Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Jim Henson's Animal Show Comes to DVD!

Lionsgate Entertainment has informed retailers that Jim Henson's Animal Show with Stinky and Jake is coming to DVD! "Jim Henson's Animal Show: Lions, Tigers and Bears!" will hit DVD stores on April 13, 2010. This single-disc title runs over 120-minutes and contains five full-length episodes of the Henson Company series.

Hosted by Stinky the Skunk and Jake the Polar Bear, "Animal Show" welcomes guests of the animal kingdom to the furriest talk show to ever hit the airwaves. There's music and merriment in this show that has the animal world roaring. The episodes included on this first-ever DVD release from "Jim Henson's Animal Show" are "Zebra & Lion," "Tiger & Tiger Beetle," "Raccoon & Polar Bear," "Chimpanzee & Hyena," and "Grizzly Bear & Hedgehog."

On the same day, Lionsgate will also be releasing another single-DVD Henson Company title, Song of the Cloud Forest, which will contain two additional episodes of Jim Henson's Animal Show as a bonus: "Owl & Frog" and "Kangaroo & Frog". Lionsgate is planning to release these special DVDs just in time for Earth Day 2010, and I will be sure to keep you updated as more information on these exciting Henson Company titles become available.

"Song of the Cloud Forest" Comes to DVD

Today, Lionsgate Entertainment has informed retailers that a DVD of Jim Henson's Song of the Cloud Forest will be available starting on April 13, 2010. Originally appearing as part of "The Jim Henson Hour" in 1989, "Song of the Cloud Forest" features a blend of music, puppetry and animation resulting in a vibrant landscape of color that echoes the natural beauty found in the real world's rain forests. Starring a brightly colored cast of puppet animals, the show celebrates the beauty of this natural environment, while educating about the real dangers threatening the survival of both the rain forests and their inhabitants. "Song of the Cloud Forest" features a vibrant blend of music, puppetry and animation in a unique celebration of the rain forests.

Running 100-minutes, this disc will include the half-hour-long title story, plus three bonus episodes from othe Henson productions: the Fraggle Rock episode "River of Life", plus two installments of Jim Henson's Animal Show: "Owl & Frog" and "Kangaroo & Frog".

Lionsgate will release this special DVD title just in time for Earth Day 2010. I will keep you updated as more release information on this exciting Jim Henson title becomes available.