New Releases Streeting 8/5: (‘Little Einsteins: Flight of the Instrument Fairies’, ‘Handy Manny: Manny’s Pet Roundup’)
LITTLE EINSTEINS: FLIGHT OF THE INSTRUMENT FAIRIES – Join the Little Einsteins for a brand new musical mission as they travel to the arctic Northern Lights in Little Einsteins: Flight of the Instrument Fairies premiering on Disney DVD August 5, 2008.
In this latest DVD from the popular Playhouse Disney series, the Little Einsteins star in four adventure-filled stories including a special never-before-seen episode – a must-see for Little Einsteins everywhere. With a little music, singing and dancing YOU can help the gang on their quests – so come along on their latest mission of discovery!
In the never-before-seen episode, Flight of the Instrument Fairies, the Little Einsteins face their most magical mission yet, setting off on an arctic adventure to help a musical band of sprites in far-off Alaska. When summoned by the tiny Violin Sprites to rescue their friends, the instrument fairies, the Little Einsteins forge full speed ahead, battling everything from a caving iceberg to a ferocious polar bear, solving problems with teamwork and friendship and learning lessons about music and the stunning night sky along the way.
In well-loved episode The Puppet Princess, the Little Einsteins travel to Prague to help three silly puppets get to the theater on time – and to help them celebrate the show! Next, it’s off to Vienna for The Glass Slipper Ball. June’s biggest wish is to dance at the Glass Slipper Ball, but will she make it on time…and will her slipper fit? In Little Red Rockethood there’s a twist on an old favorite tale. Rocket’s grandma is sick and looking forward to some special Rocket Soup, but along the way meddling Big Jet creates some mischief, and grandma may not be all she seems!
HANDY MANNY: MANNY’S PET ROUNDUP – Throw on your sneakers and get ready to play chase with Handy Manny and his tools in Handy Manny: Manny’s Pet Roundup, new on Disney DVD on August 05, 2008.
The pets of Sheetrock Hills are on the loose – and it’s up to Manny and the gang to save the day! From the popular Playhouse Disney series, Manny’s Pet Roundup features adventures and excitement from Manny and his gang of talking tools, including a never-before-seen episode along with an “a-mazing” game!
In their latest series of adventures, Manny and his gang face pet problems and creature challenges galore, solving each one with fun and teamwork. In Pet Problem, Manny and the tools are called to help with a group of playful bunnies on the run. In Kitty Sitting, the gang adopts a kitty, but in the process realizes that giving up something you want to help someone else can be a good thing. In Gopher Help, Manny and the tools take on a group of mischievous gophers, while in Renaldo’s Pretzel Castle, the group helps defend the famous local pretzel store from attack by hungry birds. With a little teamwork and yummy treats, Manny and his lively bunch of tools might just be able to round the pets up and bring them home safely!
Wilmer Valderrama of “That ’70s Show” is the voice of the main character, Manny Garcia, who is the best handyman in the town of Sheetrock Hills and uses his box of mismatched tools to help him make repairs all over town. Each episode focuses on teamwork, friendship and the value of community, as well as teaching basic Spanish language skills. In 2007, Handy Manny was a top rated program on Playhouse Disney with preschoolers aged 2-5 (Source: Quarterly
Sales Highlights – U.S.Performance: April-June 2007).
Manny and his tools live by the motto “You break it, we fix it!” Among his tools are Pat, the bumbling hammer; Felipe, the ambitious screwdriver; Turner, the grumpy screwdriver; Stretch, the nearly perfect tape measure; Rusty, the fearful monkey wrench; Squeeze, the curious pliers; and Dusty, the not-so-dainty handsaw.