Halifax, NS – 23 July 2015 – DHX Brands, the dedicated brand-management and consumer-products arm of DHX Media (“DHX” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: DHXM; TSX: DHX.A, DHX.B), today announced that the latest installment of its hit action series Slugterra is coming to Cineplex theatres across Canada this summer on the weekend of August 15-16.
The 90-minute movie, Slugterra: Eastern Caverns, will have a limited engagement in more than 50 theatres nationwide. Fans will want to book their tickets in advance and get to the theatres early, as each location will give away a limited number of slug figures to the first attendees.
For showtimes, ticket sales or to view the Slugterra: Eastern Caverns trailer, please visit: http://www.cineplex.com/Movie/slugterra-eastern-caverns
DHX has also teamed up with Entertainment One (eOne) to bring Slugterra: Eastern Caverns to DVD and digital download in Canada, along with previous seasons of the show. With the release date to be announced, Eastern Caverns will be available this fall at participating retailers.
“Our theatrical screening last August for the movie Slugterra: Return of the Elementals had excellent reception across the country, and we’re thrilled to be working with Cineplex and eOne to make this year’s event even more exciting,” said Asaph Fipke, Chief Content Officer, Kids & Family at DHX Media and creator of the series. “We can’t wait for kids to join the Shane Gang as they explore the Eastern Caverns for the very first time!”
In Slugterra: Eastern Caverns, Eli and the Shane Gang accompany Junjie to his home in the strange and beautiful Eastern Caverns. But the sinister Emperor and his henchmen have pillaged every cavern of its slugs, and without the slugs’ energy, the Eastern Caverns have grown dark and dangerous. Junjie is determined to rescue the slugs, save his homeland, and redeem the legacy he left behind while under the Emperor’s control as the Dark Slinger—and with Eli and the gang at his side, he won’t have to do it alone.
For more information, please contact:
Jenna Spearing, Senior Marketing Coordinator, DHX Media
E: Jenna.Spearing@dhxmedia.com or T: +1 604-484-0266
Choose your ammo… Slug it out! Slugterra is an epic sci‐fi comedy adventure set deep underground, where the ammo’s alive and only the quick survive! In this luminous, high‐tech, underground world every cavern holds a new adventure, new battle and weird little slugs to be discovered. Eli Shane is determined to be the greatest slugslinging hero of them all. To do it, he’ll need to collect and train an army of little critters called slugs. When these magical creatures are fired at 100 MPH out of a high‐powered blaster, they transform into powerful battle beasts! The adventure follows Eli and his team of friends as they explore the caverns, challenge rivals and each other to duels, upgrade their cool gear, and generally have a blast in this never‐before imagined underground world. But there is a very real threat to Slugterra; Dr. Blakk is seeking to “ghoul” the slugs, transforming them into feral mindless weapons! No one has been able to stand up to Blakk’s powerful ghouls and army of henchmen…until now! 59 x 22 minutes (includes option for 1 x 90-minute, 1 x 70-minute and 2 x 44-minute TV movies) plus 56 x 1-minute bonus shorts.
About DHX Brands
DHX Brands is the dedicated brand-management and consumer-products arm of DHX Media Ltd. (NASDAQ: DHXM; TSX: DHX.A, DHX.B) (www.dhxmedia.com), a leading creator, producer, marketer and broadcaster of family entertainment. DHX Brands specializes in creating, building and maintaining high-profile global entertainment brands within the children’s and young-adult markets. With expertise in brand development, licensing, marketing and creative, we develop brands which captivate and inspire through engaging content, first-class distribution, quality consumer products, immersive live experiences, and digital media. DHX Brands’ world-class portfolio includes Teletubbies, Twirlywoos, In the Night Garden, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, Make It Pop!, Slugterra, and Degrassi. DHX Brands has offices in London, Toronto and Los Angeles.
About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Spain, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South Korea. Through established Film and Television divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 40,000 film and television titles, 4,500 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.