PR: "Angel Wars: The Messengers" Arrives on DVD March 17, 2009

by Ed Liuon January 5, 2009
IN THE SHADOWS…THERE IS EVIL IN THE LIGHT…THERE IS HOPE New Family-Friendly, Animated Action-Adventure Series Soars Onto DVD March 17th From Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment CENTURY CITY, Calif. – As long as the forces of evil roam the Earth…they must fight to protect its people. In a city where darkness has fallen into the […]

"Transformers Animated" Season Two: Still Kicking Skid Plate, but Slipping Gears

by Ed Liuon January 5, 2009
The premiere to Transformers Animated was one of the most pleasant surprises of 2008—a fast, fun, and fascinating bit of lightweight fluff that updated the venerable robot toys for a new generation of kids. The first 13-episodes of the show kept up the pace, slipping only a bit with a few weaker plots and characters. […]

Vancouver Critics Nominate "Wall-E" Best of 2008

by MonkeyFunkon January 5, 2009
Pixar’s Wall-E has been nominated alongside the live action films Milk and Slumdog Millionaire as best film of 2008 by the Vancouver Film Critics Circle. [ Source: In Contention ]

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

by Ed Liuon January 5, 2009’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 Chad Boninon 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 […]