(June 12, 2007 - Burbank, CA and Sydney, Australia) — Warner Home Video (WHV) and The Wiggles International PTY Limited have reached an agreement for the home entertainment distribution in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada for new and catalog DVD releases from The Wiggles. The announcement was jointly made by Jeff Brown, WHV Senior Vice President and General Manager, TV and Family and Mike Conway, General Manager Business Affairs, The Wiggles International PTY Limited. WHV will be the exclusive home entertainment distributor for newly produced content made exclusively for DVD. WHV will also have distribution rights for Wiggles catalog videos including “Yummy Yummy” and “Magical Adventure.” The initial DVD release from WHV and The Wiggles will be "The Wiggles: Getting Strong!" on October 9, 2007. The DVD features all new songs that children can dance, sing and learn to. It also features the debut of the new yellow Wiggle, Sam Moran. The Wiggles’ unique style of music coupled with their distinctive colored-uniforms and playful attitudes have allowed them to rise in popularity, becoming one of the most popular children’s groups in entertainment history. "The Wiggles Show!" has consistently been a top performer on Disney Channel and can be seen 7 days a week They perform over 150 shows to 750,000 people in the U.S. every year and this year, Six Flags Theme Parks launched exclusive “Wiggles World” themed areas in New Jersey, New England and Chicago. They have sold over 15 million DVDs and videos, more than 2.25 million albums and over 7 million books in the U.S. Regarding the announcement, Brown remarked, “We are delighted to bring this very popular band that specializes in children’s entertainment to the masses. This is the perfect platform for The Wiggles to position themselves as the premier brand for kids.” He added, “The Wiggles released their first DVD in 1991 and have since become a cultural phenomenon in the United States and Canada not just amongst children, but with parents. Warner Home Video is proud to be aligned with such a powerful and important brand for the next generation.” Conway said, “The enthusiasm and support from The Wiggles fans in the US and Canada has truly been incredible. That’s why we’re thrilled to team up with Warner Home Video to release classic song and dance productions with the four original cast members and brand new made-for-DVDs with the updated 2007 group. Fans will continue to be able to own, enjoy and share The Wiggles with their children and grandchildren.” ABOUT WARNER HOME VIDEO With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Video and New Line Home Entertainment.
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