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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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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)


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.

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

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


Via /Film

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…


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.


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!

Related posts:
Interview with Pete Docter, director of Pixar’s ‘UP’
Ratatouille composer signs on to score Pixar’s “Up”
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

‘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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