PR: Cyberchase Explores Hands-On Fun in Builders’ Math Initiative Premiering in Feb.

by Ed Liuon February 2, 2008
MATH MYSTERY CARTOON CYBERCHASE EXPLORES HANDS-ON FUN IN BUILDERS’ MATH INITIATIVE, PREMIERING IN FEBRUARY ON PBS KIDS GO!sm Miniseries Featuring New Episodes And Fun Web Activities Kicks Off During National Engineering Week “Come on! Let’s build a tree house!” is a familiar childhood chant. Whether it’s a tree house, deck or bookcase, just about every […]

PR: New York Comic Con to Unveil Theater

by Ed Liuon February 2, 2008
NEW YORK COMIC CON TO UNVEIL IGN.COM THEATER FEATURING MOVIE PREVIEWS, PREMIERES AND MORE Norwalk , CT , January 31, 2008: The Special Events Hall at the Jacob K. Javits Center will be christened the Theater at the upcoming New York Comic Con (NYCC), which takes place April 18 — 20 in New York […]

"Blue Harvest," "Simpsons" Hold Up on Sales Chart

by on February 1, 2008
Family Guy Presents Blue Harvest dropped from second place to fifth in DVD sales during its second week in release, and The Simpsons Movie slipped from eighth to ninth place, Video Business Online reports. Both DVDs disappeared from the list of top twenty rentals. Ratatouille dropped from fifteenth place to nineteenth place in sales.

"Strawberry Shortcake" DVD Due in March

by on February 1, 2008
DIC and Fox Home Entertainment will release Strawberry Shortcake: Big Country Fun to DVD on March 4, the companies announced yesterday. The DVD, which sets Strawberry and her friends to working on a dude ranch, will come in English stereo with English and Spanish subtitles; extras include a music video. It will retail for $14.98. […]

ADV Films Goes Blu-Ray

by SB20xxon February 1, 2008
ADV Films has chosen Blu-Ray as its high definition format, and soon plans to release some of its newest titles in it. This may affect ADV’s release schedule, as high definition transfers have to be created. Previously Bandai Visual and Sony have released anime titles in high definition formats, so there is some precedent. [Source: […]

Toshio Suzuki Steps Down as Ghibli President

by Ed Liuon February 1, 2008 is reporting that Toshio Suzuki has stepped down as the president of Studio Ghibli effective today, February 1, 2008, and will be replaced by Koji Hoshino. Hoshino was the former president of Walt Disney Japan, and has worked with Studio Ghibli since Disney began releasing Studio Ghibli films on home video in 1996. Suzuki […]

Disney Announces "Classic Caballeros Collection" DVD for April 29, 2008 Release

by Ed Liuon February 1, 2008
Buena Vista Home Entertainment has announced The Classic Caballeros Collection DVD, scheduled for release on April 29, 2008. The single-disc release will combine two movies: Saludos Amigos and The Three Caballeros, which star Goofy, Donald Duck, and Walt Disney himself exploring the land and the culture of Latin America. The DVD will also include a […]

PR: Disney Classics Together for the First Time – The Classic Caballeros Collection

by Ed Liuon February 1, 2008
Two Academy Award® Nominated Disney Classics Together for the First Time The Classic Caballeros Collection: Saludos Amigos and Three Caballeros On DVD April 29, 2008 BURBANK, Ca, January 30, 2008— For the first time, the two Academy Award nominated south of the border animated adventures are available together when Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment presents […]

AP Asks Why "Ratatouille" Isn’t a "Best Picture" Nominee

by Ed Liuon February 1, 2008
Jake Coyle of the Associated Press poses the question whether Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille was squeezed out of the running for this year’s “Best Picture” Academy Award simply because it was an animated film. Coyle notes that the movie’s broad category of nominations “suggests the kind of broad consensus that often results in bigger awards like best […]

"Phineas and Ferb": Spawn of Frankenstein

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I am the seventh son of a seventh son of a seventh son. The blood of a dozen gypsy fortunetellers flows through my veins. Criswell was my uncle’s cousin’s third husband. I have second sight so bad I need a special prescription, and the DMV won’t let me drive 48 hours before an election, a […]