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Four new Bear DVD's coming in June

By Greg James
March 9, 2005

Buena-Vista Home Entertainment (a division of Disney) is planning to release four new DVDs of the hit television show, "Bear in the Big Blue House". Each of the single-disk releases will feature three episodes of the show, and are set for release on June 7, 2005. The format and style of these DVDs will match perfectly with the other “Bear” DVDs already released by Buena-Vista in the past.

The first new DVD, "Early to Bed, Early to Rise", features Bear and his friends in three comfy, cozy episodes that encourage proper rest, consideration for others, and becoming self-reliant! Episodes included are "A Winter's Nap", "Morning Glory", and "Go To Sleep". The DVD also features four bonus sing-along songs, and will retail for $14.95 (or less).

Excitement is everywhere on the next DVD of the Big Blue House -- you can see it, hear it, touch it, taste it, and even smell it – because "Sense-sational" features three delightful adventures that promote creative exploration and imagination! The episodes found on this disk are "Smell-O-Rama", "The Senseless Detectives", and "sense-sational". The disk will also feature four bonus sing-along songs. The total run-time is 72- minutes, and will retail for $14.95 (or less).

The third DVD release, "Storytelling with Bear", is all about storytelling, vocabulary skills, kindness and sharing. Episodes on the disk include "What's The Story?", "Words, Words, Words", and "Read My Book". The disk will also features four bonus sing-along songs, and will have a standard retail price of $14.95 (or less).

The final DVD set for a June release is all about feeling good. "Visiting the Doctor with Bear" was originally released by Columbia Tri-Star in November 2001 (but is now out of print). Disney is now re-releasing the same collection episodes under the Buena-Vista brand-name; along with new cover art that matches the other Disney-DVD releases of "Bear" (and new DVD specs, and even a lower price than then the older version). The DVD features the episodes "Picture of Health", "That Healing Feeling", The Big Blue House Call". Like the other “Bear” DVDs, this disk will retail for $14.95 (or less).

These DVDs will be a great addition to any DVD collection and are a great way to celebrate Bear’s return to TV in, “Breakfast with Bear”.

The character and the series Bear in the Big Blue House were created by Emmy Award-winner Mitchell Kreigman and produced by Jim Henson Productions. The characters and productions were sold to The Walt Disney Company, along with the Muppets, in February 2004.

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