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‘Justice League: The New Frontier’ to Receive 2-disc Release

by on November 21, 2007
TV Shows on DVD is reporting (with cover art in tow) that the upcoming Justice League: The New Frontier (adapted from the Darwyn Cooke limited series of the same name) direct-to-video movie will be released with two versions. For $19.98 MSRP one can purchase the single disc edition, while for $24.98 MSRP one can purchase […]

"Gunbuster vs. Diebuster": Not Quite a Clip Show, But Close

by SB20xxon November 20, 2007
I don’t know as much about the Gunbuster franchise as others, but as I understand it, Gunbuster vs. Diebuster consists of the two OAVs (one from 1988, the other from 2004) condensed into two feature length films as a theatrical double header. That means this double feature may not be the best purchase option for […]

Amy Wolfram on "Teen Titans: Year One"

by Ed Liuon November 20, 2007
Newsarama has interviewed writer Amy Wolfram about Teen Titans: Year One, a six-issue mini-series that will retell the earliest days of the original sidekick superteam of DC Comics. Wolfram was a staff writer and story editor for the Teen Titans cartoon series, and discusses how writing comics differs from writing for television, as well as […]

Groening, Cohen on "Futurama: Bender’s Big Score"

by Ed Liuon November 20, 2007
Newsarama attended the premiere of the direct-to-video movie Futurama: Bender’s Big Score, which will be the first of four DVDs to resurrect the canceled TV show. Series creator Matt Groening and Head Writer/Executive Producer David Cohen commented on the return of the show, as well as one of the unexpected side benefits Groening has in […]

Toon Zone Podcast: Rough Draft Studio’s Rich Moore on "Bender’s Big Score"

by Ed Liuon November 20, 2007
Animation producer and director Rich Moore of Rough Draft Studios is our guest on the latest episode of the Toon Zone Podcast. Interviewed by producer Karl Olson and Daily News editor Ian Lueck (Speedy Boris), Moore talks to us about his break into the business, the hardest scene to direct in The Simpsons Movie, and […]

"Beowulf" Presents Beautiful Solutions to Non-Existent Problems

by Ed Liuon November 19, 2007
I must confess that I walked into Robert Zemeckis’ Beowulf with several pre-conceptions and biases. On the one hand, I have never been too impressed with Zemeckis’ baby technology of motion-captured animation. The Polar Express plummeted straight down the “Uncanny Valley” with its creepy mannequins, and Monster House was solid entertainment with animation that was […]

Disney Pushes Princesses to Newborns; Hints to Upcoming Disney Projects

by Ed Liuon November 19, 2007
The Los Angeles Times reports on an expansion of the Disney Princesses merchandising phenomenon, stating that a new line of consumer goods will be aimed at mothers with newborns (free registration required). It will include Disney Princess-branded cribs, infant changing mats, and other infant goods, even while the Princess line continues to draw criticism for […]

"Beowulf," "Bee Movie" Take Top 2 Spots for Weekend Box Office

by Ed Liuon November 19, 2007
Robert Zemeckis’ Beowulf has won the top box office spot for the weekend with an estimated gross of $28.1 million. The motion-captured CGI animated movie usurped DreamWorks Animation Studio’s Bee Movie, which landed in second place with a gross of $14.3 million for a running domestic box office total of $93.9 million.

Warner Brings Their Oscar Winning Toons to DVD

by Dan Collinson November 18, 2007
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Warner Brothers is making a DVD box set of their Oscar winning toons as well as the nominees in the Academy Awards Animation Collection. 15 Winners is a collection of 15 Oscar winning toons all on one DVD including 7 Tom & Jerry cartoons as well as Tweety Pie, Speedy Gonzales, For […]

"Ratatoing": How Low Can You Go? A Lot Lower Than You Want to Know

by Ed Liuon November 18, 2007
You’ll see them in supermarkets and toy stores everywhere: the inexpensive DVDs that are clear ripoffs of whatever animated movie has just hit the theaters. You may have even wondered to yourself, “How bad can they really be?” Unsurprisingly, the answer is “pretty damn bad.” With nothing better to do with $8.00, I decided to […]