DVD Releases for June 3, 2008
THE ANIMATION SHOW DVD series will continue to bring more artists and unseen classics into the spotlight. In addition, Mike Judge is set to launch the all-new 2008 theatrical tour of THE ANIMATION SHOW in June of 2008. After personally handpicking two dozen of his favorite animated shorts from around the world, Judge has assembled an incomparable collection of work from some of the great animators of today, as well as some up-and-comers. Top-notch animators such as PES, Smith & Foulkes, Dave Carter and Joel Trussell were commissioned to create some new work expressly for this tour, while emerging comic talent Steve Dildarian (THE LIFE AND TIMES OF TIM) will premiere his work theatrically for the first time. In addition, some of the greatest work from abroad will see U.S. audiences for the first time. The 2008 tour promises to be every bit as groundbreaking for adult animation fans as the 2007 collection. For more information on the theatrical tour and local dates, visit www.animationshow.com.
THE ANIMATION SHOW: Volume 3 has a suggested retail price of $19.99.
THE ANIMATION SHOW: Volume 3 DVD Shorts:
--BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD INTRODUCTION by Mike Judge
--RABBIT by Run Wrake
--CITY PARADISE by Gaelle Denis
--EVERYTHING WILL BE OK by Don Hertzfeldt
--COLLISION by Max Hattler
--ASTRONAUTS by Matthew Walker
--CARLITOPOLIS by Nieto
--NO ROOM FOR GEROLD by Daniel Nocke
--GUIDE DOG by Bill Plympton
--ONE D by Mike Grimshaw
--TYGER by Guilherme Marcondes
--VERSUS by François Caffiaux, Noel Romain and Thomas Salas
--LEARN SELF DEFENSE by Chris Harding
--ABIGAIL by Tony Comely
--SHUTEYE HOTEL by Bill Plympton
--DREAMS AND DESIRES by Joanna Quinn
--GAME OVER by PES
DVD Special Features:
--Gaelle Denis interview
--Max Hattler interview
--Joanna Quinn interview
--11 full-length text interviews with the artists
--Introduction to MTV's THE MAXX
CLOVERFIELD On Blu-Ray
Discover more clues and unravel the mystery of producer J.J. Abrams' and director Matt Reeves' monster hit when CLOVERFIELD smashes its way onto Blu-ray June 3 from Paramount Home Ent. with vfx by Tippett Studio and Double Negative. CLOVERFIELD thrilled critics and audiences alike with its shocking, first-person video account of a horrifying attack on Manhattan by an unknown -- and seemingly unstoppable -- force.
While the gimmick of a first person POV witnessing a monster attack is compelling, CLOVERFIELD's success lies in the execution and visuals of the monster. Visual Effects Supervisor Kevin Blank says they were gratefully given enough money to get the right vendors to do the job. "Even though the movie was low budget, the visual effects budget we had was a good size. We were dealing with big movie vendors and we hired Double Negative in London [under the supervision of Mike Ellis] and Tippett Studio [under the supervision of Eric Leven]. Tippett has a terrific reputation as a creature house and they made the monster. They brought it to life. But the thing I was trying to do, though, is that I've always had a philosophy of matching the talent with the task. Tippett is a full-service visual effects company capable of doing lots of things and, obviously, we went to them for their creature work but they ended up doing a lot more. With Double Negative, I was really impressed with their work on BATMAN BEGINS and CHILDREN OF MEN."