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Aliens, Woodpeckers and SpongeBob New To DVD

ALIEN VS. PREDATOR: REQUIEM and classic Woody Woodpecker cartoons are among the new DVD releases for April 15, 2008.


ALIEN VS. PREDATOR: REQUIEM is now out in several versions from Fox Home Ent. on DVD and Blu-ray. Hydraulx did the vfx for the film, which follows the two iconic monsters as they wage a brutal battle in an unsuspecting Colorado town.

Available unrated, in Special Edition two-disc version and an unrated two-pack version.

Special features include audio commentary from directing team Colin and Greg Strause and producer Jaohn Javies, audio commentary from vfx supervisors Tom Woodruff Jr. and Alec Gillis of Amalgamated Dynamics, five featurettes: "AVP-R Preparing for War: Development and Production," "AVP-R: Fight To The Finish: Post-Production," "AVP-R: The Nightmare Returns: Creating The Aliens," "AVP-R: Crossbreed: Creating The PredAlien" and "AVP-R: Building The Predator Homeworld."

Also includes seven still galleries, animated menus and chapter stops.


WOODY WOODPECKER AND FRIENDS, out now on DVD from Universal Home Ent., is 75 hilarious theatrical cartoons from creator Walter Lanz. Uncut and digitally remastered, they include three Academy Award nominees. Enjoy the fun and wacky adventures of Woody along with Chilly Willy, Andy Panda, Wally Walrus, Buzz Buzzard and Woody's nephew and niece: Knothead and Splinter. Also features rare Musical Miniature and Swing Symphony cartoons and appearances by Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Windy the Bear, Maggie and Sam and Inspector Willoughby.

Special features include "Behind the Scenes With Walter Lantz" -- Creating Woody Woodpecker, Timing A Cartoon, Character Movement, Photographing Animation Cels, The Animator's Job and Using Backgrounds, The Inking Department, The Painting Department, Drawing with Walter Lantz, Sound Effects in Cartoons, Storyboarding Woody Woodpecker and Creating New Characters. Also includes rare TV pilot episodes "The Secret Weapon" and "Jungle Medics," and THE WOODY WOODPECKER SHOW episode #47.


SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: SPONGEBOB PEST OF THE WEST, created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, is out on DVD April 15. SpongeBob discovers that he is related to a famous western hero who forever changed the history of Bikini Bottom in an all-new, special half-hour episode of SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, "Pest of the West," that aired on Nickelodeon Friday, April 11.

The DVD will feature the title special episode, in addition to six other SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS episodes, "The Krusty Plate," "Pat No Pay," "The Inmates of Summer," "To Save a Squirrel," "20,000 Patties Under the Sea" and "The Battle of Bikini Bottom."

Bonus features on SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: SPONGEBOB PEST OF THE WEST, include a "Pest of the West" original animatic and four "Pest of the West" shorts.


AMERICAN DAD, VOL. 3 is out on DVD April 15 from Fox Home Ent. and features 18 episodes from seasons two and three. The 3-disc set includes episodes like "Four Little Words," "Joint Custody," "Dope and Faith" and "Tearjerker." Special features include commentary by production, crew and voice cast, "Comic-Con Table Read" featurette and more than 60 deleted and extended scenes.