The success of Futurama and Superman: Doomsday show the profits film companies can reap by reviving cancelled television franchises in the DVD-only market, a news analysis by trade newspaper Variety concludes. Futurama, which was cancelled several years ago, has not returned to the airwaves, but producers David X. Cohen and Matt Groening are producing new […]
Forbes has just released its annual Fictional 15 list, chronicling the top 15 richest fictional characters. Topping the list this year is Scrooge McDuck ($28.8 billion, minus the lucky dime), avian billionaire and star of a popular series of comic books and the Disney animated TV series DuckTales, although some in the fictional business community […]
There’s MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE when Cartoon Network premieres a 90-minute feature presentation of Transformers Animated Special: “Transform and Roll Out”on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007 at 8 p.m. (ET, PT). The adventure begins when OPTIMUS PRIME and his small crew of AUTOBOTS come into possession of the ALLSPARK, a powerful Cybertronian artifact that attracts […]
Newsarama is reporting that DC Comics will release a one-shot based on DC: The New Frontier in March 2008 in time for the release of the direct-to-video animated adaptation of the original graphic novel. Newsarama spoke to writer/artist Darwyn Cooke about the contents and the creative teams for the 48-page special. The major story will […]
Anime fans will often tell others that there’s so much more to the medium than the stereotypes of giant robots, pocket monsters, and samurai drama. There are works that evoke incredibly deep feelings, plunging deep into the universals of the human condition with sensitivity and grace. They work their magic on us and transcend traditional […]
The World’s Finest Online has interviewed writer/producer Alan Burnett about the fifth season of The Batman. The interview discusses the introduction of more of DC’s heroes into the show, as well as the reasons why some characters have not appeared yet and how to balance the expanded superhero cast with the existing one.
Producer James Tucker has spoken with Comic Book Resources about “Message in a Bottle,” last weekend’s episode of Legion of Super-Heroes. Tucker talks about how the episode will introduce a famous element of the 1950′s Superman comics into the continuity of the show, and also how the introduction of Kell-El, a clone of Superman from […]