LARRY THE LAWNMOWER SET TO MOW AWAY
Magna Home Entertainment is pleased to announce the acquisition of the hit Channel 7preschool television series LARRY THE LAWNMOWER for distribution on DVD. FromAmbience Entertainment, the Australian producers of children's programs Sharky'sFriends, GoGo Stop and Erky Perky, LARRY THE LAWNMOWER will be released onDVD for the first time on Wednesday, 2nd December 2009.
Narrated by popular TV personality Jay Laga'aia (Play School, Water Rats, The LionKing Musical), LARRY THE LAWNMOWER is an exciting live action series that features five colourful puppets based on everyday garden tools: Larry the Lawnmower, Tangles the Hose, Wheelie the Wheelbarrow, Rosie the Rake and Flash the Spade. Set in Greenwood Gardens, Larry and his friends work, play and often get up to mischief duringtheir fun adventures as they make make great discoveries about life, the environment,teamwork and friendship.
LARRY THE LAWNMOWER commenced broadcast on Channel 7 in December 2008and has since established a strong fan base and audience share, regularly out-ratinghigh-profile preschool series Hi-5! in key markets during the same timeslot. LeadingAustralian licensing agent Wild Pumpkin has recently been appointed to represent thebrand and a licensing rollout across key categories including toys, games and publishingwill begin in 2010.
"It's great to be working alongside such a passionate and committed team as Magna onthe DVD release of Larry the Lawnmower," says Michael Boughen, Executive Producerat Ambience Entertainment. "After receiving so many requests for Larry on DVD fromparents over the past year, it will be fantastic to deliver the show to the fans in time forChristmas."
Phil Maddison, General Manager at Magna Home Entertainment, says: "We areincredibly pleased to be working with Ambience Entertainment and Wild PumpkinLicensing to bring Larry the Lawnmower to DVD. Larry has legions of fans across thecountry, and this wonderful locally-produced series will be a real winner on DVD."
The first DVD release of LARRY THE LAWNMOWER, entitled Adventures InGreenwood Gardens, will feature 15 episodes from the series and will be availablethrough all good children's DVD retailers from 2nd December.