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Pucca Comes to DVD

In Pucca’s wacky wacky world, anything is possible! “Pucca: Kung Fu Kisses” & “Pucca: Ninjas Love Noodles,” from the award-winning international animation sensation finally hit shelves in the U.S. on DVD March 18, 2008, from Shout! Factory.The popular family programming is currently seen on Toon Disney. Serving up fun Kung Fu kicks and loads of laugh-out-loud antics, Pucca and her group of pals including Garu, Tobe, Ring Ring, Abyo, Ching, Uncle Dumpling, Ho, Linguini venture onto two DVD releases with Pucca: Kung Fu Kisses and Pucca: Ninjas Love Noodles this spring!  Shout! Factory, in association with Jetix, will release these first two titles on DVD in stores March 18, 2008. Featuring colorful animation and humorous action adventures, each DVD contains English and Spanish language tracks, special features and a limited edition col! lectible item inside – Ninja license or Pucca sticker! These two U.S. releases are the first of a series of DVDs forthcoming from the award-winning animated series. Geared toward kids 7–12, Pucca follows the adventures of Pucca, the daughter of a Chinese restaurant owner, and her comical and single-minded pursuit of her one true love, Garu. Unfortunately for Pucca, Garu is mmore interested in becoming a ninja than in Pucca and her sole mission is to win the heart of her intended either by her knowledge and expertise of martial arts or by her girlish charms. The recipient of two Leo Awards, celebrating excellence in British Columbian film and television (for Best Screenwriting in Animation Program or Series and for Best Overall Sound in an Animation Program or Series), Pucca is based on the internationally ! renown Pucca merchandise brand and internet short, spawning over 3000 different products in over 150 countries.Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film faves with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD offerings serve up classic, contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed ! with extras. The company’s audio catalogue boasts GRAMMY®-nominated boxed sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention.  Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, Calif.  Its fine products are distributed by Vivendi Visual Entertainment. For more on Shout! Factory, visit http://www.shoutfactory.com/.

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