CTHV Press Release: "The ChubbChubbs"

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Academy Award® Winner - Best Short Film (Animated)
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    THE CHUBBCHUBBS!
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    Intergalactic Comedy From Sony Pictures Imageworks
    Available to Order Now!

    Culver City, CA (March 31, 2003) - First they matched forces with Men in Black II
    and Stuart Little 2 in theaters, then they conquered the Oscars®, now they're landing on their
    own DVD! Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment is pleased to release THE
    CHUBBCHUBBS! the recent Academy Award® winner for Best Short Film (Animated),
    shipping exclusively on DVD April 11 at the collectible price of $9.95 SLP.

    Welcome to planet Glorf, home of the Ale-E-Inn. Located on a tiny oasis, the Ale-E-
    Inn is an intergalactic watering hole with its own constellation of stars stopping by each night
    to hear the nightclub's sultry headliner, the Singing Diva. For a little Glorf named Meeper,
    there's not much to do at the Ale-E-Inn besides mop floors. Night after night, Meeper mops
    away, daydreaming himself onto center stage. But when a series of "meephaps" all but
    vaporizes the Singing Diva, he is banished from the club.

    Meeper tries to redeem himself through a valiant attempt to warn the patrons of the
    Ale-E-Inn of impending danger, only to come face to face with the toughest creatures in the
    Universe.

    THE CHUBBCHUBBS! is the first CG animated short film produced by Sony Pictures
    Imageworks, the award-winning character animation and visual effects division of Sony
    Pictures Digital. In addition to garnering the Academy Award®, THE CHUBBCHUBBS! was
    also honored at the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, the London Effects and
    Animation Film Festival and with a BAFTA award nomination.

    DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:
    Digitally Mastered Audio & Anamorphic Video
    Widescreen Presentation
    Audio: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
    Bonus Trailers
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Selections

    Rated G
    Color
    Running Time 5:35
    DVD Cat #01341 / UPC Code: #0-43396-01341-4
    SLP: $9.95 DVD

     
  2. Stephen Orr

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    Errr...

    Already on the Men in Black II two disc set, but I suppose if you want JUST the cartoon....
     
  3. Bryan Tuck

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  4. LukeB

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    You'd think they offer some kind of brief featurette or commentary since this is EXACTLY what's already on MIB2, but I guess it's cheap enough that some who didn't buy MIB2 will get this.
     
  5. Ken_McAlinden

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    I'm holding out for the Superbit release without those bonus trailers taking up valuable bit space. [​IMG]

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  6. Steve_Tk

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    $10 dollars for 5 minutes?
     
  7. Chad Gregory

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    Is it shown in anamorphic and 5.1 on the MIB II disc??

    -Chad
     
  8. Joel Fontenot

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    All that space left and they didn't do a DTS track too????

    [​IMG]

    Joel
     
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  10. Jonathan

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    I was seriuosly considering keeping my MIB 2 disc for the ChubbChubbs feature when I upgraded to the Superbit version of MIB 2. I will be picking this up on the 11th.
     
  11. Matt Naglieri

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    If this wasn't from columbia-tristar i'd be certain it was an april fools joke.
     
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  13. Jon Mercer

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    NOt trying to sound stupid here, but I checked the back of my MIB II case last night and it's not even listed. Can someone tell me where it is on the disc?
     
  14. Ken_McAlinden

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    It's in the section of the menu on the first disc with all of the trailers called "Frank's Favorites" or something like that. On the back of the package, it is indicated as "Special Animated Short Film".

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  15. Jon Mercer

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    much appriciated. Thanks
     
  16. Steve Christou

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    I thought Ron was playing an April Fools joke on us when I saw this yesterday, after all the 'feature' is only 5mins long and already available on the MIIB dvd.
    What next? Trailers on dvd? Step right up folks, Episode III teaser now available on dvd, 2mins long, 5.1 stereo, widescreen and with (fast) commentary by George Lucas himself!![​IMG]

    ps. Loved the ChubbChubbs short, it deserved its Oscar win.
     

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