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Frozen II - Available for pre-order on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray and Digital.

After its first week, Disney's Frozen II has already brought in nearly $500 Million worldwide. Coming six-years after the original Frozen, which remained in the top 10 at the box office for a whopping 17 weeks and ultimately took in $1.27 Billion. A speculative street date would not likely be any bit sooner than April 2020.

 With several options available, particularly with retailer exclusives, it might be wise to secure your copy today if the retailer exclusive is your desire.

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Avatar: The Last Airbender Getting a Limited Edition Release to Celebrate Its 15th Anniversary

What is sure to be a quick sellout, which means that then the only way to get this will via third-party marketplaces for five-times the selling price, it would be my suggestion to reserve your copy early.

Nickelodeon’s critically-acclaimed, Emmy® award-winning series receives the SteelBook® treatment as Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Complete Series Blu-ray 15th Anniversary Limited Edition Steelbook Collection arrives on February 18, 2020. The 3-book collection features stunning new artwork by artist Caleb Thomas, with each book featuring a different element (Water, Earth, and Fire) and the covers combining to form a beautiful triptych. Thomas was handpicked to design the collection’s covers after series co-creator Bryan Konietzko became a fan of Thomas’ art style on social media. The collection’s production run will be limited to 20,000 units.
 
Created by Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino, Avatar: The Last Airbender aired on Nickelodeon from February 2005 through July 2008, garnering both critical and audience acclaim while also winning Annie®, Genesis®, Primetime Emmy®, and Peabody® awards. The series features an iconic blend of anime and traditional animation, alongside a talented voice cast including Zach Tyler Eisen (The Ant Bully, TV’s “Little Bill”), Mae Whitman (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, TV’s “Parenthood”, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”, “Family Guy”), Jack  DeSena (TV’s “All That”, “Grounded for Life”), Dante Basco (Hook, TV’s “The Legend of Korra”), Dee Bradley Baker (TV’s “SpongeBob SquarePants”, “Gravity Falls”, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”), and Mark Hamill (Star Wars franchise, TV’s “Batman: The Animated Series”). The fan-favorite series has spawned a beloved animated sequel series, The Legend of Korra, as well as an upcoming live-action remake (with its original creators) to be produced for Nickelodeon and Netflix. Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Complete Series 15th Anniversary Limited Edition Steelbook Collection will be available on February 18, 2020 from Paramount Home Entertainment and Nickelodeon Home Entertainment for $97.99.
 
Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Complete Series 15th Anniversary Limited Edition Steelbook Collection Details:
 
Synopsis:
Water, Earth, Fire, Air. Four nations. One war-torn world. Celebrate the 15th anniversary of the epic saga, Avatar: The Last Airbender, with this 3 SteelBook® collection, featuring all-new art for each book! Go back to the beginning to experience the animated series that quickly became a phenomenon with a huge fan base that spans the globe! This complete collector’s edition includes all three powerful books: Water, Earth, and Fire.
 
Seasons:

  • Book One: Water
    • Season 1 – 20 episodes – Aired 2/21/05 – 12/2/05
  • Book Two: Earth
    • Season 2 – 18 episodes – Aired 3/17/06 – 12/1/06                      
  • Book Three: Fire
    • Season 3 – 16 episodes – Aired 9/21/07 – 7/19/08

Bonus Content:

  • Book One: Water
    • Behind the Scenes Kung Fu Featurette
    • The Making of Avatar - From Real Life to Animation
    • Behind the Scenes: The Voices of Avatar
    • Ask the Creators Featurette
    • Original Uncut Animatic - Episode # 15: Bato of the Water Tribe
    • 4 Audio Commentaries with Creator, Cast & Crew
      • Features Dee Bradley Baker (voices of Momo and Appa), Ben Wynn (sound effects), Aaron Ehasz (Head Writer) and Co-Creators: Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino
    • Behind the Scenes with the Avatar Cast & Crew
    • Avatar Pilot Episode with Audio Commentary
    • The Making of Avatar - Inside the Sound Studios
    • The Making of Avatar - Inside the Korean Animation Studios
  • Book Two: Earth
    • Original Uncut Animatic - Episode # 21: The Avatar State
    • 7 Audio Commentaries by Creators, Cast & Crew
    • Interview with Creators and M. Night Shyamalan
    • The Essence of Bending with Bryan Konietzko and Sifu Kisu
    • Avatar Super Deformed Shorts
      • Bending Battle
      • Swamp Skiin' Throwdown
      • School Time Shipping
    • Escape From the Spirit World: Animated Graphic Novel                           
  • Book Three: Fire
    • 11 Audio Commentaries by Creators, Cast & Crew
    • The Women of Avatar: The Last Airbender
    • Book 3 Finale Pencil Test Animation
    • Into the Fire Nation at San Diego Comic-Con

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Many Disney+ Accounts Have Been Compromised - Check Your Password!

Double Check Your Disney+ Password!

According to a recent ZDNet article, thousands of users have reported their accounts have been compromised - some have been locked out altogether. While after a week of notable glitches, this would sound like more bad news. However, if you dig into the story more and read past the sensational headlines that have been spreading around like wildfire in the last 24 hours, it reads more as if folks didn't create new unique passwords for their accounts and simply recycled one that was already compromised. In other cases, it sounds like key-stroke logging malware or info-stealing software could be the culprit rather than a true hack of Disney+.

As users accounts are apparently being sold on the dark web, Disney+ has a big customer service problem on their hands. Obviously people are upset so some tweets and Facebook posts are less than thrilled with Disney's customer service, but at the same time, it is troubling that there doesn't appear to be any contingency plan in place for an event such as this. While most folks' experience with the streaming platform has been relatively problem-free (I keep having to turn off subtitles but that's it), this simple case of people not taking their cybersecurity seriously is turning into more bad press for Disney+ after their slightly bumpy rollout and news that torrent sites already offer full rips of their content. 

Create Unique Passwords

This is a bit of a no-brainer but it still needs to be said: create unique passwords for your accounts! While it's tempting to share accounts you also need to be careful who you share your login information with - that person's computer could be compromised and be the source of your troubles. As our viewing content moves towards streaming, it's going to be that much more important that we stay vigilant with our logins/passwords and our cybersecurity as a whole. 

HBO Orders GAME OF THRONES Prequel Series Titled HOUSE OF THE DRAGON
"Dracarys."
HBO Passes on GAME OF THRONES Prequel Pilot Starring Naomi Watts
HBO has axed its Game of Thrones prequel series.
READY OR NOT Announced for Blu-ray and Digital
The critically-acclaimed thriller will hit home video soon..
The Force Is as Strong as Ever in Final STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER Trailer
"Long have I waited..."
STEPHEN KING'S SILVER BULLET Dated & Detailed for Blu-ray
The cult classic horror flick is heading to Blu-ray.
Coming Soon to Blu-ray: Criterion January 2020 Titles
Films directed by George Cukor, Sidney Lumet, Jean-Luc Godard, and Pedro Almodóvar are all in the works for Blu-ray.
MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS: The Complete Series Blu-ray Pre-Orders Up
All 45 episodes of the classic British comedy series are now available for pre-order.
New CHARLIE'S ANGELS Trailer Promises Action, Comedy, and Day Drinking
A new big-screen version of the series will hit theaters in November.
Chris Pratt & Tom Holland Embark on a Magical Quest in Trailer for Pixar's ONWARD
Pixar's new animated adventure is heading to theaters in March.
Coming Soon to Blu-ray: Kino November 2019 Titles
Kino's November 2019 Blu-ray releases are now available for pre-order.
New Trailer for Sam Mendes' 1917 Teases Gripping WWI Drama
The World War I drama is heading to select theaters in December.
ABBOTT & COSTELLO: COMPLETE UNIVERSAL PICTURES COLLECTION Supplements Detailed
All 28 classic comedies will be boxed up in an 80th Anniversary set this November!
Harley Quinn Returns in First BIRDS OF PREY Trailer
The new DC comic book flick hits theaters in February.
New Trailer for THE KING'S MAN Promises More Stylish Suits & Stylish Action
"You're going to need a suit."
Marvel & Sony Sign New Deal to Keep Spider-Man in the MCU
Marvel's friendly neighborhood Spider-Man will remain in the MCU after all!
Marvel's Kevin Feige Set to Develop New STAR WARS Movie
The President of Marvel Studios is heading to a galaxy far, far away.
US Military Warns of Potential Shooting Threat at JOKER Screenings
The army is cautioning military personnel about the possibility of a mass shooting.

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