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April 30, 2008

Spiderwick's Blu-ray Details

Paramount Home Entertainment has uncovered the full disc specs for The Spiderwick Chronicles on Blu-ray Disc, the first day-and-date with DVD release from the studio in their Blu-ray market re-entry.

Available on June 24, The Spiderwick Chronicles on Blu-ray will be presented in widescreen 1080p video and 5.1 Dolby TrueHD audio.

Paramount is using supplemental material from the two-disc special edition DVD set to fill up the Blu-ray version as all features will be ported over. They will not, however, be presented in high definition. The full list is as follows. (themanroom.com)

* Spiderwick: It's All True! featurette
* It's a Spiderwick World! featurette
* Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide featurette
* Spiderwick: Meet the Clan! featurette
* Making Spiderwick! featurette
* The Magic of Spiderwick! featurette
* A Final Word of Advice! featurette
* 4 Additional Scenes
* 8 TV Spots
* 2 Trailers

Posted by dschnee at 7:32 AM

April 24, 2008

Viva Chihuahua... Noo Mas!

I spent this past week helping complete another Disney marketing project for Beverly Hills Chihuahua... this one, titled "Manifesto" will debut directly to interwebs via youtube. Get ready for quality viral marketing coming to a computer screen near you soon.

All told, we worked on this spot for a few short weeks, there were 15 shots, and on the comp side of things there were 5 compositors including me, and we finished it up in just a few days comp time... Not too shabby.

There will be a couple more marketing spots coming up... I'll throw some of this on here as they come online, I imagine the trailer for Beverly Hills Chihuahua will show up in HD on Apple.com, and I'll be able to embed that 'Manifesto' spot here on the blog. I know, this is exciting... stay tooned, ;)

Posted by dschnee at 9:41 PM

April 23, 2008

Enchanted Sequel On Fast Track?

A foxy little birdie cheeped in my ear – the good one, the other one’s clogged with wax - this morning that Disney is developing a sequel to its staggeringly-successful “Enchanted” – and the production has inched forward significantly in the past month or two, as a direct result of those smashing DVD sales.

How does she knoooooooow?....

This one probably doesn’t need its source fingerprinted or lie-detected, let’s leave it at that.
But really, did anyone expect the House of Mouse not to forge ahead with a follow-up to one of its biggest hits of 2007?
Nah, me either – if a cow is there to be milked, it need look into some teat cream, it’s bound to be tugged a few more times.

Kevin Lima, the chap behind the original, has apparently already spoken to Disney about the sequel. It’s not yet known whether the sequel will reunite Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey – though, if the price is right, it probably will – or fix on a new bunch of characters (who’ll leave toon-town for the bright lights, big city of modern-day America). "That's what the guts of the discussions are about at the moment", we're told. "More soon. Promise".

Something should emerge in the trades soonish, by the sounds… (moviehole.net)

Posted by dschnee at 12:05 AM

April 22, 2008

Cloverfield DVD Released!

Get out there to your favorite general store and pick up your version or versions of the Cloverfield DVD... I think I'm grabbing mine at Target, it looks like you get a unique cover and it comes with that Rob's Party Mix CD.

See Also:Monster film Cloverfield will play even better when watched at home, according to its producer JJ Abrams. (bbc.co.uk)

See Also, Also:www.cloverfieldfiles.com/ - this is semi-slick, you can solve simple puzzles or trivia to unlock 15 more Cloverfield videos and material that's not on the DVD...


Target = Rob's Party Mix CD (Only Available In Stores)
Best Buy = TJ Miller's 30min Video Diary Bonus DVD
Austrailia's EzyDVD = Limited-Edition Collector's Tin
Futureshop = Exclusive 'Steelbook' Packaging (HMV, FYE, & Suncoast sells the steel case version as well)
Play.com = Exclusive Cover Edition
Amazon.com = Standard Version
Borders = Exclusive Booklet

See Also, Also, Also: CloverfieldClues.blogspot.com has put up a Cloverfield DVD Buyers Guide with some big images of a few versions, fancy that.

Posted by dschnee at 6:47 AM

April 20, 2008

Cloverfield DVD exclusive video "Subway Parasites"

Another featurette from the DVD out this Tuesday, this one showcases some of the parasite work during the subway sequence... cool beans.

Posted by dschnee at 9:19 PM

April 18, 2008

The Spiderwick Chronicles on DVD June 24th

spiderwick2discr1art.jpgDVD Details

2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (English, French, Spanish),
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Closed Captioned; Most Extras Subtitled
Release Date: June 24, 2008
Two single-sided discs (DVD-9 & DVD-5)
Suggested Retail Price: $39.99
Black Keepcase in Embossed Cardboard Slipcover
Also available in 1-Disc Widescreen DVD, 2-Disc Special Edition Widescreen DVD, and on On Blu-ray Disc

Special Features:
Disc 1:
Spiderwick: It's All True!
It's A Spiderwick World
Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide

Disc 2:
Spiderwick: Meet the Clan
Making Spiderwick
The Magic of Spiderwick!
A Final Word of Advice...
Deleted Scenes And More!

Posted by dschnee at 6:52 AM

April 17, 2008

Creating the Monster: Cloverfield VFX Video

Here is a video from IGN.com a clip from the DVD(out next week, April 22nd), it showcases some of our monster work, contains some interviews from some of the artists involved and from our VFX supervisor, Eric Leven.

Posted by dschnee at 5:33 AM

April 15, 2008

Beverly Hills Chihuahua One Sheet

aka South of the Border...

Looks like they have moved the release date from August 8th, to September 26th.

In the Disney comedy, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, a pampered Beverly Hills Chihuahua named Chloe (voice of Drew Barrymore) finds herself accidentally lost in the mean streets of Mexico without a day spa or Rodeo Drive boutique anywhere in sight. Now alone for the first time in her spoiled life, she must rely on some unexpected new friends including a street-hardened German Shepherd named Delgado (voice of Andy Garcia) and an amorous pup named Papi (voice of George Lopez)-to lend her a paw and help her to find her inner strength on their incredible journey back home.

Garcia is playing a German shepherd who was kicked off the police force because he lost his sense of smell and has now given up on life. Hayek is Chloe's spirit guide who helps her find her true heritage. Lopez is Papi, a macho romantic Chihuahua who will do anything for the love of Chloe.

Posted by dschnee at 6:33 AM

April 13, 2008

Ohhhver with Chihuahua! + Red Cliff

We put forth our final efforts this past Saturday trying to polish off the remains of this crazy Disney marketing Trailer for Beverly Hills Chihuahua. I'm so glad it's over, please no more... no more Chihuahua's, Ohh Papi why...

Sounds like Disney is marketing the dog drool out of this one, there are more marketing projects coming up, and the trailer we just finished up is set to run before the following movies:

May 16 Prince Caspian
June 20 The Love Guru
June 27 WALL.E
July 11 Meet Dave
July 18 Space Chimps
July 25 Step Brothers
August 1 Swing Vote
August 8 Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2

It's just dandy, if you happen to catch this one in the theater I apologize in advance. :)

+Red Cliff? We are performing some 911 work on John Woo's ancient Chinese period epic based on the The Battle of Red Cliff. I'm going to help out on this for a short time before moving back onto some more Disney marketing projects... In the meantime check out the Trailer below:

See Also:
Red Cliff wiki
Red Cliff imdb

Posted by dschnee at 8:15 PM

April 9, 2008

Cloverfield No. 1 at the Japanese boxoffice!

Monster Japan bow for 'Cloverfield'
Paramount thriller tops box office with $2.6 million

TOKYO -- Monster pic "Cloverfield" hit No. 1 at the Japanese weekend B.O., following its April 5 bow on 235 screens. The pic earned 26.4 million yen ($2.6 million) Saturday and Sunday. This was 30.2% more than "Dreamgirls," which opened on 287 screens and finished with $19.3 million and only 1.2% less than "Babel," which bowed on 351 screens and ended with $20 million.

Helmer Matt Reeves, producer J.J. Abrams and members of the pic's cast and staff came to Japan to tubthump for the pic. Also distrib Paramount mounted an intensive campaign centered on the Web, which succeeded in drawing the target teens and twenties demo, as well as dating couples.

Paramount accordingly expects "Cloverfield," which was inspired by "Godzilla" and other Japanese monster epics, to hit the $20 million mark.

For comparison, here are some other opening weekends in Japan from BoxOfficeMojo: (cloverfieldclues.blogspot.com)

The Golden Compass . $8,001,868
Jumper ............. $4,618,372
Enchanted .......... $4,423,304
Sweeney Todd ....... $3,729,116
Cloverfield ........ $2,580,377
American Gangster .. $1,702,284
Vantage Point ...... $1,482,229
The Water Horse .... $510,516
28 Weeks Later ..... $344,374

Posted by dschnee at 10:57 PM

April 7, 2008

Cloverfield DVD Stuph Galore

Where were YOU when the Cloverfield monster hit?

Target will have an Exclusive Cloverfield Rob's Goin' to Japan Party Mix CD bundled with the DVD that includes the following tracks:

1. OK GO * Here It Goes Again
2. Goldfrapp * Ooh La La
3. Coconut Records * West Coast
4. Scissors for Lefty * Got Your Moments
5. The Vapors * Turning Japanese
6. Parliament * Give Up The Funk
7. Of Montreal * Wraith Pinned To The Mist
8. The Blood Arm * Do I Have Your Attention?
9. Bright Eyes * Four Winds

Best Buy will be offering a bonus disc entitled "TJ Miller's Video Diary". It will include nearly 30-minutes of behind-the-scenes footage with T.J. Miller - the talkative, and resilient, camera operator of the film. (bestbuy.com)

"Austrailia's EzyDVD will have an Limited-Edition Collector's Tin, which will be available Thursday, 22 May 2008. They are also listing a 2-disc collector's set which will also be available the same date. It's interesting that Cloverfield premiered in Australia one day before the US, but they will get their DVD a month later." (cloverfieldclues.blogspot.com)

read More here

One Cloverfield DVD TV SPOT:

and a Cloverfield Featurette: I Saw It! It's Alive! It's Huge!

Official press release:

HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. - Discover more clues and unravel the mystery of producer J.J. Abrams' and director Matt Reeves' monster hit when "CLOVERFIELD" smashes its way onto DVD April 22, 2008 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Earning over $80 million at the domestic box office, "CLOVERFIELD" thrilled critics and audiences alike with its shocking, first-person video account of a horrifying attack on Manhattan by an unknown-and seemingly unstoppable-force. Called "a true milestone" (Harry Knowles, Aint It Cool News), "a real jolt" (Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune) and "a giant shot of adrenaline" (Leonard Maltin, "Entertainment Tonight"), "CLOVERFIELD" delivers "a terrific movie, filled with spectacle" (Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle). The "CLOVERFIELD" DVD features revealing bonus material including alternate endings, deleted scenes, "The Making of "CLOVERFIELD"", a look at the visual effects, commentary by director Matt Reeves and more.

The Cloverfield DVD and all of the various exclusives will become available nationwide on April 22nd, 2008.

Posted by dschnee at 8:48 PM