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18 items from 2015

Aladdin: Diamond Edition Blu-ray announced by Disney

3 October 2015 5:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Walt Disney Home Entertainment has unveiled details for the Diamond Edition Blu-ray release of Aladdin, which is set for release on October 13th.

The 31st Walt Disney animated classic features the voices of the late Robin Williams, Scott Weinger, Linda Larkin, Gilbert Gottfried, Jonathan Freeman and Frank Welker, and features the music of Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. The new release also marks the USA debut of the film on Blu-ray.

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In the heart of an enchanted city, a commoner named Aladdin and his mischievous monkey Abu battle to save the free-spirited Princess Jasmine from the schemes of the evil sorcerer Jafar. Aladdin’s whole life changes with one rub of a magic lamp as a fun-loving, shape-shifting Genie appears and grants him three wishes, setting him on an incredible journey of discovery.

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- Scott J. Davis

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Review: “Lego Dimensions” is Endless Fun, Some Assembly Required

1 October 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | | See recent Comicmix news »

The Lego series of video games has been top-notch quality since its first installment, and has gone to strength to strength.  When the announcement came earlier in the year that they were throwing their small plastic hat into the “Toys to Life” ring, competing with games like Disney INfinity and Skylanders, interest was high.  As reports came out as to which of their licenses would be available in the game, that interest sailed even higher. Confounding the old belief that “It can’t be that good”, Lego Dimensions is a perfect mix of the Lego game franchise, that the company have been doing for years, with the interactivity and variety of the collectible figures and vehicles that the company have been doing for decades.

Of all the unique things the game brings to the table is the play pad itself.  Like Disney and Skylanders, figures are placed on the pad »

- Vinnie Bartilucci

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Special La Screening Celebrates Upcoming Diamond Edition Release of Aladdin

28 September 2015 4:47 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

In celebration of the upcoming Aladdin: Diamond Edition release, Scott Weinger, the voice of Aladdin, hosted a special screening of the film at the Walt Disney Studios lot and Wamg was there for Sunday’s fun events.

There was a host of fun activities for kids – a coloring table, ring toss, belly dancing lessons and a nice pre-movie breakfast. Youngsters in attendance also left with gifts such as Disney action figures, the iconic fairy wings, and a special Golden Books edition of Aladdin.

For many of the kids in the audience, this was their first time seeing Aladdin, including star Scott Weinger’s own son and his delighted friends, further confirming that this Disney classic holds up through generations.

Disney’s beloved masterpiece will make your heart race and your spirit soar.

Experience the laughter, adventure and Academy Award-winning music (1992: Best Music, Original Song, “A Whole New World, »

- Melissa Thompson

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Lego Dimensions featurette reveals impressive voice cast

15 September 2015 4:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warner Bros. and Tt Games have certainly assembled an impressive roster of franchises for its upcoming Lego Dimensions video game, and now a new featurette has arrived online which reveals an equally impressive voice cast.

See Also: New trailer for Lego Dimensions shows off Back to the Future, Simpsons, Ghostbusters, Lord of the Rings and more

Set to feature in the game are the likes of Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Alison Brie and Charlie Day (The Lego Movie), Bryce Dallas Howard and Irrfan Khan (Jurassic World), Frank Welker and Matthew Lillard (Scooby-Doo) and Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Michelle Gomez (Doctor Who) among others. They’ll be joined by as yet unrevealed names from The Simpsons, Lord of the Rings and Ghostbusters.

See Also: Watch the Lego Dimensions trailers for Scooby-Doo and Doctor Who

In the game, there is an »

- Gary Collinson

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Transformers: Devastation trailer explores the playable Autobot characters

26 August 2015 2:41 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Platinum Games and Hasbro have released a new trailer for the upcoming video game Transformers: Devastation, which offers up a look at each playable Autobot character’s unique fighting style and specialized moves. Check it out…

See Also: Watch the Comic-Con trailer for Transformers: Devastation

Face off against Megatron and battle it out with the Decepticons in Transformers Devastation. Equipped with fast action capabilities, this game allows for instant robot to vehicle attacks, slam downs, counterattacks, and infinite combos for a unique master combat system. Five difficulty levels also deliver hours of intense gameplay.

• Autobots face off against the Decepticons when Megatron discovers a way to harness the enormous power of plasma energy to cyberform Earth

• Platinum Games signature fast action allows instant robot to vehicle attacks, slam downs, counterattacks, and infinite combos for a unique master combat system

• Features 5 playable Autobots including Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Wheeljack, »

- Gary Collinson

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Scooby-Doo Meets Batman and Gandalf in 'Lego Dimensions' Trailer

19 August 2015 12:21 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last month, Lego unveiled new trailers for the upcoming video game Lego Dimensions, where we saw iconic characters such as Batman and Doctor Who in Lego form. Today, Lego Dimensions has released yet another gameplay trailer, which features beloved characters Shaggy (voiced by Matthew Lillard) and Scooby-Doo (voiced by Frank Welker) as they get tricked into entering the Lego world. There we see them interact with Gandalf (voiced by Tom Kane) from The Lord of the Rings along with The Lego Movie's Batman (voiced by Will Arnett) and Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks).

When a mysterious and powerful vortex suddenly appears in various Lego worlds, different characters from DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings and The Lego Movie are swept away. To save their friends, Lego Batman, Lego Gandalf and Lego Wyldstyle journey to locations beyond their wildest imaginations, and they soon realize that Lord Vortech is summoning villains from »

- MovieWeb

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'Scooby-Doo' Animated Movie Coming in Fall 2018

17 August 2015 5:09 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Fire up the Mystery Machine! Scooby-Doo and his crime-busting pals will soon embark on a brand new comedy adventure, as Warner Bros. Pictures prepares to bring the beloved Hanna-Barbera franchise back to theaters on September 21, 2018. The announcement was made jointly today by Greg Silverman, President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, Sue Kroll, President of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President of Worldwide Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

The Scooby-Doo film reunites Oscar-nominated producers Charles Roven and Richard Suckle (American Hustle), who previously produced the Studio's hugely successful live-action features Scooby Doo and Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed. Joining them is BAFTA Award-winning producer Allison Abbate (The Iron Giant), who produced the Oscar-nominated features The Fantastic Mr. Fox, Tim Burton's Corpse Bride and Frankenweenie.

It will be directed by multiple Emmy Award nominee Tony Cervone (Space Jam, Cartoon Network's The Looney Tunes Show and Scooby-Doo! »

- MovieWeb

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The four lives of the ‘Fant4stic Four’

6 August 2015 8:40 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

In Hollywood, it seems like a new comic book movie is released every other week. The likes of Batman and Spider-Man have had more big screen identities than Meryl Streep. But when it comes to a truly eclectic onscreen treatment you need look no further than The Fantastic Four, who arrive back in cinemas this week after a five year absence.

This team of misfits, who give a whole new meaning to the term “embarrassing relatives”, have been thrilling readers and audiences alike since 1961. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby created the line up of Mr Fantastic, Invisible Woman, The Human Torch, and of course the concrete behemoth of The Thing. They were never likely to be easily pigeonholed, and the range of approaches producers have taken is testament to this freakish fact. The four are over fifty years old, but fresh pair of eyes Josh Trank is giving them an up-to-date revival, »

- Steve Palace

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Aladdin Live-Action Prequel About Genies in the Works: Details!

16 July 2015 7:14 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

A whole new. . . movie! Disney is gearing up for an Aladdin live-action prequel, the Hollywood Reporter confirmed on Wednesday, July 15. The new comedy adventure, called Genies, will finally reveal how Genie ended up in the mysterious lamp. The late Robin Williams voiced Genie in Disney's 1992 original classic. The heartwarming tale about a boy pretending to be a prince also featured the voices of Full House alum Scott Weinger (Aladdin), Linda Larkin (Jasmine), Jonathan Freeman (Jafar), Frank Welker (Abu), and Gilbert Gottfried, who voiced the [...] »

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'Aladdin' Live-Action Prequel Movie Happening at Disney

15 July 2015 5:19 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Disney is digging deep into its well of animated movies, putting a live action prequel to the 1992 blockbuster Aladdin into development, entitled Genies. The studio has brought on screenwriters Damian Shannon and Mark Swift (Friday the 13th) to write the screenplay for the project, described as a "live-action comedy adventure" by The Hollywood Reporter. Disney is already planning to have this project, still in early development, spawn a live action remake of Aladdin itself.

The original Aladdin movie is based on a centuries-old Arabic folk tale about a lowly street kid who finds a magical lamp with a genie (Robin Williams), who grants him three wishes, while the nefarious Jafar tries to obtain this lamp to gain power over the land. The prequel Genies is said to focus on the realm of these magical entities, and how Aladdin's particular genie becomes enslaved in this lamp. Aladdin took in an »

- MovieWeb

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13 Hollywood Stars That Voiced Your Favorite Animated Movies

6 July 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Not long ago, voice actors in animated features were as unknown as they were unseen.

The pay wasn't great, but there was a group of vocal pros (from Mel Blanc to, more recently, Frank Welker) who could play every part. But over the last quarter-century or so, thanks to the animation renaissance brought about by Disney and Pixar, animated features have gained prestige, and the anonymous voice pros have largely been pushed aside by A-list actors you'd never have imagined would do cartoons.

Case in point: Sandra Bullock and Jon Hamm in the new "Minions," opening July 10. Here are 13 more stars who've defied expectations and made the medium of animation their own.


- Gary Susman

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VOD Spotlight: Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle

23 June 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

Everyone’s favorite monkey is back! In Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle, George is asked to take part in a very important space mission, but a little “monkeying around” forces him to crash land in Africa. A worried Man With the Yellow Hat sets out to find George, while George bravely explores the jungle, making new animal friends along the way. When they reunite, the two friends have a memorable adventure with George’s new friends. Angela Basset, John Goodman, Frank Welker, Jeff Bennett and Alexander Polinsky provide voices for the movie, and the sound track of this fun-filled family … Continue reading →

The post VOD Spotlight: Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »

- Meredith Ennis

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Transformers: Devastation announced at E3, watch the trailer here

17 June 2015 4:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Platinum Games has officially unveiled its upcoming cel-shaded action brawler Transformers: Devastation, which will be released exclusively for PS3 and PS4. Take a look at the E3 teaser trailer here, followed by the official game description below…

Face off against Megatron and battle it out with the Decepticons in Transformers Devastation. Equipped with fast action capabilities, this game allows for instant robot to vehicle attacks, slam downs, counterattacks, and infinite combos for a unique master combat system. Five difficulty levels also deliver hours of intense gameplay.

• Autobots face off against the Decepticons when Megatron discovers a way to harness the enormous power of plasma energy to cyberform Earth

• Platinum Games signature fast action allows instant robot to vehicle attacks, slam downs, counterattacks, and infinite combos for a unique master combat system

• Features 5 playable Autobots including Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Wheeljack, and Grimlock

• A deep customization system and 5 difficulty levels »

- Gary Collinson

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Transformers G1 Game Announced

16 June 2015 8:23 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

So if you guys have been around here you know I love Transformers and fo those that don't know I Love Transformers. The toys, the cartoons, the movies...some of them. But one thing the movies did bring was some tie in video games that were not too bad opening the door for a series based on the Great War on Cybertron. Well now Activision with PlatinumGames is realeasing and new game and guys it's G1!


Transformers: Devastation is an all new cell shaded style game harking back to the Idw comic book style. It looks like transforming on the fly from robot to alt mode has returned which was one thing I loved about the previous games. As you play through the game you'll find ways to make your Autobot team stronger to take on threats from the evil Decepticons though I do agree with some of Megatron's points. »

- (Jason The X)

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Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales: Surf’S Up Scooby-doo! DVD Review

8 June 2015 2:57 PM, PDT | | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Scooby-Doo surprisingly continues to impress, and while further releases stick to the formula, the last few years have seen the gang expand their horizons, and add levels of complexity to their routine. Plus, they play along with the changing times.

Scooby-Doo 13 Spooky Tales: Surf’s Up Scooby-Doo! unfortunately only has one new adventure, but it is a solid collection of old and new. The latest adventure has the gang battling a water monster at a beach resort, and Fred battling a compulsion for nets. But, the collection, all of the episodes having a beach/water/surf theme, isn’t just a new episode with a few throwbacks to reminisce over, it’s a kind of primer on the series spanning decades.

Once you get past the first episode, the new one, you jump straight to “A Clue for Scooby-Doo,” the second ever episode of the original Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? »

- Marc Eastman

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Disney greenlights tv continuation of ‘Tangled’

3 June 2015 1:13 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

While many of Disney’s recent critical and commercially successful animated features have come from Pixar, the animation juggernaut has proven itself still capable of making an impact with its own features, such as Big Hero 6 and Frozen. Among their recent successful ventures has been the 2010 feature Tangled, which put a new spin on the fairytale of Rapunzel. Disney revisited the world and characters it presented in a 2012 short called Tangled Ever After, and news has now emerged of a TV show revolving around the lead characters of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider that has been greenlit for a 2017 release on the Disney channel.

The show is set to air on the Disney Channel, and original voice stars Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi have been tapped to reprise their roles as Rapunzel and Flynn Rider respectively. Kevin Kliesch, the score producer for Tangled and the orchestrator for Tangled Ever After, »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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The shows & films that made Britain fall in love with anime

24 March 2015 5:05 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From Marine Boy and Thundercats to Cities Of Gold and Akira, we look at the TV shows and movies that introduced the UK to Japanese anime

One evening in 1994, the BBC screened a documentary simply called Manga. Presented by Jonathan Ross, it showcased the rising popularity of Japanese animation, largely focusing on the output of Manga Entertainment, whose dubbed VHS releases had made a huge impact on anime fans and caused a certain amount of consternation among the mainstream press.

For British viewers, the anime boom took a long time to arrive. In America, Japanese shows like Kimba The White Lion, Gigantor and Astro Boy were a common sight on television in the 1960s, yet it took until the late 70s and 80s, and a string of European-Japanese co-productions, before anime finally began to find a hold on UK television.

As a youngster at the time, I didn't necessarily know »

- ryanlambie

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Yes, That's Space Mountain in the New Poster for 'Tomorrowland'

6 March 2015 5:48 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's no secret that around here, we're very excited about "Tomorrowland," Brad Bird's new action adventure outing starring George Clooney and loosely based around the land of the same name that can be explored in Disney parks worldwide. What the literal connection between the movie and the "land" remained vague; mostly the connection is spiritual. This is, after all, about that utopian promise that Walt Disney and similar futurists envisioned for the human race. But this new poster, released ahead of a brand new trailer (set to debut on Monday), makes that connection more concrete.

If you look at the poster and look directly to the left of the small, overall-wearing character on the left (initially we thought that this was Raffey Cassidy's young robot character Athena, but it appears to be a child version of Clooney's Frank Welker, played by Thomas Robinson) amidst the glittering skyline is a distinct and memorable building. »

- Drew Taylor

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