The new concept art for “Avengers: Age of Ultron” was one of the buzziest reveals during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. The monster film isn’t hitting theaters until May of 2015, leaving many fans shifting in their seats with anticipation. And unless you want to pull a Steve Rogers and freeze yourself in some ice until May, you’re going to have to tough it up and wait.
But fear not, Marvel fans! You can satisfy your Avengers cravings with “Iron Man & Captain America: Heroes United”.
The occasionally volatile team of Captain America and Iron Man have united in this animated adventure to take down the Red Skull and his trigger man, Taskmaster. Together Captain America and Iron Man attempt to stop them from unleashing a Hydra army, essentially doing what these heroes know best: saving the world.
Voice actors Adrian Pasdar and Roger Craig reprise their roles as Iron Man and Captain America, and Clancy Brown enters the Marvel universe as Taskmaster.
“Iron Man & Captain America: Heroes United” is available today through Digital HD, On-Demand and Disney Movies.
Will you be catching the film? Let us know in the comments!
Out on DVD today is Littlest Pet Shop: Little Pets, Big Adventures. This DVD collection is based on the popular Littlest Pet Shop toy brand from Hasbro. The series first debuted on The Hub TV network back in November and now the half-hour series is available to own.
The story follows Blythe Baxter, a young girl who loves fashion and designing clothes. When she and her dad move to a new apartment located above the Littlest Pet Shop store, Blythe suddenly discovers that she has the uncanny ability to communicate with the animals. This sets the stage up for some unique adventures as Blythe learns to adjust to her new surroundings, deal with a clique of “mean girls”, and relates to the eccentric pet shop owner, Mrs. Twombly.
Like many animated series targeting towards children, we have the usual song and dance numbers that deal with self-confidence and friendship while providing a moralistic tone. However, this series does have enough stylization and narration to hold the attention of adult viewers. Especially those adult viewers who are constantly trying to find appropriate shows to share with their kids.
With an all-new original music by Daytime Emmy® Award nominee Daniel Ingram and the vocal talent of Ashleigh Ball, Tabitha St. Germain, Nicole Oliver and Peter New. Littlest Pet Shop: Little Pets, Big Adventures provides great family entertainment.
The DVD collection includes the following five episodes:
Blythe’s Big Adventure – Parts 1 & 2
Bad Hair Day
Penny For Your Laughs
The DVD also features bonus content that includes coloring, sheets, the all new featurette, ““A Look Behind The Pet Shop Doors”, and an offer for a virtual collectable pet through the Littlest Pet Shop game app.
To put it simply, “Frankenweenie” is the story about a boy and his dog. However, tales about boys and their dogs are often more than what they seem on the surface, and this latest effort from mastermind Tim Burton is no exception. This dark and stunningly visual stop-motion animation production in conjunction with Disney Studios is a joyous homage to all the things that are wonderful about childhood.
The story centers around Victor, a young boy with a penchant for scientific study who suddenly loses his beloved dog Sparky. Instead of accepting the loss, Victor decides to bring his dog back to life using the power of science, and that is when things take an uproariously hilarious turn. Shot in a noir-esque black & white tone, this film maintains the spirit of Tim Burton’s original 1984 short film while creating a new updated narrative that speaks to kids and adults of all ages. “Frankenweenie” is fun and engaging without being too dark and over the top for kids, but also maintains a nice storyline that can hold a parent’s interest, and doesn’t have a condescending vibe like many family and children’s oriented films seem to take these days.
The four disc Blu-Ray combo pack includes:
Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy
All New Original Short: “Captain Sparky vs The Flying Saucers”—An exciting all-new short featuring Victor and Sparky’s home movie.
“Miniatures In Motion: Bringing ‘Frankenweenie’ To Life”—Viewers get an in-depth tour of the London set that includes never-before-seen footage showcasing the hundreds of artists who worked on the film.
“Frankenweenie” Touring Exhibit—Allows audiences to explore the artistry of the film’s puppets, sets and props in a showcase that’s traveling the world.
“Frankenweenie” Original Live Action Short—Burton’s original live-action short film.
Music Video—“Pet Sematary” performed by Plain White T’s
“Frankenweenie” will be out on January 8th in a 4 disc Blu-Ray Combo pack. The movie from Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas”) features the voice talents of Emmy Award®-winner Catherine O’Hara, Tony Award®-winner Martin Short, Academy Award®-winner Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron, Conchata Ferrell and Golden Globe®-winner Winona Ryder.
GeekGirl World will be giving away 1 copy to one of our lucky Facebook friends. Just like our Facebook page and comment on our “Frankenweenie” contest post, then you are entered to win!
EDIT: (January 9, 2013) Our winner is Tiffany Nichole! Thank you all for entering and stay tuned for our next giveaway!
In the meantime, we have clips to share with you from the movie’s upcoming Blu-Ray release!
On what would have been the 65th Birthday of Queen’s lead singer, Freddie Mercury, Google decided to transform their logo in his honor. In true geek fashion, they turned Queen’s classic “Don’t Stop Me Now” into an animated wonderland with Freddie as the superhero he sings about in the song. As a music artist and member of the iconic British band, Freddie Mercury’s influence is still visible today in the likes of high profile popular artists from Lady Gaga (who took her stage name from the Queen song “Radio Ga Ga”) to the Foo Fighters.
Known for his larger than life stage presence and his four octave vocal range, Freddie Mercury was also an accomplished composer who wrote many of the songs that were featured on Queen’s 15 studio albums. He died on November 24, 1991 due to complications with AIDS.