MAD Season 1 Part 1 Comes to DVD

The outlandish humor and brilliant pop culture parodies of MAD Magazine are celebrated in MAD, the new animated sketch-comedy series to be released on DVD September 20, 2011, by Warner Home Video (WHV).

Press Release from Warner Home Video

BURBANK, CA -- The outlandish humor and brilliant pop culture parodies of MAD Magazine are celebrated in MAD, the new animated sketch-comedy series to be released on DVD September 20, 2011, by Warner Home Video (WHV). Titled MAD Season 1 Part 1, this hilarious DVD release will feature 13 outrageous episodes that poke fun at everything from superheroes and popular celebrities to history and classic television shows, and much more. The DVD will retail for $19.97 SRP. Prepare to laugh and be entertained with MAD, the new animated laugh-out-loud sketch comedy series from Warner Bros. Animation inspired by the iconic MAD Magazine. Executive produced by Sam Register (Teen Titans, Ben 10, The Looney Tunes Show) and produced by Kevin Shinick (Robot Chicken) and Mark Marek (Crank Yankers), the series offers a twisted mix of humor and animation styles that pull back the curtain and expose the sordid truth behind movies, TV shows, games, and — of course — curtains! Each episode features a collection of short animated parodies, crazy commercials, pretend promos and classic gags inspired by the iconic magazine and including classic material created by such legendary MAD Magazine cartoonists as Sergio Aragonés, Al Jafee and Antonio Prohias.

“For several decades, MAD Magazine has been making readers laugh with its mischievous sense of humor and extraordinary parodies, and we’re delighted to bring the essence of this wonderful publication to DVD with the release of MAD Season 1 Part 1,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WHV Executive Marketing Director of Non-Theatrical Franchise. She added, “MAD reminds us that sometimes it’s okay to laugh at the world around us and to not take things too seriously. It’s a fun, playful title that’s sure to bring out the kid in anyone who watches it.”

MAD premiered on the Cartoon Network in September 2010. The show ranks #1 with boys ages 6-11 and boys ages 12-17 in its time period.

MAD Season 1 Part 1 Featured Episodes:

    * Avaturd/CSiCarly

    * TransBoreMores/Groan Wars

    * 2012 Dalmatians/Grey’s In Anime

    * Star Blecch/Uglee

    * Pirates of the Neverland: At Wits End/Batman Family Feud

    * Wall-E-Nator/Extreme Renovation: House Edition-Superman’s Fortress of Solitude

    * Clifford-field/ Big Time Rushmore

    * Fantastic Megan Fox/MAD vs. Wild

    * I Love You, Iron Man/Ben 10 Franklin

    * Class of the Titans/Zeke and Lex Luthor

    * S’UP/Mouse M.D.

    * Da Grinchy Code/DUCK

    * Snot Pilgrim vs. the Wonderful World of Disney/Malcolm in the Middle Earth

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About Warner Bros. AnimationWarner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, with an innovative and talent-rich roster boasting some of the most accomplished writers, producers and artists working today. The studio is on the cutting edge of animation technology, and has both CG and traditionally animated projects in current production and development. In 2010, WBA unveiled three new CG cartoon shorts that feature iconic Looney Tunes characters Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner, rendered in stereoscopic 3D. The films have been released theatrically, attached to Warner Bros. Pictures releases. For television, WBA currently produces The Looney Tunes Show, Young Justice, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated and MAD for Cartoon Network, and will soon launch Green Lantern: The Animated Series, ThunderCats and more. WBA also creates the highly successful series of DC Universe original animated movies for DVD. Producing for multiple platforms including TV, digital and home entertainment both domestically and internationally, WBA is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as for maintaining the Studio's rich cartoon heritage. It is also the home of the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has been honored with six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents' Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).

About Warner Home VideoWith 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.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment GroupWarner 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.

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