"Star Wars: The Clone Wars" Second Season Launches on TELETOON in Sept 2009

by Ed Liuon June 2, 2009
Canada’s TELETOON Network has announced that Star Wars: The Clone Wars will launch its second season starting in September. The new CGI animated series from Lucasfilm chronicles the adventures of Anakin Skywalker, Obi-wan Kenobi, Anakin’s padawan Ahsoka, and the rest of the prequel trilogy characters as they battle the Separatist forces during the legendary Clone […]

Corus Kids Releases July 2009 Programming Highlights

by Ed Liuon June 2, 2009
Canada’s Corus Kids has released July 2009 programming highlights for both the YTV and Treehouse networks. YTV will be participating in the 10th Anniversary of SpongeBob SquarePants by airing the top 100 episodes of the show as voted by viewers, culminating in the premiere of “To SquarePants or Not to SquarePants” on July 31, 2009, […]

Volume 1 of "Flapjack" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson June 2, 2009 reports that Warner Home Video is releasing Volume 1 of the Cartoon Network series The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack on DVD. The disc will contain 5 episodes and will hit stores on September 15th, 2009.

"Murder Princess Complete Series": Just a Flesh Wound

by Radical Ravenon June 2, 2009
Murder Princess is one of the most straightforward shows I’ve watched in a while. The purple-haired Falis is a low-caste bounty hunter who is off hunting wolves (with her partners, Dominikov and Pete) in the forest near Forland Castle. Inside the castle, meanwhile, a coup d’etat is unfolding: Dr. Akamashi, a former scientist to the […]

NY Times on Disney’s "Princess and the Frog" vs. Critics of Race

by Ed Liuon June 1, 2009
The New York Times has surveyed the obstacles facing Disney’s The Princess and the Frog (free registration required), noting the equal amounts of praise and criticism it has drawn several months before its release because it will depict the first black Disney Princess character. On the one side, Disney can claim that cast member Oprah […]

"One Piece" Removed From, Hulu, and Joost

by Classic Speedyon June 1, 2009
One Piece has been removed from FUNimation’s official website, as well as Hulu and Joost, due to a security leak which caused episode 403 to be distributed illegally before its 5/31/09 Japan air date. The Japan/U.S. simulcasts were expected to begin on 5/30/09 before this action halted the plans. FUNi is currently looking into who […]

"Up" Soars with $68.11M Ticket Sales in Debut Weekend (UPDATED)

by Ed Liuon June 1, 2009
Disney/Pixar’s Up maintained the studio’s perfect critical and commercial track record by garnering high critical notices and taking the #1 box office spot in its debut weekend with an estimated $68.2 million in US ticket sales. The total makes it the third most-successful Pixar opening to date right behind the $70 million debut weekends for […]

Disney Animation Collections 2, 3, and 4: Old School Fun

by Radical Ravenon May 29, 2009
In the long ago (well, not really) days of the theatrical short, companies like MGM and Warner Bros were making names for themselves by being outrageously funny. Disney has always lacked the sense of anarchic humor these companies specialized in, but it possessed other qualities to more or less make up for it. The first […]

Media Round-"Up" on Pixar’s Latest Feature Film

by Ed Liuon May 28, 2009
Several new articles about Disney/Pixar’s Up have been published in advance of the movie’s premiere on May 29, 2009: speaks with Ed Asner, the voice of 78-year old Carl Fredricksen in the movie. Asner discusses how “it was an honour because, at my age, you aren’t likely to be cast as a lead in […]

Hollywood Reporter Posts Q&A with "King of the Hill" Mike Judge

by Ed Liuon May 28, 2009
The Hollywood Reporter has posted a Q&A session with Mike Judge, where he discusses the end of the Fox animated sitcom King of the Hill, his bachelor’s degree in physics and how it affected his animation, his “everyman” characters in his live-action and animated projects, and whether he sees his 2006 movie Idiocracy coming true.