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Nickelodeon to Release Laurie Berkner Band DVD

Nickelodeon Home Entertainment has announced the release of a Laurie Berkner Band compilation DVD, which will be distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment and will be available in stores September 28. The DVD will include some of Berkner’s most popular songs, as well as music videos from performances on Jack’s Big Music Show. The DVD will run 44 minutes.

Laurie Berkner was the first children’s singer to appear in music videos on Nickelodeon. She has written two books and has released six CDs, as well as a quadruple-platinum-selling DVD.

The Last Airbender Products to be Released This Summer

Nickelodeon Consumer Products (NCP) has announced a full slate of consumer products for Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies’ live-action, July 2 theatrical release, The Last Airbender, directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The line-up of products inspired by the film will be available this summer through the holiday season.

Consumers can expect to see almost 30 new products in a number of categories including publishing, home décor, apparel, jewelry, and accessories.

Some of the licensees on board for the franchise include action figures, play sets, role play items, vehicles, and more from Spin Master; video games from THQ; construction-themed sets and products from Mega; DVDs from Paramount Home Entertainment; party goods from American Greetings; customizable goods from HP; prequel manga, movie manga, and cinemanga from Del Rey Manga; junior novelization, movie storybook, ready to reads, and lost scrolls collection from Simon and Schuster; an activity digest, a full-color scrapbook, and an activity book from Random House; and Mad Libs from Penguin/Grosset Dunlap.