Archives for December, 2009

‘Shrek Forever After’ Trailer

In theaters May 21, 2010.

Backup copy after the break, in case the Youtube version is taken down.

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The Simpsons debuted 20 years ago today

The Simpsons first appeared in 1987 as a series of 30-second shorts produced by Groening for the FOX series “The Tracey Ullman Show.” The first of these shorts aired on April 19, 1987, during the third week of primetime broadcasts on FOX. Soon they had their own series, premiering on FOX as a half-hour Christmas special on Dec. 17, 1989 (20 years ago today), and then as a regular series on Jan. 14, 1990.

Aside from the wide range of souvenir items generated by the program, some of the character’s sayings have become part of pop culture history, such as “Don’t have a cow” and “D’oh.” Fun fact: when The Simpsons first went on the air, there were 193 million television sets in U.S. homes — today, the number is more than 300 million.

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‘Toy Story 3’ Photo #3

In theaters June 18, 2010

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The Princess and the Frog: Trailer Montage

Check out this fun mash-up of trailers for The Princess and The Frog in Russian, Spanish, German, French, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Greek, Icelandic, Ukranian, and English.

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The Princess and the Frog: Meet Dr. Facilier

In theaters now.

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20th anniversary Simpsons poster

This needs no explanation. Enjoy.

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R.I.P. Roy Edward Disney

The LA Times reports:

Roy Edward Disney, the nephew of Walt Disney whose commitment to his uncle’s creative spirit prompted him to mount revolts that led to the unseating of two of the company’s chief executives and a revival of the studio’s legendary animation unit, died today. He was 79.

Disney, who had been battling stomach cancer, died at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, according to Clifford A. Miller, a spokesman for Disney’s company Shamrock Holdings.

Read the entire article, which chronicles Mr. Roy Disney’s career, at LATimes.com

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2nd ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Trailer

Check out the new, much improved, trailer for Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland — scheduled for theatrical release March 5, 2010.

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‘Toy Story 3’ Photo #2

In theaters June 18, 2010

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CNN asks, “Is it time for The Simpsons to go?”

CNN reporter Ted Leopold writes:

As it turns 20 on Thursday, “The Simpsons’ ” greatest enemy may be itself.

For many fans — particularly hard-core followers in the mold of the show’s sneering Comic Book Guy — the glory days are long past. Some refuse to watch anymore; others admit they still find it funny, but they’re disappointed the show didn’t bow out at the top of its game.

In the 1990s, “The Simpsons” was one of the most inventive shows ever broadcast, taking on high and low culture with equal abandon, becoming engrained within the culture at large. It was revolutionary; at the very least, it helped make Fox a big-league player.

What do you think? Is it time for The Simpsons to leave the airwaves? Leave your thoughts in the comments section.

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‘The Penguins Of Madagascar Operation: DVD Premiere!’ announced

The popular penguins from DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar are ready for their feature-length DVD debut with “The Penguins Of Madagascar Operation: DVD Premiere!” set for release February 9, 2010.

The Penguins Of Madagascar Operation: DVD Premiere! is presented in widescreen with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, English 2.0 Surround, French 5.1 Surround and Spanish 2.0 Surround and English, French and Spanish subtitles. Running 120 minutes, the DVD features all-new, never-before-seen missions as well as several fan-favorites from the Nickelodeon TV series.

Additional features include exclusive access to Nick.com’s The Penguins Of Madagascar: The Devious Dr. Blowhole game, as well as special sneak peeks at upcoming DreamWorks Animation and Nickelodeon releases including How To Train Your Dragon, Shrek Forever After, Po Kung Fu Panda Virtual World, The Madagascar Story So Far, More of The Penguins of Madagascar and Fan Boy Chum Chum, plus the DreamWorks Animation Video Jukebox.

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‘Toy Story’ and ‘Toy Story 2’ coming to Blu-ray March, 2010

Disney is prepping Pixar’s Toy Story and Toy Story 2 for Blu-ray Disc and DVD release on March 23, 2010 — just in time to cash in on the Toy Story 3 hype.

Toy Story and Toy Story 2 will be released as “Blu-ray + DVD” combos in two different packages: one with the Blu-ray Disc logo/design front and center, while the other puts the DVD in the spotlight. Eight week later, on May 11, both movies will be released in DVD only packages.

Both discs will include an exclusive sneak peek of Toy Story 3. Other extras included are:

Toy Story:
– The Story of Toy Story 3
– Buzz Lightyear Mission Logs: Blast Off
– Paths to Pixar: Artists
– Studio Stories
– Buzz Takes Manhattan
– Black Friday: The Toy Story You Never Saw

Toy Story 2:
– The Characters of Toy Story 3
– Buzz Lightyear Mission Logs: International Space Station
– Paths to Pixar: Technical Artists
– Studio Stories
– Pixar’s Zoetrop
– Celebrating Our Friend Joe Ranft

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