Barbie(TM) Presents an All-New Animated Feature Based on the Beloved Character Thumbelina
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Barbie(TM) Presents an All-New Animated Feature Based on the Beloved Character Thumbelina BARBIE(TM) PRESENTS THUMBELINA A Charming Contemporary Tale with a Modern Twist. Barbie(TM) Presents Thumbelina is Available Exclusively on DVD on March 17, 2009 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Discover an all-new, magical world beneath the wildflowers when Barbie(TM) Presents Thumbelina premieres exclusively on DVD on March 17, 2009 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. This fresh new twist on the beloved character brings a "green" perspective to a classic fairy-tale. Harnessing the magic of nature, Barbie(TM) as Thumbelina, sets out to prove that even the smallest person can make a big difference. With enough joy and laughter to delight the entire family, Barbie(TM) Presents Thumbelina comes with exclusive bonus features; two environmentally themed interactive games. This exquisitely animated adventure inspires the value of friendship, working together and making a difference no matter how big or small, will be enjoyed time and time again. An irreplaceable addition to any Barbie(TM) collection or the perfect beginning for a brand new one, Barbie(TM) Presents Thumbelina is available only on DVD at a suggested retail price of $19.98. A BOUQUET OF BONUS FEATURES! -- Flying Fairy Recycling Game -- Thumbelina's Green Thumb Challenge Beginning March 17, 2009, consumers will be able to purchase and download Universal Studios Home Entertainment's Barbie(TM) animated features from select online destinations, including iTunes. In addition to Barbie(TM) Presents Thumbelina, available titles online include Barbie(TM) in The 12 Dancing Princesses, Barbie(TM) Fairytopia(TM): Magic of the Rainbow(TM), Barbie(TM) as The Island Princess, Barbie(TM)Mariposa, and Barbie(TM) & The Diamond Castle. SYNOPSIS: Barbie(TM) Presents Thumbelina - a brand new tale with a classic character. Meet a tiny girl named Thumbelina who lives in harmony with nature in the magical world of the Twillerbees(TM), hidden among the wildflowers. At the whim of a spoiled young girl named Makena, Thumbelina and her two friends have their patch of wildflowers uprooted and are transported to a lavish apartment in the city. Here they learn of construction plans that threaten to destroy the land of the Twillerbees(TM)! Harnessing the magic of nature, Thumbelina sets out to prove that even the smallest person can make a big difference. TECHNICAL INFORMATION: Street Date: March 17, 2009 Copyright: 2009 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved. Price: $19.98 SRP, $14.95 M.A.P. Selection Number: 63108791 Running Time: Approx. 1 hour, 15 minutes Layers: DVD-9 Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Rating: NR Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 5.1, English, French and Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0, English SDH For artwork, please log on to our website at www.ushepublicity.com or fax your request to Universal Studios Home Entertainment Publicity at (818) 866-0226. Universal Studios Home Entertainment is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is a part of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80%-owned by General Electric, with 20% owned by Vivendi. About Mattel Mattel, Inc., (NYSE: MAT, www.mattel.com) is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products. The Mattel family is comprised of such best-selling brands as Barbie(R), the most popular fashion doll ever introduced, Hot Wheels(R), Matchbox(R), American Girl(R), Radica(R) and Tyco(R) R/C, as well as Fisher-Price(R) brands, including Little People(R), Power Wheels(R) and a wide array of entertainment-inspired toy lines. Mattel is recognized as one of 2008's "100 Best Companies to Work For" by FORTUNE Magazine. With worldwide headquarters in El Segundo, Calif., Mattel employs more than 30,000 people in 43 countries and territories and sells products in more than 150 nations. Mattel's vision is to be the world's premier toy brands--today and tomorrow. CONTACTS: Universal Studios Home Entertainment Cathy Scott Publicist on Behalf of Universal Studios Home Entertainment (818) 777-2424 Cathy.Scott@nbcuni.com Lea Porteneuve Vice President, Communications and Publicity (818) 777-1391 Lea.Porteneuve@nbcuni.com SOURCE Universal Studios Home Entertainment Cathy Scott, Publicist, +1-818-777-2424, Cathy.Scott@nbcuni.com, for Universal Studios Home Entertainment; or Lea Porteneuve, Vice President, Communications and Publicity of Universal Studios Home Entertainment, +1-818-777-1391, Lea.Porteneuve@nbcuni.com
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