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Disney Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Robin Hood!

Disney's Robin Hood is Celebrating its 40th Anniversary with an all-new Blu-Ray Release

ToonBarn joins Disney in commemorating the 40th anniversary of one of our favorite animated classics of all time, Robin Hood, available on Blu-ray for the first time ever. Starting tomorrow, August 6, 2013, you too can experience all the fun, thrills and celebrated music (Academy Award® Nominated Music for Best Original Song “Love” in 1973) of this legendary adventure with perfect picture and sound!

ToonBarn has reviewed this Blu-Ray, so you can be assured that the quality of the digital remastering for this version is worth the price. The picture quality and sound has never been better! It’s so clear and clean.

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Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

Well, the day has finally arrived! For those of you who weren’t able to go to San Diego Comic-Con, TODAY is the first time Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox has ever been available on DVD or Blu-Ray. I highly recommend Blu-Ray, if you weren’t already leaning in that direction. Some of you may have already downloaded the movie from iTunes, when it became available on the digital format on July 19th (or 20th, depending on your timezone).

Regular Show: The Complete First and Second Seasons

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Sometimes I get the feeling that J.G. Quintel’s hit animated comedy-sitcom Regular Show isn’t getting its proper due. Don’t get me wrong, it’s very successful and is part of Cartoon Network’s current flock of headliners right alongside Adventure Time and The Amazing World of Gumball. But it’s the comparison that it invites that make people fail to appreciate Regular Show on its own true merits.

In the current state of kids’ programming, where shows are trying to emulate more mature storytelling by tackling several intertwining subplots (some of them hinting at topics that kids wouldn’t get yet) in a single episode, Regular Show starts to betray its name, because it’s far from being Regular.

Cartoon Network’s recent release of Regular Show: The Complete First and Second Seasons on Blu-Ray (and DVD!) lets you see that J.G. Quintel has masterfully woven episodes that are wound tightly upon a single plot thread. That’s not to say that there’s no complexity involved – there are nooks and crannies to every single episode, and the characters drop as much references as you would expect from a modern comedy show (for instance, Rigby doing a kame-hame-wave.) but they are mere periphery and do not distract at all from the main yarn. In a way, Regular Show is a modern update on the old 80s comedy cartoons where status quo is set at the start of the episode, followed by chaos, and an ending that reaffirms the status quo. I’m not implying that Regular Show is better than Adventure Time and the Amazing World of Gumball, because “better” is subjective. What I’m getting at is that the show occupies its own well-deserved place in the triumvirate.

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Robot Chicken DC Comics Special DVD Preview

Robot Chicken DC Comics Special Blu-Ray/DVD Releases on Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The first thing you notice when you watch the Robot Chicken DC Comics Special DVD is the menu has the original theme from CHALLENGE OF THE SUPERFRIENDS (debut: Sept. 9, 1978) playing in a loop, which was the first time the Legion of Doom was introduced in the Saturday Morning Cartoons we all loved as kids. If you didn’t have the chance to see the RCDC Special when it debuted on Adult Swim last September, the menu immediately identifies which version of the JLA/Superfriends they are lampooning on the DVD. Thank GOD! Thankfully, we weren’t put through the ringer with Marvin, Wendy, Wonderdog, the Wonder Twins or Gleek. In “Challenge of the Superfriends”, we weren’t distracted by lame characters thrown in for comic relief, and we were able to focus on the fact that Robin and Aquaman really don’t contribute a whole lot to the Justice League’s successes.

Robot Chicken DC Comics Special coming to DVD/Blu-Ray on July 9, 2013

Robot Chicken DC Comics Special on DVD/Blu-Ray July 9, 2013

The Robot Chicken DC Comics Special will be available on July 9, 2013, with a plethora of DC Comics sketch comedy parodies in an all-new Adult Swim Blu-ray and DVD release. Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, in partnership with DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, adds to its existing repertoire of themed specials, like the previously released Robot Chicken Star Wars Trilogy. This particular special, which boasts an all-star cast as well as some of the classic characters Robot Chicken fans have grown to love, provides a hilarious take on some of the most iconic superheroes from the DC Comics universe.

The special’s all-star cast includes series co-creator and executive producer Seth Green as Batman, Robin and the put-upon Aquaman; Neil Patrick Harris as Two-Face; Alfred Molina as Lex Luthor; Nathan Fillion as the Green Lantern; Megan Fox as Lois Lane; series and special writer/voice talent Breckin Meyer as Superman, plus Abe Benrubi, Alex Borstein, Clare Grant, Tara Strong, series co-creator and executive producer Matthew Senreich, series co-head writer/co-executive producer Tom Root, series director Zeb Wells and Kevin Shinick as co-producer, writer and narrator.

The Emperor’s New Groove: 2-Movie Collection Out Now

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Last June 11, 2013, Walt Disney has released a trio of Blu-Ray upgrade titles, which includes The Emperor’s New Groove: 2-Movie Collection, which marks the first time Disney fans will get a chance to see one of the studio’s funniest animated comedies with perfect picture and sound.

As its name implies, The Emperor’s New Groove: 2-Movie Collection contains two full length features in one set, namely The Emperor’s New Groove and the 75-minute spin-off Kronk’s New Groove, centers on one of the side characters, fleshing out his backstory.

Disney Releases Atlantis: 2-Movie Collection Blu-ray™ Combo Pack

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Disney has just released The Atlantis: 2-Movie Collection Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, as part of a trio of 2-movie releases (the other two being The Emperor’s New Groove and Lilo & Stitch), which contains both “Atlantis: The Lost Empire” and “Atlantis: Milo’s Return” in a single home video collection. For some viewers, this is the first time they’ll be able to experience the epic adventure in their homes with full quality picture and sound (as Blu Ray videos were not yet available when the films first rolled out).

New Clips from Adventure Time: The Complete Second and First Season Blu-Ray and DVD

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In support of the recent release of ADVENTURE TIME: THE COMPLETE SECOND SECOND on Blu-ray & DVD and ADVENTURE TIME: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON on Blu-ray, Cartoon Network has provided a couple of non-exclusive clips titled “Her Parents” and “Kidnapped,” which should give you an idea on what to expect from the home video releases (since it’s Adventure Time we already know what to expect.) Get to Watching:

Adventures in Zambezia Arrives on DVD this August

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This coming August 6, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will be releasing the heartwarming CG animated family film Adventures in Zambesia on Blu-Ray + DVD Combo Pack and DVD. Produced by Triggerfish Animation Studios, the animated adventure focuses on a young, high-spirited falcon who journeys to the famed bird city of Zambesia. The film boasts of a star-studded cast that includes Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine), Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park), Leonard Nimoy (Star Trek) and Samuel L. Jackson (Django Unchained).

Unico Anime Films to Be Released by Discotek on Blu-Ray

Unico Anime Films to Be Released by Discotek on Blu-Ray

Discotek Media has recently announced on Facebook that they will be releasing the two Unico anime films on Blu-ray, a full year after releasing the titles on DVD. Japan will get a Blu-Ray release for each movie, but Discotek also plans to release a double feature Blu-Ray that will include both films later this year.

Unico is a manga and anime character by the legendary Osamu Tezuka. The series focuses on the titular baby unicorn who has the natural ability to make all living creatures lighthearted and happy.

LEGO Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite – First Preview Clip Released

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The first official clip from LEGO BATMAN: THE MOVIE – DC SUPER HEROES UNITE has been released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. DC SUPER HEROES UNITE is a full-length animated feature film based on the popular TT Animation video game. The film will be available as a Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and OnDemand starting May 21, 2013. It is now available to own via Digital Download. That’s right! You can get it NOW on iTunes for $19.99. The initial Blu-ray Combo Pack & DVD release will include an exclusive Lego Clark Kent/Superman figurine on pack while supplies last.

New Adventure Time Collection Comes Out on DVD and Blu-Ray this June

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Fans of Pendleton Ward’s award-winning animated fantasy-comedy series should get ready for June 4, as Cartoon Network has just announced that the first and second seasons of Adventure Time will each get their own DVD and Blu-Ray collection.

Adventure Time: The Complete Second Season will be debuting on both DVD and Blu-Ray formats, both of which will contain exclusive bonus content from series creator Pendleton Ward, such as featurette filmed by Ward himself that provides exclusive access to and interviews with members of his talented show team, as well as episode commentaries for all 26 season two episodes from Ward and the Adventure Time team.

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