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Beauty and the Beast Blu-ray review

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Disney, Animation, Family, DVD Reviews,

beauty and the beast blu-ray review

Wanna know how impressed we were with Beauty and the Beast on Blu-ray? Well, there are still plenty of folks out there who doubt that there is any real discernible difference between a Blu-ray disc and a DVD as far as looks are concerned, but we'd bet if you sat them down in front of this classic, they'd be sold immediately.

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Glee Kids Get the Simpsons Treatment

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Animation, Comedy, Music, Prime Time, FOX, Gossip,

Lea Michele Simpsonized

FOX is finally releasing more deals about the , which will kick off the 22nd season for the animated series - and we’ve got the pictures to prove it.

Follow the jump to find out who’s guest starring in Springfield.

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Comic-Con News: Glee Cast to Appear on The Simpsons

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Animation, Comedy, Prime Time, FOX, Gossip,

Glee Cast

During a recent Simpsons panel discussion at Comic-Con, showrunner Al Jean announced that the cast of will appear during an upcoming episode of the show. The exact cast members who’ll be involved - including cheer coach Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) - have not yet been announced.

The upcoming season of will feature a number of notables such as Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg and ‘60s icons Cheech and Chong.

Comic-Con visitors at the Simpsons session also viewed a preview of October’s “Treehouse of Horror” episode, which features killer board games.

is America’s longest-running sitcom and the country’s longest-running animated program. The historic 22nd season will air Sunday nights on FOX.

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Will Ferrell Launches Comic-Con in Full Costume

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Movies, Fashion Police, Photos,

Will Ferrell, Comic-Con 2010 scored laughs and applause when he appeared on the Comic-Con stage in a blue costume with a large domed head early Thursday morning.

Ferrell wore the get-up in a nod to his character , the title star in the new Dreamworks flick of the same name.

The comedian brought a box of doughnuts and a jug of orange juice with him - breakfast for 6,500 panel members. “I didn’t think there would be so many of you,” Ferrel explained.

He was later joined by Megamind co-stars and Jonah Hill. Brad Pitt, who plays the superhero Metro Man, was not in attendance - though he was represented by a large, cardboard cut-out.

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Will Ferrell, Tina Fey Reveal Megamind Movie Ending

Will Ferrell and Tina Fey as Megamind and Roxanne, Dreamworks Animation

Spoiler alert! Maybe.

Reporters recently caught up to former SNL funnyman , who was on the Comic-Con red carpet to promote upcoming animated flick Megamind. Co-star and former SNL cast mate Tina Fey, who plays Roxanne in the film, walked the carpet with Ferrell. Brad Pitt also stars in the flick.

“My character does defeat . Finally! I have been chasing that guy for years,” Ferrell cracked wise with Entertainment Tonight, potentially revealing the movie’s end.

Ferrell plays the title character in the flick, Megamind, the world’s smartest super villain. Pitt plays hero Metro Man, who must thwart all of Megamind’s plans.

The movie will be released on November 5.

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Jonah Hill Confirms How to Train Your Dragon Sequel

Jonah Hill at How to Train Your Dragon premiereWhile it shouldn’t be much of a shock considering the animated film’s success, has confirmed there will be a How to Train Your Dragon sequel.

The actor, who provides the voice to bullying character Snotlout in the 3-D animated adventure, confirmed plans were in motion for a follow-up to the first movie, which grossed $448 million internationally upon its release earlier this year.

“Yeah, we’re going to make a sequel. I’m excited about that. I just talked to Jeffrey Katzenberg and he told me we were going to make a sequel. It’ going to be fun. Those movies are fun.”

The 26-year-old star, who is currently promoting his latest film Get Him to the Greek with British funny man , also admits his long-term plan is to work behind the lens on movies: “I just love films. I love talking about movies. I love watching movies. I want to be a director. That’s my ultimate goal and I like writing and producing movies. “Honestly, I just want to look back on my career and be proud of every film that I do and not worry about what genre it is or how people perceive me or if I have fans. That’s far less important to me than the quality of what you’re doing.”


Brad Pitt and Matt Damon have Happy Feet

Matt Damon and Brad Pitt and Matt Damon will voice characters in Happy Feet 2.

The acting pair - who last starred together in Ocean’s Thirteen - have both signed up to star in the animated movie, which follows a group of singing penguins.

The two are reportedly recording their parts this week.

Both Elijah Wood and Robin Williams, who participated in the 2006 original, will return for the sequel as will director George Miller, who plans to shoot the movie in 3-D.

is set for release in November 2011.


Marge Simpson: From TV Mom to Playboy Bunny

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Animation, Comedy, Prime Time, FOX, Gossip,

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It’s not a joke. Marge Simpson will soon be featured in a special three-page Playboy spread that showcases her various charms - and yes, she’ll be nude. The November spread will also offer an in-depth interview. It’s all part of the 20th anniversary celebration for , which is signed up to run on FOX for the next few years.

Playboy readers will still be treated to the usual, non-animated form of Playmate in the issue - Marge is just thrown in as an interesting extra.

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Sneak Listen: Controversial Family Guy Abortion Episode


The cast gathered recently for a live table read of the upcoming abortion issue, which has already made headlines in the media. So, did FOX’s animated prime time comedy tread very carefully around this hot-button issue? If you’ve got to ask, you just aren’t familiar with the show.

The episode, “Partial Terms of Endearment,” features a plot in which Lois Griffin (wife to title character Peter) becomes a surrogate mother for two friends. The couple goes on to die in a car accident, leaving Lois to ponder of the mysteries of life and possible abortion for the fetus she’s carrying. This story installment wouldn’t be dubbed “the abortion episode” if it didn’t feature Lois at least considering all her options.

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Judge Rules in Favor of Family Guy

Family Guy

FOX’s animated is not guilty of copyright infringement, per court ruling, for a song parody featured in one of the episodes.

The episode offered up a new version of Disney’s “When You Wish Upon a Star,” which subsequently launched a lawsuit from the major corporation in 2007. The ditty originally appeared in the 1940 flick Pinocchio. The Family Guy version, “I Need a Jew,” was perhaps a little less family-friendly…but it wasn’t illegal.

Despite the content of the song - “anti-Semitic lyrics” - a U.S. District Judge ruled that the lyrics of the song and tone of the piece was “strikingly different” from the original version. Since winning the Academy Award for Best Original Song after its film debut, “When You Wish Upon a Star” has been recorded by more than one hundred subsequent recording artists and orchestras.

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