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‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas!: The Ultimate Edition’ To Hit  Blu-ray On October 23rd!

‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas!: The Ultimate Edition’ To Hit Blu-ray On October 23rd!

This holiday season, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings consumers a triple dose of everyone’s favorite green grouch, the Grinch with the release of How the Grinch Stole Christmas!: The Ultimate Edition. Available in stores October 23, 2018, this must-have release features three animated Dr. Seuss specials including How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat and Halloween is Grinch Night. All three animated specials are offered together in a Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, which includes a Blu-ray™, DVD and digital copy, and will retail for $24.98 SRP. This title will also be available in standard definition and will retail for $19.98 SRP.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!: The Ultimate Edition will be available to own September 25, 2018 on Digital via purchase from digital retailers.

The best-selling, perennial holiday classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!: The Ultimate Edition got even better with the addition of two Grinch specials, which are available in high definition for the first time ever! Based on the beloved book by Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is considered among one of Dr. Seuss’ finest works for children. The story was originally adapted to television as an animated TV special and was highly praised by audiences.  It has been re-broadcast numerous times since its debut, with annual airings continuing to the present day.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!: The Ultimate Edition featured specials:

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!:

Magnificently narrated by Boris Karloff (Frankenstein, The Mummy) and directed by animation genius and cartoon legend Chuck Jones (Looney Tunes, What’s Opera, Doc?), How the Grinch Stole Christmas! tells the story of the miserable Grinch, who wants to sabotage Christmas for all the Whos in Who-ville.

The Grinch thinks that by stealing the Whos Christmas trees and presents, he’ll succeed in stealing their joy. However, when Christmas morning arrives, the Grinch is taken by surprise when he notices the Whos greet the day joyously singing Christmas carols regardless of the fact that their village has been completely stripped of holiday gifts, decorations and treats. The cheerful attitude of the Whos prompts the Grinch to ponder the true meaning of Christmas and he slowly comes to realize the spirit of the season is not generated by material possessions.  Will the Grinch have a change of heart and consider returning the Whos’ Christmas gifts?

The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat:

The Grinch is up to his old tricks again in The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat, the Emmy® Award-winning special directed by legendary animator Friz Freleng. In this special, the Cat in the Hat encounters the Grinch while picnicking one day. He refers to the Grinch as Mr. Greenface, which the Grinch takes an as insult, prompting him to retaliate by building a series of outrageous devices designed to cause all sorts of disruption. First, he creates a “Vacusound Sweeper,” which distorts any and all of the sounds within a 50-mile radius of the Cat in the Hat. Then he creates the “Dark House,” which is the direct opposite of a light house and puts the Cat in the Hat into complete darkness. He then uses the “Flummox Deluxe” to further warp the Cat in the Hat’s surroundings, which sends him and everything around him into complete chaos. Will the Cat in the Hat figure out a way to stop the Grinch and outsmart all his crazy devices?

Halloween is Grinch Night:

When the Sour-Sweet wind starts to blow in Who-ville, all the Whos take cover because this signifies the beginning of Grinch Night, an evening in which the Grinch descends upon Who-ville to terrorize all its citizens. As the Grinch sets out on his journey to Who-ville, he encounters a courageous young Who named Euchariah, who attempts to stall the Grinch from reaching Who-ville. The Grinch however puts Euchariah into a trance in which he encounters all sorts of strange creatures who try to intimidate him. Will Euchariah manage to snap out of the trance in time to stop Grinch from reaching Who-ville?

“Since he was first created by Dr. Seuss over 60 years ago, the Grinch has become an iconic character heralding the arrival of the holiday season. He’s been loved by generations for his transformation by the true spirit of the holiday. This television special featuring the Grinch and the Whos of Whoville has become a seasonal classic and we’re delighted to offer this new release with two other classic Grinch specials,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Vice President Family & Animation Marketing. She added, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!: The Ultimate Edition is the perfect addition to everyone’s holiday movie collection.”

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Legendary Makeup/Special Effects Artist Rick Baker To Offer His Collection At Auction On May 29th

Legendary Makeup/Special Effects Artist Rick Baker To Offer His Collection At Auction On May 29th

Rick Baker

Rick Baker

Rick Baker, one of the entertainment industry’s most renowned make-up effects artists, has teamed with Prop Store to present an exclusive, live auction of 417 original and iconic works of cinematic art from more than 50 productions spanning Baker’s 40+-year career. Baker has won seven Academy Awards for Best Makeup and Hairstyling, including the Academy’s inaugural award in the category for his work on An American Werewolf in London. This material has never before been offered to the public; all pieces in this extraordinary collection were acquired from Baker’s Cinovation studio. Auctioneer Tim Luke will lead the no reserve event, titled “Rick Baker: Monster Maker,” held at the Hilton Universal City, 555 Universal Hollywood Drive, Los Angeles and on Propstore.com on May 29, 2015 beginning at 11:00 am PST.
 
“We are honored to present our fellow collectors with this opportunity to own Baker’s works: one-of-a-kind pieces of cinematic history,” said Brandon Alinger, chief operating officer of Prop Store. “Working with Rick, we have carefully curated the Monster Maker auction lots to include pieces representing his long and lauded career to date.”
 
Stated Baker, “Each of these creations is a part of a story crafted from the films that inspired them and from my own life. I have greatly enjoyed reliving these stories while curating this collection.” He continued, “My hope is that each of these pieces will find a home with a collector who will love and appreciate their unique role in movie history.”
Auction Highlights
Auction lots represent Baker’s work on multiple film productions, i.e.: An American Werewolf in London, Planet of the Apes, Batman & Robin, Batman Forever, Hellboy, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Men in Black (I and II), The Nutty Professor and Mighty Joe Young.
 
Items from Michael Jackson’s 1988 film, Moonwalkerand his 1983 Thriller music video are also featured, as are a number of principal Gremlin and Mogwai puppets from Gremlins 2: The New Batch, including Lenny, Daffy, George and Mohawk.  With an estimated value of at least $40,000.00, a full-size 10-foot tall alien Edgar Bug animatronic character created for the original Men in Black film is one of the highest valued lots in the auction.
 
Additional feature pieces:
·      Frosty (Joe Sabatino) Frozen Thug Statue, Batman & Robin
·      Animatronic Bat Puppet, Batman Forever
·      Simba R/C Head and Remote, Gorillas In The Mist
·      Complete Ape Display, Greystoke: The Legend Of Tarzan, Lord Of The Apes
·      Harry Head, Hands, Feet and Muscle Suit, Harry and the Hendersons      
·      Grinch (Jim Carrey) Santa Costume Display, How The Grinch Stole Christmas
·      Full-Size Alien Edgar Bug Animatronic Character, Men In Black      
·      Mikey (John Alexander) Costume Display, Men In Black       
·      Oversized Worm Guy Animatronic Insert Puppet, Men In Black II
·      Hammerhead Alien Figure, Men In Black II     
·      Hero Joe (John Alexander) R/C Animatronic Head, Mighty Joe Young
 
Bidding and Auction Details
Bidders register to participate in person, by phone or online at Prop Store’s live online auction platform, www.propstore.com/auction. Absentee bidding is available. Photos and detailed item descriptions are found in the interactive auction catalog, which is also available to order in print or download as a PDF at:
 
www.propstore.com/rickbaker/. Previews are available by appointment at Prop Store in Chatsworth, CA. Select lots will be on display at the Hilton Universal City at 9:00 PST the morning of the auction.
 
Each item is accompanied by the Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity, which carries multiple security elements to verify authenticity, representing a lifetime guarantee that the item is a genuine piece of cinema history exactly as described.
 
The collection’s pre-sale estimated total value is $746,100. Estimates are intended as guides for prospective bidders only; this is a no reserve auction. Each lot opens at $5 and final sale price is determined by bidding activity. Prop Store offers interest-free payment plans and worldwide shipping.
 
More details and an auction FAQ are available at www.propstore.com/auction. For general auction inquiries, interested bidders can emailauction@propstore.com or call +1 818-727-7829  Connect online: #PropStore #RickBakerAuction  
 
About Prop Store
Operating since 1998, Prop Store founder Stephen Lane’s love for movies led him to begin hunting for the same props and costumes that were used to create his favorite films. He found that he could not only provide collectors with access to their most coveted pieces, but also establish archival standards for a new, pop-culture hybrid of fine art and memorabilia collecting – prop art. With offices in Los Angeles and London, Prop Store handles prop disposal, sale, archive and auction services to production companies and distributors as well as fixed price item sale on www.propstore.com. The company sells original movie memorabilia, with more than 7,500 items available.
 

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Treasures From The Legendary Career Of Make-Up Effects Artist Rick Baker Up For Action

Treasures From The Legendary Career Of Make-Up Effects Artist Rick Baker Up For Action

Rick Baker

Rick Baker

A complete Mikey Alien costume display from Men In Black and a number of original Gremlins puppets are set to feature in an exclusive no reserve live auction of original treasures direct from the Rick Baker archive. The auction will be held at the Hilton ? Universal City in Los Angeles and on Propstore.com on 29 May 2015.

Prop Store is pleased to present an exclusive auction of 417 original treasures from over 50 productions, spanning Baker?s 30 year career. All items have been acquired direct from Baker’s legendary Cinovation studio, material never before offered to market with a pre-sale estimated total value of $746,100.

Collectors and fans can bid at no reserve for historic material from productions including An American Werewolf in London, Planet of the Apes, Batman & Robin, Batman Forever, Hellboy, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Men in Black II and Mighty Joe Young.

Baker is responsible for creating effects for the 1988 Michael Jackson: Moonwalker film and the 1983 Thriller music video and items from both will feature in the live auction.

Items going under the hammer include pieces from Gremlins 2: The New Batch, featuring a number of principal Gremlin and Mogwai puppets including Lenny, Daffy, George and Mohawk. With an estimated value of at least $40,000.00, a Full-Size Alien Edgar Bug Animatronic Character created for the original Men in Black film is one of the highest valued lots in the auction.

Brandon Alinger, Prop Store COO, said: ?We are delighted to offer a no reserve live auction of over 400 items direct from Rick Baker?s Cinovation studio to the public. Baker?s career needs no introduction and it?s been an honor to work with him to prepare this sale, which spans his 30+ years in the business. The Rick Baker auction is an exciting opportunity for collectors and fans of the make-up artist to have a chance to take home some of the brilliant creations from their favorite films.?

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Items included in the no reserve auction:

? • Frosty (Joe Sabatino) Frozen Thug Statue, Batman & Robin
?? • Animatronic Bat Puppet, Batman Forever
? •? Simba R/C Head and Remote, Gorillas In The Mist
?? • Complete Ape Display, Greystoke: The Legend Of Tarzan, Lord Of The Apes
? ?• Harry Head, Hands, Feet and Muscle Suit, Harry and the Hendersons
? ?• Grinch (Jim Carrey) Santa Costume Display, How The Grinch Stole Christmas
? ?• Full-Size Alien Edgar Bug Animatronic Character, Men In Black
? ?• Mikey (John Alexander) Costume Display, Men In Black
? ?• Oversized Worm Guy Animatronic Insert Puppet, Men In Black II
? ?• Hammerhead Alien Figure, Men In Black II
? ?• Hero Joe (John Alexander) R/C Animatronic Head , Mighty Joe Young

The auction will take place from 11am Pacific Standard Time on 29 May 2015 at the Hilton – Universal City, Los Angeles, USA.

Bid can be made in person, via telephone or online via the Prop Store website at www.propstore.com/auction.

About Prop Store:
Prop Store sells original movie memorabilia, with over 7,500 items available for sale on www.propstore.com. Operating since 1998, Prop Store founder Stephen Lane?s love for movies led him to begin hunting for the same props and costumes that were used to create his favourite films. He found that he could not only provide collectors with access to their most coveted pieces, but also establish archival standards for a new, pop-culture hybrid of fine art and memorabilia collecting ? prop art. Prop Store handles prop disposal, sale, archive and auction services to production companies and distributors as well as fixed price item sale on its website.

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