Just forget the words and sing along

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Latest Targ's Up!

If there's one thing I hate about my job, it's having to be up at 4AM.

No, wait. That's not true. It's OK getting up at 4AM on a weekday so I can get to work on time. But when my biological clock instinctively wakes up at 4AM on a weekend, when I desperately want to sleep in...that's what I hate.

Today, for example. Woke up at 4AM. I lay awake for a while, hoping to drift back into sleep, but it didn't happen. Now, here it is, 7:30, and I've made myself a healthy breakfast of French toast, bacon, and hash browns, swept and mopped the floors, cleaned the bathroom, and got this week's episode of The Targ up!

This week, it's Episode 94: Drive Real Fast. I play a couple of songs to get your engines revving, while I talk about the upcoming movie version of The Hobbit, talk about how Disney shamelessly stages their nature films, and obsess over Star Wars Muppets.

Give it a listen!

Now here it is, 7:30, and I've accomplished everything I wanted to do this Sunday. Time to get back to work on the Weather Dominator.

(In my real job, whenever someone asks if I can do something about the weather, I tell them that my Weather Dominator is around 90% complete, and I'm just waiting for the feds to approve my plutonium.)

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Go Speed Racer, Go!

Since the Speed Racer theme song is one of the most beloved anime theme songs going, we just knew there would be a cover version for the live-action movie.

and here it is!

Cranks it up and drives it fast.

Go Speed Racer Go Music Video

Friday, April 25, 2008

The Hobbit is Coming!

I wanted to blog about this yesterday, but after my meandering news recap, I didn't feel like writing more.

Anyway, even though this was announced back in December, yesterday all the paperwork was signed and it's now official.

Guillermo del Toro, director of the Oscar-winning Pan's Labrynth and the Hellboy films, will be bringing us the long-awaited live-action movie version of...The Hobbit.

In case you don't remember the rest of the announcement from December, yes, Peter Jackson, director of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, is the executive producer and will be closely involved with the project. (The Hobbit is the prequel to the Lord of the Rings, for those who have lives.) In fact, del Toro will be moving to New Zealand to film the project.

The plan right now is to film two films back to back. The first one will be a straight-up adaptation of The Hobbit. And for the second one, they're going to pour through all of JRR Tolkein's appendicies and story note about Middle Earth and create something original that fills the gap between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

The Hobbit will be in theatres for Christmas 2011, with The Untitled Hobbit/Lord of the Rings Gap Filler coming in Christmas 2012.

And in other news, check out this sweet new The Dark Knight poster!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Two Years

I try not to talk about work on this blog, mainly because I know my bosses read it and I think it's better safe than sorry. However, a milestone happened at work today that I think is worth noting.

As of today, I have been working in Athabasca for two years.

I'm still not exactly sure how that happened. In a job where the reputation is you just stay at a station like Athabasca for a year or less until moving on to something bigger and better, I'm still here.

It's starting to feel good here. I've made some friends, made some connections, things are going good. What can I say? I'm starting to like it here.

The next milestone comes on May 25. On that day, this officially becomes the job I've held the longest.

Thanks for that personal moment...now back to the usual stuff I talk about.

Kevin Smith just announced that Money Shots, the online video journal for his upcoming film Zack and Miri Make a Porno, will be premiering on May 15. All I can say is if it's as good as Train Wreck, his online video journal for Clerks II, then it's going to be great.

Lucasfilm has also just announced the latest batch of Star Wars action figures that'll be exclusive to Disney theme parks.

As you know, because of Star Tours, there's all kinds of Star Wars exclusives available only at Disneyland and Disney World.

First, they brought us Star Wars action figures of the Star Tours characters. Then, it was Disney characters as Star Wars characters. Coming in 2008, it's...

The Muppets as Star Wars characters!

The line up is:

Kermit the Frog as Luke Skywalker
Miss Piggy as Princess Leia
Fozzie Bear as Chewbacca
The Great Gonzo as Darth Vader
Rizzo the Rat as Yoda
Beaker as C-3P0

This isn't the first time that Star Wars and the Muppets have crossed paths. Who can forget that classic episode of the Muppet Show with guest hosts Chewbacca, C-3P0, R2-D2, Luke Skywalker, and Luke's identical cousin Mark Hamill? Great stuff.

And, the last thing, it's been rumored for years, but it's about 90% official today.

As we all know, it was around four years ago or so that Jay Leno announced that he'd be retiring from The Tonight Show and that Conan O'Brien would be his replacement. The question that some started asking back then was, "Well, who's going to be taking over as the host of Late Night?"

Well, it looks like Conan's personal choice is getting the job. Starting in 2009, it's going to be....

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Monday, April 21, 2008

Disney Goes Natural

Here's an interesting piece of movie news.

Disney just announced that they're launching a new label, "Disneynature." Under this label, Disney's going to start pumping out all manner of nature documentaries and environmental documentaries.

Of course, the main reason for Disney doing this is they want to start cashing in on films like An Inconvenient Truth and March of the Penguins.

The first film under the "Disneynature" label is called Earth, and is a feature-length version of the popular BBC documentary series Planet Earth. It'll be hitting theatres on Earth Day 2009. Other nature documentaries currently in development includes ones about chimpanzees, jungle cats, the world's oceans, and a time-lapse epic about flowers.

This isn't Disney's first venture into nature documentaries. Back in the 1950s, Disney produced a series of nature documentaries under the label True Life Adventures. Many of them won Oscars...and established the formula used for films like March of the Penguins.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Bob & Doug McKenzie finally have a home!

Yay! I just read this online, and it is great news.

The long stuck in development Bob & Doug McKenzie animated series is finally coming to airwaves!

Today, Global Television announced that it's a part of their fall line-up. To be specific, it's a mid-season replacement, so it'll be on TV in early 2009.

For those who've lost track, a Bob & Doug McKenzie cartoon has been in development for quite some time. A pilot/trailer/presentation reel is one of the bonus features on the Strange Brew DVD, which came out in 2003.

And yes, Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis are back doing voices.

Latest Targ's Up

Winter has returned to Alberta, and it sucks! It's a good day to stay inside, curl up next to the computer, and listen to this week's episode of The Targ!

This week, I serve up Episode 93: TerraTron. I share fond memories of CompuSmart, discuss the merits of various video game systems, and reveal the title of the new X-Files movie.

Give it a listen!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Woman with a Crossbow

So, around a month ago, we got our first picture of Snake Eyes from the upcoming live-action G.I. Joe movie. And that made me happy. Because if they could nail Snake Eyes, that meant most of the Joes uniforms would be done right.

I mean, let's be honest. Outside of Snake Eyes most G.I. Joe uniforms were just variations on military fatigues. Very hard to mess up.

And today, my faith was justified, as they released the first official picture of Rachel Nichols as the most prominent female member of G.I. Joe, Master Sergeant Shana M. O'Hara, code name Scarlett.

Again, I have nothing to say but...it's perfect.

August 2009!

The X-Files 2: We Have a Title!

So they finally settled on a title for the long-awaited second X-Files film. Chris Carter and 20th Century Fox had different views, but they finally settled on one.

On July 25, we'll get a great big heaping load of 90s nostalgia when we run out to theatres to see...

The X-Files: I Want to Believe

It's no The Empire Strikes Back, but it's still better than Attack of the Clones.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Latest Targ's Up!

It's another Sunday morning, and that means another sunny episode of U62: The Targ!

This week, we've got Episode 92: Pixar Perfect. I recap the biggest movie news of the week, Pixar unveiling their slate of animated films for the next four years!

Swing on by, and give it a listen!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Reflections on Enchanted and Animated Films

Tonight, I finally ran out and rented Enchanted. I really wanted to see it when it came out back in November, but never had a chance. That, and I figured that it's not the kind of film that a 30-year old man goes to see stag.

But all I can say is that it's an incredibly charming film. Especially if you were addicted to the Disney animated films of the 1990s. Yes, I'm even nerd enough that I spotted Jodi Benson and Paige O'Hara's cameos.

Now while I utterly loved the film, I couldn't help but notice that it followed the formula for animated films very, very closely. Rather than tell you the formula for animated films, I'm going to let Paul Dini do it.

Paul Dini is a veteran of writing for cartoons. However, I best know him as one of the creative forces behind Batman: The Animated Series, and he's generally regarded as the best person to write Batman comics since Frank Miller lost his mind. Dini's current day job is writing issues of Detective Comics and episodes of the smash-hit TV series Lost.

This comes from Paul Dini's blog a few months back. He nailed the animated film formula perfectly.

"Trust me, this process is so simple you could break out the Crayolas and storyboard the whole thing yourself using nothing more complicated than stick figures and tracings of your own hand. Be warned however, most studio execs don't have the attention span to follow the most energetic and entertaining of storyboard pitches for more than three minutes before they start checking their Blackberries for their lunch reservations. If you write your ideas as a treatment or script, the execs can make their readers read it and give them coverage. The good news is these story elements are so tried and true (translation: stale) that even the simplest of readers will get it and enthusiastically pass it along to their boss, who still won't read it but will take credit for all the amusing gags once he sees the completed picture.

Anyway, let's begin. Most cartoon features begin on the plot set-up, usually a revelation of the villain (or villainess) and their plan (usually take over a kingdom, or kill a rival, or get rich or a combination of all three) then establish your hero or heroine, usually a likable loser if male (Aladdin, the guys in Treasure Planet or Atlantis, that dumb panda that's already showing up everyhere), a comically-scattered, sweet, smart, ugly duckling type if female (Belle, Anastasia, the girl in "Enchanted") and the obligatory wacky sidekicks, always one, sometimes as many as three (Flounder, Scuttle, Timon, Pumba, monkey, flying rug, etc., etc.). The villain also usually has a sidekick, either the bungling nincompoop type (Kronk) or the loudmouthed asshole (Iago) or very rarely, some actually sort of threatening creatures (the hyenas in "Lion King.").

The screen action lumps along for 80 minutes or so, consisting of initial skirmishes between hero and villain, the set-up of the traditional hero/heroine love story (these days they usually hate each other at first sight, snark back and forth until the end, then inexplicably fall into each other's arms), songs that explain what the hero, the villain and the heroine each want, a vomit and/or fart joke or two from the sidekicks, and action sequences designed to pad out what could usually be a story told in 10 minutes.

Your primary objective as a modern animation feature storyteller is to get the audience members emotionally charged (i.e., distracted from logic gaps and not thinking too much) so they will be ready for your big finale. This usually consists of the hero defeating the villain (almost always by some initial violent action of the villain that the hero has "cleverly" used to boomerang back on the bad guy; real heroes never being allowed to slay dragons on their own these days) and the villain falling to their death from a great height, the only acceptable way for a baddie to meet their end in a cartoon (Gaston, Frollo, the bear in "The Fox & The Hound," Scar, the poacher in "Rescuers II", anyone notice a trend here?). If the villain can trip over the edge while trying to get in one last cowardly stab at the hero, so much the better. The demise of the bad guy puts everyone in a good mood, so the sidekicks fire up the juke box, or strike up the band, or simply break into song, and while the hero and heroine share a modest kiss, everyone rocks out over the end credits.

Any key dangling story points are lazily and cynically tied up in quick "funny" cut-aways during this sequence. In well-written movies, those points would have been melded skillfully into the plot, but most modern animation execs don't want the audience to have to mentally process new information that close to the picture's end. They want to send their audience out on an emotional high, so kill the bad guy, cue the music, and get in the next load of kids. If the villain has been more funny than evil, a credit sequence cut-away reveals he has survived the fall and is either plotting a return, or is in another comical predicament we can all laugh at before we cut back to the heroes gettin' down with their bad selves to an old Motown song. If a villainous sidekick has been found not all that bad, like Kronk, he is also given a inter-credits tag that shows he was really an okay guy all along and will likely be back as a good guy in the sequel. A few more credit cut-ins handily wrap up whatever the heroes' sidekick's big dream was ("Ah always wanted to fly in a helicopter." Right, explain that one to me), or bring about some family healing between the leads and their respective parents, or provide one last gag with that squirrel-weasel trying to open his nut.

Viola! The perfect contemporary animated movie template. Be sure to thank me when you're collecting your Oscar."

Also note - this template can be used for most current comedies and any Bruce Willis action picture."

Thursday, April 10, 2008

The End of Corner Gas

Well, when I first heard this on CFRN news, I had to go online looking for confirmation. Sadly, this year, the rumours are true.

Today, it was announced that next season - the 2008/2009 TV season - will be the final season for Corner Gas.

In his statement to the press, Corner Gas creator and star Brent Butt said that he's ending after season 6 because he wants to go out while they're still on top.

And just like that, it's the end of a Canadian pop culture phenomenon. Who knew, that this simple sitcom about life in a small town in Saskatchewan, would become the most successful Canadian sitcom since King of Kensington.

I remember having a debate with a friend of mine around a year ago. There are two notable Canadian sitcoms about small town life: Corner Gas and Trailer Park Boys. We finally agreed that the differences between the shows essentially boil down to this: Corner Gas is the fantasy of small town life...Trailer Park Boys is the reality.

I'll never forget when Corner Gas first premiered. I got a call from my best friend going, "They stole your idea!" For the longest time, in our drunken midnight ramblings, I'd been going on and on about a sitcom about life in a small Alberta town. And I'll admit, Corner Gas was darn close to what I envisioned.

Sadly, I haven't watched any Corner Gas this season. They changed its time to way late at night (10PM...that's late at night when you're up at 4AM) and I never bother to set my VCR. But we got summer re-runs coming up.

Needless to say, I'll be back for it's final season next year. Here's hoping that they go out with a bang.

Oh, and CTV. If you're looking for a replacement, I've got this idea for a show about life in a small Alberta town....

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

What's on Deck for Pixar and Disney

So, here we are, counting down the days to Pixar's next film, Wall-E, which looks 100% kick-ass. And along with this countdown, Pixar has unveiled their complete schedule of films from now until 2012. And all I can say is, "Wow!" I've NEVER seen this kind of long-term planning from Pixar! This is what we have to look forward to over the next four years from the inventors of computer animated films. We know that Wall-E is what's slated for 2008, so let's look ahead to 2009.

2009: Up
A very quirky tale of a 78-year old man and an 8-year old Wilderness Explorer going on a series of globetrotting adventures and learning to live life to the fullest. This one comes from Pete Docter and Bob Peterson, the duo responsible for Monsters, Inc.

2010: Toy Story 3
The plot for the next adventure of Woody, Buzz and the gang is being kept tightly under wraps, but the strongest rumors say it's about little Andy growing up and heading off to college, and the toys accepting that they have reached their end. Lee Unkrich, long time Pixar editor and co-director of Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc. and Finding Nemo gets his first shot directing a film solo.

Summer 2011: Newt
Well, let's see.... Toy Story is about toys, Cars was about cars, and A Bug's Life was about a bug's life. Guess what Newt is about? The last two blue-footed newts in existence are brought together by scientists in the hopes that they'll breed and continue the species. But you know what happens? The two newts can't stand each other! Sounds like every lame romantic comedy ever. The one comes to us from Gary Rydstrom, the long time Pixar sound designer who made his directorial debut with the Pixar short film Lifted.

Christmas 2011: The Bear and the Bow
Hey, you know what we haven't had in a while? An animated film about a plucky princess who defies convention and dreams of a life out there. Pixar finally tries their hand at the formula that dominated animated films in the 1990s. Based on an ancient Scottish folk tale, The Bear and the Bow follows the tale of the Princess Merida, who wants to abandon her destiny as a princess to become the world's greatest archer. But her attempts to do so unleash a terrible curse upon the land, and she must go on a quest to set things right. The director on this is Brenda Chapman, who was one of the co-directors on Prince of Egypt, and also had a hand in writing The Lion King and Cars

2012: Cars 2
Really? Out of all the things Pixar can make a sequel to, they choose Cars? No offense, I liked Cars, but I believe it's one of Pixar's lesser efforts. Apparently, Lightening and Mater go global! The director on this is Brad Lewis, who was a producer on Ratatouille.

But that's not all! As we all know, Pixar is owned by Disney, so Disney also unveiled their slate of animated films for the next four years. Does Disney have what it takes to reclaim animated film domenance? Well, let's take a look at what's coming up....

2008: Bolt
The adventures of Bolt, a dog who stars on a TV show where he plays a superpowered dog. But when Bolt gets stranded in the middle of the desert, he has to team up with a kitty and a hamster to get back to civilization. But get this...Bolt thinks he's a superhero for real!

2009: The Princess and the Frog
Now HERE'S the one I'm looking forward to! Disney's long-awaited return to traditional, hand-drawn, 2D animation! John Musker and Ron Clemments, the duo behind The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Hercules, were wooed out of retirement to give us this story of magic, romance, and jazz music, set in New Orleans. Plus Keith David does a voice!

2010: Rapunzel
Disney does their rendition of this classic fairy tale. This one has been in development for EVER, so I hope the wait is worth it.

2012: King of the Elves
Based on sci-fi author Phillip K. Dick's only foray into fantasy, King of the Elves is about a man in the Mississippi Delta who fights to save a tribe of elves, winds up becoming their king, and has to save them from some evil trolls.

Looks like Disney is trying some interesting things.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Latest Targ's Up!

Time for my regular Sunday ritual: frying up some pancakes for breakfast, settling in to watch the weekly recap of Coronation Street, and posting a new episode of The Targ!

This week, I have Episode 91: Countdown to Something. I rave about Brent Spiner's album, count down the 5 most anticipated blockbusters for summer 2008, and say my good-byes to Royal Canadian Air Farce.

Listen to it, if you please!

Friday, April 04, 2008

Nerd News of Friday

Oh, I'm so giddy right now. I opened up my mailbox today, and it finally came!

That's right! It's Brent Spiner's album! As you can see, I even paid the extra $5 to get an autographed copy. I'm listening to it right now as I write this. It's kind of weird. It's a concept album kind of thing...like a musical radio play. And that's not all. Do you know who one of the voice actors is in the radio play parts?

Mark Hamill.

That's right, we've got Data talking to Luke Skywalker on this thing! It doesn't get more nerd-tacular than that!

Well, maybe it does. Once I finished geeking out over Brent Spiner's autograph, I went to toss out the envelope. And my eye caught something on the envelope.

That's Brent Spiner's signature on the customs form.

The dude stuffed this in an envelope and dropped it in a mailbox himself!

That is just incredibly cool. The album is called Dreamland. You can't pick it up at HMV, because Spiner is releasing this independently. The best place to get it is to Brent Spiner's official website and buy it straight from the man himself.

And pay the extra $5 to get an autographed copy.

Here's a DVD announcement that came the other day that made giddy with glee.

Warner Brothers has finally announced the release of Freakazoid!: The Complete First Season. I'm thrilled this is finally coming out! Freakazoid! was one of the funniest cartoons in the mid-1990s. Long premise short: the creators of Batman: The Animated Series teamed up with the creators of Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain to give us a superhero spoof.

Plus it has one of the best theme songs ever.

June 24 is the day this comes out.

One of my favourite action figure magazines used to ponder as to when 80's nostalgia would end. They theorized that 80's nostalgia would end when Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles made its comeback. But I think that 80's nostalgia hit its pinacle today with the announcement.

News Kids on the Block are re-uniting!

That's right, the boy band that established the formula has hit middle age, and wants to prove that they've still got it. They're going to be releasing a new album, a reunion tour, the whole deal!

I will admit, back in the day, I was one of those who chanted "New Kids suck," if only to be part of the crowd. I never dared admit that Step by Step was one of my guilty pleasures.

Keep your browsers pointed to they're newly-relaunched official website for all your New Kids updates.

Or maybe 80's nostalgia is peaking with the announcement that one of my favourite movies as a kid is getting re-made.

The Weinstein Company announced today that they just picked up the re-make rights to, and fully intend to do a remake of, Short Circuit.

Who could ever forget Number 5, the high-tech military robot, struck by lightening and brought to life? Who could forget Steve Guttenberg as its creator, questing to prove it's life? Who could forget its sequel, filmed on the cheap in Toronto?

It was also announced that the Weinstein Company has hired the writers of the 1986 original and the producer of the 1986 original to work on this remake. They assure us that it's going to be 100% faithful to the original...just updated to include the past 22 years of computer advancements.

Life...is pretty good.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Air Farce Ends/Birds of Prey Returns

If there's one thing we Canadians have perfected, it's that brand of comedy known as "schtick." Just plain, goofy, people in silly costumes doing silly voices, anything for a laugh. The CBC is a proud generator of schtick.

So, it's on a bit of a sad note, that the CBC has announced that they're canceling Royal Canadian Air Farce. Air Farce has it's season finale this Friday, it'll be back for a half-a-season this fall, with it's final episode being the traditional New Year's Eve special on December 31, 2008.

No offense, but it's kind of it's time. Let's not forget, Air Farce started as a radio show back in 1973! It's first attempt to jump to TV, back in 1980, was a dismal failure and it barely lasted one season. They tried again in 1992, this time it was a huge hit, and it's been a mainstay on the CBC ever since. They finally ended the radio show in 1997, to focus on TV.

But, in recent years, with the addition of new cast members Alan Park, Craig Lauzon, Jessica Holems, and Penelope Corwin, it was like there was a visible culture clash going on on the show. We had the traditional schtick of the originals, clashing with the (attempted) edgier stuff of the youngsters. They'd kind of lost their way.

I'll be sad to see it go. Air Farce was a real comfort food kind of comedy.

Now if we could just work to get 22 Minutes off the air. Cuz that show stopped being funny a long time ago.

I constantly blog that one of my favourite things about DVD is how TV shows that barely last a season soon get resurrected in a "complete series" boxed set. That fantastic show that only lasted two episodes that you really liked? Well, now you can watch it forever.

So comic book nerds the world over are rejoicing at today's announcement that we're finally getting Birds of Prey: The Complete Series.

Loosely based on the comic book of the same name, and brought to the smalls screen by the same people behind Smallville, Birds of Prey followed the adventures of Oracle, best known as Barbara Gordon, the original Batgirl, as she led her all-female superhero team in defending the streets of Gotham City.

Of course, considerable changes were made for the TV show. Oracle's chief operative, the Huntress, went back to her old parallel Earth origins, where she was the long-lost daughter of Batman and Catwoman, who grew up to follow in her dad's footsteps. (In the show, Catwoman was dead and Batman had long since mysteriously disappeared.) Oracle's other main operative, the Black Canary, was now the daughter of the true Black Canary, and a young telepath learning to control her powers. The main villain was Dr. Harleen Quinzel, who was working within Arkham Asylum to manipulate Gotham's underworld and claim her dead lover's legacy.

Despite having a strong start, popularity quickly waned and it was canceled by the mid-season.

But one of the coolest things is what they're putting on it for bonus materials. Among the bonus features is...the complete run of Gotham Girls. For those who don't remember Gotham Girls.... Cast your mind back around 6 or 7 years.... Before YouTube, the greatest form of online entertainment was Shockwave animated short films. Gotham Girls was the contribution from the creators of Batman: The Animated Series. This series of short cartoons chronicled the lives of the female characters of the Batman universe, with the main focus being on Batgirl, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, and Harley Quinn.

I tell ya, having Gotham Girls on DVD just absolutly completes your collection of all things DC Universe animated.

July 29 is when this hits DVD!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Movies, Movies, Movies!

One of my movie gossip websites recently ran a poll. They asked the question, "What is the most anticipated summer blockbuster of 2008?" And the top 10 came out looking like this:

3. IRON MAN (38%)
6. GET SMART (29%)
9. SPEED RACER (19%)
10. SEX AND THE CITY (19%)

I look at that, and I'm like, "Really? No Wall-E? No Hellboy II?

My top 10 would look more like this.

1. Iron Man
2. the Dark Knight
3. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
4. Wall-E
5. Speed Racer
6. Hellboy II: The Golden Army
7. The Incredible Hulk
8. The X-Files 2
10. Hancock

And, in DVD news, we've known this date for a long time, but now we know the bonus material!

On June 24, we get Futurama: The Beast With a Billion Backs, the second Futurama straight-to-DVD movie. For bonus materials we get:

- running commentary with the voice cast and crew
- Futurama: The Lost Adventure, which is all the cut scenes from the Futurama video game edited into a "lost episode."
- three featurettes, entitled Meet Yivo!, A Brief History of Deathball, and Blooperama: The Cast of Futurama at "Work".
- five deleted scenes
- and the trailer for the third film, Bender's Game, due out in the fall.