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"WordGirl: Earth Day Girl" Comes to DVD on March 30, 2010

PBS Kids and Paramount will be releasing WordGirl: Earth Day Girl on DVD on March 30, 2010, containing 8 episodes of the award-winning show about a costumed crimefighter who also enriches kids’ vocabulary usage. The DVD will also include interactive games, video shorts, and coloring pages, and carries a suggested retail price of $14.99.

The full press release follows:


WORDGIRL®
EARTH DAY GIRL

Parents’ Choice Award Winner Arrives March 30, 2010
Includes Eight Captivating Capers that Help Instill a Love of Language

HOLLYWOOD, CA – PBS KIDS and Paramount Home Entertainment debut WORDGIRL, an exciting, new animated series that follows the adventures of a superhero who fights crime and enriches vocabulary usage all in a day’s work. Kids can join WordGirl as she battles numerous villains in her new-to-DVD adventures – WORDGIRL Earth Day Girl – available on March 30, 2010. Only a superhero like WordGirl, endowed with power punches and dictionary strength, can put word-wrenching scoundrels back in their place proving that crime doesn’t pay…but knowing the right word for the right moment is priceless. A 2008 Emmy Award® winner for Best Writing in Animation and recipient of a Television Critics Association Award for Outstanding Achievement in Children’s Programming, WORDGIRL is a fun and educational series with a superhero twist produced by Scholastic Media. WordGirl airs daily on PBS KIDS GO! The website is www.pbskidsgo.org/wordgirl.
The WORDGIRL Earth Day Girl DVD includes eight adventures, interactive games, video shorts, coloring pages and each episode introduces four new vocabulary words and reinforces their meanings in a variety of contexts. WORDGIRL Earth Day Girl will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.99.

WORDGIRL Earth Day Girl is presented in widescreen with Dolby Digital English Stereo. The run time is 100 minutes. The DVD includes the following:
Adventures:
· Earth Day Girl
· You Can’t Crush City Hall
· Two Brain Highway
· Jerky Jerk
· Tobey or Consequences
· Mr. Big
· Coupon Madness
· Lady Redundant Woman
Special Features:
· Interactive Games
· Video Shorts
· Coloring Pages

About Paramount Home Entertainment
Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. PHE is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Paramount Famous Productions, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS and PBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.

About PBS KIDS
PBS KIDS is committed to providing the highest-quality non-commercial content and learning environment for children across the country. Providing age-appropriate, diverse programming for kids, PBS KIDS’ programs consistently earn more prestigious awards than any other broadcast or cable network. Only PBS KIDS has earned the unanimous endorsement of parents, children, industry leaders and teachers. With additional PBS resources to complement its programming, including PBS KIDS online (www.pbskids.org), PBS KIDS GO! (www.pbskidsgo.org), PBS Parents (www.pbsparents.org), PBS TeacherSource (www.pbsteachersource.org), PBS Ready To Learn services and literacy events across the country, PBS KIDS is providing the tools necessary for positive child development. PBS is a nonprofit media enterprise owned and operated by the nation’s 354 public television stations, serving nearly 90 million people each week and reaching 99% of American homes.

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WORDGIRL Earth Day Girl
Street date: March 30, 2010
Price: $14.99 U.S.
Runtime: 100 minutes
U.S. Rating: Not Rated

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