SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment announced today its expansion into the sale of home entertainment products in retail outlets with the release of “Turtle: The Incredible Journey.” The DVD and Blu-ray of the film is now available through retailers and on-line sellers nationwide. The film is available to consumers on Netflix, Amazon, Blockbuster and Best Buy Web sites as well as in Walmart and Kroger retail stores.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment develops entertainment products that connect people to nature and animals, and the company’s new product line will bring to life such extraordinary stories for a home audience.
Other DVDs set for retail release in 2012 include “Saving a Species,” the Emmy Award-winning series (individual titles and special collector sets) that tells the story of endangered animals and conservation projects. Each title in the series tells the story of a different species, from penguins and manatees to gorillas and elephants, educating viewers about these animals’ unique characteristics and struggles for survival. The home entertainment line also will feature DVDs of live theatrical productions seen in the SeaWorld parks, giving fans the opportunity to view these popular shows as often as they like.
Details on “Turtle: The Incredible Journey” release:
This award-winning, stunning documentary follows the life and migration of a loggerhead turtle from hatching to maturity and a return to its original Florida nesting grounds. The loggerhead turtle, a threatened species, has one of the longest and most difficult migrations of any marine animal: Newly hatched sea turtles make their way from the beach into the ocean, and then begin a voyage that can span the entire Atlantic Ocean, only to return decades later to that same beach. The film follows the loggerhead turtle on an adventure of more than 9,000 miles.
In addition to the feature film, bonus materials on both the DVD and Blu-ray releases include interviews with director Nick Stringer and narrator Miranda Richardson, and a look behind-the-scenes at SeaWorld’s wildlife rescue program. Turtles are among the dozens of species that benefit from the rescue program, which has aided 20,000 mammals, birds, reptiles and fish since its inception.
For information about the film and retail locations, visit www.turtle-film.com.
The 10 parks of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment inspire 23 million guests a year to celebrate and conserve the natural world. Through up-close animal encounters, educational attractions and innovative entertainment, each of those guests leaves with a heightened sensitivity to the world around them and an awareness of the plight of animals in the wild.
The company also announced this year the formation of SeaWorld Pictures.