WARNER HOME VIDEO PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WARNER HOME VIDEO
BRINGS RARE, AWARD-WINNING ANIMATED SHORTS TO DVD
WITH THE RELEASE OF
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS:
ACADEMY AWARD® ANIMATION COLLECTION
15 WINNERS ~ 26 NOMINEES
FEBRUARY 12, 2008
Release to Showcase 15 Shorts That Have Never Been Available on DVD as well as Over an Hour of Extensive Bonus Material
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Presents: Academy
Award® Animation Collection 15 Winners
Which Features the Oscar Winning Entries Only, Will Also Be Released
DVD Releases Timed to Coincide with the 80th Academy Awards® Ceremony
and Warner Bros. 85th Anniversary
BURBANK, CA (November 28, 2007) – The Oscar® goes to Warner Bros. Home Entertainment for releasing a dazzling collection of some of the finest Academy Award® winning animated shorts on DVD this February 12, 2008. Titled Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Presents: Academy Award® Animation Collection 15 Winners ~ 26 Nominees, this remarkable title will showcase some of the very best Academy Award® winning and nominated shorts, some of which have never been available on DVD before. Released in time for Valentine's Day, this sweetheart of a collection will leave animation lovers smitten with its three-disc set. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Presents: Academy Award® Animation Collection 15 Winners ~ 26 Nominees will retail at $44.98 SRP. In addition to the three-disc set, WHV will also release a DVD featuring the 15 winning cartoons only. Titled Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Presents: Academy Award® Animation Collection 15 Winners, this DVD will retail for $19.98 SRP. Order due date for both titles has been set for January 8, 2008.
Some of animation's most popular characters including Superman, Popeye, Bugs Bunny, Droopy, Tom, Jerry, Speedy Gonzalez as well as Dot, Line & Squiggle and others are the superstars of these exciting new DVD releases, which feature many of Warner Bros. crown jewel theatrical Academy Award® winning and nominated shorts. This is the first time Warner Bros. is featuring cartoon characters from various franchises including Merrie Melodies, Hanna-Barbera, MGM, Max Fleischer, Warner Bros. and others in one release. These DVDs will be released in conjunction with two very important Hollywood anniversaries; Warner Bros. celebration of the studio's 85th year and the Academy Awards ® marking their 80th ceremony.
Academy Award® winning shorts featured on the DVDs include The Milky Way, Yankee Doodle Mouse, Mouse Trouble, Quiet Please, The Cat Concerto, Tweetie Pie, The Little Orphan, For Scent-Imental Reasons, So Much for so Little, Two Mouseketeers, Johann Mouse, Speedy Gonzales, Birds Anonymous, Knighty-Knight Bugs as well as The Dot and the Line.
Warner Bros. Presents: Academy Award® Animation Collection 15 Winners ~ 26 Nominees will include a red carpet-worthy special feature entitled Drawn for Glory: Animation's Triumph At The Oscars® which focuses on the history of the Academy Awards® animation short subject category.
"These titles will be a real treat for anyone who appreciates animated theatrical classics. Many of the featured shorts are legendary cartoons that are not often seen on television and we think animation fans will be really excited to know they can finally own the very best of them in one collection," commented Amit Desai, WHV Vice President, Family, Animation and Sports Marketing. He added, "What makes these DVDs unique is that this is the first time we've released a classic animation title featuring characters from different franchises. We made it our goal to truly showcase some of the finest cartoons ever made."
Important Information for Retailers
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Presents: Academy Award® Animation Collection 15 Winners ~ 26 Nominees will be available on a three-disc DVD set from WHV on February 12, 2008 and will retail for $44.98 SRP. Order due date has been set for January 8, 2008.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Presents: Academy Award® Animation Collection 15 Winners will be available on a one-disc DVD set from WHV on February 12, 2008 and will retail for $19.98 SRP. Order due date has also been set for January 8, 2008.
|Warner Bros. Presents: Academy Award® Animation Collection 15 Winners ~ 26 Nominees|
|Street Date:||February 12, 2008|
|Order Date:||January 8, 2008|
|Running Time:||Approx. 350 min.|
|Warner Bros. Presents: Academy Award® Animation Collection 15 Winners|
|Street Date:||February 12, 2008|
|Order Date:||January 8, 2008|
|Running Time:||Approx. 130 min.|
About Warner Home Video
With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.
About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation has been producing award-winning original animation since 1930, when it released its first cartoon, "Sinkin' in the Bathtub." Since then, Warner Bros. Animation's characters have set the standard for innovative, quality animation. Producing for network and cable television, online, home entertainment and feature films both domestically and internationally, Warner Bros. Animation is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as maintaining the studio's rich cartoon heritage. Warner Bros. Animation also oversees the creative use of, and production of animated programming based on classic animated characters from the Hanna-Barbera and DC Comics libraries. Warner Bros. Animation is one of the most honored animation studios in history, garnering a grand total of six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents' Choice Award, a Humanitas Award, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).
About DC Comics:
DC Comics, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world and home to such iconic characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the Sandman. These DC Super Heroes and others have starred in comic books, movies, television series (both animated and live-action) and cyberspace, thrilling audiences of all ages for generations. DC Comics' Web site is located at www.dccomics.com.
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King Features Syndicate is a member of Hearst Entertainment and Syndication Group, which combines The Hearst Corporation's cable network partnerships, television programming activities, and newspaper syndication and merchandise licensing operations. King Features are the world's premier distributor of comics, columns, editorial cartoons, puzzles and games, distributing some 150 features to nearly 5,000 newspapers around the globe. It is one of the largest and most experienced organizations in merchandise licensing and entertainment. Among its most beloved and successful classic characters are "Popeye," "Betty Boop," "Blondie," "Dennis the Menace" and "Flash Gordon." In recent years, the company has diversified and now represents properties such as the trendy apparel and accessory brand, "David & Goliath"; the publicly displayed, life-size art sculptures "GuitarMania" and "The Trail of Painted Ponies"; the conscientious-living brand, "Mutts"; and "SeeMore's Playhouse," the new children's safety series for public television.
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