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PBS DISTRIBUTION RELEASES “ONE BIG OCEAN” THE DEBUT DVD FROM PBS KIDS SERIES “SPLASH AND BUBBLES”

DVD Available from PBS Distribution on June 12, 2018

Episodes of the PBS KIDS Series Also Available Now on Digital HD

“Splash and Bubbles” airs daily on PBS KIDS and the PBS KIDS 24/7 Channel and Live Stream

(check local listings)

Arlington, VA –May 22, 2018 – Today, PBS Distribution announced the release of the first DVD of the popular PBS KIDS series SPLASH AND BUBBLES, “SPLASH AND BUBBLES: ONE BIG OCEAN.”The new DVD features the four-part story One Big Ocean, where Splash, Bubbles, and friends embark on a Reeftown Rangers exploration adventure. On the adventure, the group meets different characters, like Scoot, a sea turtle who is riding the currents, and they discover exciting places along the way. Other stories on the DVD include: “Kelp Forest Keepers,” “The Greatest Treasure of All,” and the bonus music video “Reeftown Rangers.”

SPLASH AND BUBBLES: ONE BIG OCEAN” ($6.99) will be available on DVD beginning June 12, 2018, and has a run time of approximately 80 minutes. Episodes of SPLASH AND BUBBLES are also available for digital download.

In “SPLASH AND BUBBLES: ONE BIG OCEAN” kids dive in and follow the adventures of Splash, a yellowback fusilier fish who has migrated all over the ocean before settling down in Reeftown! There he befriends Bubbles, a Mandarin dragonet whose vivid coloring matches her personality. Together, Splash, Bubbles and their friends meet wildly diverse marine animals and discover otherworldly undersea habitats. Children will explore the big ocean with Splash and Bubble in the six fun filled stories listed below.

“One Big Ocean: Part 1 – Reeftown Rangers”

When Splash invites Ripple, Bubbles and Dunk on a Reeftown Rangers exploration adventure, the friends worry that Splash will find another home out there in the big ocean and move on from Reeftown.

“One Big Ocean: Part 2 – Riding the Currents”

Splash and his friends meet Scoot, a young sea turtle who is riding the currents. As Reeftown Rangers, the group wants to help the mischievous turtle on his journey and see some new places along the way!

“One Big Ocean: Part 3 – The Fixer-Upper”

Still traveling with Scoot and looking for Flo’s home beach, Splash recalls hearing about a beautiful reef nearby – perhaps that’s where Flo’s home is. They’re all surprised when the once lush reef turns out to have become a ghost reef. Splash and friends, as Reeftown Rangers, stay to help the one remaining Parrotfish save the reef, realizing that if harm can come to this reef, it can happen to any reef, including Reeftown.

“One Big Ocean: Part 4 – No Place Like Home!”

Splash and his friends end their journey, returning home to Reeftown, where they are delighted to see that Splash now knows that although there are fun adventures to be found all over their “One Big Ocean,” Reeftown is home to him.

“Kelp Forest Keepers”

Splash, Dunk and Bubbles spend the day with Tidy, the Garibaldi Fish, as “kelp forest keepers.” Tidy’s desire to have everything “just so” conflicts with Bubbles, Dunk and Splash’s desire to have fun exploring the kelp forest.

“The Greatest Treasure of All”

After the kids hunt for treasure and compare what they’ve found, Flo explains that she knows the location of a wonderful treasure that came from above the surface. Since the kids want to find it, Flo sets them out on a mysterious journey and if they follow her directions, the treasure will be waiting for them.

In Emilee’s opinion:

Splash and Bubbles was very entertaining. There were six stories and each one had songs that were fun to sing (be sure to turn on your subtitles so you can sing along). I enjoyed watching Splash and Bubbles because it was about making friends in the ocean or wherever you go. In one of the episodes, Splash wanted to go on an epic adventure but his friends wanted to show him that they could have their own adventures right at home. The characters were adorable. There was a yellow back fusilier fish named Splash, Ripple the Seahorse, a mandarin dragonet named Bubbles and Dunk the pufferfish. They journey across the sea and meet new friends along the way. They learn how to work together to restore a reef. My husband watched an episode with us and mentioned that the graphics weren’t eye catching. The fish were animated well but there wasn’t anything else to see and children need a ton of graphics to keep them entertained. I agreed. Overall, Splash and Bubbles was a cute show and taught us the importance of friendship and working together.

About The Jim Henson Company

The Jim Henson Company has remained an established leader in family entertainment for over 60 years and is recognized worldwide as an innovator in puppetry, animatronics and digital animation. Best known as creators of the world-famous Muppets, Henson has received over 50 Emmy Awards and nine Grammy Awards. Recent credits include Julie’s Greenroom (Netflix), Dot. (Sprout/Hulu), Splash and Bubbles (PBS), Word Party (Netflix), Doozers (Hulu/Sprout), andthe Emmy®-nominated Sid the Science Kid (PBS), Dinosaur Train (PBS), and Pajanimals (Sprout).  Television productions include Fraggle Rock, The Storyteller and the sci-fi cult series Farscape.   Features include Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, as well as The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, MirrorMask, and Jim Henson’sTurkey Hollow.

With additional locations in New York and London, The Jim Henson Company is headquartered in Los Angeles on the historic Charlie Chaplin lot, complete with soundstage and postproduction facilities. The Company is home to Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™, a pre-eminent character- building and visual effects group with international film, television, theme park and advertising clients, as well as Henson Recording Studios, one of the music industry’s top recording facilities known for its world-class blend of state-of- the-art and vintage equipment. The Company’s Henson Alternative brand is currently touring Puppet-Up! – Uncensored, a live puppet improvisational show.

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About Herschend Enterprises and Herschend Studios

Committed for more than half-a-century to Creating Memories Worth Repeating®, Herschend Enterprises is the largest family-owned attractions corporation in the U.S. Our team of more than 10,000 employees works daily to create wholesome, immersive entertainment experiences with soul and depth for every generation. With a focus on bringing families closer together, we create, develop and operate entertainment, tourism and hospitality properties spanning 24 locations in seven states, attracting over 14 million people annually. Herschend Studios is the media arm of Herschend Enterprises, committed to developing and producing family entertainment for television, film, and publishing.

Today, Herschend Enterprises’ properties include the world famous HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS, award-winning theme parks like SILVER DOLLAR CITY in Branson, MO, and DOLLYWOOD, our partnership with Dolly Parton in Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains, including DOLLYWOOD’S DREAMMORE RESORT, top tier aquariums – NEWPORT AQUARIUM and ADVENTURE AQUARIUM, water parks, hotels, and other highly entertaining standalone attractions. For more information, visit www.hfecorp.com

About Corporation for Public Broadcasting

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), a private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress in 1967, is the steward of the federal government’s investment in public broadcasting. It helps support the operations of nearly 1,500 locally owned and operated public television and radio stations nationwide. CPB is also the largest single source of funding for research, technology, and program development for public radio, television, and related online services. For more information, visit www.cpb.org and follow on Twitter CPBmediaFacebook, and LinkedIn.

About The National Science Foundation (NSF)

NSF is an independent federal agency created by Congress to promote the progress of science. Its goals are to advance the frontiers of knowledge, cultivate a world-class, broadly inclusive science and engineering workforce, and expand the scientific literacy of all citizens. The Advancing Informal STEM Learning Program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; and advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments.

About PBS KIDS

PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers children ages 2-8 the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, digital media and community-based programs. PBS KIDS and local stations across the country support the entire ecosystem in which children learn, including their teachers, parents and community. Provided by stations, the free PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and live stream is available to more than 95% of U.S. TV households. Kidscreen- and Webby Award-winning pbskids.org provides engaging interactive content, including digital games and streaming video. PBS KIDS offers mobile apps to help support young children’s learning, including the PBS KIDS Video app, which is available on a variety of mobile devices and on platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Chromecast. PBS KIDS also offers parent and teacher resources to support children’s learning anytime and anywhere. For more information on PBS KIDS content and initiatives supporting school readiness and more, visit pbs.org/pressroom, or follow PBS KIDS on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

About PBS Distribution

PBS Distribution is the leading media distributor of public media content around the world, reaching audiences through multiple platforms including digital distribution of OTT branded channels, TVOD, SVOD and VOD, as well as through theatrical licensing, DVD and Blu-ray sales, inflight entertainment and international licensing.

PBS Distribution offers consumers and educators over 4,000 programming hours of the highest quality factual, scripted and children’s programming, including films from producer Ken Burns, hit dramas from MASTERPIECE, entertaining and educational children’s series and award-winning documentaries from NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTER, NATURE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE and many independent producers. For over 20 years, the company has extended the reach of programming beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system, stations and producers.

SPLASH AND BUBBLES: ONE BIG OCEAN

Street Date: June 12, 2018

Genre: Kids

Run Time: Approx.80 Minutes

SRP: DVD, $6.99

Format: DVD and Digital HD

Dinosaur Train: Meeting new friends

DISCOVER NEW DINOSAURS AND GO ON EXCITING ADVENTURES IN “DINOSAUR TRAIN: MEETING NEW FRIENDS”

DVD available from PBS Distribution on June 12, 2018

Episodes of the PBS KIDS Series Also Available Now on Digital HD

Arlington, VA – May 31, 2018 – Today, PBS Distribution announced the upcoming release of the new DVD “MEETING NEW FRIENDS,”featuring eight episodes from the popular PBS KIDS’ series DINOSAUR TRAINfrom The Jim Henson Company. Children will join the Pteranodon family as they meet new friends on the trail of the Dinosaur Train. Follow along as the Pteranodons help two new friends find their way back home, meet a Tyrannosaur who has similar features to Buddy,  teach the Dilophosaurus twins to work together, hang out with a 40-foot crocodile, and much more!

DINOSAUR TRAIN: MEETING NEW FRIENDS,” ($12.99 SRP)will be available on DVD June 12, 2018 and has a run time of approximately 88 minutes. Episodes of Dinosaur Train are also available for digital download.

The five-time Emmy-nominated DINOSAUR TRAIN, created by Craig Bartlett (“Hey Arnold!”), is set in a whimsically realistic, prehistoric world of jungles, swamps, active volcanoes and oceans. Each day, DINOSAUR TRAIN helps kids ages 3 to 6 apply scientific thinking as they discover new types of dinosaur species, compare and contrast dinosaurs to today’s creatures and embrace the living sciences of paleontology and natural science. DINOSAUR TRAIN airs weekdays on PBS KIDS (check local listings).

In Emilee’s opinion:
I’ve been a fan of Dinosaur Train since I watched it years ago with my son. I felt that Dinosaur Train is a positive influence on my children and I enjoyed watching this new one called, Meeting New Friends. There are eight stories included and each one we learn more about dinosaur life and about how fun it is to meet new friends. The Pteranodon family took a family trip to meet a Tyrannosaur who was similar to Buddy. My favorite episode was Tiny and the Crocodile because they met a crocodile named Deanna Dienosuchas. They probably should have been afraid of her but instead they found similarities and became friends (thankfully she had a big meal right before they met). Overall, Dinosaur Train: Meeting new friends was packed full of science, natural history and of course dinosaurs. I loved the adventures the Pteranodon family went on and the new information I learned. I definitely recommend any Dinosaur Train DVD.

About The Jim Henson Company

The Jim Henson Company has remained an established leader in family entertainment for over 60 years and is recognized worldwide as an innovator in puppetry, animatronics and digital animation. Best known as creators of the world-famous Muppets, Henson has received over 50 Emmy Awards and nine Grammy Awards. Recent credits include Julie’s Greenroom (Netflix)Dot. (Sprout/Hulu)Splash and Bubbles (PBS), Word Party (Netflix), Doozers (Hulu/Sprout), andthe Emmy®-nominated Sid the Science Kid (PBS)Dinosaur Train (PBS), and Pajanimals (Sprout).  Television productions include Fraggle RockThe Storyteller and the sci-fi cult series Farscape.   Features include Sony Pictures Animation’s The Star, Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, as well as The Dark CrystalLabyrinthMirrorMask, and Jim Henson’sTurkey Hollow. Upcoming productions include The Happytime Murders, starring Melissa McCarthy, and the Netflix original series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Feature films in development include the highly anticipated Fraggle Rock.

With additional locations in New York and London, The Jim Henson Company is headquartered in Los Angeles on the historic Charlie Chaplin lot, complete with soundstage and postproduction facilities. The Company is home to Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™, a pre-eminent character- building and visual effects group with international film, television, theme park and advertising clients, as well as Henson Recording Studios, one of the music industry’s top recording facilities known for its world-class blend of state-of- the-art and vintage equipment. The Company’s Henson Alternative brand is currently touring Puppet-Up! – Uncensored, a live puppet improvisational show.

http://www.henson.com

www.facebook.com/hensoncompany

www.twitter.com/hensoncompany

About PBS KIDS

PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers children ages 2-8 the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, digital media and community-based programs. PBS KIDS and local stations across the country support the entire ecosystem in which children learn, including their teachers, parents and community. Provided by stations, the free PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and live stream is available to nearly 95% of U.S. TV households. Kidscreen- and Webby Award-winning pbskids.orgprovides engaging interactive content, including digital games and streaming video. PBS KIDS offers mobile apps to help support young children’s learning, including the PBS KIDS Video app, which is available on a variety of mobile devices and on platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Chromecast. PBS KIDS also offers parent and teacher resources to support children’s learning anytime and anywhere. For more information on PBS KIDS content and initiatives supporting school readiness and more, visit pbs.org/pressroom, or follow PBS KIDS on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

About PBS Distribution

PBS Distribution is the leading distributor of public media content around the world, reaching audiences through multiple platforms including digital distribution of OTT branded channels, TVOD, SVOD and VOD, as well as through theatrical licensing, DVD and Blu-ray sales, inflight entertainment and international licensing.   

PBS Distribution offers consumers and educators over 4,000 programming hours of the highest quality factual, scripted and children’s programming, including films from producer Ken Burns, hit dramas from MASTERPIECE, entertaining and educational children’s series and award-winning documentaries from NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE and many independent producers. For over 20 years, the company has extended the reach of programming beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system, stations and producers.

DINOSAUR TRAIN: MEETING NEW FRIENDS

Street Date: June 12, 2018

Genre: Kids

Run Time: Approx. 88 Minutes 

SRP: DVD, $12.99

Formats: DVD and Digital HD

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