Archives for November, 2007

Disney to launch Cars game site

In 2008, Disney will launch an online game site based on the Disney/Pixar film “Cars,” Disney President and CEO Robert Iger said Nov. 29.

Disney is going to invest substantially in these types of sites over the next few years because of their potential in growing and maintaining interest in Disney film franchises. Instead of letting film franchises die, they can continue to live online, gaining new fans.

“You can live with and act with Lightning McQueen for years to come,” Iger added.

Via SF Valley Business Journal

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11/30/2007 | Films, Music Video Spotlight | Comments Off on Disney to launch Cars game site

Does Ratatouille deserve Best Picture Oscar nomination?

You obviously know that I agree with that fact, but it isn’t as easy as you would think to get the nomination. While Pixar pretty much has the animation Oscar in the bag already, it isn’t the case with Best Picture. If they choose to attempt to get the nomination for Best Picture then they might lost votes in the Animation category. The NYTimes has a very detailed article on the situation.

I for one think Ratatouille not only deserves the nomination, but also the win. It is, after all, the best reviewed movie of the year.

So what do you guys and gals think? Leave a comment!

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11/30/2007 | Films | Comments Off on Does Ratatouille deserve Best Picture Oscar nomination?

The Aristocats Special Edition DVD details

Buena Vista Home Entertainment have announced the release of The Aristocats Special Edition on 5th February 2008. Features include: 1.75:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, English DD5.1 Surround, English, French and Spanish languages, Never-Before-Seen Deleted song, Games and Activities: Disney Virtual Kitten ROM, English Read-Along The Aristocats, Disney Song Selection, Bonus Short – “Bath Day” a cartoon short from 1946 featuring Figaro, and Backstage Disney: The Aristocats Scrapbook.

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11/30/2007 | DVD/Blu-ray | Comments Off on The Aristocats Special Edition DVD details

Free South Park online video archive

MTV Networks has announced plans to make every clip from every episode of South Park available for free online next year.

Contrary to popular belief, offering versions of TV shows online has not hurt television ratings, and may have actually helped. “One does not diminish the other by any stretch of the imagination. That is kind of our hat trick,” said MTV Networks chairman and CEO Judy McGrath.

In August, Comedy Central signed a deal with South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, and agreed to spread South Park materials across the Web, on mobile phones and video games.

Via Hollywood Reporter

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11/29/2007 | Music Video Spotlight, Television | Comments Off on Free South Park online video archive

Shrek the Halls and Grinch nab highest ratings

The half-hour “Shrek the Halls” holiday special on ABC scored the night’s highest adults 18-49 rating with 21.1 million viewers and a 7.2 rating/20 share. “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” followed closely with 18.7 million viewers and a 6.8/17 share. This back to back ratings knock out gave ABC an easy victory on the last night of the November sweeps.

Congrats ABC. It’s great to see animated shows do so well in prime time.

Via Hollywood Reporter

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11/29/2007 | Television | Comments Off on Shrek the Halls and Grinch nab highest ratings

Futurama: Bender’s Big Score video preview

ComingSoon scored a preview clip from the recently released Futurama: Bender’s Big Score DVD. Check it out below:

11/29/2007 | DVD/Blu-ray | Comments Off on Futurama: Bender’s Big Score video preview

Reminder: Futurama DVD out today!

Just a friendly reminder to let you all know that Futurama: Bender’s Big Score is available on DVD beginning today! It is the long awaited return on Futurama so please go out and buy it. Show the network execs that we want more Futurama. They don’t care about all the emails and petitions you guys sign… they care about numbers! So go out and BUY the movie, don’t pirate it!

Here are direct links to places you can buy it:

Amazon

Circuit City

Best Buy

Fry’s Electronics

Deep Discount DVD

11/27/2007 | DVD/Blu-ray | Comments Off on Reminder: Futurama DVD out today!

Dog and Bone: Surf in the City

Check out this very funny short which shows just how far a dog will go to get the bone!

11/26/2007 | 2D Animation Spotlight | Comments Off on Dog and Bone: Surf in the City

Three Legged Legs’ Samurai

GE called upon BBDO and Three Legged Legs to create an animated fable for their Imagination Theater campaign. Their answer: Samurai. It’s a tale of a pint-sized samurai faced with a seemingly impossible challenge as proposed by a behemoth Emperor and his wicked minions.

11/25/2007 | 3D Animation Spotlight | Comments Off on Three Legged Legs’ Samurai

Hallucii – An M.C. Escher spoof

An alcoholic is trapped in an M.C. Escher-like world. If you know M.C. Escher then you’re already laughing at the possibilities…

11/23/2007 | 3D Animation Spotlight | Comments Off on Hallucii – An M.C. Escher spoof

Matt Groening discusses Simpsons game

Check out this interview of Matt Groening discussing the new Simpsons game along with the origin of Homer’s world famous “D’oh!”

11/23/2007 | Interviews, Video Games | Comments Off on Matt Groening discusses Simpsons game

New Goofy short to debut with National Treasure 2

Disney has announced that he new 2D Goofy short from Walt Disney Animation Studios, How to Hook Up Your Home Theater, will make its theatrical debut with National Treasure: Book of Secrets on Dec. 21.

This move shows how passionately Disney views its new animated shorts program under the leadership of Pixar’s John Lassseter and Ed Catmull. The short is inspired by the classic HOW TO Goofy shorts of the ‘40s and ‘50s directed by Jack Kinney and animated by John Sibley.

Via AWN

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11/21/2007 | Films | Comments Off on New Goofy short to debut with National Treasure 2