Lionsgate acquires exclusive home entertainment distribution rights for the beloved children’s series britt allcroft’s magic adventures of mumfie



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LIONSGATE ACQUIRES EXCLUSIVE HOME ENTERTAINMENT DISTRIBUTION RIGHTS FOR THE BELOVED CHILDREN’S SERIES

BRITT ALLCROFT’S MAGIC ADVENTURES OF MUMFIE

The First Release Mumfie’s White Christmas Arrives November 12

On DVD, Digital Download, Video On Demand And Pay-Per-View

SANTA MONICA, CA, AUGUST 27, 2013 – Lionsgate, a leading global entertainment company, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Britt Allcroft, creator of the award winning children’s television shows “Thomas and Friends” and “Shining Time Station,” to acquire the home entertainment distribution rights to “Britt Allcroft’s Magic Adventures of Mumfie.” Lionsgate will serve as the exclusive home entertainment distributor of Mumfie programming for all packaged media and digital platforms, which includes 79 episodes of the series as well as the Mumfie’s Quest Movie and Mumfie’s White Christmas.

“I am very happy to be partnering with Lionsgate to bring Mumfie back to families and kids of all ages,” said Britt Allcroft, creator of the “Britt Allcroft’s Magic Adventures of Mumfie” television series.

The children’s series “Britt Allcroft’s Magic Adventures of Mumfie” premiered first on British T.V. and then on the Fox Kids Network for five seasons in the 1990s and ranked as one of the top-rated shows in its time slot. The series follows Mumfie, a special little elephant, who sets off to find adventure meeting new friends Scarecrow and Pinkey the flying pig along the way. Themes of magic, mystery and friendship plus a cast of memorable characters, captivating stories and a rich musical score provide enchanting, classic entertainment for children and all those who are young at heart.

The first release of this long-term partnership will be the magical Mumfie’s White Christmas arriving on DVD, Digital Download, Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View on November 12. Join Mumfie, Scarecrow and Pinkey on their unforgettable quest across sea and snow to ask Santa for a wintery white Christmas. Though their journey takes some unexpected turns, with the help of familiar friends like Whale, Napoleon and the mysterious Black Cat, as well as new ones like a high-flying reindeer and a magic little snowbird, Mumfie discovers the value of kindness and the true meaning of Christmas.

Perfect for sharing with young children over the holidays, the “gentle, smart and beautifully animated” (New York Daily News) Christmas special plus three holiday-themed episodes of the show will be available on DVD for the suggested retail price of $9.98.

PROGRAM INFORMATION
Year of Production: 1995

Title Copyright: © 2013 Britt Allcroft Productions LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Type: TV on DVD
Genre: Animation, Children/Series, Family
Rating: Not Rated
Closed Captioned: English

Subtitles: None

Feature Run Time: 68 minutes

DVD Format: 4x3 Full Screen (1.33:1)
DVD Audio Status: 2.0 Dolby Digital

Website: www.mumfieand.me

ABOUT LIONSGATE

Lionsgate is a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms and international distribution and sales. The Company has built a strong television presence in production of primetime cable and broadcast network series, distribution and syndication of programming and an array of channel assets. Lionsgate currently has 28 shows on 20 networks spanning its production, distribution and syndication businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as the multiple Emmy Award-winning Mad Men, Nurse Jackie, Anger Management, the network series Nashville, the syndication successes Tyler Perry's House of Payne, its spinoff Meet the Browns and The Wendy Williams Show as well as the new series Orange Is The New Black.

 

Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the blockbuster first installment of The Hunger Games franchise, The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Now You See Me, Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, Tyler Perry’s Temptation, Warm Bodies, Texas Chainsaw 3D, The Expendables 2, The Possession, Sinister, The Cabin in the Woods and Arbitrage.



 

Lionsgate's home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rate. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 15,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company's core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.



ABOUT BRITT ALLCROFT

Britt Allcroft is an award-winning writer, director and producer who first brought the stories of Thomas the Tank Engine to children worldwide through television in the 1980s. She learned her craft at BBC TV in London and has created many shows for television, film and stage, often with music and dance. Britt has been working and living in the US for many years. Britt Allcroft Productions LLC is her family owned entertainment company whose primary focus is multi-media family entertainment.



For artwork and additional information on this release, e-mail Geovani Rocha at geovani_rocha@bhimpact.com
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