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New Eloise DVDs

I received an email about this press release today from M80 marketing company, and thought that readers might be interested:

ME, ELOISE and ELOISE: LITTLE MISS CHRISTMAS will be available on DVD October 10, 2006.

TROY, MI (September 21, 2006) – I am Eloise. I am six. I live at The Plaza. Get ready for action-packed adventure at New York's Plaza hotel with the launch of the first-ever animated "Eloise" series with the DVD releases of two titles: ME, ELOISE and ELOISE: LITTLE MISS CHRISTMAS. Starz Media presents, in association with Handmade Films, produced by Film Roman, a Starz Company, will be releasing these first two titles in the series on DVD in stores October 10, 2006 (pre-order date August 30) with a suggested retail price of $14.98 each. The new releases feature fun eye-catching foil packaging and tons of cool DVD extras.

Based on the best-selling children's book series by Kay Thompson and breathtaking illustrations by Hilary Knight, ME , ELOISE and ELOISE: LITTLE MISS CHRISTMAS feature the classic animated six year-old, Eloise, as the unofficial reigning princess of New York's Plaza Hotel who lives a life many children would envy. Imagination runs wild and being bored is never allowed, in these long-awaited adventures.

Directed by Wes Archer (The Simpsons, King of the Hill), the new ELOISE series features the star-studded voice over talent of Golden Globe winner* Lynn Redgrave (Georgy Girl, Shine ), Tim Curry (The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Annie), Matthew Lillard (She's All That, Scooby Doo), Curtis Armstrong (Revenge of the Nerds), and the talented up and coming young actress, Mary Matilyn Mouser as Eloise.

In ME, ELOISE, it is Eloise's sixth birthday, and she is determined to make it a special party. Along with planning her big day, Eloise is busy making friends with a new girl at the hotel - a Japanese violin prodigy named Yuko. Of course, things don't go as planned and Eloise almost misses her own party!

More details and a video clip are available here and here.