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PR: Shout! Factory Gets Medieval in August with "Jane and the Dragon" DVD

THIS AUGUST, DRAGONS, KNIGHTS AND LADIES-IN-WAITING ABOUND, AS SHOUT! FACTORY GETS MEDIEVAL WITH
THE FUN-FILLED DVD DEBUT OF A GROUNDBREAKING ANIMATED SERIES

JANE AND THE DRAGON: A DRAGON’S TALE

The First Five Episodes of This Popular Animated Program, Adapted from
Martin Baynton’s Best-Selling Children’s Books and Currently Seen on
NBC, ION, Telemundo and qubo, Swoops Into Stores for $14.99srp

Includes English and Spanish Tracks, a Behind-the-Scenes Look Narrated by the Author, Coloring Sheets, a Motion Picture Flight Sequence and More!

IN STORES AUGUST 19

LOS ANGELES, CA –
In the 9th-Century English kingdom of Kippernium, adolescent girls are typically raised to be Ladies-in-Waiting. But Jane isn’t exactly the kingdom’s typical 12-year old girl. No, she has much higher aspirations — life as a brave knight! So, when Jane rescues Prince Cuthbert from a not-so-ferocious dragon, she’s granted special permission to begin training as a knight’s apprentice with the gentle, wisecracking dragon by her side. And thus begins the fun-filled, flammable and memorable tales of the fair maiden, Jane Turnkey, and her best-friend, Dragon. And, on August 19, Shout! Factory catapults JANE AND THE DRAGON: A DRAGON’S TALE onto DVD for the very first time in a single disc release featuring the first five episodes from this groundbreaking animated series adapted from Martin Baynton’s popular children’s books. Priced to add to every family home entertainment library at $14.99srp, the DVD also features a cornucopia of extras fit for a king!

As seen on NBC, ION, Telemundo and qubo, JANE AND THE DRAGON translates the wonderful stories and whimsical illustrations of Baynton’s books into an astonishing world of 3D computer-generated animation, using the latest in motion-capture technology and the award-winning talents of Weta Workshop (The Lord of the Rings trilogy, King Kong). And whether Jane and Dragon are searching the world for other elusive dragons, playing bandyball and rock, parchment and sword or getting into trouble throughout the kingdom, this series featuring “lovable characters, engaging storylines, and wit reminiscent of the Shrek series…may capture the attention of the entire family.

Presented with both English and Spanish language tracks and in 5.1 Surround Sound, JANE AND THE DRAGON also features a treasure chest of royal extras, including:

· The Art Of Jane And The Dragon – Narrated by Richard Taylor
· Original Concept Art
· Character Profiles
· Printable Coloring Page (PC/Mac Compatible)

About Shout! Factory:
Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture – The Stuff You Grew Up On But Never Outgrew. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film faves with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD offerings serve up classic, contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed with extras. The company’s audio catalogue boasts Grammy®-nominated boxed sets, new releases from storied artists and lovingly assembled album reissues. These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. For more on Shout! Factory, visit www.shoutfactory.com.

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JANE AND THE DRAGON: A DRAGON’S TALE
Release Date: August 19, 2008
Pre-Order Date: July 22, 2008
Selection #: SF10868
SRP: $14.99
Genre: Kid’s/Animation
Run Time: +/- 2 hours
Rating: GA
Format: DVD/Single

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