Digital Media

Ryan Crego Talks Going on “Home Adventures with Tip and Oh”

by Ed Liuon August 5, 2016
After graduating from the Film and Media Studies program at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Ryan Crego got his start in the animation business at DreamWorks Animation, starting there at 2004 and earning credits on Puss in Boots, Kung Fu Panda 2, and multiple Shrek projects. He has also written and developed animated features […]
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Review: “Batman: The Killing Joke” – Not a Good Day

by Ed Liuon August 4, 2016
I am in the minority of comic book fans that was in no hurry for the fine folks at Warner Bros. Animation to adapt The Killing Joke in their direct-to-video line. It definitely reshaped the American superhero comic book industry along with The Dark Knight Returns and Watchmen, but of the three, The Killing Joke […]

Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom

“Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom” Coming to Blu-ray/DVD on September 27, 2016

by Ed Liuon August 1, 2016
Primetime Emmy®-winner Jane Curtin with Golden Globe®-Winner Ron Perlman and Academy Award®-Winner Christopher Plummer Lead All-Star Voice Cast HOWARD LOVECRAFT AND THE FROZEN KINGDOM Enthralling New Animated Movie Adventure from Arcana Studio and Sean Patrick O’Reilly Unleashes on North American Home Entertainment Shelves, Digital HD, VOD and Redbox! BRING HOME THE HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE TWO-DISC BLU-RAY™+ […]

NY Times on Josh Wakely’s Beatles-Themed “Beat Bugs” and Other Musical Shows

by Ed Liuon July 28, 2016
The New York Times has profiled Josh Wakely, the creator of three new musical series including Beat Bugs, an animated children’s series that uses songs from the Beatles as inspiration and soundtrack. The article covers the way he brought the series to fruition, with Mr. Wakely stating that he “had no idea how complicated or […]

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“My Little Pony Equestria Girls – Legend of Everfree” Coming to Blu-ray/DVD on November 1, 2016

by Ed Liuon July 28, 2016
SHOUT! FACTORY AND HASBRO STUDIOS ENTER HOME ENTERTAINMENT DISTRIBUTION ALLIANCE FOR HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW MOVIE ADVENTURE MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS – LEGEND OF EVERFREE Los Angeles, California – JULY 27, 2016 – Shout! Factory, a multi-platform media company, and Hasbro Studios have announced a strategic distribution collaboration to bring the new installment of the […]

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Review: “Yona of the Dawn Part 1 Blu-ray (UK Edition)”: The Badass Princess Diaries

by Grant Whiteon July 26, 2016
Yona is the teenage princess of the Kouka Kingdom, residing in the central palace under the eye of her convivial father, Emperor Il. On the night of her sixteenth birthday, the palace is struck by a coup which forces Yona to escape under the protection of her bodyguard and lifelong friend Hak. Unsure of who […]

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

by Todd 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 […]


Shout Rolls Out Packaging, Release Date For “Transformers: The Movie”

by Peter Paltridgeon July 25, 2016
We’ve got a release date for the newly remastered (in 4K!) Transformers The Movie, the 1986 release that most critics consider to be Orson Welles’ finest role. Mark your calendars for September 13, 2016. The AUTOBOTS, led by the heroic OPTIMUS PRIME, prepare to make a daring attempt to retake their planet from the evil […]

Review: “CubexCursedxCurious” Blu-Ray/DVD is CrassxClichexCrummy

by Neo Yion July 25, 2016
I thrive off bad entertainment. Shows with an utterly inane premise or a certain level of awfulness makes it worth sitting through for sheer notoriety alone. Sure, the product is bad, but at least you can laugh at it, so there’s a consolation prize. CubexCursedxCurious (or C3 for short) held exactly the kind of nonsense plot […]