SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, MARLEY & ME and SEVEN POUNDS debut on DVD/Blu-ray, along with HANDY MANNY and SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK DVDs and THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK and PITCH BLACK on Blu-ray for the first time.
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Family entertainment producer and distributor Chorion has signed a raft of licensing deals for The World of Eric Carle on the eve of the 40th anniversary on March 20, 2009 of THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR, the brand's most iconic character.
Amberwood Ent. has secured several returning licensees for the fourth season of THE SECRET WORLD OF BENJAMIN BEAR.
In addition to the commissioning broadcaster, Playhouse Disney Canada, Amberwood has secured licensees in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Denmark, the Middle East, and French Canada.
THE SECRET WORLD OF BENJAMIN BEAR has been licensed to more than 120 territories worldwide.
YU-GI-OH! 5D'S WHEELIE BREAKERS for Nintendo Wii and YU-GI-OH! 5D'S STARDUST ACCELERATOR: WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2009 for Nintendo DS are currently in development by Konami and set to launch in May 2009. The latest iterations in the popular franchise are based on the YU-GI-OH! 5D'S series on the 4Kids Network, which takes place in the future and features Yusei Fudo and Jack Atlus, the hottest duelists in Neo Domino City.
written by Bob Degus for the Oscar Travelogue blog
For more than a decade, I’ve been a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Short Film and Feature Animation Branch. Each year I look forward to our fall screenings where we get to see the finest short animated films from around the world and select the five nominees. It’s like attending the best film festival in the world.
Toy Fair is the largest international toy trade show in the Western Hemisphere where the newest and hottest products in the children's entertainment marketplace are exhibited. It is the premier meeting place for manufacturers, retailers, importers, licensors and reps from around the world.
Toy Fair 2009 will take place February 15-18, 2009 (Sunday-Wednesday) at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and showroom locations in the Toy District.
Reel FX Ent.'s first virtual world, WEBOSAURS, will launch in spring 2009. The brave new world boasts customizable 3D dinosaur avatars, a game-filled prehistoric environment, and educational "Webosodes" from international wildlife expert Nigel Marven.
A beloved Disneyland attraction returns to Fantasyland on Friday, Feb. 6, when "it's a small world" opens with some new storytelling magic. With the premiere of a new "Spirit of America" scene, new musical enhancements, and a new look for some of the attraction's familiar child dolls, "it's a small world" will once again take guests of all ages on "the happiest cruise that ever sailed."
Who wants a studio tour of the producers of VENTURE BROTHERS? Come meet the gang at World Leaders Entertainment, and hear what Charlie Miller (president and CEO) and Rachel Simon (producer) have to say.
Check out their website at www.wleaders.com.
This is a members only meeting and there is limited space for only 15 people . The first 15 respondents will be chosen. Please read the RSVP info carefully and respond to Sue Nilsson
Here's the vitals: Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 Time: 6:30-8 p.m. Location: World Leaders, 159 West 25th Street, 9th Floor (between 6th & 7th Avenues)
The Cartoon Art Museum will present original works of art from the feature film CORALINE, produced by Laika, the Portland-based animation studio owned by Nike co-founder and Chairman Philip H. Knight, and released by Focus Features on February 6, 2009.
The Honolulu International Film Festival is a crossroads of the world, bridging the gap between East and West on the pristine island of Oahu, Hawaii. Surrounded by the sparkling Pacific and spectacular scenery, the Honolulu International Film Festival recognizes outstanding achievement in filmmaking from around the world. It is our mission to showcase the finest independent cinema the world has to offer while helping to advance the careers of promising filmmakers by providing a platform through which their talents can be recognized.
Last night at the Directors Guild in Hollywood, Director McG introduced four new clips from his highly anticipated TERMINATOR SALVATION (opening May 22 from Warner Bros.), and encapsulated his filmmaking journey thus far in an informal Q&A with journalists.
Two animes are the lone home video releases of December 30 -- NURSE WITCH KOMUGI and WELCOME TO THE NHK.
WELCOME TO THE NHK: Season One, Part One and Two on DVD
ComingSoon reports that Bruce Boxleitner is returning for Disney's upcoming TR2N, joining fellow cast member Jeff Bridges and newcomers Olivia Wilde and Beau Garrett. In the original 1982 film, hacker Kevin Flynn (Bridges) gets trapped into the graphical world of his computer, joining forces with Tron (Boxleitner) to outsmart the software pirate that holds them captive.
Blizzard Ent.'s WORLD OF WARCRAFT, its subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game, is now played by more than 11.5 million subscribers worldwide. This new high was reached following the November 13 release of the game’s second expansion, WRATH OF THE LICH KING.
Actresses Olivia Wilde and Beau Garrett will portray the female lead characters in Disney's upcoming TRON sequel, TR2N, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
Details are sparse on the plot, but Garrett will play a siren in the virtual world and Wilde will portray a worker in the virtual world who tries to help fight Master Control Program, the intelligent computer that was the nemesis in the original film.
The official site for CORALINE, the first 3-D stop-motion animated feature, is now live.
Produced by Oregon-based Laika Ent., directed by Henry Selick (THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS) and based on Neil Gaiman's novella, CORALINE opens Feb. 6, 2009 from Focus Features. It's a Grimm-inspired fairy tale about a melancholy young girl who discovers a hidden passageway in an old house to an opposite world.
Sunday night at Sony Picture Studios in Culver City, California, everyone partied like a "rock star" as winners were announced for Spike TV's 2008 Video Game Awards. Hosted by Jack Black, the sixth annual event gathered the world of entertainment to recognize the outstanding artistic and technical achievement in the gaming industry over the past year.
Contender Entertainment Group has sold children's puppet-and-animation-based show IT'S A BIG BIG WORLD to television channels in four major territories.
Contender, the company behind preschool properties PEPPA PIG and TRACTOR TOM, holds the international rights for the hit PBS Kids show, which has now secured slots on DR Denmark, YLE Finland, Canal+ Cyfrowy Poland and Al Jazeera Kids in the Middle East.
Paramount has hired QUANTUM OF SOLACE director Marc Forster to helm WORLD WAR Z, per VARIETY.
CHANGELING writer J. Michael Straczynski is penning the screenplay, based on Max Brooks' novel about a worldwide infestation of flesh-eating zombies. Brad Pitt's Plan B is producing.
Forster is unlikely to return for another James Bond film.
Animated TV series SLANGMAN'S WORLD, from Veritas Studios, is set to air on American Forces Network (AFN) this winter in 175 countries. This will be one of AFN's first original children's programs in its 66-year history.
The subscribership for Blizzard Ent.'s WORLD OF WARCRAFT, the award-winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), now exceeds 11 million players worldwide. This milestone was reached as the beta test for WRATH OF THE LICH KING, WORLD OF WARCRAFT's second expansion, nears completion. WRATH OF THE LICH KING will launch in several regions around the world starting on November 13.
James Brusuelas looks back at Blood + Vol. 2 and Speed Grapher Vol. 1 and checks out new titles Bleach Vol. 12 and Strait Jacket.
Activision Publishing's GUITAR HERO is putting famous fans front and center in its television ads for the October 26 release of GUITAR HERO WORLD TOUR, the latest installment in the top-selling video game franchise of 2007. Paying tribute to the famous lip- and guitar-syncing scene that appeared in the popular film RISKY BUSINESS, each ad will highlight different celebrities jamming on instruments from GUITAR HERO WORLD TOUR to the song "Old Time Rock and Roll," performed by Bob Seger.