Archive for November, 2013

BOB THE BUILDER: LET’S BUILD! Available Exclusively On Digital And Video On Demand February 4, 2014 From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment

Posted in Press Releases on November 25th, 2013
Join Bob the Builder® And His Crew For New Adventures

BOB THE BUILDER: LET’S BUILD!
Available Exclusively On Digital And Video
On Demand February 4, 2014 From
Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment
 BobtheBuilderLet'sBuild

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

It’s nuts and bolts action when Bob the Builder® and his Can-Do crew team up to finish the job in the all-new Bob the Builder: Let’s Build! available only on Digital and Video on Demand February 4, 2014 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. For Bob and his team, no task is too small, no job is too big and they never back down from any challenge. From start to finish, it’s all about teamwork, being positive and having fun!

 

SYNOPSIS

Ready, set, build! Join Bob and the Can-Do Crew as they build a bakery, a playground and more.  Bob shows that working together is the best way to get the job done in these fun-filled seven episodes.

 

 

Episodes include:

  • “Scoop the Teacher”
  • “Two Jobs Travis”
  • “Put It Together Spud”
  • “While Bob’s Away Robert Will Play”
  • “Mr. Bentley’s Assistant”
  • “Roley’s Apple Press”
  • “Muck’s Drying Tunnel”

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2014

Title Copyright: © 2014 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: Digital Premiere

Rating: Not Rated

Genre: Children/Family/Animated

Age Target: 2-5 years old

Subtitles: NA

Closed Captioned: English

Feature Run Time: 63 minutes

Format: 4×3 Full Screen (1.33:1)

Audio Status: English, French and Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital

Program Website: www.bobthebuilder.com

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

Twitter: @CanWeBuildIt

 

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For artwork and additional information contact Andrea Blain at

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

 

One of the Most Honored Children’s CD of the Year — “Pacha’s Pajamas: A Story Written By Nature Vol 1 & 2″ –Uses Hip-Hop, Rap and Other Musical Styles to Educate About Healthy Living and Embracing Nature

Posted in Press Releases on November 18th, 2013

For Immediate Release

 

Children’s Pop Musical

 “Pacha’s Pajamas: A Story Written By Nature”

 One of the Most Honored Children’s CDs of the Year!

Fatures Performances By

12-Year-Old Rap Star Bentley Green, Les Nubians, Mos Def and Cheech Marin

Pacha'sPajamasCD 

 

Oakland, CA (November 18, 2013)—Winning a total of seven awards, Pacha’s Pajamas: A Story Written By Nature Vol 1 & 2  the new double CD set that features 28 tracks by 70 artists spanning four generations, and inspires children of all ages to better understand themselves, recognize their natural talents and make a positive impact in the world  is one of the most honored children’s CDs of the year!

 

With talent like 12-year-old rap star Bentley Green, Mos Def, Les Nubians and more, the CD uses various music styles including hip-hop to educate children about self-discovery, healthy living, and respect for nature.  It follows the adventures of Pacha, a little girl whose magical pajamas whisk her away at night to imaginary worlds where she discovers the power to make a difference in the world and within herself.

 

Pacha’s Pajamas, produced by BALANCE, has won the following awards and honors from organizations that recognize the very best in children’s products:

 

  • Academics’ Choice Smart Media Award for Mind-Building Media
  • Creative Child Magazine 2013 Preferred Choice
  • Family Choice Award for Excellence in Products for Children and Families
  • Independent Music Awards “People’s Choice” for Best Children’s Album
  • Mom’s Choice – Gold
  • Mr. Dad Seal of Approval
  • Parents’ Choice  Recommended Award

 

Both the Academics’ Choice and Creative Child Magazine awards confirm that BALANCE is producing “nutritious, delicious children’s entertainment” that stimulates the mind as well as supports the child in fully developing higher order thinking skills and superior decision-making ability.

 

Featured celebrity artists on Pacha’s Pajamas include Mos Def, Cheech Marin, Les Nubians, Talib Kweli, Majora Carter, Lester Chambers, the Agape Youth Choir and Lyrics Born.  The album also includes rising kid stars Bentley Green (9 million+ YouTube hits), Lil Jaxe, Ta’kaiya Blaney, Avalon Theisen, Amanda Raya, Felecity, Milo McFly, Jaheem, MC Fireworks and  Devyn Tyson.

 

Song tracks on the two-volume collection – which covers a wide range of global social, environmental, health and other issues – include “Magical Pajamas” (asthma), “Into the Dream” (plastic pollution), “Occupy Pacha Jamma” (intergenerational justice), “Horses Don’t See Colors” (racial harmony), “Jungle Work” (disaster relief), “We Are All Connected” (oneness) and much more.

 

Now available for a suggested retail price of $19.99 (digital download $15.99) Pacha’s Pajamas is recommended for ages 5-8 and has all ages appeal. To order, visit www.pachaspajamas.com, amazon.com, CDBaby.com and other online retailers. A book and ebook are planned for future release.

 

About BALANCE

BALANCE is a social enterprise that produces pop culture that supports the healthy development of today’s children. Balance’s flagship is the award-winning musical, Pacha’s Pajamas. BALANCE’s aim is to create brands and programs that help kids understand and navigate their world, so that they may relate and create at their highest potential.  For more information, visit www.balanceedutainment.com.

 

About Academics’ Choice

Academics’ Choice Awards™ help parent and educators validate claims such as “better thinking” and “educational toy” with a qualified, scientific and objective approach to evaluation.  Academics’ Choice Awards™ bring recognition to the best thinking-based products in the industry. Our mission is to help buyers find the best brain-boosting material on the market.  We help parents and teachers distinguish between “class-time fillers” and genuinely effective learning tools that stimulate the mind, and provide potential for the student to fully develop higher order thinking skills. Academics’ Choice is the only international awards company designed to bring increased recognition to publisher, manufacturers, independent authors and developers that aim to stimulate cognitive development.  A panel of highly qualified academics, parents, teachers, homeschoolers and children evaluate products based on educational benefits such as higher-order thinking skills, character building, creative play, durability and originality.  Only the genuine “mind-builders” are recognized with the coveted Academics’ Choice Award™.  See more at http://www.academicschoice.com/about-us.php

 

About Creative Child

Creative Child Magazine is a national bi-monthly publication that provides parents with the latest information on how to nurture their child’s creativity. With departments such as Kids at Play, Health and Safety, Discovering Creativity, Nurturing Talent and Tomorrow’s Child – Investing for Your Child’s Future Creative Child Magazine is essential and the most complete parenting publication for raising well-balanced children. Creative Child Magazine’s Awards Program is unique in that all products submitted are reviewed by parents, educators and professionals alike. Products are not reviewed by any one person. They are reviewed by many people-the very people who purchase them. Visit: http://www.creativechild.com

 

About Family Choice Awards

The Family Choice Awards recognizes the best products and services for children and families. This awards program, now in its 19th year, is one of the most coveted, family friendly consumer awards program in the nation. For more information visit http://www.familychoiceawards.com/family-choice-awards

 

About Independent Music Awards

Now in its 13th year, The Independent Music Awards is a prestigious international program that connects top-ranked artists to new audiences and revenue opportunities.  Submissions are judged for their unique artistry and originality. Visit http://www.independentmusicawards.com/ima/

 

About Mom’s Choice

The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for children and families. The program is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. The organization is based in the United States and has reviewed thousands of entries from more than 40 countries. For more information visit http://www.momschoiceawards.com/honorees/

 

About Mr. Dad

The Mr. Dad Seal of Approval is a visual endorsement that carries the powerful credibility of America’s leading authority on successful fatherhood. The Mr. Dad Seal of Approval was created in response to fathers and families who want products and services that promise to improve family life. The Seal raises the confidence level of your own quality brand recognition–and is designed to reach the consumers you want to reach! For more information about Mr. Dad visit http://www.mrdad.com/

 

About Parents’ Choice

Best known for the Parents’ Choice® Awards program, the Parents’ Choice Award Seals are the Foundation’s internationally recognized and respected icons of quality. For more information about Parents’ Choice visit http://www.parents-choice.org.

 

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Let Your Imagination Soar In A Dino-Mite Storybook Time Adventure With Barney® And His Playground Friends BARNEY®: STORY TIME WITH BARNEY Available On DVD, Digital And Video On Demand January 21, 2014 From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment

Posted in Press Releases on November 4th, 2013

Let Your Imagination Soar In A Dino-Mite Storybook Time Adventure With Barney® And His Playground Friends

 

BARNEY®: STORY TIME WITH BARNEY
Available On DVD, Digital And
Video On Demand January 21, 2014 From
Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment

BarneyStorytime

Street Date: 1/21/2014

DVD SRP:  $14.98

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Reading is fun and opens doors for imaginations to soar with magical tales of fun and adventure in the all-new Barney®: Story Time with Barney available on DVD, Digital and Video on Demand January 21, 2014 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.

 

Trusted by moms and adored by children, Barney displays sharing, caring, imagination, dancing and learning on television, online and through live events, home entertainment, toys and publishing. In 2013, Barney is celebrating over 25 years of love and friendship 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.

SYNOPSIS

Once upon a time, Baby Bop, Ryan and Daniel joined Barney on some storybook adventures! With the help of classic tales, the Dinos and friends learn important lessons like patience, honesty and perseverance. Baby Bop must contain her excitement to understand that good things come to those who wait, Ryan sees that it’s better to be honest and play fair and Daniel discovers that practice makes perfect! Barney shows that stories, imagination and friends can lead to Happily Ever After!

 

Episodes include:

  • “Fairy Tales”
  • “The Emperor’s Contest”
  • “The Sword in the Sandbox”

 

DVD BONUS FEATURES

  • “Short Stories with Barney” featurette

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2014
Title Copyright: © 2014 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: 1-4 years old

Subtitles: NA

Closed Captioned: English

Feature Run Time: 53 minutes

Format: 4×3 Full Screen (1.33:1)

Audio Status: English and Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital

Program Website: www.barney.com

Facebook: 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.

 

The Stage Is Set For Big Performances And Lots Of Fun In All-New “Angelina Ballerina: On With The Show” Available On DVD, Digital and Video On Demand January 21, 2014

Posted in Press Releases on November 4th, 2013
It’s Show-Stopping Fun With Angelina Ballerina® And Her Mouseling Friends In This All New Release!
 
ANGELINA BALLERINA: 
ON WITH THE SHOW 
Available On DVD, Digital HD And Video On Demand
January 21, 2014 From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment
 AngeinaBallerinaOnWithTheShow

 

Street Date: 1/21/14

DVD SRP:  $14.98

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

It’s Showtime! Grab your seats and enjoy the show with Angelina Ballerina® and her friends in the all-new Angelina Ballerina: On With the Show available on DVD, Digital HD and Video on Demand January 21, 2014 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.

 

Angelina Ballerina embodies dance, music and performance while inspiring girls to achieve their dreams.  Angelina dances her way into little girls’ hearts while sharing lessons in friendship, loyalty and of course, fun!

 

SYNOPSIS

The stage is set for big performances and lots of fun! When Ms. Mimi loses her voice, her class finds ways to communicate through music. After a musical mishap, AZ doesn’t miss a beat and discovers another way to keep tempo. Gracie learns an important lesson about finding inspiration and Angelina and Polly set the stage for a perfect celebration for their dad. Come along as Angelina and the mouselings let their creativity shine and get on with the show!

 

Episodes Include:

  • “Angelina’s Musical Day”
  • “Angelina and the Bandleader”
  • “Angelina and Ms. Mimi”
  • “Angelina’s Kitchen Band”
  • “Angelina and the Father’s Day Surprise”

 

DVD BONUS FEATURES

  • Angelina’s Picture Game
  • I Will Be a Star Karaoke Music Video

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2014
Title Copyrights: © 2014 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: Not Rated

Genre: Children/Family/Animated

Age Target: 2-6 years old

Closed Captioned: English

Feature Run Time: 61 minutes

Format: 16×9 Widescreen (1.78:1)

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

Program Website: www.angelinaballerina.com

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

Twitter: @ABLoveToDance

 

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.