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2nd ‘The Princess and the Frog’ poster

In LA and NY theaters November 25. Nationwide on December 11.


‘Toy Story 1 & 2’ in 3D TV spot

Check out the 1st official TV spot for the Toy Story & Toy Story 2 in 3D Double Feature set for theatrical release on October 2nd, for two weeks only.

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 and click on the “Exclusives” tab.

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.

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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‘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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‘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

‘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.


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

More screen grabs after the break.

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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.

‘A Christmas Carol’ poster

In theaters November 6, 2009


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