Dwayne Carey-Hill and Claudia Katz on "Bender’s Big Score"

by Ed Liuon November 26, 2007
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed director Dwayne Carey-Hill and producer Claudia Katz about the production of Bender’s Big Score, the direct-to-DVD movie that resurrects Futurama from its network cancellation two years ago. The pair discuss how the project came to fruition, the convoluted plotline of the story, their relationship with creator Matt Groening and the […]

Kansas City Star on Animated References in "Enchanted"

by Ed Liuon November 26, 2007
The Kansas City Star has published a complete list of all the references to Disney’s animated film library that appear in Enchanted, the partially animated movie that opened last weekend. The list includes obvious homages, such as the visual references to Cinderella and Snow White early in the film, and less-obvious ones, such as the […]

"The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show" Coming to DVD (UPDATED)

by Dan Collinson November 26, 2007
“Yabba-Dabba-Doosie!” reports that the first Flintstones spin-off is coming to DVD in The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show: The Complete Series. The show chronicles the teenage lives of Pebbles Flintstone and Bamm-Bamm Rubble. Along with their friends Moonrock, Wiggy, and Penny having fun around Bedrock. The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show was produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions, […]

"Appleseed Ex Machina" HD-DVD & Blu-ray Announced

by Classic Speedyon November 26, 2007
Appleseed Ex Machina, a 2007 sequel to the 2004 sci-fi anime film, has been announced by Warner Bros. for a 3/11/08 release date. Both the HD-DVD and Blu-ray versions will be released for $34.98, and the HD-DVD version will contain a regular DVD version on the other side. [Source: ]

RightStuf Announces "Boys Be…" Thinpak

by Classic Speedyon November 25, 2007
Boys Be…, a romance anime, will be getting a complete collection from RightStuf on 2/26/08 for $44.98. It will contain all 13 episodes, all the extras from the singles, and a 48-page booklet. The box will be in thinpak form. [Source: RightStuf ]

"Futurama: Bender’s Big Score" Still a Winner for Casual Fans

by Ed Liuon November 24, 2007
I always enjoyed Futurama, but I never managed to get into the habit of watching it. I guess that means it’s all my damn fault it was canceled for disappointing ratings, so maybe this is an incredibly bad way to start off a review of the direct-to-video movie Futurama: Bender’s Big Score. I have ALWAYS […]

"Looney Tunes Golden Collection" Vol. 5: What a Fan-f-f-fanta-fantas-f… Great DVD!

by Classic Speedyon November 22, 2007
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out why Looney Tunes has endured for so long. Its only goal is to make the audience laugh, and thanks to its talented animators and directors, it succeeds nearly all the time. Now you can laugh even more with the fifth volume of Looney Tunes Golden Collection, starring […]

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

by Jacob T. Paschalon 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 […]

Toonzone Podcast Episode 10

by Eileen Cruzon November 21, 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 […]

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

by Classic Speedyon 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 […]