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The Nightmare Before Christmas: 2-Disc Collector’s Edition

August 26, 2008

 The Nightmare Before Christmas: 2-Disc Collector’s Edition

When The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) debuted in theatres, it was a modest commercial success but hardly the massive hit Disney had hoped for, especially with the pedigree of Tim Burton’s name above the title. It was well-received by critics who... 

The Sword in the Stone: 45th Anniversary Edition

June 25, 2008

 The Sword in the Stone: 45th Anniversary Edition

While not regarded as one of Walt Disney’s animated masterpieces, The Sword in the Stone (1963) is the 18th animated feature in the Disney animated features canon and still a highly regarded film in its own right. This film is the Disney-fied version... 

Enchanted

April 14, 2008

 Enchanted

Essentially a reworking of Disney’s animated takes on Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty (while also referencing many others), Enchanted was a surprise hit in 2007 thanks in large part to the irrepressible charms of its leading lady, Amy Adams. Part animated... 

Beowulf: Unrated Director’s Cut

February 29, 2008

 Beowulf: Unrated Director’s Cut

After leaving behind live-action motion pictures for the computer-animated adaptation of The Polar Express (2004), Robert Zemeckis utilized the same technology for another adaptation – Beowulf (2007). With the help of author Neil Gaiman and screenwriter... 

Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown: Remastered Deluxe Edition

February 15, 2008

 Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown: Remastered Deluxe Edition

Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown originally aired on the CBS network in 1975 and was the follow-up to It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown (which had its debut in 1974). It featured the Peanuts gang that we all know and love, and their continuing trials... 

Turok: Son of Stone

February 4, 2008

 Turok: Son of Stone

Turok, first published by Dell Comics in December 1954, came out of the anti-comic book hysteria and featured a Native American character having adventures in wild lands populated by dinosaurs. Over the years, the character has gone through various comic... 

Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight

January 24, 2008

 Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight

Dragonlance got its start in the early to mid-1980s as part of the very popular TSR Dungeons and Dragons role-playing game. It was successful enough to spawn a trilogy of novels by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, the first of which, Dragons of Autumn... 

Ratatouille

December 18, 2007

 Ratatouille

The best thing Pixar has done in recent years is brought Brad Bird into the fold. The Iron Giant (1999) filmmaker has helped continue the animation studio’s winning streak with The Incredibles (2004) and, most recently, Ratatouille (2007). Their merger... 

Popeye the Sailor: Volume 1

August 10, 2007

 Popeye the Sailor: Volume 1

Fans of the original Fleischer brothers animated Popeye short films can throw away their crappy bootlegs and VHS copes because the folks at Warner Brothers have out done themselves with this new, four-disc set that features 60 theatrical shorts painstakingly... 

Renaissance

July 23, 2007

 Renaissance

Renaissance (2006) is an animated film made in the tradition of Sin City (2005) and A Scanner Darkly (2006). Like the former film, it was initially shot with live actors on a green-screen soundstage and then this footage was animated like the latter film.... 

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