Miss_Mary_Matilyn_Mouser (18k image)On October 14th, Mary Matilyn Mouser, who voices the title role in Starz Kids & Family’s Eloise, was honored with the “Outstanding Performance Award” at the KIDS FIRST! Film and Video Festival at the Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival. Mouser earned the award specifically for her performance in the series’ special Me, Eloise, now available on DVD. For more information on this achievement, please click:

Star of Eloise Series Receives Outstanding Performance Award at KIDS FIRST! Event in Los Angeles

Newcomer Mary Matilyn Mouser is Recognized for Voiceover Work In Eloise Series and Newly Released DVD Specials

Eloise Airs on Starz Kids & Family Every Sunday at 6 p.m. (ET/PT)

Me, Eloise and Little Miss Christmas are Available Now on DVD from Starz Home Entertainment

Click_for_highres (74k image)Englewood, Colo., Oct. 19, 2006 – Mary Matilyn Mouser, the voice behind Starz Kids & Family’s new exclusive Eloise series received the Outstanding Performance Award from the KIDS FIRST! Film and Video Festival at the Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival on Oct. 14. Mouser accepted the award for her performance in Me, Eloise, also available on DVD from Starz Home Entertainment, at the annual KIDS FIRST! Best of Fest Awards, celebrating the best films at children’s film festivals.

“We were immediately impressed with Mary Matilyn Mouser,” said Wes Archer, director of Eloise. “Like Eloise, she is a very animated girl and her charisma came through in a performance that truly brings Eloise to life.”

A Pine Bluff , Ark. native, Mouser started her career at the age of six when she was chosen as a photo-double for Mel Gibson’s daughter in Signs. Mouser has done voice work for many animated features such as Bambi 2, Tarzan 2, Pompoko, and The Fox and the Hound 2. She has also appeared in guest starring roles on CSI, Without a Trace, King of Queens, Monk, Inconceivable, Scrubs, One Life to Live, and currently has a recurring role on NCIS as Mark Harmon’s daughter.

The magic of Kay Thompson’s storytelling and Hilary Knight’s breathtaking illustrations come to life in the Eloise series and DVDs, the first-ever animated series based on the classic best-selling children’s books. Produced by Film Roman, a Starz Media company, in association with Handmade Films, Eloise features the star-studded voice over talent of two-time Oscar©-nominee Lynn Redgrave (Georgy Girl, Gods and Monsters), Tim Curry (The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Annie), Matthew Lillard (She’s All That, Scooby Doo), Curtis Armstrong (Revenge of the Nerds), and young actress Mouser as Eloise.

Click_for_high_resolution (88k image)With New York City ’s Plaza Hotel as the backdrop, Eloise features the precocious and irrepressible little girl who reigns as its unofficial princess. Residing in the hotel with her “rawther” British Nanny and her pets, Weenie the pug and Skipperdee the turtle, Eloise is the quintessential “city child.” There is never a dull moment for Eloise as she stays busy, busy, busy roaming the floors of the hotel, plaguing the hotel staff and being absolutely mischievous.

World TV premiere episodes of Eloise air on Starz Kids & Family every Sunday at 6:00 p.m. (ET/PT), and the series is available to view on Starz On Demand and download on the new Vongo service. Starz Home Entertainment released the specials Me, Eloise and Eloise: Little Miss Christmas on DVD Oct. 10.

The KIDS FIRST! Film and Video Festival is a project of the Coalition for Quality Children’s Media, a fifteen year-old, non-profit organization whose mission is to educate young people to become critical media users and to promote quality children’s media. The KIDS FIRST! Film and Video Festival stages more than 10,000 film screenings annually for children ages 2 through 18 with major studio support and partnership with more than 100 local organizations nationwide who host the KIDS FIRST! Film and Video Festival events. KIDS FIRST! is strongly committed to promoting quality children’s programming by giving support and exposure where it might not otherwise get it.

About Starz Entertainment
Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a premium movie service provider operating in the United States . It offers 16 movie channels including the flagship Starz® and Encore® brands with approximately 15.1 million and 27.1 million subscribers respectively. Starz Entertainment airs more than 1,000 movies per month across its pay TV channels and offers advanced services including Starz HDTV, Starz On Demand and VongoSM. Starz Entertainment is an operating unit of Starz LLC, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation that is attributed to Liberty Capital Group.

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About Starz Media
Starz Media, LLC, is a programming production and distribution company operating worldwide. It includes the Film Roman, Anchor Bay Entertainment, and Manga Entertainment brands. Its units create animated and live-action programming — including theatrical films — and programming created under contract for other media companies. It distributes that programming, and programming acquired from outside producers, through home video retailers, theaters, broadcasters, ad supported and premium television channels, and Internet and wireless video distributors in the U.S. and internationally. Starz Media is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corp. that is attributed to Liberty Capital Group.

Starz Home Entertainment manages the sales and marketing of programming worldwide directly to the consumer through traditional retail and non-traditional channels. The well-known Anchor Bay Entertainment and Manga Entertainment brands are labels within this division. Content distributed by Starz Home Entertainment includes programs produced by other Starz units as well as independent acquisitions and licensed properties. Anchor Bay content includes programming in the children’s, fitness, horror, television and classical theatrical categories among others. Manga focuses exclusively on production and distribution of the popular Japanese animation category “anime.”