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PR: "Lion King 1 1/2" and "Lion King 2" Coming to Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on March 6, 2012

by Ed Liuon December 20, 2011
The Lion King 1 1/2 Simba, Nala, Timon and Pumbaa are Back For a Limited Time, Includes a New Timon and Pumbaa Bonus Feature Available March 6, 2012 on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital (click to enlarge) Synopsis: The king of animated films reigns in this final chapter of The Lion King trilogy, now breathtakingly beautiful […]

"Kung Fu Panda 2" Blu-ray: Inner Peace Through a Great Set of Bonuses

by Ed Liuon December 19, 2011
I don’t have very much more to say about Kung Fu Panda 2 from my review of the theatrical release, even after watching the film a few more times on Blu-ray. Sequels are almost never as good as the original films, and while that’s still true of Kung Fu Panda 2, it’s still quite close […]

PR: Marvel & Disney Publishing Launch All-New "Toy Story" #1 Comic for March 2012

by Ed Liuon December 16, 2011
Marvel and Disney Publishing Launch All-New TOY STORY #1 Comic

2011 Golden Globe Nominees Announced; "Tintin," "Arthur Christmas," "Cars 2," "Puss in Boots," "Rango" for Best Animated Feature

by Ed Liuon December 15, 2011
The nominees for the 2011 Golden Globe Awards have been released by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Nominees for the Best Animated Feature award were: The Adventures of Tintin Arthur Christmas Cars 2 Puss in Boots Rango In addition, Gnomeo & Juliet landed a nomination for Best Original Song for “Hello Hello.” The 69th Golden […]

PR: "Justice League: Doom" Coming to DVD and Blu-ray on February 28, 2012

by Ed Liuon December 12, 2011
ENEMIES AT EVERY TURN … EXECUTING A PLAN CONCEIVED FROM WITHIN GET READY FOR THE NEXT ALL-NEW DC UNIVERSE ANIMATED ORIGINAL MOVIE JUSTICE LEAGUE: DOOM COMING FEBRUARY 28, 2012 FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO Primetime TV stars & Justice League cartoon alums fill stellar voice cast led by Nathan Fillion, Tim Daly and Michael Rosenbaum; Available […]

"Chuggington: It's Training Time" - Decent Show as Toy Commercial, but Pretty Cool Toys

by Ed Liuon December 6, 2011
Other than the surprisingly hummable theme song, the best and worst thing I can say about Chuggington is that it is extremely safe and conventional. Only the most hyper-sensitive parent would find any objectionable content or messages being sent by the episodes of the show, but it’s also true that only the most easy-to-please parents […]

2011 Annie Award Nominees Announced

by Ed Liuon December 5, 2011
ASIFA-Hollywood has announced the nominees for the 39th annual Annie Awards, recognizing what they consider the best of animation for 2011. Nominees for Best Animated Feature are: A Cat in Paris – Folimage Arrugas (Wrinkles) – Perro Verde Films, S.L. Arthur Christmas – Sony Pictures Animation, Aardman Animations Cars 2 – Pixar Animation Studios Chico […]

"Trigun: Badlands Rumble": A Bulletstorm Of Fun

by Todd DuBoison November 30, 2011
Trigun: Badlands Rumble is an enjoyable movie that will be best loved by an audience that has seen some or all of the excellent television series, although newcomers can get by and be taken in by its quirky humor and over-the-top gunplay. Once more we return the return to the space western setting of the […]

NY Times on Star Performances by Cars in "Tintin" Movie

by Ed Liuon November 30, 2011
The New York Times has taken a look at the starring role several automobiles played in Hergé’s Tintin comic strip and the new mocap CGI animated movie directed by Steven Spielberg. The article notes that Hergé (whose real name was Georges Remi) was an avid driver and car collector whose attention to detail and accuracy […]

Hard Times Hit Australian Studio Behind "Happy Feet 2"

by Ed Liuon November 30, 2011
Australian website if.com.au reports that Dr D Studios, the production company behind the recently released Happy Feet 2, is facing an uncertain future. Several reasons for the studio’s uncertain prospects were offered, some of which were conflicting or disputed by principals, including a massive staff reduction due to contract expirations and a corporate restructuring; potential […]