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Contest: Shane Acker’s ‘9’ on DVD
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Shane Ackers 9 DVD9, Shane Acker‘s animated feature produced by Tim Burton, is out on DVD and Blu-ray today. In conjunction with this event, we have five (5) DVDs to give away to some lucky readers!

Five (5) winners will each receive:

  • One (1) Shane Acker’s 9 on DVD

TO ENTER:

(1) Make sure you’re subscribed to the Geeks of Doom email digest. If you’re not then click here and sign up. (If you’re already a subscriber, then go right to the next step.)

(2) Fill out the entry form here below and submit. (Form is here after the jump.)

Good luck!

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Movie Review: 9
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Nine (9) movie poster9
Directed by Shane Acker
Starring Elijah Wood, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau
Studio: Focus Features
Release date: 9/9/09 (clever right?)

I’m a big fan of animation in all its forms, but I’m also an adult, and I want a good story to go along with what I’m watching. That’s what I was hoping for when I first started seeing previews for the film 9. It looked like more of an adult action film, which just happened to be done with CG animation. Add in the names Tim Burton, whose done great animation work before with the Nightmare Before Christmas and the Corpse Bride, and Timur Bekmambetov, who directed Wanted as well as two very visually experimental movies in Night Watch and Day Watch, and you’ve made a movie that I’ll want to see. See is the operative word when it comes to 9, because while it is spectacular looking, the rest of my mind could never get into the film.

The story is fairly simple. A creature made out of cloth (voiced by Elijah Wood) wakes up in a strange room, with a mysterious round object. (I’d accuse the filmmakers of ripping off LittleBigPlanet’s Sack-boy if I didn’t know that the short film this is based on hadn’t come out well before the game.) He can’t speak and doesn’t know anything about what’s going on, so he ventures out until he runs across another cloth man, who says his name is 2 (Martin Landau), and sees that the new one has a 9 on his back, so that’s what he calls him. 2 is also nice enough to hook 9 up with a voice box so he can speak. Shortly after, 2 is captured by some kind of monster and taken away. 9 is determined to rescue him and sets off to the factory where he saw 2 was taken. Along the way he meets a number of creatures just like him (voiced by John C. Reilly, Christopher Plummer, Jennifer Connelly, and Crispin Glover), and then he ends up almost dooming what remains of life. Then the creatures run around, learning where they come from, why they were created, and how they can save whatever life remains on the Earth.

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Video: ‘9’ Mash Ups With ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ & ‘Wall-E’
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Elijah Wood, the star of the Tim Burton-produced feature film 9, presented to G4’s AOTS an exclusive short he put together with producer Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) from the upcoming CG-animated film. Watch it here below.

There are a few user-generated 9 mash-up videos up on YouTube, two of which I think are clever and worth mentioning (and are embedded here below). One is called “9’s Obsession” and features clips from the movie set to the song “Jack’s Obsession” from another Burton-produced animated favorite The Nightmare Before Christmas.

In another video, called “Wall-E9 Trailer,” someone did a mash-up of 9 dialogue with scenes from fellow animated post-apocalyptic Earth film, Wall-E.

9 follows the story of 9, as he awakens to find a post-apocalyptic world where humans are gone and machines have taken over. He finds another group of beings like himself who are in hiding from the machines and tries to convince them to fight, not hide, and to try to uncover what’s motivating the machines to bring about the extinction of humanity.

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Contest: Win a ‘9’ Prize Bundle
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Listen up, geeks. For at exactly 9:09 pm and 9 seconds on September 9, 2009 (yeah –> 9/9/09), we Geeks of Doom will be choosing FIVE lucky winners to receive supra awesome prize bundles from the upcoming animated film 9, which hits theaters that day. We’ve got sacks filled with 9-related T-shirts, books, soundtracks, and more swaggy goodness™ then you can possible shake a stick at (for all you stick shakers out there.. you know who you are)!

This is one of those times I wish I could enter our own contests because I’m really excited about this film and DO WANT much 9 goodies for me me me too. But I’ll have to settle for living vicariously through five of our lucky (and awesome) readers.

Five (5) winners will each receive:

  • One (1) 9 Prize Bundle containing a T-shirt, Book, Official Soundtrack, and more!

What do you have to do to get a chance to win? Glad you asked ’cause it’s really easy. Just make sure you’re a subscriber to our email digest, and then go ahead and fill out the handy dandy form below. Done.

Good luck!

TO ENTER: There’s just two simple steps: (1) Make sure you’re subscribed to the Geeks of Doom email digest. If you’re not then click here and sign up. (If you’re already a subscriber, then go right to the next step.) (2) Fill out the entry form here below and submit. (Form is here after the jump.)

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Comic Con Movie Images: ‘Iron Man 2,’ ‘Alice In Wonderland,’ ‘Prince Of Persia’ & More!
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Wonderland

Just yesterday, we got our first look at Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in Jon Favreau‘s Iron Man 2. The images came from this weeks issue of Entertainment Weekly, which is a preview to Comic Con special. The issue has now been officially released and as it turns out, there were many more great images inside!

To go with the pictures of Black Widow, a few more tiny peeks at Iron Man 2 were offered. Among them is a look a Don Cheadle — who is stepping in for Terrence Howard as James Rhodes — sitting in front of Sam Rockwell, who will be playing Tony Stark rival Justin Hammer. There’s also a couple of new images of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark: One is of him taking part in some seemingly highly-competitive competition of sorts; the other shows him speaking to new CEO of Stark Industries: Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow).

It doesn’t end there, either. A bunch of other big movies with previews featured in the issue as well, including Tim Burton‘s Alice in Wonderland, Matthew Vaughn‘s Kick-Ass, Mike Newell‘s Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Shane Acker‘s 9, Roland Emmerich‘s 2012, Ruben Fleischer‘s Zombieland, and Chan-Wook Park‘s Thirst.

Click over to check out all of these images, and head over to EW for even more.

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Check Out These Awesome Character Posters From Shane Acker’s ‘9’
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9 #8

By now you’ve all seen the wonderful trailers for Shane Acker‘s 9, the computer animated post-apocalyptic adventure about a band of 9 ragdolls and their fight to survive (Read: Check Out The Original Short Film & Trailer For ‘9’ Right Now). It’s dark and scary-yet strangely beautiful look immediately steals your eyes and won’t give them back until its done with you. Now from io9 comes some great new visual sustenance in the form of eight posters that feature the nine brave ragdolls! Just a note, two of the ragdolls are twins, and are featured in one poster, hence the nine dolls in eight posters deal.

Here is the movie’s official synopsis:

When 9 (Elijah Wood) first comes to life, he finds himself in a post-apocalyptic world. All humans are gone, and it is only by chance that he discovers a small community of others like him taking refuge from fearsome machines that roam the earth intent on their extinction. Despite being the neophyte of the group, 9 convinces the others that hiding will do them no good. They must take the offensive if they are to survive, and they must discover why the machines want to destroy them in the first place. As they’ll soon come to learn, the very future of civilization may depend on them.

Click over to check out these eight fantastic posters.

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Shane Acker’s ‘9’ Gets A Second Trailer To Adore
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9

It was only a matter of time before we finally got a second trailer of the fantastic looking animated movie from Shane Acker, 9, and what do you know…here it is. The trailer is pretty similar to the original trailer that we saw (presentation wise) but there’s plenty of new images to take in, and that’s all that really matters.

9 stars Elijah Wood, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connelly, Martin Landau, Christopher Plummer, and Crispin Glover. It is based on the short film by Acker and produced by both Tim Burton and Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov. Pamela Pettler (Corpse Bride, Monster House) wrote the script.

Click over to check out the official synopsis in case you’ve yet to read it, as well as the brand new trailer!

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Watch Now: 2 Minutes From Tim Burton Produced ‘9’
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9

If you haven’t seen the trailer for Shane Acker‘s 9, well, then you should immediately go watch it first. You can watch both the trailer as well as the original short film for which the feature movie is based by peeking at our earlier coverage of it (Read: Check Out The Original Short Film & Trailer For ‘9’ Right Now).

After you’ve checked those sweet morsels out, we can now move on to a new two-minute clip from the movie which has been released exclusively through MTV Movies Blog. The clip can be seen below.

9 is made by a visual super-team including producers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) and director Shane Acker, who also created the short. That’s one very cool bit about this project, is that they let the man who started it actually captain the whole movie.

Click on over for the intense two-minute clip.

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Check Out The Original Short Film & Trailer For ‘9’ Right Now
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9

If you haven’t seen or heard anything about the movie 9 yet, you are indeed in for a little treat. The movie is interestingly from Focus Features and is the newest computer animated film to come along and it really looks like it could be a pretty incredible animated adventure in a world dominated by Pixar.

9 is based on the short movie of the same name by Shane Acker (who returns to direct the feature as well) and is co-produced by super-duo Tim Burton (Corpse Bride) and Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) and it is written by Pamela Pettler (Corpse Bride, Monster House). It stars Elijah Wood, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connelly, Martin Landau, Christopher Plummer, and Crispin Glover. The music will be done by none other than Danny Elfman and the movie will be fittingly released on 9-9-09. Be sure to visit the official 9 website here.

Here is the synopsis for the movie:

When 9 (The Lord of the Ring’s Elijah Wood) first comes to life, he finds himself in a post-apocalyptic world. All humans are gone, and it is only by chance that he discovers a small community of others like him taking refuge from fearsome machines that roam the earth intent on their extinction. Despite being the neophyte of the group, 9 convinces the others that hiding will do them no good. They must take the offensive if they are to survive, and they must discover why the machines want to destroy them in the first place. As they’ll soon come to learn, the very future of civilization may depend on them.

Continue reading to watch the short movie that started it all and the trailer for the feature!

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