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Dante's Inferno on Blu-ray and DVD, Plus More

DANTE'S INFERNO on Blu-ray and DVD, CURIOUS GEORGE MAKES NEW FRIENDS on DVD, DISNEY'S LITTLE EINSTEINS ANIMAL EXPEDITION on DVD, GAOGAIGAR SEASON ONE LITEBOX on DVD, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF TIM: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON on DVD, MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE: MINNIE'S BOW-TIQUE on DVD, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, VOL. 6 on DVD, PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR OPERATION on DVD, A SERIOUS MAN on Blu-ray and DVD, THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE on Blu-ray and DVD.

DANTE'S INFERNO on Blu-ray and DVD, CURIOUS GEORGE MAKES NEW FRIENDS on DVD, DISNEY'S LITTLE EINSTEINS ANIMAL EXPEDITION on DVD, GAOGAIGAR SEASON ONE LITEBOX on DVD, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF TIM: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON on DVD, MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE: MINNIE'S BOW-TIQUE on DVD, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, VOL. 6 on DVD, PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR OPERATION on DVD, A SERIOUS MAN on Blu-ray and DVD, THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE on Blu-ray and DVD.

DANTE'S INFERNO on Blu-ray and DVD

Press Release from Anchor Bay Entertainment

Beverly Hills, CA – Stretching the limits of the imagination, and breathing a whole new life into a classic work of Medieval literature, Anchor Bay Entertainment releases the stunning animated feature Dante’s Inferno: An Animated Epic on DVD and Blu-ray February 9th. Prebook is January 6th, and SRP for the DVD is $26.97 and $34.98 for the Blu-ray. This is a collaboration with Electronic Arts, which first conceived of a new telling of the classic story and will release its “Dante’s Inferno” videogame day-and-date with the animated feature.

Film Roman, the acclaimed animation studio behind such films as Dead Space: Downfall (based on the Electronic Arts game “Dead Space”) and Hellboy Animated, took a wholly new approach to creating the circles of Hell the films’ hero Dante must navigate. Under the guidance of producer Joe Goyette and working from a story and creative vision by EA/Visceral Games executive producer Jonathan Knight, this unprecedented project enlisted some of the best animation studios in the business to create unique visions of the underworld, including such noted Asian animation studios as Production IG (Kill Bill animated sequence), Dongwoo (Batman: Gotham Knight), Manglobe (Ergo Proxy, Samurai Champloo), JM Animation (“Avatar: The Last Airbender”) and more.

Highlighting the feature’s unique artistic signature, the Dante’s Inferno: An Animated Epic DVD and Blu-ray boasts six limited edition customized covers specially created by the six participating animation studios.

Dante’s Inferno: An Animated Epic is just one piece of a new project spearheaded by Electronic Arts, which also includes the highly anticipated videogame and a previously released six-issue comic series from DC Comics/WildStorm. Dante’s Inferno: An Animated Epic expands this franchise with a must-see feature that soars on high-octane energy and amazing visuals – combined, of course, with a story that has haunted dreams since Dante Alighieri wrote it down almost 700 years ago. This amazing journey takes viewers along with the warrior Dante, and his spectral guide Virgil, into the legendary and frightening nine circles of Hell. Join Dante as he travels through Limbo, Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Anger, Heresy, Violence, Fraud, and Treachery, all in search of his one true love, Beatrice.

By employing a range of animation studios steeped in the anime tradition, Film Roman and EA created a completely unique vision of Dante Alighieri’s 14th century masterwork The Divine Comedy, with each circle of hell having a distinct look and tone. While this gives it a modern twist, the feature still stays true to the original elements of the poem that is known to most as “Dante’s Inferno.” Dante’s Inferno: An Animated Epic is sure to delight all gamers and fan boys, but voice-over work by Mark Hamill (Star Wars), Victoria Tennant (Legend of the Mummy), Vanessa Branch (Pirates of the Caribbean), and Graham McTavish (“Prison Break”) as Dante, give this production extra dramatic depth and the literary source material makes this a project that will appeal to an unusually broad range of adult audiences.

Film Roman, which along with Anchor Bay Entertainment is a division of Starz Media, first worked with EA on 2008’s Dead Space: Downfall. The venerable animation studio also provides the animation production for Fox/Gracie’s “The Simpsons” and Marvel Entertainment’s new hit “Super Hero Squad.”

About Anchor Bay Entertainment

Anchor Bay Entertainment is the home entertainment division of Starz Media, LLC. It includes the Anchor Bay Films and Manga Entertainment brands. It distributes feature films, children’s entertainment, fitness, TV series, documentaries, anime and other filmed entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray formats.  It is the exclusive home media distributor in the U.S. of the theatrical titles from Overture Films.  Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment has offices in Troy, MI, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia.  Starz Media (www.starzmedia.com) is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Capital Group.

CURIOUS GEORGE MAKES NEW FRIENDS on DVD

From Amazon:

Of all the friends in the world, no one is as curious as George! Curious George loves to meet people and make friends of all shapes and sizes. And his friends are always right alongside of him to share in his adventures. Join your favorite pal for eight stories of friendship and fun from his Daytime Emmyt alongside of him to share in his adventures. Join your favorite pal for eight stories of friendship and fun from his Daytime Emmy Award-winning PBS KIDS TV Series in Curious George Makes New Friends!

Format: Animated, Color, Dolby, DVD, Full Screen, Subtitled, NTSC

Language: English

Subtitles: English

Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)

Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1

Number of discs: 1

Rating: Unrated

Studio: Universal Studios

DVD Release Date: February 9, 2010

Run Time: 108 minutes

DISNEY'S LITTLE EINSTEINS ANIMAL EXPEDITION on DVD

From Disney:

Discover the world's most fascinating animals when you journey with the LITTLE EINSTEINS from the Great Lakes to the Great Barrier Reef and beyond! Travel to India for the spectacular Elephant Festival.

Meet Joey the Kangaroo in Australia, and dive into an ocean of wonders with Rocket as he transforms into a submarine and swims with a humpback whale. Whether by land, by sea or by air, you're in for the ultimate animal adventure!

Original Release Date:2/9/10

Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

Approximate Run Time: 96 minutes

MPAA: TV-Y. Bonus material not rated.

GAOGAIGAR SEASON ONE LITEBOX on DVD

From Amazon:

This is the story of the brave men and women who will defend our world. On a desolate road in the snowy mountains, a childless couple wished upon a falling star. The star is revealed to be Galeon, a mechanical lion who delivers the baby Mamoru into their arms. Years later, Mamoru lives the life of an ordinary grade school student, until the day comes when his class is caught up in a ferocious attack by the mechanoid alien Zonders. Just as all hope is lost, the young cyborg hero, Gai Shishio, is sent by the UN alien de fence force 3G, the Gutsy Geoid Guard. He risks his own life without question to protect Mamoru's class and all of Earth. Drawn by the legacy of his mysterious origins, Mamoru becomes a member of 3G, joining the ranks of humanity's bravest defenders. They wage all-out war against the Zonders with their advanced vehicles, weapons and AI robots. When their backs are up against the wall, Gai Fuses with Galeon and 3G's Gao Machines to form the indomitable King of all robots: GaoGaiGar! But even in the face of these awe inspiring machines, the bravery of humanity in its darkest hour is the true Key to Victory!

Actors: Yoshitomo Kometani

Directors: Yoshitomo Kometani

Format: Animated, Box set, Color, Dubbed, DVD, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled

Language: Japanese

Subtitles: English

Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)

Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1

Number of discs: 5

Rating: Unrated

Studio: Anime Works

Run Time: 625 minutes

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF TIM: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON on DVD

From HBO:

Meet Tim: an ordinary guy who makes a habit out of misunderstanding in the new HBO animated series, The Life & Times of Tim. On the surface, Tim is a nice, even-keeled, 20-something New Yorker who just wants to get promoted at work, and whose girlfriend, Amy, wants him to be normal. But in Tim's world, the simplest day-to-day decisions always seem to get in his way.

Additional Details

Format: Standard Edition

Number of Discs: 2

Run Time: 310 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 16 X 9 Letterbox

Language: English

Studio: HBO

DVD Release Date: 2/9/10

Packaging: O-Sleeve Amaray

MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE: MINNIE'S BOW-TIQUE on DVD

Press Release from Disney

BURBANK, Calif., November 6, 2009 – For the first time ever, Minnie Mouse will star in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie’s Bow-tique when it comes to Disney DVD on February 9, 2010.

This new release features four Minnie-themed stories including a never-before-seen episode and a fun Minnie magnet bow frame. Two episodes, ‘Minnie’s Pajama Party,’ and ‘Minnie’s Bee Story,’ include Disney’s Adventure Mode – an interactive game using the remote control with multiple play levels.

It's the grand opening of Minnie's Bow-tique, a store jam-packed with every kind of bow and bowtie imaginable. The selections include: the "Glow-Bow", a bow that changes color with every mood; the "Grow-Bow", a bow that grows to tremendous size by just adding water; flying "Butterfly-Bows"; and a "Photo-Bow" that snaps instant pictures. Problems arise when Pete, embarrassed about buying a lady's bow for his favorite aunt, causes a few accidental mishaps in the new store.

However, super salesperson Minnie finds the perfect bow for Pete. The Bow-tique's grand opening is a success - and it all ends in a Big Bow Show with the Clubhouse gang modeling the latest fashions under the biggest bow of all, a colorful, sky-high Rain-Bow.

In a never-before-seen episode, Minnie’s Pajama Party Minnie and the girls set up a fun Pajama Party sleepover for the day – but it’s not as easy as it sounds, especially with the addition of Pete and Willie the Giant!

MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE: MINNIE’S BOW-TIQUE

Minnie’s Bow-tique

Minnie’s Bee Story

Minnie’s Picnic

Minnie’s Pajama Party* (Never-before-seen episode until 4/6/10)

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie’s Bow-tique is available for U.S. $19.99 (SRP), Canada $24.99 (SRP) from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.

STREET DATE: February 9, 2009

Direct prebook: December 15, 2009

Distributor prebook: December 29, 2009

Suggested retail price: $19.99 US; $24.99 Canada

Rated: TVY

Run time: 96 minutes

DVD aspect ratio: Full screen (1.33:1)

Sound: Dolby Digital Sound

Feature Language: English, Spanish, French

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, a recognized leader in the home entertainment industry, is the marketing, sales and distribution company for Walt Disney, Touchstone, Hollywood Pictures, Miramax and Buena Vista product, which includes DVD, Blu-ray Disc and electronic distribution. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is a division of Disney Enterprises, Inc.

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, VOL. 6 on DVD

From Amazon:

Format: Animated, Color, Dubbed, DVD, Full Screen, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC

Language: Japanese

Subtitles: English

Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)

Number of discs: 1

Rating: Unrated

Studio: Viz Video

DVD Release Date: February 9, 2010

Run Time: 125 minutes

PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR OPERATION on DVD

Press Release from Nickelodeon

HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. – (December 9, 2009)  The perennially popular Penguins are back with the world debut of their very first feature-length DVD, THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR Operation: DVD Premiere, taking flight February 9, 2010.  Starring the madcap pack of Penguins from DreamWorks Animation’s phenomenally successful MADAGASCAR franchise, Operation: DVD Premiere features never-before-seen missions that continue the MAD-tastic adventure, plus favorite escapades from the highly-rated Nickelodeon series “The Penguins of Madagascar.” The MADAGASCAR franchise has earned over $1 billion at the worldwide box office and the Penguins’ Nickelodeon show was the #1 series premiere ever for the network and was the #1 animated program in October for kids 2-11.

THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR Operation: DVD Premiere also includes exclusive access to a brand-new, Penguins-themed online game on Nick.com, a DreamWorks Animation Video Jukebox and sneak peeks at upcoming DreamWorks Animation and Nickelodeon releases.  The DVD arrives just in time for Valentine’s gift giving with a sweet anticipated retail price under $16.

Mad-Tastic Franchise Support

The world debut of THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR Operation: DVD Premiere coincides with Nickelodeon’s “Operation Blowhole” tentpole event on February 15, delivering millions of impressions for the Penguins franchise, along with online advertising and promotion and an updated Nick.com/penguins microsite. Additionally, licensed merchandise based on the Penguins franchise will begin arriving on shelves in January.

DreamWorks Animation’s THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR Operation: DVD Premiere

THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR Operation: DVD Premiere is presented in widescreen with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, English 2.0 Surround, French 5.1 Surround and Spanish 2.0 Surround and English, French and Spanish subtitles. The DVD features all-new, never-before-seen missions as well as several favorite penguin adventures.  Additional features include exclusive access to Nick.com’s “The Penguins of Madagascar: The Devious Dr. Blowhole” game, as well as special sneak peeks at DreamWorks Animation & Nickelodeon releases including How To Train Your Dragon, Shrek Forever After, Po’s Kung Fu Panda Virtual World, The Madagascar Story So Far, More of The Penguins of Madagascar and Fan Boy Chum Chum and a DreamWorks Animation Video Jukebox.

About DreamWorks Animation SKG

DreamWorks Animation creates high-quality entertainment, including CG animated feature films, television specials and series, live entertainment properties and online virtual worlds, meant for audiences around the world. The Company has world-class creative talent, a strong and experienced management team and advanced filmmaking technology and techniques. All of DreamWorks Animation’s feature films are now being produced in 3D. The Company has theatrically released a total of 18 animated feature films, including the franchise properties, Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda.

About Paramount Home Entertainment

Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.  PHE is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Paramount Famous Productions, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS and PBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.

A SERIOUS MAN on Blu-ray and DVD

* Visual effects work done by Luma Pictures, supervised by Vincent Cirelli

From Universal Home Entertainment

Academy Award-winning directors Joel and Ethan Coen return to their comedy roots with this original and darkly humorous story about one ordinary man’s quest to become a serious man. Physics professor Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg) can’t believe his life: His wife is leaving him for his best friend, his unemployed brother won’t move off the couch, someone is threatening his career, his kids are a mystery and his neighbor is tormenting him by sunbathing nude. Struggling to make sense of it all, Larry consults three different rabbis and their answers lead him on a twisted journey of faith, family, delinquent behavior and mortality in the film critics rave is “seriously awesome!” (Michael Hogan, Vanity Fair).

Announced extras:

Becoming Serious

Creating 1967

Hebrew and Yiddish for Goys.

Blu-ray audio:

English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

French DTS 5.1 Surround

Spanish DTS 5.1 Surround

DVD audio:

English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround

French Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround

Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround

MSRP: DVD: $29.98, Blu-ray: $36.98

THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE on Blu-ray and DVD

* Read our feature article about the visual effects work that went into the film

The Time Traveler's Wife is based on the best-selling book about a love that transcends time. Clare (Rachel McAdams) has been in love with Henry (Eric Bana) her entire life. She believes they are destined to be together, even though she never knows when they will be separated: Henry is a time traveler-cursed with a rare genetic anomaly that causes him to live his life on a shifting timeline, skipping back and forth through his lifespan with no control. Despite the fact that Henry's travels force them apart with no warning, Clare desperately tries to build a life with her one true love.

Special Features:

Time Traveler's Wife: Love Beyond Words featurette

Unconventional Love Story featurette (Blu-ray only)

Digital Copy of the film (Blu-ray only)

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