raised by critics and honored with the Broadcast Film Critics Association's "Critics Choice" award, the animated comedy "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit" premieres on DVD and VHS Feb. 7 from DreamWorks Home Entertainment. The DVD release includes commentary by the film's directors, Nick Park and Steve Box, as well as deleted scenes and footage that looks at the artistry behind the film's stop-motion animation. DreamWorks will support the release with national advertising that includes top market radio promotion, creative character-driven in-store merchandisers and point-of-purchase materials, as well as a comprehensive publicity effort.
ATLANTA - This spring, Goody Products here is reviving the late 1960s' style of Jackie O and Princess Grace vacationing in Capri with a hair accessories collection called Capri Chic. The collection blends nautical stripes, graphic prints and solids with satin, cotton pique, chiffon and linen. The collection features clips, ponytail holders, scarves, head wraps and elastics in black, white, Mediterranean blues, corals, yellows and limes. Prices range from $2.99 to $4.99. Promotion will include in-store signage from Goody.
WINTER IN THE CARIBBEAN
NEW YORK - Putumayo World Music will warm consumers up during this cold month with several new releases featuring the sounds of the Caribbean. Set for release Jan. 10, "The Caribbean" delves into the roots of the music from reggae to salsa, as well as its present and future. For the children, "Reggae Playground" is set for release Jan. 24, and will be supported by a family concert tour next spring and summer with Asheba, a Trinidad-born featured artist. Putumayo will also support the releases by publishing a Caribbean travel journal and by providing retailers with colorful point-of-purchase displays and the "Putumayo World Music Radio Hour," a national radio show featuring "The Caribbean" during the week of Jan. 30. "Reggae Playground" will be included in a special radio show to celebrate Bob Marley's birthday during the week of Feb. 6.
Top 10 SUPERMARKET DVD SELL-THROUGH TITLES
As of December 25, 2005
RANK: Title (# of Weeks Out),Studio, Retail Price; Last Week
1) 1; The 40-Year-Old Virgin (1) Universal $29.98
2) N; The Brothers Grimm Buena Vista $29.99
3) 2; Fantastic Four (2) Fox $29.99
4) 6; Mr. & Mrs. Smith (3) Fox $29.99
5) 3; The Polar Express (4) Warner $28.98
6) 5; March Of The Penguins (3) Warner $28.98
7) 10; Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (8) Fox $29.98
8) N; Must Love Dogs Fox $28.98
9) 4; Madagascar (5) DreamWorks / Universal $29.99
10) 9: Cinderella Man (2) Universal $29.98
N = New
This chart, tailored for the supermarket video market, is based on information taken from more than 1,000 supermarket rental locations serviced by Ingram Entertainment, La Vergne, Tenn.