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'Batman: Soul of the Dragon' Coming to Digital 1/12/21 & 4K/Blu-ray 1/26/21

The Dark Knight goes back to the 1970s for a supernatural-laden martial arts extravaganza.
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Press release: Renowned animation producer Bruce Timm takes the Dark Knight back to the 1970s for a supernatural-laden martial arts extravaganza in Batman: Soul Of The Dragon, the next entry in the popular series of the DC Universe Movies. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, the feature-length animated film will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting January 12, 2021, and on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Blu-ray on January 26, 2021. The film is rated R for some violence. Batman: Soul Of The Dragon will be available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo

Jonny Quest: The Complete Original Series Blu-ray Review: 26 Thrilling, Boys' Adventures

The Blu-ray from Warner Archive delivers satisfying high-definition video that will please long-time fans and should help attract new ones.
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Originally running from September 18, 1964-March 11, 1965, Jonny Quest is an animated, science fiction/adventure series from Hanna-Barbera Productions. It was created by artist Douglas S. Wildey at the behest of the studio when they couldn't get the rights to create an adaptation of the popular radio drama, Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy. The TV series presents 26 thrilling boys' adventures set around the world in the (then) near future. In the first episode, “The Mystery of the Lizard Men,” the main characters are introduced: the 11-year-old titular character (Tim Matheson); his widowed father, scientist Dr. Benton Quest (voiced by

You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown Deluxe Edition DVD Review

The amusing special is paired with the very disappointing He's A Bully, Charlie Brown.
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You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown is the eighth Peanuts television special. It first aired in October 1972 before the U.S. Presidential election and is based on a strip that ran in October 1964. After seeing the announcement for the upcoming election for class president, Linus suggests Charlie Brown run. After self-appointed political strategist Lucy polls the student body, she learns he has no chance but discovers Linus has a 99% chance of winning, so he throws his hat into the ring to run against Russell Anderson. At the debate between the candidates, Linus makes a lot of promises that excite

GKIDS Brings Wolfwalkers to Theaters Nationwide on Nov. 13

Wolfwalkers is the latest from two-time Academy Award-nominated director Tomm Moore and director Ross Stewart and co-produced by the award-winning animation studios Cartoon Saloon.
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Press release: GKIDS, the acclaimed distributor of multiple Academy Award-nominated animated features announced today they will bring Wolfwalkers to cinemas nationwide, with the film set to open in 500 theaters starting November 13. Tickets are available now at WolfwalkersMovie.com, and participating theater box offices. The U.S. theatrical release will include multi-day event screenings in partnership with Fathom Events on November 13, 14, and 15, as well as simultaneous full theatrical runs with Landmark, Angelika, LA’s Vineland drive-in, and other independent theaters nationwide and in Canada starting November 13. The film premieres globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, December 11. An

Ben 10 vs. The Universe: The Movie DVD Giveaway

Follow the alien-transforming kid hero with all-new powers and settings on this intergalactic adventure.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment to award one lucky reader a Ben 10 vs. The Universe: The Movie DVD. It is currently available to own via purchase from digital retailers and arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on October 27, 2020. For those wanting to learn more, read the press release below: Ben Tennyson is back on the alien-fighting scene, and expanding to take on the universe as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases Ben 10 vs. The Universe: The Movie globally on Digital October 11 and on DVD October 27, 2020. Follow the alien-transforming kid hero

Steven Universe: The Complete Collection Arrives on DVD 12/8

Featuring every episode of Steven Universe; Steven Universe Future; the smash hit TV movie, Steven Universe The Movie plus hours of all-new bonus content.
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Press release: Grab your popcorn and get ready to sing your hearts out as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings Cartoon Network’s award-winning series into your homes with the release of Steven Universe: The Complete Collection on DVD December 8, 2020. This ultimate 15-Disc Collector’s Edition Storybook features custom-made pieces of art on every page by Chromosphere. Inside, it is filled with every episode of Steven Universe, Steven Universe Future, as well as the smash hit TV movie, Steven Universe The Movie. Enhance the magic with hours of all-new bonus content including: Animatics, Minisodes, Commentary, Steven Universe The Movie: Sing-A-Long, and

Happy Halloween Scooby-Doo! DVD Review: Good on Many Levels

This Festival of Fright puts the franchise in a good light at their most appropriate holiday.
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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided the writer with a free copy of the DVD reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions shared are his own. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases the 31st direct-to-video movie in their Scooby-Doo franchise on October 6, 2020. The trailer claims this to be "Their First Halloween Mystery Movie", although that ignores the excellent Scooby-Doo! and the Goblin King and the lesser entertaining but Halloween-themed Scooby-Doo! and KISS: Rock n Roll Mystery. The animated movie arm of the franchise has settled into semi-anual release schedule and in the quickly changing landscape of Home Entertainment, I feel

Superman: Man of Tomorrow Blu-ray Review: A Hero Grows in Metropolis

Although as a longtime Superman fan I could do without yet another origin story, this iteration by screenwriter Tim Sheridan is an interesting take on the material.
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Superman: Man of Tomorrow presents viewers a young Clark Kent (Darren Criss) as he heads from Smallville to Metropolis, knowing little of his history and getting a job as as an intern at the Daily Planet. One of his first assignments is assisting reporters at a press conference where Lex Luthor (Zachary Quinto) presents an orbital telescope intended to make contact with lifeforms in space. Clark has no red and blue costume nor a name, but people are starting to take notice of someone doing superhuman things, including a shadowy figure who trails him. Lois Lane (Alexandra Daddario), a grad

We Bare Bears The Movie DVD Giveaway

Cartoon Network’s beloved bears stack up for their first TV movie.
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Press release: Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment to award one lucky reader Cartoon Network’s We Bare Bears The Movie on DVD. It is currently available to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers and arrives on DVD on September 8, 2020. For those wanting to learn more, read David Wangberg's review and the press release below: It all started with a bear stack, and now TV’s most hilarious and heartwarming bears star in their first TV movie! It is an extension of the successful We Bare Bears series, created by two-time Annie Award-winner Daniel

We Bare Bears The Movie Available on DVD September 8, 2020

Cartoon Network's beloved bears stack up for their first TV movie.
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Press release: It all started with a bear stack, and now TV’s most hilarious and heartwarming bears star in their first TV movie! Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is bringing Cartoon Network’s hit series into your homes on September 8, 2020 with the release of We Bare Bears The Movie on DVD. The movie is an extension of the successful We Bare Bears series, created by two-time Annie Award-winner Daniel Chong, and executive produced by Cartoon Network Studios. Eric Edelstein (“Shameless,” “Clarence”), Bobby Moynihan (“Saturday Night Live,” Me Myself & I) and Demetri Martin (“Important Things with Demetri Martin”) return as

DC Showcase - Batman: Death in the Family Coming 10/13/20 to Blu-ray & Digital

Interactive storytelling allows viewers to choose & change directions of the story in retelling of landmark DC Comics event.
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Press release: Five fascinating tales from the iconic DC canon, including the first interactive film presentation in Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) history, come to animated life in DC Showcase - Batman: Death in the Family. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, the anthology of 2019-2020 animated shorts arrives from WBHE on Blu-ray and Digital starting October 13, 2020. Anchoring the compilation of shorts is Batman: Death in the Family, WBHE’s first-ever venture into interactive storytelling that allows fans to choose where the story goes through an innovative navigation guided by the viewer’s remote control. Central to the extended-length

Worst Cartoons Ever! DVD Review: They Stink!

Anyone can own great cartoons, but it takes a true fan of the art form to own and appreciate the worst that animation has to offer.
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[It was a tradition Friday nights at San Diego Comic Con to visit Jerry Beck's long-running panel, Worst Cartoons Ever!, which delivered on its title. Beck would provide background on the poorly created, oddly compelling, laughter-inducing shorts. Because of the pandemic, the convention has gone virtual but not Beck's panel. To give readers a taste, we are posting this 2007 review of the DVD, previously published at Blogcritics, because it contains some example. They are terrible so consider yourself warned.] Comic-Con International is the event of the year for social misfits and entertainment purveyors of the science fiction and fantasy

South Park: The Complete Twenty-Third Season Blu-ray Review: Maintaining Their Tegridy

The show has become TV comfort food, for good and for ill.
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Written and directed by Trey Parker, the twenty-third season finds the citizens of South Park continue to deal with current events in their typical fashion as topical matters get taken to exaggerated extremes amidst gross-out humor and profanity. Fans get more of the same shenanigans and those that didn't take to the show before likely still won't this season. In the previous season, Randy Marsh moved the family out to the valley and opened up Tegridy Farms where he grows and sells marijuana. Sales are down and trying to increase them is storyline that works through the season. In "Mexican

Legion of Superheroes: The Complete Series Coming to Blu-ray Via Warner Archive

One thousand years from now, the legendary Man of Steel inspires a group of emerging young heroes from the 31st century to band together and defend the newly formed United Planets.
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Press release: Warner Archive Collection continues its proud tradition of distributing the best of Warner Bros. Animation’s robust library of DC-based productions with the release of Legion of Superheroes: The Complete Series on Blu-ray starting July 14, 2020. Pre-orders are now available via wbshop.com and your favorite online retailer. Presented in full 16x9 widescreen across three Blu-ray discs, Legion of Superheroes: The Complete Series includes all 26 episodes of the popular show, which aired on The CW from 2006-2008, as well as a pair of bonus features: the involving featurette "We Are Legion"; and an Exclusive Audio Commentary on the

Tex Avery Screwball Classics Volume 1 Blu-ray Review: A Must-Own for Animation Fans

In these 19 cartoons, gags fly rapidly, and the rules of physics and the medium are thrown out the window.
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When it comes to the work of legendary animation director Fred “Tex” Avery, the stories typically show order giving way to chaos, which may explain why the 19 cartoons on Warner Archive Collection's Tex Avery Screwball Classics Volume 1 from his tenure at MGM aren't listed chronologically. Though some collectors may find this screwy, the amount of laughter provided should more than make up for any obsessive-compulsive anxiety caused by the randomness. Avery first made a significant impact on the medium during his time at Warner Brothers, working on Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies. While there, he was involved with

Studio Ghibli Steelbooks 'Kiki's Delivery Service' & 'Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind' Out August 25 from GKIDS, Shout! Factory

Each SteelBook will house a Blu-ray & DVD combo pack, presenting the film alongside hours of bonus features and a booklet with stunning art and statements from the filmmakers.
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Press release: Studio Ghibli and GKIDS, with distribution by Shout! Factory, will release Kiki’s Delivery Service and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, from the famed Studio Ghibli library of films, on August 25, 2020 in limited edition SteelBook packaging with striking new art. Each SteelBook will house a Blu-ray & DVD combo pack, presenting the film alongside hours of bonus features and a booklet with stunning art and statements from the filmmakers. With this release, two films from one of the world’s most coveted animation collections can come home to collectors in limited edition SteelBook packaging for the

The Jetsons The Complete Original Series Blu-ray Review: Meet George Jetson

For fans that grew up with the show, it's nice to have the first season collected.
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After the success of The Flintstones, Hanna Barbera returned to the family sitcom two years later with The Jetsons, doing a 180 on the idea of a Stone Age family and setting the show in the 21st century where people drive flying saucers and most things are automated. However, lightning didn't strike twice. The original series only lasted one season in primetime on ABC. The 24 episodes ran from September 23, 1962, to March 17, 1963. The Jetsons: The Complete Original Series is available on a three-disc Blu-ray set manufactured on demand from the Warner Archive Collection. For those that

Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge Viewing Party Saturday, May 2, 8pm ET / 5pm PT

Fans are encouraged to cue up their version of the film, reading along with the actors'/filmmakers' thoughts, and posing questions via Twitter to each of the participants.
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Pres release: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is hosting a Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge viewing party - featuring actor Dave B. Mitchell, the voice of Raiden, and filmmakers Rick Morales & Jeremy Adams - on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 5:00pm PT/8:00pm ET to celebrate the wide release of the hit animated film on Digital, 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD. The Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge viewing party will feature the live-tweeting of the actors and filmmakers throughout the 80-minute film. They’ll offer personal insights into their roles, the experience of making the film, and

Three Fantastic Journeys by Karel Zeman Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: Trips Worth Taking

Fans will appreciate the high-definition presentations and the behind-the-scenes extras.
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I've been a big fan of movies for most of my 50-odd years on this planet and have enjoyed a wide variety from all over the world. I am so fascinated by the medium that alongside my library of movies is a library of books about their making and their makers. I consider myself well versed in the history of cinema, so I was very surprised to discover Czech film director Karel Zeman, a true visionary whose name and work should be as well known as Georges Méliès and Ray Harryhausen, yet I had neither heard of him nor his

Superman: Red Son 4K UHD Review: It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's a Communist

Mark Millar’s classic comic book proves to be more relevant than ever in this animated adaptation.
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DC’s latest animated movie explores the question of what would have happened if baby Superman landed in Russia instead of the U.S. The story originated in a 2003 DC Elseworlds comic book tale of the same name by noted writer Mark Millar, most familiar to film audiences as the creator of comic book stories that were adapted into the films Kick-Ass, Kingsman, Logan, and Captain America: Civil War. The new film follows Millar’s comic book blueprint fairly well, even expanding on a few points that were rushed through in limited panels in the book. Thanks to the intriguing tale and
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