MGM Purrs With Kidvid Label

Variety reports that MGM Home Entertainment is launching an MGM Kids label and is acquiring live-action and animated films and TV shows from Scholastic Ent., Nelvana, NBC Enterprises, the Mad Science Group, Monster Distributes, Southern Start Sales and WGBH Boston Video for release on DVD.

MGM Kids, which will reportedly replace the famous roaring lion with a lion cub in its logo, recently sewed up deals DIC Ent. and Broadway Video. In the coming months, the label will distribute such properties as Nelvana’s Nickelodeon special Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Kids, WGBH’s Learning Channel educational series Peep and the Big Wide World and NBC Enterprises/Jim Henson special It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie.