Friday, March 22, 2013

Lilo & Stitch Finally Coming to Blu-Ray

Two Disney Animated Family Movies Together!

First Time on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack - June 11

This summer Walt Disney Studios treats audiences to two heartwarming and hilarious animated comedies about bringing friends and family together even when they seem worlds apart in one fun “Lilo and Stitch” 2-movie collection. Available June 11, 2013 for the first time on Blu-ray with perfect picture and sound, the “Lilo & Stitch” and “Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has A Glitch” movies are hours of fantastic fun in one incredible collection! The 3-disc Blu-ray Combo Pack includes both feature films on one Blu-ray disc plus each film on individual DVDs.
“Lilo and Stitch” is the story of Lilo, a lonely little girl, and Stitch the mischievous little creature from outer space. When Stitch crash-lands in Hawaii, Lilo adopts him as her pet, but he soon turns her world upside down. Stitch takes Hawaii by storm, wreaking havoc and hanging ten while he evades the alien bounty hunters who are after him, and also learning about loyalty and friendship. Featuring six original Elvis Presley songs, “Lilo and Stitch” is fun for the entire family.
The laughter continues in the hysterical sequel “Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch.” As Stitch settles into life with his human family it appears his molecular makeup is out of whack and his friendship with Lilo is threatened as a result. Lilo and her friends must find a way to restore his “goodness” level before he ruins everything, including Lilo’s big hula competition – the same competition her mother won years before.
Discover that “ohana” means family, and celebrate the unbreakable bonds of friendship like never before with these two unforgettable movies on Disney Blu-ray for the first time!

Daveigh Chase as the voice of Lilo (“Lilo and Stitch”)
                                    Dakota Fanning as the voice of Lilo (“Lilo and Stitch 2: Stitch Has A Glitch”)
                                    Chris Sanders as the voice of Stitch (both films)
                                    Tia Carrere as the voice of Nani (both films)
                                    David Ogden Stiers as the voice of Dr. Jumba (both films)
                                    Kevin McDonald as the voice of Agent Pleakley (both films)
                                    Jason Scott Lee as the voice of David Kawena (both films)
Writers:                        Chris Sanders (“Lilo and Stitch”)
                                    Tony Leondis, Michael LaBash, Alexa Junge and Eddie Guzelian
                                    (“Lilo and Stitch 2: Stich Has A Glitch”)

                    Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois (“Lilo and Stitch”)
                                    Tony Leondis and Michael LaBash (“Lilo and Stitch 2: Stitch Has A Glitch”)
Producers:                  Clark Spencer and Lisa M. Poole (“Lilo and Stitch”)
                                    Christopher Chase, Angi Dyste and Chrisie Rosenthal
                                    (“Lilo and Stitch 2: Stitch Has A Glitch”)
Street Date:                 June 11, 2013
Direct Prebook: 4/16/13
                                                Distributor Prebook: 4/30/13
Rating:                         PG in U.S. (both films)
                                    G in Canada (both films)
Feature Run                Approximately 85 minutes (“Lilo and Stitch”)
Times:                         Approximately 68 minutes (“Lilo and Stitch 2” Stitch Has A Glitch”)
Suggested Retail         3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + 2 DVDs)
Prices:                         $29.99 U.S. and $35.99 Canada
                                    Both films include audio tracks and subtitles in English, French                                                               and Spanish.

© 2013 Disney

Friday, March 15, 2013

Monsters University Standee

IMAG1269 by christianz1969
IMAG1269, a photo by christianz1969 on Flickr.

I guess the one between Sully and Mike Wazowski is an invisible monster?

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Title de Croissant

A new Mickey Mouse short was released to the web (see prior reports at Animated Views and Cartoon Brew) and one of the best things about it is the amazing title card seen above (click it to see it bigger). I was looking forward to seeing end credits set against the same type of background but, alas, the short ends abruptly without showing any credits (UPDATE: the video now has credits at the end).

Monday, March 11, 2013

Dreamworks Animation's First Flight (Short Film)

Saw this about 8 years ago at an Animation Show of Shows held at the DreamWorks Campus and I always thought it a pity that it wouldn't get a bigger audience. But as with many videos it has been given new life on YouTube, that place where all videos go to die, or actually to live. Enjoy:

UPDATE: The video appears to have been taken down.