NEW YORK, Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Enjoying the adventures of the most lovable little piggy on the block is now easier than ever, thanks to the launch of two new DVDs and a picture book based on the beloved animated television series, Peppa Pig.
Entertainment One Family announced today the launch of three new Peppa Pig products for children age two and up: two digital titles available on DVD or as digital downloads entitled Muddy Puddles and Other Stories and Flying A Kite and Other Stories, and a picture book, Peppa Pig and the Lost Christmas List. Designed to provide children with instant access to the charm and magic of Peppa's world, the assortment of new products will be available at Toys "R" Us locations nationwide.
"The charm and fun-loving disposition of the Peppa Pig character has captured the hearts of parents and children everywhere," said Joan Grasso, Vice President, Licensing North America, Entertainment One Family. "We are excited to debut the new DVDs and book and provide fans with a new and exciting way to engage with Peppa."
The following is an overview of the new items:
DVDs and Digital Downloads
Fans can revisit their favorite Peppa Pig adventures over and over again with the new DVD Muddy Puddles and Other Stories. The 60-minute compilation features 10 "peppasodes" from the award-winning series, as aired on Nick Jr., including fan favorites such as "Muddy Puddles" and "Camping." Flying a Kite and Other Stories is also 60 minutes and features 10 additional "peppasodes," including such fun adventures as "Flying a Kite", "Dressing Up" and "Mummy Pig's Birthday."
Available in August both in store and as digital downloads on iTunes, the titles are produced by Entertainment One, a leading international entertainment company specializing in the production and distribution of film and television content. Suggested retail price: $14.98 for each DVD; $9.99 for each digital download.
Peppa Pig and the Lost Christmas List
Celebrate the holidays with Peppa! In the new picture book Peppa Pig and the Lost Christmas List, Peppa and her little brother George are mailing their letters to Santa. All of Peppa's friends are too, and each one wants a different special gift.
As the family prepares for Christmas, Peppa can't wait for the big day to arrive. Little does she know that a surprise is in store on Christmas Eve, and that she will play a part in saving the day! Just in time for the holidays, Peppa Pig and the Lost Christmas List is the perfect introduction to Peppa on the page.
Coming in September from Candlewick Press, a leading independent publisher for children, the hardcover book is 32 pages and available wherever books are sold. Suggested retail price: $12.99.
About Peppa Pig
Airing on Nick Jr., Peppa Pig follows the adventures of Peppa, a loveable, exuberant little piggy who lives with her brother George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig. Peppa's favorite things include playing games, dressing up, days out and jumping in muddy puddles. All episodes are wholesome entertainment for the entire family; Peppa's adventures always end happily with loud snorts of laughter!
For more information about Peppa Pig, please visit www.peppapig.com or Facebook at Facebook/OfficialPeppaPigUS.
About Entertainment One Family
Entertainment One Family is a leader in brand management, creating and producing family programming that airs on major international broadcasters including Nick Jr. (UK & U.S.), Channel 5, Cartoon Network and Teletoon. eOne Family also oversees international sales for the programs it creates including No. 1 UK preschool franchise "Peppa Pig," BAFTA award winning "Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom," "Humf" and "Rob the Robot." eOne Family's Licensing and Merchandising team manages branding programs for each of eOne's key family franchises notably "Peppa Pig" which now generates £200m in retail sales in the UK per annum.
About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE: ETO) is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company's comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Through establishing Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 24,000 film and television titles, 2,700 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.
About Candlewick Press
Candlewick Press, which celebrates its twentieth anniversary in 2012, is an independent, employee-owned publisher based in Somerville, Massachusetts. Candlewick publishes outstanding children's books for readers of all ages, including books by award-winning authors and illustrators such as M. T. Anderson, Kate DiCamillo, Laura Amy Schlitz, and David Ezra Stein; the widely acclaimed Judy Moody, Mercy Watson, and 'Ology series; and favorites such as Guess How Much I Love You, Where's Waldo?, and Maisy. Candlewick's parent company is Walker Books Ltd., of London, with additional offices in Sydney and Auckland. Visit Candlewick online at www.candlewick.com.
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