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Walt Disney Releases a Modern Short Films Collection!

6 Aug

51TCOfr9GALComing to Digital High Definition (online) on August 11 and heading to Blu-ray one week later, Walt Disney is releasing a modern Short Films Collection. This release is available for pre-order on Amazon, and it will offer some recent titles that were once exclusive to owners of such works like Tangled.

The most engaging part to this new release is that fans of Frozen will get Frozen Fever, so young ones can hum to a new tune, “Making Today a Perfect Day.” But for other engaging videos, Feast and Get a Horse can be seen along with commentaries from the animators who crafted these ground breaking animations. This release can nicely complement the two Pixar Short Films Collection – Volume 1 and 2, and hopefully the company may offer a three pack deal for enthusiasts who do not own these titles yet.

While this title does not cover Disney’s vast vault of animated shorts from the prior century, perhaps picking up Walt Disney Treasures – Disney Rarities – Celebrated Shorts, 1920s – 1960s is a must.

Get your Kaiju on at ShoutTV! Gojira Movie Marathon

18 Jul

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Streaming live and FREE on July 18 is one monster movie of epic proportions that only Godzilla will approve of, and quite literally star in! Shout Factory TV has partnered with Famous Monsters to present a Kaiju movie marathon and for the remainder of today, August Ragone is hosting films from the Showa era (1954-75). This series of films is what helped catapult the monster to cult star status, and they are amongst the best films of what Eiji Tsuburaya, special effects wizard, has produced in his years at Toho.

Live tweeting is encouraged and users can use the hashtag of #godzilla to sound off about the king of all monsters.

The films that are being presented at ShoutFactoryLive.com are:

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Changing the Broadcast Mold Dragons: Race to the Edge! 13 Episodes to Debut & Trailer!

13 Apr

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

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The good news is that the next part of the How to Train Your Dragon saga is all coming in almost one fell swoop. Thirteen episodes of the 26 episode season, Dragons: Race of the Edge, is coming to Netflix on June 26th. In the weeks prior, fans can expect a new swarm of toys from Spin Master based on what the DreamWorks panel at WonderCon has revealed. Two ominous dragon names include the Death Song and the Snow Wraith. There’s even a video game being made to feature more!

In what’s spilled to the Internet grapevine, the third season will help bridge further details leading up to the second film, like in how Stoick trained the Skull Crusher. No word was said about the first dragon he trained, namely the Thunderdrum. Also, just how Hiccup made his flight suit will get looked at. And for many fans wondering if this Netflix world is self-contained, thankfully not! Hiccup’s rival, Dagur, is set to return! This panel also revealed that Tuffnut forms some kind of relationship with a chicken and a mysterious dragon rider will be spotted. If that’s Hiccup’s mother spying in at the scene, most likely not. With plenty of tension being developed between episodes, the huge volume release is going to be welcomed.

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At the same time, the demise of weekly serials, even for animated products, will no longer have people tuning in for more much like how the 60’s Batman kept viewers glued to the sets. Have viewers become that impatient?  Some folks do binge watch, or do marathon viewing sessions with DVD releases of television programs. With Netflix, their idea is to do away with that by getting folks to watch their programs anytime, however little as they want it or a lot. When a few countries are setting “Internet bandwidth” usage caps and penalizing them, the idea seems counterproductive unless those viewers have subscribed to the right data plan or are pumping streaming content through special set-top boxes.

But as some television critics may well wonder, can this new model of pushing out content in one huge lump be good in the long run? Will putting out entire shows in its entirety, like what Netflix has done with Marvel’s Daredevil, forecast the demise of the traditional television watching in a serial format? For some folks, they can moderate what they watch. At least CW’s Supernatural keeps that formula alive, but for some folks who just want to eat up every episode released in one day, they just might call in to work to register a sick day just to watch one of their favourite shows in one go.

For some series, it’s worth it.

Source: Nokki Doki, Berk’s Grapevine

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Harry Potter, Funk You Up!

24 Mar

By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

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Everyone is jumping on the nostalgia bandwagon and that’s not a bad thing. Wether you are groovin’ to the 70’s disco-influenced song She Keeps Me Up by Nickelback or the pure 80’s funk of Mark Ronson‘s Uptown Funk featuring Bruno Mars, there is something for almost everyone to get down to.

Now even geeks, specifically the Potter fans, have a similar song they dance in their Hogwarts cloaks to. From KFaceTV — the people who brought you last year’s YouTube sensation Talk Nerdy To Me (original Talk Dirty by Jason Derulo) — comes Dark Lord Funk, a parody of Mark Ronson’s previously mentioned work.

The video has so far racked up over 450,000 views.