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Contact: Scott Kelly, Black Dog Promotions
scott@blackdogpromotions.com

Retro Bill / Lucky Kat World DVD Project Los Angeles, CA Lucky Kat World and North America’s leading Kindergarten – 12th grade motivational speaker, Retro Bill, have recently partnered to release a combination live action/animation DVD The 7 RIGHT ONs of Good Character. This highly anticipated video is available for purchase at award winning children’s “edutainment” site http://www.luckykatworld.com.

Lucky Kat World’s plucky characters, Lucky Kat and Lexie Kat, shine alongside Retro Bill in the high-energy, attention-grabbing video that blends Retro Bill’s signature fast paced live action with animation. Together, the team illustrates the seven elements of good character; how to use these traits to navigate everyday situations and the importance of a positive attitude, owning their actions and never giving up! Practicing these traits help kids to refrain from bullying, respond to bullying, and make positive life choices:

Respect
Integrity
Golden Rule
Honesty
Tolerance

Own It!
Never Give Up!

In his trademark upbeat and high-energy style, Retro Bill moves between the worlds of live action and animation with Lucky & Lexie. Together, they bring to life The 7 RIGHT ONs of Good Character.

According to Retro Bill, “When I met the team at Lucky Kat World it was creative kismet. We each deliver the same message of self-empowerment to children, and it’s always been my dream to blend live action with animation. I think parents, teachers, coaches and mentors alike will find the tools we offer to be helpful in their continued effort to promote self-esteem, safety and cooperation in kids!”

Retro Bill - the alter ego of writer, producer and director Bill Russ - delivers a powerful message to children across the nation - dreams do come true. Taking his high-energy anthem on the road some 300 days each year across the U.S. and Canada, Retro Bill speaks to millions of children and parents about physical and online safety, bullying, and self-esteem.

“The epidemic of bullying across our communities and schools has rightfully garnered national attention. We believe building strong character in our children is the first step in prevention, and Retro Bill’s unique style connects with kids in a meaningful way. He never patronizes them, and instead illustrates how to enlist help and embrace their own better instincts to stay safe and healthy,” said Lucky Kat World’s Tammy Schroeder.

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Lucky Kat World.com is an edutainment gaming and video website designed to entertain children in a safe and creative environment. Reinforcing fundamental academics based on educational Standards, the activities and games featured on Lucky Kat World.com empower critical thinking skills in children ages 5 - 11. Kids are encouraged to unleash the power of their imaginations and create video content to share with other Lucky Kat World.com fans. In 2012, Lucky Kat World.com was awarded the coveted Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) seal of approval and Mom’s Choice Award. Visit Lucky Kat World online at http://www.luckykatworld.com.

For Immediate Release
January 24th, 2012 - Lucky Kat World proudly announces its website, luckykatworld.com, has been awarded the PTPA Winner’s Seal of Approval.  PTPA Media enjoys North America’s largest volunteer parent testing community, with more than 40,000 parents.

Consumers looking for high-quality products and services can rest assured when they see the PTPA Winner’s Seal; it is evidence of product excellence as evaluated by unbiased parent consumers.

Lucky Kat World was among many entries from across North America competing to earn the PTPA Seal. Because independent parent volunteers evaluate these products in their own homes, PTPA winners are chosen based on merit and consumer experience – not on commercial considerations. As a result, the PTPA Media™ Seal has quickly gained recognition as an international leader in certifying consumer products for quality, effectiveness and value. Their CEO, Sharon Vinderine has appeared on more than 40 morning shows as a reliable source for the latest and greatest in family products. The media and parents alike trust the collective opinion that PTPA Media represents.

Being honored with the influential Seal of Approval from PTPA Media Inc. is an exciting achievement for a product or service geared to families, children or parents.  “Lucky Kat World is thrilled to accept this important affirmation of the work we do to provide a safe and fun online environment for kids,” said Tammy Schroeder, President of LK Productions.

“At PTPA Media, we are proud to play a role in certifying innovative products that families can trust,” says Sharon Vinderine, CEO and founder of PTPA Media Inc. “When consumers search for our Seal of Approval on product packaging and web sites, they are essentially searching for validation from their peers.  Their peers will have objectively tested and approved these products based on their performance in a real life environment. That type of resource for families is priceless.”

Lucky Kat World

Lucky Kat World is an edutainment gaming and video website designed to entertain children in a safe and creative environment.  At Lucky Kat, it is our desire to encourage kids to use their imaginations and develop their ideas no matter how big or how small.  In additional to reinforcing fundamental academics, Lucky Kat World teaches children critical thinking skills through “Lucky Kat’s 4 Steps to Success”.

About PTPA Media Inc.
PTPA Media provides an objective framework for appraising and promoting new products designed to enrich family living. The company's mission is to marry innovative companies with discerning consumers, to improve consumer access to quality products and services for their families and homes.

Lucky Kat World Media Contact Information:

Scott Kelly, Black Dog Promotions, scott@blackdogpromotions.com or 480.206.3435

PTPA Media Contact Information: 

Janine Streiter, Tel: (905)738-1447 x240. For more information visit www.ptpamedia.com.

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Contact:  Scott Kelly, Black Dog Promotions
scott@blackdogpromotions.com

Los Angeles, CA:  Lucky Kat World.com, a Parent Tested, Parent Approved and Mom’s Choice Award™ (MCA) winning “edutainment” website has just released a new and improved version.  Just in time for summer, Lucky Kat World.com is offering a special         
3 month Lucky Kat Club Membership for just $12.99.

The secure, interactive website invites children (ages K through 6th) to “believe in your dreams … anything is possible,” promoting positive messages including self-esteem, creativity and personal accomplishment.  Children are invited to board a virtual cruise ship with a range of adventurous animated characters.  Together they explore Katalina and all 7 continents, building points and earning coins by playing games to create their own islands and amenities. 

To inspire creativity, Lucky Kat World.com invites kids to create and upload their own video content to share on “channels” including cooking, sports and science.  The site also features a blog for parents, plus video clips about safety, bullying and other relevant topics by their Lucky Kat World partners.

“It's our goal at Lucky Kat World.com to empower kids to build their self esteem and bolster their confidence as they navigate Lucky Kat's 4 Steps to Success – Dream It, Believe It, Plan It, Do It!   Lucky Kat World and our partners are excited to motivate kids around the world, and in the process, help them learn about environmental stewardship and the importance of values and good character.” said Tammy Schroeder, President at LK Productions.

“We’re also pleased to offer our special 3-month Lucky Kat Club Membership during the summer months.  Kids want a fun place to play and parents are looking for activities that stimulate their kids’ learning abilities.  We provide both,” she added.  The site also features a fundraising option for schools, where they receive a percentage of each membership purchased on their behalf.

Parents can purchase 1-month, 6-month, or 12-month memberships to offer children unlimited access to the website, but children can also explore the site for free.  To learn more and register for the 3 month summertime special, visit www.luckykatworld.com and click, “Summer Special.”  Gift cards are also available.

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Lucky Kat World.com is an online television studio with a mission to foster a safe, secure place for children to learn, play, and create their own video content to share. Lucky Kat World.com is COPPA* compliant, and engages 3rd party Truste to ensure the highest online safety standards.  The educational, violence free games and activities are based on many National Academic Standards, and encourage the development of critical thinking skills.  Lucky Kat World.com has been certified Parent Tested, Parent Approved and earned a Mom’s Choice Award™ (MCA) in 2012.

 

*Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.

For immediate release: June 12, 2012
For more information, contact: 
Scott Kelly, Black Dog Promotions
scott@blackdogpromotions.com

The Mom’s Choice Awards® has named Lucky Kat World.com, an interactive website designed to empower creativity and self-esteem in children ages Kindergarten through 6th grades, among the best in family-friendly media, products and services.

The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) is a highly coveted international awards program that recognizes authors, inventors, companies, parents and others for their efforts in creating quality and family-friendly media, products and services. Lucky Kat World is thrilled to stand among the many excellent choices for children endorsed by the MCA!

An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others.

Tammy Schroeder, President at LK Productions, said, “We are truly honored to receive the Mom’s Choice Award.   As an edutainment site, we strive to maintain the appropriate balance between fun and educational.  No one cares more about that balance than mom and her circle of experts.   Their stamp of approval is one of the highest compliments we could ever receive.”

MCA judges are bound by a strict code of ethics, which ensures expert and objective analysis free from any manufacturer association. The evaluation process uses a propriety methodology in which entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal and cost.

To be considered for an award, entries are matched to judges in the MCA database. Judges perform a thorough analysis and submit a detailed assessment. Results are compiled and submitted to the MCA Executive Committee for final approval.

The end result is a list of the best in family-friendly media, products and services that parents and educators can feel confident in using.
For more information on the awards program and the honorees, visit MomsChoiceAwards.com. For more information on Lucky Kat World.com visit LuckyKatWorld.com

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Lucky Kat World.com is an “edutainment” gaming and video website designed to entertain children in a safe and creative environment. Kids are encouraged to unleash the power of their imagination to create video content to share with their peers around the world.  In addition to reinforcing fundamental academics through Standards based games and activities, Lucky Kat World.com also teaches children critical thinking skills through “Lucky Kat’s 4 Steps to Success.” In 2012, Lucky Kat World.com won the coveted Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) seal of approval. Visit Lucky Kat World online at https://luckykatworld.com

June 12, 2012

For immediate release

Contact: Scott Kelly, Black Dog Promotions

scott@blackdogpromotions.com

Los Angeles, CA: Lucky Kat World.com announces a partnership with D.A.R.E.’s (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Official Safety Buddy, “Retro Bill.” The popular celebrity spokesperson, awards show host, and one-man safety, self-esteem and anti-bullying crusader will appear on the Lucky Kat World website via video content.

Retro Bill - the alter ego of writer, producer and director Bill Russ - delivers a powerful message to children across the nation - dreams do come true. Taking his high-energy anthem on the road some 300 days each year across the U.S. and Canada, Retro Bill speaks to millions of children and parents about physical and online safety, bullying, and self-esteem.

“When I connected with Lucky Kat World and learned about their message to kids - ‘Believe in your Dreams and Anything is Possible’ - it was creative kismet,” said Retro Bill. “Everything Lucky Kat World stands for and promotes through their website is right in line with my message,” said Retro Bill. “I’m thrilled to share in their efforts to create a safe and fun environment for kids online!”

“We are very excited to work with Retro Bill in tandem with our D.A.R.E. partnership. It's rare to find someone as dedicated and passionate about empowering children to be strong, kind, and productive people. It's our goal at Lucky Kat World to teach kids those same self-esteem building values as they navigate Lucky Kat's 4 Steps to Success. Together, Retro Bill and Lucky Kat are excited to motivate kids around the world,” said Tammy Schroeder, President at Lucky Kat World.

Dressing in his signature style - a nod to the era of old-fashioned values he cherishes -   Retro Bill sports an exaggerated pompadour haircut. His wild outfits and zany props add energy, fun, and visual metaphors to his messages. One of his inspirations is the iconic Mr. Rogers. “He was filled with goodness and kindness; I want to be a contemporary version of him!” says Retro Bill.

Schools, clubs and organizations interested in scheduling RETRO BILL to speak at school or other family-related events can make contact via www.RETROBILL.com or via email retrobill@hotmail.com">retrobill@hotmail.com

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Lucky Kat World.com Lucky Kat World is an “edutainment” gaming and video website designed to entertain children in a safe and creative environment.  Kids are encouraged to unleash the power of their imagination to create video content to share with their peers around the world.  In addition to reinforcing fundamental academics through Standards based games and activities, Lucky Kat World also teaches children critical thinking skills through “Lucky Kat’s 4 Steps to Success.” In 2012, Lucky Kat World.com won the coveted Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) seal of approval and The Mom’s Choice Award®. Visit Lucky Kat World online at https://luckykatworld.com