Hello, once again! For animation fans young and old alike, this week’s new releases bring something for everyone! This week, we have Peter Pan: Diamond Edition, its sequel, Peter Pan in Return to Neverland, and our featured release, Epic.
While promoting the new Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel special now showing on Disney Channel, show creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh have been talking to the media about the next adventure for the animated step-brothers and their posse. This time, they are taking their adventures to a galaxy far, far away as part of a new Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars special.
Disney has released an all-new trailer promoting the upcoming HD release of their animated feature film The Jungle Book. The beloved 1967 film will be part of Disney’s Diamond Edition Blu-ray collection. New bonus features are to be included on the disc. We will share all of the specs as soon as the final details are revealed. The Jungle Book Blu-ray will be available in February 2014.
It’s our fiftieth epiversary and the gang’s all here!
We’ve done a lot in the past 49 episodes, and spoken to quite a few amazing people from the animation industry along the way.
In this special episode, Marc Vibbert and Matt Quest are joined by Justin Vactor, Jon Hueber, Matt Hardeman, Stanford Clark, and Phil Shenton to discuss the past and look towards the future. The guys face off in a Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs trivia showdown, but who will come out victorious?
All this, plus so much more!
“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt Disney
Greetings, animation fans! This week’s new releases on Blu-ray and DVD bring us some not-so traditional animation, with a sure classic! We’re treated to Tom & Jerry’s Giant Adventure, Once Upon a Time: Season 2, and our featured release, The Muppet Movie: The Nearly 35th Anniversary Edition.
I just got back from spending the weekend in sunny Anaheim, CA at this year’s D23 Expo 2013. As you know, The Walt Disney Company throws this event every other year as their own Disney-specific Comic-Con, so to speak. The first D23 Expo was held in 2009, the second in 2011 and the third one just took place on August 9 -11, 2013. Having been to all three, I have a few comparative things to say along with an overall review of what I experienced at the Anaheim Convention Center over the weekend.
Disneytoon Studios’ Planes debuted in third place last weekend in U.S. theaters. First place was Elysium with $29.8 million, second place was We’re the Millers with $26.4 million and Planes took third with $22.2 million.