Archive for February, 2014

Launch of New Business Activity Kits from Bizainy Offers Kids and Teens Unplugged Fun that Builds Responsible Business and Financial Habits for Life! “Lemonade Stand,” “Babysitting,” “Charity Bake Sale” Available April 1, 2014 for National Financial Literacy Month

Posted in Press Releases on February 19th, 2014

For Immediate Release

Playtime Makes “Cents” With New BizainyActivity Kits

Launch of New Business Activity Kits from Bizainy

Offers Kids and Teens Unplugged Fun that Builds Responsible Business and Financial Habits for Life!

“Lemonade Stand,” “Babysitting,” “Charity Bake Sale”

Available April 1, 2014 for National Financial Literacy Month

BizainyActivityKits 

 

Los Angeles, CA (February 18, 2014) – Kids don’t have to swim with “sharks” to survive and thrive in life.  Time-honored activities like babysitting, holding a charity bake sale or having a neighborhood lemonade stand are easier than ever thanks to the new Activity Kits from Bizainy, provider of engaging educational toys and experiences to help kids and teens gain business and financial life skills for everyday success.

 

Launching in time for National Financial Literacy Month on April 1, 2014 and retailing for $30.00 each, the easy-to-follow “Lemonade Stand Start -Up,” “Babysitting Start-Up” and “Charity Bake Sale” kits include essentials for hands-on business fun like banners, books, decorate-your-own money boxes, recipes, signs, colorful banners, sales pads, business cards, stickers, postcards and so much more.  Bizainy Activity Kits encourage entrepreneurship, creativity and fun – all contained in bright, bold eye-catching kits perfect for birthdays, gift giving and family bonding.

 

 

Marketing Executive Carolyn Stone Enenstein, founder and CEO of Bizainy™, and mom of two, created the company to empower kids to learn about business and money management using hands-on experiences. Kids who become “Bizainees” gain practical skills such as building a budget, developing marketing techniques to entice customers, using effective sales strategies to close the sale, negotiating rates, calculating profits and much more.

 

“Many of today’s tech-savvy kids and teens can benefit from the creativity, strategic thinking and financial skills that Bizainy presents,” says Enenstein. “My goal is for Bizainy to expand the way our youth thinks about business and finance:  as both a career path for some, and a foundation of core life skills that help all children become self-reliant, responsible, motivated, thriving young adults.”

 

Bizainy Activity Kits include:

 

Lemonade Stand 

When life gives you a sunny day, open up a lemonade stand and have fun, fun, fun!  Kit includes:  “Fresh and Delicious Lemonade” banners, decorate-your-own money box, sales pad, decorate-your-own-price sign and a 20-page book with marketing plan, budget, sales strategies, recipes and more! (Ages 5-105, adult supervision required)

 

Babysitting Start-Up

Whether you are ready to babysit or just like to pretend, start your babysitting business and have a blast caring for kids. Kit includes: business cards that can be personalized; client contact book; “Babysitting Rocks” tote bag; parent instruction pad; kid postcards and stickers; and a 20-page book with business strategies, rate negotiating steps, marketing plan, client management and more!  (Ages 10-110, adult supervision required)

 

Charity Bake Sale

Put on a tasty bake sale and raise funds to make a difference for a cause you love. Kit includes:  decorate-your-own money box; bright, colorful banners; decorate-your-own-cause sign; donor stickers; sales pad; recipes and a 24-page book with how to pick your cause, marketing plan, budget, volunteer lists and more!  (Ages 5-105, adult supervision required)

 

 

Bizainy Activity Kits inspire independent thought; create quality family time; and provide opportunities for teamwork and community interaction – all while building a foundation for entrepreneurship.  With Bizainy, kids get ready to make memories, be inspired and get equipped to become tomorrow’s financial leaders today!

 

Bizainy also offers a variety of youth-oriented programs, including enrichment classes, seminars lectures and camps.

 

Bizainy plans additional Activity Kits for fall 2014.  To purchase Bizainy Activity Kits or for more information, please visit www.bizainy.com.

 

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THOMAS & FRIENDS®: RAILWAY MISCHIEF Available On DVD, Digital HD and Video On Demand April 15, 2014 From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment

Posted in Press Releases on February 19th, 2014
Start Your Engines For Exciting Adventures
With Thomas And His Engine Friends



THOMAS & FRIENDS®: RAILWAY MISCHIEF
Available On DVD, Digital HD and Video On Demand April 15, 2014 From Lionsgate
And HIT Entertainment
 ThomasRailwayMischief

 

Street Date: 4/15/14

DVD SRP:  $14.98

 

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

It’s time to travel down the tracks with Thomas and his engine friends for mischievous adventures on the Island of Sodor in the all-new Thomas & Friends®: Railway Mischief arriving on DVD, Digital HD and Video On Demand April 15, 2014 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.  Featuring five brand new episodes, this DVD will be available for a suggested retail price of $14.98. Grab your train whistles, put on your engineer’s caps and get ready for trainloads of fun with everyone’s favorite Number 1 Engine!

 

DVD SYNOPSIS

Cinders and Ashes! There’s trouble on the tracks for Thomas and his friends. Gordon and Cranky don’t want to listen to really useful advice from Paxton and Kevin. Scruff, Winston and Stafford lose track of themselves, causing confusion and delay! Sometimes engines need a little help from their friends to chuff and puff full steam ahead!

 

Episodes include:

  • “Gordon Runs Dry”
  • “Kevin’s Cranky Friend”
  • “Scruff’s Makeover”
  • “Wayward Winston”
  • “Steamie Stafford”

 

DVD BONUS FEATURES

  • Sodor Hide & Seek Game
  • All You Need Are Friends Music Video
  • Guess Who? Puzzles

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Title Copyright: © 2014 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: 56 minutes

Format: 4×3 Full Screen (1.33:1)

Audio Status: English, Spanish and French 2.0 Dolby Digital

Website: www.lionsgate.com/thomasandfriends

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

 

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For artwork and additional information contact Andrea Blain

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

THOMAS & FRIENDS: TROUBLE ON THE TRACKS Available Exclusively At Walmart On DVD, Digital HD and Video On Demand April 8, 2014 From Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment

Posted in Press Releases on February 17th, 2014
Cinders and Ashes…There’s Trouble On The Tracks For Thomas & Friends® In Five Never-Before-Seen Adventures!
 
 
THOMAS & FRIENDS: TROUBLE 
ON THE TRACKS 
Available Exclusively At Walmart On DVD, Digital HD and Video On Demand April 8, 2014 From Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment
 ThomasTroubleontheTracks

Street Date: 4/8/14
SRP: $14.98
 
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Start your engines for the most action-packed, never-before-seen adventures on the Island of Sodor with Thomas and his engine friends in the all-new Thomas & Friends®: Trouble on the Tracks available exclusively at Walmart on DVD and available on Digital HD and Video on Demand April 8, 2014 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.

These five, high-speed episodes challenge Thomas and his friends to be Really Useful Engines in every situation.  So grab your engineer’s cap and join the exciting fun with Thomas, Paxton, Salty, Henry and Toad in Thomas & Friends®: Trouble on the Tracks

 

SYNOPSIS

Cinders and ashes…there’s trouble on the tracks for Thomas and his friends! The Troublesome Trucks delight in causing chaos for Thomas, as Annie, Clarabel and Toad encounter unexpected high-speed adventures. Oily Diesel gives Paxton a fright, while Salty’s spooky story has the engines running scared. All Aboard for fun and exciting escapades with Thomas & Friends!

 

Episodes Include:

  • “Thomas the Quarry Engine”
  • “Not So Slow Coaches”
  • “Flatbeds of Fear”
  • “Disappearing Diesels”
  • “Toad’s Adventure”

 

DVD BONUS FEATURES

  • The Earl’s Quiz
  • 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 True 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 a top five preschool entertainment brand in the US since 2009[1].

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Title Copyright: © 2014 Gullane (Thomas) 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.  © Hit Entertainment Limited.

Type:  TV on DVD

Rating: Not Rated

Genre: Children/Family/Ages 2-5

Closed Captioned: English

Feature Run Time: 57 minutes

DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen (1.78:1)

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

Website: www.thomasandfriends.com

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

 

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For artwork and additional information contact Andrea Blain

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[1] Source: Nielsen

It’s a Colossal Celebration of Imagination, Learning and Fun With All New BARNEY®: HAPPY BIRTHDAY BARNEY! Available On DVD, Digital And Video On Demand April 15, 2014 From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment

Posted in Press Releases on February 6th, 2014

It’s a Colossal Celebration of Imagination, Learning

and Fun With All New

BARNEY®: HAPPY BIRTHDAY BARNEY!
Available On DVD, Digital And 
Video On Demand April 15, 2014 From 
Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment

BarneyHappyBirhday

 

 

 

Street Date: 4/15/14

DVD SRP:  $9.98

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Put on your party hat as everyone’s favorite purple dinosaur Barney® and his playground friends gather to celebrate Barney’s super-dee-duper birthday celebration in the all-new Barney: Happy Birthday Barney! available on DVD, Digital and Video on Demand April 15, 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. Help Barney celebrate 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

When Barney’s birthday arrives, the kids throw him a special party with an extra special surprise: all of the people he loves! Riff™ worries that his homemade present isn’t good enough – until Barney explains that sharing a gift from the heart is the best gift of all. When it’s Layla’s birthday, Barney and Layla use their imaginations to explore more about her family heritage. Come along for all of the birthday fun and surprises with Barney and his friends!

 

Episodes include:

  • “It’s Your Birthday, Barney!”
  • “Caring”
  • “The Magic Lamp”

 

DVD Bonus Features

  • Baby Bop’s Tea Party Games
  • Counting in the Garden Game

 

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: 65 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

 

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Celebrate the Global Sensation Peppa Pig In the All-New “PEPPA PIG: MY BIRTHDAY PARTY” Available Nationwide on DVD March 18, 2014 from Entertainment One

Posted in Press Releases on February 5th, 2014

 

For Immediate Release

 

Celebrate the Global Sensation Peppa Pig In the All-New

“PEPPA PIG: MY BIRTHDAY PARTY”

Available Nationwide on DVD

March 18, 2014 from Entertainment One

 PeppaPigMyBirthdayParty

 

 

First-Ever, Retail-Wide DVD Release

Features 14 Animated Episodes Plus Educational Extras

 

Provides Fans with Instant Access

To the Fun-Filled Adventures of Peppa Pig

 

New York, NY, February 5, 2014 –  Spending time with the most loveable little piggy on the block will now be easier than ever when the animated preschool global sensation Peppa Pig, makes its’ first-ever U.S. retail-wide national DVD launch. The celebration begins March 18, 2014 with Entertainment One’s (eOne’s) release of Peppa Pig: My Birthday Party (SRP $14.98). Already a longtime UK phenomenon (#1 Pre-school property three years running), this 80 minute, fun-filled DVD is sure to capture the hearts of parents and little ones alike with the undeniable charm and fun disposition of the adorable Peppa.

 

Airing daily on Nick Jr., Peppa Pig follows the hilarious adventures of Peppa, a loveable little piggy, her family and all of her animal friends, including Suzy Sheep, Pedro Pony, Danny Dog and more.  Peppa loves playing games, dressing up, visiting exciting places and making new friends, but her absolute favorite thing is jumping up and down in muddy puddles!

 

Peppa’s adventures are filled with wholesome entertainment the entire family can enjoy and always end happily with loud snorts of laughter. Recommended for ages 2-7, Peppa Pig: My Birthday Party features themes that kids can relate to and reinforces strong values such as family, friendship, trust and humor.

 

Peppa Pig: My Birthday Party DVD welcomes preschoolers to the charm and magic of Peppa’s world with All-New adventures featuring 14 fun-packed “Peppasodes” from the award-winning series, plus two fun educational extras, “Learn the Alphabet” and “Learn to Count.”  In the title episode, “My Birthday Party,” it’s Peppa’s birthday and all of her friends are invited to her party where Daddy Pig gets lots of laughs with his attempt at performing a magic show. Other episodes include an exciting boat race, a school play, a train adventure, a day at the beach, a costume party and more!

 

DVD Episodes:

“My Birthday Party,” “The Playground,” “Fancy Dress Party,” “Ballet Lesson,” “Dens,” “Grandpa Pig’s Boat,”, “Daddy Puts Up a Picture,” “School Play,” “Rebecca Rabbit,” “Tidying Up,” Grandpa’s Little Train,” “At the Beach,” “Frogs, Worms and Butterflies” and “Cleaning the Car.”

 

DVD Extras

“Learn the Alphabet” and “Learn to Count”

 

Peppa Pig: My Birthday Party will also be available March 18th as a digital download on iTunes and other digital platforms.

 

About Peppa Pig

Airing on Nick Jr., Peppa Pig follows the adventures of Peppa, a loveable, exuberant little piggy who lives with her brother George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig.  Peppa Pig episodes are available on iTunes and DVD.  Peppa Pig toys and books are available at Toys ‘R Us.  For more information about Peppa Pig, please visit www.peppapig.com, Facebook at Facebook/ OfficialPeppaPigUS or Twitter at @PeppaPigUS.

 

About Entertainment One

Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is an international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the US, the UK, Ireland, Spain, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South Korea. Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 35,000 film and television titles, 2,800 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.

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Title:                Peppa Pig: My Birthday Party

Format:             DVD

SRP:                 $14.98

R/T:                 80 minutes

Ages:               2-7

ISBN:               1-4172-4185-3

Catalog:            EOE-DV-7651

UPC:                741952765196

Aspect Ratio:    16×9 (1.78:1)

Audio:              English Stereo

 

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