World’s Finest Interviews "Batman: Brave & the Bold" Staff

by Ed Liuon November 10, 2008
The World’s Finest Online has interviewed several cast and crew members behind Batman: The Brave and the Bold, which debuts on Cartoon Network this Friday, November 14, 2008. Diedrich Bader discusses his role as Batman, as well as a number of his other voice acting roles. Story editor Michael Jelenic discusses the approach the new […]

"Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" Conquers Box Office with $63.5M in Opening Weekend

by Ed Liuon November 10, 2008
DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa easily bested all its competitors at the box office in its opening weekend of release, taking in $63.5 million to beat out most analyst expectations. In comparison, the #2 film Role Models took in $19.3 million. In a related story, Chris Rock spoke about his role as Marty the […]

Briefly: Casarosa on "Venice Chronicles"; Chris Patton Interview; NYCC Casting Call

by Ed Liuon November 9, 2008
* Pixar’s Enrico Casarosa discusses his new graphic novel travelogue The Venice Chronicles, also briefly touching on his day job at Pixar and his work on Up. [ PULSE News] * Andrew Stanton has stated that the WALL-E Blu-ray “exactly represents how good a film looks in the building here” to Video Business Magazine. [IMDb] […]

PR: Right Stuf’s Anime Today Interviews Actor Chris Patton

by Ed Liuon November 8, 2008
Right Stuf’s ANIME TODAY Interviews Actor Chris Patton Celebrates podcast’s third anniversary with contests & more in episode 79! GRIMES, IA, November 7, 2008 – Anime producer and mega-online anime retailer Right Stuf, Inc. is pleased to welcome actor Chris Patton – who has been cast in more than 120 different anime series and whose […]

PR: NYCC Opens Casting Call for MTV’s "True Life: I’m a Fan Boy"

by Ed Liuon November 8, 2008
NEW YORK COMIC CON OPENS CASTING CALL FOR MTV’S TRUE LIFE: I’M A FAN BOY!!! Popular Show to Film on Location at New York Comic Con Applications Accepted Immediately at New York Comic Con Web Site Norwalk, CT, November 7, 2008: New York Comic Con (NYCC) is working closely with MTV to help them cast […]

ADV Films Announces New January Titles Including "Kiba"

by SB20xxon November 7, 2008
Kiba, which has been airing on Toonami Jetstream, makes its DVD debut on 1/20/09; it is being released in a partial series set, and will cost $49.98. Other releases include: *Eden’s Bowy Complete Collection: 1/6/09 – $39.98 *Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi Complete Collection: 1/20/09 – $49.98 *Mahoromatic Complete Collection: 1/13/09 – $44.98 *Martian Successor Nadesico: […]

Nickelodeon Posts "Wolverine and the X-Men" Trailer; 26 More Eps in Pre-Production

by Ed Liuon November 7, 2008
Nickelodeon has posted a new trailer for the Wolverine and the X-Men series, coming to the Nicktoons network in January 2009. In addition, the Marvel Animation Age has also revealed that 26 more episodes of the show are currently in pre-production.

SpongeBob Becomes a Sponge

by Ed Liuon November 7, 2008
The Connecticut-based SpongeTech Delivery Systems has landed the obvious license to turn Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants into an actual sponge. Licensed sponges will also be produced in the shape of Dora the Explorer and Diego of Go, Diego, Go! Company owner Michael Metter stated that he decided to go for the license after the success of […]

Briefly: Shyamalan on "Airbender;" NYT on Disney Merch; Boop on Broadway

by Ed Liuon November 7, 2008
* M. Night Shyamalan spoke with the MTV Movies Blog about his live-action trilogy adapting Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender. * The New York Times has taken a look at Disney’s efforts to expand their licensed merchandise programs to higher-end products like wedding gowns and haute couture clothing (free registration required). * A stage musical […]

"Hana": Don’t Be Reluctant to Catch This Samurai Flick

by on November 7, 2008
Hana is subtitled “The Tale of a Reluctant Samurai,” though “reluctant” doesn’t even begin to describe Soza, the samurai of the subtitle. “Incompetent” is nearer the mark. But don’t let Soza’s thumb-fumbled way with a katana put you off this charming feature from Hirokazu Koreeda. Hana won’t be to the taste of those who like […]