SID AND MARTY KROFFT’S H.R. PUFNSTUF CELEBRATES 40 YEARS Iconic Children’s Series Presented in Standard and Collector’s Editions with All 17 Episodes on Three Discs, and a Rare Episode of “Horror Hotel” on DVD for the First Time Ever Collector’s Edition Accompanied by Exclusive Bobblehead Both Sets Due Out April 12 from Vivendi Entertainment LOS ANGELES (February 24, 2011) – As H. R. Pufnstuf marks 40 years since the series ended its trailblazing run on Saturday mornings, Vivendi Entertainment honors the iconic Sid and Marty Krofft creation with H. R. PUFNSTUF: THE COMPLETE SERIES. This three-DVD collection features all 17 episodes, which were originally broadcast between 1969 and 1971. Presented in standard and collector’s editions, both versions include the entire series accompanied by downloadable vintage coloring sheets, and – for the first time ever on DVD – the rare series episode, “Horror Hotel.” In addition, the Collector’s Edition comes with an exclusive H.R. Pufnstuf bobblehead. Each will be available April 12 at all retail outlets for a suggested list price of $24.99 (standard) and $34.97 (collector’s). Four decades have past since H. R. Pufnstuf left NBC airwaves, but the colorful series remains popular, not only among those reliving their childhood, but also with others discovering the whimsical world of Living Island for the first time. As a testament to the series’ longevity, Los Angeles based KCET, the largest independent public television station in the country, recently added H. R. Pufnstuf to its weekend line-up of children’s programming. H. R. PUFNSTUF: THE COMPLETE SERIES is the latest release to stem from the partnership the Krofft brothers and Vivendi Entertainment formed last year. The ongoing collaboration promises to produce a series of DVD sets and compilations that will spotlight the sibling puppeteer’s iconic catalog of children’s television shows. One of those programs, Lidsville, is heading to the big screen courtesy of DreamWorks Animation. The Krofft brothers will serve as executive producers for the project, which marks the first animated feature film adaptation of their work. The Kroffts have been producing entertainment treasured by families for more than 40 years. Sid & Marty rose to prominence in the ’70s with a series of remarkable programs that featured elaborate sets and fanciful characters. H.R. Pufnstuf was the first in a long line of popular programs created by the Kroffts, including The Bugaloos, Land Of The Lost, Sigmund & the Sea Monsters and The Krofft Supershow to name but a few. The Krofft’s success led them to produce various prime-time series and specials, including The Brady Bunch Hour, The Donny & Marie Show and Barbara Mandrell & The Mandrell Sisters series. For additional information regarding H. R. PUFNSTUF: THE COMPLETE SERIES, please contact Christoph Buerger at (323) 868-7611 or[email protected]. H.R. PUFNSTUF: THE COMPLETE SERIES DVD Episode Listing DISC 1 1. The Magic Path 2. The Wheely Bird 3. Showbiz Witch 4. The Mechanical Boy 5. The Stand-In 6. The Golden Key DISC 2 1. The Birthday Party 2. The Box Kite Kaper 3. You Can’t Have Your Cake 4. Horse With The Golden Throat 5. Dinner For Two 6. Book, Flute and Candle DISC 3 1. Tooth For A Tooth 2. The Visiting Witch 3. The Almost Election of Witchiepoo 4. Whaddya Mean the Horse Gets the Girl? 5. Jimmy Who? EXTRAS: A Never Before Released Episode of Horror Hotel from the Krofft Superstar Hour Downloadable Vintage HR Pufnstuf Music and Coloring Book SYNOPSIS: Relive the Saturday mornings of your youth with the first series from legendary producers Sid & Marty Krofft! When a boy names Jimmy finds himself stranded on Living Island with his magic gold flute Freddy, he is taken in by a talking dragon named H.R. Pufnstuf, who is the mayor of Living Island. Pufnstuftries to help Jimmy escape, while at the same time tries to avoid the evil Witchiepoo who wants the magic flute all to herself. H.R. PUFNSTUF: THE COMPLETE SERIES Price: $24.99 Street Date: April 12, 2011 Pre-Book Date: March 8, 2011 Catalog Number: SI2961 UPC: 883476029610 Language: English Running time: 374 minutes Rating: NR H.R. PUFNSTUF: THE COMPLETE SERIES – COLLECTOR’S EDITION Price: $34.97 Street Date: April 12, 2011 Pre-Book Date: March 8, 2011 Catalog Number: SI3048 UPC: 883476030487 Language: English Running time: 374 minutes Rating: NR ABOUT SID & MARTY KROFFT Brothers Sid & Marty Krofft have been producing quality family entertainment for over 40 years. Sid & Marty became a household name in the ’70s with a series of remarkable programs that featured elaborate sets and fanciful characters. H.R. Pufnstuf was the first in a long line of beloved programs created by the Kroffts, including The Bugaloos, Lidsville, Land Of The Lost, Far Out Space Nuts, Lost Saucer, The Krofft Supershow Hour, The Bay City Rollers Show, Wonderbug andBigfoot & Wildboy. The Kroffts’ success with Saturday morning television prompted a demand for them to produce prime-time programming. They produced various prime-time series and specials, including The Brady Bunch Hour, The Donny & Marie Show and Barbara Mandrell & The Mandrell Sisters. ABOUT VIVENDI ENTERTAINMENT Vivendi Entertainment is a full service independent film, television, DVD and digital distribution company operating in the United States and Canada. Representing a vast range of genres including action, comedy, urban, family, Latino, sports and stand-up comedies, Vivendi Entertainment has become a favorite distribution partner for independent content providers. 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