Slumdog Millionaire, Marley & Me, Seven Pounds on DVD/Blu-ray, Plus Schoolhouse
-- Bonus Episode: FIFI AND THE FLOWERTOTS "Hole Lot of Fun"
GOOSEBUMPS: RETURN OF THE MUMMY and THE SCARECROW WALKS AT MIDNIGHT on DVD
Excavate a world of spine-tingling spooks and piercing screams as your favorite frightening characters come to life with two all-new GOOSEBUMPS DVD collections -- RETURN OF THE MUMMY and THE SCARECROW WALKS AT MIDNIGHT, arriving for the first time on DVD on March 31 from Fox Home Ent. Based on the worldwide phenomenon spawned by Scholastic's bestselling book series by R.L. Stine, GOOSEBUMPS has been published in over 32 languages and sold more than 300 million copies worldwide. Adapted for TV by Scholastic Media, the series returned to television last October on Cartoon Network and boasted a Top-10 overall ranking in primetime with kids 9-14 during the month of October 2008. The live-action series, which originally aired from 1995-1998 on Fox, tells the spookily outrageous and funny tales of ordinary kids who find themselves in extraordinary and scary situations.
Momentum for the property has been reinvigorated with a new GOOSEBUMPS HORRORLAND book series that was released earlier this year. The series features a universe of recurring characters and serialized tales that slowly reveal the terrifying secrets hidden in HorrorLand -- a frightening, vast theme park that serves as the series' backdrop. As well, a GOOSEBUMPS HORRORLAND Video Game from Scholastic Interactive debuted in October. This multi-platform, hair-raising adventure game is set in a fright-themed amusement park filled with thirty other thrilling rides and bone-chilling attractions. Adding to the momentum, the newly designed official Goosebumps website (www.scholastic.com/goosebumps) garners over one million visits per month and the audio collection complementing the new book series is available for download on Audible.com, AudibleKids.com and iTunes. Columbia Pictures also acquired rights to adapt the bestselling book series into a theatrical feature.
These two new GOOSEBUMPS DVD titles include hair-raising adventures, monster mysteries, creepy tombs, a four thousand year old Mummy, a spooky attic, twelve menacing scarecrows, a phone that won't stop ringing and more terrifying tales.
RETURN OF THE MUMMY contains the following episodes:
"Return of the Mummy": Gabe visits his archaeologist uncle in Egypt just in time to watch him unearth the tomb of a great prince -- which might be exciting if disturbed mummies didn't seek revenge on whoever wakes them from the dead!
"Don't Wake Mummy": Jeff Carter doesn't really want to hug the 4,000-year-old mummy he received from his daddy, especially when the vengeful ragman rises from its sarcophagus!
"You Can't Scare Me": Frustrated friends Eddie and Hat decide to scare a show-off pal with Mud Monsters at Muddy Creek. But their dirty deed backfires!
THE SCARECROW WALKS AT MIDNIGHT contains the following episodes:
"The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight:" There's something funny about Jodie and Mark's grandparents' farm, but nobody is laughing, especially when twelve strange new scarecrows scare more than just the crows.
"Don't Go to Sleep": Matt Amsterdam wishes his family were different -- until he wakes up from a nap in the attic to find that things are suddenly very different.
"Calling All Creeps:" Ricky Beamer hopes for revenge when he puts a mean girl's phone number in a personal ad. But when he starts getting scary midnight calls, he's the one getting the creeps.
HANDY MANNY: MANNY'S GREEN TEAM on DVD
Are YOU ready to Go Green with Manny? Manny and his gang of talking tools want to help save the earth and you can help in HANDY MANNY: MANNY'S GREEN TEAM, new on Disney DVD on March 31, 2009.