Friday, February 13, 2009

The Velveteen Rabbit coming to DVD March 17

The Velveteen Rabbit is an enchanting combination of live-action drama and animated adventure that tells the story of a lonely boy who wins over his distant father and strict grandmother with the help of a stuffed toy rabbit and other toys he befriends in the attic.

Featuring the voice talents of Golden Globe® winner Jane Seymour (“Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman,” Somewhere in Time) as Mom with Emmy Award® winner Tom Skerritt (Top Gun, “Picket Fences”) as Horse and Oscar® winner Ellen Burstyn (Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Requiem for a Dream) as Swan, and directed by Michael Landon Jr. (“Love Comes Softly,” Saving Sarah Cain), The Velveteen Rabbit is a heartwarming “…adventure for the whole family” (The Dove Foundation®).

Coming to DVD March 17th, The Velveteen Rabbit will first be released theatrically in select Carmike Cinemas February 20th by Family1 Films, and distributed to Christian retailers by Thomas Nelson. For more information go to

In this brand new feature film, inspired by Margery Williams’ classic novel, one of the most beloved family tales of all time comes to life. It’s the story of a young boy named Toby who is sent by his busy father to spend the holiday season in the home of his stern grandmother. Toby’s world instantly changes when he discovers the house’s ‘magic attic’ where three forgotten toys – including a special stuffed rabbit – unlock a world of imagination that will change all their lives forever.

About Anchor Bay Entertainment
Anchor Bay Entertainment is the home entertainment division of Starz Media, LLC. It includes the Anchor Bay Films and Manga Entertainment brands. It distributes feature films, children’s entertainment, fitness, TV series, documentaries, anime and other filmed entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray formats. It is the exclusive home media distributor in the U.S. of the theatrical titles from Overture Films. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment has offices in Troy, MI, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Starz Media ( is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Capital Group.

About Family1 Films
Family1 Films is an integrated entertainment company committed to producing and distributing movies that tell great stories – entertainment that inspires, educates and motivates families to explore the world around them together. With an outstanding network of production, promotional, distribution and exhibition partnerships, all with extensive experience in the family market, Family1 Films develops high-quality film content and entertainment the whole family will enjoy.

About Feature Films For Families
Feature Films For Families produces and distributes uplifting and entertaining motion pictures that are suitable for all ages and strengthen positive values while containing no profanity, vulgarity, sexual content or graphic violence. Founded in 1988, it has provided positive entertainment to more than 8 million families worldwide.

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