SOURCE: Marvelous Media

November 17, 2008 08:00 ET

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

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - November 17, 2008) - We see them on our nation's highways, byways and neighborhood roads. They haul, transport, deliver and race to many destinations providing services and supplies needed every day. They are America's trucks. Now, in the engaging new DVD series "How'd They Build That?," vehicle enthusiasts 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 November 18th from Marvelous Media.

Each 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, and service -- 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, and, along with onscreen "Fun Facts," 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!

Synopses:

"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. Watch how human hands work side by side with the most modern of technology to construct each truck. Find out the differences between the types of fire engines and how each vehicle's components -- ladders, hoses and safety features -- are created, installed and operated.

"Big Truck" -- Visit the International Truck Assembly Plant in Springfield, Ohio, 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 manufacturing terminology. See the passenger cab being formed, how the engine is installed and learn fun facts and trivia as these massive utility, delivery and service trucks are put into operation from start to finish.

Future titles -- School Bus and Garbage Truck -- will be released in 2009. The DVDs are recommended for ages 4 and older and retail for $8.99 each. To order call 1-888-251-3661 or visit www.marvelousmedia.net.

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