SID AND MARTY KROFFT’S SATURDAY MORNING HITS
The DVD Spotlights the Duo’s Iconic Children’s Shows with Classic Episodes of H. R. Pufnstuf, The Bugaloos, Lidsville, Sigmund & the Sea Monsters
Sid and Marty Krofft changed Saturday mornings forever when the sibling puppeteers unleashed colorful characters like H.R. Pufnstuf and The Bugaloos on a generation of sugary-cereal-fueled kids growing up in the 1970s and ’80s.
After partnering with the Krofft’s earlier this year, Vivendi Entertainment is launching a series of DVD sets and compilations this fall that will spotlight the duo’s iconic catalog of children’s shows. The first DVD release, SID & MARTY KROFFT’S SATURDAY MORNING HITS, will be available at retailers November 30 for a list price of $14.93. The extra includes A photo gallery that spans 50 years of the Krofft’s artwork. Two more DVD releases will follow in January 2011 with H.R. Pufnstuf: The Complete Series and H.R. Pufnstuf: The Complete Series Collector’s Edition. These two new three-DVD sets will include the entire series, and, for the first time ever on DVD, the rare pilot episode, “Horror Hotel.” The Collector’s Edition will contain a collectible H.R. Pufnstuf bobblehead.
SID & MARTY KROFFT’S SATURDAY MORNING HITS contains more than two and a half hours of beloved Krofft creations with classic episodes from H.R. Pufnstuf, The Bugaloos, Sigmund & the Sea Monsters and Lidsville. It also includes never-before-on-DVD episodes of Electra Woman & Dyna Girl, Bigfoot & Wildboy, and Wonderbug. A gallery that spans 50 years of the Krofft’s artwork is included as a DVD extra.
As the upcoming releases celebrate the Kroffts’ past, the brothers are looking to the future with a new partnership with Ruby-Spears Productions, the legendary animators responsible for Scooby Doo. They are working together to bring to life over 1,100 characters that “king of the comics” artist Jack Kirby created for the first time ever for television and film.
The Krofft brothers 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.
Sid and Marty Krofft will appear together at a special American Cinematheque screening of the original H.R. Pufnstuf movie on Saturday, November 20 at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica. Olivia Munn will host a special Q & A directly following the screening. Please see www.americancinematheque.com for further details.
SID & MARTY KROFFT’S SATURDAY MORNING HITS
DVD Episode Listing
- H.R. Pufnstuf – “Showbiz Witch”
- Bugaloos – “The Great Voice Robbery”
- Sigmund & the Sea Monsters – “Make Room For Big Daddy”
- Lidsville – “Mark & The Bean Stalk”
- Electra Woman & Dyna Girl – “Ali Baba”
- Wonderbug – “Go West Young Schlepcar” and “Schlepnapped”
- Bigfoot & Wildboy – “The Space Prisoner”
A photo gallery that spans 50 years of the Krofft’s artwork
Brothers Sid & Marty Krofft have been producing quality family entertainment for fifty years. They became a household name in the 70s with a string of hit shows that featured elaborate sets and fanciful characters. This special compilation DVD includes some of Sid & Marty’s favorite episodes from seven of their most beloved series. Including episodes from ElectraWoman and DynaGirl, Bigfoot and Wild Boy and Wonderbug never before released on DVD.
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 and Bigfoot & 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. The company has built an extensive catalog of over 3,000 titles, and its customer-centric business model was founded on the principles of collaboration and financial transparency. The company provides sales, marketing, and distribution services to many of the home entertainment industry's most prestigious brands including: The Weinstein Company, World Wrestling Entertainment, National Geographic, Classic Media, RHI, Shout! Factory, Salient, and Code Black. Vivendi Entertainment is a division of Universal Music Group Distribution, the award-winning sales, marketing and distribution arm of Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company.