Porchlight Brings Kid Vid to Blu-ray with 'Animalia'

Posted Fri May 9, 2008 at 08:00 AM PDT by Peter Bracke

Indie Porchlight Home Entertainment has announced their debut high-def release, bringing the acclaimed PBS kid vid series 'Animalia' to Blu-ray this September.

Produced in high-definition, 'Animalia' is a popular PBS production based on the books by Graeme Base. The series mixes live action and computer animation as it follows two 11 year-olds who discover a portal to a world of talking animals via their local library.

Marking Porchlight's first foray into the next-gen arena, 'Animalia: Welcome to the Kingdom' will compile four half-hour episodes ("Forget-Me-Not," "Goodbye, We Must Be Staying," "Hello, We Must Be Going" and "The Mist of Time") on a single-disc set, and hit stores on September 23 (day-and-date with the standard DVD).

There are no tech specs or supplement details as of yet, but we'll keep you posted.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray has been set at $29.98.

You'll find preliminary specs for 'Animalia: Welcome to the Kingdom' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under September 23.

We've also set up a dedicated thread for Porchlight's high-def debut in our Forums area -- click the following link to discuss the 'Animalia: Welcome to the Kingdom' Blu-ray release.

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Animalia: Welcome to the Kingdom (Blu-ray)
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