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Review: “The Aristocats” Blu-ray – MADE U A STOREE, BUT I EATED IT

by Ed Liuon August 31, 2012
The Aristocats is one of the better products of the post-Walt/pre-90’s-Renaissance Disney Animation Studios, carrying a featherweight story largely through charming performances (vocal and animated) and some bouncy, jazzy, catchy musical numbers. The movie was the recipient of a remastered DVD release in 2008, and is one of a slate of films that has just […]
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PR: Michael McKean on Voicing Egomaniacal Arkham Asylum Psychiatrist in “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Pt. 1”

by Ed Liuon August 30, 2012
Paging Dr. Wolper! Michael McKean Voices Egomaniacal Arkham Asylum Psychiatrist in Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 Michael McKean just can’t stay away from the fanboy realm. The versatile star of film, television and stage continues to deviate from his mainstream roles to appear in all forms of super hero entertainment, this time lending […]

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PR: GKids Puts Forward Four Pictures for 2012 Best Animated Feature Oscar and 2012 Annie Awards

by Ed Liuon August 30, 2012
GKIDS PUTS FORWARD FOUR PICTURES FOR 2012 BEST ANIMATED FEATURE OSCAR® AND 2012 ANNIE AWARDS “FROM UP ON POPPY HILL” “LE TABLEAU” “THE RABBI’S CAT” “ZARAFA” New York, New York – August 29, 2012 - GKIDS, a distributor of award-winning animation for both adults and family audiences, announced today that it will have four feature films competing […]
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“The Rescuers/The Rescuers Down Under”: Half Good, Half Eh

by SB20xxon August 29, 2012
This release has been a long time coming. The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under have been sorely in need of a re-release, having been out on DVD as long ago as 2003 and 2000, respectively. And with a new video format, it seemed like there was no better time to bring these back into […]

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“Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Pt. 1” – First Official Video Clip Released

by Ed Liuon August 28, 2012
Warner Home Video has released the first official video clip from Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Pt. 1, the next upcoming direct-to-vide0 animated movie from DC Entertainment that adapts Frank Miller’s seminal graphic novel of an aging Batman confronting challenges old and new in a darker, uglier Gotham City: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns will […]
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PR: Sony Pictures Animation Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Retrospective Film Series/Screening of “Hotel Transylvania”

by Ed Liuon August 28, 2012
SONY PICTURES ANIMATION CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY WITH RETROSPECTIVE FILM SERIES AND EXCLUSIVE SCREENING OF HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA Partnership with ASIFA-Hollywood and Animation Magazine Puts Spotlight on First Decade of Productions; Screenings include Filmmaker Reunions, Rare Footage and Giveaways Culver City, CA, August 27, 2012 – The 10th anniversary celebration of Sony Pictures Animation (SPA) continues with […]

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PR: GKids in Deal for “Ernest & Celestine”; English Dub & US Theatrical Release for Fall 2013

by Ed Liuon August 28, 2012
GKIDS IN DEAL FOR “ERNEST & CELESTINE“   WORLD PREMIERE CANNES 2012 NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE TIFF 2012   ENGLISH LANGUAGE VERSION AND US THEATRICAL RELEASE SET FOR FALL 2013 New York, New York – August 27, 2012 - GKIDS, a distributor of award-winning animation for both adult and family audiences, announced that it has entered into […]
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Review: Space Bikinis Begin to Wear Out Their Welcome in “Dirty Pair Features”

by Ed Liuon August 27, 2012
I’ve been vocal in my appreciation for Nozomi Entertainment’s rereleases of the vintage 1980’s Dirty Pair anime series, with the three DVD sets released so far (vol 1, vol 2, and OVA series)filled with light-hearted sci-fi fun starring a pair of buxom beauties is space bikinis, all consistently much smarter than it had to be. […]

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DreamWorks Signs Five-Year Distribution Deal with 20th Century Fox

by Ed Liuon August 22, 2012
DreamWorks Animation has signed a five-year distribution deal with 20th Century Fox for its theatrical films beginning next year with The Croods. Fox will be replacing DreamWorks’ old distribution partner Paramount Pictures. The new deal represents the culmination of a souring relationship between DreamWorks Animation and Paramount that began in 2011 when DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey […]
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PR: Disney•Pixar’s “Brave” Comes to Blu-ray Combo Pack on November 13, 2012

by Ed Liuon August 22, 2012
A heroic fantasy, it also realistically captures the complex shadings of familial relationships,   particularly those between a mother and her teenage daughter. And for that, it’s brave indeed. -        USA Today, Claudia Puig  THE #1 ANIMATED FILM OF THE YEAR! Debuts November 13, 2012 on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack   Featuring Hours of Exciting All-New Bonus Material Including the […]