HIT Ent. Offers Slate Of New Programming At NATPE 2007

HIT Ent. offers a slate of new program offerings at NATPE 2007. Representatives for HIT's award-winning catalog may be reached at Booth #1540 throughout the show.

BOB THE BUILDER is a key part of preschool children's lives, as he hammers out solutions to new problems in more than 200 countries worldwide. In BOB THE BUILDER -- PROJECT: BUILD IT, the #1 pre-school television series in the U.S., Bob and his team move to Sunflower Valley to build an echo-friendly town from the ground up.

Based on the best selling series of classic children's storybooks by Katharine Holabird, the ANGELINA BALLERINA television series follows the adventures of the little star who dances her way to her big dreams with grace and determination. Angelina Ballerina captures both the joys and frustrations of growing up, as the little mouseling dares to follow her dreams and discovers that the journey of realizing them is just as much fun!

THOMAS & FRIENDS, a top-rated series on PBS KIDS in the U.S., has been making tracks to great destinations for more than 60 years with stories of adventures from the railways on the Island of Sodor. The THOMAS & FRIENDS animated series, narrated by a Storyteller, features Thomas the Tank Engine, a true blue engine who proudly wears the "#1" on his side and a cast of track stars, including James, Percy, Emily, Henry and Gordon, as well as Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway, who keeps everything running smoothly. As children embark for fun and excitement with their engine friends, adventures unfold that lead to timeless life lessons such as discovery, friendship and cooperation.

FIREMAN SAM, airing in more than 90 countries and recently introduced in the U.S. on PBS KIDS Sprout, is the Ultimate Hero Next Door, always racing to the rescue of his friends and colleagues in perilous situations. Based in the pleasant village of Pontypandy, Fireman Sam tells the courageous and brave tales of the emergency and rescue services. Fires need to be put out; children need to be rescued from quarries; cats need to be rescued from trees, and luckily Fireman Sam and his trusted crew are always there to help. The series also promotes important messages of safety for children.

Starring the irreverent and charming young penguin, Pingu, THE PINGU SHOW welcomes viewers into his whale-shaped fun house, and features a narrator, new adventures and fantastic penguin fun facts!

Other animated series available from HIT Ent. at NATPE 2007, include:* FRANCES -- Based on the beloved books by Russell Hoban, Frances, an all-new series produced by The Jim Henson Co., follows the day-to-day adventures of a high-spirited and precocious 4-year old badger and her family and friends. * KIPPER - Based on the best-selling books by Mick Inkpen, Kipper is a curious dog with an over-active imagination, which gets involved in hilarious escapades with his friends Tiger, Arnold, Pig and Jake. * RUBBADUBBERS -- Rubbadubbers follows the exploits of a group of bath toys, whose lively minds take them on incredible journeys when bath time is over.* MAGIC ADVENTURES OF MUMFIE -- Mumfie, a special little elephant who sets off to find adventure, befriends Scarecrow and Pinkey the flying pig. Together, this threesome enjoys magic, mysteries and music in this memorable series.

For more information, visit www.hitentertainment.com.

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