FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sondra Contino, Lawless Entertainment, (949) 419-6156, [email protected]
San Diego, CA, February 25, 2015 – Lawless Entertainment is pleased to announce the launch of the Suzy’s Zoo: A Day with Witzy DVD (SRP $6.99) by Public Media Distribution LLC on March 24, 2015, marking the first time that families can bring home these well-loved characters on DVD. This title includes 26 two-minute episodes and will be available wherever DVDs are sold.
The Suzy’s Zoo: A Day with Witzy animated series follows Witzy, a live, fluffy duckling who spends blissful days in the sunshine amidst the laundry endlessly drying on the clothesline accompanied by his teddy bear Boof, musical bunny rabbit Lulla, the calico giraffe Patches, and the chenille elephant, Ellie Funt. One day a grasshopper jumps on the bear’s nose, and after that, one by one, each stuffed animal comes alive. Each two minute episode is beautifully and faithfully illustrated from the watercolor-like illustrations and stories of Suzy’s Zoo.
“How thrilling it is to know that children in the U.S. and Canada will now be able to see my Suzy’s Zoo characters come alive,” says Suzy’s Zoo creator, Suzy Spafford. “My hope is that they will be drawn into Witzy’s backyard world of imaginative adventures, and laugh along with their discoveries.”
“Suzy’s Zoo is a beloved and iconic brand. We’re excited to make these adorable, heartwarming characters available on DVD for fans to bring into their homes for the first time,” said Debbie Ries, Managing Director of Children’s Distribution for Public Media Distribution LLC.
“Now children throughout the U.S. and Canada can enjoy these sweet characters on their adventures!” says Cathy Malatesta, President of Lawless Entertainment. “We are so pleased to see this – and we can’t wait to see the number of fans continue to grow!”
Notes to Editors:
About Lawless Entertainment
Lawless Entertainment is a Los Angeles-based company that creates, co-produces, distributes and markets both animated and live-action programming throughout the world for both film and television that is headed up by President Cathy Malatesta. Lawless works with content providers and has relationships with top film, television, home video, online and mobile distribution entities throughout the world.
For more information contact Sondra Contino at (949) 419-6156 or visit www.lawlessent.com.
About Suzy’s Zoo
Suzy’s Zoo was established in 1968 by award-winning San Diego artist, Suzy Spafford. Deriving from Suzy’s own childhood memories, it evokes the spirit of a time when kids were free to explore their surroundings and have adventures of their own making.
The stories begin when Suzy Ducken and her next-door neighbor Jack Quacker decide to build a tree fort in the big old tree between their houses. Their nearby neighbor Corky Turtle is the ballast of the group with his scientific and practical ways of making things work. Suzy’s best-friend, the girly and opinionated Emily Marmot, is the comedy relief, with the redeeming quality of ALWAYS bringing the refreshments for their adventures. Jack, the leader of the group, has a burning desire to be able to fly all over Duckport and the entire Beak Isles. Ever-impatient, he is always trying out a device to get him airborne. Suzy is the straight-man in the group, with her even temperament and diplomatic ways. But she has her moments of frustration, too—especially about Jack. Tagging along is the pesky but lovable Ollie Marmot, Emily’s twin. Ollie competes with Jack for speed and bravado. Their adventures are about invention, involvement, cooperation, sharing, and exploration—and involve junkyards, tools, dirt, attics filled with old stuff, school, family, chores, the other interesting characters in the town of Duckport, and a sense of belonging to a widely mixed community of animal folk.
There is another character group in Duckport—the little toddler duck Witzy and his stuffed animal friends Boof, Patches, Lulla and Ellie Funt. Witzy is Jack Quacker’s young cousin. Witzy’s adventures are mostly limited to his backyard where he is watched over by his mostly-unnoticed momma. And there is a third character set-Wags and Whiskers, all about dogs and cats, and centers around a shaggy sheepdog Kirby Harrington and his nemesis Natasha, the way-too-cool black and white kitty. Each character set features well-drawn illustrations of personable (mostly!) characters to create a familiar-seeming and friendly universe.
There are many superb licensing partners that sell Suzy’s Zoo images on such products as infant clothing, greeting cards, bedding, books, tableware and games. These products can be found in the mass market as well as in specialty stores.
About Public Media Distribution, LLC
Public Media Distribution, LLC is a leading media distributor both domestically and internationally. We offer a diverse range of programming to our customers, including award-winning documentaries, dramas, and popular children’s programming in multiple formats including DVD, Blu-ray, digital download, and digital streaming. Public Media Distribution, LLC is also a leading source for factual content for international broadcast, cable and satellite services.