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Anchor Bay Celebrates New Chuggington DVD and 30th Anniversary of My Gym

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To celebrate the August 20 release of Chug Patrol: Ready to Rescue, the newest Chuggington DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment, and the 30th Anniversary of My Gym, participating My Gym locations will feature colorful Chuggington window clings displayed in each facility as well as counter cards with coupons for a discount on purchase of Chug Patrol: Ready to Rescue or any other Chuggington DVD.

In celebration of its 30th anniversary, My Gym hosted a nationwide contest in search of America’s “fittest family,” with Chuggington DVDs included among the prizes. In addition, My Gym prominently features the partnership with Chuggington on all social media websites and promotional items. Anchor Bay will highlight My Gym with full-panel inserts in the packaging of all Chug Patrol: Ready to Rescue DVDs.  The company also will provide exposure for My Gym on the Chuggington social media pages.my gym logo

Tickety Toc to Debut on DVD This September

Chime Time 3D DVD Cover Art - FinalTickety Toc, the new Nick Jr. series from Zodiak Rights, arrives on DVD for the first time from Anchor Bay Entertainment. Chime Time Adventures is the debut Tickety Toc title, and will be available nationwide this September in time for the back-to-school season.

Tickety Toc follows the everyday adventures of 6-year-old twins, Tommy and Tallulah, as they work to “chime the time” and keep everything running smoothly in Tickety Town. Traveling through the Tickety Toc clock, where Tommy and Tallulah live, audiences enter a CGI world of eclectic characters and tag along on escapades filled with surprises. Tommy and Tallulah’s strong “can do” spirit often produces an unanticipated outcome, but their individual approach to sticky situations and joint resourcefulness always shine through and saves the day.  Through the twins’ madcap adventures, Tickety Toc explores teamwork, social responsibility, and problem solving—important concepts for preschoolers as they learn and grow.

The first-ever six episode collection brings viewers along as the twins and their friends—Pufferty, McCoggins, Tooteroo, Madame Au Lait, Battersby, Chikidee, and Hopparoo—embark on wild storybook shenanigans and hijinks throughout Tickety Town. In Chime Time Adventures, the Tick Tocketeers attempt daring circus acts, wow a crowd with amazing magic tricks, play a giant game of Tickety-Tag and delight in a messy photo day. The premiere title features episodes, “Story Time,” “Painting Time,” “Show Time,” “Bath Time,” “Photo Time”, and “Play Time.”  

Wonder Forge Secures Game Rights to Tickety Toc

wonderforgeWonder Forge has recently secured game licensing rights to Tickety Toc through a multi-year partnership with Zodiak Kids, brokered by U.S. licensing agent Established Brands. Tickety Toc airs seven days a week on Nick Jr. The partnership is the latest in a string of properties secured by Wonder Forge.

Wonder Forge will debut its Tickety Toc Matching Game this fall through an exclusive retail partnership with Toys “R” Us and will launch additional signature games next year. A multi-category consumer products program will launch in North America this fall led by master toy partner Just Play and home entertainment partner Anchor Bay Entertainment.

Tickety Toc features Tommy and Tallulah and their friends as they race against time to keep the clock ticking. Through Tommy and Tallulah’s madcap adventures, Tickety Toc explores concepts of teamwork, social responsibility, and problem solving.

Amtrak, Anchor Bay, Ludorum In Cross-Promotion Partnership

Amtrak, Anchor Bay Entertainment, and Ludorum have partnered for a cross-promotion of the animated kids series Chuggington. This cross-promotion is timed to celebrate the upcoming Chuggington Icy Escapades DVD release from Anchor Bay Entertainment. The Amtrak website and more than 100 Amtrak train stations nationwide will showcase the property during the month of November. [Read more...]

Chilly Christmas Is Set To Warm the Hearts of Audiences This Holiday Season

You better watch out, Rudolph… a new four-legged hero is coming to town…! Chilly Christmas, a new feature film releasing on DVD on November 6 will deliver a sleigh-load of fun for audiences of all ages. From Anchor Bay, the film features C. Thomas Howell, Brooke Langton, and Tom Arnold.

Chilly Christmas, produced by Steven Paul, follows 11-year-old Bobby Cole, his detective dad, and their lovable-but-destructive pooch, Chilly, who live together in Sunshine Beach, Calif. When Bobby’s father is offered a job promotion in New York City, Bobby is thrilled for him–but his excitement quickly turns to heartbreak when he realizes he may have to say goodbye to Chilly, who is too rambunctious to live in a tiny city apartment. While the Coles prepare Chilly for the Big Apple, trouble begins brewing in their own backyard when a dog-napper and his crew suddenly show up in Sunshine Beach, hot on Chilly’s tail. It’s up to Detective Cole, Bobby, and Chilly to stop the thieves in their tracks and keep their family together.

This post was originally written by Sierra McCleary-Harris and published by ToyBook.com. For more news, visit www.toybook.com, follow The Toy Book on Twitter, and like The Toy Book on Facebook. The Toy Book is a bimonthly trade magazine covering the toy industry, published by Adventure Publishing Group.

Anchor Bay Releases Wow! Wow! Wubbzy Compilation DVD

Anchor Bay Entertainment has announced the release of Best of Wubbzy: Fan’s Choice. For the first time, Wow! Wow! Wubbzy fans will be able to watch their favorite episodes on DVD. Episodes were compiled based on votes from the series’ Facebook fans.

The DVD features six episodes, including Follow The Leader, The Wubbzy Shuffle, Wubbzy the Star, Tooth or Dare, Wubbzy’s Makeover, and Wubbzy Bounces Back, and a bonus seventh episode, Wubbzy the Hero.

Viewers can sing, dance, and learn with the help of Wubbzy. Since its television debut on Nickelodeon in 2006, the show has taught children skills such as sharing, listening, compromising, helping and appreciating others, self-awareness, and the use of humor as a coping skill. Throughout the course of the series, Wubbzy and friends learn how to fit into a group, understand their own feelings and those of others, and get along with one another, as well as important lessons about the value of friendship and community.

This post was originally written by Gigi Rubin and published by ToyBook.com. For more news, visit www.toybook.com, follow The Toy Book on Twitter, and like The Toy Book on Facebook. The Toy Book is a bimonthly trade magazine covering the toy industry, published by Adventure Publishing Group

New Chuggington DVD Available for Fans

Anchor Bay Entertainment has released a new DVD for it’s child-friendly Chuggington TV series. Titled Wilson and The Ice Cream Fair, the new episode follows Wilson as he makes his way through the busiest day of the year. Between a special delivery, creating a new ice cream flavor, and preventing a massive ice cream meltdown, Wilson has a lot to do. Will he get it done?

Wilson and The Ice Cream Fair teaches important lessons about responsibility, cooperation, paying attention, overcoming fear, and more.

This post was originally written by Leah Rocketto and published by ToyBook.com. For more news, visit www.toybook.com, follow The Toy Book on Twitter, and like The Toy Book on Facebook. The Toy Book is a bimonthly trade magazine covering the toy industry, published by Adventure Publishing Group.

First Anchor Bay Chuggington DVD to Release February 8

Anchor Bay Entertainment, who recently secured the U.S. DVD rights to Ludorum’s Chuggington property, has announced that its first Chuggington release will hit retail stores nationwide on February 8.

The DVD, Let’s Ride the Rails, will introduce preschoolers to the world of Chuggington with six exploration episodes. Lessons taught in the episodes (such as “Clunky Wilson” and “Old Puffer Pete’s Tour”) will include humility, trust, respect, and teamwork. The DVD will also include special bonuses such as Chuggington-themed coloring pages and activity sheets.

More DVDs will release throughout 2011, including Chuggers to the Rescue, It’s Training Time, and Wheels To The Rails. Episodes of the series also debuted on iTunes last month.

Anchor Bay to Distribute Chuggington DVDs in U.S.

Anchor Bay Entertainment has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Ludorum’s Chuggington preschool series. Anchor Bay will distribute Chuggington DVDs to both brick and mortar stores and online retailers starting early next year.

Chuggington airs six days a week on Playhouse Disney. The show follows the adventures of three young “trainees” as they learn about life in the train yard and in the world.

Chuggington is broadcast in 175 territories worldwide and premiered in the U.S. in January. Bill Clark and Julie Cartwright negotiated this deal for Anchor Bay Entertainment.