Wolverine, Princess Fiona, and Mr. Burns Actors Get Stars

by Dan Collinson June 19, 2008
The Associated Press reports that 25 stars will be on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year. Among the list include actor Hugh Jackman (Wolverine from the X-Men films), Cameron Diaz (Princess Fiona from the Shrek films), Harry Shearer (Saturday Night Live and the voice of Mr. Burns on The Simpsons), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron […]

IDW Asks "What If?" with "All Hail Megatron" #1 on July 9, 2008

by Ed Liuon June 19, 2008
On July 9, 2008, IDW will publish All Hail Megatron #1, the first of a 12-part Transformers series that depicts what would happen if the Decepticons succeeded in conquering an Earth without the Autobots to keep them in check. The series will be written by Shane McCarthy and featuring art by Guido Guidi. For full […]

"Jane and the Dragon" Lands on DVD on August 19, 2008

by Ed Liuon June 19, 2008
Shout! Factory will be releasing the first volume of Jane and the Dragon on DVD on August 19, 2008. Adapted from Martin Baynton’s popular children’s books, the show centers on a young girl who becomes a knight’s apprentice with the help of a friendly, wisecracking dragon. The show currently airs on NBC, ION, Telemundo, and […]

"Garfield’s Fun Fest" Hits DVD on August 5, 2008

by Ed Liuon June 19, 2008
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment will be releasing Garfield’s Fun Fest, the latest CGI animated feature starring Jim Davis’ obese comic strip cat. The movie will be written by Davis, and involves Garfield and Odie entering the town’s local talent show. DVD extra features will include an exclusive comic booklet and DVD games. Suggested retail […]

PR: IDW Releases "The Transformers: All Hail Megatron" #1

by Ed Liuon June 19, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE IDW RELEASES THE TRANSFORMERS: ALL HAIL MEGATRON #1 WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE DECEPTICONS TAKE OVER? (San Diego, June 18, 2008) If you’ve ever wondered what might happen to planet Earth without the Autobots to stand in the way of the Decepticon threat, ponder that bleak scenario no more. In July, that threat […]

PR: Shout! Factory Gets Medieval in August with "Jane and the Dragon" DVD

by Ed Liuon June 19, 2008
THIS AUGUST, DRAGONS, KNIGHTS AND LADIES-IN-WAITING ABOUND, AS SHOUT! FACTORY GETS MEDIEVAL WITH THE FUN-FILLED DVD DEBUT OF A GROUNDBREAKING ANIMATED SERIES JANE AND THE DRAGON: A DRAGON’S TALE The First Five Episodes of This Popular Animated Program, Adapted from Martin Baynton’s Best-Selling Children’s Books and Currently Seen on NBC, ION, Telemundo and qubo, Swoops […]

"Aquarion" Unleash Your Super Comeback Falafel Sandwich Attack!

by Dukeon June 18, 2008
I don’t know if it’s because of the genre’s lack of hits or just some really poor shows lately, but the mecha genre over here has been rather sparse with offerings lately. The only notable mecha releases of recent memory have mostly been Gundam titles (though many of the latest volumes aren’t all that good), […]

"Toy Story Midway Mania" Brings Pixar’s Touch to Disney’s California Adventure Park

by Ed Liuon June 18, 2008
The Los Angeles Times has examined “Toy Story Midway Mania” (free registration required), a new theme park ride at Disney’s California Adventure park in Anaheim, CA, which merges an amusement park ride with video game techniques for a more interactive ride experience. Several segments on the ride will react to a rider from a library […]

"Next Avengers" DVD Artwork Revealed

by Ed Liuon June 18, 2008
The Marvel Animation Age has posted the DVD cover artwork and press release for the Next Avengers direct-to-video movie coming in September 2008. Artist Josh Middleton has also posted clean images of the cover artwork, including the back cover image, although he notes that he had no involvement in the project other than illustrating the […]

American Film Institute Names Top 10 Animated Films

by Ed Liuon June 18, 2008
The American Film Institute has released a “10 TOP 10” set of lists, naming the top 10 films in 10 different film genres. Listing “Animation” as a genre (much to the chagrin of many animation fans), the AFI named the following movies: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) Pinocchio (1940) Bambi (1942) The Lion […]