Press Release from Animagic Entertainment Group Inc.
Carpinteria, CA –Animagic Entertainment Group Inc., owner and marketer of the kids’ CGI animated series and merchandise brand The Balloonatiks, has set an October 18 street date for its debut DVD release Balloonatiks: The Collector’s Set, a special collector’s edition DVD, featuring two episodes Meet Deflator and Pop Goes the Balloonatiks. Suggested retail price for the title is $14.95.
Filmed with impressive CGI animation and unique stylistic presentation, Balloonatiks: The Collector’s Set, is the newest addition to The Balloonatiks extensive catalog, which includes two paperbacks, a series of comics and games, and an interactive website.
Balloonatiks: The Collector’s Set is highlighted by the acclaimed voice talent of the internationally renowned actor and multi-tongued voice artist, Mark Hamill, Debi Derryberry, the voice of Jimmy Neutron, and Billy West, most known for several characters on Futurama. The Balloonatiks theme song was performed by Ray Parker Jr., who is most known for writing the Ghostbusters theme song.
In the DVD’s first episode, Meet Deflator, Dr Poppemoff creates an oversized latex monster to do his evil bidding and wreak havoc on Hot Air City. Fortunately for the good citizens of Hot Air City, our favorite mad scientist lacks the necessary talent when it comes to brain-transplanting. Not to mention the necessary skills to take on our illustrious doers of good, the mighty (and expandable) Balloonatiks, who combine their powers to defeat the brain-deprived monster in a climactic battle atop the City's main hot air valve.
Mr. Point, a wacky villain with hair and fingers made of pins, descends upon Hot Air City to proclaim himself king in Pop Goes the Balloonatiks. As Point plots to take power, the Balloonatiks are in their Balloonalair where Bouncer plays a joke on Flator, turning himself into a whoopee cushion! But the gag backfires on Bouncer when he accidentally sits on a rose and gets a leak in his bottom. Duty calls, and our heroes take off to stop Mr. Point, leaving a deflated Bouncer back at the lair. The team employs their powerful B-5 super weapon to stop the Point – but the villain evades them. Mr. Point captures Mayor Windbag and succeeds in taking over city hall. Back at the lair, Bouncer gets help from Professor Swellhead who patches his butt. The ever-resourceful Bouncer turns to the same puncture-proof rubber formula to rescue his comrades and defeat Mr. Point.
The Balloonatiks centers on five ordinary teens mysteriously transformed into rubbery and bouncy balloons, each gifted with incredible abilities from their unique personalities. Flator, the school jock, is able to grow to massive sizes. Airbrain, the smartest kid in school, can use his giant head as a hot air balloon. Squeeker, the pretty and popular cheerleader, uses her high-pitched cheers to paralyze the bad guys. Sparky, the multi-tasking and multi-talented activist of the group can stop opponents in their tracks with lightning bolts. Bouncer, the class clown and food lover, can transform himself into any kind of ball and bounce to amazing heights. The Balloonatiks also features a strong cast of supporting characters including Leaky, the frog-turned balloon mascot, Professor Swellhead, mentor and creator of the Balloonatiks, and Dr. Popemoff, the evil mad-scientist out to take over Hot Air City.
About Animagic Entertainment Group:Headquartered in Carpinteria, California, Animagic Entertainment Group, Inc. is involved in television and DVD production, licensing and merchandising and marketing services. The company is the rights holder for The Balloonatiks, a children’s entertainment brand that includes a CGI animated television series, collection of DVD’s, books and licensed products encompassing a wide range of consumer product categories.