Additional Fun-Filled Family Films and Cartoons Will Bring Out The Kid In Everyone!
"This February, Mill Creek Entertainment will offer a little something for everyone – from movies to television to animated programming including the award-winning Collingwood O’Hare Collection, Mill Creek Entertainment continues to deliver value-priced products that appeal to fans of all ages.
The plethora of releases includes three award-winning programs: RARG which received the BAFTA nomination and won the Outstanding Achievement Award for Best Short Animated Film, Animal Stories, a BAFTA Winner for Best Pre-School, and Eddy & The Bear based on Jez Alborough’s bestselling children’s books and BAFTA Winner for Best Pre-School Animation from the Collingwood O’Hare collection. Additionally, Volume 2 of Jayce & The Wheeled Warriors debuts for the first time on DVD, and the first 28 episodes of Superhuman Samurai Syber Squad and the first 32 episodes of the hit ‘80s animated series Beverly Hills Teen will be released. Also included in the offerings are all 40 episodes of the popular series Street Sharks, the first volume of The Wacky World of Tex Avery and a fun, 10-episode compilation of The Awesome Adventures of Johnny Test. Additionally, there are two movie collections available including a double feature presentation of Toy Warrior and Kiddo the Super Truck plus the 12 Family Movie Favorites collection that is sure to entertain audiences of all ages.
Mill Creek Entertainment, a recognized leader in value entertainment recently released this incredible assortment of DVDs on February 19th. Prices for all of these amazing collections start at only $9.98 SRP."
Collingwood O’Hare Collection: Eddy & the Bear, RARG & Animal Stories
Collingwood O’Hare Entertainment has 20 years of history producing top quality, award-winning animated series and specials for both UK and overseas broadcasters. The company began when company founder Tony Collingwood’s graduation film RARG attracted the attention of The Muppets’ Jim Henson at its very first screening. The film was an instant hit and went on to win numerous awards, including The British Animation Award’s Best Film for Children. It received a BAFTA nomination and won the outstanding achievement award for Best Short Animated Film in 1988.
RARG paved the way for the Animal Stories, a series of 52x5-minute animated poems, affectionately narrated by the Oscar nominated actor Sir Nigel Hawthorne. The series follows the life, loves and problems of different members of the animal kingdom. Animal Stories won the 2001 Children’s BAFTA for Best Pre-School Animation.
Collingwood O’Hare also produced the half-hour special Eddy & the Bear, based on Jez Alborough’s best-selling children’s book trilogy Where’s My Teddy?, It’s the Bear and My Friend the Bear. Set in a beautiful wood, during the perennial summer of childhood, Eddy & the Bear is the delightful story of a little boy’s first ever friendship - with a ten-foot tall bear! Bear is voiced by Robert Lindsay, with Frances de La Tour narrating.
Eddy & The Bear
Based on the characters created by best-selling children’s author, Jez Alborough, Eddy & the Bear is the continuing story of a little boy’s first ever friendship – with a ten foot tall, talking bear. Each episode follows their daily adventures in and around the beautiful woods near Eddy’s home, as well as the weird and wonderful world of their imaginations. Bear introduces Eddy to the wonders of the natural world and Eddy confuses the Bear with talk of computer games and school, but nothing rocks the solid foundations of their friendship.
RARG is a land so perfect that the sun never rises until it is absolutely sure that everyone is awake. It is a wondrous fantasy world where the population thrives on making exciting new discoveries. Until one day an astonishing discovery is made – the happy people of RARG are just a dream! The unexpected twists and turns of the tale will surprise and delight viewers of all ages!
Animal Stories takes a humorous look at the lives, loves and concerns of the animal kingdom, viewed from a child’s perspective. Each episode of this colorful series, centers on a different animal and asks a question about an aspect of life that all children can relate to… What do you do if you’re a Dog that’s got bad breath?
- Over 9 hours of Award-Winning Animation!
- $9.98 SRP
Jayce & The Wheeled Warriors - Volume 2 - 33 Episode Set
Based on the popular line of Mattel toys, the remaining 33 Episodes of Jayce And The Wheeled Warriors make their way to DVD for the first time. Follow the adventures and battles of Jayce and his crew as they travel the universe on a desperate quest to destroy the evil leader Saw Boss and his loyal followers, the Monster Minds. Joined by The Lightning League, Jayce embarks on a journey to find his father and return the two pieces of The Magic Roots together, which will destroy the evil leader, Sawboss, and his followers who will stop at nothing in order to dominate the galaxy!
- DVD Debut for These 33 Episodes!
- $12.98 SRP
Superhuman Samurai Syber Squad - Volume 1 - 28 Eps
Detect the cyber savors of the world in Superhuman Samurai Syber Squad Volume 1! Matthew Lawrence (Mrs. Doubtfire, The Hot Chick) stars as Sam Collins, leader of a teenage garage band who discovers that an alien warlord has infected the digital world with monster ‘megaviruses’! Sam and his friends create the Superhuman Samurai Syber Squad to ‘Samurize’ and actually enter cyberspace to rid the earth of the evil menace! Explore the digital world with Sam, Sydney, Tanker and Amp as they fight the evil Kilokahn and his army of Megavirus monsters at cyber-space capacity!
• First Time on DVD!
• Includes the First 28 Episodes of this beloved live-action series
• $12.98 SRP
Beverly Hills Teens - Volume 1 - 32 Eps
Follow the extravagant lives, loves and longings of your favorite fun-loving teens. Whether spending their time and money on stretch limos, chic malls or glittering discos, the Beverly Hills Teens still have the same problems and pains as the typical kid. Dating, making the team or cheerleading squad, impossible homework assignments, coordinating wardrobes, schoolgirl crushes and jealousies are just a few of the problems that keep the lives of the gang in a constant state of comic turmoil. Flashback to the bodacious ridiculousness of the 1980s with America’s wealthiest cartoon teens!
- First Time on DVD!
- Includes the first 32 Episodes of the hit 80s animated series
- $12.98 SRP
Street Sharks - The Complete 40 Episode Series
When an evil genetic-engineer, Dr. Paradigm illegally experiments with an untested DNA genetic formula, four brothers are accidentally transformed into monstrous half shark – half humans! Delighted with his success, the diabolical madman seeks to alter nature and tailor all humanity into sea creatures of his own design and control! The Bolton brothers – John, Bobby, Coop and Clint – team up to stop Dr. Paradigm and his deadly Seaviates from transforming the citizens of Fission City into mutants with no free will.
- Includes All 40 Episodes!
- $12.98 SRP
Wacky World of Tex Avery - Volume 1 - 40 Eps
Brilliant, hilarious and groundbreaking animator Tex Avery created the wonderful squash-and stretch cartoons of his era. Avery added speed, sarcasm, irony and nonstop action to The Golden Age of Hollywood animation! The Wacky World of Tex Avery is fully loaded with belly-laughin’ funny short segments the entire family is sure to enjoy. Each episode stars a variety of wild original characters including the bumbling Roman centurion, ‘Pompeii Pete’, the inept conqueror and the little princess he cannot conquer ‘Genghis and Khannie’, the lamest super hero on 4 legs ‘Power Pooch’, the world’s first inventor ‘Einstone’, the ultra-pesky ‘Freddie the Fly’ and of course the wackiest hero in the old west ‘Tex Avery’ himself!
- Over 14 hours!
- $12.98 SRP
Awesome Adventures of Johnny Test - 10 Episodes
Boy genius Johnny Test is at it again in 10 electrifying episodes! Join the fearless 11-year-old and his genetically engineered super dog, Dukey, along with his 13-year-old brainiac twin sisters as they test out their scientific experiments! Obsessed with pushing the limits, Johnny is the ultimate test pilot, who is willing to try anything in the name of science. No mission is too unbelievable, no challenge is too great, no villain is too menacing and no sister-created concoction is too wild for the spiky haired boy genius!
- $9.98 SRP
Toy Warrior and Kiddo the Super Truck – Double Feature
The LAND OF TOYS is a world of pure imagination ruled by the popular doll, PRINCESS SHERBET, but when a mysterious dark force threatens Sherbet’s toy kingdom, it’s up to a spunky, trouble making boy from the real world to save the day: THE TOY WARRIOR JINOO! Aided by the reluctant Princess Sherbet, the transforming Police-bot, R.J. and Jinoo’s amazingly loyal back pack, PING, Jinoo is ready to play Toy Warrior and chase the dark forces across the landscape of imagination!
Kiddo The Super Truck
Kiddo is a magical little truck with the unique ability to PLOOP! into anything he desires. He can become a car, a boat, a train or a plane, as necessary, to help all of his wonderful friends in Sunnyside, the most magical place on Earth. The feature, comprised of five individual episodes, has been called “the most wonderful cartoon ever created for preschoolers,” by Animation Reporter Magazine. Parents will love the wholesome storyline and the inspired music.
- Includes 2 feature length animated adventures!
- $9.98 SRP
Family Movie Favorites - 12 Film Collection
Heartfelt Stories, Enduring Tales and Family Favorites!
The Twelve Timeless Movies Include:
•The Secret Garden
•The Whole of the Moon
•Sally Marshall Is Not An Alien
•Heart: The Marilyn Bell Story
•The Best Bad Thing
•Both Sides Of The Law
•Million Dollar Babies Part I
•Million Dollar Babies Part II
•Revenge Of The Land Part I
•Revenge Of The Land Part II
- Over 17 Hours of Entertainment for All Ages!
- $9.98 SRP
I was sent three of these new releases to review and enjoy with my family, including Family Movie Favorites - 12 Film Collection, The Wacky World of Tex Avery, and Collingwood O’Hare Collection: Eddy & the Bear, RARG & Animal Stories. Even though we received these wonderful family favorites a couple of weeks ago, we have already seen them half a dozen times each. While my husband was a fan of the Wacky World of Tex Avery, the girls enjoyed Collingwood O’Hare Collection: Eddy & the Bear, RARG & Animal Stories, with Eddy and the Bear being their favorite animated TV series.
Even though my daughters are too young to appreciate the 12 Family Movie Favorites, I ended up watching these with my mother who had come to help take care of the girls with me last weekend when the girls were sick with a sinus infection. I can't wait until they get a little older and can watch these with my husband and I during our family movie nights, as they are wholesome and very entertaining. It was nice to watch these movies, as I had never seen them before, and now have some new family-friendly movies to share with friends and family when they ask which movies to watch with their children. The version of "The Secret Garden" in this collection was my
Overall, I am so happy I had the opportunity to review these recent Mill Creek Entertainment movies from popular nostalgic television series, and can't wait to pick up a few of the other releases to share with my family.
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