FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“The most fun you’ll ever have at a Marvel movie”
-- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"One of the most entertaining blockbusters
of the year” --Clayton Davis, Awards Circuit
BRING HOME ONE OF THE BIGGEST SUPER HERO MOVIE OF 2017
Strikes Digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and Movies Anywhere on Feb. 20
and 4K Ultra HD™ and Blu-ray™ on March 6
BURBANK, Calif., Jan. 10, 2018— Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” the God of Thunder’s third installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, electrified both audiences and critics alike reaching over $845M at the global box office.Now the colorful cosmic adventure, loaded with action, humor, drama and spectacle, bursts into homesDigitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™, and Movies Anywhere, on Feb. 20 and on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand on March 6.
In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok – the destruction of his home world and the end of Asgardian civilization – at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela (Cate Blanchett). But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger – the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) – and grapple with his silver-tongued adopted brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston), the fierce warrior Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) and the eccentric Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum).
Fans who bring home the Ultimate Cinematic Universe Edition (4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital) of “Thor: Ragnarok” will experience all the thunderous action and lightning-fast wit in stunning 4K Ultra HD with next-generation high dynamic range (HDR) visuals and Dolby Atmos immersive audio. Exclusive, never-before-seen bonus features include deleted scenes; hilarious outtakes; an exclusive short: part three of the mockumentary “Team Thor,” retitled “Team Darryl” and featuring an eccentric new roommate; the evolution of MCU’s heroes culminating in “Avengers: Infinity War;” numerous making-of featurettes which explore the unique vision of director Taika Waititi; the story’s unstoppable women; the effortlessly charismatic Korg; the tyrannical leader of Sakaar, the Grandmaster; and the film’s comic-book origins; audio commentary by Waititi; and more.
BONUS MATERIAL (may vary by retailer):
- Director’s Introduction
- Deleted/Extended Scenes - Deleted Scenes: The Sorcerer Supreme, Skurge Finds Heimdall & Hulk Chases Thor Through Sakaar and Extended Scenes: Thor Meets the Grandmaster, Stupid Avenger vs. Tiny Avenger & Grandmaster and Topaz
- Gag Reel - Watch a collection of goofs, gaffes and pratfalls starring the cast
- Exclusive Short/Team Darryl – Fresh off being unseated as the ruler of Sakaar, the Grandmaster makes his way to Earth to start a new life. It’s been over a year since Thor left Australia and Darryl has been struggling to pay his rent. Now Darryl needs a new roommate to help make the monthly payments. Unfortunately for Darryl, the Grandmaster was the only one who answered Darryl’s “Roommate Needed” ad and with no viable options, the Grandmaster moves in.
- Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years - The Evolution of Heroes – Marvel’s universe is vast and transcends both time and space. We’ll examine the Cinematic Universe as a whole and revisit each of our heroes’ current location and their place in the current MCU timeline, as it all leads up to the one culminating event: “Avengers: Infinity War.”
- Getting in Touch with Your Inner Thor – “Thor: Ragnarok” director Taika Waititi has brought his unique sensibility and sense of humor to the film in a great many ways but it is the evolution of Thor’s own sense of humor, which stands out the most in the new film. This piece explores the impact Chris Hemsworth has made on the development of his widely-loved character and celebrates the mighty cast and crew who reveal the fun and hard work that went into assembling Thor’s eccentric counterparts.
- Unstoppable Women: Hela & Valkyrie – This piece explores the strong female characters in “Thor: Ragnarok,” their importance in the MCU, their incredible casting and their epic comic origins.
- Finding Korg – A tongue-in-cheek interview with Taika on casting Korg. He describes the difficult search for just the right evolution of the character design, and the nuances of this instantly classic character in the MCU. This conversation will also delve into all the extraordinary visual effects that brought Korg, Sakaar and the worlds of “Thor: Ragnarok” to life.
- Sakaar: On the Edge of the Known and Unknown – Sakaar is the collection point for all lost and unloved things. This documentary will answer all known and unknown questions while also exploring the hard work and creativity that went into creating the look and feel of Sakaar. From design inspired by Jack Kirby’s classic artwork to the dedication of the visual development team to the awe-inspiring physical and digital production, you will see this distant world come alive.
- Journey into Mystery – A deep dive story piece with the writers, director and producer Kevin Feige about the inspirations for “Thor: Ragnarok” within the comics. Most notably, the contest of champions limited series where the Grandmaster pitted our favorite heroes against one another as he does in the film. This piece also further explores Thor’s comic book origins and classic arcs through interviews with some of the most important comic creators, such as Walt Simonson and Jack Kirby.
- 8bit Scenes - Final Bridge Battle + Sakaar Spaceship Battle. Dive into these climactic sequences presented in retro video-game format.
- Directors Commentary
- Evolution of Thor and Hulk’s Bromance – We’ll examine this Super Hero friendship, which has spanned through several Marvel films. From their original Helicarrier fight match to the now iconic Hulk punch from Avengers 1, see how Marvel’s most powerful Super Heroes become the most extraordinary Super Hero buddies.
- Additional Deleted Scenes –Travel to Asgard & Race To The Wormhole
DISC SPECIFICATIONS (applies to film content only):
Product SKUs: Cinematic Universe Edition (4K UHD+Blu-ray+Digital),Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital), Digital HD/SD/4K UHD, DVD and On-Demand
Feature Run Time: Approximately 130 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Audio: UHD BD: English Dolby Atmos 7.1.4, English & Spanish 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus, French Canadian 5.1 Dolby Digital, English DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital
Blu-ray: English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, Spanish & French Canadian 5.1 Dolby Digital, English DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital
DVD: English, Spanish & French Canadian 5.1 Dolby Digital, English DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital
Digital UHD: English Dolby Atmos 7.1.4, English DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital
Digital HD: English & French Canadian 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital, English DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital
Languages/Subtitles: UHD BD: English SDH, Spanish, French Canadian
Blu-ray: English SDH, Spanish, French Canadian
DVD: English SDH & CC, Spanish, French Canadian
Digital UHD: English CC, Spanish, French Canadian
Digital HD: English CC, Spanish, French Canadian
“THOR: RAGNAROK” CAST & CREW
“Thor: Ragnarok” features a star-studded cast that includes Chris Hemsworth (“Rush,” “In the Heart of the Sea”) who returns to the title role of the hammer-wielding hero of Asgard. He is joined by Golden Globe® winner Tom Hiddleston (“The Night Manager,” “Kong: Skull Island”) as Thor’s duplicitous adopted brother, Loki; two-time Oscar® winner Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine,” “Carol”) as the villainous Hela; Emmy® nominee and Golden Globe winner Idris Elba (“Luther,” “Pacific Rim”) as the Asgardian sentry, Heimdall; Jeff Goldblum (“Jurassic Park,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel”) as the eccentric dictator, Grandmaster, ruler of Sakaar; Tessa Thompson (“Creed,” “Selma”) as the fierce warrior, Valkyrie; Karl Urban (“Star Trek” trilogy, “The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King”) as Skurge, one of Asgard’s strongest warriors; three-time Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo (“Spotlight,” “The Kids Are All Right”), reprising his role of Bruce Banner/The Hulk from “The Avengers” and “The Avengers: Age of Ultron”; and Academy Award® winner Anthony Hopkins (“The Silence of the Lambs,” “Nixon” ) again portraying Odin, King of Asgard.
“Thor: Ragnarok” is directed by Taika Waititi and is from a screenplay by Eric Pearson and Craig Kyle & Christopher L. Yost. Kevin Feige produces and is joined by executive producers Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Thomas M. Hammel and Stan Lee.
Waititi assembled a talented team behind the camera that included Oscar®-winning production designer Dan Hennah (“The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogies) and production designer Ra Vincent (“What We Do in the Shadows”); six-time Goya Award-winning, BAFTA-nominated cinematographer Javier Aguirresarobe, ASC (“Secretos del corazón,” “The Others”); film editor Joel Negron (“The Nice Guys,” “Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon”) award-winning costume designer Mayes C. Rubeo (“Avatar,” “Apocalypto”); VFX supervisor Jake Morrison (Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man,” “Thor: The Dark World”) and composer Mark Mothersbaugh (“21 Jump Street,” “The Lego Movie”).
ABOUT MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT:
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit marvel.com. ©2018MARVEL
ABOUT THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS:
For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; Lucasfilm; and Touchstone Pictures. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!.
ABOUT MOVIES ANYWHERE (MA):
Movies Anywheresimplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Movies Anywhere brings together the movies from Sony Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Film, The Walt Disney Studios (including Disney, Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm), Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. Participating digital retailers at launch are Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes and Vudu. Movies Anywhere offers a library of over 7,300 digital movies at launch, including new releases, and will continue to expand the consumer experience as more content providers, digital retailers and platforms are added. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can connect their Movies Anywhere account with participating digital retailers and enjoy their favorite digital movies from the comfort of their living room and across multiple devices and platforms, including Amazon Fire devices; Android devices and Android TV; Apple TV; Chromecast; iPhone, iPad and iPod touch; Roku® devices and popular browsers. Consumers can also redeem digital copy codes found in eligible Blu-ray and DVD disc packages from participating studios and enjoy them through Movies Anywhere.
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Our canine companions also serve in the line of duty and under fire, whether helping police protect our home turf or accompanying soldiers on missions abroad.
In Paws of Courage: True Tales of Heroic Dogs That Protect and Serve (ages 10+, $12.99), readers will cheer for the hero dogs featured in this collection, profiled with stunning photos and inspiring tales of bravery, friendship, heroism, and devotion. From Sergeant Stubby, the first dog to be given a rank for his work during WWI, to Spike, who served on more than 100 combat missions in Afghanistan to dogs who serve closer to home at places like Ground Zero, the Seattle Police Department and in airports across the nation, canine heroes are spotlighted in five different sections that detail the various roles dogs have played throughout the years.
Opening with a forward from Ronald L. Aiello, President of the U.S. War Dogs Association, the book also features text boxes with questions that kids would ask paired with answers from military-dog handlers and each section concludes with information on related topics.
"The bonds between more than 20 military and law enforcement dogs and their handlers are lovingly and proudly shown in this compact, fact- and photo-filled offering. The narratives are heartfelt, and there are enough photographs of the pooches in action to please any dog lover......will make readers want to go home and hug the doggie heroes in own their lives" -- Booklist
Reviews for PAWS OF COURAGE:
This compact, photo-filled book celebrates service dogs of all kinds as Furstinger profiles more than 20 real-life combat, rescue, police, and tracker dogs, among others. Furstinger explains how various breeds’ physical, behavioral, and biological characteristics enable them to excel. Descriptions of the powerful bonds between service dogs and their handlers, as well as happy service dog retirements, contribute to a lively and touching narrative.
Myriad canines loyally serve in a variety of roles aiding their human companions; National Geographic portrays the efforts of 24 working dogs. The photographs will make this highly appealing to dog lovers who will also find the brief text and short chapters easy to manage.(Nonfiction. 9-14)
The bonds between more than 20 military and law enforcement dogs and their handlers are lovingly and proudly shown in this compact, fact- and photo-filled offering. The narratives are heartfelt, and there are enough photographs of the pooches in action to please any dog lover. [This book]... addresses a wide range of interests and age levels and will make readers want to go home and hug the doggie heroes in own their lives.
Green Apple Entertainment Proudly Presents
Sometimes We all Need to be Rescued …
Based on a True Story, Moving Family Drama on DVD Jan. 5th
Sales Benefit the Susie’s Hope Nonprofit to End Animal Abuse
“The actors – human and canine alike – bring a palpable sincerity to their performances.”
— Yes! Weekly
“A very dramatic tale that will warm your heart.”
— The Dove Foundation
“(out of 4)”
— Winston-Salem Journal
BOCA RATON — Jan. 18, 2016 — For Immediate Release — The motion picture Susie’s Hope – which portrays the real-life story of a pit bull-attack survivor, a brutally abused, pit bull-mix puppy and their journey
to heal and forgive together – will be available on DVD Jan. 5 from Green Apple Entertainment.
Based on a touching, true story that led to the successful passing of Susie’s Law in North Carolina – which seeks stricter punishment for animal abusers – Susie’s Hope brings to
life the inspirational relationship between pit bull-attack survivor Donna Lawrence and a pit bull-mix puppy found beaten, burned and left to die.
The eight-week-old puppy had licked the face of her owner’s newborn baby and, for the offense, was beaten so severely that her jaw was broken and her teeth knocked out.
She was then set on fire and left for dead. Ten days later, the puppy was discovered in a Greensboro, N.C., park, barely alive. She was suffering from second- and third-degree burns over 60 percent of her tiny
body—leaving the young animal with egregious injuries that would cause permanent damage and scars across her back and with her ears burned beyond recognition.
Realizing neglect and abuse were to blame for the tragic pit bull attack that Donna had endured just 10 months earlier –
which nearly claimed her life, caused her to miscarry her baby and left her with the inability to have children – Donna rescues the puppy, naming her Susie.
Despite a veterinarian’s recommendation to euthanize the critically injured puppy, Donna raises the funds for Susie’s extensive treatment (daily over the course of two months) and – despite objections from family and friends –
welcomes Susie into her home. Together, they learn to heal and forgive as they lead a historic effort to seek justice and protection, not only for Susie, but for all animals, in this incredible story of love, loss and redemption.
Directed byJerry Rees(Disney’s California Adventure TV special, The Marrying Man, The Brave Little Toaster), Susie’s Hope stars Emmanuelle Vaugier (ABC’s Mistresses, WB’s Two and a Half Men, CBS’ CSI: NY, Saw II,
Secondhand Lions, 40 Days and 40 Nights), Burgess Jenkins (CBS’ The Young and the Restless, Lifetime’s Army Wives, The Reaping, Remember the Titans) and Andrea Powell
(Ender’s Game, The Twilight: Breaking Dawn Saga: Part 2, Get Low, The Legend of Bagger Vance).
The Susie’s Hope soundtrack features recordings by Charlie Daniels (“Susie Q”) and Vince Gill (“Wake up Little Susie”).
A Dove Foundation family-approved film, Susie’s Hope will be carried in Walmart stores across the nation and is also available via Amazon.com and select digital retail outlets.
A portion of the proceeds from DVD sales benefits the Susie’s Hope Nonprofit, a 501(c)(3) charity, to foster awareness of the animal abuse that exists in our nation and to work to end this epidemic
by providing education to people of all ages. Together, Donna and Susie attend events and visit schools, churches and other organizations. The charity also produces life-like Susie’s Hope plush animals with embroidered
scars (carried by Toys & Company), which serve as an educational tool. Susie is the 2014 American Humane Association Therapy Dog and the 2014 American Humane Association Hero Dog.
Susie’s Hopeis presented in widescreen with an aspect ratio of 16 x 9 (1.78:1) and 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound. A production of Susie’s Hope Movie, LLC, in association with
Stone’s Throw Films and ALTAIR Casting and Productions Services, distributed by Green Apple Entertainment.
Watch the film at …
For screening purposes only. Please do not post.
DVD screener available upon request.
About Susie’s Hope Nonprofit:
Susie’s Hope™ (High Point, NC) is a nonprofit organization formed to foster awareness surrounding the animal abuse that exists in our nation and to work to end the tragic epidemic by providing
education to people of all ages. In a team effort, Donna and Susie visit schools, churches and organizations and attend pet adoption fairs and fundraisers to motivate and educate people. The life-like
Susie’s Hope plush animals with embroidered scars (carried by Toys & Company) serve as a nurturing social and educational tool. For more information, visit: www.susieshope.com.
About Green Apple Entertainment:
Green Apple Entertainment is a leading international distributor of quality, independent entertainment on DVD, Blu-ray, download and streaming platforms and cable VOD. Headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla.,
Green Apple works directly with filmmakers to cultivate superior filmmaking for a variety of genres – including action, drama, romance, thrillers, horror/sci-fi, documentaries, family and animation –
and fresh new viewing experiences for a diverse array of audiences. Green Apple was founded in 2005 by industry veteran Tim Warren. Visit www.GreenApple.com
Green Apple Entertainment
Genre: Family Drama
Original Air Date: UP TV, August 2014
Running Time: Approx. 105 Minutes
Suggested Retail Price: $9.96
Street Date: January 5, 2016
Catalog #: GAE-F305
UPC Code: #818768011042
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Jon Patch - Host, Producer, Reporter, Everything Guy
Barry Seibold - The Other Guy, Vet Tech
Bob Page - Executive Producer
Steve Brooks author of Dog Bites will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 12/20/14 at 5 PM EST to discuss and give away his new book
Kevin Fick, Worldwise CEO, will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 12/20/14 at 6:30 PM EST to discuss and give away products from the Kathy Ireland pet line
David DeLorenzo, Fruitables President, will join Jon & Talkin' Pets 12/20/14 at 730 PM EST to discuss and give away their Vanilla Snowflake dog treats
EVERY DAY WITH RACHAEL RAY APRIL ISSUE
Spring is on the way!
Spring has sprung in the April 2014 issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray. It’s a time to lighten up our diets, clean our houses and revive our routines after a long, cold winter. Let’s encourage spring along in the kitchen and on our plates with lean meats on green salads, lots of fresh peas and green onions, asparagus and baby vegetables, seafood and light soups.
The New Mediterranean Diet (p. 108)It’s not just from Italy anymore! Bring this healthy, delicious cuisine home, with easy tips from chefs and a nutritionist.
30-Minute Meals (p. 92) Dig in to spring with the season’s freshest ingredients: asparagus, peas, lamb and more!
Money Talk (p.78) Save more than $1,000 in a year with eco-expert Danny Seo’s green tips for cutting waste and cost!
Word of Mouth (p. 45) April Fools’ Day restaurant pranks, futuristic forks, beauty products made from foodie leftovers, bold new breath-fresheners and concerts in the air.
Waste Not, Want Not (p. 48) Oddly enough, certain by-products of the food- and booze-making world are great skin savers in disguise—and they’ve been upcycled into some of our favorite new beauty finds.
Service with a Smile (p. 45) Eat, drink and be wary: Restaurants love a good April Fools’ Day joke! Read on for the funniest, from mock menus to nationwide advertisements of, well... see for yourself.
On the Cover: Mac & Cheese Makeover (p. 4) This ingenious recipe makes a simple dish even simpler: You don’t boil the pasta; it bakes in the creamy sauce. You’ll save around 15 minutes, plus that’s one less pot to clean!
Taste Test – Hooray for Hummus (p. 88) Three cheers for chickpeas! We picked our five fave hummus brands.
Month of Sensational Soups (insert) This month, get five classic recipes (chicken, potato, black bean and more!) and super-easy additions that will turn them into 25 different healthy and delicious meals.
Kristin Chenoweth’s Cooking Cred (p. 136) We’ve always thought the Tony- and Emmy-award winner was super sweet. When Kristin let us into her kitchen, we found out that her appetite leans to the sugary side, too!
About Every Day With Rachael Ray
Launched in 2005, Every Day With Rachael Ray and its partner website, RachaelRayMag.com, deliver a fresh, keep-it-real approach to food, travel, entertaining, beauty, style and home that helps readers take things off their to-do lists and have fun while they're doing it. Every Day With Rachael Ray is published 10 times a year by Meredith Corporation [NYSE: MDP], with a rate base of 1.7 million and an audience of 7.4 million readers. Every Day With Rachael Ray was named AdAge’s 2006 Magazine Launch of the Year, and also landed on the publication’s “A List” of Top 10 Magazines in 2007.
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BagUp & Rake is the Ultimate Pet Cleanup Tool
Revolutionary home tool was voted "Best in Class" at the 2013 National Hardware Show
Poway, Calif. — Braincase Solutions introduced the Bagup & Rake Combo, the ultimate pet cleanup tool, which was voted "Best in Class" at the 2013 National Hardware Show. Cleanup is a snap with the Bagup. It holds up to 3x more debris than the average dustpan without blowing out. It's easy on your back, with no bending over. Recycle your grocery bags or use bio-degradable, compostable or kitchen plastic bags. Collect animal waste outdoors easily, or cat litter boxes and shedding pet hair indoors.
Bagup is also great for the kitchen, garage, bathroom and kid’s room.
- Household: Clean up hardwood and tile floors, house plants or Christmas tree needles, even counter-top messes.
- Garage/Workshop: Perfect for sweeping garage floors and workbenches or inside truck beds and car trunks.
- Outdoors: Use to clean your patio, deck and garden for cut grass, dead leaves and pruning trimmings.
- Events: Useful at children's parties, tailgating, and beach clean ups.
- Commercial/Industrial: Hospitals, offices, theme parks, stadiums, restaurants and churches, use the Bagup to whip any place into shape.
Bagup comes in three styles:
- The Bagup —$14.99
- Bagup + Rake Combo —$24.99
- Bagup + Broom Combo —$24.99
Bagup is sold at Amazon and Menards. For more information, visit www.bagupcleanup.com.
About Braincase Solutions
Braincase Solutions, LLC is a product house that focuses on designing and manufacturing high quality, innovative and affordable products made in the USA for commercial and consumer use, both inside and outside the business and home.
Braincase Solutions, LLC was founded by inventor and businessman, David Palmer. With over 29 years of inventing and introducing new, innovative products to the commercial and consumer markets, Palmer holds 7 U.S. patents, 3 international patents and several U.S. patents pending to produce products for the domestic and international markets.
Palmer and his team strive to provide simple and affordable solutions made in the USA to clean up commercial and consumer dwellings.
“Masson brings the behavior of his animal subjects vividly and enchantingly to life…Truly fascinating.”
– Dr. Jane Goodall on The Evolution of Fatherhood
“A masterpiece…the most comprehensive and compelling argument for animal sensibility that I've yet seen.”
– Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, on When Elephants Weep
“Masson's rare combination of passionate advocacy and scientific perspicacity makes this book unusually powerful. As a psychoanalyst, he addresses the psychological and emotional barriers that keep people from adopting a compassionate lifestyle - and one so manifestly in their own interest, as well as society's and the planet's.”
The Atlantic on The Face on Your Plate
What Animals Can Teach Us About the Origins of Good and Evil
by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
Bestselling author Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson has delved deep into the unexplored territory of animal emotions, but in his new book he tackles the wildest creature of all – humans. BEASTS: What Animals Can Teach Us About the Origins of Good and Evil (Bloomsbury; March 4, 2014) is an illuminating account of the relationship between humans, animals, and our perception of violence.
A given person might say they fear shark attacks more than his fellow man, but there is a glaring discrepancy with this prevalent misconception: sharks, orcas, big cats, and other fearsome predators are not nearly as aggressive as humans. We are the only species responsible for killing over 200 million of our own members in the last century alone.
Masson has taught us how to explore human emotions through animal behavior – the way dogs love, cats practice independence, and elephants grieve for their lost ones. In BEASTS, Masson examines the difference between the unchecked aggression and predatory behavior that separates humans from animals, and who the real beasts are.
Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, an ex-psychoanalyst and former director of the Freud Archives, is the author of numerous bestselling books on animal emotions, including Dogs Never Lie About Love and When Elephants Weep. He lives in New Zealand, but will be traveling to the U.S. at publication.
K-10+ WATER SOLUBLE DOG SUPPLEMENTS REVOLUTIONIZE PET HEALTHCARE FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND PRODUCT CELEBRATES NATIONWIDE PETCO LAUNCH
NEW YORK, NY – (February 3, 2014) – The recent nationwide launch of K-10+, the revolutionary new line of pre-measured, single serve water soluble vitamin packets for dogs, is a hit with dog owners. K-10+ has created an entirely new product category, and in the process has redefined what is possible with pet healthcare. The vet-approved, breakthrough proprietary formula dissolves in water, is up to 9x more effective than ordinary pills and chews. The easy to use packets solve a very common challenge for pet owners, are affordable and can be administered anywhere.
Ryan Holden Singer, founder of K-10+, shared, “I created K-10+ after realizing how difficult it was to get my dogs to take their medications and supplements. I heard from so many pet owners who relied on bizarre rituals and tricks to get their pets to swallow pills and chews. I had to find an easier and more effective way to care for my dog’s health.”
Designed for maximum hydration and palatability, K-10+ is easily added to a dog’s normal drinking water, creating a stress free experience for pets and pet owners. The packets are easy to open and dissolve quickly when emptied into a bowl and filled with fresh water. It’s that simple.
The complete K-10+ product line includes Calming, Multi-Vitamin, Glucosamine, Omega 3, UT Support, and Senior Care varieties, ensuring optimal vitality and wellness, enhancing health and longevity, and providing a higher quality of life for dogs and their owners.
Added Ryan, “The response from the team at Petco, our exclusive partner, has been overwhelmingly positive. From store managers to sales associates and their appreciative customers, we are hearing amazing stories every day of how easy and effective K-10+ really is. We’re so excited that word of mouth is spreading quickly and that we’re really making a difference in the lives of pets and their caregivers. “
K10+ is available in Petco stores nationwide and online at Petco.com. Each box of K-10+ comes with 28 packets for a one to two month supply, depending on the size of your dog. All K-10+ products are proudly manufactured in the U.S. with only the finest quality ingredients and are veterinarian recommended. To learn more visit K-10plus.com, ‘Like’ facebook.com/k10plus and follow on Twitter and Instagram at @ilovemyk10.
OLD MOTHER HUBBARD® NATURAL DOG TREATS ADDS
GOURMET OFFERINGS TO THE CUPBOARD
New Gourmet Goodies Line Brings Boutique Bakery Flavors to Heritage Brand
(Tewskbury, Mass. – January 27, 2014) Old Mother Hubbard® is going beyond biscuits and adding three new varieties of artisanal doggie delicacies to the treat mix. Old Mother Hubbard Crispers®, Soft Bakes® and Fruit’ins® combine a variety of tastes and textures that will turn every Fido into a foodie – without a trip to the doggie boutique bakery.
The Old Mother Hubbard Gourmet Goodies line delivers irresistible flavors made with natural ingredients pooches will love. With seven new options to choose from, every day can be a new canine culinary adventure.
Old Mother Hubbard Gourmet Goodies are available in 6 oz. resealable packages for $5.99 in the U.S. in the following varieties:
Crispers: Crunchy, cheesy and savory, Crispers are available in Cheddar, Chicken & Rosemary and Parmesan, Bacon & Tomato.
Soft Bakes: Moist cookies come in three varieties -- Peanut Butter & Carob, Applesauce Oatmeal and Carrot & Pumpkin.
Fruit’ins: Two delicious cookie and fruit layers are available in Honey, Oatmeal & Blueberries and Honey, Apple & Bacon.
“Pet parents have trusted Old Mother Hubbard to give their best friends high-quality, natural dog biscuits, and now they can put that same trust into giving their pooches distinctive treats like those found in dog boutiques,” said Chanda Leary-Coutu, Marketing Communications Manager for Old Mother Hubbard.
Old Mother Hubbard natural dog snacks are available nationwide at pet specialty stores in nationwide and in Canada. To find an authorized retailer, visit http://www.oldmotherhubbard.com/store-locator.aspx.
Old Mother Hubbard® – “Give ‘Em Some Snack Love®”
Since 1926, Old Mother Hubbard, a proud member of the WellPet family of brands, has used the same simple methods to bake our snacks for dogs. Each home-style recipe is carefully crafted from wholesome ingredients that allow dog owners to feel good about giving their dogs a reward that is healthy and heartfelt.