(November 30, 2001 – Burbank, CA) – On February 12, Warner Home Video (WHV) continues its popular and highly successful special interest initiative, Warner Explorations, the only year-long program of the top-selling special interest videos promoted in conjunction with the biggest new theatrical releases. The first Warner Explorations event for 2002 is PREHISTORIC CREATURES, timed perfectly to coincide with both the theatrical release of the CGI spectacular “The Ice Age” as well as the broadcast of the stunning new BBC production “Walking with Prehistoric Beasts,” the long-awaited sequel to the Emmy Award-winning “Walking with Dinosaurs.” Additional titles featured in this dynamic first event include dinosaur-themed favorites from BBC, IMAX, National Geographic and PBS Home Video. As “The Ice Age” thunders into theaters on March 15, interest in the prehistoric period will be at an all-time high. To meet the demand for related product, Warner Home Video will re-price and re-promote a selection of prehistoric-themed titles from the leading special interest brands and will offer the all-new “Walking with Prehistoric Beasts” on VHS for $24.98 SRP (double-cassette) and on DVD for $34.98 SRP (double-disc). The groundbreaking “Walking with Dinosaurs” will be re-priced to $19.98 SRP on VHS (double-cassette) and on DVD to $29.98 SRP (double-disc). The “Allosaurus/Walking with Dinosaurs” gift set, available on VHS only, will be re-priced to $29.92 SRP. “Allosaurus” remains available on VHS at $9.98 SRP and on DVD at $14.98 SRP. The BBC Video™ label is brought to the United States and Canada by BBC Worldwide Americas (BBCWA) and Warner Home Video. BBCWA is a wholly owned subsidiary of BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The BBCWA consumer products division incorporates publishing, audio, music, video and licensed merchandise developed from a host of BBC properties marketed in the US and Canada. Visit BBC Worldwide Americas’ video website at www.bbcamericashop.com or call 1-800-216-1BBC. IMAX Corporation and its subsidiaries comprise one of the world’s leading entertainment technology companies, with particular emphasis on film and digital imaging technologies, including giant-screen images, 3D presentations, digital post-production and digital projection. There were more than 220 IMAX theatres operating in 28 countries around the world as of September 30, 2000. More information on the Company can be found at www.imax.com. IMAX® and The IMAX Experience® are registered trademarks of IMAX Corporation. Building on its reputation for remarkable visual and compelling stories, National Geographic Television (NGT) augments its award-winning documentary production (winner of over 100 Emmys and more than 800 other industry awards) with new prime time drama, large-format and feature-film programming, as well as international broadcast and video distribution. At present, NGT’s programming can be seen in the U.S. on MSNBC and PBS as well as through syndication and home video, and internationally through video distribution and broadcast syndication in more than 100 different outlets in some 90 territories. The National Geographic Channel in the U.S., a business enterprise of National Geographic Television and Fox Entertainment, launched in January 2001. Abroad, those partners are joined by NBC, and the channel reaches 111 countries and over 90 million households in 16 languages. More information about NGT is available on www.nationalgeographic.com. PBS 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 90 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. 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 Entertainment.
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