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Planes Released Today on DVD and Blu-Ray; ToonBarn Review


Disney’s heartwarming family comedy, Planes, revved up with high-flying action and adventure, lands in homes and mass retailers nationwide on November 19th. This endearing underdog story about a crop dusting plane named Dusty with sky-high dreams touches down on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD and On-Demand featuring a cargo hold full of exciting bonus features. Guaranteeing hours of fun, Planes is the perfect gift for “ladies and gentle-planes” of all ages this holiday season.

To view a full 8-minute sneak peek of the film, please watch this:

ToonBarn Interview: Planes Director Klay Hall


Planes director Klay Hall comes from a family immersed in aviation with a father and grandfather who were pilots in the armed forces. In this touching clip, he shares his passion for flying vintage planes with his own two sons:

ToonBarn’s Marc Morrell was lucky enough to get some time to talk to the Director of Planes, Klay Hall. In this exclusive interview, Klay Hall talks about vintage airplanes, how important it is to be authentic, how they decided to film the flying scenes, and much more.

Blowhole Strikes Back on Nickelodeon’s Penguins of Madagascar tonight

Blowhole Strikes Back on Nickelodeon's Penguins of Madagascar tonight

Tonight, Friday September 9th, the hour-long special Penguins event we’ve all been waiting for is finally here, Penguins of Madagascar: Blowhole Strikes Back. After months of frustration, Blowhole is back — and he wants some Penguin payback! His evil knows no boundaries, and his villainous scummery knows no ends… if only his singing voice wasn’t so lovely! Be sure to TOON into Nickelodeon tonight at 8pm for the DreamWorks Animation special, featuring all of your favorite charactesr from the Penguins of Madagascar animated series, as well as a special guest appearance of Alex the Lion from the original Madagascar film franchise.

Madagascar’s Alex the Lion joins the Penguins in Blowhole Strikes Back

Madagascar's Alex the Lion joins the Penguins in Blowhole Strikes Back

It’s been over a year since the Penguins last did battle with the evil Dr. Blowhole, and now he’s looking for some Penguin Payback. On Friday, September 9th, Neil Patrick Harris returns as Dr. Blowhole to get just that in Nickelodeon’s one-hour special, Penguins Movie Event called The Penguins of Madagascar Blowhole Strikes Back. More evil than ever, the Penguins have their work cut out for them, which is why they’re thankful (or, at least, will be) when they get a little help from a friend; Alex the Lion from DreamWorks Madagascar films. Insert applause here! …or… here! In any event, be sure to TOON in to Nickelodeon on Friday to see how the whole thing turns out. And check out this latest sneak peek teaser trailer in the meantime.

The Penguins of Madagascar Blowhole Strikes Back on Nickelodeon Sept 9

The Penguins of Madagascar Blowhole Strikes Back on Nickelodeon Sept 9

Next Friday, the malevolent Dr. Blowhole returns to battle the Penguins, as Nickelodeon kicks off a new hour-long animated special The Penguins of Madagascar: Blowhole Strikes Back. Featuring the voice of Neil Patrick Harris, the Penguins versus Dr. Blowhole special will kick off at 8pm on Friday, September 9th, only on Nickelodeon. NPH will perform four new songs in the Penguins Movie Event, for even the penguins will note that he does have a surprisingly nice voice …for villainous scum. The special will also feature the voices of Andy Richter and Tom McGrath as Mort and Skipper. Want more? Check out these screen shots!

Pip joins Dangermouse and Wind in the Willow at CHF Entertainment

Pip joins Dangermouse and Wind in the Willow at CHF Entertainment

The creative folks behind iconic toons like Dangermouse and Wind in the Willow are back! Sure, it’s been a long break, but Brian Cosgrove and Mark Hall are back in the animated game, joining up with Francis Fitzpatrick to form the super toon team of Cosgrove Hall Fitzpatrick Entertainment; CHF Entertainment, for short. One of the group’s first ventures is a new toon called Pip! Along with his uncle Skipper, Pip takes on new adventures in the seaside town of Salty Cove. CHF hopes to roll out deals for the show by the end of 2011, with plans for new toons to follow.

The Penguins of Madagascar star in DreamWorks’ Madagascar spin-off

The Penguins of Madagascar star in DreamWorks' Madagascar spin-off

You loved them in Madagascar. You were impressed, again, in the sequel, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. You raved when Nickelodeon brought them to The Penguins of Madagascar, and have been on pins and needles waiting for their appearance in the upcoming Madagascar 3. But now, there’s a whole new reason to get excited for the grouping of Penguins, as DreamWorks Animation readies their own upcoming spin-off film! Simon Smith, of Bee Movie fame, has signed on to direct and Lara Breay, of Megamind fame, will produce the film, which will of course star Skipper, Kowalski, Private, and Rico. No date has yet been set for the Penguins’ film, but you can continue to catch them regularly on their Nickelodeon series, as well as Madagascar 3, set to hit theaters on June 8th, 2012.

Nickelodeon scores with The Penguins of Madagascar President’s Day special

Nickelodeon scores with The Penguins of Madagascar President's Day special

Last week, Nickelodeon debuted The Penguins of Madagascar President’s Day special, Dr. Blowhole’s Revenge, earning the top ratings spot for the evening. The episode featured special guest star Neil Patrick Harris, star of “How I Met Your Mother”, as the penguins’ long-time nemesis out for revenge and to finally conquer the world. Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, and Private face off against the malevolent Dr. Blowhole, attempting to foil his plans. The evil dolphin aims to kidnap King Julien, who Dr. Blowhole mistakenly thinks is Skipper’s best friend. Take a look at a clip of the episode right here

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