"Cars" Stays in the Lead in Weekend Box Office

by Ed Liuon June 19, 2006
Disney/Pixar’s Cars remained ahead of its competition in the weekend box office estimates race, with an estimated $31.2 million in ticket sales to bring its domestic total gross to $114.5 million.

The Best There Is at What He Does: Frank Paur Talks X-Men Evolution

by Stuon June 17, 2006
Frank Paur has served as a Director on some of the most popular and critically accalimed cartoons ever, including Batman: The Animated Series, Gargoyles and Spawn. Frank is currently hard at work bringing another Marvel Superhero back to animation with an all new Iron Man Direct To DVD feature arriving in the fall. The Marvel […]

"G.I. Joe: Sigma 6" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson June 17, 2006 reports that the first five episodes of G.I. Joe: Sigma 6 will be re-cut, revised, and re-voiced as a 90-minute movie. The DVD will be in stores on October 3rd.

"Justice League: Season Two" – The DCU Strikes Back!

by Stuon June 17, 2006
Warner Bros Home Video has once again dipped into its vast animation well and has treated us to a full season set of Justice League: Season Two, mere months after the opening season was released. After an incredibly lack luster initial season, I remember being anxious and I’ll admit, nervous, to see how how/if the […]

"Brainiac Attacks," and the Audience Loses

by Maxie Zeuson June 16, 2006
Superman: Brainiac Attacks is the kind of thing that makes you believe in parallel dimensions: places where Batman is evil, Spock wears a beard, and mullets are thought stylish. This new and appalling direct-to-DVD movie looks like a feature-length spin-off of the much-esteemed Superman: The Animated Series (STAS), but everything in it is creepily “off.” […]

"Animated Shorts" Column on "Venture Bros." Season 2

by Ed Liuon June 15, 2006’s latest “Animated Shorts” column interviews The Venture Brothers‘ creator Jackson Publick on season 2 of the cult hit show on Adult Swim. Among other topics, Publick details plans for the new season in the wake of the surprise ending to the first season, praises his creative collaborators, and credits the fans for convincing Adult […]

"Pokémon: Battle Frontier" Coming to Cartoon Network This Fall

by Dukeon June 15, 2006
Cartoon Network has announced that season 9 of the Pokémon series will be premiering this fall under the guise of Pokémon: Battle Frontier. The former Kids’ WB! show follows the journeys of Ash and May as they traverse the lands of Kanto, where Ash competes against the six remaining Frontier Brains in the Battle Frontier […]

Warner Home Video: "JLU" Season 1 DVD in 16×9, More

by Ed Liuon June 14, 2006 has posted the transcript of an online chat held on June 6 with executives from Warner Home Video. The highlight of the chat is the announcement that the first season boxed set of Justice League Unlimited will be presented in 16×9 widescreen, rather than the “matted” 4×3 full-screen format of earlier Justice League DVD […]

Glico Markets "Grave of the Fireflies" Candy

by Ed Liuon June 14, 2006
Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat weblog notes that Asian food company Glico is marketing “Shuwa Puccho Can drops retro Candy,” a 130g tin of candy based on Studio Ghibli’s Grave of the Fireflies. In the film, a similar tin of candy serves as one of the lead characters’ few sources of nourishment, with the tin getting […]

Greg Weisman Interviewed About "Gargoyles" Comics

by Ed Liuon June 14, 2006 has interviewed writer Greg Weisman about Gargoyles, both in its original TV incarnation and in the new Gargoyles comic book title, published by Slave Labor Graphics and hitting comic book store shelves today, June 14. Part 1 of the interview was published at the end of May, and part 2 was published yesterday. The […]