The Emmy Award Winning Animated Comedy “The Ricky Gervais Show” To Be Released On DVD January 4, 2011 By Warner Home Video


WEBWIRE – Monday, October 25, 2010

– Burbank, CA – Popular, award-winning English comedian Ricky Gervais (“The Office,” “Extras”) comes to life in animated form in “The Ricky Gervais Show,” the Emmy Award-winning series set for release on DVD by Warner Home Video January 4, 2011. The release will feature all 13 half-hour episodes from the show’s first season on two discs, plus bonus material. Titled “The Ricky Gervais Show: The Complete First Season,” this release will retail for $29.98 SRP. Order due date has been set for November 30, 2010.

From the creators of the smash-hits “The Office” and “Extras,” “The Ricky Gervais Show” is an animated comedy based on a series of highly popular audio podcasts voiced by Gervais, collaborator Stephen Merchant, and colleague/friend Karl Pilkington that have been set to clever, eye-catching animation. The podcasts’ storylines, which were inspired by Pilkington’s offbeat musings about life, built a tremendous following amongst fans, earning a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most downloads. Among the topics discussed in season one are Pilkington’s view on population control, monkeys in space, lion mutilation, public nudity, reversing the aging process, “Monkey News” segments and much more.

“The Ricky Gervais Show” premiered on HBO in February 2010 and won an Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Animation Character Design. Gervais earned a spot on Time Magazine’s 2010 list of Most Influential People and has been selected to host the Golden Globe Awards for the second time in 2011. He has earned multiple awards for his work in television, including Emmy and Golden Globe Awards.

DVD Special Features Include:

• Channel 4 Comedy Gala Animation
• Episode Story Board

“‘The Ricky Gervais Show’ is a must have DVD for anyone looking to have a great laugh and a good time. Ricky, Karl and Stephen share a great sense of camaraderie and make a delightful, entertaining team. With the addition of imaginative animation, their hilarious podcast material is elevated to a whole new level,” said Rosemary Markson, WHV Vice President, TV and Special Interest Marketing. She added, “We are pleased to release this fun series on DVD.”

Featured Episodes Include:

“Space Monkey”
“Knob at Night”
“Charity”
“Dolphins”
“Glass Houses”
“Cobblers”
“The Diary”
“Nuts”
“The Jockey”
“The Fight”
“Beatles”
“Noises”
“Freaks”

About Warner Home Video:

With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, a division of the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video’s film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group:

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment/videogames, direct-to-DVD production, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. WBHEG is responsible for the global distribution of content through DVD, electronic sell-through and VOD, and delivery of theatrical content to wireless and online channels, and is also a significant worldwide publisher for both internal and third party videogame titles.

For more information on this and other titles distributed by Warner Home Video, visit www.whvdirect.com.



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