Lionsgate Acquires NA Rights to HIT Library

(released 3/25/2008)

Lionsgate has acquired North American distribution rights to HIT Entertainment's family entertainment library. Some of the franchises include Thomas and Friends, Bob the Builder, Barney, Angelina Ballerina, Fireman Sam, Wallace & Gromit, and Fraggle Rock.

Lionsgate is scheduled to begin distributing releases in May 2008. Thomas and the Great Discovery, a feature length direct to DVD movie, features Pierce Brosnan as narrator and will be released in September.

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