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Perfect for Hanukkah Gift-Giving! The 12-Episode – Full Series of the Award Winning Shalom Sesame Now in a 6-DVD Thin Pack Gift Box — Available October 14, 2014 from SISU Home Entertainment, Inc.

Posted in Press Releases on July 9th, 2014

Perfect for Hanukkah Gift-Giving!


The 12-Episode – Full Series of the

Award Winning Shalom Sesame

Now in a 6-DVD Thin Pack Gift Box





Available October 14, 2014 from

SISU Home Entertainment, Inc.



Shalom Sesame Gift Box:

SISU is re-releasing the 12 episodes of Shalom Sesame that were originally released during 2010-2011 in a new retail and consumer friendly 6-DVD thin pack gift box for a special SRP of $99.95.  Available October 14, 2014, it will include two episodes on each DVD in the following configuration:


Disc 1: “Welcome to Israel” and “Grover Learns Hebrew”

Disc 2: “The Sticky Shofar” and “Monsters in the Sukkah”

Disc 3: “Chanukah: The Missing Menorah” and “Grover Plants a Tree”

Disc 4: “Be Happy, It’s Purim!” and “Shabbat Shalom, Grover!”

Disc 5: “It’s Passover, Grover!” and “Countdown to Shavuot”

Disc 6: “Mitzvah on the Street” and “Adventures in Israel”


Shalom Sesame Overview:

Join lovable, furry Grover and celebrity host Anneliese van der Pol (That’s So Raven, Broadway’s Beauty and the Beast) as they travel to Israel in this 12-part award-winning DVD series co-produced by Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street, and Israel’s Channel HOP!  Designed to help bring the vitality of Jewish culture and tradition, as well as the diversity of Israeli life, to American children and their families, each 30-minute, live-action and animated DVD focuses on storylines drawn from Jewish cultural traditions, highlighting lessons on Hebrew letters and words, unique sites in Israel, and Jewish values.


In addition to Anneliese van der Pol, the series features guest appearances by top name talent including Jake Gyllenhaal, Debra Messing, Matisyahu, Eva Longoria, Christina Applegate, Greg Kinnear, Debi Mazar and more!


The Boxed Set:

The programs’ chronological order mirrors the Jewish calendar.  It begins with an introduction to Israel and Hebrew, continues through the Jewish calendar and ends with a program on Mitzvot and the concluding trip to Israel.


Each title in the 6-DVD set contains two episodes and includes extra video segments such as the trailer for the series, Grover’s Video Player (music videos), sing-alongs and Karaoke of favorite tunes like “Aleph Bet Song,” “Rosh Hashanah Hannah” (a spoof of Hannah Montana) and the famous “Rubber Duckie” song (in Hebrew!) among others. One of the highlights of Grover’s Video Player on Adventures in Israel is “There Must Be Another Way” by Achinoam Nini, Mira Awad and the Shalom Sesame puppets – the song that represented Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest, sung in Hebrew, Arabic and English.


Shalom Sesame At A Glance:

Shalom Sesame has made an impact in the home entertainment world with hundreds of thousands of DVDs sold, and through the showing of Chanukah: The Missing Menorah and It’s Passover, Grover! on over 250 PBS stations across the country in major markets like Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, New York, WashingtonDC and many other cities.


Shalom Sesame’s mission includes helping to build community by providing screening opportunities for Jewish organizations, and has partnered with the JCCA, The PJ Library and synagogues across the country to provide episodes and educational materials free of charge for events that bring families with young children closer to their Jewish organizations.  Shalom Sesame has been a favorite at Jewish film festivals across North America including the Toronto Jewish Film Festival, the Montreal Children’s Film Festival, the Nashville Jewish Film festival and the New Hampshire Jewish film Festival.


  • Broadcast: more than 3 million viewers nationwide
  • Website: half a million visitors and 3,000,000 page views since the site launched in 2010
  • Media and PR coverage: over 23 million impressions
  • Community events: over 150 reported screenings nationwide, reaching more than 30,000 families in their local communities
  • Facebook: 16,500 friends, reaching more than 30,000 users per week, and several times this number during the Jewish holidays.
  • YouTube: more than 3,000,000 views.
  • Educational materials:  hundreds of thousands of printed materials distributed through publishing and outreach partners.
  • Awards:
    • CINE Golden Eagle Awards: Shalom Sesame 12-DVD Series won in the Professional Telecast Fiction Division (2011)
    • Hugo Television Award Certificate of Merit: Children’s Program for Its Passover, Grover! (2011)
    • Dr. Toy Best Pick Award (2010)


Learn more about Shalom Sesame at

View Shalom Sesame previews and video clips on YouTube at

Visit Shalom Sesame on Facebook at


To order Shalom Sesame DVDs visit



Title:                       Shalom Sesame series 6-DVD Gift Set

Release Date:         October 14, 2014

Order Date:             September 16, 2014

ISBN:                      9781560867135

UPC:                       73713813401-6

R/T:                        Approximately 6.5 hours

SRP:                       $99.95


U.S. Distributor:       SISU Home Entertainment, Inc.

340 W. 39th St. 6th Fl.

New York, NY10018




Andrea Blain

Andrea Blain Public Relations



Philip Toscano

Sesame Workshop




Up, Up and Away For Summer Fun With The All-New “Peppa Pig: The Balloon Ride” Available on DVD and Digital From Entertainment One August 12, 2014

Posted in Press Releases on July 7th, 2014

For Immediate Release


Up, Up and Away For Summer Fun With The All-New

Peppa Pig:  The Balloon Ride

Available on DVD and Digital From Entertainment One August 12, 2014




Street Date: 8/12/14

SRP: $14.98


Peppa Pig, the hit preschool series from Nick Jr., is taking kids entertainment to new heights with the all-new adventure-packed DVD release, Peppa Pig: The Balloon Ride soaring into retail stores nationwide, August 12, 2014 from Entertainment One.  The DVD ($14.98 SRP) features 12 episodes filled with the wholesome family entertainment and gentle humor that has preschoolers and parents everywhere falling in love with this charming little piggy.  Filled with lots of fun adventures, from a hot air balloon ride, to fun with painting, a new baby piggy, an exciting bicycle race, and of course jumping in muddy puddles, Peppa Pig: The Balloon Ride is sure to become a fan-favorite.


DVD Episodes:

  • The Balloon Ride
  • The Cycle Ride
  • Whistling
  • George’s Birthday
  • Ice Skating
  • Painting
  • The Baby Piggy
  • Very Hot Day
  • Daddy’s Movie Camera
  • Dr. Hamster’s Tortoise
  • The New Car
  • George Catches A Cold




Title:                Peppa Pig: The Balloon Ride

Format:             DVD

SRP:                 $14.98

R/T:                 60 minutes

Ages:               2-7

Aspect Ratio:    16×9 (1.78:1)

Audio:              English Stereo


Peppa Pig © 2014 Astley Baker Davies Ltd/Entertainment One UK Ltd 2003.

All Rights Reserved.







Press Contact:

Andrea Blain

Andrea Blain Public Relations