Warren United Set To Kick Off

by Alex Beanon February 24, 2014
The World Cup is just around the corner – if you feel that June is “just around the corner” and most football/futbol/soccer fans do feel this way – so the proper time has arrived for the launch of “Warren United”, a new animated British television series detailing the travails of football/soccer freak fan Warren Kingsley. […]

Disney Adds Pair Of Channels Down Under

by Alex Beanon February 24, 2014
Australian television viewers will get more opportunities to watch Disney-affiliated cartoonery and content with the addition of two cable network channels – Disney XD and Movies Disney – to their cable lineup. The XD channel is geared toward boys ages 6-14 and will feature currently popular programming such as “Phineas and Ferb”, “Gravity Falls” and […]


Constantine Gets Pilot License From NBC

by Alex Beanon February 22, 2014
Snarky British supernatural detective/con man/magician John Constantine has returned from the pages of 1980s DC Comics for a possible new television series on NBC. The pilot episode will have Matt Ryan [who voices pirate Edward Kenway on “Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag”] in the lead role. Keanu Reeves played the character in a live action […]

She’s A Brick House: Lego 2 On The Way

by Alex Beanon February 21, 2014
As is the movie studio modus operandi these days, your sequel must be announced either before the first movie has been released or shortly afterward and “The Lego Movie” is no different as Warner Bros waited all of two weeks after the release of “The Lego Movie” to announce that a sequel is now on […]


Review: “The Little Penguin: Pororo’s Racing Adventure” – On Cruise Control

by Ed Liuon February 21, 2014
The CGI character Pororo the Little Penguin is a smash hit in South Korea, where his animated series has been running since 2003 (though that length is a bit padded by the multi-year gaps between seasons and movies). While Pororo has been successfully exported to multiple foreign countries, Lionsgate is giving the little penguin and […]


‘Ender’s Game’ Now Available For UK Digital Download

by Grant Whiteon February 20, 2014
Ender’s Game, the movie based on the legendary science-fiction novel, is now available to download in HD across various services in the UK.  Starring Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley and Asa Butterfield the film focuses on Ender, a prodigious young recruit who is put through harsh training in an attempt to save future Earth from an […]

Jimmy Murakami, “When the Wind Blows” Director, 1933 – 2014

by Ed Liuon February 19, 2014
Cartoon Brew reports the passing of Jimmy Murakami at age 80, director of 1986’s animated feature film When the Wind Blows and an instrumental figure in the development of Ireland’s animation industry. Murakami was born in 1933 in San Jose, CA, and was sent to the Tule Lake Japanese-American internment camp during World War II, […]

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“Frozen” Box Office Approaches $1 Billion Worldwide

by Ed Liuon February 19, 2014
Disney’s Frozen is closing in on $1 billion in ticket sales worldwide, with $5.8 million in domestic ticket sales and another $18.2 million from foreign markets bringing its cumulative total to date to $955.7 million. The total puts it right behind Toy Story 3 (just over $1 billion) and Despicable Me 2 ($970.76 million), making […]

Review: “Power Rangers Super Samurai Volume 1 (UK Edition)”: Super Charged Fun

by Grant Whiteon February 19, 2014
Power Rangers is now a 20-year old franchise. Created by sourcing fight footage and costumes from the Japanese Super Sentai franchise (which has been running even longer), the series focus on a usually five member team of teenagers who are granted the power to become an elite colour-coded team of warriors to help a wise mentor […]