Young Trainees GET ready For AN EXCITING RIDE WHEN ‘the chugger championship’ Takes the lead in HOMES NATIONWIDE!
Newest Release in the Popular ‘Chuggington™’ DVD Series from
Anchor Bay Entertainment Crosses the Finish Line at Retail – October 11, 2011
July 5, 2011 – Trainees, start your engines! Preschoolers from coast-to-coast will get on the fast-track to fun and learning with “The Chugger Championship”! The newest “winner” in the “Chuggington™” DVD series from Anchor Bay Entertainment, “The Chugger Championship” hits retail stores nationwide on October 11, 2011.
A colorful and contemporary CGI-animated TV series from Ludorum that encourages early social readiness skills, “Chuggington” follows the amusing escapades of three young trainees, Wilson, Brewster and Koko, as they learn to “ride the rails” of life and become productive chuggers. The exciting train property for preschoolers airs daily on Disney Junior, Disney Channel’s programming block designed for kids ages 2-7 and their families.
“When preschoolers climb aboard with ‘Chuggington,’ they embark on positive adventures that teach them about interacting with the world around them,” said Julie Cartwright, SVP of Brand Marketing for Anchor Bay Entertainment. “Our newest DVD release brings all the fun and gentle lessons of the series to fans to enjoy again and again.”
In “The Chugger Championship,” the traintastic trio is ready to put their “wheels to the rails” for the biggest race in Chuggington! These six, action-packed adventures will have the whole family cheering. Young fans join Wilson, Brewster and Koko as they prepare for a test, invent a new contest and pick up a fun hobby, while learning about the importance of accountability and responsibility. Along the way, the three friends – and viewers at home – discover that a true champion isn’t always the one who finishes first!
“The Chugger Championship” is the newest addition to Anchor Bay Entertainment’s “Chuggington” DVD collection, which also includes “Chuggers To The Rescue,” “It’s Training Time” and “Let’s Ride The Rails.”
“Chuggington” has quickly become a global sensation since its debut in September 2008 in the U.K. The show has been licensed to more than 175 territories worldwide and has established ratings records in several key international markets, including the U.K., Germany, France and Australia. The series made its stateside debut in January 2010. The property has built an impressive portfolio of high-quality licensees in the U.S. with more than 30 licensees coming “aboard” to produce Chuggington products. Disney Junior acquired all U.S. television rights to the property for season two, which launched February 14, 2011. Disney Channel is currently available on basic cable in more than 99 million U.S. homes.
“Chuggington” is a CGI-animated series as well as a fully-immersive interactive website. The series follows the adventures of Wilson, Brewster and Koko, trainee engines, each with their own unique personality and learning style. The series is set in a world much like our own with cities, villages and diverse cultures and geography. Entertainment and enjoyment are at the heart of “Chuggington,” but embedded within each story are important educational and developmental messages centered on learning and social-emotional development. “Chuggington” is directed by Sarah Ball, who won a BAFTA award for her work as a director and writer of Bob the Builder™. The property was conceived to seamlessly integrate television, books and interactive. Further information is available at www.chuggington.com.
About Anchor Bay Entertainment
Anchor Bay Entertainment is the home entertainment division of Starz Media, LLC. It includes the Anchor Bay Films and Manga Entertainment brands. It distributes feature films, children’s entertainment, fitness, TV series, documentaries, anime and other filmed entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray™ formats. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment has offices in Troy, MI, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Starz Media (www.starzmedia.com) is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Starz tracking stock group (NASDAQ: LSTZA).
- The Chugger Championship
- Helpful Hodge
- Cool Wilson
- Brewster’s Hobby
- Wake Up Wilson
- Koko Pulls It Off
Disclaimer- I received a copy of this DVD