SOURCE: In The Zone Entertainment
LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 21, 2012) - Get ready to twist and shout with the ZhuZhu Pets® when the world's most beloved hamsters pay homage to the lads from Liverpool on their new CD, ZhuZhu Pets Meet The Beatles. It's in stores here, there and everywhere Tuesday, July 31. The family entertainment label, In The Zone Entertainment, is distributing the CD through INgrooves Fontana/Universal.
Children and grown-ups alike will want to sing along eight days a week as the Furry Four, Mr. Squiggles, Pipsqueak, Num Nums and Chunk, sing the songs from the Fab Four's first LP Meet The Beatles. Tracks include "I Want To Hold Your Hand," "I Saw Her Standing There," "All My Loving," "Little Child," "Hold Me Tight," and more plus the bonus "ZhuZhu Pets Beatles Medley."
The medley featuring snippets of "I Want To Hold Your Hand," "It Won't Be Long," "All My Loving," "Little Child," "Hold Me Tight," and "I Wanna Be Your Man," as performed by the ZhuZhus is the first single and will be available for digital download at iTunes, and all digital retailers (SRP $.99) on June 19.
With a little help from their friends and producer Ken Stacey, the ZhuZhus bring a touch of whimsy to the unmistakable Beatles sound -- the arrangements, the harmonies and those instantly recognizable melodies that took the world by storm in 1964.
Mr. Stacey, an in-demand vocalist who coached several seasons of American Idol hopefuls and toured the world as a background singer with Michael Jackson and Elton John, worked closely with Mr. Squiggles, Pipsqueak, Num Nums, Chunk and their musicians to faithfully recreate the classic collection.
"They were wonderful to work with," Stacey said of the studio experience. "Sure, they enjoyed their playtime scampering around the floor and squealing happily, but when it came time to lay down these tracks, the ZhuZhus put down their carrots and really came to life and sang with all the joy in their hearts. They LOVE to sing!"
"We are excited to be the musical home of the ZhuZhu Pets, who have had a tremendous impact around the world," commented In The Zone Managing Directors Chuck Gullo and Craig Sussman. "As music fans ourselves, it was important that this record stay true to the musicianship and overall quality and feel of the Beatles, while making it fun and engaging for kids. We know the ZhuZhu fans will be delighted with ZhuZhu Pets Meet The Beatles and grown-ups will love it, too."
ZhuZhu fans of all ages will be able to keep up with the latest ZhuZhu Pets Music News, plus find creative activities and contests at:
Facebook: ZhuZhu Pets Music, Twitter: @ZhuZhuPetsMusic and
Pinterest: ZhuZhu Pets Music
Or visit the Furry Four, at their official headquarters, the Zhu-niverse!
Official ZhuZhu Pets website, Facebook: Zhuniverse, Twitter: @Zhuniverse, and on YouTube: Official Zhuniverse
The full CD is available digitally for your convenience here. You will need a password. Please email us now to request. Physical copies are available also by request.
About ZhuZhu Pets®:
ZhuZhu Pets® are the global toy phenomenon that have captured the hearts and imaginations of more than 30 million children worldwide. Beyond the classic ZhuZhu® hamsters, the brand also includes ZhuZhu Pets® Princess, ZhuZhu Pets® Puppies, ZhuZhuPets® Babies and ZhuZhu® Pets Safari characters and play sets. Recognized for its innovation and creativity, ZhuZhu Pets® has been the recipient of the coveted Toy of The Year Award nine times in seven countries. In 2011, ZhuZhu Pets® along with Universal Home Entertainment released its first feature film, Quest for Zhu. The 72-minute DVD features the core four characters Mr. Squiggles, Pipsqueak, Num Nums and Chunk in a family-friendly, heart-warming tale of adventure and friendship. ZhuZhu Pets® toys and entertainment are available at all major retailers. For more information, please go to www.zhuniverse.com.
About In The Zone Entertainment Group
IN THE ZONE Entertainment (ITZ Entertainment) specializes in the creation, marketing and distribution of music, film and home entertainment properties for the family, kids, and tween markets. In addition, the company signs promotes and sells music by recording artists affiliated with its brand campaigns, and produces soundtracks and concept albums for animated and live action films, video games and television. The company launched in 2011 with its first music offering: The soundtrack for the animated film "Quest For Zhu," based on the wildly successful ZhuZhu Pets® brand.