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DVD Releases For March 11, 2008

DVD Releases include SAM & MAX, BEE MOVIE and APPLESEED: EX MACHINA.

Shout Factory Releases Sam & Max

On March 11th, SAM & MAX: FREELANCE POLICE!!! THE COMPLETE SERIES arrives on DVD, courtesy of Shout! Factory.

The 3-disc set features every episode of the quirky Fox kids show, based on Steve Purcell's popular underground comic filled with screwy quixotic missions jammed packed with nerve-jangling action.

Featuring collectible DVD packaging art with original illustrations by creator Purcell, this 3-DVD box set contains all 13 action-packed episodes and hours of exclusive hyper-kinetic interactive bonus features.

SAM & MAX: FREELANCE POLICE!!! THE COMPLETE SERIES is $34.99.

Sam is a six-foot tall anthropomorphic dog in detective clothing; and Max is a "hyperkinetic rabbity-thing."

They like to call themselves "freelance police" and often travel to different countries and the Moon to solve the most baffling crime mystery of the day.

Exclusive Hyper-Kinetic Bonus Features Include:*A COMIC-CONversation with Steve Purcell!!!,*3 Animated Shorts Originally Seen on Fox Kids,SAM & MAX: OUR BEWILDERING UNIVERSE -- An original animated short written and co-directed by Steve Purcell,*A Look at Telltale Games with Dan Conners, Dave Grossman, and Daniel Herrera,*SAM & MAX SEASON 2 Playable Demo by Telltale Games and*Original Series Bible by Steve Purcell

Won't You Bee Mine? Bee Movie Flies Onto DVD

Honey is very funny in DreamWorks Animation sweetest new animated smash hit, BEE MOVIE, which makes its buzz-worthy debut on DVD on March 11.

BEE MOVIE, written, produced and starring world-renowned comedian Jerry Seinfeld, took audiences by "swarm," earning $274 million in worldwide box office and garnering Golden Globe, Annie and Critics Choice Award nominations for Best Animated Feature Film.

The film boasts an all-star cast of voice talent and a delightful story that is and entertaining for viewers of all ages.

Following the adventures of a honeybee named Barry B. Benson, BEE MOVIE is an uproarious look at Barry's rollicking adventure outside the hive as he proves that even a little bee can spell big changes in the world.

The BEE MOVIE DVD presentation includes a hive-full of bonus material that will keep viewers as busy as...¦well, you know...with hours of "bee"hind-the-scenes features and fun-filled activities.

The two-disc special edition DVD offers fans even more -- alternate endings, lost scenes, commentary by Jerry Seinfeld and the filmmakers, the "TV Juniors" segments that aired on NBeeC, Jerry Seinfeld's in-costume flight over the Cannes Film Festival, an inside look at the cast, a music video, a DreamWorks Animation Video Jukebox, a look at the technology behind the film and the early live-action trailers.

The DVD will also be available as a single disc.

For Jerry Seinfeld fans, the BEE MOVIE two-disc Special Edition DVD presentation brings home MORE JERRY and MORE BARRY:

*MORE JERRY (Disc 1) includes:

*Jerry & Filmmaker Commentary,*TV Juniors -- Hilarious "behind the scenes" segments with Jerry Seinfeld that aired on NBeeC,*Live Action Trailers -- Early trailers for Bee Movie that only Jerry Seinfeld and his friends -- including Chris Rock and Steven Spielberg -- could have come up with,*Alternate Endings -- Find out how the film could have ended with special commentary,* Jerry's Flight Over Cannes -- Jerry's famous entrance to the world-renowned festival created international buzz,*Inside The Hive: The Cast of BEE MOVIE -- A close-up look at the all-star cast of voice talent and*Lost Scenes with Commentary

*MORE BARRY (Disc 2) includes:

*WE GOT THE BEE Music Video,*DreamWorks Animation Video Jukebox,*Tech of BEE MOVIE,*Meet Barry B. Benson,*DreamWorks Animation Kids: The Buzz About Bees, The Ow! Meter, That's Un-BEE-lievable!, Pollination Practice and Be A Bee.

The Bee Movie single-disc DVD is available in either widescreen or full screen and delivers hours of comedy and fun for viewers of all ages.

Baby's First Sounds: Discoveries For Little Ears

The newest addition to the Baby Einstein DVD collection, BABY'S FIRST SOUNDS: DISCOVERIES FOR LITTLE EARS delightfully introduces little ones to some of the first sounds babies hear, is on DVD March 11.

From the "ba" sound in baby and the "ah" sound in arm, to the "pa" sound in papa and the "ma" sound in mama, BABY'S FIRST SOUNDS: DISCOVERIES FOR LITTLE EARS exposes babies to various first sounds familiar to babies around the world.

Hosted by a buzzing Baby Bee puppet and featuring baby-friendly, real world images that are complemented by the classical sounds of Mozart and Schubert, BABY'S FIRST SOUNDS: DISCOVERIES FOR LITTLE EARS encourages interaction between parents and little ones by inviting them to engage and participate out loud, while discovering the magic of sounds together.

BABY'S FIRST SOUNDS: DISCOVERIES FOR LITTLE EARS engages little ones' interest by first exposing them to the common sounds from around the world. Each sound is then said out loud several times to encourage little ones to repeat what they hear and to join in the fun.

In addition to introducing first sounds, BABY'S FIRST SOUNDS: DISCOVERIES FOR LITTLE EARS incorporates familiar songs, such as TWINKLE, TWINKLE LITTLE STAR and recognizable nursery rhymes, including HUMPTY DUMPTY and HEY DIDDLE, DIDDLE, to encourage parents and little ones to sing out loud together.

Bonus features further emphasize parent-child interaction, which is an important component of BABY'S FIRST SOUNDS: DISCOVERIES FOR LITTLE EARS.

Designed to provide caregivers with tips on how to engage and interact with baby around the theme of "first sounds," the bonus features include "Fun With Phonemes" where Baby Einstein puppets introduce little ones to the sounds of the world and feature real-world images that correspond to the sound heard on screen.

BABY'S FIRST SOUNDS: DISCOVERIES FOR LITTLE EARS is the 26th DVD title from The Baby Einstein Company, the award-winning creator of the infant developmental media category and bestselling brand of videos for infants and toddlers, from birth.

As with every Baby Einstein DVD, BABY'S FIRST SOUNDS: DISCOVERIES FOR LITTLE EARS features multi-language viewing options including English, Spanish and French.

Uncensored, Never Seen Director's Cut of Imaginationland

Comedy Central's Home Entertainment is releasing SOUTH PARK'S IMAGINATIONLAND to DVD on March 11.

In this uncensored, never-before-seen director's cut, the doors of the world's imagination are thrown wide open and the boys of South Park are transported to a magical realm in their greatest odyssey ever.

Stan, Kyle, and Butters find themselves in Imaginationland just as terrorists launch an attack that unleashes all of mankind's most evil characters imaginable.

With the world's imaginations spinning out of control, the government prepares to nuke Imaginationland to put an end to the chaos.

Racing against time to prevent nuclear annihilation, the citizens of Imaginationland realize their only hope of salvation lies with the unlikeliest of heroes: Butters.

Ignoring the impending apocalypse, Cartman goes all the way to the Supreme Court to get justice for his case of dry balls.

SOUTH PARK'S IMAGINATIONLAND will also be available at www.southparkstudios.com/imaginationland.

SOUTH PARK'S IMAGINATIONLAND is a feature-length DVD movie with all-new material added. For the first time ever on DVD, the series is completely uncensored and features audio commentary from the co-creators and executive producers, Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

The DVD release also includes storyboards. In addition, fan favorite episodes "Woodland Critter Christmas" and "Manbearpig" are part of the bonus materials.

Lil' Bush Season One On DVD

Released by Comedy Central Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment, LIL' BUSH: RESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES -- Season One (Uncensored) DVD arrives in stores nationwide on March 11 and also available at shop.comedycentral.com.

During the inaugural season viewers got a chance to see Lil' Bush and Tony Blair become cheerleaders, the Lil' Gang unleash weapons of mass destruction and Lil' Bush make a statement with his Aquaman underpants while facing off against Lil' Kim Jong Il.

The Gang also went on a panty raid against an Al Qaeda training camp and attempted to speed up global warming.

LIL' BUSH: RESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES -- Season One (Uncensored) DVD features the following bonus material: audio commentary with cast and creators and also by Jerry Springer, Ralph Nader, and Tucker Carlson; a never-before-seen bonus episode; Lil' George's White House Tour; behind-the-scenes footage featuring interviews and a table read with the cast and creators.

Woo's Appleseed On DVD

On March 11, Warner Home Video presents John Woo's (MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE II, FACE/OFF) first anime production, APPLESEED: EX MACHINA, directed by Shinji Aramaki (APPLESEED, BUBBLEGUM CRISIS) on DVD, HD DVD and Blu-Ray Disc.

This all-new original movie will also be available OnDemand and Pay-per-View as well as offered for download on March 11.

Based on the popular science fiction manga from renowned creator Shirow Masamune (GHOST IN THE SHELL), APPLESEED: EX MACHINA follows partners and lovers, Deunan and Briareos.

As members of ESWAT, the elite forces serving Olympus, they are deployed wherever trouble strikes. The two fighters find their partnership tested in a new way by the arrival of Tereus who uncannily resembles Briareos before the wartime injuries that led to his becoming a cyborg.

At the same time, Olympus finds itself under a stealth attack. Cyborg terrorism, deadly nanotech zealots, and rioting citizens are just some of the threats that Deunan must contend with as she fights to save Olympus and her relationship.

APPLESEED: EX MACHINA will be available on DVD for $24.98 SRP. There will also be a 2-disc Limited Edition DVD Collector Set containing extra bonus materials and packaged in a steel book case available for $34.98 SRP.

All of the content from the 2-disc Limited Edition DVD Collector Set will be available on HD DVD and Blu-Ray Disc for $34.99 SRP.

APPLESEED: EX MACHINA DVD's special features include:*"Team-Up: John Woo and Shinji Aramaki" (Documentary featurette) -- The story of two top talents, John Woo, lauded live-action filmmaker, and Shinji Aramaki, acclaimed animation director, working in tandem to launch a shared vision for APPLESEED:EX MACHINA.

*"Revolution: Animating Ex Machina" (Documentary featurette) -- A team of revolutionary animators introduce a new technology to the trade, while facing the challenge to balance frenetic action and slick, sci-fi visuals with real emotion and humanity.

"Audio Commentary" -- An audio-only commentary featuring producer Joe Chou and renowned anime expert Jerry Beck (BEHIND THE TUNES).

The 2 disc Limited Edition DVD Collector Set will feature even more extras including:

*"Shirow's Journey: The Appleseed Chronicles" -- (Documentary featurette) –. From manga to anime, this is the definitive Appleseed history that doubles as a testament to the legendary writer/artist Shirow Masamune and the complex world he created in this vision of the future.

*"Appleseed Ex Machina: East Meets West" (Documentary featurette) -- Examining the anime phenomenon from the perspectives of both the Eastern and Western cultures, while exploring the similarities and differences in the ways that fans enjoy the art form.

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