WALL·E


Category: Animation
All Genres: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Release Year: 2008
Country: USA
Runtime: 98
Rating: 6.7 (0)
Languages: English
Director: Andrew Stanton
Sound: Dolby Digital EX, SDDS, DTS-ES
Taglines:

  • An Adventure Beyond the Ordinar-E
  • After 700 years of doing what he was built for – hell discover what hes meant for.
  • Hes got a lot of time on his hands.
  • In Space, No One Can Hear You Clean

  • Writing by: Andrew Stanton – original story &
    Pete Docter – story
    Andrew Stanton – (screenplay) &
    Jim Reardon – (screenplay)

    Produced by: Lindsey Collins – co-producer
    John Lasseter – executive producer
    Jim Morris – producer
    Thomas Porter – associate producer

    Cast: Ben Burtt – WALL•E / M-O (voice)
    Elissa Knight – EVE (voice)
    Jeff Garlin – Captain (voice)
    Fred Willard – Shelby Forthright – BnL CEO
    MacInTalk – AUTO (voice)
    John Ratzenberger – John (voice)
    Kathy Najimy – Mary (voice)
    Sigourney Weaver – Ships Computer (voice)
    Kim Kopf – Hoverchair Mother (voice)
    Garrett Palmer – Blond Boy in BnL Commercial (voice) (uncredited)

    Music: Thomas Newman
    Official Website: Visit Website


    Plot Outline: In the distant future, a small waste collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.
    Plot: In a distant, but not so unrealistic future, where mankind has abandoned earth because it has become covered with trash from products sold by the powerful multi-national Buy N Large corporation, WALL-E, a garbage collecting robot has been left to clean up the mess. Mesmerized with trinkets of earths history and show tunes, WALL-E is alone on Earth except for a sprightly pet cockroach. One day, Eve, a sleek (and dangerous) reconnaissance robot, is sent to earth to find proof that life is once again sustainable. WALL-E falls in love with Eve. WALL-E rescues Eve from a dust storm and shows her a living plant he found amongst the rubble. Consistent with her “directive” Eve takes the plant and automatically enters a deactivated state except for a blinking green beacon. WALL-E, doesnt understand what has happened to his new friend, but true to his love, he protects her from wind, rain, and lightening, even as she is unresponsive. One day a massive ship comes to reclaim Eve, but WALL-E, out of love or loneliness hitches a ride on the outside of the ship to rescue Eve. The ship arrives back at a large space cruise ship, which is carrying all of the humans who evacuated earth 700 years earlier. The people of earth ride around this space resort on hovering chairs which give them a constant feed of TV and video chatting. They drink all of their meals through a straw out of laziness and/or bone loss, and are all so fat that they can barely move. When the auto-pilot computer, acting on hastily given instructions sent many centuries before, tries to prevent the people of earth from returning, by stealing the plant, WALL-E, Eve, the portly captain, and a band of broken robots stage a mutiny.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 5 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    The logo for Buy n Large, the fictional company in the film, appears at the end of the credits along with all the other company logos.

    Goofs: We know about 3 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: WALL•E first presents the plant to EVE while facing her directly. Later, when EVE replays the same scene in the Captains quarters, WALL•E is shown holding the plant from a 3/4 profile.

    Trivia: There are 22 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • The teaser trailer contains part of Michael Kamens score for Brazil (1985). Michael Kamen was going to score another Pixar film, The Incredibles (2004), but died before he could.
    • Jim Reardon left his position as supervising director of "The Simpsons" (1989) television series to do animation on this film. On the DVD audio commentary for his episode _”Simpsons, The” (1989) {Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo (#10.23)}_, Reardon finally confirmed the title of the film he was working on – prior to that he would only say that it was due in 2008.
    • The main characters name is actually an acronym, standing for “Waste Allocation Load Lifter-Earth-class.” EVE stands for “Extraterrestial Vegetation Evaluator” and M-O stands for “Microbe Obliterator.”


Star Wars: The Clone Wars


Category: Animation
All Genres: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Release Year: 2008
Country: USA
Runtime: 98
Rating: 6.6 (0)
Languages: English
Director: Dave Filoni
Sound: DTS-ES, Dolby Digital EX, SDDS
Taglines:

  • Get Ready
  • A life misunderestimated.

  • Writing by: Henry Gilroy – screenplay
    George Lucas – characters and universe
    George Lucas – story
    Steven Melching – screenplay
    Scott Murphy – screenplay

    Produced by: George Lucas – executive producer
    George Lucas – producer
    Sarah Wall – associate producer
    Catherine Winder – producer

    Cast: Matt Lanter – Anakin Skywalker (voice)
    Ashley Eckstein – Ahsoka Tano (voice)
    James Arnold Taylor – Obi-Wan Kenobi / 4-A7 / Medical Droid (voice)
    Dee Bradley Baker – Clone Troopers / Captain Rex / Cody (voice)
    Tom Kane – Yoda / Narrator / Admiral Yularen (voice)
    Nika Futterman – Asajj Ventress / Tee-C-Seventy (voice)
    Ian Abercrombie – Chancellor Palpatine / Darth Sidious (voice)
    Corey Burton – General Loathsom / Ziro the Hutt / Kronos-327 (voice)
    Catherine Taber – Padmé Amidala (voice)
    Matthew Wood – Battle Droids (voice)
    Kevin Michael Richardson – Jabba the Hutt (voice)

    Music: Kevin Kiner
    Official Website: Visit Website


    Plot Outline: As the Clone Wars sweep through the galaxy, the heroic Jedi Knights struggle to maintain order and restore peace…
    Plot: As the Clone Wars sweep through the galaxy, the heroic Jedi Knights struggle to maintain order and restore peace. More and more systems are falling prey to the forces of the dark side as the Galactic Republic slips further and further under the sway of the Separatists and their never-ending droid army. Anakin Skywalker and his Padawan learner Ahsoka Tano find themselves on a mission with far-reaching consequences, one that brings them face-to-face with crime lord Jabba the Hutt. But Count Dooku and his sinister agents, including the nefarious Asajj Ventress, will stop at nothing to ensure that Anakin and Ahsoka fail at their quest. Meanwhile, on the front lines of the Clone Wars, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Master Yoda lead the massive clone army in a valiant effort to resist the forces of the dark side …

    Crazy Credits: We know about 2 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    Though hardly recognizable, the Paramount and DreamWorks jingles at the beginning are the original ones heavily altered digitally to be darker and robotic. They then merge with the title sequence music.

    Goofs: We know about 2 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: When Lawrence leaves the hotel room in New York, to meet with his publisher, hes walking down the hotel corridor carrying his tie and a champagne bottle in his hand, however he doesnt remove his tie or buy the champagne until after his meeting.

    Trivia: There are 9 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • The official Star Wars website announced that the film will lead the way for a television series will debut in the fall of 08. The TV series will air on Cartoon Network, TNT, as well as CTV in Canada.
    • This film will be the first animated ‘Star Wars’ feature film in theaters.
    • This film will also be the first Star Wars film not to be released by 20th Century Fox (Warner Bros. Pictures will handle distribution on behalf of Lucasfilm Ltd.).


Space Chimps


Category: Animation
All Genres: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Release Year: 2008
Country: USA
Runtime: 81
Rating: 8.3 (0)
Languages: English
Director: Kirk De Micco
Sound: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS
Taglines:

  • Get Carried Away.

  • Writing by: Kirk De Micco – (screenplay) (as Kirk DeMicco) and
    Robert Moreland – (screenplay) (as Rob Moreland)
    Kirk De Micco – (story) (as Kirk DeMicco)

    Produced by: Curtis Augspurger – co-producer
    Jerry Davis – executive producer
    Louise Goodsill – executive producer
    John W. Hyde – executive producer
    Tom Jacomb – associate producer
    Ralph Kamp – executive producer
    Barry Sonnenfeld – producer
    John H. Williams – producer

    Cast: Andy Samberg – Ham III (voice)
    Cheryl Hines – Luna (voice)
    Jeff Daniels – Zartog (voice)
    Patrick Warburton – Titan (voice)
    Kristin Chenoweth – Kilowatt (voice)
    Kenan Thompson – Ringmaster (voice)
    Carlos Alazraqui – Houston (voice)
    Zack Shada – Comet (voice)
    Omid Abtahi – Dr. Jagu (voice)
    Patrick Breen – Dr. Bob (voice)
    Jane Lynch – Dr. Poole (voice)

    Music: Chris P. Bacon
    Official Website: Visit Website


    Plot Outline: Ham III, the grandson of the first chimp astronaut, is blasted off into space by an opportunity-seeking senator…
    Plot: Ham III, the grandson of the first chimp astronaut, is blasted off into space by an opportunity-seeking senator. Soon, the fun-loving chimp has to get serious about the mission at hand: Rid a far-away planet of their nefarious leader. Fortunately for Ham III, two of his simian peers are along for the ride.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 3 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    Stylized artwork, similar to the opening credits, plays during the entire end credit sequence.

    Goofs: We know about 12 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: When Miranda and Steve are talking by her apartment door on New Years Eve, the deadbolt lock changes from open to closed several times without being touched.

    Trivia: There are 1 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • Fittingly, the teaser ad for this movie premiered on June 20th 2008 during a Fox broadcast of another Monkey in Space movie – 2001s remake of “Planet of the Apes”.


Kung Fu Panda


Category: Animation
All Genres: Animation, Action, Comedy, Family
Release Year: 2008
Country: USA
Runtime: 92
Rating: 8.3 (0)
Languages: English
Director: Mark OsborneJohn Stevenson
Sound: SDDS, Sonics-DDP, Dolby Digital, DTS
Taglines:

  • Prepare for awesomeness.
  • Experience the pandamonium in IMAX
  • Summertime is Pandatime.

  • Writing by: Jonathan Aibel – (screenplay) &
    Glenn Berger – (screenplay)
    Ethan Reiff – (story) &
    Cyrus Voris – (story)

    Produced by: Jonathan Aibel – co-producer
    Glenn Berger – co-producer
    Melissa Cobb – producer
    Kristina Reed – associate producer

    Cast: Jack Black – Po (voice)
    Dustin Hoffman – Shifu (voice)
    Angelina Jolie – Tigress (voice)
    Ian McShane – Tai Lung (voice)
    Jackie Chan – Monkey (voice)
    Seth Rogen – Mantis (voice)
    Lucy Liu – Viper (voice)
    David Cross – Crane (voice)
    Randall Duk Kim – Oogway (voice)
    James Hong – Mr. Ping (voice)
    Dan Fogler – Zeng (voice)

    Music: John Powell Hans Zimmer
    Official Website: Visit Website


    Plot Outline: Po the Panda is the laziest animals in all of the Valley of Peace, but unwittingly becomes the chosen one when enemies threaten their way of life.
    Plot: Its the story about a lazy, irreverent slacker panda, named Po, who is the biggest fan of Kung Fu around…which doesnt exactly come in handy while working every day in his familys noodle shop. Unexpectedly chosen to fulfill an ancient prophecy, Pos dreams become reality when he joins the world of Kung Fu and studies alongside his idols, the legendary Furious Five — Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey — under the leadership of their guru, Master Shifu. But before they know it, the vengeful and treacherous snow leopard Tai Lung is headed their way, and its up to Po to defend everyone from the oncoming threat. Can he turn his dreams of becoming a Kung Fu master into reality? Po puts his heart – and his girth – into the task, and the unlikely hero ultimately finds that his greatest weaknesses turn out to be his greatest strengths.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 3 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    Stylized artwork, similar to the opening credits, plays during the entire end credit sequence.

    Goofs: We know about 5 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Factual errors: Nathan is seen wearing a blue shirt under his white uniform. A teammate is wearing a white undershirt. In the rules of national high school basketball, it is illegal for teammates to have different colored undershirts as well as having a color that is not the same as their uniform.

    Trivia: There are 11 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • The individual fighting styles of the Furious Five members (Crane, Mantis, Tiger, Monkey and Viper) are actual martial art styles modeled after the particular animals.
    • The Kung Fu/ Wu-xia convention where attacks on the correct nerve/ Chi points can cause paralysis and other effects is adopted although it is not explained in the film, and the jade figurine topped sticks on the shell worn on the imprisoned Tai Lung are positioned at the traditional Chi energy points of the body. The sticks are intended to keep the villain from accessing the power from those points, which is why he was first concerned about removing them before attempting to break his chains.
    • Shifus Chinese name, as shown in the end credits, means “Teacher-Master” (“Shi-fu” in Pinyin transliteration). Sifu is a red panda, but with a lot more white fur than red.


"Family Guy"


Category: Animation
All Genres: Animation, Comedy
Release Year: 1999
Country: USA
Runtime: 22
Rating: 9.1 (0)
Languages: English
Director: Scott Derrickson
Sound: Dolby SR
Taglines:

  • Dont Die Laughing. We Could Get Sued (Season 4).
  • Freakin Sweet
  • If You Can Read This, Then "Family Guy" is Back on Air (Season 4)
  • On May 1st, We Get Reborn (Season 4)…
  • Parental Discretion Advised, thats how you know its good
  • UnCut, Un-PC & Unsuitable for Kids

  • Writing by: David Scarpa – writer

    Produced by: Paul Harris Boardman – producer
    Gregory Goodman – producer
    Erwin Stoff – producer

    Cast: Seth MacFarlane – Peter Griffin / … (110 episodes, 1999-2008)
    Alex Borstein – Lois Griffin / … (109 episodes, 1999-2008)
    Seth Green – Chris Griffin / … (108 episodes, 1999-2008)
    Mila Kunis – Meg Griffin / … (96 episodes, 1999-2008)
    Mike Henry – Cleveland Brown / … (90 episodes, 1999-2008)
    Danny Smith – Various / … (59 episodes, 1999-2007)
    Patrick Warburton – Joe Swanson / … (59 episodes, 1999-2008)
    Lori Alan – Diane Simmons / … (48 episodes, 1999-2007)
    Adam West – Mayor Adam West / … (34 episodes, 2000-2007)
    John Viener – Various / … (34 episodes, 2005-2007)
    Phil LaMarr – Judge / … (33 episodes, 1999-2007)

    Music: Tyler Bates
    Official Website: Visit Website


    Plot Outline: In a wacky Rhode Island town, a dysfunctional family strive to cope with everyday life as they are thrown from one crazy scenario to another.
    Plot: The Griffin household includes two teenagers, a cynical dog who is smarter than everyone else, and a mutant baby who makes numerous attempts to eradicate his parents and siblings. Heading up this eclectic household is Peter Griffin. Peter does his best to do whats right for the family, but along the way, he makes mistakes that are the stuff of legends.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 7 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    During the end credits of “love thy trophy” there is a scene parodying “trainspotting” in which baby Stewie hallucinates after becoming addicted to pancakes.

    Goofs: We know about 6 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Factual errors: The final screen of end credits for each episode contains a standard disclaimer about all characters being fictitious. In the second season episodes, this is misspelled “ficticious”.

    Trivia: There are 40 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • The characters of Peter and Brian are very similar to Larry and Steve from the shorts The Life of Larry (1995) and Larry & Steve (1996), which feature a moronic man who adopts a talking dog and puts the dog through hell, and were both written and directed by Seth MacFarlane
    • Before Seth MacFarlane created the idea of a regular half-hour series, he conceived of the Griffin family appearing as characters in animated shorts to appear on "Mad TV" (1995). Many of the regular voice actors (including Alex Borstein, Phil LaMarr, Debra Wilson and Nicole Sullivan) are Mad TV alumni. Alex Borstein was the first cast on this show and is the only “official” cast member as the voice of Lois Griffin.
    • “Quahog,” the name of the Griffins hometown, is also the name of an edible clam. The bar the characters frequently visit, “The Drunken Clam”, is a reference to this.


The Incredibles


Category: Animation
All Genres: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Release Year: 2004
Country: USA
Runtime: 115
Rating: 4.7 (0)
Languages: Spanish, English, French
Director: Brad Bird
Sound: DTS-ES, Dolby Digital EX, SDDS
Taglines:

  • Do hero, ek awaaz!! (Hindi-language version)
  • Save The Day
  • On November 5th Expect The Incredible
  • Twice the hero he used to be
  • Super cool
  • No gut, no glory
  • Socker Mom

  • Writing by: Brad Bird – (written by)

    Produced by: John Lasseter – executive producer
    Kori Rae – associate producer
    Katherine Sarafian – assistant producer
    John Walker – producer

    Cast: Craig T. Nelson – Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible (voice)
    Holly Hunter – Helen Parr / Elastigirl (voice)
    Samuel L. Jackson – Lucius Best / Frozone (voice)
    Jason Lee – Buddy Pine / Syndrome (voice)
    Dominique Louis – Bomb Voyage (voice)
    Teddy Newton – Newsreel Narrator (voice)
    Jean Sincere – Mrs. Hogenson (voice)
    Eli Fucile – Jack Jack Parr (voice)
    Maeve Andrews – Jack Jack Parr (voice)
    Wallace Shawn – Gilbert Huph (voice)
    Spencer Fox – Dashiell Dash Parr (voice)

    Music: Michael Giacchino
    Official Website: Visit Website


    Plot Outline: A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.
    Plot: Mr. Incredible (A.K.A. Bob Parr), and his wife Helen (A.K.A. Elastigirl), are the worlds greatest famous crime-fighting superheroes in Metroville. Always saving lives and battling evil on a daily basis. But fifteen years later, they have been forced to adopt civilian identities and retreat to the suburbs where they have no choice but to retire of being a superhero and force to live a “normal life” with their three children Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack (who were secretly born with superpowers). Itching to get back into action, Bob gets his chance when a mysterious communication summons him to a remote island for a top secret assignment. He soon discovers that it will take a super family effort to rescue the world from total destruction.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 2 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    Production Babies are listed.

    Goofs: We know about 19 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: The zipper on the travel bag is on the far end away from Helen on the plane, but she unzips it from the other direction.

    Trivia: There are 82 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • In the teaser trailer, a small headline at the top of the framed TV Guide on Mr. Incredibles wall reads, “Kevin OBrien: First Artist on the Moon.” Kevin OBrien is a storyboard artist for the movie.
    • As with other Pixar productions, the original trailer for this film featured animation made specially for the trailer and not appearing in the final film. It was directed by Brad Bird 18 months before the release of the movie.
    • To record the Henry Mancini- and John Barry-inspired jazz-orchestra score, composer Michael Giacchino eschewed modern digital multi-track recording and returned to the analog recording methods used for jazz-orchestra recordings in the 1960s. “We were just like, Forget that, lets throw everyone in the room, lets pretend we only have three microphones, and lets get it right. Lets just do it.”


Fantasia


Category: Animation
All Genres: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Music
Release Year: 1940
Country: USA
Runtime: 120
Rating: 8.8 (0)
Languages: English
Director: James AlgarSamuel ArmstrongFord BeebeNorman FergusonJim HandleyT. HeeWilfred JacksonHamilton LuskeBill RobertsPaul SatterfieldBen Sharpsteen
Sound: 4-Track Stereo, 70 mm 6-Track, Dolby, Fantasound, Mono, Mono
Taglines:

  • Superb! Enthralling! Amazing! Walt Disneys Incomparable FANTASIA
  • Walt Disneys Technicolor FEATURE triumph
  • Hear the pictures! See the music!
  • All the BEAUTY…All the DELIGHT…All the EXCITEMENT of the worlds greatest music!
  • Fantasia Will Amazia! (1942 re-release)

  • Writing by: Lee Blair – (segment "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor") (story development) &
    Elmer Plummer – (segment "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor") (story development) &
    Phil Dike – (segment "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor") (story development)
    Sylvia Moberly-Holland – (segment "The Nutcracker Suite") (story development) &
    Norman Wright – (segment "The Nutcracker Suite") (story development) &
    Albert Heath – (segment "The Nutcracker Suite") (story development) &
    Bianca Majolie – (segment "The Nutcracker Suite") (story development) &
    Graham Heid – (segment "The Nutcracker Suite") (story development)
    Perce Pearce – (segment "The Sorcerers Apprentice") (story development) &
    Carl Fallberg – (segment "The Sorcerers Apprentice") (story development)
    William Martin – (segment "Rite of Spring") (story development and research) &
    Leo Thiele – (segment "Rite of Spring") (story development and research) &
    Robert Sterner – (segment "Rite of Spring") (story development and research) &
    John McLeish – (segment "Rite of Spring") (story development and research) (as John Fraser McLeish)
    Otto Englander – (segment "The Pastoral Symphony") (story development) &
    Webb Smith – (segment "The Pastoral Symphony") (story development) &
    Erdman Penner – (segment "The Pastoral Symphony") (story development) &
    Joseph Sabo – (segment "The Pastoral Symphony") (story development) &
    Bill Peet – (segment "The Pastoral Symphony") (story development) &
    Vernon Stallings – (segment "The Pastoral Symphony") (story development) (as George Stallings)
    Campbell Grant – (segment "Night on Bald Mountain/Ave Maria") (story development) &
    Arthur Heinemann – (segment "Night on Bald Mountain/Ave Maria") (story development) &
    Phil Dike – (segment "Night on Bald Mountain/Ave Maria") (story development)

    Produced by: Walt Disney – producer
    Ben Sharpsteen – producer (uncredited)

    Cast: Leopold Stokowski – Himself (Conductor, The Philadelphia Orchestra)
    Deems Taylor – Narrator (1940 original)
    Julietta Novis – Soloist (segment "Ave Maria") (voice)
    Corey Burton – Narrator: Deems Taylor overdubs (2000 restoration) (voice) (uncredited)
    Walt Disney – Mickey Mouse (segment "The Sorcerers Apprentice") (voice) (uncredited)
    James MacDonald – Percussionist (uncredited)
    Paul J. Smith – Violinist (uncredited)

    Music: Antonio Pinto
    Official Website: Visit Website


    Plot Outline: A collection of animated interpretations of great works of Western classical music.
    Plot: Disney animators set pictures to Western classical music as Leopold Stokowski conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra. “The Sorcerers Apprentice” features Mickey Mouse as an aspiring magician who oversteps his limits. “The Rite of Spring” tells the story of evolution, from single-celled animals to the death of the dinosaurs. “Dance of the Hours” is a comic ballet performed by ostriches, hippos, elephants, and alligators. “Night on Bald Mountain” and “Ave Maria” set the forces of darkness and light against each other as a devilish revel is interrupted by the coming of a new day.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 3 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    The roadshow cut shows the title card at the intermission rather than the beginning, as on most prints.

    Goofs: We know about 4 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: In the “Sorcerers Apprentice” sequence, as Mickey Mouse waves his hands in front of him to make the broom come to life, his sleeves spill over his hands. It then cuts to his shadow on the wall, where his hands are fully exposed.

    Trivia: There are 43 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • Igor Stravinsky, the composer of the “Rite of Spring” (who, until 1971, was the only one of the composers still living whose music was featured in the film) hated Leopold Stokowskis re-orchestration and re-organization of the piece (the original order of the sections was jumbled, and two of them were completely left out of the Disney version).
    • Disney digitally re-recorded the soundtrack for the 1982 re-release because the original Leopold Stokowski soundtrack from 1940 sounded dated and very limited in fidelity. But for the 1990 50th Anniversary release, Disney reverted to the original soundtrack from 1940, which they cleaned up as best as possible (although the limited fidelity could not be corrected) and this is the soundtrack the film has today.
    • The 2000 restoration was the first time the longer, so-called roadshow version of the film was seen after the initial release. This version contains much longer interstitials from Deems Taylor explaining what will be seen. The picture of these segments was easy to find and was cleaned up, since most of them were used in the 1990 restoration, but the soundtrack for the segments that had not been seen since the 1940s either could not be found or was in terrible shape. After much debate, actor Corey Burton was called in to dub all of Taylors speeches, including the “Sound Track” sequence halfway through the picture.


"Avatar: The Last Airbender"


Category: Animation
All Genres: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Release Year: 2005
Country: USA
Runtime: 30
Rating: 4.4 (0)
Languages: English
Director: Terry Gilliam
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Taglines:

  • The Avatar Returns
  • The Crossroads of Destiny
  • The Avatar and the Firelord
  • The Awakening
  • Welcome to the Inferno

  • Writing by: Ehren Kruger – (written by)

    Produced by: Daniel Bobker – producer
    Michel Cheyko – associate producer (as Mishka Cheyko)
    Jonathan Gordon – executive producer
    Chris McGurk – executive producer
    Jake Myers – co-producer
    Andrew Rona – executive producer
    Charles Roven – producer
    John D. Schofield – executive producer
    Michael Solinger – co-producer
    Bob Weinstein – executive producer
    Harvey Weinstein – executive producer

    Cast: Mae Whitman – Katara / … (55 episodes, 2005-2008)
    Zach Tyler – Aang / … (54 episodes, 2005-2008)
    Jack De Sena – Sokka / … (52 episodes, 2005-2008)
    Dee Bradley Baker – Appa / … (48 episodes, 2005-2007)
    Dante Basco – Prince Zuko / … (45 episodes, 2005-2008)
    Jessie Flower – Toph / … (33 episodes, 2005-2008)
    Mako – Uncle / … (29 episodes, 2005-2007)
    Grey DeLisle – Azula / … (17 episodes, 2006-2008)
    Olivia Hack – Ty Lee / … (15 episodes, 2006-2008)
    Cricket Leigh – Mai / … (11 episodes, 2006-2008)
    Jim Meskimen – Additional Voices / … (10 episodes, 2005-2008)

    Music: Dario Marianelli
    Official Website: Visit Website


    Plot Outline: When the hostile Fire Nation threatens to enslave the Water, Earth, and Air Nations, a reluctant and…
    Plot: When the hostile Fire Nation threatens to enslave the Water, Earth, and Air Nations, a reluctant and irresponsible boy must face his destiny as the Avatar, the Chosen One who can restore the world order. This new animated series centers on twelve-year-old Aang, who must forgo his selfish wandering to learn to master his latent powers over the four elements. Only then can he conquer the Firebenders, the evil magi who threaten the world.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 4 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    Terry Gilliam and Tony Grisoni are credited as “Dress Pattern Makers”, a reference to their uncredited rewrite of Ehren Krugers script.

    Goofs: We know about 14 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: The spell book in the castle changes position on the table.

    Trivia: There are 10 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • The movements that Earth Benders use to control the earth are based on the Hung Gar style of Kung Fu.
    • The Fire Bender movements are designed after Northern Shaolin Kung Fu.
    • The Water Bender movements are designed after Tai Chi.


Ratatouille


Category: Animation
All Genres: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Release Year: 2007
Country: USA
Runtime: 111
Rating: 4.4 (0)
Languages: English, French
Director: Brad BirdJan Pinkava
Sound: DTS-ES, Dolby Digital EX, SDDS
Taglines:

  • Dinner is served… Summer 2007
  • Hes dying to become a chef.
  • A comedy with great taste.

  • Writing by: Brad Bird – screenplay and
    Jan Pinkava – story &
    Jim Capobianco – original screenplay &
    Brad Bird – story
    Emily Cook – (additional story material) &
    Kathy Greenberg – (additional story material) &
    Bob Peterson – (additional story material)

    Produced by: John Lasseter – executive producer
    Brad Lewis – producer
    Andrew Stanton – executive producer
    Galyn Susman – associate producer

    Cast: Patton Oswalt – Remy (voice)
    Ian Holm – Skinner (voice)
    Lou Romano – Linguini (voice)
    Brian Dennehy – Django (voice)
    Peter Sohn – Emile (voice)
    Peter OToole – Anton Ego (voice)
    Brad Garrett – Gusteau (voice)
    Janeane Garofalo – Colette (voice)
    Will Arnett – Horst (voice)
    Julius Callahan – Lalo / Francois (voice)
    James Remar – Larousse (voice)

    Music: Michael Giacchino
    Official Website: Visit Website


    Plot Outline: Remy is a young rat in the French countryside who arrives in Paris, only to find out that his cooking idol is dead. When he makes an unusual alliance with a restaurants new garbage boy, the culinary and personal adventures begin despite Remys familys skepticism and the rat-hating world of humans.
    Plot: A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his familys wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the sewers of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero, Auguste Gusteau. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unlikely – and certainly unwanted – visitor in the kitchen of a fine French restaurant, Remys passion for cooking soon sets into motion a hilarious and exciting rat race that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 5 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    Every single Pixar employee–including those who did not work on the film–is listed somewhere in the credits.

    Goofs: We know about 7 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Incorrectly regarded as goofs: Gusteaus restaurant was said to have attained a five-star rating previously, yet the French guides dont go any higher then three stars. This detail was most likely deliberately ignored by the producers because many international audiences are used to hotel ratings that go up to five stars, and would not have understood that a three-star rating is the ultimate culinary honor in France.

    Trivia: There are 30 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • At the start of the teaser trailer, the pedestrian bridge in the foreground is the easily recognizable Pont des Arts. Drawing a line from the bridge to the Eiffel Tower places the fictional restaurant right across the river Seine from the Louvre, directly south-west of Pont du Carousel. Paris has been slightly remodeled though since Musйe dOrsay, seen to the east (left) of the restaurant, should be about 500 meters to the west along the river.
    • The animation team worked alongside chef Thomas Keller at his restaurant French Laundry in order to learn the art of cooking. Mr. Keller also appears in a cameo role as the voice of a patron at Gusteaus.
    • Michael Warch, the manager of sets and layout, holds a culinary degree.


"The Simpsons"


Category: Animation
All Genres: Animation, Comedy
Release Year: 1989
Country: USA
Runtime: 22
Rating: 8 (0)
Languages: English, Spanish, Albanian, French, Japanese, German, Russian, Hindi, Swahili, Italian, Swedish, Turkish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Hebrew, Arabic, Klingon, Bengali
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Sound: Dolby, Stereo
Taglines:

  • On Your Marks, Get Set, DOh!
  • Putting the Fun back in Dysfunctional!
  • Just a product of society thats lost its good manners.

  • Writing by: Neil Gaiman – (screenplay) &
    Roger Avary – (screenplay)
    Anonymous – (epic poem "Beowulf")

    Produced by: Roger Avary – executive producer
    Steve Bing – producer
    Steven J. Boyd – co-producer (as Steven Boyd)
    Neil Gaiman – executive producer
    Buzz Hays – stereoscopic 3D producer
    Jacqueline M. Lopez – associate producer
    Josh McLaglen – associate producer
    Jack Rapke – producer
    Roger Roberts – executive producer
    Martin Shafer – executive producer
    Steve Starkey – producer
    Peter M. Tobyansen – line producer
    Robert Zemeckis – producer

    Cast: Dan Castellaneta – Homer Simpson / … (419 episodes, 1989-2008)
    Julie Kavner – Marge Simpson / … (419 episodes, 1989-2008)
    Nancy Cartwright – Bart Simpson / … (419 episodes, 1989-2008)
    Yeardley Smith – Lisa Simpson / … (419 episodes, 1989-2008)
    Harry Shearer – Ned Flanders / … (418 episodes, 1989-2008)
    Hank Azaria – Chief Wiggum / … (410 episodes, 1989-2008)
    Pamela Hayden – Milhouse Van Houten / … (343 episodes, 1989-2008)
    Tress MacNeille – Agnes Skinner / … (293 episodes, 1990-2008)
    Karl Wiedergott – Additional Voices / … (186 episodes, 1998-2008)
    Maggie Roswell – Maude Flanders / … (160 episodes, 1990-2008)
    Marcia Wallace – Edna Krabappel / … (146 episodes, 1990-2008)

    Music: Alan Silvestri
    Official Website: Visit Website


    Plot Outline: The satiric adventures of a working class family in the misfit city of Springfield.
    Plot: The Simpsons is an animated Sitcom about the antics of a dysfunctional family called the simpsons (surprise surprise). Homer is the oafish unhealthy beer loving father, Marge is the hardworking homemaker wife, Bart is the ten year old underachiever (and proud of it), Lisa is the unappreciated eight year old genius, and Maggie is the cute, pacifier loving silent infant. There are 400 episodes to date

    Crazy Credits: We know about 12 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    Many of the episodes include in-jokes during the credits, the Halloween specials change the cast and crews names to sound more morbid (E.g. Grave-Yeardly Smith). Sometimes the end credits theme is variated into something more thematic to the episode or spoofing a famous TV show or movie theme. The Gracie Films logo may have its music changed to match the episodes theme, and a character may be saying something comical during the end credits.

    Goofs: We know about 29 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Incorrectly regarded as goofs: … almost everything. This is a comedy animation series, and while efforts are certainly made to create a vaguely consistent setting in which mostly consistent characters live and work, the emphasis is clearly on laughs. Individual episodes must be consistent within themselves, but rigid continuity between episodes is unnecessary. Indeed, additional humor has been wrung, during the life of the show, from the very fact that the episodes are inconsistent with each other. No further “In one episode they say… but then in another episode they say…” goofs can be accepted.

    Trivia: There are 165 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • On 17 January 2003, Fox announced that it had renewed the show until 2005 and its 16th season. This will make the series the longest running comedy series in US TV history save for "Saturday Night Live" (1975), and it will have beaten the previous record holder for longest-running prime-time animated series ("The Flintstones" (1960)) by a full 10 years.
    • The Simpsons is the longest-running spin-off series of all time, and the most successful spin-off compared to its “parent” series, beating out "The Tracey Ullman Show" (1987) by 17 years.
    • In 1997, The Simpsons broke "The Flintstones" (1960) record for longest-running prime time animated TV show. The show also holds the record for most guest stars in a television series.