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Paddington Bear
Paddington Tees Off
Prebook: April 8, Release: April 27
Paddington Goes to School
Prebook: June 24, Release: July 13
Paddington's New Room
Prebook: September 12, Release: September 31
Paddington's Snowy Day
Prebook: October 21, Release: November 9
Price: US$12.99...
March 1, 1999

Paddington Bear

Paddington Tees Off

Prebook: April 8, Release: April 27

Paddington Goes to School

Prebook: June 24, Release: July 13

Paddington’s New Room

Prebook: September 12, Release: September 31

Paddington’s Snowy Day

Prebook: October 21, Release: November 9

Price: US$12.99 each

Studio: Time-Life Kids

Distributor: Time-Life Video & Television

Synopsis: Paddington is featured in his own series of 30-minute videos, documenting his various adventures.

Advertising: print campaign in parenting magazines, HBO ad campaign

Promotional Partners: HBO

Big Comfy Couch

Lots to Doodle Do

Prebook: April 8, Release: April 27

Time Out

Prebook: May 20, Release: June 8

Little People Have Feelings Too Prebook: June 24, Release: July 13

1-2-3 Count With Me

Prebook: Aug. 12, Release: Aug. 31

Comfy & Joy: When It’s Winter Prebook: Sept.19, Release: Oct. 5

Know Your No-No’s

Prebook: Oct. 21, Release: Nov. 9

Price: US$12.99 each

Studio: Time-Life Kids

Distributor: Time-Life Video & Television

Synopsis: Kids can learn life lessons with the Big Comfy Couch gang.

Advertising: underwriting during credits of the PBS show, touring live show

Mystic Knights

Prebook Date: March 31

Release Date: April 27

Price: US$14.98

Studio: Saban Entertainment

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Synopsis: Mystic Knights try to save an entire kingdom from an evil queen with dark powers.

Advertising: print and TV campaign across Fox’s network and magazine; in-school menu program

Promotional Partners: McDonalds, Franco-American, Bandai, Harper Entertainment

The Magic School Bus: Butterflies

Prebook Date: March 23

Release Date: April 20

Price: US$9.95

Studio: Scholastic Entertainment

Distributor: Warner Home Video

Synopsis: The kids need to employ a new mascot for their soccer team; they decide on butterflies.

Advertising: national marketing campaign, Warner On-line campaign, 24-unit in-store displays

Promotional Partners: Microsoft

Scooby-Doo’s Greatest Mysteries

Prebook Date: March 9

Release Date: April 13

Price: US$14.95

Studio: Warner Home Video

Distributor: Warner Home Video

Synopsis: Four most popular Scooby episodes ever, tallied from a Warner On-line poll conducted last year.

Advertising: large-scale print campaign running in kids and family magazines; in-store merchandising displays holding 36 and 48 units; national in-school program; coupon offer and Scooby likeness on Dairy Queen kids meal bags

Promotional Partners: Dairy Queen, Equity Toys

Animorphs: The Invasion Series Part 2

Prebook Date: March 4

Release Date: April 6

Price: US$9.95

Studio: Scholastic Entertainment

Distributor: Columbia TriStar Home Video

Synopsis: The Animorphs series continues with Part 2 ‘Nowhere to Run.’ The video contains bonus footage, never before seen on TV.

The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss

Prebook Date: March 4

Release Date: April 6

Price: TBA

Studio: Jim Henson Home Entertainment

Distributor: Columbia TriStar Home Video

Synopsis: Two new volumes of Wubbulous episodes

feature the Cat in the Hat, the Grinch, Fox in Sox and many more of the good doctor’s creations

Tom & Jerry:

The Movie

Release Date: March 2

Price: US$14.95

Studio: Turner Pictures

Distributor: Warner Bros. Family Entertainment

Synopsis: The cat and mouse duo’s 1993 feature film, featuring the voice talents of Charlotte Rae, Rip Taylor and Henry Gibson.

Advertising: Warner On-line campaign; featured with other titles as part of the Century Collection

Promotional Partners: Continental Airlines, Healthy Choice Popcorn, Princess Cruises, Davidson Software, Visa, Max Factor, Warner Music Group, WHV

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