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Phil Morris Voices King Faraday in "DC: The New Frontier" DTV

by Ed Liuon January 25, 2007
In an interview at Kryptonsite, a Smallville news and fan website, Lucy Lawless is providing the voice for Wonder Woman in the direct-to-video animated movie based on DC: The New Frontier. Morris states that, “I’m playing King opposite [the Martian Manhunter] in the cartoon,” which probably casts him as King Faraday, a DC Comics character […]

Pope Condemns ‘Toons and Video Games that Promote Violence, Anti-Social Behavior

by Ed Liuon January 25, 2007
The Vatican has issued a statement by Pope Benedict XVI for the 41st World Communications Day, with the theme of “Children and the Media: A Challenge for Education.” Attracting the most attention is the Pope’s statement that, “Any trend to produce programmes and products – including animated films and video games – which in the […]

2007 Free Comic Book Day Titles Announced (UPDATED)

by Ed Liuon January 25, 2007
DC Comics and Marvel Comics have announced the titles that will be available at this year’s Free Comic Book Day, currently scheduled for May 5, 2007. DC will be offering the Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century tie-in comic by J. Torres (Teen Titans Go!) and Chynna Clugston-Flores (Blue Monday), along with JLA #0 […]

Joe Young on Running the Hartford Animation Institute

by Ed Liuon January 24, 2007
The Hartford Courant has profiled Joe Young, cartoonist and animator who runs the Hartford Animation Institute. Young was the creator of the Scruples comic strip in the 1990s, and the strip’s characters now star in the animated films that the institute completed in December. (via Tom Spurgeon’s Comics Reporter)

PR: Marvel Comics Announces Free Comic Book Day Spider-Man by Dan Slott/Phil Jimenez

by Ed Liuon January 24, 2007
Spider-Man 3 won’t be the only new Spider-Man tale swinging into the collective consciousness on the weekend of May 5, 2007. For the sixth annual Free Comic Book Day, Marvel’s rolling out a brand new Spider-Man tale by the blockbuster creative team of Dan Slott (She-Hulk) and Phil Jimenez (New X-Men). Much like 2006’s Runaways/X-Men […]

BCI Announces "Defenders of the Earth" Vol. 2 and "New He-Man" Vol. 2

by Ed Liuon January 23, 2007
BCI/Eclipse has issued two press releases announcing the second volumes of classic late 80’s/early 90’s animated television series. The New Adventures of He-Man Volume 2 will include the last 32 episodes of the 1990’s spin-off from the original He-Man cartoon. The six-DVD set will be available on March 27 for a suggested retail price of […]

"Cinderella III: A Twist in Time" Arrives on DVD Feb 6, 2007; 8 Min. Clip Available

by Ed Liuon January 23, 2007
Buena Vista Home Entertainment has issued a press release announcing a street date of February 6, 2007, for Cinderella III: A Twist in Time, the second sequel to Disney’s classic animated feature film. The direct-to-video movie begins with the Fairy Godmother’s magic wand falling into the hands of Lady Tremaine, the evil Stepmother, who uses […]

Super Cyberchase Science Goes Daily Jan 29 – Feb 23

by Ed Liuon January 23, 2007
A press release from PBS Kids announces the launch of Super CYBERCHASE Science, a daily event running from January 29 to February 23, 2007, where the award-winning math mystery cartoon showcases episodes that focus on how math is used to explore science. The episodes will also link up to educational web resources for more information. […]

PR: BCI to Release "New Adventures of He-Man" Vol. 2 March 27

by Ed Liuon January 23, 2007
BCI ECLIPSE TO RELEASE FINAL 32 DIGITALLY REMASTERED EPISODES OF “THE NEW ADVENTURES OF HE-MAN®” VOLUME TWO Six DVDs in a Six-Panel DigiPak Available March 27th for $49.98 Los Angeles, CA – After the tremendous success of “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe®,” BCI Eclipse, a Navarre Corporation Company, and leading UK media company […]

PR: Defenders of the Earth Vol. 2 5-Disc Set Available April 3

by Ed Liuon January 23, 2007
NAVARRE’S BCI INTRODUCES THE LAST 32 EPISODES OF THE CLASSIC ANIMATED SERIES “DEFENDERS OF THE EARTH” Volume Two Available in Five-Disc Set on April 3rd For $34.98 Los Angeles, CA – Experience the climactic conclusion of the iconic “Defenders of the Earth,” the animated series originally created by Marvel Productions. BCI Eclipse, A Navarre Corporation […]