PR: Filmation’s "Ghostbusters" Vol. 2
Evil Doesn’t Have A Ghost Of A Chance!
NAVARRE‘S BCI ANNOUNCES
VOLUME TWO OF THE BELOVED ANIMATED SERIES
“Ghostbusters: Volume Two”
Busting Out On July 3rd
Los Angeles, CA – “Let’s Go, Ghostbusters!” On July 3rd, BCI, a Navarre Corporation Company, and media company and underlying rights owner, Entertainment Rights Plc (“ER”) will release on DVD the final episodes of the series that delighted viewers with its spirited combination of action and comedy: “Ghostbusters: Volume Two”. The remaining 33 episodes will be released under the Ink & Paint brand and be available on a special five-DVD set for the suggested retail price of $39.98. The announcement was made today by Marvin Gleicher, Sr. VP Marketing and Acquisitions, BCI.
“The DVD release of the Ghostbusters series reflects BCI’s commitment to the Filmation legacy.” Gleicher commented. “With Volume Two, that dedication to the joy of animation and story-telling continues.”
Based on the 1975 live-action television show “The Ghost Busters”, The “Ghostbusters” animated series featured the supernatural investigations of Jake Kong Jr. and Eddie Spenser Jr., sons of the original Ghost Busters. Together with their strong and technically-savvy gorilla Tracy, they engage in a never-ending battle against Prime Evil and his ghostly allies. From their base of operations in Ghost Command, communicating via Bone Phone and piloting the Ghost Buggy, their adventures take them from the darkest jungles to the loneliest castles – even into the future! With the aid of their friends Jessica, Futura and Belfry – and sometimes helped by their famous fathers – the Ghostbusters face their paranormal enemies: monsters, ghouls, mummies, robots and more!
Popular with fans (but not phantoms), the “Ghostbusters” animated series was vibrant, colorful, exciting and hilarious. “Ghostbusters: Volume Two” continues to scare up laughs; where every adventure is a ghoulmine of fun!
It goes without saying that “Ghostbusters: Volume Two” is shrouded with special features:
- Creator Spotlight Interviews: Featuring Voice Actor Pat Fraley, and Animators/Storyboard Artists Rob Lamb and Michael Swanigan
- “The Magic of Filmation” Documentary: A half-hour history of one of America’s most influential animation studios, with producers, writers, animators, historians and other Filmation personnel
- Audio Commentary: Track for Episode #37, “Outlaw In-Laws’ with Directors Tom Sito and Tom Tataranowicz and Storyboard Artist Michael Swanigan. Hosted by Andy Mangels.
- Bonus Episode of “The Ghost Busters” live-action series “Dr. Whathisname”: Featuring the ghoul busting trio: Forrest Tucker as “Kong,” Larry Storch as “Eddie Spenser,” and Bob Burns as the super smart gorilla “Tracy”
- Ghostbusters Anti-Drug Spot #4
- Rare Footage: The original unaired presentation for Filmation’s “Ghostbusters” the animated series. (August, 1985)
- Two Extensive Image Galleries from “Ghostbusters”: Villains (includes the original model sheets and sketches), Background Art
- Booklet with Episode Guide and Trivia Fun Facts
- English and Spanish Language Audio Tracks
- Ink & Paint Trailers
Producing the special features, documentary and most of the extra content is entertainment writer Andy Mangels, a best-selling novelist, and author of Animation on DVD – The Ultimate Guide.
This release will be supported with a print campaign and internet exposure including viral videoand targeted advertising, including special distribution at Comic-Con 2007.
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 the Navarre Corporation, is a leading independent entertainment DVD and audio publisher and distributor. Working with licensors from around the world, BCI has acquired an extensive library including animation, action, sports, horror, drama and special interest programming. The BCI brand is committed to bringing the most original product to the marketplace with its innovative marketing programs, bonus features and collectible packaging. The diversity of product has led to the creation of BCI’s labels – Ink & Paint (animation), International Voyage (international programming), Ronin Entertainment (film and television programming from Japan) and Deimos Entertainment (horror, cult and sci-fi films). BCI is uniquely qualified to represent a vast array of content for North American DVD distribution. For more information, please visit www.bcieclipse.com.
About Entertainment Rights
Entertainment Rights Plc (“ER”) is the UK’s leading global media group specializing in the ownership of high quality children’s and family programming, characters and brands. ER owns or manages the rights to many global characters including Basil Brush®, Postman Pat®, Jess the Cat™, Little Red Tractor™, Rupert Bear®, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe®, Fat Albert and the Cosby kids™, She-Ra®, Jim Jam & Sunny™, Ghostbusters, The Lone Ranger, Lassie, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Casper the Friendly Ghost, Felix the Cat and the award-winning VeggieTales. In January 2007, ER acquired Classic Media, the US-based owner of an extensive portfolio of children’s and family characters and brands including Lassie, Underdog, The Lone Ranger, Casper the Friendly Ghost, and Big Idea Productions Inc, producer and creator of the award-winning VeggieTales series of programming which, to date, has sold over 50 million home videos. Since 1999, when ER owned rights to just 39 episodes of programming, ER’s library has grown to circa 8,700 episodes of high quality children’s and family characters and brands. This includes certain rights to global brands such as Mattel’s Barbie™, Scholastic’s Clifford™ and Hasbro’s Transformers™. ER’s wholly owned subsidiary Tell-Tale Productions, created and produced The Tweenies, one of the UK’s most successful pre-school brands. ER has grown rapidly. Annual revenues have increased from $3.5m in 1999 to $60.2m in 2005, the last reported financial year