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Review: Rankin-Bass "The Hobbit" and "Return of the King" Remastered DVDs - Classics Revisited

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It’s always nice to discover that an old cartoon from your childhood holds up to your fond nostalgic feelings for it. The Rankin-Bass adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit proves to be one of those cartoons. The TV special, first aired in the late 1970′s, was my personal introduction to Tolkien’s Middle-Earth, and while the […]

Batman And Pee-Wee Sitting In A Tree, Ready To Be Released On DVD

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Warner Bros. Home Video has announced that “Batman: The Complete Television Series” will be released to both Blu-ray and DVD in November while Shout! Factory announced “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series” will come to Blu-ray in October with an HD DVD release to come later. “Batman” has the entire three-season run [1966-68] of the television […]

PR: Deki and Aardman Animations present the story of ‘Brigitte, Bruno and Ben’

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21st July 2014 – Aardman Animations and Bristol Charity ‘Deki’ today release a special 70 second film entitled ‘Brigitte, Bruno and Ben’. The film created by the makers of Wallace & Gromit demonstrates through animation how a loan of just £10 can change the lives of an entire family in the developing world. “Brigitte, Bruno […]

Simpsons World App To Debut In Autumn

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With next week’s “The Simpsons” marathon scheduled to begin on FXX, the network has announced that they will be rolling out an app in October 2014 that will provide access to every one of those same episodes. The FXNow app will be available on smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles, smart TVs, and additional set-top devices and […]

Review: "Strange Hill High (UK Edition)": Puppet Ghoul School Fun

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Josh Weinstein is the co-creator and show runner of Strange Hill High, an interesting case of an American industry veteran steering a British production. Many will remember Weinstein working with Bill Oakley to run what is seen by many as the final leg of the ‘golden age’ of The Simpsons. Airing on CBBC (who seem to […]

Microsoft Axes Xbox Entertainment Studios

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Last year, after veering away from their core gaming audience with the introduction of a next-generation console [Xbox One] that focused on entertainment rather than gaming, Microsoft finally threw in the towel on the entertainment portion of that equation by announcing today that they would be shuttering their Xbox Entertainment division as part of their […]

Rio 2 Flies Out On Blu-ray and DVD Today

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Without a catchy Pharrell Williams tune and coming a little too late to take advantage of any possible World Cup bump, the Brazilian-flavored “Rio 2”, the sequel to the wildly popular “Rio”, is out on Blu-ray and DVD, finding Blu traveling to the Amazonian rain forests to search for macaws. DVD extras include three featurettes […]

Black Dynamite: Season One Explodes On Blu-ray and DVD Today

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Adult Swim’s “Black Dynamite” animated series premiered three years ago but the first season is just now making it onto Blu-ray and DVD. Depending on your perspective on the series, the wait may or may not have been worth it, but it’s out now and some of the extra goodies include the original pilot episode […]

Review: "The Legend of Korra - Book Two: Spirits" Blu-ray (Mostly) Does the Thing

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Book 2 of Nickelodeon’s The Legend of Korra feels like a big good news/bad news joke. I am thankful that it exists at all, if only for being a long-form action cartoon when most other networks are retreating from the format, and for its distinctive female lead character. Like its predecessor, Avatar the Last Airbender, […]

Hulu Gives Away Most Of South Park For Free

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Hulu announced that 244 episodes of the popular animated comedy television show “South Park” will be available to stream for free for the next two months before they move to Hulu Plus prior to the start of the new season albeit with one catch – episodes five and six from Season 14 [Tom Cruise-Mohammed episodes] […]

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