Month: October 2009

Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving – 10th Anniversary Edition

This would-be-classic originally came out in 1999 on video and has recently been repackaged in a tenth anniversary edition along with a collectible Christmas stocking.

Simpsons Get Special Blu-ray Treatment

According to, the 20th season of The Simpsons is not only coming to DVD on January 12, 2010, but will also be the the first season of the show released on Blu-ray. Both releases include all 21 episodes from the season, running nearly 482 minutes long. Only one feature is present right now: a […]

Justice League The Complete Series: Best Superhero Show Ever (DVD bonus clip)

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Disney channel snags Fish Hooks

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Disney Channel will be launching their first new animated series in three years. Fish Hooks, created using a mix of 2D digital animation and photo collage, takes place at a high school in a fish tanks at a pet store. Gary Marsh, president entertainment at Disney Channels Worldwide, said, “The […]

Katzenberg talks TV, film, stage, and more

BusinessWeek talks with DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg in a quick interview that covers a lot of ground — including sales of movie tickets and DVDs, future Broadway endeavors, runaway spending, and celebrity tweets.

Tiana already a big Halloween hit

Though her film doesn’t come out for almost another month, the newest Disney princess is already a hit with trick-or-treaters. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (and Disney Consumer Products representatives confirm) that costumes for The Princess and the Frog‘s Tiana are selling out.

DWA: Shrek musical on DVD; no Monsters Vs Aliens sequel; future slate announced

DreamWorks Animation’s Jeffrey Katzenberg announced Tuesday that Shrek The Musical, the Broadway edition of the company’s Oscar-winning animated film, was DVD bound in “unique packaging”. Grossing $380 worldwide, this year’s release of Monsters Vs. Aliens was seen as a disappointment internationally, for unknown reasons, prompting Katzenberg to suggest the future of the franchise could be […]

Metropolis returns!

After more than a year of intensive restoration work, the full length edition of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, which featured groundbreaking special effects work that continues to influence filmmakers today, will premiere on February 12 2010 as part of the 60th Berlin International Film Festival, and at the Alte Oper house in Frankfurt on the same […]

Disney’s Keychest technology “for the fans”

The home entertainment journal Video Business has reported that The Walt Disney Company is planning their own digital delivery service, named Keychest, with a view to bringing on demand content to consumers, primarily focusing at first on the Studio’s “dedicated groups of fans”.

Shane Acker’s 9 set for DVD and Blu-ray

The $31.2 million grossing animated adventure 9, directed by Shane Acker from his original short film, has been announced for release on DVD ($29.98) and Blu-ray ($39.98) by Universal on December 29 2009. The packages will include deleted scenes, featurettes, commentary and short films, presumed to include the original 9.

Michael Jackson’s This Is It

High School Musical director Kenny Ortega gives fans a chance to see Michael Jackson in rehearsal for his never-to-be London concerts.

Up: Voice Of Russell (bonus feature clip)

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Up: Talking Dogs (bonus feature clip)

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Up: Dug’s Special Mission (Dug In The Hole bonus short clip)

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Tom and Jerry’s Greatest Chases: Volume 3

The cartoons included on this set are some of the best in the cat and mouse duo’s career. They include several Academy Award nominated shorts spanning over one decade.

20th Century Fox presents World’s Tallest Scrat!

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has shattered the Guinness World Record for tallest ice sculpture, in Los Angeles to mark the DVD and Blu-ray release of Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs. Measuring in at a Mammoth 48 feet tall, things got a little chilly in Southern California on Tuesday when Scrat, sculpted by innovative […]

Tinker Bell honored at United Nations

Celebrating the release of Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure under the Secretary-General’s Creative Community Outreach Initiative and promoting environmental awareness in the lead-up to the upcoming Copenhagen conference on Climate Change, Disney’s Tinker Bell was named Honorary Ambassador of Green on October 25 2009, by United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, Kiyo […]

Gigantor: The Collection, Volume Two

More giant robot action is always good, I suppose, but there’s more history than excitement in these primitive shows.

Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure‘s director and producer take us to a Once-in-a-Blue-Moon experience!

Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure‘s producer/director team of Sean Lurie and Klay Hall discuss Tink’s latest adventure.

Superman, Batman…and Tink!

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies reviewed, and Tinkerbell And The Lost Treasure‘s art director Ellen Jin Over interviewed!

Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure: Ellen Jin Over on art directing Pixie Dust and Art Nouveau!

Jeremie Noyer speaks to art director Ellen Jin Over about her latest adventure: bringing a touch of Art Nouveau to Tinkerbell And The Lost Treasure!

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

This is a wild ride, though far from the best story to adapt from the comics. There are some nice extras on the disc, however.

Saturday Morning Cartoons 1960s Collection Volume 2: Dog Slobber (from The Jetsons)

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New announcements and Saturday Morning clips!

Disc announcements including Spaceballs, District 9, Pooh’s Valentine, Coraline, TCM’s Marx Bros. and Sci-Fi, Ghost In The Shell 2.0, Scooby’s All-Star Laff-a-lympics and Batman: Brave And The Bold!

Saturday Morning Cartoons 1970s Collection V2: Such Luck (from Valley Of The Dinosaurs)

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Wild about Wild Things, Up, Sister Act and more!

Boffo box office for animated fare, plus the big disc sellers, Transformers Season Two reviewed, and an exclusive chat with Sister Act‘s Michael Kosarin! Plus Disney historian Christian Renaut needs your help!

Sister Act‘s music supervisor Michael Kosarin takes us to Heaven!

Jeremie Noyer speaks exclusively to Alan Menken’s musical director Michael Kosarin about the new stage musical adaptation of Sister Act!

The Transformers: Season Two, Volume One (25th Anniversary Edition)

The second season of The Transformers continues the success of the show with new episodes featuring the continuing battle between the Autobots and the Decepticons.

We’re off to see the Wizard!

Comments on the wonderful Wizard Of Oz box set, South Park‘s movie on Blu-ray, plus Tezuka Osamu’s Astonishing Work reviewed!

The Astonishing Work Of Tezuka Osamu

Art triumphs over commerce! Here are thirteen less commercial works from the creator of Astro Boy, each marvelous to behold.