"Darker Than Black": A Pale But Entertaining Copy of Stuff We’ve Seen Before

by Jacob T. Paschalon December 10, 2008
Darker Than Black is set in a time ten years after an object dubbed the “Hell’s Gate” appears in Tokyo. This object, mysteriously, has the effect of replacing the sky’s usual constellations with a new set of stars, each of which corresponds to a “Contractor”—a human being who is granted paranormal abilities by the Gate. […]

"Batman: Black and White" Gets Motion Comic Treatment

by Ed Liuon December 10, 2008
Warner Premiere and Warner Bros. Digital Distribution have announced that Batman: Black and White is the latest DC Comic to be converted into the “Motion Comics” format, which adapts a comic book in semi-animated form through subtle movement, voice overs, and music. Comic stories to be adapted will include works by Darwyn Cooke, Bruce Timm, […]

Free Comic Book Day 2009 Gold Sponsors: Simpsons, Cars, Clone Wars, TF Animated

by Ed Liuon December 10, 2008
The 2009 Free Comic Book Day Gold Sponsors have been announced. Highlights for animation fans include: Bongo Comics: 2009 Free for All Publisher: Bongo Comics The comic company that brings you The Simpsons and Futurama in the fantastic four-color format joins with retailers to reel in new readers. This special issue features a comic cornucopia […]

Don Hahn Interviewed on "Beauty & the Beast" 3-D, "Alchemy of Animation"

by Ed Liuon December 10, 2008
The /Film website spoke with Disney producer Don Hahn about a variety of topics in their latest podcast interview, ranging from his long career making animated movies, trends in animation, his new book The Alchemy of Animation, and the upcoming re-release of Beauty and the Beast in 3-D. Regarding Beauty and the Beast 3-D, Hahn […]

"Karin" Vol. 5: Goes From Tasty to Sucking

by Classic Speedyon December 10, 2008
For those coming in late, here’s the Cliff’s Notes version of the vampire-comedy Karin: The title character is a reverse vampire, meaning that instead of sucking blood, she builds up excesses of it, which she must pass on to someone else via a bite before it starts geysering out of her. She’s got a crush […]

"Wonder Woman" DTV to Premiere at New York Comic Con on Feb 6, 2009

by Ed Liuon December 9, 2008
The Wonder Woman direct-to-video movie will get its worldwide debut at the 2009 New York Comic Con on February 6, 2009 at 8:30 PM. The premiere will be followed by a panel discussion with the film’s cast and crew. In addition, producer Bruce Timm has been named as one of the con’s guests of honor, […]

PR: DC Animated Original Movie "Wonder Woman" to Premiere Feb 6, 2009 @ NY Comic Con

by Ed Liuon December 9, 2008
DC UNIVERSE ANIMATED ORIGINAL MOVIE Wonder Woman TO PREMIERE FEBRUARY 6, 2009 AT NEW YORK COMIC CON Big Screen Debut Precedes March 3, 2009 Street Date for Availability on DVD, Blu-ray, OnDemand, Pay-Per-View & Digital Download (click images to enlarge) BURBANK, CA, (December 9, 2008) – Wonder Woman, the highly-anticipated fourth entry in the DC […]

"Venture Bros" Season 3 Becomes First Adult Swim Show on Blu-ray

by Ed Liuon December 9, 2008
The HD Room is reporting that The Venture Bros. Season 3 will be the first Adult Swim series to be released in Blu-ray high-definition in addition to DVD. Both DVD and Blu-ray are scheduled for release on March 24, 2009, spanning 2 discs for 13 episodes. The Blu-ray will also come with an exclusive CD […]

"Gunbuster VS Diebuster" BluRay: Aims For The Top!

by Chad Boninon December 8, 2008
Gunbuster is the only hope if humanity wants to survive an alien war. Diebuster is the only hope if humanity wants to survive an alien war. Two young girls will sacrifice all to save their friends and the Earth. Two young girls will sacrifice all to save their friends and all of humanity. Two destines, […]

China and Disney Jump Through Hoops for 3-D "Bolt" Release

by Ed Liuon December 8, 2008
Variety is reporting on the run-up to Bolt‘s release in 3-D in the Chinese market, with the Chinese government giving unheralded support to the film. The Chinese government has a 20-film quota restricting the number of foreign movies that can be imported per year, but is giving Bolt a special exemption from the quota. The […]