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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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

PR: Delicious Voice Cast Storms in to “Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers”

by Ed Liuon August 21, 2012
DELICIOUS VOICE CAST STORMS IN TO CLOUDY 2: REVENGE OF THE LEFTOVERS CULVER CITY, Calif., August 20, 2012 – The forecast is sunny side up for Sony Pictures Animation as the studio has reassembled the all-star, comedy voice cast of the animated hit Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs for Cloudy 2: Revenge of the […]

“ParaNorman” Comes in Third in Box Office Race with $14.1M in Ticket Sales on Opening Weekend

by Ed Liuon August 20, 2012
LAIKA’s ParaNorman took in $14.1 million (estimated) in ticket sales in its premiere weekend, landing it in the third-place spot on the weekend box office charts behind The Expendables 2 ($28.59M) and The Bourne Legacy ($17.06M). ParaNorman‘s box office take puts it behind the $16.8M debut weekend of LAIKA’s previous film Coraline, but ahead of […]

Phyllis Diller, 1917 – 2012

by Ed Liuon August 20, 2012
Actor and comedian Phyllis Diller passed away today, Monday, August 20, 2012, at the age of 95. Diller was a 37-year-old mother of five at the time she launched her career in 1955, creating a colorfully eccentric persona as a figure in a fright wig, garish clothing, and a fake-jeweled cigarette holder. She was an […]

PR: Bi-Coastal Premieres of “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Pt 1” at Paley Center for Media in NY, LA on Sept 20 and 24, 2012

by Ed Liuon August 20, 2012
Warner Home Video announces bi-coastal premieres of BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, PART 1 at The Paley Center for Media in New York, Los Angeles Highly-Anticipated Premieres slated for September 20 & 24; Media Invited to Red Carpet Interviews & Screenings; Limited Free Tickets Available to Fans on First Come, First Served Basis (click thumbnails […]

Disney/Pixar Releases New Clip from “Partysaurus Rex,” to Screen Before “Finding Nemo 3D”

by Ed Liuon August 17, 2012
Disney/Pixar has released the following new video clip from “Partysaurus Rex,” the next new “Toy Story Toon” short to screen before Finding Nemo 3D, coming to theaters on September 14, 2012. For more details, visit the Toy Story Facebook page or the Finding Nemo 3D Facebook page.

Review: “ParaNorman” is Frighteningly Good

by Ed Liuon August 17, 2012
If there is justice in the world, LAIKA’s newest movie ParaNorman will make the studio a star in the league of Pixar. A self-styled zombie movie for kids, ParaNorman may ultimately be much more conventional than 2009’s Coraline, but this also means it’s far more accessible. It has the same stubbornly independent streak as a […]