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PR: "Archie’s Funhouse": The Complete Series


January 15 or January 16, 2008





Shoo-bopping Onto Three-Disc DVD March 4th
From Classic Media and Genius Products <O</O


SANTA MONICA, CA – Stroll down memory lane and over to Riverdale High to catch Archie’s Funhouse: The Complete Series, arriving on DVD for the first time
March 4, 2008, from Classic Media, an Entertainment Rights group company, and Genius Products. Join Archie, Riverdale’s favorite red-headed boy-next-door and his good friends Betty, Veronica, Jughead and Reggie as they sing, dance and let loose in this classic hit from the 1970’s. The three-disc DVD set includes all 16 episodes from the popular “Archie’s Funhouse” series which combines live-action elements with traditional animation.
Hosted by Archie and friends, each episode features a winning combination of “Laugh-In” inspired comic sketches, the gang’s new adventures and the classic Archie songs you know and love. “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch” makes her debut in Archie’s Funhouse: The Complete Series,a riotous, rollicking, romp, celebrating good times and good friends not to mention “Archie’s Giant Jukebox.” Special bonus features include the music video of the #1 hit song “Sugar, Sugar” performed by The Archies band.<O</O
In addition to 16 fun-filled “Archie’s Funhouse” episodes, the three-disc DVD set features over 3 hours of rockin’ bonus features including an interview with Ron Dante, the singing voice of Archie, “Archie and His New Pals” TV Special, a music video of the #1 hit song “Sugar, Sugar,” the music video “Jingle Jangle” bothperformed by The Archies band and much more (see details next page). Archie’s Funhouse: The Complete Series,is the perfect addition to any DVD collection and will be available for the suggested retail price of $29.95. <O</O
Archie’s Funhouse: The Complete Series
The gang’s all here for every hilarious, entertaining episode of this classic animated hit. Join Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead and Reggie as they put on a show just for you with knockout songs, madcap adventures, dazzling magic tricks, outrageous “Side Show” skits and so much more! They’ve got songs to sing and jokes to tell, so come on in to Archie’s Funhouse!<O</O

Archie’s Funhouse: The Complete Series Bonus Features<O</O
· “Ron Dante: The Voice of The Archies” featurette<O</O
· Archie and His New Pals TV Special<O</O
· Music video of the #1 hit song “Sugar, Sugar” performed by The Archies band<O</O
· Music video “Jingle Jangle” performed by The Archies band<O</O
· Episodes #1 – #7 of Archie’s Funhouse from “The Archie Comedy Hour”<O</O

DVD Basics:<O</O
Price: $29.95
Street Date: March 4, 2008
Order Due Date: January 22, 2008
Catalog Number: 81040
Rating: NR
Run time: 336 minutes<O</O
Language: English and Spanish<O</O
Closed Captioned<O</O


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About Classic Media<O</O
Classic Media, an Entertainment Rights group company, owns, manages or controls some of the world’s most recognizable family brands across all media including feature film, television, digital, home video, and consumer products. The Company’s extensive library features a diverse collection of popular animated and live-action characters such as: Casper the Friendly Ghost®, Gumby®, Lassie®, The Lone Ranger®, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer® and Underdog®. Visit www.classicmedia.tv.<O</O

About Entertainment Rights<O</O
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 controls 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. <O</O

In January 2007, ER acquired Classic Media, the US-based owner of an extensive portfolio of children’s and family characters and brands including Big Idea Productions Inc, producer and creator of the award-winning ‘VeggieTales’ series of programming which, to date, has sold over 45 million home entertainment units in the US.<O</O

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. <O</O

ER has grown rapidly. Annual revenues have increased from £1.8m in 1999 to £29.7m in 2006, the last reported financial year<O</O

Visit www.entertainmentrights.com.<O</O

About Genius Products<O</O
Genius Products, Inc. (OTCBB:GNPI), along with The Weinstein Company Holdings LLC, together owns Genius Products, LLC, a leading independent home-entertainment distribution company that produces, licenses and distributes a valuable library of motion pictures, television programming, family, lifestyle and trend entertainment on DVD and other emerging platforms through its expansive network of retailers throughout the U.S. Genius handles the distribution, marketing and sales for such brands as Animal Planet, Asia Extreme(TM), Discovery Kids(TM), Dragon Dynasty(TM), Dimension Films(TM), Entertainment Rights group companies (Entertainment Rights, Classic Media and Big Idea), ESPN®, IFC®, RHI Entertainment(TM), Sesame Workshop®, TLC, The Weinstein Company® and WWE®. Genius Products, Inc. is the managing member of Genius Products, LLC, in which it holds a 30% equity interest.<O</O