Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has officially announced and detailed their releases for ‘Night of the Animated Dead’; an animated reimagining of the George A. Romero horror classic. The film will arrive home early on Digital beginning September 21, followed by the Blu-ray and DVD releases on October 5, 2021. Continue below to check out the full announcement for the releases including bonus content listings and more.=UPDATED: The post has now been updated with the Official Trailers for the film!=
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NIGHT OF THE ANIMATED DEAD
HORROR CLASSIC REIMAGINED FOR ANIMATION
COMING TO DIGITAL ON SEPTEMBER 21
and BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK & DVD ON OCTOBER 5, 2021
All-Star Cast Includes Josh Duhamel, Dulé Hill, Katharine Isabelle, James Roday Rodriguez, Katee Sackhoff, Will Sasso, Jimmi Simpson and Nancy Travis
BURBANK, CA (August 3, 2021) – Revisit George A. Romero’s 1968 horror classic in an altogether unprecedented presentation as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases Night of the Animated Dead, a new, star-studded animated recreation of the thriller coming September 21, 2021 to Digital and October 5, 2021 to Blu-ray Combo Pack & DVD.
Presented by The Long Game in association with Hemisphere Entertainment, Night of the Animated Dead is an animated adaptation of the 1968 horror classic and includes never-before-seen, exclusive animated scenes not found in the original live-action film. Night of the Animated Dead will be available on Digital, Blu-ray Combo Pack (USA $19.99 SRP, Canada $24.99 SRP) and DVD (USA $14.99 SRP, Canada $19.99 SRP). Pre-order will be available beginning on August 10, 2021.
In Night of the Animated Dead, siblings Barbara and Johnny visit their father’s grave in a remote cemetery in Pennsylvania when they are suddenly set upon by zombies. Barbara flees and takes refuge in an abandoned farmhouse along with stranded motorist Ben and four local survivors found hiding in the cellar. Together, the group must fight to stay alive against the oncoming horde of zombies while also confronting their own fears and prejudices.
Night of the Animated Dead features the voice talents of Josh Duhamel (Jupiter’s Legacy,Transformers) as Harry Cooper, Dulé Hill (The West Wing, Psych) as Ben, Katharine Isabelle (Ginger Snaps) as Barbara, James Roday Rodriguez (A Million Little Things, Psych) as Tom, Katee Sackhoff (The Mandalorian,Battlestar Galactica) as Judy, Will Sasso (MadTV) as Sheriff McClelland, Jimmi Simpson (Westworld) as Johnny and Nancy Travis (Last Man Standing) as Helen Cooper.
Executive Producers are Richard Potter (Diciembres), Thomas DeFeo (The Seventh Day) and Jamie Elliott (Fighting with My Family). Producers are Ralph E. Portillo, p.g.a. (Buddy Games), Robert Feldman, p.g.a. (Dr. Shroud) and Kevin Kasha (I Spit on Your Grave). Animation services were provided by Demente Animation Studio. The original Night of the Living Dead was written by George A. Romero (Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead) and John Russo (The Majorettes, Santa Claws). Night of the Animated Dead was produced by Michael J. Luisi, p.g.a. (The Call, Oculus) and directed by Jason Axinn (To Your Last Death).
BLU-RAY AND DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
Making of the Animated Dead – Join director Jason Axinn & Producer Michael Luisi as they regale fans with the careful process of honoring the iconic classic with their vision for an animated remake, including scene breakdowns and booth recordings with the cast!
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DVD $14.99 USA, $19.99 Canada
Blu-ray Combo Pack $19.99 USA, $24.99 Canada
Blu-ray and DVD Audio: English; French; Latin Spanish
Blu-ray and DVD Subtitles: English; French; Latin Spanish
Feature Running Time: 70 minutes
Rated R for bloody/gruesome zombie violence
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