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PR: New “Chuggington” DVD “Safari Adventures” Takes Fans on an Animal-Packed Expedition

by on November 9, 2012


Preschoolers Nationwide Are in Store for Jungle-Sized Fun with
Anchor Bay Entertainment’s Latest Release – February 12, 2013

November 7, 2012 – All aboard the adventure train!  Preschoolers from coast-to-coast will go wild for “Safari Adventures,” the newest addition to the Chuggington” DVD series from Anchor Bay Entertainment.  Featuring six traintastic episodes – plus a special Badge Quest episode – full of action-packed fun and positive messages for young trainees, the all-new compilation rides into retail nationwide, February 12, 2012 – just in time for Valentine’s Day!  Two versions of the new DVD will be offered – including one that features a collectible Mtambo toy engine from TOMYTM, making it the perfect Valentine for animal- and train-loving preschoolers alike.

“‘Safari Adventures’ features an irresistible collection of ‘Chuggington’ episodes that perfectly blend non-stop entertainment and valuable life lessons for young audiences,” said Erin Carter, Executive Director of Brand Marketing, Anchor Bay Entertainment.

In this assortment of jungle-inspired adventures, the Chuggington crew embarks on a trainload of engaging escapades with a variety of exotic animals at Safari Park.  Throughout the six episodes and bonus Badge Quest installment, Koko helps a pack of trackside squirrels, Brewster investigates banana thieves and Wilson manages to haul a mischievous elephant to its new home.  The action continues with monkey business for Zephie, a royal visitor for Mtambo and more.  Alongside helpful adult chuggers like Puffer Pete, Eddie and Dunbar, preschool trainees will explore key concepts such as problem solving, working together and being patient to help them stay on the right track as they learn and grow.

A colorful and contemporary CGI-animated TV show from Ludorum that reinforces early social readiness skills, “Chuggington” airs weekdays on Disney Channel’s Disney Junior programming block for kids ages 2-7, and daily on the new 24-hour Disney Junior cable and satellite channel. The series is currently in its third season.

Chuggington” has become a global sensation since its debut in September 2008 in the U.K.  The show has been licensed to more than 175 territories worldwide and has established ratings records in several key international markets, including the U.K., Germany, France and Australia.  The series made its stateside debut in January 2010.

About “Chuggington
Chuggington is a CGI-animated series that follows the adventures of Wilson, Brewster and Koko, trainee engines, each with their own unique personality and learning style.  The series is set in a world much like our own with cities, villages and diverse cultures and geography.  Entertainment and enjoyment are at the heart of Chuggington, but embedded within each story are important educational and developmental messages centered on learning and social-emotional development.  Chuggington is directed by Sarah Ball, who won a BAFTA award for her work as a director and writer of Bob the Builder.  Further information is available at www.chuggington.com.

About Anchor Bay Entertainment
Anchor Bay Entertainment is the home entertainment division of Starz Media, LLC.  It includes the Anchor Bay Films and Manga Entertainment brands.  It distributes feature films, children’s entertainment, fitness, TV series, documentaries, anime and other filmed entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray formats. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment has offices in Troy, MI, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia.  Starz Media (www.starzmedia.com) is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.

“Safari Adventures”
“Safari Adventures” with Collectible Mtambo Train
Street Date:                  February 12, 2013 Street Date:                  February 12, 2013
Pre-Book:                    January 16, 2013 Pre-Book:                    January 16, 2013
Catalog #:                    DV59850 Catalog #:                    DV59852
UPC #:                                     0 1313 25985-0 5 UPC #:                                     0 1313 25985-2 9
Audio:                          Surround 2.0 Audio:                          Surround 2.0
Retail Price:                 $14.98 Retail Price:                 $16.98
Genre:                          Children’s Genre:                          Children’s
Rating:                         Not Rated
Rating:                         Not Rated
Run Time:                    61 Mins.
Run Time:                    61 Mins.
Year:                            2013
Year:                            2013

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