FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWARNER HOME VIDEO RELEASES A CAPTIVATING COLLECTION
OF "SMURFTACULAR" SMURFS EPISODES ON DVD WITH
A MAGICAL SMURF ADVENTURE
AVAILABLE JULY 19, 2011
DVD Release Will Feature 10 Episodes of the Emmy Award-Winning
Series and will be released during the summer of Smurfs!
Burbank, CA - Get your Smurf on with Warner Home Video's (WHV) release of The Smurfs: A Magical Smurf Adventure
, a "super-Smurfy" collection featuring 10 episodes from the hit '80s Saturday morning cartoon series. Available in stores July 19, 2011, this delightful compilation stars everyone's favorite Smurfs, including Lazy, Brainy, Smurfette, Hefty, Clumsy, Papa Smurf, and others in a delightful set of adventures the entire family can enjoy together. The Smurfs: A Magical Smurf Adventure
will retail for $19.97 SRP.
10 "Smurftastic" Featured Episodes Include:
- Smurf Van Winkle - Lazy is tricked into believing he's slept his life away.
- Revenge of the Smurfs - The Smurfs try to get even with an army that's stormed their village.
- Magic Fountain - The Smurfs search for a magic fountain.
- Smurf Me No Flowers - Lazy is led to believe he has only a few days to live.
- The Cursed Country - An evil master captures Smurfs to work in his diamond mine.
- The Blue Plague - Brainy gives the Smurfs a meal that makes them feel like chickens.
- The Ring of Castellac - The Smurfs return a drugged duke to his rightful place.
- A Mere Truffle - Tracker loses his memory while leading the Smurfs on a truffle hunt.
- Gormandizing Greedy - Greedy gains weight after a diet of sweets and desserts.
- Sister Smurf - Smurfette and a young girl are held captive by an old hag.
The Smurfs are a group of over 100 bluish, three-apple tall creatures who live in the mushroom homes of Smurf Village. They are led by 543-year-old Papa Smurf (who doesn't look a day over 530). Their lives would be perfect were it not for their villainous Gargamel, a wizard who spends his days trying to capture them to eat, turn into gold, or for other evil reasons. Gargamel's cat Azrael adds to the menace, always looking for a tasty, Smurfy snack.
Produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions, The Smurfs
originally premiered as part of NBC's Saturday morning programming lineup. The Emmy Award winning series ran for nine seasons on NBC earning a 42% share of the U.S. Saturday morning audience.
"Fans have eagerly been awaiting another installment of The Smurfs
on DVD and we are delighted to bring them another volume of this classic cartoon this summer," said Jeff Brown, WHV Executive Vice President and GM of Non-Theatrical Franchise. He added, "The Smurfs
remain immensely popular decade after decade because the universal messages of love, friendship and respect that they impart in each of their episodes are timeless. Those who grew up with The Smurfs
on TV in the '80s are now eager to pass the joy they experienced while watching this series onto to today's younger generations."
About Warner Home Video:
With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc., commands the largest home entertainment 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 Cinema.
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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.