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We hope you will consider the following DVDs from PBS Distribution for inclusion in your upcoming holiday gift giving. They include two DVDs from the ever loving and fondly remembered program Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, with: “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: It’s a Beautiful Day Collection” and “Mister Rogers: It’s You I Like,” critically acclaimed and highly successful “Victoria: Seasons 1 & 2,” the classic story of “Little Women,” and the adventures of “The Durrells in Corfu Seasons 1, 2 & 3.”
“Victoria Seasons 1 & 2”
Queen Victoria is one of the most powerful women the world has ever known. Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) stars as the young queen at the outset of her epic reign, which set the stage for an entire era that would be named in her honor. The run time of each season of Victoria is 480 minutes.
“The Durrells in Corfu, Seasons 1, 2, and 3”
In “The Durrells in Corfu,” Keeley Hawes (Upstairs Downstairs, Wives and Daughters) stars as an intrepid widow who decamps from dreary 1930s England to a sun-dappled Greek island with her four recalcitrant children, ages 11 to 21, in this adaptation of Gerald Durrell’s My Family and Other Animals and its two sequels. The run time of Season 1 is approximately 292 minutes. The run time of Season 2 is approximately 280 minutes. The run time of Season 3 is approximately 384 minutes.
Based on Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel, and set against the background of a country divided, “Little Women” follows the four March sisters on their journey from childhood to adulthood while their father is away at war. Under the guidance of their mother, the girls navigate what it means to be a young woman. Starring Emily Watson, Michael Gambon, Angela Lansbury and Maya Hawke. The run time of the program is 180 minutes.
“Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood”
It’s the year of Mister Rogers; both parents and children can share their love of everyone’s favorite neighbor by celebrating this holiday season with “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: It’s a Beautiful Day Collection,” a special set of 32 memorable episodes and over 15 hours of content. In the DVD, Mister Rogers helps children learn the importance of being kind to others, appreciating what makes everyone unique, recycling and taking care of our planet, and much more in the classic series. The new release also includes a very special bonus episode – the series premiere, in original black-and-white!
“Mister Rogers: It’s You I Like” is a celebrity-filled special that celebrates the iconic and landmark series in the world of children’s television and beyond. Cast members from the groundbreaking series share their personal perspectives and insights in this new program, which pays tribute to television’s longest-running children’s series, still broadcast on many PBS stations today. The program also features interviews with numerous celebrities who have been influenced and inspired by the gentle man himself. It has a run time of approximately 60 minutes.
This holiday season, children can follow their favorite characters and experience new adventures as PBS Distribution and Public Media Distribution offer fun and heartwarming DVDs for gift giving. In “We’re Going On A Bear Hunt,” the adventure begins by travelling through rivers, forests and caves in search of a bear! In “Pinkalicious & Peterrific: Best Pink Present,” Pinkalicous and Peter learn the true meaning of gift-giving, while in “Nature Cat: Winter Dance Party,” the house cat Fred dances, sings and plays in the winter snow. In the three installments of the classic “ ,” pre-teen Anne flourishes into a young woman.
“We’re Going On A Bear Hunt!”
Based on the best-selling bedtime story book written by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, the film follows siblings Stan, Katie, Rosie, Max, the baby, and Rufus the dog, who decide one day to go on an adventure through whirling snowstorms, oozing mud, and dark forests in search of bears!
Featuring the voices of Olivia Colman (The Night Manager, Broadchurch), Pam Ferris (Matilda, Call The Midwife), and Mark Williams (Harry Potter), this animated story is filled with stunning visuals sure to enchant viewers along with its story of perseverance, optimism, and love of nature.
“WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT” has a run time of approximately 25 minutes.
“Pinkalicious & Peterrific: Best Pink Present”
Pinkalicious and her brother Peter celebrate different events that are happening in Pinkville. From making Daddy the perfect wrapping paper to creating the best way to celebrate everything with the Celebrator – it’s hard not to get “wrapped up” in the Pinkville festivities! Episodes included: “The Celebrator,” “Plantastically Pink,” and “The Glitterizer.”
“PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC: BEST PINK PRESENT” has a run time of approximately 40 minutes.
“Nature Cat: Winter Dance Party”
In NATURE CAT children follow Fred, a house cat who dreams of exploring the great outdoors. Once his family leaves for the day, Fred transforms into Nature Cat “a backyard explorer extraordinaire”. “Nature Cat: Winter Dance Party” celebrates the shortest day of the year, with a Winter Solstice Dance Party!
“NATURE CAT: WINTER DANCE PARTY” has a run time of approximately 80 minutes.
“Anne Of Green Gables, Installments 1-3”
Based on the acclaimed best-selling series by L.M. Montgomery and starring Emmyâ and Golden Globe Award-winning Martin Sheen (“Apocalypse Now”, “The West Wing”), comes
the tale of Anne Shirley, a precocious young girl taken from an orphanage and placed in the care of the uptight Marilla Cuthbert and her brother, Matthew. The conservative Marilla has a profound effect on the adventurous Anne and creates a journey of learning and personal engagement that has resonated with generations since L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables was first published in 1908.
Each installment of “ANNE OF GREEN GABLES” has a run time of approximately 90 minutes.
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