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NYCC2011: Classic Warner Brothers/Hanna-Barbera Blu-ray Panel Report

by darkdetectiveon October 17, 2011
Will Friedwald began talking about the various kinds of music one can hear in Looney Tunes shorts, from classical to jazz. Ford compared Carl Stalling, the composer of the scores one hears in Looney Tunes shorts, to Stravinsky. Levy explained that Looney Tunes was Warner Brothers’ answer to Disney. The music moves at such a […]

NYCC2011: "Justice League: Doom" Trailer Released

by Dan Collinson October 16, 2011
IGN has posted the trailer for the upcoming DC Universe animated film Justice League: Doom. which premiered at this year’s New York Comic Con. Based on Mark Waid’s story “Tower of Babel”, Batman’s secret plans to stop members of the Justice League if they go rogue have been stolen, and the team not only have […]

NYCC2011: "A Liar's Autobiography" - Spam, Spam, Graham Chapman, Spam, Animation, Spam, and Lobster Thermidor a Crevette

by Ed Liuon October 15, 2011
On Saturday afternoon, the IGN Theater at New York Comic Con hosted a panel dedicated to A Liar’s Autobiography, an upcoming 3-D animated feature film based on the life of the late Graham Chapman, one sixth of the famed British comedy troupe Monty Python. Attending the panel were filmmakers Bill Jones, Ben Timlett, and Jeff […]

NYCC2011: DC Animation Panel Report - "Catwoman," "Justice League: Doom"

by Ed Liuon October 15, 2011
The DC Animated Panel at the 2011 New York Comic Con filled up the IGN Theater, kicking off with guests Bruce Timm and Andrea Romano who were greeted with thunderous applause from the audience. The panel began with a screening of the “Catwoman” short from the Batman: Year One animated DTV (available now in a […]

PR: "The Godfather" Star Alex Rocco Returns to Mobster Roots as Carmine Falcone in "Batman: Year One"

by Ed Liuon October 12, 2011
The Godfather star Alex Rocco returns to his mobster roots as Carmine Falcone in Batman: Year One Forty-six years later, actor who debuted in Batman TV series is once again featured opposite the Caped Crusader; all-new DC Universe Animated Original Movie Coming to Blu-ray, DVD on October 18, 2011 from Warner Home Video QUESTION: You’re […]

"Legend of the Millennium Dragon": Fake Miyazaki

by Maxie Zeuson October 12, 2011
A showcase of style over substance, Legend of the Millennium Dragon will please those who admire good design work, fluid animation, and solid if unspectacular action sequences. Fans of historical fantasy and admirers of Hayao Miyazaki may also find some pleasures in this 98-minute feature, although the finding of pleasure will depend upon one’s ability […]

New "Batman: Year One" Clip: Meeting Bruce Wayne

by Ed Liuon October 11, 2011
Warner Home Video has released a new clip from Batman: Year One, the adaptation of the Frank Miller/Dave Mazzuchelli graphic novel chronicling the earliest days of Batman and Jim Gordon in Gotham City: Batman: Year One is available now via digital download from iTunes, Xbox Live, Zune, VUDU HD Movies and Video Unlimited on the […]

PR: "Southland" Star Ben McKenzie Takes Justice Into His Own Hands as Title Character in "Batman: Year One"

by Ed Liuon October 11, 2011
Southland star Ben McKenzie takes justice into his own hands as the title character of Batman: Year One Three-time Emmy winner Bryan Cranston, fanboy favorites Eliza Dushku and Katee Sackhoff included in cast of all-new DC Universe Animated Original Movie Coming to Blu-ray, DVD on October 18, 2011 from Warner Home Video Ben McKenzie plays […]

Thank You Steve

by Ed Liuon October 5, 2011
I was at a friend’s wedding in San Francisco a few years ago and noticed someone standing by himself at the back of the assembly, wearing a black turtleneck, jeans, and sneakers. I asked one of the groomsmen, a former college roommate, “Hey, is it just me, or does that guy look a whole lot […]

Steve Jobs, Apple and Pixar Chief Executive, 1955 - 2011

by Ed Liuon October 5, 2011
Steven P. Jobs, former CEO of Apple Computer and Pixar Animation Studios, passed away on Wednesday in Palo Alto, CA, at the age of 56 after a long struggle with cancer. In 1976, Jobs and Steve Wozniak launched Apple Computer, becoming instrumental in launching the personal computer revolution and began a career as a major […]