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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer DVD

Sony Wonder distributed this classic Christmas TV special on DVD in 1999, but since then they’ve released new versions with updated graphics, animated menus, and a few extra features. One of these is a filmed introduction by co-producer Arthur Rankin, … Continue reading

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The Happiness of the Katakuris

Mike like Miike Guest Review by Mike Flores The film is about a dysfunctional Japanese family trying to pull itself together by running a bed and breakfast in the hills, far from anyone. A cross between The Sound Of Music … Continue reading

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Monkeybone DVD

Planet of the inner ape Stu Miley (Brendan Fraser) is a successful cartoonist who just sold his strip “Monkeybone” to the Comedy Channel as an animated series. He’s fielding proposals for all kinds of merchandising, and is about to propose … Continue reading

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Metropolis

Anime vitae Osamu Tezuka was so taken with Fritz Lang’s Metropolis that he had to create his own version. In 1949, Tezuka was one of Japan’s favorite young cartoonists. His New Treasure Island series had been a big hit, and … Continue reading

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Monsters Crash the Pajama Party Spook Show Spectacular DVD

Ghosts-a-poppin’ at the midnight chasm of spasms! Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, and witness something that few eyes have seen before: a true DVD masterpiece! On this slim disc you will find not only a collection of the craziest … Continue reading

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Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

The sequel to Next to Last Fantasy This isn’t the first all-CGI animated film. No, those are old digital hat and common as pixels in a bitmap these days. Plus, a lot of “live-action” films now contain a great deal … Continue reading

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Brothers Quay Collection DVD

Quazy Quartoons I first encountered the mad world of Stephen and Timothy Quay at the World Animation Festival in Ottawa in 1980. Stuffed into a program amid some very funny comedy vignettes was their first short, “Nocturna Artificiala.” The Quays’ … Continue reading

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Dinosaur Valley Girls DVD

Caves and curves Chain-smoking Hollywood action star Tony Markham may be losing his grip. His cigarette habit is slowing down his martial arts moves, which is starting to slow down the box office for his Feet of Fury series. His … Continue reading

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Fantasia 2000

Sixty years later – a worthy sequel As Steve Martin recaps for us as one of the hosts, the original Fantasia (1940) was planned as an ongoing “concert film” project, adding and subtracting sequences each time it was released. Though … Continue reading

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Dinosaur

The Iguanodon King It begins in the egg, as everyone’s story does. But before the egg can hatch, it has as many adventures as Indiana Jones, before finally coming to rest on an island inhabited by an advanced race of … Continue reading

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