Archives for April, 2007

Ratatouille marketing event

Update: Video now available. Check out Disney.com

A nine-minute sequence from Pixar’s RATATOUILLE will debut exclusively May 1 on Disney.com as part of a special cross-media promotion campaign. Disney will launch a daylong TV advertising campaign on May 1, which will be highlighted by a :90 commercial during American Idol.

“In a summer of sequels, we believe that inviting users to sample a chunk of the next masterpiece from Pixar is the most impactful way of demonstrating the film’s fresh comedy and originality,” said Jim Gallagher, president of Walt Disney Studios Marketing.

Source: AWN

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04/27/2007 | Films | Comments Off on Ratatouille marketing event

Adult Swim announces 3 new shows

Adult Swim recently announced three new series — SUPERJAIL, FAT GUY STUCK IN INTERNET and LUCY, THE DAUGHTER OF THE DEVIL.

LUCY, THE DAUGHTER OF THE DEVIL: Lucy is living in San Francisco and dating a great new guy, who might just be the Second Coming. The only problem is that her dad always meddles in her life. And, since he’s Satan, he is using her relationship as an excuse to hasten the apocalypse. This series, created by Loren Bouchard, is set to debut this summer.

FAT GUY STUCK IN INTERNET: When hotshot programmer Ken Gemberling is accidentally sucked into the Internet, he finds himself on a quest of epic proportions. With the evil bounty hunter, Chains, hot on his heels, Gemberling must struggle to unravel the mysteries of this strange, new land and, indeed, his own destiny. Is he the new messiah or just another fat guy stuck in Internet? Created by John Gemberling and Curtis Gwinn, this live-action comedy, originally a cult hit on the Internet, premieres this fall.

SUPERJAIL: Superjail is the most violent prison complex in the universe. The staff and inmates cower under the watchful eye of the mysterious Warden, who presides over them like a sadistic Willy Wonka. The psychedelic landscape of Superjail features dangerous criminals, fantastic creatures, bizarre contraptions and frequent riots. Created by Christy Karacas, Stephen Warbrick and Ben Gruber, SUPERJAIL is set to debut in 2008.

Source: AWN

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04/26/2007 | Television | Comments Off on Adult Swim announces 3 new shows

Robot Chicken: Star Wars

Robot Chicken creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich are wrapping up a half-hour special ROBOT CHICKEN: STAR WARS, set to air at 10:00 pm on June 17, 2007 as part of a best of ROBOT CHICKEN marathon. George Lucas, Mark Hamill, Conan O’Brien, Seth MacFarlane, Robert Smigel, Malcolm McDowell, Hulk Hogan, James Van Der Beek, Donald Faison, Abraham Benrubi, Breckin Meyer and Joey Fatone will all voice characters in the special.

Source: AWN

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04/25/2007 | Television | Comments Off on Robot Chicken: Star Wars

Afro Samurai coming to DVD

TVshowsonDVD reports that the Spike TV animated show starring the voice of Samuel L. Jackson is set to arrive on DVD on May 22 and will come in both a single and double disc version.

The single disc set includes the Spike TV version of the show while the two disc “Director’s Cut” will feature 15 minutes of extra footage and 40 minutes of behing-the-scenes bonus material.

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04/21/2007 | DVD/Blu-ray | Comments Off on Afro Samurai coming to DVD

Rockfish

This short film by BLUR is simply amazing. The detail, story, and animation are all great!

04/19/2007 | 3D Animation Spotlight | Comments Off on Rockfish

Bath Time

Check out this funny short animation. I dare you not to smile!

04/19/2007 | 3D Animation Spotlight | Comments Off on Bath Time

Doll Face

Check out this amazing computer animated video:

04/19/2007 | 3D Animation Spotlight | Comments Off on Doll Face

Banned Cartoon: Daffy The Commando

Daffy The Commando is a 1943 Looney Tunes cartoon directed by Friz Freleng. Daffy is a commando, dropped behind enemy lines, and causes havoc to the German commander ‘Von Vulture’ who tries to capture him.

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04/14/2007 | 2D Animation Spotlight | Comments Off on Banned Cartoon: Daffy The Commando

Woody Woodpecker coming to DVD

Coming to DVD uncut and digitally remastered on July 24, 2007 is THE WOODY WOODPECKER AND FRIENDS CLASSIC CARTOON COLLECTION. The three-disc collection will set you back $39.98 and features 75 shorts and more than an one hour of vintage bonus materials, behind-the-scenes footage and a full episode of THE WOODY WOODPECKER SHOW.

Source: AWN
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04/10/2007 | DVD/Blu-ray | Comments Off on Woody Woodpecker coming to DVD

Bugs Bunny – Case of the Missing Hare

Here’s a 1942 Chuck Jones directed cartoon titled “Case of the Missing Hare” which stars everyone’s favorite rabbit, Bugs Bunny.

04/10/2007 | 2D Animation Spotlight | Comments Off on Bugs Bunny – Case of the Missing Hare

Chilly Willy The Legend Of Rockabye Point

Here’s a classic Tex Avery cartoon from 1955 titled Chilly Willy The Legend Of Rockabye Point.

04/05/2007 | 2D Animation Spotlight | Comments Off on Chilly Willy The Legend Of Rockabye Point

Woody Woodpecker – Pantry Panic

In ‘Pantry Panic’ (1941) Weatherby Groundhog predicts a cold winter and advises all the birds to fly south. But Woody Woodpecker decides to stay, and nearly starves.

04/05/2007 | 2D Animation Spotlight | Comments Off on Woody Woodpecker – Pantry Panic