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January 9, 2011

Award Winning DVD Series "How'd They Build That...?" Wins Teacher's Choice Award

Los Angeles, CA. The award winning Children's series "How'd They Build That..?" has snagged yet another award, the coveted Learning Magazine Teachers' Choice Award for the Family.

In 1994, Learning magazine introduced the first Teachers' Choice Awards program. Over the years, the program has grown to become one of the most recognized and prestigious awards in the educational market. The Teachers' Choice Awards for the Family program was launched in 2004 to recognize companies whose educational products work in the home environment. Teachers evaluate the products on educational value, originality and creativity, ease of use, safety and durability, high-interest level and motivation for children. Each product is evaluated on its own merit. Once the scoring is complete, the scores for each product are averaged. The top 20% of all entries receive an award. Only those products that meet our teachers' stringent standards are chosen.

Each "How'd They Build That...?" program takes viewers along for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at some of the country's most renowned assembly plants, showing how different types of vehicles - emergency, utility, delivery, construction, service and agricultural - are built, from frame stamping to assembly, engine installation to paint, to final inspection and activation.

Filmed in visually striking high-definition, "How'd They Build That?" combines live action with vivid, virtual 3-D animation, along with onscreen "Fun Facts" - which provides both interesting trivia and simple explanations of technical terminology - the series is sure to excite anyone who ever wondered where some of our most important big rigs come from.

Current titles in the series include "Fire Truck", "School Bus", "Big Truck", "Garbage Truck" and "Concrete Truck" with other titles coming as early as spring 2011.

Jim Swindel, Managing Partner at Marvelous Media commented "All of us are very excited about this recognition. We try hard to produce content that is both entertaining and educational for children, and while we are proud of all our parenting awards, to our knowledge, the Learning Magazine Teachers' Choice Awards for the Family is the only awards program that requires evaluators to be both a teacher and a parent. We will wear it proudly".

The DVDs are recommended for ages 4 and older and retail for $7.99 each (plus S&H) or $34.95 for the set of five w/ free shipping & handling. For more information email sales@marvelousmedia.net, visit the online store at www.marvelousmedia.net or phone 310-228-3100 X 201. "How'd They Build That ..?" titles are also available for sale at Amazon.com and most other online retailers

December 22, 2008

How'd They Build That? Wins Awards

Engaging New DVD Series How'd They Build That? Wins Awards from Film Advisory Board and Mr. Dad

The engaging, thrilling new DVD series, How'd They Build That?, has won awards from national organizations that honor the very best in children's entertainment and education products. The initial titles in the series, "Fire Truck" and "Big Truck" received the Film Advisory Board's Seal of Approval and Mr. Dad's Holiday 2008 Seal of Approval.

October 1, 2008

Come Learn About Cons-TRUCK-tion!

Engaging New DVD Series How'd They Build That? Revs Up Children's Curiosity and Knowledge About Big Rigs

Initial Titles in the Launch Fire Truck and Big Truck Motor Into Stores November 11, 2008 From Marvelous Media

We see them everyday on our nation's highways, byways and neighborhood roads. They haul, transport, deliver and even race to a variety of destinations provide services and supplies needed everyday. They are America's trucks. Now, in the engaging new DVD series How'd They Build That?, vehicle enthusiasts of every age can learn all about how these important motorized tools of society are created from the frame up. The first two titles, "Fire Truck" and "Big Truck," deliver into stores Nov. 11th from Marvelous Media.

Each How'd They Build That? program takes viewers along for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at some of the country's most renowned assembly plants, showing how different types of vehicles - emergency, utility, delivery, construction, service and agricultural - are built, from frame stamping to assembly, engine installation to paint, to final inspection and activation.

Filmed in visually striking high-definition, How'd They Build That? combines live action with vivid, virtual 3-D animation, along with onscreen "Fun Facts" - which provides both interesting trivia and simple explanations of technical terminology - the series is sure to excite anyone who ever wondered where some of our most important big rigs come from. So start your engines and gear up for a truckin' good time!

The initial titles in the How'd They Build That? series include:
"Fire Truck" - Take a tour of the Seagrave Fire Apparatus plant in Clintonville, Wisconsin, the oldest continuously operating fire truck manufacturer in the U.S. Learn about Frederick Seagrave and how he went from orchard ladder maker to fire vehicle industrialist. Watch how, still to this day, human hands work side by side with the most modern of technology to construct each truck. Find out the differences between the numerous types of fire engines and trucks, what distinguishes them from each other and how each vehicle's components - including ladders, hoses and safety features - are created, installed and operated.

"Big Truck" - Come visit the International Truck Assembly Plant in Springfield, Ohio, which has been in operation for over 100 years and has built more than 5 million trucks. Watch as the truck-building process is broken down, introducing each plant machine's function, how the parts are made and assembled and some basic manufacturing terminology, too. Watch as the passenger cab is formed, how the engine is installed and learn fun facts and trivia along the way as these massive utility, delivery and service trucks are put into operation from start to finish.

Future titles in the How'd They Build That? series will include School Bus, Garbage Truck, Locomotive, Big Earthmover, Concrete Mixer Truck, Military Machines and more. The DVDs are recommended for ages 4 and older and will retail for $8.99. To order or for more information contact Marvelous Media 888-251-3661 or visit www.marvelousmedia.net.

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