March 2002 Select Animation And Visual Effects DVD Releases
This direct-to-video sequel to the 1996 Disney animated adaptation of Victor Hugos novel finds Quasi, the hero hunchback (voiced again by Tom Hulce), falling for a magicians assistant named Madeline (Jennifer Love Hewitt). DVD features include "A Gargoyle's Life," a musical tribute to gargoyles featuring Jason Alexander, the "Festival of Fun" puppet show game and a behind the scenes featurette.
Suggested retail price: DVD $29.99; VHS $24.99.
LARRYBOY AND THE ANGRY EYEBROWS
This Flash animated direct-to-video series about a superhero cucumber is brought to you by VEGGIETALES creators Big Idea Productions and animation producers Cornerstone Animation. Cornerstone recently completed work on Disney's RETURN TO NEVER LAND, and has produced several animated sequences for THE TIGGER MOVIE and the direct-to-video feature THE LITTLE MERMAID II. This is the first episode in a series of four to be released in 2002. Directed by former Disney lead animator Tom Bancroft.
Suggested retail price: DVD $19.99; VHS $12.99.
Michael Hurwicz investigates the ways some animated properties like VEGGIETALES have been able to rack up big licensing and merchandising success without the usual exposure of television or a feature film release.