Lights, Sirens, Action! will be available on Digital Download and Video on Demand October 8, 2013 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. Fireman Sam®: Lights, Sirens, Action! will also be available on SVOD.

 

A role model for kids of all ages, Fireman Sam can always be counted on to teach lessons in safety, loyalty, leadership, cooperation and friendship. From challenges high atop a mountain to right in his hometown headquarters, Sam and the citizens of Pontypandy invite you to join in the fun, fire up your enthusiasm and set your adventurous spirit ablaze!

 

Episodes include:

  • “The Wrong Smell”
  • “Mother’s Day”
  • “Heap of Trouble”
  • “Stuck in the Muck”
  • “Poorly Penny”
  • “Sausages vs. Shrimps”

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2013

Title Copyright: © 2013 Prism Art & Design Limited. The Fireman Sam name and character are trademarks of Prism Art & Design.

Type: Digital Premiere

Rating: Not Rated

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

Age Target: 2-5 years old

Closed Captioned: English

Feature Run Time: 56 minutes

Format: 4×3 Full Screen (1.33:1)

Audio Status: English, Spanish and French 2.0 Dolby Digital

Program Website: www.firemansamonline.com

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

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Look, Up On The Glacier! It’s A Seal, It’s A Polar Bear, It’s…Super Pingu®! Super Pingu® Coming Exclusively To Digital Download And Video On Demand October 8, 2013 From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment

Posted in Press Releases on August 22nd, 2013

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Look, Up On The Glacier! It’s A Seal, It’s A Polar Bear, It’s…Super Pingu®!

Super Pingu®
Coming Exclusively To Digital Download And
Video On Demand October 8, 2013 From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment

 

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

See what icy antics Pingu and his friends are up to in this hilarious twelve episode collection!  Super Pingu® will be available exclusively on Digital Download and Video on Demand October 8, 2013 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.  Super Pingu® will also be available on SVOD.

 

An award-winning global animation star, Pingu never lacks for fun and adventure, sharing good times, hilarious antics and his own “Penguinese” language with his family and friends, particularly little sister, Pinga and best friend, Robby the Seal.  Come enjoy some ice surfing, help out with chores around the igloo or just sit back and take in the snow… er, show!

 

Episodes Include:

  • “Pingu and the Bird’s Mother”
  • “Pingu and the Message in a Bottle”
  • “Pingu Has an Idea”
  • “Pingu Plays Superman”
  • “Pingu Has a Fishing Competition”
  • “Pingu Hides a Letter”
  • “Pingu is Not Allowed to Join in the Game”
  • “Pingu and the Postcard”
  • “Pingu Makes a Discovery”
  • “Pingu’s Disadvantage”
  • “Pingu the Mountaineer”
  • “Pingu the Archer”

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2013
Title Copyright: © 2013 The Pygos Group.  All rights reserved.  The Pingu name and character and the Pingu knapsack logo and Pin-gu and face logo are trademarks of The Pygos Group.

Type: Digital Premiere

Rating: Not Rated

Genre: Children/Family/Animated

Age Target: Children; Ages 2-8

Closed Captioned: English

Feature Run Time: 62 minutes

Format: 4×3 Full Screen (1.33:1)

Audio Status: English 2.0 Dolby Digital

Program Website: www.pingu.net

 

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.

 

 

“Thomas & Friends: Santa’s Little Engine” on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand October 8, 2013 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment

Posted in Press Releases on August 22nd, 2013
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Hop Aboard Santa’s Little Engine To Spread Christmas Cheer With This All-New Holiday DVD!


THOMAS & FRIENDS:
SANTA’S LITTLE ENGINE
Available On DVD, Digital Download And Video On Demand October 8, 2013
From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment


Street Date: 10/8/13

SRP: $14.98

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Thomas and his engine friends light up the tracks for a festive celebration in the all-new holiday release Thomas & Friends®: Santa’s Little Engine arriving on DVD, Digital Download and Video on Demand October 8, 2013. The Thomas & Friends®: Santa’s Little Engine DVD features five frosty and fun-filled episodes and will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.98. Join Thomas, Percy, Gordon and all the other steam engines as they learn the true meaning of the holiday season.

Thomas & Friends continues to teach timeless life lessons of discovery, friendship and cooperation, inviting children to enter a world of imagination through the tracks of a train and the words of a story.

 

SYNOPSIS

Ho Ho Ho! Thomas is full steam ahead as a Really Useful Reindeer, saving the day by guiding Santa’s sleigh straight to the Sodor Christmas celebration! When snowfall transforms the island of Sodor into a winter wonderland, Thomas discovers that being safe is the best route to holiday fun. Percy makes everyone’s Christmas wishes come true and Gordon discovers his friends’ special skills are the gifts that keep on giving, all year long! Thomas delivers the true spirit of the season as Santa’s Little Engine!   Episodes Include:

  • “Santa’s Little Engine”
  • “No Snow for Thomas”
  • “Frozen Turntable”
  • “The Missing Christmas Decorations”
  • “Snow Tracks”

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Sir Topham Hatt’s Frosty Friend Game
  • Guess Who? Puzzles

ABOUT THOMAS & FRIENDS Thomas the Tank Engine™ was created by a father for his son nearly 70 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 license in the US and has been the number one preschool entertainment brand in the US since 2009[1]. 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: © 2013 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 DVD Closed Captioned: English Feature Run Time: 58 minutes DVD Format: 4×3 Full Screen (1.33:1) DVD Audio Status:  English, Spanish and French 2.0 Dolby Digital Website: www.thomasandfriends.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thomasandfriends Twitter: @TrueBlueEngine   To download art, visit www.lionsgatepublicity.com

For artwork and additional information contact Andrea Blain at andrea@andreablainpr.com or 847-933-9884.


[1] Source: Nielsen