"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 […]

Emru Townsend 1969 – 2008

by Ed Liuon November 14, 2008
Animation writer and blogger Emru Townsend passed away on Tuesday, November 11, 2008, after a battle with an aggressive form of leukemia. Townsend wrote for a variety of animation-centric websites, books, magazines, newspapers, and DVD liner notes. In lieu of flowers, Townsend’s family is requesting that people “learn more about how to get registered to […]

Marvel Targets "Thor" Animated Series for Fall 2010

by Ed Liuon November 14, 2008
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Marvel is already working on a Thor animated series, set to debut in Fall 2010 after the Thor feature film that will debut earlier that year. The first season of 26 half-hour episodes will focus on the Norse god of thunder and his adventures protecting the mythical realm of Asgard […]

"Brave and the Bold" Coverage Around the Web

by Ed Liuon November 14, 2008
A variety of coverage is popping up around the Internet about the new Batman: The Brave and the Bold series: Comic Book Resources has interviewed Diedrich Bader, voice actor for Batman; Michael Jelenic, story editor for the show; and Andrea Romano, casting and voice director. The World’s Finest Online has interviewed director Ben Jones, who […]

"The Life and Times of Tim" Coming to DVD

by Classic Speedyon November 14, 2008
The HBO adult animated series The Life and Times of Tim is tentatively scheduled for a DVD release on 3/24/09, according to an Amazon listing. Its price is currently listed as $29.98. Episode count and special features aren’t yet revealed. [Source: ]

Tinker Bell Becomes Smallest Wax Figure at Madame Tussauds

by Ed Liuon November 13, 2008
A 5.5 inch tall rendition of Tinker Bell has become the smallest wax figure to join the lineup at Madame Tussauds famous wax museum in London, England. The figure, which was unveiled on November 10, 2008, celebrates the release of Tinker Bell’s direct-to-video movie on DVD and Blu-ray disc. For full details, including a photo […]

PR: World’s Most Famous Fairy Tinker Bell Immortalized in Wax at Madame Tussauds

by Ed Liuon November 12, 2008
The World’s Most Famous Fairy Tinker Bell Immortalized in Wax as the SMALLEST CREATION EVER at Legendary Madame Tussauds (In this photo illustration, sculptor Steven Mansfield poses with a tiny waxwork model of the fairy Tinker Bell, which was unveiled at Madame Tussauds on November 10, 2008 in London, England. The figure is the smallest […]

Uncut "Bleach" and "Death Note" Available on Xbox Live

by Ed Liuon November 12, 2008
VIZ Media has announced that their hit anime series Bleach and Death Note are available uncut on the Xbox Live download-to-own (DTO) video service for the Xbox 360 console. Each episode will be 160 Microsoft Points. For full details, read the press release here.