New "Wonder Pets!" Premieres on March 9, 2009 Starting with "Join the Circus!"

by Ed Liuon February 18, 2009
Nickelodeon will be debuting a week’s worth of Wonder Pets! episodes starting on March 9, 2009, with the first being the half-hour special The Wonder Pets! “Join the Circus,” which guest-stars Anne Meara, Jerry Stiller, and Ben Vereen. All new debuts will premiere at 10:30 AM. The DVD of Wonder Pets! Join the Circus will […]

"Shaun the Sheep": You Ain’t Seen Mutton Yet!

by Grant Whiteon February 17, 2009
In late 2008, Aardman completed what is advertised as the ‘First Series’ of their popular Shaun the Sheep with the release of Abracadabra and Washday. Along with the previous three volumes, this pair are available in a complete box set, but I’ll be taking a look at the single releases. It’s been a while since […]

PopPhoto on How to Print a 3-D "Coraline" Puppet

by Ed Liuon February 17, 2009 has taken a look at the 3-D printing technology from a company called Objet that enabled Laika Animation Studios to print puppets for Coraline. Objet’s line of printers spray layers a UV curable liquid that hardens into a solid, which allowed Laika to produce more than 200,000 unique facial expressions for its title character […]

Cartoon Network Orders Season of "Marvel Super Hero Squad"

by Ed Liuon February 17, 2009
Variety is reporting that Cartoon Network has acquired a full 26-episode season of Marvel Super Hero Squad, bringing some of its most iconic superheroes to the screen in late 2009. Voice talent will include Tom Kenny, Charlie Adler, Steve Blum, and Grey Delisle. Alan Fine, Simon Phillips and Eric S. Rollman will serve as executive […]

"My Neighbor Totoro" Screening at ToonSeum on Feb 22, 2009

by Ed Liuon February 17, 2009
The ToonSeum in Pittsburgh, PA, will be hosting a special screening of My Neighor Totoro on Sunday, February 22, 2009, as part of their “Reel Fun Workshops.” Children who attend the workshop, which runs from 2:00 – 4:30 PM, will also get to create some animation themselves and meet Kris Boban, an animator on the […]

"Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles": "At The Brink Of Chaos" And Sanity

by Chad Boninon February 16, 2009
Sakura and her allies continue their quest to retrieve her memory fragments, returning to a world they once saved. Following this rewind, the heroes have to engage in a little retail work to buy their future. While they’re out to save Sakura’s memories, will I be saved from boredom? I have to say, I’m over […]

FUNimation Announces New May Titles Including "Heroic Age"

by Classic Speedyon February 16, 2009
Heroic Age, a 2007 mecha/sci-fi anime series from Xebec, makes its U.S. DVD debut in a partial series set on 5/12/09 for $59.98. Murder Princess, a 2007 fantasy OAV by Bee Train, also makes its debut. Its complete DVD set will be released on 5/12/09 for $39.98. In Dragon Ball news, Z‘s ninth season (uncut) […]

"Madagascar 2": Shrek Goes to "Africa"

by Weathermanon February 15, 2009
So, what would happen if your dropped Shrek into Africa? Something similar to Madagascar 2, I’d guess. It’s not quite as pop-culture-riffic as the ogre’s films, but it works at the same vein of extremely self-conscious and pop-culture savvy “comedy”, or what passes for comedy these days. It’s funny, to be sure, but more in […]

FUNimation Licenses "Bamboo Blade", "Druaga", "Dragonaut", "Blassreiter"

by Classic Speedyon February 14, 2009
At Katsucon ’09, FUNimation announced that they have acquired the following anime titles: * Bamboo Blade, a 26-episode comedy/martial arts series from AIC. * Blassreiter, a 24-episode sci-fi series from Gonzo. * Dragonaut, a 24-episode mecha series from Gonzo. * The Tower of Druaga, a 12-episode fantasy series from Gonzo based on the Namco video […]

Marvel Animation Age Talks with Kaare Andrews on "Hulk Vs." Cover Art

by Ed Liuon February 14, 2009
The Marvel Animation Age has spoken with artist Kaare Andrews about his covers for the Hulk Vs. direct-to-video movie, digging into how he got the assignment to do the cover, what he aims for when he is putting a cover together, and his feelings about the movie. The article also includes several pieces of concept […]