Cartoon Brew TV Offers 11-Minute Clip of "Sita Sings the Blues"

by Ed Liuon January 27, 2009
Cartoon Brew TV is hosting the first 11-minutes of Nina Paley’s Sita Sings the Blues in place of its usual short film presentation for the week. The movie combines the Indian epic The Ramayana with Paley’s own experiences during a painful breakup with her husband, all to the soundtrack of 1920’s singer Annette Hanshaw. The […]

Imagi Temporarily Halts Production on "Astro Boy"

by Ed Liuon January 27, 2009
Imagi Animation Studios has confirmed to Anime News Network that they have temporarily halted production on the Astro Boy CGI animated movie. President Erin Corbett stated that animators at Imagi’s Los Angeles office were instructed not to come to work on Monday, while animators at the Hong Kong office were already planning to take the […]

"Mary Poppins": Practically Perfect in Every Way

by JerryvonKrameron January 26, 2009
Mary Poppins simply needs no introduction. It is arguably Walt Disney’s single biggest achievement in motion pictures; it features one of the all-time great screen performances (and debuts) by Julie Andrews; it is one of the few films that practically everybody has seen; it is universally loved and yet has a literate intelligence rare in […]

CBR Talks with James Tucker on "Batman: Brave & the Bold" Blue Beetle

by Ed Liuon January 26, 2009
Comic Book Resources spoke with James Tucker, producer of Batman: The Brave and the Bold, about the “Fall of the Blue Beetle!” episode, which featured both the current-day Blue Beetle (Jaime Reyes) and the prior version (Ted Kord). Tucker discusses how he adjusted his direction to account for Wil Wheaton’s comic book fan knowledge, the […]

Toon Zone Presents "VeggieTales: Abe and the Amazing Promise" Trailer & Clip

by Ed Liuon January 25, 2009
Toon Zone News is proud to present the trailer for the upcoming animated DVD Veggie Tales: Abe and the Amazing Promise, hitting Christian stores on February 7, 2009 and stores nationwide three days later on February 10. <!– <!– VeggieTales: Abe and the Amazing Promise is the latest in the VeggieTales movies, adapting the classic […]

Vicki Lewis on Voicing Persephone for "Wonder Woman" DTV; 2 New Screens Released

by Ed Liuon January 25, 2009
Actor Vicki Lewis is the latest interview subject in the line of interviews from Warner Bros. Animation in conjunction with the direct-to-video animated movie Wonder Woman. Lewis will play Persephone, an Amazon warrior she describes as “a solid, commanding woman” that’s a big departure from her usual roles as “kids, or the strange neighbor next […]

Andrew Stanton on "WALL-E" and the Glass Ceiling of the Oscars

by Ed Liuon January 25, 2009
Sarah Ball of Newsweek‘s Pop Vox weblog has interviewed WALL-E director Andrew Stanton in the wake of the six Oscar nominations the movie racked up. Stanton talks about how WALL-E isn’t really any different in its underlying moviemaking philosophy than the other Pixar movies, why he’s OK with not landing a Best Picture nomination for […]

Samuel L. Jackson Talks "Afro Samurai: Resurrection"

by Ed Liuon January 25, 2009
The Los Angeles Times has spoken with actor Samuel L. Jackson about the upcoming Afro Samurai: Resurrection movie, which debuts tonight on Spike TV and will be released on DVD and Blu-ray disc on February 3, 2009 (free registration required). Jackson discusses his incredibly busy schedule, his take on the blood-soaked action anime series and […]

PR: Vicki Lewis Returns to DC Universe as Persephone in "Wonder Woman"

by Ed Liuon January 25, 2009
VERSATILE ACTRESS VICKI LEWIS RETURNS TO DC UNIVERSE ANIMATED ORIGINAL MOVIES AS AMAZON WARRIOR PERSEPHONE IN “WONDER WOMAN” (click on any image to enlarge) Versatile actress Vicki Lewis makes her second foray into the world of super heroes as Persephone, a key character among the Amazons in “Wonder Woman,” the next entry in the popular […]

"Wolverine and the X-Men" Rewards the Faithful

by Ed Liuon January 23, 2009
Wolverine and the X-Men is a show that is determined to eat its cake and have it, too. It cherry-picks from the best elements of the two previous cartoon series, the live-action movies, and decades of comic books to ensure that the show feels familiar, but it also wants to strike out in different directions […]