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NYCC2009: "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" Hits the Big Apple!

by Ed Liuon February 8, 2009
On Friday afternoon, New York Comic Con attendees were treated to a panel discussion with some of the top talent behind Cartoon Network’s Batman: The Brave and the Bold. In attendance were story editor Michael Jelenic, producer James Tucker, Creative Executive for DC Comics Creative Affairs Ivan Cohen, actor Phil Morris (who will be voicing […]

NYCC2009: W!LDBRAIN on "Team Smithereen" and "Yo Gabba Gabba!"

by Ed Liuon February 8, 2009
The W!LDBRAIN panel at the 2009 New York Comic Con was hosted by Chief Marketing Officer Mike Polis; Marge Dean, head of W!LDBRAIN’s animation studio in San Francisco; and Bob Higgins, head of creative in New York City. Higgins began with a quick rundown of his career from his start at Warner Bros. Entertainment to […]

NYCC2009: Spending Time with Disney/Pixar’s "Up" (and, Disney’s "Surrogates")

by Ed Liuon February 8, 2009
Walt Disney Features attended New York Comic Con to promote two of their upcoming films: Disney/Pixar’s Up and Surrogates, based on the graphic novel by Robert Venditti and Brett Weidele. The coverage for Surrogates was limited to debuting the (extremely loud) trailer, which introduces a future where people will download their consciousness into android Surrogates, […]

NYCC2009: Marvel Animation Panel Report

by Eileen Cruzon February 8, 2009
On hand to give the state of the union for Marvel Animation were Cort Lane, Director of Animation Development and Eric Rollman, President of Marvel Animation. The Hulk Vs. DTV and upcoming Black Panther show were briefly mentioned, though no news was announced. The success of the animated series Wolverine and the X-Men was touched […]

NYCC2009: "Wonder Woman" Sets the New Gold Standard

by Ed Liuon February 7, 2009
Sing in me, Muse, and through me tell of the movie of that Woman skilled in all ways of contending, and her wanderlust, borne for years on end after she was formed of clay and given life on the proud shores of Themyscira. She saw the towers of Man’s World and learned the minds of […]

1985 Version of "The Jetsons" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson February 6, 2009
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Warner Brothers is releasing The Jetsons: Season 2 – Volume 1. The 3 disc set will contains 21 episodes that originally aired in syndication back in 1985. And it will also include a featurette. The box set will hit stores on June 2nd, 2009.

"Case Closed" Season 3: The Mystery of the Missing TV Genre

by Maxie Zeuson February 5, 2009
Nowadays, what with all the network schedules clogged by police procedurals like Law and Order and CSI, it’s hard to remember a time when you could flip on the TV and catch any number of “light” mystery/detective shows: Magnum P.I., Hart to Hart, Simon and Simon, The Rockford Files, Remington Steele, Murder She Wrote, Columbo, […]

The Animation Fan’s Guide to New York Comic Con 2009

by Ed Liuon February 5, 2009
The New York Comic Con is opening tomorrow, February 6, 2009, and running all weekend. Below are all the panels, screenings, and events that might be of interest to animation fans heading out to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. For full details about any of these panels, visit the New York Comic Con website. […]

"Coraline" News Blitz: Articles, Interviews, and Features Around the Web

by Ed Liuon February 5, 2009
Laika’s stop-motion feature film Coraline has been featured in arts articles across the Internet: Director Henry Selick has been interviewed by the Orlando Sentinel, HollywoodChicago.com, and ComingSoon.net. Among other topics, Selick discusses how appropriate the movie is for children (describing it as “for brave children of all ages,” as are the rest of his films), […]

VIZ Media Announces "I”s" DVD 2-Disc Set Streeting March 24, 2009

by Ed Liuon February 5, 2009
VIZ Media has released details about the I”s 2-disc boxed set, which will be released on March 24, 2009. The series centers on three high school students: Iori Hazuki, a glamourous girl with aspirations to be a model or an actress; Ichitaka Seto, a boy with a crush on Iori; and Ichitaka’s childhood friend Itsuki, […]