Thursday, July 18, 2013
SDCC 2013: Shout! Factory Brings Back Pee-Wee's Playhouse
“We could not be more excited to collaborate with Paul Reubens on this fantastic venture. PEE-WEE’S PLAYHOUSE is a cultural touchstone for a generation, and its visually dynamic design and offbeat sense of humor were a genuine phenomenon,” stated Shout! Factory’s founders. “We are thrilled that this extensive restoration project is underway and look forward to presenting the series, for the first time in incredible high-definition and with behind-the-scenes bonus material. Fans will experience PEE-WEE’S PLAYHOUSE as never before and share it with a new generation audience.”
Shout! Factory announces a full-range of bonus content is currently in development for PEE-WEE’S PLAYHOUSE: THE COMPLETE SERIES multi-disc, Blu-ray box set. The company plans an aggressive rollout of this definitive complete series Blu-ray collection and individual seasons in 2014.
COMIC-CON ATTENDEES can get a glimpse of the restoration process at ‘The Digital Bits Presents Blu-ray Producers Panel 2013’ on Thursday, July 18 at 4 pm (Room 5AB, San Diego Convention Center).
Paul Reubens, star and creator of the series, commenting on the collaboration, stated, “The restoration has made Pee-wee’s Playhouse look astonishing. This has been an enormous undertaking and I am truly excited to work with Shout! Factory."
For over 25 years, the enormously popular Pee-wee Herman and innovative television series PEE-WEE’S PLAYHOUSE, created by, and starring Paul Reubens, has captured a special place in the hearts of millions of viewers, young and old. Since its initial premiere on CBS in 1986, this multiple Emmy®-winning children’s program became Saturday morning appointment viewing for kids in the 80s and 90s and has been a staple in the pop culture zeitgeist ever since. TV Guide named PEE-WEE’S PLAYHOUSE “one of the top ten cult television classics of all time. “