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Monday - October 8, 2001
- Osmosis Jones DVD to Have Special Features
- Live Action Feature, Based on Anime Series, Coming to DVD
- Release Charts: Animated, Anime, and FX DVDs
- News Link of the Day - 'Snow White' to Make Digital Debut


Osmosis Jones DVD to Have Special Features
Osmosis Jones DVD(by digitalmediafx.com) Osmosis Jones, which bombed at the U.S. box office with only $13.6 million, is coming to DVD and VHS on November 13, 2001. Warner Bros. tried to pass the movie off as family entertainment, even editing it down after an initial PG-13 rating. Audiences still failed to respond as with several past animated Warner Bros. adventures, including the highly critical acclaimed The Iron Giant feature.

Despite the lack of success at the box office, Warner Bros. is going to extra lengths to include special features on the Osmosis Jones DVD. Here's a list of bonuses:

  • A "Voices Inside Frank's Head" commentary from the writer, animation director and producer.
  • The HBO First Look Special "Under the Microscope."
  • "Investigating the Vocal Cords" -- special behind-the-scenes look at the recording sessions.
  • Frank's Gross Anatomy -- a special menu feature.
  • Deleted Spleens (Scenes).
  • Cast biographies.
  • Theatrical trailer.
  • Special hidden features.

There will not be an option to only play the animated segments. Here's a quote from the Amazon.com review: "Osmosis Jones is about two-thirds animation and one-third live action, which is why two-thirds of the film is entertaining and funny, and one-third is not."

Click here to preorder the DVD or for more information.

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Live Action Feature, Based on Anime Series Coming to DVD
(by digitalmediafx.com) Bandai Entertainment Inc. today announced the home video release of G-Saviour exclusively on DVD.

G-Saviour is the first live action feature based on the popular Japanese animated series, "Mobile Suit Gundam." G-Saviour is set for home video release on Jan. 22, 2002 -- $29.98 SRP exclusively on DVD.

Universal Century 223 -- Humanity struggles to survive as wide spread famine spreads throughout the Earth and it's orbiting space settlements known as Sides. Ex-Congressional pilot, Mark Curran (Brennan Elliot) stumbles across a secret research project to produce a new energy source that could potentially end the severe food crisis. However, Congressional forces on Earth seek to suppress this discovery in order to maintain its control over the populace. Thrust into inevitable conflict, Curran must rely on the help of researcher, Cynthia Graves (Enuka Okuma), a secret organization known as the Illuminati, and an advance mobile suit called the G-Saviour in order to protect the energy source at all cost.

Recently celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise has spawned numerous animated television series, feature length films, action figures, model kits, comic books, merchandise, and apparel. The G-Saviour DVD features an interactive menu, Dolby Digital 5.1 Sound, a CG art gallery, Japanese language track, promotional spots, and trailer.

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Release Charts: Animated, Anime, and FX DVDs
(by digitalmediafx.com) Here are new animated, FX, and anime DVDs hitting store shelves tomorrow, including the much anticipated Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs DVD:

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937 - animated)
Scooby Doo and the Cyber Chase (2001 - animated)
Dragon Ball Z - The Saiyan Conflict (Boxed Set I - Episodes 1-25) (anime)
Dragon Ball Z - The Saiyan Conflict (Boxed Set I - Episodes 26-53) (anime)
The Irresponsible Captain Tylor - Complete OVA Collection - Vols 1-3 (anime)
The Irresponsible Captain Tylor - OVA Collection 3 (anime)
Sailor Moon - Movie Box Set (anime)
Tenchi Universe - Boxed Set (anime)
Yamamoto Yohko, Starship Girl - Complete OVA (anime)

Amazon.com is now accepting pre-orders for the Shrek 2-Disc DVD. Click here.
Amazon.com is now accepting pre-orders for the Final Fantasy DVD. Click here.
Amazon.com is also accepting pre-orders for The Phantom Menace DVD. Click here.

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News Link of the Day - 'Snow White' to Make Digital Debut

According to the Houston Chronicle:

"Perhaps hand-drawn animation, like Snow White herself, truly is the fairest of them all.

At a time when fancy computer work such as Shrek is stealing box-office thunder from hand-drawn traditionalism, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs returns, clearing the skies with its beauty, purity and innocence..."

Click here for the full story.

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