"Penguins of Madagascar": Black and White and Blushing With Shame All Over

by Maxie Zeuson March 27, 2009
The Penguins of Madagascar, DreamWorks Animation’s new CG-animated series for Nickelodeon, is like half of one of their animated features: a conventional, “irreverent” knockabout comedy that’s been shorn of the pathos and “character arcs” that usually burden their movies. In this regard, at least, you can say that it is only half as repulsive as […]

‘Where The Wild Things Are’ Trailer Debuts

by Craig Crumptonon March 26, 2009
The trailer for the Warner Bros. live-action/CGI/puppetry fantasy adventure Where The Wild Things Are is now available at Based on the classic children’s book by Maurice Sendak, the film is directed by Spike Jonze and opens in theaters October 16th. Jonze has stated in several interviews that he has gone to great lengths to […]

Disney Interactive Announces ‘Toy Story Mania!’ for Wii

by Craig Crumptonon March 26, 2009 reports: Disney Interactive Studios [has] announced Toy Story Mania!, inspired by the Disney/Pixar animated feature “Toy Story,” will be released exclusively for the Wii™ home video game console this fall. Toy Story Mania! showcases an array of entertaining games based on the new Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort attractions, while featuring the […]

Newsarama Speaks with Diedrich Bader on Being Batman in "The Brave and the Bold"

by Ed Liuon March 26, 2009
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed actor Diedrich Bader about being Batman for Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Bader discusses how the different cast members have developed a solid rapport over time, reveals a few upcoming cast members (including Paul Reubens, a.k.a. Pee-Wee Herman, as Bat-Mite in an upcoming episode), and the best fringe benefit […]

PULSE News Talks with J. Torres on "Batman: Brave & the Bold" Comics

by Ed Liuon March 26, 2009’s PULSE News has interviewed J. Torres about his work writing the tie-in comic to Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Among other topics, Torres discusses how he landed the job to write the comic, what he likes best about the show, and the heroes he intends to team Batman with.

New PR Interview with Alex Tse on Writing "Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter"

by Ed Liuon March 26, 2009
Warner Home Video has released an article where Alex Tse discusses writing the Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter direct-to-video animated movie. Among other topics, Tse discusses how he wrote the screenplay without any real idea of the final format of the film, the role the story plays in the original graphic novel, and how […]

Viz Confirms Plans for New ‘Naruto’ Dubs

by Craig Crumptonon March 26, 2009
Viz Media has confirmed that “fresh dubbed Naruto is most definitely in the works” and says that an official announcement is forthcoming for (Via Anime News Network) Previous news: “Naruto Shippuden” Episode 101 Gets Simultaneous Debut in U.S. & Japan on Mar 26, ’09

Toon Zone News Interviews the Brave and Bold James Tucker!

by Ed Liuon March 26, 2009
In our last interview with James Tucker, Batman: The Brave and the Bold was four months away from its debut on Cartoon Network! Now, just past the halfway point of the initial order of 26 episodes and a triumphant appearance at the 2009 New York Comic Con, we were able to sit down with Tucker […]

New "Astro Boy" Trailer Available on Yahoo Movies

by Ed Liuon March 26, 2009
Summit Entertainment and Imagi Animation Studios has made the second theatrical teaser trailer to Astro Boy available in streaming video on Yahoo! Movies. The movie is scheduled for release on October 23, 2009, and features the voice talents of Freddie Highmore, Kristen Bell, and Nathan Lane in a retelling of Osamu Tezuka’s famous manga.

"Gakuen Alice" DVD Set Coming on June 30, 2009, from Right Stuf’s Nozomi Ent.

by Ed Liuon March 26, 2009
Right Stuf’s Nozomi Entertainment has announced the full Gakuen Alice DVD collection, scheduled for release on June 30, 2009. The series centers on best friends Mikan and Hotaru, who are separated when Hotaru is escorted to a mysterious school called the “Alice Academy.” When Mikan follows her friend, she discovers the Alice Academy is a […]