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Justice League Dark

NYCC 2016: The “Justice League Dark” Panel and Preview

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 17, 2016
Justice League Dark received a focus panel on the Main Stage of New York Comic Con 2016 late Saturday afternoon, with a familiar balance of creative and vocal talent in attendance: character designer Phil Bourassa, director Jay Olivia, producer James Tucker, Matt Ryan (Constantine) and Jason O’Mara (Batman). The panel was moderated by publicist Gary […]

Review: “Adventure Time” Season 6 – Moves Forward, Stays Fun

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 13, 2016
Season 6 of Adventure Time carries things forward from its eventful and experimental fifth season, and no good show gets this far without being very comfortable with itself and what it’s all about. With its world and characters all thoroughly established and a well-honed creative sense for weirdness, with this set fans get more of […]

Voltron Legendary Defender

NYCC 2016: The “Voltron Legendary Defender” Panel Previews Season 2

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 12, 2016
Friday at New York Comic Con, a panel for Voltron Legendary Defender was held with executive producers Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery; head writer Tim Hedrick; and voice actors Jeremy Shada (Lance) and Bex Taylor-Klaus (Pidge). The panel began with an appreciation of the “intimacy” of New York Comic Con compared to the San Diego […]

NYCC 2016: Adam West and Company at the “Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders” Panel

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 10, 2016
Thursday night at New York Comic Con 2016 brought the world premiere of Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders and a lively panel discussion after the screening with a sterling range of talent: director Rick Morales; writers/producers James Tucker and Michael Jelenic; and of course star actor Adam West (Batman). The panel was introduced by […]


NYCC 2016: LeSean Thomas, Crunchyroll Reveal “Children of Ether” Animated Series

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 9, 2016
During its panel at New York Comic Con this past Thursday, the streaming service Crunchyroll announced its involvement in the development of the brand new animated series Children of Ether. The show is the latest creation of LeSean Thomas, whose latest work includes staffing Adult Swim’s The Boondocks (character supervisor, co-director) and Black Dynamite (supervising […]

NYCC 2016: “Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders” Gets Sequel With William Shatner As Two-Face

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 7, 2016
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders will receive a sequel animated movie in 2017, reuniting veteran actor Adam West (Batman) with William Shatner of Star Trek fame as the Batman villain Two-Face. The news was revealed Thursday evening near the very end the World Premiere Screening and panel for the film by none other than […]


Otakon 2016: LeSean Thomas On “Cannon Busters” and Creative Collaboration

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison September 16, 2016
A South Bronx native, LeSean Thomas is a young creator that’s achieved a varied and active career. The earliest days of his career in animation include character design and layout on Showtime’s web series WhirlGirl, and the creation of UBO Network’s web series BattleSeed as its director, producer and writer. During the early 00s he […]

Otakon 2016: Press Conference Q&A With “Escaflowne” Director Kazuki Akane

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison September 6, 2016
A 30-year veteran of the anime industry, Kazuki Akane worked his way up the ladder at Studio Sunrise by starting out as a Production Runner in the 1980s on Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ and the film Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack. In the 90s he took on assistant director and storyboarding jobs until his first […]


Review: “Yona of the Dawn” Part 1 Brings a Winning Fantasy Adventure

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison July 26, 2016
Well-done fantasy is a special treat in Japanese animation (and the medium at large, for that matter), but well-done fantasy with a woman as the key and non-subordinate figure is a downright rare experience. But Studio Pierrot’s Yona of the Dawn delivers on both counts and joins Moribito and Twelve Kingdoms as a sterling example […]
Wreck-It Ralph 2

Disney Announces “Wreck-It Ralph 2”, Reschedules “Gigantic” in 2018

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison June 30, 2016
Walt Disney Animation has officially announced a sequel to its 2012 feature film Wreck-It Ralph. The news was first announced through a live video on Facebook, where director Rich Moore was joined by screenwriter Phil Johnson and Ralph actor John C. Reilly to break the news to fans. For the sequel, Phil Johnson will be co-directing […]