Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham, whose primary skill is spewing hate speech without moving his lips, has brought his shtick to animation with an hour-length animated special called “Achmed Saves America.”
“The Believer” is one of the magazines in “McSweeney’s” indie publishing empire. Published nine times a year, it focuses primarily on books, but occasionally devotes an issue to another topic. This year, the March/April film issue includes a DVD of shorts by John and Faith Hubley, in tribute to John Hubley’s centennial, which happens on May 21st.
On April 1st, Lionsgate Home Entertainment will release “Birds Of Paradise” on DVD exclusively at Walmart and Redbox. If the film looks and feels suspicously like Fox’s “Rio” franchise, well…that’s the point. One of the film’s PR people sent us a press release that states matter-of-factly that “Birds of Paradise” is “timed to the theatrical release of ‘Rio 2.'” The latter Blue Sky Studios-produced movie will be released on April 11.
Shout! Factory has set a release date for its long awaited DVD set Mr. Magoo Theatrical Collection: The Theatrical Collection 1949-1959.
Disney’s recent trademark lawsuit against Phase 4 Films and their movie “Frozen Land” has reignited discussion about ‘mockbusters,’ the portmanteau used to describe a genre of home video that is dedicated to tricking customers into mistakenly purchasing a low-budget imitation of a popular movie.
On February 18, 2014, the Criterion Collection will do something that they rarely ever do: release an animated film.
The 2010 theatrical feature is coming back with a direct-to-video sequel.