Mill Creek Entertainment has a very busy February, with a huge slate of family friendly releases on the way this February 19th. Of note to AwesomeToyBlog readers are the DVD releases of Superhuman Samurai Syber Squad and Street Sharks – a first for both. After the jump, see the complete list of February 19th releases from Mill Creek!
Collingwood O’Hare Entertainment has 20 years of history producing top quality, award-winning animated series and specials for both UK and overseas broadcasters. The company began when company founder Tony Collingwood’s graduation film RARG attracted the attention of The Muppets’ Jim Henson at its very first screening. The film was an instant hit and went on to win numerous awards, including The British Animation Award’s Best Film for Children. It received a BAFTA nomination and won the outstanding achievement award for Best Short Animated Film in 1988.
RARG paved the way for the Animal Stories, a series of 52×5-minute animated poems, affectionately narrated by the Oscar nominated actor Sir Nigel Hawthorne. The series follows the life, loves and problems of different members of the animal kingdom. Animal Stories won the 2001 Children’s BAFTA for Best Pre-School Animation.
Collingwood O’Hare also produced the half-hour special Eddy & the Bear, based on Jez Alborough’s best-selling children’s book trilogy Where’s My Teddy?, It’s the Bear and My Friend the Bear. Set in a beautiful wood, during the perennial summer of childhood, Eddy & the Bear is the delightful story of a little boy’s first ever friendship – with a ten-foot tall bear! Bear is voiced by Robert Lindsay, with Frances de La Tour narrating.
Eddy & The Bear
Based on the characters created by best-selling children’s author, Jez Alborough, Eddy & the Bear is the continuing story of a little boy’s first ever friendship – with a ten foot tall, talking bear. Each episode follows their daily adventures in and around the beautiful woods near Eddy’s home, as well as the weird and wonderful world of their imaginations. Bear introduces Eddy to the wonders of the natural world and Eddy confuses the Bear with talk of computer games and school, but nothing rocks the solid foundations of their friendship.
RARG is a land so perfect that the sun never rises until it is absolutely sure that everyone is awake. It is a wondrous fantasy world where the population thrives on making exciting new discoveries. Until one day an astonishing discovery is made – the happy people of RARG are just a dream! The unexpected twists and turns of the tale will surprise and delight viewers of all ages!
Animal Stories takes a humorous look at the lives, loves and concerns of the animal kingdom, viewed from a child’s perspective. Each episode of this colorful series, centers on a different animal and asks a question about an aspect of life that all children can relate to… What do you do if you’re a Dog that’s got bad breath?
- · Over 9 hours of Award-Winning Animation!
- · $9.98 SRP
Jayce & The Wheeled Warriors – Volume 2 – 33 Episode Set
Based on the popular line of Mattel toys, the remaining 33 Episodes of Jayce And The Wheeled Warriors make their way to DVD for the first time. Follow the adventures and battles of Jayce and his crew as they travel the universe on a desperate quest to destroy the evil leader Saw Boss and his loyal followers, the Monster Minds. Joined by The Lightning League, Jayce embarks on a journey to find his father and return the two pieces of The Magic Roots together, which will destroy the evil leader, Sawboss, and his followers who will stop at nothing in order to dominate the galaxy!
- · DVD Debut for These 33 Episodes!
- · $12.98 SRP
Detect the cyber savors of the world in Superhuman Samurai Syber Squad Volume 1! Matthew Lawrence (Mrs. Doubtfire, The Hot Chick) stars as Sam Collins, leader of a teenage garage band who discovers that an alien warlord has infected the digital world with monster ‘megaviruses’! Sam and his friends create the Superhuman Samurai Syber Squad to ‘Samurize’ and actually enter cyberspace to rid the earth of the evil menace! Explore the digital world with Sam, Sydney, Tanker and Amp as they fight the evil Kilokahn and his army of Megavirus monsters at cyber-space capacity!
• First Time on DVD!
• Includes the First 28 Episodes of this beloved live-action series
• $12.98 SRP
Follow the extravagant lives, loves and longings of your favorite fun-loving teens. Whether spending their time and money on stretch limos, chic malls or glittering discos, the Beverly Hills Teens still have the same problems and pains as the typical kid. Dating, making the team or cheerleading squad, impossible homework assignments, coordinating wardrobes, schoolgirl crushes and jealousies are just a few of the problems that keep the lives of the gang in a constant state of comic turmoil. Flashback to the bodacious ridiculousness of the 1980s with America’s wealthiest cartoon teens!
- · First Time on DVD!
- · Includes the first 32 Episodes of the hit 80s animated series
- · $12.98 SRP
When an evil genetic-engineer, Dr. Paradigm illegally experiments with an untested DNA genetic formula, four brothers are accidentally transformed into monstrous half shark – half humans! Delighted with his success, the diabolical madman seeks to alter nature and tailor all humanity into sea creatures of his own design and control! The Bolton brothers – John, Bobby, Coop and Clint – team up to stop Dr. Paradigm and his deadly Seaviates from transforming the citizens of Fission City into mutants with no free will.
- · Includes All 40 Episodes!
- · $12.98 SRP
Brilliant, hilarious and groundbreaking animator Tex Avery created the wonderful squash-and stretch cartoons of his era. Avery added speed, sarcasm, irony and nonstop action to The Golden Age of Hollywood animation! The Wacky World of Tex Avery is fully loaded with belly-laughin’ funny short segments the entire family is sure to enjoy. Each episode stars a variety of wild original characters including the bumbling Roman centurion, ‘Pompeii Pete’, the inept conqueror and the little princess he cannot conquer ‘Genghis and Khannie’, the lamest super hero on 4 legs ‘Power Pooch’, the world’s first inventor ‘Einstone’, the ultra-pesky ‘Freddie the Fly’ and of course the wackiest hero in the old west ‘Tex Avery’ himself!
- · Over 14 hours!
- · $12.98 SRP
Boy genius Johnny Test is at it again in 10 electrifying episodes! Join the fearless 11-year-old and his genetically engineered super dog, Dukey, along with his 13-year-old brainiac twin sisters as they test out their scientific experiments! Obsessed with pushing the limits, Johnny is the ultimate test pilot, who is willing to try anything in the name of science. No mission is too unbelievable, no challenge is too great, no villain is too menacing and no sister-created concoction is too wild for the spiky haired boy genius!
- · $9.98 SRP
The LAND OF TOYS is a world of pure imagination ruled by the popular doll, PRINCESS SHERBET, but when a mysterious dark force threatens Sherbet’s toy kingdom, it’s up to a spunky, trouble making boy from the real world to save the day: THE TOY WARRIOR JINOO! Aided by the reluctant Princess Sherbet, the transforming Police-bot, R.J. and Jinoo’s amazingly loyal back pack, PING, Jinoo is ready to play Toy Warrior and chase the dark forces across the landscape of imagination!
Kiddo The Super Truck
Kiddo is a magical little truck with the unique ability to PLOOP! into anything he desires. He can become a car, a boat, a train or a plane, as necessary, to help all of his wonderful friends in Sunnyside, the most magical place on Earth. The feature, comprised of five individual episodes, has been called “the most wonderful cartoon ever created for preschoolers,” by Animation Reporter Magazine. Parents will love the wholesome storyline and the inspired music.
- · Includes 2 feature length animated adventures!
- · $9.98 SRP
Heartfelt Stories, Enduring Tales and Family Favorites! [editor’s note: George Takei is in one of these movies according to Amazon.]
The Twelve Timeless Movies Include:
•The Secret Garden
•The Whole of the Moon
•Sally Marshall Is Not An Alien
•Heart: The Marilyn Bell Story
•The Best Bad Thing
•Both Sides Of The Law
•Million Dollar Babies Part I
•Million Dollar Babies Part II
•Revenge Of The Land Part I
•Revenge Of The Land Part II
o Over 17 Hours of Entertainment for All Ages!
o $9.98 SRP