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Max & Ruby Put Their Spin On Some Favorite Fairytales

Jump for joy! Max and Ruby are back with a new DVD adventure Max & Ruby: BunnyTales!

Press Release from Paramount Home Entertainment

NEW YORK – Jump for joy!  Max and Ruby are back with a new DVD adventure Max & Ruby: BunnyTales!  As usual Max is up to his usual antics but Ruby is there to help maintain order and follow the rules.  Created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, Max & Ruby: BunnyTales! will be released on January 11, 2011 and sold for the suggested retail price of $16.99.  This new edition in the Max & Ruby collection will certainly get kids excited about the New Year!

Nickelodeon’s Max & Ruby is a half-hour animated comedy series based on the children's books by Rosemary Wells. Each episode centers on Max, a determined three-year-old bunny, and his big sister, Ruby, a smart, goal-oriented seven-year-old.  The show offers an empowering message for children by showing Max and Ruby playing together and resolving their differences in ways that are respectful and supportive.

Max & Ruby: BunnyTales! Episode Synopses:

The Princess and The Marbles / Emperor Max's New Suit / Max and the Tree Little BunniesThe Princess and The MarblesWhen Max and his marbles interrupt Ruby’s play, she tells Max he needs to be more sensitive to what other bunnies might want.  She uses the bunnytale of the “Princess & the Marbles” to help him understand.

Emperor Max's New SuitRuby wants Max to try on a new suit in the department store.  When Max says “No new suit, ”Ruby tells him the bunnytale about Emperor Max’s New Suit to explain why he shouldn’t be so picky about his new clothes.

Max and the Tree Little BunniesWhen Max’s blimp threatens to blow Ruby, Louise and Valerie’s paper dollhouses away, it’s time to tell the bunnytale of the Max & Three Little Bunnies.

Ruby's Real Cinderella / Ruby's Hoola Hoop / Max and The MartiansRuby's Real CinderellaRuby and Louise want to play Cinderella, but they don’t want Max to join in because he’s too dirty and grubby. But when Grandma comes with the glass slipper, there’s only one grubby foot that fits in the shoe and only one Cinderella!

Ruby's Hoola HoopLouise is trying to teach Ruby how to hoola hoop, but Max’s toy “Bugs!” keep getting in the way.  When one of his toy bugs falls down the back of her dress, Ruby finally finds her hula wiggle.

Max and The MartiansThe Bunny Scouts want to see Mars through their telescope, and Max finally helps them aim their telescope in the right direction with his toy “Martians!”

Max's Castle / Bunny Hopscotch / Max's GrasshopperMax's CastleRuby and Louise want to build a castle out of blocks but Max just wants to keep adding more.  Ruby has to remind Max that more doesn’t mean better and they want their castle to be perfect.  By the time they’re done, the girls discover that Max’s additions have actually made their castle perfect!

Bunny HopscotchRuby and Louise are playing hopscotch while Max is playing with his cement truck and keeps picking up their stones. Ruby has trouble hopping all the way up and down without losing her balance, but when Max’s cement truck dumps its contents on the hopscotch game, Ruby deftly hops through all of the squares, picking up each of the stones.

Max's GrasshopperMax befriends a grasshopper while Ruby and Louise are trying to do a Bunny Scout experiment to measure how quickly their bean sprouts grow.  When Hoppy starts eating the bean sprouts, the girls are devastated until they realize they can alter their experiment to measure how much higher a grasshopper can hop if it has more energy.

Ruby’s Water Lilly / Max Saves the Parade / Super Max’s CapeRuby’s Water LillyRuby and Louise are determined to make the most beautiful picture out of leaf rubbings, using a leaf from each of the trees in their backyard.  Meanwhile, Roger is keeping Max busy by teaching him how to kick a field goal.  When Max’s football keeps landing near their project, the girls get frustrated.  And it’s Max and his football to the rescue, when they just need one more oak leaf to make their project complete.

Max Saves the ParadeRuby and Louise are making a float for their dollies for the Fall Fun Festival Parade.  Meanwhile, Max and Roger are making a car for the Cool Car Cavalcade.  In the end, the Cool Car is the perfect way for the girls and the dollies to be in the parade.

Super Max’s CapeIt’s fall, so that means it’s time for the harvest!  Ruby is all prepared to harvest all the yummy vegetables that are ripe from the garden.  Max is enlisted to set aside the most beautiful vegetables for her “Horn of Plenty” table decoration. Unfortunately, Max is unable to resist the temptation and by the time Ruby gets inside to start creating her horn of plenty, it’s a horn of empty!

Max & Ruby: BunnyTales! Fast Facts:Street Date: January 11, 2011Catalogue: 821404DVD SRP: $16.99DVD Running Time:  Approximately 98 minutesRating: Not Rated

About Nickelodeon:Nickelodeon, now in its 31st year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 16 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B).

About Paramount Home Entertainment:Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.  PHE is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Paramount Famous Productions, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS and PBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.

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