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NIGHT OF THE ANIMATED DEAD

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HORROR CLASSIC REIMAGINED FOR ANIMATION
COMING TO DIGITAL ON SEPTEMBER 21
and BLU-RAY
COMBO PACK & DVD ON OCTOBER 5, 2021

All-Star Cast Includes Josh Duhamel, Dulé Hill, Katharine Isabelle, James Roday Rodriguez, Katee Sackhoff, Will Sasso, Jimmi Simpson and Nancy Travis


BURBANK, CA (August 3, 2021) – Revisit George A. Romero’s 1968 horror classic in an altogether unprecedented presentation as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases Night of the Animated Dead, a new, star-studded animated recreation of the thriller coming September 21, 2021 to Digital and October 5, 2021 to Blu-ray Combo Pack & DVD.

Presented by The Long Game in association with Hemisphere Entertainment, Night of the Animated Dead is an animated adaptation of the 1968 horror classic and includes never-before-seen, exclusive animated scenes not found in the original live-action film. Night of the Animated Dead will be available on Digital, Blu-ray Combo Pack (USA $19.99 SRP, Canada $24.99 SRP) and DVD (USA $14.99 SRP, Canada $19.99 SRP). Pre-order will be available beginning on August 10, 2021.

In Night of the Animated Dead, siblings Barbara and Johnny visit their father’s grave in a remote cemetery in Pennsylvania when they are suddenly set upon by zombies. Barbara flees and takes refuge in an abandoned farmhouse along with stranded motorist Ben and four local survivors found hiding in the cellar. Together, the group must fight to stay alive against the oncoming horde of zombies while also confronting their own fears and prejudices.

Night of the Animated Dead features the voice talents of Josh Duhamel (Jupiter’s Legacy, Transformers) as Harry Cooper, Dulé Hill (The West Wing, Psych) as Ben, Katharine Isabelle (Ginger Snaps) as Barbara, James Roday Rodriguez (A Million Little Things, Psych) as Tom, Katee Sackhoff (The Mandalorian, Battlestar Galactica) as Judy, Will Sasso (MadTV) as Sheriff McClelland, Jimmi Simpson (Westworld) as Johnny and Nancy Travis (Last Man Standing) as Helen Cooper.

Executive Producers are Richard Potter (Diciembres), Thomas DeFeo (The Seventh Day) and Jamie Elliott (Fighting with My Family). Producers are Ralph E. Portillo, p.g.a. (Buddy Games), Robert Feldman, p.g.a. (Dr. Shroud) and Kevin Kasha (I Spit on Your Grave). Animation services were provided by Demente Animation Studio. The original Night of the Living Dead was written by George A. Romero (Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead) and John Russo (The Majorettes, Santa Claws). Night of the Animated Dead was produced by Michael J. Luisi, p.g.a. (The Call, Oculus) and directed by Jason Axinn (To Your Last Death).

BLU-RAY AND DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
Making of the Animated Dead - Join director Jason Axinn & Producer Michael Luisi as they regale fans with the careful process of honoring the iconic classic with their vision for an animated remake, including scene breakdowns and booth recordings with the cast!


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Blu-ray Combo Pack
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$14.99 USA, $19.99 Canada
$19.99 USA, $24.99 Canada



Blu-ray and DVD Audio: English; French; Latin Spanish
Blu-ray and DVD Subtitles: English; French; Latin Spanish
Feature Running Time: 70 minutes
Rated R for bloody/gruesome zombie violence


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Did George Romero’s estate approve of this? Isn’t any and all character likeness copyrighted? Are they going to be using the Hi-Q Capital Records score? Wasn’t this already done over a decade ago back in 2009 with Night Of The Living Dead: Reanimated?
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I believe NOTLD has been in the public domain since it's release as an oversight by the distributor failed to include any copyright notice on the film, so it never had any copyright protection. This is why we've had so many awful home video versions over the years.
 

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I believe NOTLD has been in the public domain since it's release as an oversight by the distributor failed to include any copyright notice on the film, so it never had any copyright protection. This is why we've had so many awful home video versions over the years.
The movie is public domain, except Criterion and Museum of Modern Art’s 2018 restored version.
 

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I think it also covers the fact that they re-edited the film and inserted material that had been excised from the original, so in essence it's a different film.
 

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I think it also covers the fact that they re-edited the film and inserted material that had been excised from the original, so in essence it's a different film.
I’m not sure, someone can provide the right information if I’m wrong, but with Bedknobs and Broomsticks I think it had a longer cut before it was edited down to it’s 2 hour premiere at both Walt Disney World and Radio City Music Hall.
 

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I stand by my belief that the copyright notice is a renewal, given that the second date [in Roman numerals] that appears on the copyright line is 1996. This was before the sweeping changes to copyright law that occurred leading up to 2000.
 

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One cannot copyright a restoration. Only new work, additions and editorial revisions to the restoration.
Surely the work put into a real restoration is owned by the producers of that restoration. If someone were to take the restored movie and sell it for their own profit, that’s gotta be illegal, doesn’t it?

And I won’t call you Shirley again. ;)
 

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So according to this, the level of restoration involved was enough to satisfy the Copyright Office that this was "new work", one of the many categories RAH listed. Interesting.
Not only that but Russ Steiner owns all still images and character likeness, so WB must have had to pay him for this movie to be made.
 

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