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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Various News Bits

Again, just a compilation of news bits I've picked up from around the 'net.

YAY! My collection of brilliant-but-canceled TV shows on DVD will once again be complete! Today, they announced the release of Pushing Daisies: The Complete Second Season.

You'll get all 13 episodes from the second and final season, plus four featurettes about the TV show. Available on regular DVD and Blu-Ray, for those who've made the Great Upgrade.

The big day? July 21.

This, of course, is really good news because it wasn't too long ago that series creator Bryan Fuller was saying that they couldn't announce a release date until the final three episodes had aired on TV. Since they're announcing this release, it's a safe bet that the final three episodes will air before July 21.

And also, we've got good news for the Pixar fans.

It's been known for some time now that Pixar is planning on re-releasing Toy Story and Toy Story 2 to theatres, all re-mixed and converted to 3D. Of course, this is part of the promotional blitz for Toy Story 3, which is going to be Pixar's summer blockbuster for 2010.

Toy Story was scheduled for a release in October of 2009, and #2 was going to be out in February of 2010.

Well, today, they announced that, for the first two weeks in October, the two Toy Story films will be released as a double-feature, kind of like Grindhouse.

Truth be told, I'm kind of looking forward to this. The first two Toy Stories are the only Pixar films I haven't seen in the theatre.

And this one is just kind of neat.

The man...the legend...accomplished actor, stand-up comic, writer and playwright Steve Martin is going to be performing at...the Grand Ole Opry.

How did this come about? Well, among his many talents, Steve Martin also plays the banjo. He worked it into his stand up act back in the 1970s. Many actually consider him a bit of a banjo prodigy. Anyway, back in January, Steve Martin released his first bluegrass album, The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo.

Steve Martin's Opry performance is going to be on May 30, so mark your calendars accordingly!

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