Best Buy Gets ‘Drawn Together Movie’ Blu-ray31 Mar, 2010 By: Chris Tribbey
Some would say that after only three seasons and 36 episodes, the Comedy Central series “Drawn Together” ended far too soon.
Fear not. More drunken cartoon-on-cartoon sex and violence is coming April 20 when Paramount Home Entertainment releases The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie on DVD and Blu-ray ($24.99 each).
The release marks Comedy Central’s first Blu-ray Disc exclusive as well, with Best Buy being the only retailer to carry the Blu-ray during its initial release.
“We’ve done great work with Best Buy in the past,” said Steve Raizes, VP of home entertainment with Comedy Central. “Until you’ve seen Drawn Together in Blu-ray, you really haven’t seen it.”
“Entertainment, of which our Blu-ray video business is a part of, has always been at the heart of Best Buy, and we are committed to being a leader in the space,” said Diane Sherwood, merchant director of movies for Best Buy. “By offering a wide assortment of titles, including compelling exclusives such as Drawn Together, Best Buy continues to be the destination where customers can get the selection they want.
“The title will be given prime in-store placement on our feature wall,” Sherwood said. “There will also be pop-out signage and a call-out in our free in-store magazine ‘Insider.’”
The uncensored cast of genre cartoon characters (an immoral superhero, a horny princess, a disgusting black and white slob who may or may not be related to Betty Boop, a Japanese anime mini-monster, a gay elf and more) is back for one last hurrah. The roommates discover that they can curse without any censorship. Great news, until they realize it can mean only one thing: they’ve all been cancelled. “Family Guy’s” Seth MacFarlane adds his talents as a surprise guest voice.
“This is one of those projects where there’s already a strong and passionate fan base,” Raizes said. “And instead of broadcasting, we have fun and go to DVD because we can really push the boundaries.”
More than an hour of bonus features include “Anatomy of an Animated Sex Scene,” which goes blow-by-blow into a “3D” sex scene in the movie; “Re-Animating Drawn Together: From the Small Screen to the Slightly Bigger Screen,” which focuses on the production of the film; a look at the relevance and impact of the show in “Drawn Together: The Legacy”; “Drawn Together: True Confessionals,” with the actors and creators talking about their favorite memories from the show; “Drawn Together Minisodes,” which focuses on the characters; and “D.I.Y. 3D Glasses,” which offers a step-by-step instructions to create (fake) 3D glasses. Deleted scenes are also included.