(March 31, 2010 – Burbank, CA) – Get snug as a bug with your favorite Sesame Street friends as Warner Home Video (WHV) and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, release “Firefly Fun and Buggy Buddies” on DVD June 1, 2010 for $14.98 SRP. This entertaining DVD features three stories that will educate children all about insects with celebrity appearances by Jenny McCarthy and Molly Shannon that will be released just in time for summer vacation! Order due date is April 27, 2010. The “Firefly Fun and Buggy Buddies” DVD is a compilation of three exciting and educational stories for children ages two through five. In one story, join Telly and Baby Bear as they cheer up a sad firefly. In another segment, Nat the shelter worker at the Bug-a-Wee Bug Shelter, played by actress Molly Shannon, helps Oscar’s pet worm, Slimey, choose the perfect pet bug! “Firefly Fun and Buggy Buddies” also features an episode from Elmo’s World all about bugs in which actress Jenny McCarthy gives an educational and fun lesson about the word “insect.” Also watch as Sesame Street’s own resident Twiddlebugs identifies a caterpillar. “Warner Home Video is thrilled to release the latest edition in the Sesame Street collection with ‘Firefly Fun and Buggy Buddies,’” said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President, of Family, Animation & Partner Brands Marketing. “Children everywhere continue to love Sesame Street and we are certain families will enjoy this educational and fun DVD.” Celebrating its impressive 40th anniversary last year, Sesame Street is the longest-running program in children’s television. The series has received more Emmy awards than any other show in television history, including a Lifetime Achievement Award honoring its 40th year. Over 8 million viewers tune-in to Sesame Street each week to see their favorite furry monsters including Big Bird, Elmo, Bert & Ernie, Grover, Oscar and Cookie Monster. In addition to a hit show, Sesame Street continues to be a retail powerhouse with over 4 million DVDs sold each year and more than $1.5 billion in licensed merchandise sales. About Sesame Workshop Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization that revolutionized children’s television programming with the landmark Sesame Street. The Workshop produces local Sesame Street programs, seen in over 140 countries, and other acclaimed shows to help bridge the literacy gap including The Electric Company and Pinky Dinky Doo. Beyond television, the Workshop produces content for multiple media platforms on a wide range of issues including literacy, health and military deployment. Initiatives meet specific needs to help young children and families develop critical skills, acquire healthy habits and build emotional strength to prepare them for lifelong learning. Learn more at www.sesameworkshop.org. About Warner Home Video With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, a division of the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, 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. About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment/videogames, direct-to-DVD production, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. WBHEG is responsible for the global distribution of content through DVD, electronic sell-through and VOD, and delivery of theatrical content to wireless and online channels, and is also a significant worldwide publisher for both internal and third party videogame titles.
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