Archives for July, 2008

Five images from Pixar’s ‘UP’

Check out these five images of Pixar’s 2009 movie “UP”, taken at this year’s Comic Con.

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07/31/2008 | Films | Comments Off on Five images from Pixar’s ‘UP’

Classic Nickelodeon shows debut on iTunes

Nickelodeon today announced the launch of ‘Nick Rewind,’ a catalog featuring some of Nickelodeon’s most beloved classic shows, available on iTunes.

Nick Rewind features both full-length episodes and seasons of classic Nickelodeon shows princed at $1.99 per episode. Several full seasons and “Best of Volumes” will be available from $8.99 to $19.99 each.

Shows available for download include:

— AAAHHH REAL MONSTERS — Season 1 (13 Episodes)

— THE AMANDA SHOW — Best of, Vol. 1 (Five Episodes)

— ANGRY BEAVERS — Best of, Vol. 1 (Seven Episodes)

— AS TOLD BY GINGER — Season 1 (13 Episodes)

— CLARISSA EXPLAINS IT ALL — Best of (Seven Episodes)

— DOUG — Season 1 (13 Episodes)

— HEY ARNOLD — Season 1 (13 Episodes)

— HEY DUDE — Season 1 (13 Episodes)

— ROCKET POWER — Best of, Vol. 1 (Seven Episodes)

— ROCKO’S MODERN LIFE — Best of, Vol. 1 (Six Episodes)

— RUGRATS — Best of, Vol. 1 (Seven Episodes)

— WILD THORNBERRYS — Best of, Vol. 1 (Seven Episodes)

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07/30/2008 | Music Video Spotlight | Comments Off on Classic Nickelodeon shows debut on iTunes

First video of Disney’s ‘The Princess and the Frog’

Disney will make its return to 2D animation with the Holiday 2009 release, The Princess and the Frog, a fairy tale about a young girl named Princess Tiana who lives in New Orleans’ French Quarter during the Jazz Age.

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07/29/2008 | Films | Comments Off on First video of Disney’s ‘The Princess and the Frog’

‘Futurama: Bender’s Game’ heads to Blu-ray

The following image was taken at this year’s Comic Con:

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07/28/2008 | DVD/Blu-ray | Comments Off on ‘Futurama: Bender’s Game’ heads to Blu-ray

Computer animated ‘Resident Evil: Degeneration’ coming in 2008

Seven years after the destruction of Raccoon City, the war against the zombies rages on in RESIDENT EVIL: DEGENERATION, a co-production of CAPCOM and Sony Japan based on the popular video game and film franchise.

Making its theatrical debut this fall in Japan and coming to DVD, Blu-ray and PSP in North America later in 2008, this all-CGI animated feature tells the story of the “Umbrella Incident” that took place in Raccoon City which ended with a missile attack ordered by the government intended to wipe out the deadly zombie virus.

Following this catastrophe, the Umbrella Corporation’s stock plummeted. This serious blow to the business giant resulted in its complete dissolution. 7 years later, at an airport somewhere in the United States, on an ordinary autumn afternoon, a zombie is unleashed. Now, in an airport beginning to fill with the undead, the horrific disaster is about to repeat itself…

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07/28/2008 | DVD/Blu-ray | Comments Off on Computer animated ‘Resident Evil: Degeneration’ coming in 2008

Interview with Pete Docter, director of Pixar’s ‘UP’

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07/28/2008 | Films, Interviews | Comments Off on Interview with Pete Docter, director of Pixar’s ‘UP’

‘Horton Hears a Who!’ Blu-ray announced

Fox announced today that Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! will arrive on DVD and Blu-ray on December 9, 2008. The animated film stars Jim Carrey, Steve Carell and Carol Burnett.

Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who! Blu-ray release will be presented in widescreen format on a 25GB single-layer disc authored in AVC (MPEG 4) compression with English 5.1 DTS HD Lossless Master Audio, Spanish/French 5.1 Dolby Digital plus English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean and French subtitles.

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07/28/2008 | DVD/Blu-ray | Comments Off on ‘Horton Hears a Who!’ Blu-ray announced

Four minute ‘Star Wars: Clone Wars’ clip

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07/27/2008 | Films, Trailers/Videos | Comments Off on Four minute ‘Star Wars: Clone Wars’ clip

First video of Pixar’s UP

Check out this preview clip of Pixar’s next masterpiece, UP. In the video, we get our first glimpse and listen of the protagonist, an old man who’s young at heart. UP is scheduled for theatrical release on May 29, 2009.

And in case you’re wondering what the heck ‘UP’ is all about, check out the film’s synopsis, along with the synopsis for every other upcoming Pixar movie, all the way through 2012!

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Interview with Pete Docter, director of Pixar’s ‘UP’
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First image of Pixar’s UP
New PIXAR movie logos
Complete details on all upcoming Pixar movies
New Pixar’s UP concept art
Pixar’s UP release date pushed forward

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07/26/2008 | Films, Trailers/Videos | 6 Comments

‘Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea’ debuts at No. 1 in Japan

Variety reports that Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea’ pulled in $14.8 million in Japan over the three-day weekend of July 19-21, 2008.

The movie’s theme song soared to the number two spot on the Oricon pop chart,to which producer Toshio Suzuki commented “If the theme song is a hit, the movie is also a hit.”

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07/25/2008 | Films | Comments Off on ‘Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea’ debuts at No. 1 in Japan

Afro Samurai returns with TV movie

Spike TV’s AFRO SAMURAI is set to return with an original movie premiering on the network in January 2009. AFRO SAMURAI: RESURRECTION will star Samuel L. Jackson and Lucy Liu.

AFRO SAMURAI: RESURRECTION is based on the original art and storytelling of manga artist Takashi Okazaki, of a black samurai’s quest for revenge and justice for his murdered father. Liu will give voice to Sio, a beautiful and sadistic mastermind plotting to destroy Afro.

A trailer can be seen at Afrosamurai.com

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07/25/2008 | Television | Comments Off on Afro Samurai returns with TV movie

Virgin Comics and Perpective Studios partner up for ‘MBX’

Virgin Comics announced recently a collaboration with acclaimed comics scribe Grant Morrison on MBX, a new intellectual property and animation franchise based on India’s iconic myth The Mahabharata. Morrison’s re-imagining of the epic tale of two families at war and the fate of the universe that hangs in the balance features an ancient world fused with incredible technology and super beings.

Virgin Comics and Perspective Studios expect to announce several animated MBX projects in the coming months, including feature film and video game adaptations.

“Right from our initial meeting, it was clear that Virgin Comics and Grant shared a passion for Eastern mythologies,” said Gotham Chopra, Virgin Comics’ Chief Creative Officer. “Of course, since Grant did not simply want to retell the same original story, we knew we needed to partner with Perspective Studios and their innovative artists and animators to truly capture Grant’s vision.”

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07/25/2008 | Films | Comments Off on Virgin Comics and Perpective Studios partner up for ‘MBX’