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Barney Turns 20

14 Aug, 2007 By: Chris Tribbey

Barney's celebrating his 20th birthday on DVD … and in a town near you.

HIT Entertainment and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment are releasing Barney & Friends: Dino-Mite Birthday on DVD Sept. 11 (prebook Aug. 15; SRP $14.98), where all of the big purple dinosaur's friends throw Barney a surprise birthday bash.

Barney will be partying in real life too, on a 20-city nationwide tour coinciding with the DVD release. Starting in Boston Sept. 7, and then hitting Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis and Chicago, the purple bus tour will see Barney visiting Children's Miracle Network hospitals, where he'll sing birthday songs, take pictures, and donate toys and DVDs. The tour will then hit up area Toys “R” Us stores, where kids can present Barney with birthday cards.

The bus tour will pick up again in March, in cities in the West and South, according to a HIT Entertainment spokesman.

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