NOTE: Artwork shown is from the U.K. release, which is planned to be retained for the USA release.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEARTS ALLIANCE AMERICA AND FABULOUS FILMS JOIN FORCES TO
RELEASE A LIBRARY OF GREAT CLASSIC FAMILY PROGRAMMING
LAUNCHING THIS APRIL WITH THE RELEASE OF
MYSTERIOUS CITIES OF GOLD
New York, NY (January 13, 2009) - Arts Alliance America and Fabulous Films join forces to release a library of great classic family entertainment that has never been released on DVD in the United States. The first release in the collection will be the Mysterious Cities of Gold
, an animated television series for children. It's storyline follows the characters who set out on an adventure across the Americas to find the Mysterious Cities of Gold. The complete series will be available on DVD April 7, 2009.
Approximately two to three titles will be released per quarter in 2009. Other TV classic titles set for release are "The Monster Squad
" and "The Red Hand Gang
." Both shows originally aired on NBC Saturday mornings including Mark Twain's "Huckleberry Finn and His Friends
." The announcement was made jointly today by Joe Amodei, President of Arts Alliance America, and Robert Starks, President of Fabulous Films.
Joe Amodei, states, "We are excited to add Fabulous Films' collection of family entertainment to our library of classic television, and fans of these programs will be happy to know of the special features being offered on each release."
Robert Starks adds, "We are very excited to team up with Arts Alliance. This exclusive sales and distribution arrangement enables us to offer U.S. consumers some of our long awaited TV shows on DVD. Since we are a UK based distributor we are particularly thrilled to offer for the first time ever many long awaited classics, including Mysterious Cities of Gold
Originally airing in Japan in 1982, "Mysterious Cities of Gold
" aired in the US in the 1980's on Nickelodeon and NBC. For many avid fans this is quite simply the greatest animated series ever made. A mix of ancient history, archaeology, and science fiction, the series received rave reviews when it was released in the UK, including, "One of the finest animation shows of our time..." Neo Magazine
, " One of the greatest kid shows ever..." Zoo Magazine
, and Time Out
raved, "It transcends nostalgia and remains as deeply addictive as it was 20 years ago."
TVShowsOnDVD.com states, "This fantastical show is a delight, and reminds us why animated programs from the '80s have become such classics. Mysterious Cities of Gold
has been passionately wanted on DVD by the devout fans who grew up watching this series on Nickelodeon, and want to share it with their own kids. Strong, imaginative writing often combines South American legends with science fiction; it sometimes feels like it was sprung from an episode of Leonard Nimoy's In Search Of
. A real winner!"
"Mysterious Cities of Gold
It is 1532 and Esteban, a Spanish orphan, is on a quest to find his father. He joins a party of Spaniards as they search for one of The Seven Cities of Gold in The New World. Zia, An Incan girl named Zia, and Tao, the last descendant of the sunken empire of Hiva, help Estaban on his search. On their journey, the three of them discover many lost technological wonders of the Mayans, Inca, and Olmecs - including The Golden Condor, a huge solar-powered airship, capable of traveling considerable distances under the sun's power alone. They are constantly pursued by antagonists Gomez and Gaspard, who are also in search of the Cities of Gold.
A special Deluxe Edition of "Mysterious Cities of Gold
" will be available for avid fans, which will include a 32 page collectors booklet, a 12 page historical facts booklet, 6 exclusive postcards and a double sided fold-out poster. This Deluxe Edition will be available for a suggested retail price of $79.95.
In addition, another configuration will be available, including the complete 6-disc series of 39 episodes with bonus features. It will be available for a suggested retail price of $49.95.
ARTS ALLIANCE AMERICA
Arts Alliance America, formerly Hart Sharp Video, was founded in 2003 by Joe Amodei to develop, acquire, market and distribute DVD product in the theatrical feature film, documentaries, special interest and sports categories. The company has built partnerships with Sundance Channel Home Entertainment, ESPN, MLB Productions, Bombo Sports and Entertainment, TV Guide and NESN and other high profile entertainment brands since their inception. Recently released AAA titles include: "The Donna Reed Show: Season One
," "Sunday School Musical
," "Glenn Beck: Unelectable
," and "Planet B-Boy
." For more information please visit artsallianceamerica.com.
Fabulous Films Inc is the content and DVD production division of Fabulous Rights Ltd, A UK TV, games, and production company. It's headquarters are located at Pinewood Studios, England. The Company owns and distributes the rights to many iconic TV and Film productions.