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Matt Senreich and Seth Green on "Robot Chicken: Star Wars: Episode II"

by Ed Liuon November 17, 2008
Comic Book Resources has interviewed Robot Chicken co-creator Matt Senreich about the second Star Wars-themed episode of the show. Among other topics, Senreich discusses how this second episode differs from the first, what it was like to work with Billy Dee Williams and Carrie Fisher, and the “rivalry” between Robot Chicken and Family Guy. Elsewhere, […]

CBR Hosts Exclusive "Batman: Brave & the Bold" Video Clips

by Ed Liuon November 17, 2008
Comic Book Resources is hosting two exclusive video clips from Batman: The Brave and the Bold, the new animated series which debuted on Cartoon Network last Friday. The clips are of the opening credit sequence and the beginning of the episode “The Rise of the Blue Beetle!” showing Batman and Green Arrow escaping from a […]

PR: Venture Bros. Creators at New York Comic Con

by Ed Liuon November 16, 2008
VENTURE BROS. CREATORS AT NEW YORK COMIC CON Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer to be Special Guests! Norwalk, CT, November 14, 2008: New York Comic Con (NYCC) today announced Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer, creators of The Venture Bros., will appear at its 2009 event. Jackson Publick and Doc Hammerwill attend NYCC 2009 as Special […]

Wired Posts Video Interview with Neil Gaiman on "Coraline"

by Ed Liuon November 16, 2008
The Wired weblog has posted a video interview with writer Neil Gaiman on the stop-motion feature film based on his novella Coraline, where he describes the movie as, “the biggest, most strange, expressive, peculiar, enormous stop-motion film I think that’s ever been made.”

"Shrek the Halls"? Skip It and Stick with the Classics

by Ed Liuon November 16, 2008
I’m not a huge fan of the Shrek films, finding them cynical and highly artificial cinematic exercises that are only intermittently funny. If I’ve lost you already, then odds are that Shrek the Halls is just the holiday special you’ve been waiting for, and you should stop reading now, since everything else in this review […]

A Winning Hand of Black Jack

by Jameson November 15, 2008
Long before House M.D. whipped out his cane there was a maverick doctor who was regularly getting his scalpel wet. Every week in fact, in a serialized manga strip in Weekly Shōnen Champion. The tales continued for a whole decade before leapfrogging to anime in the eighties. I talk, of course, of the unlicensed skills […]

The Brave. The Bold. The Deeply Ambivalent.

by Stuon November 14, 2008
As a Batman fan for many years, I have come to appreciate many things about the character. I have also come to realise that, as DC’s most popular superhero and a mainstream icon, he is going to get treatments that I am not going to like. So I loyally sat though Batman And Robin; more […]

"Batman: The Brave and the Bold" Is Like a Blast from the Past

by Maxie Zeuson November 14, 2008
Apparently the world can’t get enough of Batman. Certainly Warner Bros. can’t. Batman: The Brave and the Bold is the latest animated iteration of the famed comic book character. Depending on how you parse the DC Animated Universe, it is either the third or the seventh (or somewhere in between) series to feature the character […]

"Batman: The Brave and the Bold": Bam! Pow! (Wink, wink!)

by Scott Summerson November 14, 2008
How encouraging it is, what with the high price of fuel and foodstuffs these days, to know that the Cartoon Network is drawing on one of America’s most fertile renewable resources: Batman. Not four months after the premiere of his latest Hollywood blockbuster, and with DVDs of The Batman‘s last season still on the racks, […]

"Variety" on Animation in Documentaries "Chicago 10" and "Waltz With Bashir"

by Ed Liuon November 14, 2008
Variety notes the rise of animation in documentary films, such as Chicago 10 (read Toon Zone News’ review here) and Waltz with Bashir, with Chicago 10 director Brett Morgen and Waltz With Bashir director Ari Folman discussing the reasons for using animation in their documentaries instead of stock footage or interviews. Morgen states that he […]