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Toys"R"Us, Inc. Launches Family-Friendly Digital Entertainment Service



    Toys"R"Us, Inc. Launches Family-Friendly Digital Entertainment Service

With More Than 4,000 Titles Available and No Subscription Required, Toys"R"Us
Movies™ Provides Families Hours of Wholesome Entertainment Specially Selected
by the World's Greatest Kids Brand

User Benefits Include Customizable Parental Controls, Ability to View Select
New Releases Weeks Before They Go on Sale and Access to Fun Bonus Content

PR Newswire

WAYNE, N.J., Oct. 4, 2012

WAYNE, N.J., Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Toys"R"Us, Inc. today announced that
it has launched Toys"R"Us Movies^™, a brand-new digital entertainment service
that provides families instant access to the movies and TV shows kids love.
Available at ToysrusMovies.com, the service features more than 4,000 titles,
specially selected to supply hours of entertainment and fun for parents and
children. In addition, the service is equipped with easy-to-use, customizable
parental controls to help moms and dads choose the most appropriate content
for their family's viewing. Toys"R"Us Movies is powered by Rovi Corporation, a
global leader in digital entertainment technology solutions.

Toys"R"Us Movies offers immediate access to an extensive digital library of
premium video content for streaming and download. This family-centered service
features new movie releases the same day they hit retail store shelves and
television shows the day after they air, with no subscription required.
Toys"R"Us Movies also offers select new releases before they go on sale, such
as DreamWorks Animation's Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, which has been
made available for digital download nearly two weeks before the DVD is
available in stores. Once customers select movies or television shows from
Toys"R"Us Movies, they can be downloaded and stored in their personal
Toys"R"Us Movies library for future viewing. For offline viewing, the
Toys"R"Us Movies download player is offered for PC users at this time.    

"At Toys"R"Us, we continuously strive to bring exciting technologies and
services to our customers and to extend the Toys"R"Us brand into new areas,"
said Michael Scharff, Senior Vice President, New Ventures, Toys"R"Us, Inc.
"With Toys"R"Us Movies, we are able to leverage our valued relationships with
leading digital and theatrical partners to provide great services and content
we know families will love."

Access to Toys"R"Us Movies from Multiple Electronic Devices
Beginning today, users will be able to stream content available on
ToysrusMovies.com on PCs, Macs and Adobe^® Flash^®-enabled devices. The
company will expand the service to additional web-enabled devices in the
coming months, including Blu-ray players, televisions, tablets and more.
High-definition content will also be made available in the near future. Later
this fall, Toys"R"Us Movies will launch dedicated iOS and Android apps.

Toys"R"Us Movies App to Be Featured in tabeo^™ App Store
The Toys"R"Us Movies app will soon be available for tabeo, the new Wi-Fi
tablet designed and developed by Toys"R"Us^®, as one of the 7,000 free apps in
the tabeo App Store. tabeo will be introduced exclusively at Toys"R"Us stores
nationwide and online at Toysrus.com on October 21 for $149.99.

User-Friendly Navigation Helps Families Browse Among More Than 4,000 Titles 
ToysrusMovies.com provides kid-friendly content and easy navigation tools.
Users can browse by age, from toddler to young adult; character, such as
Barbie^® and Batman^™; genre, including Animation and Family; and more. The
site also offers curated movie collections for browsing convenience, such as
"Classic Disney" and "Spooky Stories." Additional holiday-themed collections
will be featured seasonally. Toys"R"Us Movies users will also have access to
bonus content from popular movies, such as extended scenes and free 10-minute
movie previews.

Movies start at $2.99 for a 24-hour rental and at $5.99 for a licensed digital
download or stream. Television shows start at $0.99, with the majority priced
at $1.99. Toys"R"Us Movies gift cards will be available later this fall in
Toys"R"Us stores nationwide just in time for the holidays. 

The site also features a Wish List tool, which allows users to add movies and
TV shows that they would like to view to a Wish List that is saved to their
account. For example, kids can browse content, add desired movies and TV shows
to their Wish List, and parents can review the Wish List to determine what's
suitable for their family.

Easy-to-Use Parental Controls
Parents can rest assured that their children are watching appropriate movies
and television shows through ToysrusMovies.com. Users must be 18 years or
older to register for an account. Along with an account password, parents can
create a unique PIN that is required to make any changes to account settings,
including the option to require the PIN be entered prior to obtaining any
content.

The site also provides easy-to-use, customizable parental controls that allow
parents to choose to display only titles with specific movie and television
ratings when searching the site. For example, using their unique PIN, parents
can choose to block content rated PG-13 from being searchable or displayed on
this site.

Leading Service Provider and Top Entertainment Studios Provide Incredible
Content
To ensure a seamless user experience, Rovi will provide ongoing customer
support to Toys"R"Us Movies users. Customers can connect quickly and easily
with representatives via e-mail, phone and live chat on ToysrusMovies.com.

To provide the very best in family entertainment for Toys"R"Us Movies,
Toys"R"Us will offer content from leading entertainment companies including,
20^th Century Fox, Anderson Digital, Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment,
Lionsgate/Summit, Magnolia Pictures, NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, Phase 4
Films, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Starz Media, The Walt Disney Studios
and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Additional content from these and other
studios will be added on a continual basis.

Great Deals Available Now at ToysrusMovies.com 
Toys"R"Us Movies offers customers popular family-friendly movies and
television shows at great prices. For example, the following movies will be on
sale now through October 16:

  o Hotel for Dogs – originally $9.95, now $7.99
  o The School of Rock – originally $9.95, now $7.99
  o Spider-Man – originally $11.95, now $7.99
  o The Karate Kid (2010) – originally $9.95, now $5.99
  o Planet 51 – originally $9.95, now $7.99
  o Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – originally $9.95, now $7.99

The company is supporting the launch of Toys"R"Us Movies with a comprehensive
marketing campaign inclusive of in-store signage, e-mail blasts and print and
online advertisements. In addition, fans of the official Toys"R"Us Facebook
page will receive updates on special offerings from Toys"R"Us Movies.

About Toys"R"Us, Inc.
Toys"R"Us, Inc. is the world's leading dedicated toy and juvenile products
retailer, offering a differentiated shopping experience through its family of
brands. Merchandise is sold in 876 Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us stores in the
United States and Puerto Rico, and in more than 635 international stores and
over 145 licensed stores in 35 countries and jurisdictions. In addition, it
exclusively operates the legendary FAO Schwarz brand and sells extraordinary
toys in the brand's flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. With its
strong portfolio of e-commerce sites including Toysrus.com, Babiesrus.com,
eToys.com and FAO.com, it provides shoppers with a broad online selection of
distinctive toy and baby products. Headquartered in Wayne, NJ, Toys"R"Us, Inc.
employs approximately 70,000 associates annually worldwide. The company is
committed to serving its communities as a caring and reputable neighbor
through programs dedicated to keeping kids safe and helping them in times of
need. Additional information about Toys"R"Us, Inc. can be found on
Toysrusinc.com. Follow Toys"R"Us, Babies"R"Us and FAO Schwarz on Facebook at
Facebook.com/Toysrus, Facebook.com/Babiesrus and Facebook.com/FAO and on
Twitter at Twitter.com/Toysrus and Twitter.com/Babiesrus.

SOURCE Toys"R"Us, Inc.

Website: http://www.toysrusinc.com
Contact: Katie Reczek, +1-973-617-4381, Katie.Reczek@toysrus.com; Meghan
Kennedy, +1-973-617-4807, Meghan.Kennedy@toysrus.com
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