Archives for September, 2009

Special screenings for Disney’s ‘The Princess and the Frog’

Disney’s The Princess and the Frog is being released everywhere December 11th; however, Disney is currently offering a special offer for discounted tickets to the exclusive screenings in Los Angeles and New York starting November 25th to December 13th.

Each ticket gets one person into the screening, as well as access to The Ultimate Disney Experience, featuring all nine of the Disney princesses, fun games for the whole family, and much more. The Walt Disney Studios will also be hosting studio tours for Los Angeles ticket holders.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit facebook.com/theprincessandthefrog and click on the “Exclusives” tab.

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09/21/2009 | Films | Comments Off on Special screenings for Disney’s ‘The Princess and the Frog’

Short film spotlight: Moongirl

After joining LAIKA, Henry Selick (director of Coraline) directed his first computer-generated animation film, the award-winning short film Moongirl, the inspiration for Candlewick Press’s children’s book of the same name.

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09/19/2009 | 3D Animation Spotlight | 1 Comment

Astro Boy clip – “Escape from Metro City”

Check out this complete scene from the upcoming Astro Boy film, set for theatrical release October 23. Also, six Astro Boy screen grabs await you after the break!

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09/19/2009 | Films, Trailers/Videos | Comments Off on Astro Boy clip – “Escape from Metro City”

‘9’ featurettes and TV spots

Check out these four new ‘9’ clips, of which two are featurettes and two are TV spots.

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09/17/2009 | Films, Trailers/Videos | Comments Off on ‘9’ featurettes and TV spots

‘Urs’ trailer

Many years Urs looked after his aging mother. But now he sets out for a dangerous journey: He carries her up a mountain to find a better place for both of them. But his mother doesn’t want to leave her home.

“Urs” is a 10-minute animated short-film with which Moritz Mayerhofer graduated at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. He worked three years to create a deep atmospheric film where he would find the fragile relationship of a man to his mother in the middle of a gigantic set of mountains.

You can find more information, artwork, news, festival-screening dates and more at www.urs-film.com

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09/17/2009 | Trailers/Videos | Comments Off on ‘Urs’ trailer

‘SpongeBob SquarePants: The First 100 Episodes’ coming to DVD

A 14-disc collection of SpongeBob SquarePants containing the first 100 episodes of the series is coming to DVD on September 22.

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DVD special features:

Limited edition etched Plexiglass case
Limited edition 3D lenticular
Square Roots: The Story of SpongeBob SquarePants
Audio Commentary from the Animation Team
Life Lessons from Bikini Bottom
“Help Wanted”: The Seven Seas Edition
Kick-Wham-Pow-Bob Music Video

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09/16/2009 | DVD/Blu-ray, Television | Comments Off on ‘SpongeBob SquarePants: The First 100 Episodes’ coming to DVD

Firefly Effect – All the Jokes Are On Me

Check out this cool hand-drawn/painted music video animated and directed by David Mahler for the song “All The Jokes Are On Me” from Firefly Effect’s debut album “Everything is Beautiful and You are the Reason”, released on Solerød Records/Perfect Pop Records. It took four months to complete the 1,640 water-colored frames.

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09/16/2009 | Music Video Spotlight | Comments Off on Firefly Effect – All the Jokes Are On Me

‘A Christmas Carol’ poster

In theaters November 6, 2009

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09/15/2009 | Films | Comments Off on ‘A Christmas Carol’ poster

William Shatner stars in ‘Gotta Catch Santa Claus’

Lionsgate is set to release an all-new CGI animated feature Gotta Catch Santa Claus, starring William Shatner as the voice of Santa. When a friend starts to doubt the idea of Santa Claus, 12 year old Trevor sets out on a mission to catch old St. Nick in order to prove his existence and put the skeptics to rest. Gotta Catch Santa Claus, which will be broadcast nationally on ABC Family during their annual “25 Days of Christmas” programming block, features bonus materials on the DVD that include deleted scenes, behind the scenes Santa footage, sing-along songs and more. The DVD will be available on October 13th.

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09/15/2009 | DVD/Blu-ray | Comments Off on William Shatner stars in ‘Gotta Catch Santa Claus’

‘Toy Story 3’ poster

In theaters June 18, 2010

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09/15/2009 | Films | Comments Off on ‘Toy Story 3’ poster

‘Wallace & Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death’ clips

The all-new Wallace & Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death DVD will be available Tuesday, September 22, 2009. Winner of the Short Animation 2008 British Academy Film Award, this new adventure features all of the ingredients of a great murder mystery – suspicion, rivalry, love, intrigue and heroism – and is topped off with a helping of loyalty and friendship.

In the meantime, check out these two clips from the movie:

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09/14/2009 | DVD/Blu-ray, Trailers/Videos | Comments Off on ‘Wallace & Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death’ clips

‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Teaser Trailer

In theaters March 26, 2010

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09/13/2009 | Films, Trailers/Videos | Comments Off on ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Teaser Trailer