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Home Movies - Press Release

Posted by Gord Lacey
Well, we finally have the official press release for this set, though we've known it was coming since mid-July.


Acclaimed Animated Series Arrives November 16th As A Bonus-Packed, Season One, Three Disc Set

LOS ANGELES, CA - Shout! Factory announces the long awaited DVD debut of the animated television series Home Movies, the original and hilarious smash hit produced by animation house Soup2Nuts(tm) that airs during the late night "adult swim" block on Cartoon Network. The Home Movies DVD includes all 13 episodes of season one as well as a plethora of newly produced bonus material in a three-disc set that arrives in stores on November 16th for $34.98 (suggested retail price).

Home Movies was created by stand-up comic Brendon Small and Loren Bouchard (producer, Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist) and also features Paula Poundstone. Currently in its fourth season, the series chronicles the filmmaking efforts of Brendon Small, a restless but creative fourth-grade videographer, and his best pals Jason and Melissa. The Home Movies DVD includes nine commentary tracks with Small, Bouchard, and Jon Benjamin (voice of Jason and Coach McGuirk), and also features the animators, an animation gallery, storyboard animatics, in-depth interviews with cast and crew, and two of Brendon Small's actual home-made movies. Animated menus and buried treasures round out the playful (in a twisted way) discs.

Comedian and series co-creator Brendon Small brings us the story of a filmmaker of the same name in the guise of an eight-year-old would-be Scorsese. Living with his recently divorced and slightly alcoholic mother (Poundstone), Brendon passes the time making movies and getting advice from eternal frat boy soccer coach McGuirk. Although intended to be serious cinematic masterpieces, Brendon's movies often bare a striking resemblance to other well-known cinematic fare. The 13, half-hour episodes of the first season are animated in SquigglevisionÃ’ and full of insight, surprises, and most of all, laughs. The show's unique, improvisational writing style - known as retroscripting - quickly separated it from other animated series, becoming a favorite among critics and fans alike. A winner of two prestigious television animation awards*, the show has been called "a cult fave home run" (Los Angeles Times) and "one of the funniest sitcoms anywhere on television" (Time).

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory is a multi-platform integrated entertainment company that was started by Richard Foos - co-founder of Rhino Records, Bob Emmer - former Warner Music Group and Rhino executive and Garson Foos - former Rhino executive. It focuses on audio music catalog development and home video/DVD projects and television properties. Conceived as a broad-based retro pop culture entertainment label, Shout! Factory video and DVD projects range from live music and music documentary programs to offbeat special interest titles varying from animation to sports content. Shout! Factory DVDs and CDs are distributed by Sony Music Entertainment.

About Soup2Nuts
Soup2Nuts(tm) is a cutting edge digital animation studio offering full, in-house production services from creating series to writing, music composing, recording, and character design, through the entire animation process. Founded in 1994, the studio quickly established a reputation as a successful and award-winning creator and producer of animated comedy programming with their first hit, the award-winning Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist, which aired on Comedy Central. In addition, Soup2Nuts created the cult favorite Home Movies on Cartoon Network, Squigglevision(r) for ABC, The Dick & Paula Celebrity Special for FX, and Hey Monie for BET and Oxygen. Soup2Nuts is a division of Scholastic Entertainment.

Catalog: D3D 38187
Street Date: November 16, 2004
Price: $34.98 SRP
Program Time: +/- 6 Hours
Rating: TV PG
Sound: 2.0 Stereo
Closed Captioned

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