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PR: "The Smurfs: Smurfs to the Rescue" Available on DVD July 16, 2013

THE SMURFS: SMURFS TO THE RESCUE!
AVAILABLE JULY 16, 2013
FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
FEATURES SIX CAPTIVATING CARTOONS
FROM THE HIT ANIMATED SERIES
THE SMURFS

DVD will be released during the summer of Smurfs!

Smurfs to the Rescue DVD ArtBURBANK, CA (April 3, 2013) – Get set for “super-Smurfy” fun this summer! Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) is set to release The Smurfs: Smurfs to the Rescue! on DVD July 16, 2013. Join Smurf favorites Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Jokey, Handy, Clumsy, Dreamy and others in a delightful set of six entertaining adventures from the classic Saturday morning cartoon series. The Smurfs: Smurfs to the Rescue! will retail for $14.97 SRP.

Get ready for some “Smurf-tastic” adventures in this entertaining collection of six animated cartoons from the hit TV series The Smurfs! They may be itty-bitty and blue, but the Smurfs are enormously brave when someone’s in trouble. Follow Papa, Brainy, Smurfette, Vanity, Lazy and friends as they escape from being the star attraction in Sideshow Smurf, rescue a visitor from outer space in It Came from Outer Smurf, or look out for one another when a volcano threatens the village in The Sky Is Smurfing! The Sky is Smurfing! It all adds up to an “abso-Smurfy-ly” good time when the Smurfs share one of their most treasured traits – courage!

Kids and adults will be entertained with this not-to-be-missed collection featuring six “Smurf-tacular” episodes, totaling over 90 minutes of “Smurf-sational” fun!

Featured Episodes Include:

1. The Goblin of Boulder Woods
2. Sideshow Smurf
3. The Three Smurfketeers
4. It Came from Outer Smurf
5. One Good Smurf Deserves Another
6. The Sky is Smurfing, the Sky is Smurfing

The Smurfs are a group of over 100 bluish, three-apple tall creatures who live in the mushroom homes of Smurf Village. They are led by 543-year-old Papa Smurf (who doesn’t look a day over 530). Their lives would be perfect were it not for their villainous Gargamel, a wizard who spends his days trying to capture them to eat, turn into gold, or for other evil reasons. Gargamel’s cat Azrael adds to the menace, always looking for a tasty, Smurfy snack.

Produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions, The Smurfs originally premiered as part of NBC’s Saturday morning programming lineup. The Emmy® nominated series ran for nine seasons on NBC earning a 42% share of the U.S. Saturday morning audience.

“What is wonderful about the Smurfs as characters is that while they entertain audiences, they also manage to present us with important themes like friendship, sharing and having a sense of community. While The Smurfs exude optimism and fun, they also teach us valuable life lessons. That’s part of the reason the show has remained so popular with television audiences throughout the years,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Vice President Family & Animation and Partner Brands Marketing. She added, “We are pleased to release another volume of this delightful series.”

The Credits

About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, with an innovative and talent-rich roster boasting some of the most accomplished writers, producers and artists working today. The studio is on the cutting edge of animation technology and has both CG and traditionally animated projects in current production and development. For TV, WBA produces series such as Green Lantern: The Animated Series, The Looney Tunes Show, MAD, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated and Young Justice: Invasion, as well as the forthcoming Beware The Batman and Teen Titans Go! for Cartoon Network. WBA also produces series and additional original content — including animated shorts — for Cartoon Network’s multiplatform branded DC Nation programming block. In addition to TV programming, WBA produces theatrically released CG cartoon shorts featuring iconic Looney Tunes characters, rendered in stereoscopic 3D. WBA also creates the highly successful series of DC Universe Original Animated Movies for DVD. Producing for multiple platforms including TV, digital and home entertainment both domestically and internationally, WBA is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as for maintaining the Studio’s rich cartoon heritage. It is also the home of the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has been honored with six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees, as well as directly to consumers through WBShop.com.

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