(May 24, 2001 – Burbank, CA) – Puppies, bunnies and Teletubbies. Children everywhere just can’t get enough of them! And, beginning August 28, 2001, these and other pre-school favorites will come together in “Baby Animals,” the first-ever Teletubbies DVD! This exclusive-to-video new Teletubbies title from Warner Home Video and PBS KIDS Home Video is designed to thrill both children and their families with special, separate DVD features for both kids and caregivers. This debut digital adventure starring Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po will be available for $19.98 SRP, while the VHS edition of “Baby Animals” will be offered for $12.95 SRP. Teletubbies, created by Anne Wood and Andrew Davenport of Ragdoll Ltd. and marketed in North America by The itsy bitsy Entertainment Company, debuted on PBS in April 1998. THE CREDITS PBS KIDS Home Video furthers PBS’s mission of lifelong learning by expanding the availability of PBS’s top-quality programs. PBS, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, is a private, nonprofit media enterprise owned and operated by the nation's 347 public television stations. Serving nearly 100 million people each week, PBS enriches the lives of all Americans through quality programs and education services on noncommercial television, the Internet and other media. More information about PBS is available at PBS.org. PBS Home Video titles are distributed by Warner Home Video, a division of Time Warner Entertainment Company, L.P. The itsy bitsy Entertainment Company (www.itsybitsyE.com – the safehaven for children on the Web) is a Global Children's Entertainment Leader, creating family television, feature film programming and production, consumer products and online entertainment. Founded in 1995 by Kenn Viselman, The itsy bitsy Entertainment Company is dedicated to creating great, imaginative Safehaven Entertainment™, both on the screen and on the shelf. The company has taken a pro-active stand against the proliferation of negative images in the media today by providing fun, funny and safe entertainment that enhances the lives of young children and their caregivers. Properties owned, licensed and marketed by The itsy bitsy Entertainment Company represent the highest-quality entertainment available to children and families throughout the world. The company is firmly driven by its motto: To be free to learn, Children must be free to dream! The itsy bitsy Entertainment Company currently maintains offices on three continents with an eye on imminent expansion to the other four. Ragdoll Ltd. was founded by acclaimed children's television program maker Anne Wood in 1984 with the motto: "Ragdoll Connecting with Children." Worldwide, Ragdoll produced series for pre-school aged children are shown in more than 120 countries and territories, and in the UK are screened by the British Broadcasting Corporation and the Independent Television Network. Titles include Teletubbies, Rosie and Jim, Tots TV, Brum, and Open A Door, and recent awards include the BAFTA (British Emmy) Award for Best Children's Series, Grand Prize at the 24th Japan Prize International Contest in Tokyo for an episode of Teletubbies and three consecutive Indies awards. Anne Wood has received a Fellowship of the Royal Television Society and the CBE (Commander of the British Empire). The company is based in Stratford upon Avon, England. With operations in 78 international territories -- more than the video division of any other studio -- Warner Home Video commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. WHV'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 Company, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Video.
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