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PULSE News Speaks with David McCallum on Being "Batman: The Brave & the Bold" Merlin

by Ed Liuon January 5, 2009
Comicon.com’s PULSE News has spoken with actor David McCallum (NCIS) about his role as Merlin in Batman: The Brave and the Bold and as Zeus in the upcoming direct-to-video movie Wonder Woman. McCallum discusses how his first regular cartoon voice-over job as the car in Disney’s The Replacements has led to more voice work, what […]

Briefly: Superheroes & Cartoons Save ’08 Box Office; "Ponyo" in Summer 2009

by Ed Liuon January 5, 2009
* Superhero movies and cartoons dominated the domestic box office in 2008, with The Dark Knight, Iron Man, WALL-E, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, and Horton Hears a Who all landing in the top 10 moneymakers for the year. [The New York Times, free registration required] * Disney will release Ponyo on the […]

More Critical Awards for "WALL-E" and "Waltz with Bashir"

by Ed Liuon January 5, 2009
The 9th Annual Village Voice/LA Weekly Film Poll, which tracks mostly alternative press film critics, has selected Disney/Pixar’s WALL-E as the best film of 2008, with the animated documentary Waltz with Bashir taking the #6 spot. Elsewhere, the National Society of Film Critics, which represents the mainstream film press, named Waltz with Bashir the best […]

"Tsubasa Vols. 9 & 10": I’d Like a Trip to an Entertaining Universe, Please

by on January 4, 2009
Today, on Tsubasa! Our heroes, the Reservoir Warriors, fight against intergalactic evil, traveling to worlds unknown. They’ll become literary masters and mad Maxes, and time-travel to change history for the better. Can they fight against destiny as a force from the future? Well, I’ve got to do my best to make this interesting to read, […]

Official "Coraline" Movie Website Goes Live; New Behind-the-Scenes Videos

by Ed Liuon January 3, 2009
The official website for the movie Coraline has gone live, allowing visitors to visit Coraline’s bedroom, catch a show at the Mouse Circus, and see what you would look like in Coraline’s world in the Other Mother’s Workshop. There are also lots of behind-the-scenes videos and downloadable content secreted around the site. Laika Animation Studios […]

Mary Poppins 45th Anniversary DVD Arrives January 27, 2009

by Ed Liuon January 1, 2009
On January 27, 2009, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will release a new 2-disc special edition DVD of Mary Poppins to commemorate the movie’s 45th anniversary. The major new special feature on this edition is a look at the making of the Mary Poppins stage musical; several other features were also on the 40th anniversary […]

"Coraline" Exhibit at Cartoon Art Museum; Figure Images Released

by Ed Liuon January 1, 2009
The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco will be hosting an exhibition of original art from the movie Coraline, courtesy of Laika Animation Studios. The exhibition will include “drawings, storyboards, puppets, sets, costumes and more” from the movie. The movie opens on February 6, 2009. Elsewhere, Neil Gaiman has posted several images of Coraline figures […]

Andrew Stanton on "WALL-E" and "Finding Nemo" at Creative Screenwriting Magazine

by Ed Liuon January 1, 2009
Creative Screenwriting magazine has posted a lengthy audio interview with Pixar’s Andrew Stanton about his work directing Finding Nemo and WALL-E. (via Cartoon Brew)

"Karin" Vol. 6: This Blood’s Too Thin For Hearty Sustenance

by SB20xxon January 1, 2009
Karin, the comedy/drama about a reverse vampire girl in love with a human boy, has been a frustratingly uneven show. A lot of the blame, I’ve said before, is due to miscommunications between the cast, resulting in contrived situations. Lumpy to the end, the series even has to use this tiresome plot device to gin […]

Funimation Saves the Biggest For Last-"Evangelion 1.01"

by Weathermanon January 1, 2009
Funimation has announced that they have secured the license to one of the most hotly anticipated anime title in recent years, “Evangelion 1.01”. The first in a series of four movies based on the seminal Evangelion series, “Evangelion 1.01” is a theatrical retelling of the early part of the original “Neon Genesis Evangelion” story, though […]