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Pixar’s Jump to 2-D and Stop-Motion for Short Film on "Ratatouille" DVD

by Ed Liuon October 30, 2007
SciFi Wire takes a look at the new short film “Your Friend the Rat,” coming soon on the DVD for Pixar’s feature film Ratatouille. The short is notable for having the first hand-drawn animation from the Pixar studios, as well as brief stop-motion segments, to chronicle the behavior and history of rats. The 11-minute short […]

"Atlantis SquarePantis" featuring David Bowie to air on November 12, 2007 on Nick

by Weathermanon October 30, 2007
Atlantis SquarePantis, the all new TV movie featuring SpongeBob SquarePants and his gang with special guest star David Bowie, will debut on Nickelodeon on November 12, 2007 at 8pm. The movie chronicles the adventures and mishaps that befall SpongeBob and his friends when SpongeBob reunites the two halves of a key to the mythical city […]

Family Guy’s "Star Wars" Spoof Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson October 30, 2007
A month ago, the new season of Family Guy kicked off with “Blue Harvest”, a Star Wars spoof. Now Tvshowsondvd.com reports that “Blue Harvest” will be on DVD on January 15th. Bonus features include a behind the scenes featurette with Seth MacFarlane, and an interview with George Lucas, among others.

PR: "Atlantis SquarePantis" with David Bowie Premieres Monday, November 12, 2007

by Ed Liuon October 30, 2007
SpongeBob Goes Where No Sea-Fearing Creature Has Gone Before… To The Lost City of Atlantis In The World Premiere of “Atlantis SquarePantis”—Monday, November 12 on Nickelodeon Rock Legend and SpongeBob SquarePants fan David Bowie Guest Stars as Lord Royal Highness in SpongeBob’s First Ever TV Movie, Available on DVD November 13 Burbank, Calif. – October […]

PR: "Shrek the Halls" Airs November 28, 2007, on ABC

by Ed Liuon October 30, 2007
ABC ANNOUNCES A NEW HOLIDAY TREAT — DREAMWORKS ANIMATION’S “SHREK THE HALLS,” STARRING THE VOICES OF MIKE MYERS, EDDIE MURPHY, CAMERON DIAZ AND ANTONIO BANDERAS, AIRING NOVEMBER 28 ON ABC “‘Twas the night before Christmas And not a swamp rat did creep As mother and babe played kazoo in their sleep….” From “Shrek the Halls” […]

Toon Zone Interviews C.H. Greenblatt on Crafting "Chowder"

by Ed Liuon October 30, 2007
After a four-year stint as an advertising art director in New York City, C.H. Greenblatt realized that, “I didn’t want to spend my life fighting over how many frames of a commercial were spent showing a toothpaste tube.” The advertising world’s loss was animation’s gain, because after answering a want ad in Animation Magazine to […]

"Samurai Horror Tales: Yotsuya Ghost Story": Better Scares if You Do Your Homework

by Ed Liuon October 28, 2007
One of the stories that shows up in nearly every human culture is the revenge ghost story. It may be a bit depressing to think that stories rooted in hatred or anger deep enough to last beyond death are a unifying human trait, but that shared concept may be why the revenge ghost story has […]

"Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams" Sure to Please Target Audience

by Ed Liuon October 28, 2007
To say that Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams is better than it needed to be may sound like damning with faint praise, but it’s really meant as a commentary on the runaway success of the “Disney Princess” franchise. Anybody who has visited a major department store recently has seen a small explosion of […]

"Beetle Bailey" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson October 27, 2007
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that BCI will release Beetle Bailey: The Complete Collection on DVD on November 6. Based on the popular comic strip by Mort Walker, the 2 disc set will contain all 50 Beetle Bailey cartoons, and many of them makes their DVD debut.

Illumitoon’s "B’tX", "Beet" and "BoBoBo-Bo" DVDs Possibly Discontinued

by Weathermanon October 27, 2007
Anime News Network is reporting that Right Stuf International has reclassified the DVDs of B’tX Volumes 3-5, Beet the Vandel Buster Volumes 2-5, and BoBoBo-Bo Bo-BoBo Volumes 2-8 as “discontinued”. Illumitoon Entertainment had previously released all three titles and had more DVDs for them lined up for this year and next year. One Illumitoon title, […]