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Written by best-selling author Jason Henderson, and inspired by the Jules Verne classic “20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA,” the books debuted to critical and commercial acclaim in 2019

Kinsane Entertainment has acquired film, TV, mobile game, and podcast rights for the book trilogy

Kinsane Entertainment Inc, a global kids and family entertainment company owned by Rainshine Entertainment, announces the acquisition of the book adaptation rights for best-selling author Jason Henderson’s “YOUNG CAPTAIN NEMO,” an Amazon.com chart-topping middle-grade fiction trilogy.

Kinsane will develop the literary franchise as an animated series, as mobile games, consumer products, and more for worldwide release.
 
Debuting to critical and commercial acclaim in 2019, the NEMO trilogy are publications of Macmillan’s Feiwel & Friends imprint.

“YOUNG CAPTAIN NEMO” tracks the tale of 12-year-old submariner wunderkind Gabriel Nemo.

Gabriel is a present-day descendant of iconic antihero Captain Nemo (a.k.a. Hindu Prince Dakkar) - helmer of the submersible Nautilus - from French novelist Jules Verne’s classics “20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA” and “THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND.”

Equipped with his wits, his tricked-out Nemotech vessel and paired with his two best mates, Gabriel endeavors to make the ocean a safer place.

Besides nature’s wrath, Gabriel faces conflict in the form of his ecological extremist older sister.

Unlike her, Gabriel aspires to use his legacy for aboveboard causes, as opposed to random vigilante justice.
 
Kinsane Entertainment, Inc. is an international, digital content corporation focused on 2 to 15-year-olds and families.

Its co-founders are Kurt Inderbitzin, Indrani Pillai, and Saahil Bhargava.

Creative development on NEMO for multiple platforms will be led by Saahil Bhargava.
Kurt Inderbitzin, Co-Founder and CEO, Kinsane Entertainment, Inc. said, “Kinsane’s acquisition of NEMO represents our commitment to premium kids’ and family-friendly brands. This partnership will enable us to expand our portfolio into different genres, such as steampunk, conservation, and coming-of-age, thereby appealing to new audience segments via unique storytelling. We love books and are honored to bring this evergreen mythology to life.”
Representing Macmillan’s Feiwel & Friends subsidiary,
Senior Editor Holly West said, “I’ve loved working on the YOUNG CAPTAIN NEMO trilogy with Jason. These books are smart, fun, and full of adventure while also having a solid core of friendship and family.”
NEMO wordsmith Jason Henderson typifies the collective enthusiasm and said, “I’m excited, but I’m more than excited, I am so jazzed. ‘YOUNG CAPTAIN NEMO’ is an ocean escapade at a time when we need to respect our oceans desperately. Ever since I was a kid and read my first young reader’s edition of ‘20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA,’ I have been entranced by the vision of Captain Nemo and his family. Through the course of the story, we see naval ships, submarines, shipwrecks, volcanoes on the sea floor, giant sea monsters, people diving and running around in the rain on top of surfaced subs. This stuff makes me feel alive! I’m thrilled to share this vision with Kinsane, who do such amazing things the world over. I can’t wait to see what happens next.”
About Kinsane Entertainment:
Established in early 2018, Kinsane Entertainment has a 360-degree approach to developing children and family titles; Kinsane’s creative architecture includes building franchises through a mix of videos and games. Since its inception, the company has launched two popular universes: 1) KINTOONS, a pre-school property that has over 50 million views and 150,000 subscribers of its videos across VOD platforms, such as YouTube and ROKU (with over 1 million downloads of its games across app stores), plus Trinity Broadcasting subscription service Yippee.
2) Cartoon comedy OTTO IN THE MIDDLE, launched first in the form of mobile games, has 1.2 million downloads across app stores. OTTO IN THE MIDDLE, the animated series, was showcased at Asia TV Forum 2018 Singapore as part of the ‘Fresh Content from India’ panel.
 
Kinsane plans to launch additional animated series, such as ERU AND THE GHOST KINGDOM and BOOKENDED, along with a plethora of delightful and cutting-edge games built around each of these ecosystems. For more information, please see kinsane.com.
 
About Rainshine Entertainment:
Rainshine Entertainment is a global entertainment company that nurtures, creates and develops innovative studios under its collective banner. The various divisions launch universally appealing content and build sustainable business models. Transcending both digital and traditional media, the company’s library contains a wide variety of formats and genres, including young adult romance and drama, comedy, crime and thrillers, biographical stories, documentaries and docu-dramas, kids and animation, podcasts, gaming and branded content. With offices in Mumbai, Los Angeles, and London, Rainshine partners with talent, content creators, and distributors across the planet.
 
Rainshine is committed to building a nimble and driven company that embraces diversity, while valuing curiosity, levity, generosity, virtuosity, and tenacity as its core principles.

To check out all the exciting content from Rainshine Entertainment, please visit
Rainshine.com


Fans Also Invited to Recreate Favorite Isla Nu-Bar Cocktail Recipes While Engaging Online in Real Time
 
This Unique Opportunity is Part of #UniversalAtHome,
Designed to Bring Meaningful Theme Park Experiences to Guests During this Stay-at-Home Period

Universal Studios Hollywood pays homage to its mega attraction, “Jurassic World—The Ride” with a special watch party of the global blockbuster movie “JURASSIC WORLD” in celebration of National Dinosaur Day on Twitter on May 29 at 5:00 p.m. PST.

Fans are invited to screen their personal copy of the film while engaging with fellow fans through Universal Studios Hollywood’s Twitter account at @unistudios.

To help toast the celebration and
, for the first time ever, Universal Studios Hollywood is sharing some favorite cocktail recipes from the popular Isla Nu-Bar, located adjacent to the ride.

Fans can view the exclusive recipes for Tiki TaiBird of Paradise and a non-alcoholic Mai Tai on Universal Studios Hollywood’s website here
 
Must be 21 years or older to consume alcohol. Please drink responsibly.

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About Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Hollywood includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Attractions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™”, the new mega attraction “Jurassic World—The Ride,” and the soon to open all-new ride, “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!” Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons Ride™” and DreamWorks Theatre featuring “Kung Fu Panda Adventure.”  The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television production studio where they can also experience such thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” and “King Kong 360 3D.” The adjacent Universal CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex also includes the all-new multi-million dollar, redesigned Universal CityWalk Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres, and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert stage.

The new live-action Disney+ original movie, “Secret Society of Second-Born Royals,” will stream exclusively on the service starting July 17.

Peyton Elizabeth Lee ("Andi Mack") leads a dynamic ensemble cast of royal recruits who inspires audiences of all ages to forge their own destinies and tap into their inner superheroes.

"Secret Society of Second-Born Royals" follows Sam, a rebellious teenage royal who unknowingly develops superpowers from a genetic trait attributed only to second-borns of royal lineage.

Second-in-line to the throne of the kingdom of Illyria, Sam constantly questions what it means to be royal and wants to create her own legacy.

Unlike Sam’s picture-perfect older sister Eleanor who will become the next queen, Sam would rather rock out with her bandmate and best friend Mike at an illegal protest or ditch a royal engagement for a wild night out.
 
Fed up with her daughter’s misbehavior, Queen Catherine sends Sam to a summer boarding school where she and four other second-born royals – Tuma, Roxana, January and Matteo – discover they have unique super-human abilities and are invited to join a secret society with a longstanding tradition of covertly keeping the peace.

With a new sense of purpose and a little help from their Secret Society instructor James, Sam and her fellow royal recruits must learn to harness their newfound powers and work together as a team before they can save the world. 
 
Starring is Peyton Elizabeth Lee as Sam; Skylar Astin (Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist") as James; Olivia Deeble ("Home and Away") as Roxana; Niles Fitch ("This is Us") as Tuma; Faly Rakotohavana ("Raven's Home") as Matteo; Isabella Blake Thomas ("Once Upon A Time") as January; Elodie Yung ("Daredevil") as Queen Catherine; Ashley Liao ("Always Be My Maybe") as Eleanor; Noah Lomax ("Trial By Fire") as Mike; and Greg Bryk ("Handmaid's Tale") as the villainous Inmate 34.
 
"Secret Society of Second-Born Royals" is directed by Anna Mastro (Marvel's "Runaways," "The Bold Type") and executive produced by Zanne Devine ("I, Tonya"), Mike Karz ("Valentine's Day") and Austin Winsberg ("Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist") with Juliana Janes ("Butter") serving as co-producer.

The teleplay was written by Alex Litvak ("Masters of the Universe") and Andrew Green ("Hannah Montana") and is based on an original story by Litvak, Green and Winsberg. 
 
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About Disney+
Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more. As part of Disney’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment, Disney+ is available on most internet-connected devices and offers commercial-free programming with a variety of original feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series and short-form content. Alongside unprecedented access to Disney’s incredible library of film and television entertainment, the service is also the exclusive streaming home for the latest releases from The Walt Disney Studios. Disney+ is available as part of a bundle offer that gives subscribers access to Disney+, Hulu (ad-supported), and ESPN+. Visit DisneyPlus.com to subscribe and/or learn more about the service.

Contains All 19 Electrifying Episodes From The Sixth Season, Plus A Never-Before-Seen “Kiss Kiss Breach Breach - Noir” Episode With Commentary

Own the Blu-ray™ & DVD August 25

Blu-ray also includes a Limited-Edition Bonus Disc 
with All Five Episodes of the DC Crossover Event
Crisis on Infinite Earths and 6 Crossover Bonus Features

Just in time for the seventh season premiere of the highest-rated series on The CW, fans will be zooming into stores to pick up “The Flash: The Complete Sixth Season” as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases the Blu-ray and DVD on August 25.

Averaging over 1.8 million viewers weekly*, viewers will be able to speed-watch all 19 gripping episodes from the #1 series on The CW, plus a never-before-seen “Kiss Kiss Breach Breach - Noir” episode with commentary by showrunner/ executive producer Eric Wallace.

Other special features include: The Best of DC TV’s Comic-Con Panels San Diego 2019, deleted scenes and a gag reel.

A limited-edition bonus disc featuring all five DC Crossover Event “Crisis on Infinite Earths“ episodes will be available exclusively for fans who purchase the Blu-ray.

“The Flash: The Complete Sixth Season” is priced to own at $39.99 SRP for the DVD ($44.98 in Canada) and $44.98 SRP for the Blu-ray ($49.99 in Canada), which includes a Digital Copy (U.S. only).

“The Flash: The Complete Sixth Season” is also available to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers.
 
*Source: Nielsen NTI, Most Current data 9/23/19 through 4/28/20

Last season, Team Flash spent the last year dealing with not one, but two Cicadas, the return of Eobard Thawne, aka Reverse Flash, and the surprise arrival from the future of Barry and Iris’ daughter, Nora West-Allen, aka XS.

The stakes were higher than ever during the season five finale. In season six, Team Flash contends with not one, but two all-new villains – Bloodwork and Mirror Master.
“After six strong seasons, The Flash continues to score in ratings and ranks as the top series for The CW,” Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, Television Marketing, said. "This must own set is filled with in-depth bonus content that fans and DC fanboys will be eager to check out to add to their Blu-ray or DVD collections; including the all-new black and white version of the “Kiss Kiss Breach Breach - Noir” episode with commentary by showrunner/ executive producer Eric Wallace.”
With Blu-ray’s unsurpassed picture and sound, “The Flash: The Complete Sixth Season“ Blu-ray release will include 1080p Full HD Video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1.

Featuring all 19 episodes from the sixth season in high definition, as well as a digital code of the season (available in the U.S. only).
 
The Flash stars Grant Gustin (Arrow, Glee), Candice Patton (The Game), Danielle Panabaker (Sky High, Friday the 13th), Carlos Valdes (Arrow, Once), Hartley Sawyer (Caper, Glory Daze), Danielle Nicolet (Central Intelligence), and Efrat Dor (The Zookeeper’s Wife, Mayans M.C.), with Tom Cavanagh (Ed, The Following) and Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order). Based on the characters from DC, The Flash is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Riverdale), Eric Wallace (Teen Wolf, Z Nation,Eureka) and Sarah Schechter (Batwoman, Riverdale, Black Lightning, Supergirl).
 
SPECIAL FEATURES
  • "Kiss Kiss Breach Breach - Noir” (Special Episode) 
  • “Kiss Kiss Breach Breach - Noir” Commentary by showrunner/executive producer Eric Wallace
  • The Best of DC TV's Comic-Con Panels San Diego 2019 
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel
BLU-RAY BONUS DISC
  • All Five Epic Episodes of the DC Crossover Event Crisis on Infinite Earths from Supergirl, Batwoman, The Flash, Arrow and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
  • Special Features:
  • Crisis Past and Present: Kevin Conroy Bat Legend                    
  • Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Architects Return                                 
  • Crisis Past and Present - Superman vs. Superman                           
  • Characters in Crisis: Pariah
  • Crisis Management
  • Character in Crisis: The Anti-Monitor
19 ONE-HOUR EPISODES
  1. Into The Void
  2. A Flash of The Lightning
  3. Dead Man Running
  4. There Will Be Blood
  5. Kiss Kiss Breach Breach
  6. License To Elongate
  7. The Last Temptation of Barry Allen, Part 1
  8. The Last Temptation of Barry Allen, Part 2
  9. Crisis on Infinite Earths: Hour Three
  10. Marathon
  11. Love is a Battlefield 
  12. A Girl Named Sue
  13. Grodd Friended Me
  14. Death of the Speed Force 
  15. The Exorcism of Nash Wells
  16. So Long and Goodnight
  17. Liberation
  18. Pay the Piper
  19. Success Is Assured 

DIGITAL
The sixth season of The Flash is also currently available to own on Digital. Digital allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere, anytime on their favorite devices. Digital is available from various retailers including iTunes, Amazon Video, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. A Digital Copy is also included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs (available in the U.S.) for redemption and cloud storage.

THE BASICS
Street Date: August 25
BD and DVD Presented in 16x9 widescreen format
Running Time: Feature: Approx. 836 min
Enhanced Content: Approx. 136 min

DVD 
Price: $39.99 SRP ($44.98 in Canada)
4 DVD-9s
Audio – English (5.1)
Subtitles – English SDH

BLU-RAY 
Price: $44.98 SRP ($49.99 in Canada)
5-Discs (4 BD-50s + 1 BD-50 BONUS DISC)
Audio – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 – English
BD Subtitles – English SDH
 
About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.
 
About DC
DC is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics and graphic novels in the world and home to some of the most iconic and recognizable characters ever created. As a creative unit of WarnerMedia, DC is charged with strategically integrating its stories and characters across film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, interactive games and the DC Universe subscription streaming service. For more information visit dccomics.com.

THE FLASH and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.

Contains All 19 Exhilarating Episodes from Season Five,
Plus All-New Special Features

Available on Blu-ray™ & DVD September 8

Blu-ray also includes a Limited-Edition Bonus Disc 
with All Five Episodes of the DC Crossover Event 
Crisis on Infinite Earths and 6 Crossover Bonus Features

Adventure awaits as one of TV’s favorite DC Super Heroes flies into homes with the release of “Supergirl: The Complete Fifth Season” on Blu-ray and DVD on September 8 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

Fans can purchase the sets which, in addition to all 19 super-powered episodes from season five, also contains The Best of DC TV’s Comic-Con Panels San Diego 2019, deleted scenes and a gag reel.

A limited-edition bonus disc featuring all five DC Crossover Event “Crisis on Infinite Earths” episodes will be available exclusively for fans who purchase the Blu-ray.

“Supergirl: The Complete Fifth Season” is priced to own at $39.99 SRP for the DVD ($44.98 in Canada) and $44.98 SRP for the Blu-ray ($49.99 in Canada), which includes a Digital Copy (U.S. only).

“Supergirl: The Complete Fifth Season” is also available to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers.

In season five, Supergirl faces threats, both new and ancient.

National City becomes enthralled with addictive virtual reality technologies created by CatCo's charming-but-secretive new owner, Andrea Rojas.

As Kara uses the power of the press to try to expose this danger, she must contend with challenges put up by rival reporter William Dey, renegade Martian Malefic J'onzz, a shadowy organization called Leviathan, and the shocking return of Lex Luthor who, in addition to his plot for world domination, seeks to claim the soul of Supergirl's best friend (and his sister) Lena.

With humanity choosing to lose itself in technology, can Supergirl save the world yet again?
“After five strong seasons, Supergirl remains one of the most talked-about shows on the air," Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, Television Marketing, said. “The loyal fan base will enjoy the special features, in addition to the 19 gripping episodes from the fifth season following new challenges and new characters."
With Blu-ray’s unsurpassed picture and sound, “Supergirl: The Complete Fifth Season” Blu-ray release will include 1080p Full HD Video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1.

Featuring all 19 episodes from the fifth season in high definition, as well as a digital code of the season (available in the U.S. only).
 
Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist (Glee, Whiplash), Mehcad Brooks (About Last Night, Necessary Roughness), Chyler Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy), Katie McGrath (Jurassic World, Merlin), Jesse Rath (Defiance, No Tomorrow), Nicole Maines (Royal Pains), Azie Tesfai (Jane the Virgin), Andrea Brooks (Bates Motel), Julie Gonzalo (Dallas, Veronica Mars), Staz Nair (Game of Thrones) and David Harewood (Homeland).

Based on the DC characters created by Jerry Sigel and Joe Shuster by special arrangement with the Jerry Siegel family, Supergirl is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller.
 
SPECIAL FEATURES
  • The Best of DC TV's Comic-Con Panels San Diego 2019
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel

BLU-RAY BONUS DISC
  • All Five Epic Episodes of the DC Crossover Event Crisis on Infinite Earthsfrom Supergirl, Batwoman, The Flash, Arrow and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
  • Special Features:
  • Crisis Past and Present: Kevin Conroy Bat Legend                    
  • Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Architects Return                                 
  • Crisis Past and Present - Superman vs. Superman                           
  • Characters in Crisis: Pariah
  • Crisis Management
  • Character in Crisis: The Anti-Monitor

19 ONE-HOUR EPISODES
  1. Event Horizon 
  2. Stranger Beside Me 
  3. Blurred Lines
  4. In Plain Sight
  5. Dangerous Liaisons 
  6. Confidence Women
  7. Tremors
  8. The Wrath of Rama Khan
  9. Crisis on Infinite Earths: Hour One
  10. The Bottle Episode
  11. Back from the Future – Part One
  12. Back from the Future – Part Two
  13. It's a Super Life
  14. The Bodyguard 
  15. Reality Bytes
  16. Alex in Wonderland
  17. Deus Lex Machina
  18. The Missing Link
  19. Immortal Kombat

DIGITAL
The fifth season of Supergirl is also currently available to own on Digital. Digital allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere, anytime on their favorite devices. Digital is available from various retailers including iTunes, Amazon Video, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. A Digital Copy is also included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs (available in the U.S.) for redemption and cloud storage.

BASICS
Street Date: September 8
BD and DVD Presented in 16x9 widescreen format
Running Time: Feature: Approx 817 min
Enhanced Content: Approx 60 min 

DVD 
Price: $39.99 SRP ($44.98 in Canada)
4 DVD-9s
Audio – English (5.1)
Subtitles – English SDH

BLU-RAY 
Price: $44.98 SRP ($49.99 in Canada)
5-Discs (4 BD-50s +1 BD-50 BONUS DISC)
Audio – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 – English
BD Subtitles – English SDH
 
About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

About DC 
DC is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics and graphic novels in the world and home to some of the most iconic and recognizable characters ever created. As a creative unit of WarnerMedia, DC is charged with strategically integrating its stories and characters across film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, interactive games, and the DC Universe digital subscription service. For more information visit dccomics.com and dcuniverse.com.

SUPERGIRL and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.

Step Aside, Nancy Drew,
There Are Two New Detectives in Town

Directed by Brian Shackelford and starring rising stars Ja'ness Tate and Gabriella Pastore, “Hidden Orchard Mysteries: The Case of the Air B & B Robbery” will be available on VOD on June 16

Hidden Orchard may seem like a safe, quiet place to live, but things are not always as they seem.

With a thief on the loose, everyone in town is a suspect and it’s up to your new favorite teen detectives, Lulu and Gabby, to save the day.

Vision Films in association with Flatcat-Productions, LLC and Tunnel Vizion Films, Inc. is proud to present “Hidden Orchard Mysteries: The Case of the Air B & B Robbery,” the fun new family mystery from director Brian Shackelford (The Color of Medicine: The Story of Homer G. Phillips Hospital) and executive producer Joyce Marie Fitzpatrick (Sunshine, Noodles and Me).

In the vein of Nancy Drew, “Hidden Orchard Mysteries: The Case of the Air B & B Robbery“ is a wonderful coming-of-age family film that is not only about seeking the truth but also about those special friendships that last a lifetime.

Starring rising stars Ja’ness Tate (The Right Side) and Gabriella Pastore (Champions), and Kim Akia (The Haunted Mind of an Insomniac), Donovan Williams(Ozark), and Vanessa Padla (I Still Believe), and featuring a special appearance by the cat that stole the hearts of the nation, Sticky the Kitty, “Hidden Orchard Mysteries: The Case of the Air B & B Robbery” will be available for the first time on video on demand on June 16.

When a home robbery occurs in their peaceful neighborhood, two best friends looking for adventure, Lulu (Ja’ness Tate) and Gabby (Gabriella Pastore) attempt to discover the culprit.

But in a small community where their closest neighbors are also the most likely suspects, solving a mystery is tricky business for these junior detectives.

Nothing can stay hidden forever though, and their investigation digs up bigger secrets than they ever expected.

“Hidden Orchard Mysteries: The Case of the Air B & B Robbery” will be available on June 16, on digital for an SRP of $4.99-$9.99 from platforms including iTunes, Vudu, Google Play, Xbox, Amazon, and FandangoNow, as well as cable affiliates everywhere.

The DVD will be available later in the summer on July 14 online at all major retailers.

HIDDEN ORCHARD MYSTERIES: THE CASE OF THE AIR B & B ROBBERY
On Digital June 16
On DVD July 14

A MAGICAL ADVENTURE FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!  BASED ON THE BEST-SELLING BOOK FOUR CHILDREN AND IT BY JACQUELINE WILSON

The Enchanting Star-Studded Film, Featuring the Voice of Academy Award®Winner Michael Caine, Arrives On Demand on June 30

The heartwarming story about a newly blended family getting to know one another amidst extraordinary and magical circumstances, “Four Kids and It,” arrives everywhere on June 30 from Lionsgate. 
 
“Four Kids and It” is a charming and whimsical story featuring a star-studded cast including Paula Patton (2 Guns,Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol) and Matthew Goode (TV’s “Downton Abbey” and “The Crown”), with Russell Brand (TV’s “Ballers,” Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and the voice of Academy Award® winner Michael Caine (1999, Best Supporting Actor, The Cider House Rules; The Dark Knight franchise, The Prestige).

Based on iconic children’s author Jaqueline Wilson’s “Four Children and It,” the story is a modern twist based on E. Nesbit’s 1902 classic “Five Children and It,” and also stars Teddie Malleson-Allen, Ashley Aufderheide, Billy Jenkins, and Ellie-Mae Siame.

The film adaptation is directed by Andy De Emmony (TV’s “The Nest” and “Spitting Image”) and written by Simon Lewis. 
 
On a seaside holiday, four kids from a blended family visit the beach, where they discover a floppy-eared creature that grants their wishes.

But there’s a catch: the kids’ adventures in rock-climbing, pop stardom, and flying end promptly at sunset — leaving them in danger each time. Can they learn to control the magic before something dreadful happens?
 
On June 30, “Four Kids and It” will be available on Digital, Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand, including major digital platforms including iTunes, Amazon Prime, Vudu, and others.

FOUR KIDS AND IT
On On Demand June 30

Megan Fox and Josh Duhamel Lead a New Breed of Comedy Premiering in Households Everywhere June 9 from Lionsgate®

Don’t miss the paws-itively heartwarming family comedy “Think Like a Dog,” premieringon Digital, and On Demand June 9 from Lionsgate.

The film will be available on Blu-ray (plus Digital), and DVD the same day.

A doggone good time for all ages, the film stars Gabriel Bateman (AnnabelleBenjiPlaymobil: The Movie)Kunal Nayyar (TV’s “The Big Bang Theory,” TrollsIce Age: Continental Drift)Julia Jones (TV’s “The Mandalorian,” “Westworld,” The Twilight Saga: Eclipse), Janet Montgomery (The Space Between Us, TV’s “New Amsterdam”), Bryan Callen (TV’s “The Goldbergs,” “Schooled,” The Hangover), Todd Stashwick as the voice of “Henry” (TV’s “12 Monkeys,” “Phineas and Ferb”), with Megan Fox (TransformersTransformers: Revenge of the FallenJennifer’s Body), and Daytime Emmy® winner Josh Duhamel (2002, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, “All My Children”), and iwritten and directed by Daytime Emmy® nominee Gil Junger (1997, Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, TV’s “Ellen”) and produced by Andrew Lazar (American Sniper10 Things I Hate About You), Cory Chen (upcoming The Doorman), and LinshuZhang
 
Josh Duhamel and Megan Fox star in this whimsical family comedy about a boy and his dog, and a science project that will change all of their lives forever.

“Think Like a Dog” follows 12-year-old Oliver, a tech prodigy whose middle-school science fair experiment goes awry, creating a telepathic connection between him and his furry friend, Henry.

The bond brings Oliver and Henry even closer as they join forces to comically overcome complications at school, and help Oliver’s parents rekindle their marriage along the way.
 
The “Think Like a Dog” special features include an audio commentary with writer-director Gil Junger and a making-of featurette, allowing an inside look at what it took to make this family-friendly flick.

The “Think Like a Dog” Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.99 and $19.98, respectively.
 
BLU-RAY DVD / DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES 
  • Audio Commentary with Writer-Director Gil Junger
  • “Anything iPaw-sible: Making Think Like a Dog” Featurette
THINK LIKE A DOG
Premiering On June 9
#ThinkLikeADog

DarkPokeWill123, NoahScores, and ThisFunktional have started gaming online

Written by Jesus @ThisFunktional and #DarkPokeWill123

As a stress relief in this time of stress, shelter-at-home, Safer-at-home, or whatever you decide to call it, the nephews and I have been streaming live on twitch.tv/ThisFunktional on a daily basis.

Check out DarkPokeWill123’s YouTube channel for gaming videos, tips, and game recommendations.

From streaming sports games like “FIFA 20” (LAFC fans can enjoy @ThisFunktional’s solo career with the team) — kick-off games, custom tournaments, solo career, or co-op career — or @ThisFunktional’s venture into “FORTNITE,” my apologies if I keep asking how to do stuff or what weapons are better while live-streaming, I am new to the game.

This is all in good fun, but it may lead to maybe getting a gaming group together.

For anyone interested in joining along with the gaming, either comment your gamer tag or email your gamer tag to
ThisIsEntertainmentMayhem@gmail.com.

“Fortnite” is our go to game at the moment, and if I can ever get the nephews to sleep at an early enough hour (before 11 p.m. PT) I will stream “The Blair Witch” the game.

My nephews are with me for the majority of every day, so they learn from me and I learn from them.

NOTE FOR PARENTS/ CAREGIVERS: There’s a post titled 5 helpful tips for for School-At-Home. It was written thinking there would be actual school coming soon or that things would return to a relative normal. They are still good tips, but there’s more stress to deal with.

More tips are on their way, not just for school but for dealing with a child’s mental health needs.

Giving children room to indulge in activities they learn from and enjoy helps them. To many a gaming YouTube channel sounds like a waste of time. My nephew does it all for himself. DarkPokeWill asked for advice, downloaded apps, learned adobe apps, began designing graphics, learned to edit on iMovie for iPad, deal with emotions while gaming, and get a sense of pride for doing what he’s enjoying.

Probably the best thing that came out of it is learning to deal with emotions. Things aren’t always in our control and it’s helping him realize how to accept those emotions which cause anxiety or anger and managing them in a productive and positive manner.

There’s more to come and I hope you will join us on our journey.

I have friends who are teachers and have noticed changes in their students as more time passes in our state of Safer-At-Home or School-At-Home.

I will share more as I understand and learn from it as well.

From DarkPokeWill, Noah Scores and @ThisFunktional, stay safe, stay healthy, and try to have a good day.



“SCOOB!” Available Across North America to Rent or Own on May 15

Ruh-Roh!  Break out the popcorn and the chew toys, grab a comfy seat and get ready to connect with friends and family because Scooby-Doo and the whole Mystery Inc. gang are bringing the party to your house.

On May 15 everyone is invited to the Twitter #ScoobMovieNight premiere event, hosted by the big dog himself, to celebrate the release of the brand new, fully animated, full-length action adventure feature “SCOOB!” on Premium Video on Demand or Premium Digital Ownership.
 
Starting at 7p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, this Twitter special event preshow for all audiences features fun Scoob moments with stars from the movie, including Will Forte, Gina Rodriguez, Zac Efron, Amanda Seyfried, Kiersey Clemons, Ken Jeong, Tracy Morgan, Frank Welker, Iain Armitage, Arianna Greenblatt, Mckenna Grace and Pierce Gagnon, and director Tony Cervone.

Lennon Stella will exclusively premiere an acoustic version of lead single “Summer Feelings” Feat. Charlie Puth, while Thomas Rhett, Kane Brown and Ava Max will be on hand to showcase their newly released single “On Me,” both from “SCOOB! The Album,” the movie’s official musical companion arriving this Friday and available to pre-save now HERE.

Check out TikTok dance videos from the hugely popular #ScoobDance challenge that has rocked over 3 billion views; plus Scoob trivia questions, interviews and, yes, in honor of the beloved Great Dane with thegreat big heart…dogs, dogs and more adorable dogs; along with a new Scoob-themed PSA from Best Friends Animal Society (bestfriends.org) about helping homeless dogs and cats find their own best friends, just like Scooby and Shaggy did.
 
Following the exciting preshow, fans across the U.S. and Canada who then want to watch the movie can rent or buy “SCOOB!” and share Tweets about their favorite moments using #ScoobMovieNight. “SCOOB!” will be available for a 48-hour rental via Premium Video On Demand for $19.99, or premium digital ownership for $24.99, beginning on May 15 (prices listed SRP).

The title will be available on participating digital platforms. 

For more details, please visit watchscoob.com to preorder your copy now.
 
Enjoy the movie even more with a fun family activity pack at scoob.movie/homepremiere.php 

“SCOOB!” reveals the never-before-told story of Scooby’s origins.

It shows how one of history’s most famous friendships began when an adorable, homeless puppy met a lonesome young boy named Shaggy, and how the two of them joined forces with aspiring young detectives Fred, Velma and Daphne to become the celebrated Mystery Inc.

Now, with hundreds of cases solved and adventures shared, Scooby and the gang face the biggest and most challenging mystery of their careers: a plot that will unleash the legendary ghost dog Cerberus upon the world.

As they race to stop this “dogpocalypse,” they discover that Scooby has a secret legacy and an epic destiny greater than anyone imagined.

“SCOOB!” features an all-star ensemble cast led by Will Forte, two-time Oscar nominee Mark Wahlberg, Jason Isaacs, Gina Rodriguez, Zac Efron, Amanda Seyfried, Kiersey Clemons, Ken Jeong, Tracy Morgan, Simon Cowell, and Frank Welker.
 
It was directed by Warner Bros. animation stalwart Tony Cervone, an Annie Award nominee for the feature film “Space Jam,” two-time Emmy nominee for his work on “Duck Dodgers” and one of the creators of the popular Scooby-Doo series “Mystery Incorporated.”
 
The film was produced by Pam Coats and Allison Abbate.  Adam Sztykiel, Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Jesse Ehrman, Dan Povenmire, and Chris Columbus served as executive producers.

The “SCOOB!” screenplay is by Adam Sztykiel and Jack C. Donaldson & Derek Elliott and Matt Lieberman, story by Matt Lieberman and Eyal Podell & Jonathon E. Stewart, based on characters created by Hanna-Barbera Productions. Cervone’s creative team included editors Ryan Folsey and Vanara Taing, and composer Tom Holkenborg.

“SCOOB! The Album” features exclusive tracks from top artists and rising stars including lead singles “Summer Feelings” and “On Me,” plus brand new songs from Jack Harlow, Galantis Feat. Faouzia, R3HAB Feat. A R I Z O N A, Pink Sweat$ and more.
 
A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Animation Group, “SCOOB!” is rated PG for some action, language and rude/suggestive humor.

“Scooby-Doo” and all related indicia are trademarks and copyright of Hanna-Barbera Productions © 2020 Warner Bros. Ent. All Rights Reserved.

SCOOB!
Premiering On May 15


The Adventures at Seabrook High Continue in this Disney Channel Original Movie

Featuring Exclusive Bonus Content Including Bloopersand Deleted Scenes

Disney's "ZOMBIES 2," the highly anticipated sequel to "ZOMBIES," is a music- and dance-filled story that picks up as cheerleader Addison and zombie football player Zed are readying for Seabrook High's Prawn, the school's super-sized prom.

However, when a group of mysterious teenage werewolves, led by Willa, Wyatt and Wynter, unexpectedly arrive in search of an ancient life source buried somewhere in Seabrook, a fearful city council reenacts Seabrook's anti-monster laws, making it impossible for Zed and Addison to attend prom together.

Determined to keep their plan to be the first zombie/cheerleader couple to go to the prom, Zed runs for school president.

Meanwhile, Addison is drawn into the werewolves' circle, causing a rift between her and Zed.

Fearing he might lose Addison to the werewolf pack, Zed sabotages Addison's effort to find out if she really belongs amongst them.

When his deception is revealed and Addison confronts the truth about her identity, zombies, cheerleaders and werewolves all discover the real meaning of community and acceptance.

Bonus Material:
  • Bloopers (DVD Exclusive) – Laugh along with the cast as they flub lines and make mistakes all while having the time of their lives filming Zombies 2. 
  • Deleted Scene #1 (DVD Exclusive) – Those Are Pencils
  • Deleted Scene #2 (DVD Exclusive) – Vote For Bucky 
  • Deleted Scene #3 (DVD Exclusive) – Campaigning 
  • Deleted Scene #4 (DVD Exclusive) – Warm Cocoa 
  • Deleted Scene #5 (DVD Exclusive) – Shrimpy Votes 
  • Music Video – “The New Kid in Town” Performed by Baby Ariel
  • Dance Tutorial #1 – “Flesh & Bone”
  • Dance Tutorial #2 – “Call to the Wild”
  • Sing-Along #1 – “We Got This”
  • Sing-Along #2 – “We Own the Night”
  • Sing-Along #3 – “Call to the Wild”
  • Sing-Along #4 – “Flesh & Bone”
  • Sing-Along #5 – “Someday (Reprise)”
  • Sing-Along #6 – “One for All”
ZOMBIES 2
On Disney DVD May 19

Kinsane Entertainment reels in the film, TV, mobile game, podcast rights for hit deep-sea comedy-adventure book trilogy YOUNG CAPTAIN NEMO by Jason Henderson

Written by best-selling author Jason Henderson, and inspired by the Jules Verne classic “20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA,” the books debuted t...