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Horror Highlights: Silver Volume 4 Kickstarter Campaign, Speak Of The Devil Vr Experience, Ghost Source Zero Digital Release Details

Stephan Franck (The Iron Giant), who has worked on everything from animated films to graphic novels, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Volume 4 of Silver, a graphic novel series featuring action, adventure, Dracula, Van Helsing, and so much more, and it headlines today's Horror Highlights. We also have details on a virtual reality experience for Speak of the Devil and Ghost Source Zero digital release details.

Silver Volume 4 Kickstarter Details: Press Release: "May 29, 2018) Stephan Franck has worked on some of the most beloved animated films of all time, including The Iron Giant, How to Train Your Dragon, and Despicable Me —and his passion for storytelling extends from the silver screen to comic books and graphic novels. Over the course of the last four years, Franck has been writing, illustrate self-publishing Silver, a globe-trotting graphic novel series that mashes up the world of Bram Stoker’s classic novel Dracula with action,
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Afm: ‘Ballerina’ Producers Tap Toon Vet Guenoden for Animated ‘Bravest’

Afm: ‘Ballerina’ Producers Tap Toon Vet Guenoden for Animated ‘Bravest’
Laurent Zeitoun and Yann Zenou, the producers behind “The Intouchables,” Armando Iannucci’s upcoming “Death of Stalin,” and the upcoming animated feature “Ballerina,” have enlisted Hollywood animation vet Rodolphe Guenoden to direct “The Bravest,” a 40 million euros ($44 miillion) animated feature exploring the world of firefighters in New York.

A graduate of the prestigious French animation school Les Gobelins, Guenoden began his career at Amblimation in London and later worked at DreamWorks Animation, where he supervised the animation on “Prince of Egypt,” “The Road to El Dorado,” and “Sinbad, Legend of the Seven Seas.” He also worked as a storyboard artist on “Madagascar,” “Over the Hedge,” and “Sinbad, Legend of the Seven Seas.” His credits also include “Kung Fu Panda” (animation design, storyboards) and the short “Kung Fu Panda : Secret of the Scroll,” which he directed.

A period piece, “The Bravest” turns on Maria, a 16-year old ordinary young woman
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Comic Book Review – Silver Volume 1

Trevor Hogg reviews the collection which serves as the opening installment for a comic book series that expands upon the literary universe envisioned by Bram Stoker….

When you have a career involving huge robots, flying reptiles, miniature one-eyed henchmen and blue forest creatures, delving into the world of vampires is not that much of a stretch for Stephan Franck who has worked on The Iron Giant (1999), How to Train Your Dragon (2010) and Despicable Me (2010) along with directing The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow (2013). With the release of Silver Volume 1 by Dark Planet Comics, a publishing/production company he co-founded with his brother and producer/studio executive Emmanuel Franck, the French born animator has collected the first three issues of his horror heist thriller where a conman attempts to steal from the bloodsucking undead.

Each issue is treated as an individual chapter commencing with Finnigan which introduces the protagonist of
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Exclusive: Kung Fu Panda 2 Blu-ray Deleted Scene

Exclusive: Kung Fu Panda 2 Blu-ray Deleted Scene
We have an exclusive deleted scene from Kung Fu Panda 2, the DreamWorks Animation hit sequel which arrives on Blu-ray and DVD December 13. Click on the video player below to watch this deleted scene where Po tracks down a mysterious crow, with an introduction from director Jennifer Yuh Nelson.

Click to watch Deleted Scene: Chasing The Crow!

Jack Black is back as Po in DreamWorks Animation's Kung Fu Panda 2, the fiercely funny, "winning sequel" (Scott Bowles, USA Today) to the Academy Award nominated original film. In his biggest challenge since becoming the Dragon Warrior, Po must lead his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five, on a mission of epic proportions to defeat his most threatening rival yet. Kung Fu Panda 2 packs a powerful punch that combines non-stop action, beautiful storytelling and stunning animation in an all-new, awesome adventure!

Special Features:

Animation Inspiration-Follow Po and the
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Kung Fu Panda 2 Arrives on Blu-ray and DVD for the Holidays

Kung Fu Panda 2 Arrives on Blu-ray and DVD for the Holidays
Kung Fu Panda 2, DreamWorks Animation Skg, Inc.'s spectacular follow up to the Academy Award&#174-nominated original debuts on Blu-ray and DVD on Panda 2sday , December 13, 2011. Combining non-stop action, beautiful storytelling and stunning animation, the "winning sequel" (USA Today) delighted viewers of all ages with its engaging story that is both "hilarious and full of heart" (Wabc-tv). The film earned more than $650 million at the global box office, making it one of the top five films of the year worldwide.

In addition to the smash hit film, the Kung Fu Panda 2 Awesome Packs feature the exclusive debut of the all-new Po adventure Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters plus two free memberships to the popular online game universe Kung Fu Panda World. Packed with even more panda-rific bonus features, the Kung Fu Panda 2 Awesome Packs will be available with expected pricing as low as $25 on DVD and $30 on Blu-ray.
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Kung Fu Panda 2 DVD/Blu-ray announced

Dreamworks has announed (via Blu-ray) the home release of Kung Fu Panda 2 for December 13th. The film will be released on the usual DVD/Blu-ray/Digital Copy, with the option to buy it in the separate formats as well. Ironically, the film was released in 3D, but no announcement has been made to release the film on 3D Blu-ray.

Here’s a list of special features you can expect to see:

An episode of Nickeleodeon’s Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness television series Kickin’ It with the Cast featurette which highlights old and new cast members Three deleted scenes, hosted by director Jennifer Yuh Nelson Filmmakers’ commentary with director Jennifer Yuh Nelson, producer Melissa Cobb, production designer Raymond Zibach, and supervising animator, kung fu choreographer, and story artist Rodolphe Guenoden World of DreamWorks Animation promos Previews Sneak peek at DreamWorks Animation’s How To Train Your Dragon
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The Hilarious Global Smash Hit Kung Fu Panda 2 Becomes The Most Awesome Holiday Gift Pack On Blu-ray. And DVD Tuesday, December 13th

First-Of-Their-Kind Awesome Gift Packs Include

A Brand New Kung Fu Panda Adventure

Plus 2 Free Kung Fu Panda World Online Game Memberships

Hollywood, Calif., Oct. 4, 2011 — Kung Fu Panda 2 , DreamWorks Animation Skg, Inc.’s spectacular follow up to the Academy Award®-nominated original debuts on Blu-ray and DVD on Panda 2sday , December 13, 2011. Combining non-stop action, beautiful storytelling and stunning animation, the “winning sequel” ( USA Today) delighted viewers of all ages with its engaging story that is both “hilarious and full of heart” (Wabc-tv). The film earned more than $650 million at the global box office, making it one of the top five films of the year worldwide. In addition to the smash hit film, the Kung Fu Panda 2 Awesome Packs feature the exclusive debut of the all-new Po adventure Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters plus two free memberships to the popular online game universe Kung Fu Panda World. Packed
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New Release: Kung Fu Panda 2 DVD and Blu-ray

Release Date: Dec. 13, 2011

Price: DVD $29.99, 2-disc DVD Pack $40.99, 2-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack $49.99

Studio: DreamWorks Animation

The bear is back in Kung Fu Panda 2.

The animated family action-adventure Kung Fu Panda 2, DreamWorks Animation’s follow up to the 2008 smash Kung Fu Panda, offers a solid combination of action, storytelling and animation.

Featuring the voice talent of Jack Black (Gulliver’s Travels), Angelina Jolie (The Tourist), Seth Rogen (The Green Hornet), Danny McBride (Your Highness), Dustin Hoffman (Little Fockers), Gary Oldman (Sid & Nancy) and Jackie Chan (The Spy Next Door), the PG-rated Kung Fu Panda 2 finds Dragon Warrior panda Po (Black) leading his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five, on a mission to defeat a powerful old enemy who wields a lethal new weapon.

The film—which grossed $165 million during its wide release to U.S. theaters in the summer of 2011—will be available as
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New Featurette for Kung Fu Panda 2 Takes You Behind the Scenes of Fight Animation

DreamWorks Animation has released, via BestBuy.com, a new behind-the-scenes featurette for the "freakin' awesome" sequel to Kung Fu Panda. Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson (Spawn TV series), Kung Fu Panda 2 (KFP2) sees Po (voiced by Jack Black) the Dragon Warrior reuniting with the Furious Five — Tigress (Angelina Jolie), Monkey (Jackie Chan), Crane (David Cross), Mantis (Seth Rogen), and Viper (Lucy Liu) — to face a deadly threat possessing the power to end kung fu forever. In the new featurette Yuh Nelson, producer Melissa Cobb, and Supervising Animator Rodolphe Guenoden discuss the process of animating the movie's fight sequences, from developing "the vocabulary for fighting" and storyboarding the action to making each punch and kick even more spectacular by utilizing the latest 3-D technology.

Next Showing: Kung Fu Panda 2 opens Friday

Kung Fu Panda 2 - Trailer

Year Of The Rabbit Trailer for Kung Fu Panda 2

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134 New Names Invited to Join the Academy

Yesterday came the yearly announcement from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as it extended 134 invitations to several artists and executives "who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures" read the press release. Of course all of them can decline, but I wouldn't necessarily expect that to happen as all who accept the invitation will be the only additions in 2009 to the Academy's roster of voting members. "These filmmakers have, over the course of their careers, captured the imagination of audiences around the world," said Academy President Sid Ganis. "It's this kind of talent and creativity that make up the Academy, and I welcome each of them to our ranks." The list follows below and reading around the best analysis I saw of it came from Nathaniel Rogers at The Film Experience who, among other things, pointed out the addition of longtime Darren Aronofsky's
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Academy offers spots to Jackman, Franco

Academy offers spots to Jackman, Franco
On Tuesday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences issued invitations to 134 members of the film community to join the group. There were a maximum of 166 open slots to fill this year, but the various branch committees endorsed fewer candidates than were proposed to them.

Hugh Jackman, who hosted the most recent Oscar show, has been invited to join. So have Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt, James Franco and Michelle Williams. The list even includes a number of comic performers like Michael Cera, Seth Rogan and Paul Rudd.

Voting membership in the organization has held steady at just under 6,000 members since 2003.

New members will be welcomed into the Academy at an invitation-only reception at the Academy's Fairbanks Center for Motion Picture Study in Beverly Hills in September.

"These filmmakers have, over the course of their careers, captured the imagination of audiences around the world," Academy president Sid Ganis. Said. "It's
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