Archives for April, 2009
In theaters: 9/9/09
Synopsis: When 9 (Elijah Wood) first comes to life, he finds himself in a post-apocalyptic world. All humans are gone, and it is only by chance that he discovers a small community of others like him taking refuge from fearsome machines that roam the earth intent on their extinction. Despite being the neophyte of the group, 9 convinces the others that hiding will do them no good. They must take the offensive if they are to survive, and they must discover why the machines want to destroy them in the first place. As they’ll soon come to learn, the very future of civilization may depend on them.
In theaters: July 1, 2009
Synopsis: Everyone knows that the stork delivers babies, but where do the storks get the babies from? Gus, a lonely and insecure grey cloud, is a master at creating ‘dangerous’ babies such as crocodiles, porcupines, rams and more. Gus’s beloved creations are works of art, but more than a handful for his loyal delivery stork partner, Peck. As Gus’s creations become more and more rambunctious, Peck’s job gets harder and harder. How will Peck manage to handle both his hazardous cargo and his friend’s fiery temperament?
Release date: May 29, 2009 – Will play before Pixar’s UP.
VIZ Media has announced the availability of English dubbed uncut episodes of NARUTO anime on Joost.com and Hulu.com beginning on April 15th. Joost and Hulu are both online video services that offer TV shows, movies and clips — all for free. The first five episodes of NARUTO (English dubbed) will launch on April 15 with a new English dubbed episode launching every Wednesday thereafter. Each episode will stream on both Joost (US and Canada) and Hulu (US) for approximately 5 weeks then rotate off the site making room for the next new episodes.
The launch of the NARUTO English dubbed episodes is the latest expansion of VIZ Media’s ongoing plan to make available a variety of animated series through web-based, video streaming outlets. Joost and Hulu both provide 24/7 accessibility and offer users the freedom to legally share full-length episodes or clips via e-mail or embed them on other web sites, blogs and social networking pages.
“We’re very excited to launch uncut dubbed NARUTO episodes on both Joost and Hulu and offer fans the opportunity to watch their favorite ninja online for free anytime,” says Ken Sasaki, Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, VIZ Media. “The availability of these episodes, uncut and featuring a very talented English voice cast, will undoubtedly help grow the online audience for NARUTO and also attract many new viewers. Joost and Hulu both offer dedicated anime channels with a variety of VIZ Media offerings, and we invite fans to visit each Wednesday for a fun new adventure featuring the world’s most popular ninja!”
AWN reports that Shout! Factory and Hasbro will be bringing the classic 1980s ‘Transformers’ and ‘G.I. Joe’ series to DVD this summer.
Originally released by Rhino, the Transformers DVDs suffered from bad video and audio quality. This will not be the case with the Shout! Factory releases, as all episodes have been remastered. “THE TRANSFORMERS: The Complete First Season — 25th Anniversary Edition” will include all 16 episodes in story order from the series’ 1984 debut season. Bonus features will include “Triplechanger: From Toy to Comic to Screen: The Origins of the Transformers,” printable script, toy commercials, concept art and more.
As far as “G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero” is concerned, the Shout! Factory releases will include the debut of some episodes never before available on DVD due to the fact that Rhino lost the rights before they could release the entire series.
Here are the Simpsons stamps you’ll soon be able to purchase at your local post office.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Lionsgate Home Entertainment is presenting all 27 episodes of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 7, available for the first-time ever on DVD.
Fans can collect the commemorative set that will be sold as four separate DVDs, each featuring different episodes from Season 7 and a Mini-Classic Turtles Action Figure. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 7 DVDs will be available on May 12th, with an MSRP of $14.98 each.
Snoopy’s Reunion: Deluxe Edition
Release date: April 7, 2009
Check out these clips from the newly released “Scooby-Doo and the Samurai Sword.”