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Bravestarr comes to two-disc DVD from BCI

Follow this link to view BCI’s complete press release for The Best Of Bravestarr.

May 25, 2007

NAVARRE CORPORATION’S BCI WELCOMES AN OUT OF THIS WORLD SHOWDOWN WITH BRAVESTARR!

“The Best Of Bravestarr” On DVD July 3rd For The First Time Ever On Planet Earth!

Los Angeles, CA – BCI, a Navarre Corporation Company, and leading UK media company and underlying rights owner, Entertainment Rights Plc (“ER”) will release Bravestarr, the popular animated space western that brought the old west and the future together in an exciting and groundbreaking adventure series. The two DVD set, which will be released under BCI’s Ink & Paint brand, includes the top five fan selected episodes and the theatrical feature film Bravestarr: The Legend. The set will be available July 3rd at a suggested retail price of $24.98.

best-of-bravestarr-cover.jpg“Bravestarr has a strong and loyal following who still remember watching these colorful western characters that are lost in space,” said BCI’s Sr. V.P. Marketing And Acquisitions, Marvin Gleicher. “Bravestarr is the type of animation that’s truly rooted in classic action adventure and science fiction and this series will appeal to kids and adults alike.”

Marshall Bravestarr, a hero of Native American descent, has escaped the destruction of his home world by the villainous Stampede. Now one of the toughest lawmen in the universe, Bravestarr comes to the planet of New Texas to face the good, the bad, and the weird. Aiding him in keeping the peace are his trusty sidekick Thirty-Thirty (a sentient transforming horse), the beauteous Judge Bean, and the diminutive Prairie People. The world of Bravestarr is an action-filled fantasyland loaded with danger, excitement, and a winning mix of great space adventures and classic westerns.

This DVD set includes the feature film Bravestarr: The Legend – the theatrical release that led to the popular syndicated action series – and the top five stories from Bravestarr The Series, as voted by fans of this action-filled 65-episode program! Episodes included are Eye Of The Beholder, To Walk A Mile, Fallen Idol, Tex’s Terrible Night and The Price. “The Best Of Bravestarr” is not just a retro cool collection made for the devoted, but a rediscovery of an animated series that’s sure to gain new fans in the new millennium and beyond!

SPECIAL FEATURES:

•”Saddling Up With Bravestarr: The Legend” Documentary – A look at the origin of television’s most popular animated science fiction western, including interviews with producers, writers, animators, and other Filmation personnel.
•Feature-Length Audio Commentary Track for Bravestarr: The Legend with Producer Lou Scheimer, Director Tom Sito, Voice Actor Pat Fraley, Animator Tom Sito, and Voice Director Erika Scheimer. Hosted by Andy Mangels.
Bravestarr: The Legend Theatrical Trailer
•Rare Footage: Promotional presentation of “Selected Scene” from Bravestarr: The Legend and live-action footage for rotoscoping.
•Image Gallery of Bravestarr: The Legend promotional art and advertising.
•DVD-ROM Material: Script for Bravestarr: The Legend, plus five episodic scripts.
•Booklet with episode guide and trivia fun facts.
•English and Spanish language audio tracks.
•Ink & Paint Trailers.

Producing the special features, documentary and most of the extra content is entertainment writer Andy Mangels, a best-selling novelist, and author of Animation On DVD – The Ultimate Guide.

This release will be supported with a print campaign and internet exposure including viral video and targeted advertising, including special distribution at San Diego Comic-Con 2007.

The entire line of Ink & Paint titles can be viewed at www.inkandpaintdvd.com.

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About Navarre Corporation:
Navarre Corporation is a publisher and distributor of physical and digital home entertainment and multimedia products, including PC software, CD audio, DVD video, video games and accessories. Since its founding in 1983, the Company has established distribution relationships with customers across a wide spectrum of retail channels which includes mass merchants, discount, wholesale club, office and music superstores, military and e-tailers nationwide. The Company currently provides its products to over 19,000 retail and distribution center locations throughout the United States and Canada. Navarre has expanded its business to include the licensing and publishing of home entertainment and multimedia content, primarily through the acquisitions of Encore, BCI, and FUNimation. For more information, please visit the Company’s web site at http://www.navarre.com.

About BCI:
BCI, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Navarre Corporation, is a leading independent entertainment DVD and audio publisher and distributor. Working with licensors from around the world, BCI has acquired an extensive library including animation, action, sports, horror, drama and special interest programming. The BCI brand is committed to bringing the most original product to the marketplace with its innovative marketing programs, bonus features and collectible packaging. The diversity of product has led to the creation of BCI’s labels – Ink & Paint (animation), International Voyage (international programming), Ronin Entertainment (film and television programming from Japan) and Deimos Entertainment (horror, cult and sci-fi films). BCI is uniquely qualified to represent a vast array of content for North American DVD distribution. For more information, please visit www.bcieclipse.com.

About Entertainment Rights:
Entertainment Rights Plc (“ER”) is the UK’s leading global media group specializing in the ownership of high quality children’s and family programming, characters and brands. ER owns or manages the rights to many global characters including Basil Brush®, Postman Pat®, Jess The Cat™, Little Red Tractor™, Rupert Bear®, He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe®, Fat Albert And The Cosby kids™, She-Ra®, Jim Jam & Sunny™, Ghostbusters, The Lone Ranger, Lassie, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, Casper The Friendly Ghost, Felix The Cat and the award-winning VeggieTales. In January 2007, ER acquired Classic Media, the US-based owner of an extensive portfolio of children’s and family characters and brands including Lassie, Underdog, The Lone Ranger, Casper The Friendly Ghost, and Big Idea Productions Inc, producer and creator of the award-winning VeggieTales series of programming which, to date, has sold over 50 million home videos. Since 1999, when ER owned rights to just 39 episodes of programming, ER’s library has grown to circa 8,700 episodes of high quality children’s and family characters and brands. This includes certain rights to global brands such as Mattel’s Barbie™, Scholastic’s Clifford™ and Hasbro’s Transformers™. ER’s wholly owned subsidiary Tell-Tale Productions, created and produced The Tweenies, one of the UK’s most successful pre-school brands. ER has grown rapidly. Annual revenues have increased from $3.5m in 1999 to $60.2m in 2005, the last reported financial year. Visit www.entertainmentrights.com

The Best of Bravestarr

Street Date: July 3, 2007
Order Date: May 25, 2007
Catalog #: 47251-9
Retail Price:$24.98

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