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Family Guy Event at LA’s Paley Center in October

by Craig Crumptonon August 29, 2008
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane and members of the show’s writing staff will be hosting an event at The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles on October 16th, 2008 for a panel discussion of “what goes into the making of their brashly subversive and remarkably resilient hit.” For ticket info as well as an […]

NY Times: Disney to Deploy Animated Icons to Sell Blu-ray (UPDATED w/Schedule Info)

by Ed Liuon August 29, 2008
The New York Times is reporting that Disney will be releasing five “Platinum Editions” of their movies in Blu-ray format over the next 2 years as part of a push to accelerate adoption of the new, high-definition video format (free registration required). The five titles named were Pinocchio, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Fantasia, […]

Toon Zone Presents "Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles" Trailer

by Eileen Cruzon August 29, 2008
In conjunction with FUNimation, Toon Zone is proud to host this video preview of the upcoming Blu-ray release Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles. Click the image below to play (requires QuickTime). <!– You can also right-click on the following link (control-click on a Mac) to save the QuickTime files to your computer, if the embedded video […]

Pixar’s Ed Catmull to Receive First Randy Pausch Prize from CMU

by Ed Liuon August 29, 2008
Carnegie Mellon University will be awarding its first Randy Pausch prize to Dr. Ed Catmull, president of Walt Disney Animation and Pixar Animation Studios. The prize is named for the late Prof. Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon who passed away from pancreatic cancer in July, and is intended to honor entertainment […]

PR: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment Announces Blu-ray Platinum Editions

by Ed Liuon August 29, 2008
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment Announces Expansive Slate of Upcoming PLATINUM EDITIONS Pinocchio * Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs * Fantasia * Fantasia 2000 * Beauty and the Beast Each Available For the first time on Blu-rayTM Hi-Def Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Launching Disney’s New BD Live Network – Worldwide – Fall […]

What’s This? What’s This? A Great "Nightmare Before Christmas" Blu-ray Disc!

by Ed Liuon August 29, 2008
The Nightmare Before Christmas is a movie that tells a common story under unusual circumstances. Fundamentally, it’s the tale of a guy feeling like he’s in a rut who tries something wildly different from the usual day-to-day grind, only to find that maybe his older life wasn’t so bad after all. What sets it apart […]

Amazon.com Selling "Family Guy: The Total World Domination Collection"

by Dan Collinson August 28, 2008
In a follow up to a previous article, TvShowsOnDVD.com reports that the same Family Guy – Freakin’ Sweet Party Pack collection will be in a special collection called Family Guy: The Total World Domination Collection. The special collection will contain all 22 discs featuring every Family Guy DVD released (so far), including Family Guy Presents: […]

Bill Morrison on "Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror" Comics

by Ed Liuon August 28, 2008
Comicon.com’s PULSE News has interviewed Bongo Comics’ Bill Morrison about this year’s Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror comic book outing, which will include contributions from creators such as Gilbert Hernandez, Steve Niles, and Glenn Fabry. Morrison discusses some past Treehouse of Horror issues, and also goes into some details about this year’s contributions, which include a […]

Newsarama Interviews Gary Hartle on Directing "Next Avengers"

by Ed Liuon August 28, 2008
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed Gary Hartle, director of the upcoming Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow direct-to-video movie. The new movie centers on the children of Marvel’s iconic Avengers and the old threat that they must face down. Hartle discusses how he got the job to direct the DTV, how he approached several of the […]

Media Blasters Announces New November Titles Including "Moribito"

by Classic Speedyon August 28, 2008
Moribito, which is currently airing on Adult Swim, will see its DVD debut on 11/4/08. Its first two volumes will be released for $24.98 each, and there’s also the option to buy a two-pack of the first two volumes with ($44.99) or without ($37.99) an art box. A few complete collections have been announced by […]