Movie Websites Launches for June 11 - June 17
June 17th, 2004
During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates including the winner for the week, Around the World in 80 Days - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details.
Alien vs. Predator
Current Content: Big update this week with an exclusive internet preview (teaser trailer or sorts), third trailer and a link to the AvP Fan club.
Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid
Current Content: First new flash site of the week. Not much to it, just the synopsis, trailer, cast bios, downloads and one game. The game's quite fun but the site doesn't do much to sell the movie, at least not yet.
Current Content: A couple of updates this week. First concerns the soundtrack and the other is a couple of games, sort of. They're barely interactive.
Around the World in 80 Days
Current Content: There was a massive update this week as the last two locations were added. Also added were more of the regular features like production notes, cast and crew bios, movie clips, etc. The final site is great with a dozen locations, each with some local information and an activity. For instance, one of the last two locations added was the Atlantic Ocean, which talked about measurements, conversion between metric and imperial and there's a game in which you catch pieces of the airplane. If the site was just those 12 sections it would be a good site, but with the regular features presented in an excellent fashion as well it’s the meandering Weekly Website Winner.
Current Content: Just the synopsis and cast and crew, (no bios.)
Current Content: The flash site launched this week, but it's mostly the old content with a new format. There are a couple of new features like the cast and crew, (no bios) and the images have this cat's eye feature. That feature allows you to zoom in and scroll around the images.
A Cinderella Story
Current Content: The three activities were added to the site, as was the music video.
Current Content: The video clips were added to the site, all five of them. Plus behind the scenes featurette was added.
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
Current Content: The rest of the content was added, including several clips. In fact, I would guess every scene that has something remotely funny is on the site.
Current Content: No changes since the site first launched.
Current Content: Lots of information about the premiere was added to the site, including ten or so photos plus links to additional articles, images and video.
Friday Night Lights
Current Content: The trailer was added … well actually, it's just a link to the trailer that is on Yahoo.com.
The Hunting of the President
Current Content: Some information about the premiere was added just in time for tomorrow's opening.
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
Current Content: There have been no changes in this site for a few weeks.
Current Content: The first of three behind the scenes videos was added.
Kaena: The Prophecy
Current Content: Typical Sony placeholder site with some non-typical content, (like character bios.) Personally, I'd stick with the original site.
Current Content: They changed the font on the name. Ok, that may not seem like a big deal, but it's the first change in months.
Maria Full of Grace
Current Content: The flash site launched and there is an excellent amount of animation, including some impeded video clips. The usual features are there, synopsis, trailer etc. but the lack of background music was bothersome.
Current Content: Typical Sony placeholder site with just the synopsis so far.
Current Content: None, just the name and the release date.
Current Content: No changes to the site since last week.
Without a Paddle
Current Content: There's not much content here, just the synopsis, cast and crew (no bios) and downloads. But, they are presented in such a way that I'm confident that this will be a great site before its done.
Submitted by: C.S.Strowbridge
Filed under: The Incredibles, Madagascar, Fahrenheit 9/11, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, AVP: Alien Vs. Predator, The Terminal, Friday Night Lights, Without a Paddle, A Cinderella Story, Racing Stripes, Catwoman, Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid, Around the World in 80 Days, De-Lovely, Maria Full of Grace, Facing Window, The Hunting of the President, I'll Sleep When I'm Dead, Kaena