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Team Umizoomi Makes DVD Debut

They’re mini, they’re mighty and they’re built for math! Nickelodeon is bringing its hit animated preschool series that encourages tots to become strong and mighty to DVD with the debut of Team Umizoomi on June 28, 2011.

Press Release from Nickelodeon Home Entertainment

NEW YORK, N.Y. – May 9, 2011 – They’re mini, they’re mighty and they’re built for math!  Nickelodeon is bringing its hit animated preschool series that encourages tots to become strong and mighty to DVD with the debut of Team Umizoomi on June 28, 2011.  The new DVD will take viewers on adventures to learn about numbers, patterns, and important early math concepts.  The DVD contains four episodes, special features, a Math Mission card for on-the-go math problem solving and the guest voice of platinum-selling Jive recording artist Jordin Sparks.  In addition, the DVD includes a one-year free subscription to Parents Magazine. Created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, the Team Umizoomi DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $16.99.

Team Umizoomi features a tiny team of superheroes, Milli, Geo and Bot, who use their mighty math powers to help little kids solve big problems.  The series combines action-adventure missions with an interactive math curriculum designed to help kids develop self-confidence in their math abilities and appreciate the many ways in which math shapes their world.  The Umi Team is not complete without their Umi Friends (home viewers), who help the team along the way while practicing various math skills.  Set to a soundtrack of preschool-friendly pop songs, the series is designed to build upon preschoolers’ conceptual understanding of math as they are exposed to core mathematical concepts like numbers, counting, computations, measurement, patterns and shapes.

Team Umizoomi Episode SynopsesThe Rolling Toy ParadeNick has been picked to lead the Rolling Toy Parade going through Umi City.  As he proudly makes his way to the Park, his lion toy tumbles down a hill, breaks apart and is foraged by park animals!  Team Umizoomi must decode Mr. Squirrel’s doorbell pattern, search his tree trunk burrow for the missing wheels, embark on a high altitude chase with Mama Hawk and teach the Baby Hawks how to braid a pull string.

The Legend of the Blue MermaidTeam Umizoomi discovers the statue of the Blue Mermaid (Jordin Sparks) while visiting the beach.  According to legend, the mermaid with her sparkly blue scales once lived happily in the water by Umi City.  But one day, a scheming squid named Squiddy captured the mermaid so that he could keep her sparkling light all to himself.  The team must count, recognize shapes and identify patterns in order to rescue the Blue Mermaid from Squiddy’s secret sand castle.  It won’t be an easy task as Squiddy will stop at nothing to keep Team Umizoomi from using their mighty math powers to save the day.

Kite FestivalToday is the Umi City Kite Festival and Jeannie is ready to fly her beautiful dragon kite.  Out of nowhere, a strong gust of wind blows the kite out of her hands and scatters its colorful shaped pieces throughout Umi City. Luckily, Geo is a shape expert and the Team is positive they can find all the missing pieces.  They rappel down city billboards, build a hot air balloon and search the tops of skyscrapers.  Can they get Jeannie’s Dragon kite back together in time for the Festival?

Wild West Toy Train ShowGeo can’t wait to meet his friend Ethan at The Smokey Mountain Toy Train Show and see all the cool trains! As he gets ready to leave the Secret Headquarters, the Umi-Alarm sounds.  Ethan’s golden ticket for the show has blown into the exhibit and landed somewhere at the top of Smokey Mountain!  Team Umizoomi springs into action and hops a ride on the toy trains to the top of Smokey Mountain.  Along the way, they use their math powers to get through Crystal Cave, cross Rumble Bridge, pan for gold and build a new engine with Geo’s super shapes.

Team Umizoomi Fast Facts:Street Date: June 28, 2011Catalogue: 821784DVD SRP: $16.99DVD Running Time: 95 MinutesSpecial Features:•    The Blue Mermaid Shapes Under the Sea Game•    Team Umizoomi Videoso    Meet Geoo    Meet Millio    Meet Bot

About Nickelodeon:Nickelodeon, now in its 32nd 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, Insurge Pictures, 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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