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Briefly: Shyamalan on "Airbender;" NYT on Disney Merch; Boop on Broadway

* M. Night Shyamalan spoke with the MTV Movies Blog about his live-action trilogy adapting Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender. * The New York Times has taken a look at Disney’s efforts to expand their licensed merchandise programs to higher-end products like wedding gowns and haute couture clothing (free registration required). * A stage musical […]

"The Real Ghostbusters" Comes Home Complete in 25-DVD Set

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PR: The Real Ghostbusters: Complete Series in 25-DVD Set on Nov 20, 2008

WHO YOU GONNA CALL? TELEVISION’S LONGEST RUNNING SPOOKY CARTOON AND FUNNY FAN FAVORITE FINALLY ESCAPES THE GHOST TRAP TO HAUNT THE DVD REALM THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS: THE COMPLETE SERIES The Animated Series That’s As Big As The Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man Finally Comes To Home Video, With All 147 Episodes of The Real Ghostbusters And Slimer! […]

"Futurama: Bender's Game" Gets DTVs Back in the Saddle

Disappointment seemed to be the general reaction to the second Futurama direct-to-video movie, The Beast with a Billion Backs (read our review here). As a result, it’s a little hard to completely filter out how much lowered expectations will affect one’s reaction to Bender’s Game, the third of four direct-to-video movies that will act as […]

Newsarama Hosts "Futurama: Bender's Game" Video Clip

Newsarama has posted an exclusive video clip from Futurama: Bender’s Game, the latest direct-to-video Futurama movie. The movie will be available on DVD and Blu-ray disc tomorrow, November 4, 2008.

"Avatar" Seasons 1 and 2 Streaming Video Available on Veoh

The Veoh on-line video website has begun broadcasting Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender in streaming video format. Seasons 1 and 2 are available now. (via TZ member Antiyonder)

"Looney Tunes Golden Collection" Vol. 6: Less Bugs, More Bosko

I’m not going to lie: when I first read the list of contents for the sixth Looney Tunes Golden Collection, I was a tad underwhelmed. Eventually, I got just as excited as every other year’s release (and purchased it on release day, as always), but back when news first broke, all I could think of […]

"Tinker Bell:" The Girls Will Love It, The Boys May Not Admit It

Some toy commercials are disguised as entertainment, and some entertainment is disguised as a toy commercial. The link between entertainment and merchandise has existed ever since Edgar Rice Burroughs figured out the cross-marketing potential of Tarzan, turning him into the first mass-merchandised fictional character, but that success pales in comparison to the virtual art form […]

"Coraline" News Roundup: Laika's Gamble, Preview Look, Gaiman Comments

Several different media outlets have recently published articles about Coraline, the stop-motion feature film from Laika Entertainment directed by Henry Selick and based on the novella by Neil Gaiman. The Times-Picayune weblog has posted an article dealing with the big gamble that Laika is taking with Coraline, noting that the hard market sell of a […]

Toon Zone Interviews Don Hahn on "The Alchemy of Animation"

Most animation fans know that Disney experienced a resurrection in its animated feature films starting in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, with The Little Mermaid in the vanguard, followed closely by the Oscar-nominated Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Lion King. What two of those four movies have in common is veteran producer […]

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