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‘Green Lantern: First Flight’ Q&A with Actress Juliet Landau

Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation are set to release the all-new Green Lantern: First Flight on Blu-Ray, a special edition 2-disc DVD, and a single disc DVD. Warner Home Video will distribute the movie, which will also be available OnDemand and Pay-Per-View as well as available for download day and date, July 28, 2009.

Actress Juliet Landau, who fans may recognize from her appearances on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, voices the sultry alien Labella in Green Lantern: First Flight. She took a few minutes out of her busy schedule to chat about voiceover work, the development of her Green Lantern: First Flight character, and the ability to grow and create in the entertainment business.


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FOX-Aniboom Holiday Animation Challenge

FOX have partnered with Aniboom to launch the FOX-Aniboom Holiday Animation Challenge, an animation contest to find the next great FOX holiday TV special. The contest, which kicks off on May 27, 2009, invites animators worldwide to enter their original holiday-inspired animated shorts for the opportunity to win cash prizes and a FOX development deal.

The FOX-Aniboom Holiday Animation Challenge is open to animators who have reached the age of majority in their state or country of residence. To be eligible to win, entries should be two to four minutes in length and must be holiday-themed – from Halloween to Thanksgiving to Christmas – or any other holiday observed in the U.S.

Animators can submit their shorts online by uploading them directly to the Aniboom website at The contest kicks off at 12:01 AM PT on May 27, 2009 and the deadline for submissions is at 11:59PM PT on August 31, 2009. Viewers can watch and comment on the videos as soon as they are posted. A voting period will take place from September 1 through September 30, in which viewers have the opportunity to rate their favorite submissions. FOX and Aniboom will reveal the five contest finalists on or about November 3, and then announce the grand prize winner in mid-November.

Each of the five finalists will receive a prize of $5,000. A panel comprised of FOX executives will select four of these finalists, while one “Viewer’s Choice” finalist will be chosen based upon the audience response on the contest’s website. The grand prize winner will receive the $5,000 plus an additional $10,000 and a FOX development deal, with the potential to air their winning work on FOX,, and other FOX-affiliated websites.

Three new ‘Cleveland Show’ clips

Coming to FOX this Fall is “The Cleveland Show,” a Family Guy spin-off.

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Second “9” trailer

In theaters: September 9, 2009

Pixar’s “Up” – Production Featurette

Check out this behind-the-scenes look at Pixar’s upcoming (May 29) movie, Up.

Pixar’s “Up” – Pursuit clip

Check out this 1 minute clip from Pixar’s upcoming (May 29) movie, Up.

First footage of ‘A Christmas Carol’

Check out this short clip of the upcoming “A Christmas Carol,” starring Jim Carrey.

New ‘Cleveland Show’ promo video

Check out this new promo clip for The Cleveland Show, airing on FOX this Fall.

‘Green Lantern: First Flight’ Q&A with Director Lauren Montgomery

Fresh off Wonder Woman, Lauren Montgomery shifts gears to direct “Green Lantern: First Flight,” the fifth in the ongoing series of DC Universe animated original PG-13 movies.

Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation are set to release the all-new Green Lantern: First Flight on July 28, 2009. It will be available on Blu-ray Disc, DVD, OnDemand, Pay-Per-View and download.

Montgomery paused between recording sessions and storyboards to chat about the directorial learning curve, working with certain voiceover actors, and more.


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Ill Bill – War Is My Destiny music video

Check out this awesome animated music video for War Is My Destiny by Ill Bill featuring Immortal Technique & Max Cavalera. Here’s some background info of the creative process, straight from horse’s mouth:

“It was directed by Adam Calfee and made at MoreFrames Studio. It took four of us about three and a half months from start to finish. All the characters are traditionally animated (on paper) and colored digitally. All the blood, a lot of the atmosphere and some of the explosions were shot with a video camera in a water tank.”

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