Join Kyle Anderson of Nerdist as he leads a conversation on April 1st at 5:30 PM at WonderCon with DreamWorks Voltron: Legendary Defender Executive Producer Joaquim Dos Santos, Co-Executive Producer Lauren Montgomery, Story Editor Tim Hedrick, cast members Jeremy Shada (Lance), Josh Keaton (Shiro), Bex Taylor-Klaus (Pidge), Tyler Labine (Hunk), and Kimberly Brooks (Allura) who will be highlighting their favorite season 2 moments and will take part in an extended Q&A! Fans in attendance will each receive a limited edition lithograph (pictured).
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Tara Strong, Daran Norris, Butch Hartman, Ray DeLaurentis, and more appear at A-PAEC Theater on Saturday February 21, 2015 at 11:00 AM!
Have you ever wondered how cartoons get their voices? Well your wish has been ranted! On February 21, 2015 you are invited to see a LIVE PERFORMANCE of Nickelodeon’s hit, classic cartoon “THE FAIRLY ODD PARENTS”. You’ll get to watch and meet the actors who have given life to COSMO, WANDA and TIMMY TURNER plus many others for the last 17 years! Series creator, Butch Hartman and Producer/Head Writer Ray DeLaurentis will be there to answer any questions and sign autographs. This SPECTACULAR show will take place on Agoura High School’s PAEC’s Main Stage. Ticket prices are $18.00 ages 6 to adult; $15.00 ages 5 and under.
This event will begin at 11am and end at 1pm with a one hour autograph session from 1 to 2pm with all the characters. This fun, exciting event is for the whole family! You will laugh so much your cheeks will hurt! Pizza and lots of other treats will be available for purchase. This is all to benefit the Theatre Arts Boosters club. We raise funds so we can do exceptional theater here at Agoura High School.
Performing Arts Education Centers – Agoura High School
28545 West Driver Avenue Agoura Hills CA 91301
(818) 591-1209 Ext 2
Combs will sign limited-edition art prints (which commemorate his “Nevermore” Halloween play at the Somerville Theater) on October 30, 2014, from noon till 1:00 PM.
Humphreys will sign posters of of Re-Animator, Bride of Re-Animator, and more, from noon till 2:00 PM.
407 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02144
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Ernie Hudson appears at Hollywood Palms on Friday August 29th for the celebration of Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary! We will be showing the movie all week but Ernie will only be here Friday!
Hollywood Palms Cinema
352 S Rt 59, Naperville, IL 60540
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Livio Ramondelli, Ken Christiansen, Jim Sorenson, Bill Forster, Christophe Vacher, David Hartman, Vince Toyama, and Jose Lopez appear at Emerald Knights Comics on Wednesday June 18, 2014 at 7:00 PM!
Emerald Knights Comics and Games
4116 W. Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505
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Tom Kenny, the voice actor of many cartoons characters such as Spongebob Squarepants, appears at Golden Apple Comics on Friday June 13th from 7-9 PM to sign the new comic book Supa Pirate Booty Hunt! Also meet voice actors Tania Gunadi (Miko, Transformers Prime), Spike Spenser (Evangelion), Steve Sievers (co-creator/voice of Daniel the Turtle), and Dahveed Kolodny (co-creator and artist).
Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
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Voice actor Rob Paulsen welcomes Steve Blum (The Legend of Korra, Cowboy Bebop) and Troy Baker (Batman: Arkham Origins, The Last of Us) to Talkin’ Toons LIVE on Tuesday February 18, 2014 at 8:00 PM at the Hollywood Improv!
The world-famous Hollywood Improv is proud to invite you to join Emmy and Annie award winner Rob Paulsen as he talks about his experiences in voice acting!
About Rob Paulsen:
Born in Detroit, Rob Paulsen spent his childhood in Livonia and Rochester, attending Junior and Senior high school in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Rob loved cartoons like most kids but aspired to be a professional hockey player. “Fortunately, thanks to some big, strong, kid from Winnipeg who drilled me so hard my ears are still ringing, I learned around age 18 I had neither the talent nor the temperament to make a living playing hockey. So, I turned to my other passions: singing and acting.”
The goal of bringing absolute believability to a fictional character, live-action or animated, is what every actor strives for. Those who are committed to their career and who combine experience, passion and skill are likely to succeed.
Those gifted with exceptional talent who focus on maximizing their potential by finding their own niche, quickly break away from the pack. After years of honing their craft and consistently delivering memorable performances in which the character impacts an indelible image on the viewer, the public and the industry take notice, singling out the best.
“I’m getting paid to do what I got in trouble for in the 7th grade,” jests Rob, who won a Daytime Emmy in 1999 as “Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program” for Pinky and The Brain (Warner Bros.) Though nominated twice previously, the victory was especially sweet due to some formidable competition – fellow nominees Louie Anderson, Ernest Borgnine, Dennis Franz and Jeffery Tambor. In addition to his Emmy, Rob won back-to-back Annie Awards in 1997 and 1998. “I absolutely love what I do and thank my lucky stars for twenty-five years of full-time employment in this business,” he says.
“It’s a treat to portray a complex character,” Rob explains about Pinky, a goof-ball mouse with funny teeth, a head filled with clouds and an inane imagination that is punctuated with a staccato laugh. “Besides … where else could I find a job where emotional outbursts and odd exclamations like ‘Egad!,’ ‘Narf!,’ ‘Poit!,’ ‘Splonk!,’ and ‘Zort!’ are allowed and in fact, encouraged?” With over 2,000 half-hours of animation to his credit, Rob’s versatility shines in his starring roles as the voices of Yakko, Pinky and Dr. Scratch ‘n’ Sniff in the Peabody and two-time Emmy award-winning series “Animaniacs.”
Some of Rob’s other well-known animated characters include Raphael of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” Arthur in “The Tick,” the title role in “The Mask” (for a WHOLE lot less dough than Mr. Carrey, thank you), the title role in “Mighty Max,” Carl Wheezer in “Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius,” Jack Fenton in “Danny Phantom,” Bobble in the “Tinkerbell” series of DVDs and hopefully more to come.
Paulsen’s extensive credits include on-camera roles in numerous motion pictures including Body Double, Stewardess School, Eyes of Fire, The Perfect Match, and Warlocked. His television acting credits include guest-starring roles on MacGyver and St. Elsewhere. Additionally, he is one of the most sought-after voice actors in the commercial arena, performing in over 1000 commercial spots.
As passionate about “paying it forward” as he is about his lucrative career, Rob supports various charitable organizations, particularly those benefiting children and military veterans. Rob’s volunteer work with GOALmodels has been particularly rewarding. GOALmodels, a high school program in Reseda, California, is designed to inspire 9th graders to set goals and overcome obstacles in life. Blending his life experiences with passion for his work, his presentations are informative, entertaining and inspiring. In his leisure time, Rob enjoys golf, riding his motorcycle and occasionally lacing up his skates for another chance to relive his past glory on the rink. He spends the majority of his free time with his wife, Parrish, and their two Yorkshire terriers, Pooshie and Tala.
8162 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90048
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Transformers Prime: Ultimate Bumblebee DVD featuring action-packed Bumblebee animated adventures!
Coming to DVD February 25, 2014
I was 10 years old when Hasbro brought the Transformers to life. A true ‘Generation One’ kid, I still know every word to the original cartoon theme song. I remember the excitement I felt when assembling a new action figure, and the devastation of being handed a Gobot. Oh, the horror! Having mixed feelings about the recent big screen film franchise, and hoping to revisit a bit of my youth, I jumped at the opportunity to review Transformers Prime: Ultimate Bumblebee.
Here is the official lowdown on this new DVD:
“Spring into action with BUMBLEBEE from Hasbro Studio’s Emmy Award-winning series TRANSFORMERS PRIME! Beloved by kids and legions of fans worldwide, BUMBLEBEE is a dedicated warrior and a scout who serves as part of the elite squad lead by OPTIMUS PRIME. Though he may be one of the smallest and youngest of the TRANSFORMERS, don’t let that fool you. Time and time again, this AUTOBOT proves that he has the bravery to fight for what is right and the tenacity to throw himself into action to battle against his opponents no matter where they appear.”
The DVD is a collection of what they have deemed the “four best Bumblebee adventures from the Transformers Prime lore.” Clearly, I had been out of the loop for quite some time. Lore? Canon? I’ve missed so much! I decided to watch all four episodes first, and then I did some research in order to catch up on the many incarnations the Transformers have had since last I watched. I have to say, I enjoyed it more than I expected to. For an animated series seemingly targeted at kids, the action sequences were fairly on target for an adult audience. With so many SAT words and tech terms being tossed about, even the show’s dialogue seems to favor a more mature audience. I am absolutely okay with that. Kids can still follow along, maybe not understanding every joke, but worst case scenario they stand to expand their vocabularies.
Visually, for its time (the series began its run in 2010) Transformers Prime is remarkable. The CGI allowed for seamless transformations of the Autobots and Decepticons, morphing them instantly into their alter-ego vehicles and planes. Light and shadow reflected off of their metal exteriors just as you imagine it should. The CGI truly brings the cartoon to life, giving them “eyebrows”, so to speak, in order to show more emotion in their facial expressions. At times, it felt more like watching an actual movie than a weekly animated series. This is certainly not the Transformers of my youth!
One complaint? Well, it’s not so much a complaint as it is a personal opinion: What is up with Arcee? I don’t want to come off sounding like some sort of crazed feminist, but I had hoped enough years had passed to where we could stop sexually objectifying a machine. I’m glad they ditched her original pink and white color scheme, going instead with a sleek blue and black over chrome look. Facially, she resembles the rest of the Transformers a bit more now. She’s pretty hard core. That is, until you realize that, once again, she has been given a teeny tiny waist line, conveniently colored breast plates, and so forth. Yes, they decided to make a female Transformer, but does she have to move so dainty and fluid. Her front cycle wheel always leaves her standing off-center towards one hip; a convenient way to accentuate her curves. Even Marilyn Monroe had one heel filed down to make her shoes uneven, resulting in her signature tail-wag as she walked. But, Arcee is a machine. I don’t want her to be the Marilyn Monroe of motorcycles. I want her to be the Michelle Rodriguez of motorcycles! But, I digress.
The episodes in question all highlight the sympathetic and loveable, Bumblebee. Like many great fictional characters before him, Bumblebee represents what is good in all of us. You don’t have to be the biggest or the strongest in order to be the bravest. In fact, you may not be perfect at all; Bumblebee has no voice, remember? But he serves as a reminder that strength overcomes all challenges. I can’t believe I’m waxing philosophical about a Transformer. But, yes, after watching Transformers Prime: Ultimate Bumblebee, I can honestly say that I would rank him right up there with my other favorite underdogs: the Hobbits. All in all, I enjoyed viewing this collection. (Side note: As much as I get a kick out of the Transformers, I can’t help but yell at the TV in frustration over how much was ‘borrowed’ from the Avengers. This goes back to the very inception of our Autobot friends. I understand that over time, all of Marvel has repeated itself, just as D.C. has done within their plane of existence. There has even been an Avengers/Transformers cross-over comic series. Tesseract vs. AllSpark. It’s impossible for me to ignore the similarities between the Avengers movie and the, in my opinion much inferior, Transformers: Dark of the Moon. However, watching Ultimate Bumblebee has peaked my interest, and I am willing to give the weekly series the benefit of the doubt.)
As I mentioned, the story lines were more mature than I had anticipated, and they were delivered by a talented cast including Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Josh Keaton, Jeffrey Combs (I could listen to him talk all day), Kevin Michael Richardson, Will Friedle, Sumalee Montano, Ernie Hudson (heck yeah!), Markie Post, and Steve Blum. Interestingly enough, on the series Transformers Prime, Cullen and Welker reprise the roles of Optimus Prime and Megatron, after having voiced the characters, respectively, in the series I grew up with from the 1980s.
On February 25, 2014, Shout! Factory Kids, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios, will release Transformers Prime: Ultimate Bumblebee Special DVD to Walmart stores everywhere. It will be available to own for an affordable price (MSRP $9.99) and if your kids like action–especially if they’re Bumblebee fans, you may want to check it out. Transformers Prime, the animated series, airs on the HUB TV network; check your local listings if you are interested in keeping up with the show.
TRANSFORMERS PRIME: ULTIMATE BUMBLEBEE DVD features four action-packed Bumblebee adventures, including:
- Masters and Students
- Operation Bumblebee, Part 1
- Operation Bumblebee, Part 2
About Hasbro Studios:
Hasbro Studios is the Los Angeles-based entertainment division of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS). The studio is responsible for entertainment brand-driven storytelling for the company across television, film, commercial productions and short-form. It develops, produces and distributes TV shows based on Hasbro’s world class brands, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, LITTLEST PET SHOP, and FAMILY GAME NIGHT. Many of these shows air on the Hub Network, a U.S. television network for kids and their families, that is a joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK). Hasbro Studios shows can also be seen on networks in more than 180 territories globally. Since its formation in 2009, the studio has received seven Daytime Emmy wins and 16 nominations. On the film side, the studio is developing and producing a number of features based on Hasbro’s brands, including TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION (Paramount), G.I. Joe 3 (Paramount) and CANDY LAND (Sony). The studio team also oversees the production of commercials that feature Hasbro’s brands as well as production of short-form content that can be seen on all of the major digital and social media platforms globally.
About Shout! Factory:
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD and Blue-Ray offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music, and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras. Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY nominated “best of” compilations. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America. Shout! Factory also owns and operates Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California.
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Jeff Kline, known for cartoons like GI Joe Renegades, Transformers Prime, Big Guy and Rusty, Godzilla, and Extreme Ghostbusters, just to name a few, appears at Coast City Comics on Saturday January 25th at 3pm to promote his new comic Indestructible and his new company, Darby Pop Publishing.
Coast City Comics
634 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101
Shout! Factory Powers into SDCC 2012 with the Tranformers Prime Voice Cast, a Power Rangers Anniversary Panel, and More
SHOUT! FACTORY POWERS INTO COMIC-CON™ INTERNATIONAL 2012 WITH HIGHLY ANTICIPATED HOME ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCT LINES, ICONIC POP CULTURE BRANDS AND A SPECIAL PANEL EVENT CELEBRATING THE SERIES THAT STARTED A GLOBAL POP CULTURE PHENOMENON, POWER RANGERS
Putting the Pop in Your Culture One Disc at a Time at Shout! Factory’s Booth # 3849
Shout! Factory makes its mark at San Diego Comic-Con International 2012 with a dynamic line-up, featuring an exclusive panel event, a showcase of upcoming home entertainment juggernauts, Comic-Con exclusive items, daily prize sweepstakes, collectible giveaways, surprise star appearances, and interactive fan activities at the Shout! Factory booth (#3849 on the main convention floor). Fan favorite stars scheduled to attend at this time include: Tom Kenny (Marvel’s The Super Hero Squad Show, Rocko’s Modern Life, SpongeBob SquarePants), Sumalee Montano (TRANSFORMERS PRIME, ER), Josh Keaton (TRANSFORMERS PRIME, Green Lantern: The Animated Series), Tania Gunadi (TRANSFORMERS PRIME, Aaron Stone), Paul Schrier (Power Rangers), among other notables.
For 19 years, the highly entertaining saga and fan-favorite characters from Power Rangers have captivated children and adults alike and are beloved by legions of fans worldwide. Loyal fans and Comic-Con attendees will not want to miss this year’s highly sought-after panel event POWER RANGERS: 20 Years and Beyond on Thursday, July 12 at 2 PM (Hilton San Diego Bayfront – Indigo Room). As a special treat for fans of all ages, Saban Brands and Shout! Factory will officially kick off the 20th Anniversary celebration of Power Rangers with this highly anticipated panel discussion featuring members of the creative team, on-screen talent and other notables from the two-decade history of the series. The panel will dive into the evolution of the Power Rangers franchise over the years, including the long-awaited debut of the series on DVD and the show’s resurgence on Nickelodeon with Power Rangers Super Samurai and much, much more! Moderated by Brian Ward (Shout! Factory DVD producer), panelists include Elie Dekel (President of Saban Brands), actor Paul Schrier (who played “Bulk” in the original series and in the current production), writer and supervising producer Tony Oliver (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), as well as other key talent and members of the creative team.
Putting the Pop in Your Culture at Shout! Factory Booth #3849
It wouldn’t be Comic-Con without a visit to the Shout! Factory booth. Poised to whet the appetites of Comic-Con attendees and pop culture enthusiasts, the Shout! Factory booth will showcase a variety of upcoming and current home entertainment product lines. Stars and surprised special VIP guests will be on-hand at the booth for autograph signings, daily prize sweepstakes, fan interactive activities and more! The Shout! Factory Store, located in Shout’s booth #3849, is back at Comic-Con this year with a sumptuous selection of exclusives and upcoming home entertainment offerings, including Mighty Morphin Power Rangers The Complete Series, TRANSFORMERS PRIME – One Shall Stand, My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Royal Pony Wedding, Marvel Knights Animation Astonishing X-MEN: Torn, The Sarah Silverman Program: The Complete Series, Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXIV and much more!
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SPECIAL SIGNING SCHEDULE & APPEARANCES AT SHOUT! FACTORY BOOTH (#3849)
Preliminary schedule. * Additional VIP appearances will be announced next few weeks.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM TRANSFORMERS PRIME voice cast signing
Sumalee Montano –TRANSFORMERS PRIME – ARCEE
Josh Keaton – TRANSFORMERS PRIME – Jack
Tania Gunadi – TRANSFORMERS PRIME – Miko
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Tom Kenny
Meet renowned actor Tom Kenny for special signings of Marvel Animation’s The Super Hero Squad Show, and Rocko’s Modern Life DVDs.
SHOUT! FACTORY’S COMIC-CON EXCLUSIVES!
- Come by to get your very own My Little Pony – Friendship Is Magic: Royal Pony Wedding tiara with a text-in code to get a personalized greeting from the bride & groom! My Little Pony – Friendship Is Magic: Royal Pony Wedding debuts on DVD on August 7, 2012 from Shout! Factory in collaboration with Hasbro Studios.
- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Complete Series DVD Box Set
Get this 19-DVD box set Comic-Con Exclusive version only at the Shout! Factory booth! Featuring all 145 original episodes from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Seasons One, Two and Three, plus the ten-episode series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Alien Rangers. In-depth bonus content includes retrospective featurettes, brand-new interviews with members of the cast and the creative team and much more!
SHOUT! FACTORY HOME ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCT LINE HIGHLIGHTS AT 2012 COMIC-CON™ INTERNATIONAL
Following its debut in 1993, Saban’s iconic live-action pop culture series Power Rangers quickly became the most watched children’s television program in North America. Emphasizing the importance of teamwork, responsibility and helping others by following the adventures of a group of ordinary young people who “morphed” into superheroes, this long-running series has been seen in more than 60 countries, translated into numerous languages, and remains a mainstay in children’s programming blocks.
Now you can return to where the phenomenon began and re-live these thrill-packed adventures when Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Saban Brands, unleashes a cornucopia of home entertainment offerings, many of which have never been released on DVD, starting with the original series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Through unprecedented access to Saban Brands’ vast archive of content, many of these DVD collections produced by Shout! Factory boast extensive bonus materials and collectible packaging, making them must-haves for loyal fans and collectors.
MY LITTLE PONY – FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC: ROYAL PONY WEDDING
Love is in the air… it’s time to celebrate a royal wedding! My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Royal Pony Wedding is coming to DVD on August 7, 2012 from Shout! Factory in collaboration with Hasbro Studios. My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Royal Pony Wedding features 5 episodes that every pony will love, including “A Canterlot Wedding, Part 1,” “A Canterlot Wedding, Part 2,” “Hearts And Hooves Day,” “Sweet & Elite” and “The Best Night Ever.” Coloring sheets and 2 sing-a-longs are included as bonus features!
TRANSFORMERS PRIME – ONE SHALL STAND
This summer, get ready for a special presentation of TRANSFORMERS PRIME for home entertainment. On July 31, 2012, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios, will debut the TRANSFORMERS PRIME – ONE SHALL STAND DVD, featuring the compelling story behind the most iconic AUTOBOT ever, OPTIMUS PRIME, and an epic tale of deception, sacrifice, loyalty and triumph. Produced by Hasbro Studios, ONE SHALL STAND highlights the story that spanned the first two seasons of the acclaimed CGI animated series TRANSFORMERS PRIME, which currently airs on The Hub television network in the U.S and Teletoons in Canada. This action-packed story arc is edited together in a seamless, riveting special presentation for this home entertainment release. Packed with exciting bonus content, the TRANSFORMERS PRIME – ONE SHALL STAND DVD delivers spectacular CGI animation and captivating family entertainment for all ages. TRANSFORMERS PRIME boasts an all-star voice cast, including Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Steve Blum, Jeffrey Combs, Ernie Hudson, Adam Baldwin, Gina Torres, John Noble, among other notables. TRANSFORMERS PRIME is produced by Hasbro Studios, with Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jeff Kline serving as executive producers.
MARVEL KNIGHTS ANIMATION ASTONISHING X-MEN: TORN
The chart-topping super-team of Joss Whedon (Marvel’s The Avengers) and John Cassaday (Captain America, Planetary) return for more action on home entertainment shelves this summer in Astonishing X-Men: Torn! Comic book pages from the third story arc of this acclaimed series by one of Marvel’s greatest collaborations between Whedon and Cassaday come alive when Shout! Factory, in association with Marvel Knights Animation, unleash the highly anticipated ASTONISHING X-MEN: TORN on DVD August 14, 2012. This DVD invites viewers to delve deep inside the imaginative world of the Marvel Universe. A must-have for collectors and loyal fans, this deluxe DVD is featured with a graphic rich cover and a unique replica of comic book-style packaging that bridges the comic book-to-DVD concept. Written by Joss Whedon with art by John Cassaday, Marvel Knights Animation’s ASTONISHING X-MEN: TORN is produced by Atomic Cartoons.
JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS: SEASON THREE
On July 10, 2012, the beloved classic animated series JEM and The Holograms returns for its third and final season when Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios, present JEM and The Holograms: Season Three in a collectible 2-DVD set. Featuring all 13 original episodes from the complete third season, along with a special bonus feature Video Jukebox, the JEM and The Holograms: Season Three DVD set will be available in stores nationwide and is priced to own with a suggested retail price of $19.93. Who will win Jem’s affections? Will The Stingers buzz their way to the top of the music charts, or will The Misfits’ mischief and mayhem thwart their rise to superstardom? Find out now with this collection of the final episodes of the iconic JEM and The Holograms!
The series JEM and The Holograms ran from 1985-’88 in first-run syndication and still boasts a loyal and vocal fan base. It is frequently credited with influencing fashion in the late 1980s and beyond, and launching the careers of female pop-rock stars and music groups. The series follows Jerrica Benton, whose discovery of Synergy, a powerful computer companion, allows her to change from owner of Starlight Music into rock star Jem. Teaming with her sister and best friends who form The Holograms, Jem sets out to make their musical dreams come true, even as she battles against the ruthless Eric Raymond and his musical protégés.
THE SARAH SILVERMAN PROGRAM: THE COMPELETE SERIES
The Sarah Silverman Program: The Complete Series set contains all 32 episodes from the show’s three seasons, as well as several new bonus features, including a conversation with the writers and producers, digital and animated shorts, behind-the-scenes videos, audio commentaries with cast and crew, the cast and creators at 2007’s Comic-Con, the original pilot, audition videos, and more! Originally broadcast on Comedy Central from 2007-2010, The Sarah Silverman Program stars Sarah Silverman, Laura Silverman (Bob’s Burgers), Brian Posehn (The Five Year Engagement), Steve Agee (2 Broke Girls, Happy Endings) and Jay Johnston (Bob’s Burgers).
TRANSFORMERS: THE JAPANESE COLLECTION
Fans and collectors can bring home TRANSFORMERS: THE JAPANESE COLLECTION DVD box set from Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro. This is the rare Japanese trilogy that followed the popular “Generation 1” animated series. Available for the first time in North America, this 13-DVD box set is fully loaded with over 42 hours of entertainment, including all episodes that originally aired from the three Japanese series — Headmasters, Super-God Masterforce and Victory — each with their original Japanese audio tracks, English subtitles, and an art gallery.
G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO – The Complete First Series (Generation 1)
Relive the original animated adventures of DUKE, SCARLETT, SNAKE EYES, FLINT, LADY JAYE and the rest of the team with G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero – The Complete First Series DVD box set from Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro. Fans can bring home this complete series of the original animated television show. This 16-disc box set of G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero contains all 95 episodes of the original series.
STEVE NILES’ REMAINS
Reno may be the “Biggest Little City in the World,” but when a “Peace Bomb” nuclear test goes awry in the Nevada desert and turns most of the population into bloodthirsty zombies, the gambling Mecca becomes the biggest zombieland of all time in the highly popular apocalyptic thriller Steve Niles’ REMAINS. On August 7, 2012, Shout! Factory will unleash the UNCUT edition Blu-ray and DVD of Steve Niles’ REMAINS, jam-packed with special bonus content that includes audio commentary, the short film prequel Remains: Road to Reno, bloopers, trailers, Comic-Con teaser, and more! Based on the highly acclaimed IDW Publishing graphic novel written by Steve Niles (30 Days of Night), Steve Niles’ REMAINS is set in a chilling post-apocalyptic Reno, Nevada, and follows the survivors of a bizarre accident that reduced most of the city’s population to zombies. The group takes refuge in a vacant casino and fights a losing battle against the undead, who grow steadily stronger, smarter and more aggressive by the minute. The movie stars Grant Bowler (Killer Elite, True Blood), Lance Reddick (Fringe, Lost, The Wire), Miko Hughes (Pet Sematary), Evalena Marie (Are We There Yet?), Tawny Cypress (Rescue Me, Heroes) and Anthony Marks.
This summer, brace yourself for non-stop action, suspense and edge-of-your-seat thrills as something unknown strikes terror into our hearts from 8,000 feet under the deep sea. Shout! Factory just unleashed Korea’s first 3D sci-fi thriller SECTOR 7 on Blu-ray 3D™ and DVD, as well as on digital entertainment platforms. SECTOR 7 Blu-ray 3D includes the movie in high-definition 3D and on high-definition 2D. Both Blu-ray 3D and DVD editions boast English and Korean audio tracks, English subtitles and insightful bonus content. Starring popular international female action star Ha Ji-Won and directed by Kim Ji-Hoon, SECTOR 7 delivers blockbuster home entertainment, boasting fierce action, daring stunts and spectacular CG and 3D technology.
MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: VOLUME XXIV
Put on your spacesuits and get ready for a summer vacation on the Satellite of Love! Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXIV debuts on home entertainment shelves July 31. A must-have for fans of cult television shows and B-movies alike, this 4-DVD set features four episodes previously unreleased on DVD: Fugitive Alien, Star Force: Fugitive Alien II, The Sword And The Dragon and Samson Vs. The Vampire Women. All new bonus features include: special introductions by Japanese cinema historian August Ragone, You Asked For It: Sandy Frank Speaks!, MST Hour Wraps, Life After MST3K: Frank Conniff, MST3K Shorts: Snow Thrills & A Date With Your Family, Lucha Gringo: K. Gordon Murray Meets Santo, and four exclusive Mini-Posters by artist Steve Vance.
SCREAM FACTORY™ HOME ENTERTAINMENT SERIES
Further underscoring its position as a leading curator and home entertainment provider of many memorable cult movie classics, Shout! Factory recently announced the launch of SCREAM FACTORY, a new home entertainment series created to celebrate some of the most enthralling horror and sci-fi films with massive cult followings in cinematic history.
Debuting this September, SCREAM FACTORY boasts a scary slate of fan-favorite thrillers from the 1980s, many of which have never been available on Blu-ray™ before. Titles include Halloween II and TERROR TRAIN, (both starring “Scream Queen” Jamie Lee Curtis); the 30th Anniversary release of Halloween III: Season of the Witch; They Live from director John Carpenter (The Thing); Peter Benchley’s THE ISLAND starring Michael Caine, The Funhouse from director Tobe Hooper (Poltergeist); the nightmarish Phantasm II; and the much-anticipated DVD debuts of DEADLY BLESSING, directed by Wes Craven (Scream) and featuring Sharon Stone in an early role, and DEATH VALLEY starring Peter Billingsley (A Christmas Story). Each title will be presented in anamorphic widescreen, and most will be released in a “Collector’s Edition” packed with new bonus content, archival materials, a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork, a reversible wrap with original theatrical key art and more!