Press Release: "Cool McCool" Coming to DVD March 13
NAVARRE’S BCI AND HEARST ENTERTAINMENT BRING BACK “COOL” WITH THE SUAVE SECRET AGENT
3 DVD Set Available March 13th for $19.98
Los Angeles, CA – BCI Eclipse, a Navarre Corporation Company, and Hearst Entertainment announce the release of the classic King Features animated series “Cool McCool” from “Batman” creator Bob Kane. Under its Ink & Paint brand, BCI will release the 20 episode, three-DVD set on March 13th at a suggested retail price of $19.98. The set will include an abundance of unique special features including interviews, commentaries and episode introductions with legendary voice artist Chuck McCann. The announcement was made today by Jeff Hayne, Director of Acquisitions, BCI.
“With the popularity and success of the spy genre, we are confident that now is the perfect time to introduce Cool McCool, the James Bond of classic animation” said Hayne. “Additionally, we are thrilled to have Chuck McCann on board providing entertaining and insightful information about the history of the show.”
This classic King Features animated series (seen on NBC-TV from 1966-1968) has Cool facing down some of the most heinous villains in animation history including Hurricane Harry, The Rattler, Jack-In-The-Box, The Owl, Dr. Madcap and Greta Ghoul. And Cool does it all on behalf of his company “Secret, Inc.” and his boss Number One. This Collector’s Edition set is hosted by the legendary performer Chuck McCann, who provides the majority of voices in “Cool McCool.”
Special Features include:
∑ Cool McCool Audio Commentaries: Hosted by Wally Wingert and featuring Cool McCool voice actor Chuck McCann.
o “McCann on McCool” Cool McCool voice actor Chuck McCann is interviewed by Wally Wingert. Chuck explains how he got involved in the show and how he created the wonderful voices for all of his characters.
o “Chatting With Chuck” Legendary performer Chuck McCann is highlighted in this salute to his prolific career in movies, television, commercials, animation, theater and music.
o A Cool McCool Introduction for each Episode by Cool McCool voice actor Chuck McCann.
∑ “The School of McCool” Music Video: A new, original song by Wally Wingert comes to life “music video” style. With a special cameo appearance by Cool McCool voice artist Chuck McCann!
∑ More From Ink & Paint Trailers
In addition to starring in numerous comedic and dramatic TV series and movies, Chuck McCann’s extensive list of credits also includes voice work for the animated shows “G.I. Joe,” “Fantastic Four,” “Iron Man” and “DuckTales.” Producing the special features, documentaries and most of the extra content is voice over actor Wally Wingert (“Family Guy”, “Murphy Brown” and “The Martin Short Show”).
Under its Ink & Paint brand, BCI has to date announced the following titles:
The Best of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe®
[2005 TV DVD Award for Best 1980’s Series release]
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe® Season One Volumes I & II
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe® Season Two Volumes I & II
The Best of She-Ra, Princess of Power®
He-Man® and She-Ra®: A Christmas Special
Flash Gordon – The Complete Series
The Legend Of Prince Valiant Volume 1
Blackstar – The Complete Series
Space Sentinels & The Freedom Force — The Complete Series
Defenders of the Earth – Volume 1
Groovie Goolies – The Saturday “Mourning” Collection
Journey Back to Oz
Dungeons & Dragons – The Complete Series
She-Ra Princess of Power®, Season One, Volume 1
The New Adventures of He-Man® Volume 1
The Legend of Prince Valiant Volume 2
Ghostbusters Volume 1
Cool McCool – The Complete Series
The entire line of Ink & Paint titles can be viewed at www.inkandpaintdvd.com.
About Navarre Corporation
Navarre Corporation is a publisher and distributor of physical and digital home entertainment and multimedia products, including PC software, CD audio, DVD video, video games and accessories. Since its founding in 1983, the Company has established distribution relationships with customers across a wide spectrum of retail channels which includes mass merchants, discount, wholesale club, office and music superstores, military and e-tailers nationwide. The Company currently provides its products to over 19,000 retail and distribution center locations throughout the United States and Canada. Navarre has expanded its business to include the licensing and publishing of home entertainment and multimedia content, primarily through the acquisitions of Encore, BCI, and FUNimation. For more information, please visit the Company’s web site at http://www.navarre.com.
BCI, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation, is an independent entertainment video and audio supplier. BCI has continually redefined the standards and concepts of this industry, often introducing national success categories through its intuitive mass marketing skills. Its vast collection of titles represents both exclusively licensed titles from around the world, as well as in-house produced CDs and DVDs.
About Hearst Entertainment
Hearst Entertainment has an extensive award-winning movie library, representing the work of more than 75 top independent producers in more than 250 films. In addition, Hearst has a variety of reality and lifestyle series and specials and an animation catalog of over 600 half hours of programming including such classic characters as Popeye, Flash Gordon, Prince Valiant, Betty Boop and Blondie. Hearst Entertainment Productions has become one of the leading producers of documentary and reality programming producing over 100 hours of award-winning and highly rated shows each year. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Actuality Productions, HEP has structured a creative unit that produces top-flight entertainment in a number of genres. Among the new projects on the company’s slate are “The Big Build,” and “Sahara,” for The History Channel, “The Newspaper” for Bravo, “Garden Police” for Discovery Home and “Anatomy of a Natural Disaster” for The National Geographic Channel. Returning shows include The History Channel’s “Modern Marvels,” one of the networks highest rated series and “Engineering Disasters.” For more information, please visit http://www.hearstcorp.com/.