Search For

Includes Todd's Commentary, Animated Features; Win It Here
October 25, 2002
Copyright 2015 TMP International, Inc.

Maybe you missed it in the theaters, but now is your chance to buy or rent The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys when it releases on DVD and VHS, Tuesday, Nov. 5.

For anyone not familiar with the project, Altar Boys is an independent film distributed by ThinkFilm and produced by Jodie Foster's Egg Pictures, based on the 1992 debut novel by Chris Fuhrman. Starring Kieran Culkin, Jena Malone, Jodie Foster, Emile Hirsch and Vincent D'Onofrio, this R-rated film is a coming-of-age drama from director Peter Care. The main characters are budding comic artists and the film uses nearly 20 minutes of Todd McFarlane's comic-style animation as a storytelling device.

When it opened in June, the media coverage was positive, with everyone from USA Today to Rosie O'Donnell giving the film praise. Foster, who also stars in the film, appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman and gave kudos to Todd's animation after showing a promotional clip.

McFarlane fans will enjoy the DVD Special Edition. Several extra features involve him, including the following as named on the DVD menu:

  • Animated scenes
  • Commentary of animated scenes with animation producer Todd McFarlane
  • Anatomy of a Scene (from the Sundance Channel program)
  • Featurette
Additionally, can be accessed from Web site links on the DVD ROM.

The DVD and VHS will be available everywhere. And, as always, the prize patrol in on the case. We have five copies of the DVD to give away as part of the Altar Boys DVD Contest. Four winners will receive a copy of the DVD along with an 11-by-17 movie poster signed by Todd. One grand-prize winner will get the DVD along with a 37-by-29 movie promo poster known as a one-sheet that is signed by Todd, Jodie, Jena, Emile and Kieran.

Winners will be randomly selected from e-mails sent to that include the sender's name, regular mailing address, phone number and date of birth. Incomplete e-mails will be deleted as will duplicate entries, so please enter only once. As this is an R-rated movie, you must be 17 or older to enter. Entry deadline is Thursday, Nov. 7 at noon PST. Winners will be announced Friday, Nov. 8.

For more information on Altar Boys, visit for an online video interview with Todd and Peter Care.

And in next Friday's news, look for details on another Columbia TriStar DVD release and contest involving Todd. Stick to the, um, Web, for more info Nov. 1.

All stories are Copyright © and TMP International, Inc., and may not be reprinted without permission.

Todd McFarlane is Bringing New Construction Sets to San Diego Comic Con 2015!

MLB Series 33 Figures Are Ready To Take The Field

McFarlane Toys Unveils NFL Series 37 Line Up

Don't Turn Your Back On 'The Walking Dead' TV Series 7

McFarlane Toys and HBO Create a New 'Game of Thrones' Construction Line

The NBA Finals Are Here…And So Is McFarlane's NBA Series 27 Line Up!

Quick Links
Adventures of Spawn Online Comic
Toy Release Dates

McFarlane Update

Enter your e-mail address to sign up for the Todd McFarlane Update, the official newsletter of the McFarlane companies.

Poll Question
  Who do you want to see as a Walking Dead TV figure?

Privacy Policy
Terms of Use | Intellectual Property