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Lawsuit Roundup: “Robinson Curiosite” vs. “Robinson Sucroe”, “Frozen” vs. “Frozen Land”

by Ed Liuon December 26, 2013
The Canadian Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Canadian animator Claude Robinson in a copyright infringement lawsuit against animation firm Cinar over Robinson’s proposal for a cartoon character titled “Robinson Curiosite.” After submitting his proposal to a number of production companies over 20 years ago, Cinar brought the extremely similar show Robinson Sucroe to […]

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PR: “Justice League: War” Gets West Coast Premiere on January 30, 2014

by Ed Liuon December 23, 2013
Justice League: War, the next upcoming animated feature film from DC Animation, will be getting its West Coast premiere at the Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles on January 30, 2014. Currently scheduled to appear at the premiere and the subsequent panel discussion are actors Steve Blum (Darkseid) and Bruce Thomas (Desaad); Producer James […]
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Review: “Towanoquon” – A Fascinating and Successful Experiment

by macattackon December 23, 2013
Towanoquon is another entry in a increasingly popular trend in Japanese animation: take what would be a 12-13 episode anime series and turn it into six short theatrical films (45-50 minutes in length) released every month or so. The music gets a budget boost, the backgrounds get more detail, better-known voice actors are cast, and […]

Fifth Ice Age Coming

by Alex Beanon December 20, 2013
It’s official, another ice age is coming. This time it will be coming in the form of “Ice Age 5”, the fifth installment in the popular animated movie franchise. However, the original voice cast – which included Ray Romano and Denis Leary in the signature roles – has not yet been set for the fifth […]

Anubis Moves Two Years Down The Road

by Alex Beanon December 20, 2013
“Anubis”, the animated movie from 20th Century Fox based on the 2006 novel “The Anubis Tapestry: Between Twilights” by Bruce Zick has been moved back two years from its original Summer 2016 release date. The as-yet-uncasted film tells the story of an archeologist who is on the business end of a mummy’s curse, sending him […]

Ant Man Finally Comes To The Marvel Picnic

by Alex Beanon December 20, 2013
After many months of vigorous speculation about just who will play the ant in the upcoming “Antman” movie, Marvel finally withdrew their picnic blanket of secrecy and revealed that Paul Rudd will be playing the role of Henry Pym, a scientist who – through the use of special Pym Particles [not available at CostCo] – […]

“Despicable Me 2” Shows Hefty Sales on DVD and Blu-ray

by Ed Liuon December 19, 2013
Universal/Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 2 has posted incredibly strong home video sales numbers in its first week of release, selling more than 4.5 million units on DVD and Blu-ray (56% of which was on the high-definition format). The numbers are comparable to those during DVD’s peak sales period in the early 2000’s, and matches the […]

Lex Luthor Going To Phoenix?

by Alex Beanon December 19, 2013
The upcoming “Batman vs. Superman” movie with Ben Affleck starring as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman may have one of their first string villains if rumors are true and Joaquin Phoenix is coerced into becoming nefarious Superman nemesis Lex Luthor. Phoenix has not confirmed he has been offered the plum role – or that […]