Los Angeles/New York (PRWEB) July 19, 2008
-Available exclusively on DVD, Bob the Builder introduces future builders to the wonderful world of construction in Bob the Builder ON SITE: Houses & Playgrounds, an all-new DVD from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment available in stores July 1, 2008 for a suggested retail price of $19.98. This live-action and animated DVD is bigger and better than ever, including the fun Bob the Builder animation kids love, paired with custom footage of kids' favorite places -- houses and playgrounds under construction! Real dirt movers, construction workers and on-site building will fascinate parents and kids alike.
Ready to tackle any project, Bob the Builder and his Can-Do Crew of BIG machines hammer out solutions that lead to a job well done, utilizing the power of positive thinking, problem-solving, teamwork and follow-through. From start to finish, the team proves that The Fun is Getting It Done!
In addition, a new season of Bob the Builder - Project Build It will air in September on PBS KIDS ®, where Bob's building adventures continue in Bobland Bay (check local listings).
Bob the Builder knows what it takes to build a hardy house and a safe playground, and he wants to share his knowledge with you! Combining vivid animation with live-action footage of real construction equipment in action, Bob and his Can-Do Crew break down the building process into engaging, easy-to-follow segments demonstrating teamwork, safety and the role of each machine.
Future contractors learn about making a detailed plan, what materials to use and the different kinds of homes and playgrounds, including the three stages of building a house: foundation, walls and a roof, and the three stages of building a playground: equipment, surface and fencing. See recycled tires, old tin cans and solar panels used to make houses environmentally friendly, and revel in giant machines demolishing old houses to build new ones. From demolition to framing to roofing, young builders experience the thrilling and exciting world of building construction! Also, you can sing along with the catchy "How Do You Build a House" and see how a skate park is built complete with ramps, slopes, dips and lots of turns!
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
- Bonus episode of Fireman Sam™ - "Birthday Surprise"
Bob the Builder ON SITE: Houses and Playgrounds DVD is recommended for ages 2-5 and is approximately 100 minutes. It is closed captioned and a Spanish track is available as a menu option.
About HIT Entertainment
HIT Entertainment, owned by private equity investment group Apax Partners, is one of the world's leading independent children's entertainment producers and rights-owners. HIT's portfolio includes properties, such as Barney™, Bob the Builder™, Thomas & Friends™, Pingu™, Fireman Sam™, Angelina Ballerina™ and Rainbow Magic™. HIT represents Fifi and the Flowertots™ and Roary the Racing Car™ in North America and Japan and acts as a worldwide representative for The Jim Henson Company's library of classic family brands and as representative for The Wiggles® in the UK. HIT also owns the Guinness World Records™ publishing and television property. Launched in 1989, HIT's lines of business span television and video production (including studios in the US and the UK), publishing, consumer products licensing and live events. With a catalogue of more than 1,000 hours of young children's programming, HIT sells its shows to more than 240 countries worldwide, in more than 40 different languages and has operations in the UK, US, Canada, Hong Kong and Japan. In 2005, the Company joined Comcast Corporation, PBS and Sesame Workshop to launch PBS KIDS SproutSM, a 24-hour digital cable channel and VOD service for preschoolers. Visit http://www.hitentertainment.com and http://www.hitshopusa.com.
Lionsgate is a leading next generation filmed entertainment studio with a major presence in the production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home entertainment, family entertainment, video-on-demand and digitally delivered content. The Company is leveraging its content leadership and marketing expertise through a series of partnerships that include the operation of the highly successful FEARNet branded VOD and Internet horror channel with Sony and Comcast, the recent announcement of the fall 2009 launch of a new premium entertainment channel with partners Viacom, Paramount Pictures and MGM, investment in the leading young men's digital distribution platform Break.com, ownership of the premier independent television syndication company Debmar-Mercury LLC and an alliance with independent filmed entertainment production and distribution company Roadside Attractions. Lionsgate also has forged partnerships with leading content creators, owners and distributors in key territories around the world, including Televisa in the U.S. and Latin America, StudioCanal in the UK, Hoyts and Sony in Australia and Eros International in India.
The Company has generated more than $450 million at the North American theatrical box office in the past year and has released a string of hits including The Forbidden Kingdom, Tyler Perry's Meet The Browns, The Bank Job, Rambo, The Eye, Saw IV, Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?, Good Luck Chuck, 3:10 To Yuma and War, most of which have opened at #1 or #2 at the box office. The Company has also forged leadership positions in television and home entertainment with the production of such critically-acclaimed television series as Weeds and Mad Men, the distribution of Tyler Perry's House of Payne, Family Feud, South Park, Trivial Pursuit and The Dead Zone, among others, and approximately 9% market share and the industry's leading box office-to-DVD conversion rate in home entertainment. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 12,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company's core businesses. The Lionsgate brand is synonymous with entrepreneurial innovation and original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the globe.
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