Archives for July, 2007

Popeye the Sailor 1933-1938 Vol 1 DVD released

The wait for Popeye is over, as Warner Home Video releases POPEYE THE SAILOR 1933-1938 VOLUME 1 on DVD today.

POPEYE THE SAILOR 1933-1938 VOLUME 1 includes more than nine hours of cartoons: 58 (7- to 10-minute) theatrical black-and white-shorts and two two-reeler 20-minute color cartoons. The set also includes the Academy Award-nominated POPEYE THE SAILOR MEETS SINDBAD THE SAILOR and more than five hours of informative bonus features.

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07/31/2007 | DVD/Blu-ray | Comments Off on Popeye the Sailor 1933-1938 Vol 1 DVD released

Beowulf International Trailer

The international trailer for Robert Zemeckis’ upcoming Beowulf movie has been released and we have it for you below. The animation is absolutely amazing. It uses performance capture technology, which incorporates the movements of live actors into animated characters. This same technology was used in Zemeckis’ previous film, The Polar Express.

07/30/2007 | Films | Comments Off on Beowulf International Trailer

The Simpsons movie debuts at #1

Grab a Duff (or Buzz) and give a toast to the hundreds of people who worked on The Simpsons movie. Their years of hard work paid off in a huge way! Far exceeding expectations, Matt Groening’s creation brought in $71.9 million dollars over the weekend. This is great news for Simpsons fans. It shows that the team isn’t running out of ideas and it will breathe new life into the TV show.

On behalf of The Animation Blog, I would like to congratulate Mr. Groening and “team simpsons”. Your success is well deserved.

Source: Yahoo!

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07/30/2007 | Films | Comments Off on The Simpsons movie debuts at #1

Futurama returns November 27th

Do you hear that? That’s the sound of millions of people with good taste in TV cheering the return of Futurama! Fans of the series will be glad to know that the show will return on November 27th as a full-length movie being released on DVD. The initial release will be followed by 3 more DVD movies!

After all 4 DVD movies have been released, they’ll be chopped up into 16 episodes which will air on Comedy Central along with NEW episodes created for Comedy Central.

Welcome back Futurama, welcome back!

UPDATE: We have info on the first movie, Futurama: Bender’s Big Score. Click here!

Source: TV Squad

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07/28/2007 | DVD/Blu-ray, Television | 1 Comment

Surf’s Up DVD and Blu-Ray release date

Sony Pictures has announced that ‘Surf’s Up’ will come to Blu-ray and DVD on October 9th. Special features will include a three-part documentary on the making of the film, audio commentary, a music video, and more.

Surf’s Up tells the story of teenage Rockhopper penguin Cody Maverick, an up-and-coming surfer, who enters his first pro competition. Followed by a camera crew to document his experiences, Cody leaves his family and home in Shiverpool, Antarctica to travel to Pen Gu Island for the Big Z Memorial Surf Off.

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07/27/2007 | DVD/Blu-ray | Comments Off on Surf’s Up DVD and Blu-Ray release date

Pixar Short Film Collection release date

Pixar fans rejoice as I’ve got great new for you! Buena Vista has announced that the highly anticipated ‘Pixar Short Film Collection’ will make its way onto Blu-ray this November 6th, just in time for you to add it to your Holiday wish list. This collection will feature all 13 Pixar short films. And of course since it’s a Blu-Ray release, all will be in high-definition, a first for any Pixar short!

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07/27/2007 | DVD/Blu-ray | Comments Off on Pixar Short Film Collection release date

Horton Hears a Who trailer released

Horton hears voices, but he’s not crazy; he’s an elephant. Jim Carrey and Steve Carell get animated for the movie of Dr. Seuss’ book, which reminds us that a person’s a person … no matter how small.

I must say I am looking forward to seeing this movie after watching that trailer. The animation looks great and stays true to Dr. Seuss’ imagination. Too bad we have to wait until March 14th! 🙁

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07/27/2007 | Films | Comments Off on Horton Hears a Who trailer released

Dragonball Z set for Blu-Ray release

FUNimation Entertainment is jumping on the Blu-Ray wagon with the announcement of their first high-def release. Which series gets the honor? Dragonball Z of course! Their first release will be two Dragon Ball Z titles on the same disc – ‘Broly: The Legendary Super Saiyan’ and ‘Broly: Second Coming’ – set for release on November 13th.

Both titles have been digitally remastered from the original 35mm print and will be presented in 1080p. Along with the film, all extras will also be in 1080p, including “Dragon Ball Z: A New Look”, which describes the restoration process.

Source: IGN

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07/26/2007 | DVD/Blu-ray | Comments Off on Dragonball Z set for Blu-Ray release

Woody Woodpecker and Friends DVD now available

Now available on DVD 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.

If you want to save some cash, head over to Amazon where they have it on sale for $29.99 with free shipping!

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07/25/2007 | DVD/Blu-ray | Comments Off on Woody Woodpecker and Friends DVD now available

The New Frontier comic becomes animated DVD

The New Frontier, a six-issue comic book series in 2004 that follows Superman and other heroes from the end of World War II through the Cold War, will be made into a direct-to-DVD animated movie. JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE NEW FRONTIER is due out in February 2008, but attendees of the 38th annual Comic-Con International in San Diego will get a preview of it during the Superman Doomsday! panel on July 26, 8:30-10:30 pm in Room 20.

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07/25/2007 | DVD/Blu-ray | Comments Off on The New Frontier comic becomes animated DVD

Matt Groening on Late Night with Conan O’Brien

Here’s another interview of Matt Groening, this time conducted by Conan O’Brien of Late Night with Conan O’Brien, which airs Monday through Friday at 11:35 PM EST on NBC. This interview was conducted to promote the upcoming July 27th release of The Simpsons Movie.

07/22/2007 | Films, Interviews | Comments Off on Matt Groening on Late Night with Conan O’Brien

Matt Groening on The Daily Show

Here is an interview of Matt Groening conducted by Jon Stewart of The Daily Show, which airs Monday through Thursday at 11PM EST on Comedy Central. This interview was conducted to promote the upcoming July 27th release of The Simpsons Movie.

07/22/2007 | Films, Interviews | Comments Off on Matt Groening on The Daily Show