Prince Valiant returns January 16th!

From: BCI Entertainment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NAVARRE’S BCI TO RELEASE FINAL 32 EPISODES
OF THE CLASSIC HEARST ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION SERIES

THE LEGEND OF PRINCE VALIANT

Volume Two, Five DVD Set Available January 16th for $39.98

Los Angeles, CA — The legend of the award-winning Prince Valiant reaches its grand conclusion. BCI, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation, in its venture with Hearst Entertainment, will release The Legend of Prince Valiant—The Complete Series, Volume Two under its Ink and Paint brand. This 32 episode, five-DVD set will include interviews, commentaries and photo galleries and will be available January 16th at a suggested retail price of $39.98.

“The Legend of Prince Valiant” is based on the popular comic strip character created 69 years ago by Hal Foster, and continues to be a popular, weekly newspaper comic strip read by over 44 million people. The Prince Valiant character reached the big screen in 1954, starring Robert Wagner in the title role. The television series aired on the Family Channel, 1991-1993, and featured the voices of Robby Benson (Beauty and the Beast), Tim Curry (Rocky Horror Picture Show), Alan Oppenheimer (He-Man), James Avery (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) and Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. (Babylon 5).

Volume Two will include the last 32 episodes of the television series and will also include the following special features:

Interviews with voice artist Noelle North and series writers Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens
Two episode-commentaries with creator/producer David J. Corbett, writers Brooks Wachtel, Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens. Hosted by Andy Mangels.
Storyboard gallery (episode #54—”Peace on Earth”), featuring a slideshow gallery set to music from the original soundtrack
Extensive gallery of background artwork
Photo gallery of voice actors
Ink & Paint trailers
Detailed booklet and episode guide

The Legend of Prince Valiant begins with the quest for Camelot, amidst a gallery of brave knights, shadowy practitioners of evil, high honor, deep magic, and a thrilling and treacherous journey from boyhood to manhood. In a time when people still believed in wizards, Prince Valiant fulfills his dream of becoming a Knight of the Round Table, as he has his friends uphold the ideals of Camelot.

The Legend of Prince Valiant won the 1993 Humanitas Award in the category of Children’s Animation (awarded by The Human Family Institute in recognition of television shows that explore human values and enrich audiences), and a Silver Angel at the 16th Annual Angel Awards (recognizing productions that uphold the highest moral, ethical or social impact for families and children of all ages).

Producing the special features, documentaries and most of the extra content is entertainment writer Andy Mangels, a best-selling novelist, and author of Animation on DVD—The Ultimate Guide.

Under its Ink & Paint brand, BCI has to date announced the following titles:

Under its Ink & Paint brand, BCI has to date announced the following titles:

The Best of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe®

[2005 TV DVD Award for Best 1980’s Series release]

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe® Season One Volumes I & II

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe® Season Two Volumes I & II

The Best of She-Ra, Princess of Power®

He-Man® and She-Ra®: A Christmas Special

Flash Gordon

Prince Valiant Volume 1

Blackstar — The Complete Series

Space Sentinels & The Freedom Force — The Complete Series

Defenders of the Earth — The Complete Series

Groovie Goolies — The Saturday “Mourning” Collection

Journey Back to Oz

Dungeons & Dragons

She-Ra Princess of Power®, Season One, Volume One

The New Adventures of He-Man®

And now:

The Legend of Prince Valiant Volume 2

The entire line of Ink & Paint titles can be viewed at www.inkandpaintdvd.com.

About Navarre Corporation

Navarre Corporation is a publisher and distributor of physical and digital home entertainment and multimedia products, including PC software, CD audio, DVD video, video games and accessories. Since its founding in 1983, the Company has established distribution relationships with customers across a wide spectrum of retail channels which includes mass merchants, discount, wholesale club, office and music superstores, military and e-tailers nationwide. The Company currently provides its products to over 19,000 retail and distribution center locations throughout the United States and Canada. Navarre has expanded its business to include the licensing and publishing of home entertainment and multimedia content, primarily through the acquisitions of Encore, BCI, and FUNimation. For more information, please visit the Company’s web site at www.navarre.com.

About BCI

BCI, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation, is an independent entertainment video and audio supplier. BCI has continually redefined the standards and concepts of this industry, often introducing national success categories through its marketing programs. Its vast collection of titles represents both exclusively licensed titles from around the world, as well as in-house produced CDs and DVDs. Under its Ink & Paint brand, it releases classic animation on award-winning DVD sets. www.InkAndPaintDVD.com.

About Hearst Entertainment

Hearst Entertainment has an extensive award-winning movie library, representing the work of more than 75 top independent producers in more than 250 films. In addition, Hearst has a variety of reality and lifestyle series and specials and an animation catalog of over 600 half hours of programming including such classic characters as Popeye, Flash Gordon, Prince Valiant, Betty Boop and Blondie. Hearst Entertainment Productions has become one of the leading producers of documentary and reality programming producing over 100 hours of award-winning and highly rated shows each year. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Actuality Productions, HEP has structured a creative unit that produces top-flight entertainment in a number of genres. Among the new projects on the company’s slate are The Big Build, and Sahara, for The History Channel, The Newspaper for Bravo, Garden Police for Discovery Home and Anatomy of a Natural Disaster for The National Geographic Channel. Returning shows include The History Channel’s Modern Marvels, one of the networks highest rated series and Engineering Disasters. For more information, please visit http://www.hearstcorp.com/.

The Legend of Prince Valiant Volume 2

Street Date: January 16th, 2007

Order Date: December 8th, 2006

Catalog #: 46977-9

Retail Price: $39.98