This family comedy comes to Blu-ray in a MPEG-4 AVC 1080p transfer. The true to source transfer retains the film grain, which does dampen some of the crispness and detail of the picture. The color is pretty natural and consistent throughout. Black levels are solid. I only noticed in one scene in Greg’s bedroom where the skin tones seems a tad too yellow. Digital anomalies like banding, aliasing or artifacting are not a problem.
During a special presentation held today at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas, Nickelodeon highlighted its leadership position as the world's number-one TV-based licensing business by unveiling plans for new product launches and retail initiatives.
Galen Walker, the producer of the upcoming live-action TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES feature, has acquired the rights to THE CABBAGE PATCH KIDS from Original Appalachian Artworks, writes The Hollywood Reporter.
On Saturday, June 25, 2011, in celebration of the birthday of Peyo, the creator of the Smurfs (born June 25, 1928), Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation will coordinate events all over the world as part of Global Smurfs Day, a worldwide event in anticipation of the release of the Smurfs’ trip to movie theaters, it was announced today by Marc Weinstock, president, Worldwide Marketing for Sony Pictures.
Warner Home Video (WHV) is set to release more endearing escapades of the beloved Beagle, Snoopy with Happiness is…Peanuts: Snoopy’s Adventures, available in stores June 14, 2011.
SpongeBob swings into superhero mode with an all-new eight-episode DVD: SpongeBob SquarePants: Heroes of Bikini Bottom, including the special episode, “Back to the Past,” guest starring Ernest Borgnine, Tim Conway and Batman’s Adam West and Burt Ward.
Continuing the prolific global expansion of its flagship multiplatform property, POCOYO, Zinkia Entertainment has secured a number of new licensing partners for the popular children’s brand across Asia and Latin America.
ADC Licensing, a company specializing in the financing and licensing of original animated content, proudly announces the launch of ToonGoggles.com.
6 Point Media’s enormously talented directorial duo, Zack Keller and Ed Skudder, have launched Season 2 of their extremely popular, animated web series: “Dick Figures.”
Cepia LLC, the maker of ZhuZhu Pets, the world's favorite interactive hamsters, today announced a worldwide television rights and home entertainment arrangement with Universal Pictures to release two feature-length, animated films, "Quest for Zhu" and "Power of Zhu," to debut exclusively on DVD in 2011 and 2012, respectively.
Rick DeMott chats with director Lauren Montgomery about bringing the Green Lantern Corps to life in Green Lantern: Emerald Knights.
Household favourites including Rolf Harris and Richard E Grant are backing animated television programmes for children despite the lack of government support for the UK animation industry.
Rovio, the creator of the ANGRY BIRDS game franchise, has purchased the Finnish animation house Kombo, writes The Hollywood Reporter.
Disney XD, the new digital specialty channel and multiplatform brand from Astral Media Inc. (TSX: ACM.A/ACM.B) launches today in homes across Canada.
As part of the ongoing "Interview with an Animator" conversation series, the Paley Center is hosting "Prime-time/Late Night Animation: What Envelope?" on June 8th at 6:30 pm in New York City.
I got a huge response to my last post, Why Do Many Artists & Writers Hate Self-Promotion?, including several active discussions on various LinkedIn groups. Self-promotion is a very hot topic! Many of the people who commented on the post talked about their shyness, self-doubts, the unworthiness of their creativity, and other barriers to promoting themselves and their work. One of the biggest concerns was whether or not self-promotion was really effective. Well, let's find out...
Turner Broadcasting has acquired UK TV and licensing and merchandising rights to magical preschool series Chloe’s Closet from Moonscoop.
Leading family entertainment producer and distributor Chorion has secured new licensing and retail deals for Mr. Men and Little Miss in Brazil through its agent Exim Licensing.
The Times of India reports that thousands of Indian animation students have been left high and dry after several schools promising them jobs have closed.
Nicktoons, the fastest growing kids’ network, brings the iconic franchise Voltron to a new generation with the brand new animated series, Voltron Force.
Imira Entertainment, Spain’s leading production and distribution company specialising in youth programming, has underscored its position as a preeminent distributor in the region signing further deals across its slate of third-party animation and live action.
Adult Swim celebrated a new slate of programming for the 2011-12 season last night during their star-studded annual Upfront event in New York City.
Fox has released a teaser trailer for their midseason 2012 animated series Napoleon Dynamite. The series, based on the 2004 cult classic film of the same name, teams the original cast behind the lineup of odd-duck characters.