(March 4, 2008 – Burbank, CA) – Consumers will experience living in the lap of luxury and traveling the world in the Mystery Machine when Warner Home Video (WHV) brings the hit animated series “Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Hour: Volume One” to DVD for the first time, May 20, 2008. Titled “Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Hour: Volume One,” this two-disc collector’s set will feature seven entertaining episodes and will retail for $26.99 SRP. Order due date has been set for April 15, 2008. Two of the most enduring Hanna-Barbera characters, Richie Rich and Scooby-Doo were the stars of “The Richie Rich, Scooby-Doo Show,” which originally aired on ABC. The one-hour program combined several shorts, each featuring either Richie Rich or Scooby-Doo, who starred in their own entertaining adventures. Originally created by Harvey Comics, Richie Rich, the child of incredibly wealthy parents is the world’s richest kid. He lives in a mansion in his hometown of Richville and has an allowance that is the envy of children everywhere. Richie is a kind and benevolent boy who has the luxury of going on globe-trotting adventures with his faithful dog Dollar, his best buddies Freckles and Gloria, butler Cadbury and robot maid Irona. Professor Keenbeen, director of the Rich Science Center often comes along for the ride, creating wacky inventions that either help or hinder Richie’s exploits. Scooby-Doo is the beloved, animated mystery-solving canine, who made his original debut on “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!” In this incarnation, Scooby-Doo is featured along with Shaggy and Scrappy. As a trio, they travel the world in the Mystery Machine often with comedic outcomes. DVD Special Features Include: “The Story of Richie Rich” - From comic book origins to animated depictions, a featurette covering everyone’s favorite rich kid. (TRT. Approx. 10 min.) “Richie Rich and Scooby-Doo are two endearing characters loved by kids and adults around the world. We think consumers of all ages will enjoy the selection of shorts featured on this DVD,” commented Amit Desai, WHV Vice President of Family, Animation & Sports Marketing. He added, “WHV is proud to continue bringing newer adventures of classic Hanna-Barbera characters to DVD. Many consumers grew up with these characters, watching them Saturday mornings on TV or reading about them in comic books and they have a special place in their hearts for them. We think ‘Richie Rich/ Scooby-Doo Hour Volume One’ will be a hit with a broad range of viewers.” “Richie Rich/ Scooby-Doo Hour Volume One” will be available on DVD from WHV on May 20, 2008 and will retail for $26.99 SRP. Order due date has been set for April 15, 2008. The Credits Warner Bros. Animation has been producing award-winning original animation since 1930, when it released its first cartoon, “Sinkin' in the Bathtub.” Since then, Warner Bros. Animation’s characters have set the standard for innovative, quality animation. Producing for network and cable television, online, home entertainment and feature films both domestically and internationally, Warner Bros. Animation is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as maintaining the studio’s rich cartoon heritage. Warner Bros. Animation also oversees the creative use of, and production of animated programming based on classic animated characters from the Hanna-Barbera and DC Comics libraries. Warner Bros. Animation is one of the most honored animation studios in history, garnering a grand total of six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, a Humanitas Award, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation). 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 Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.
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