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"DC Showcase Animated Original Shorts": Ants in Your Pants

by on November 9, 2010
I wish I could say nicer things about Warner/DC’s line of shorts programs. I don’t mean there aren’t nice things to be said about them; there are many nice things to be said. But they scratch a bad itch without quite making it go away, which is an unhappy place to put a viewer with […]

"Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics" – No Secrets. Also No Substance.

by Ed Liuon November 8, 2010
There is an excellent, accessible history of the comic book industry that is both affectionate to the medium and its fictional creations, and gimlet-eyed enough to talk about the uglier or stranger side of the business. That history is Gerard Jones’ book Men of Tomorrow, which is a text that I believe should be required […]

The Remaining Season 1 Episodes of "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson November 5, 2010
The World’s Finest reports that Warner will release the remaining season 1 episodes of the hit Cartoon Network series Batman: The Brave and the Bold in Batman: The Brave and the Bold – Season 1, Part 2. The 2 disc set contains 13 episodes including the Emmy Award nominated episode “Mayhem of the Music Meister!” […]

"Batman: The Brave & the Bold" Clips & Stills from Nov 5, 2010, Premiere Episode

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2010
Warner Bros. Animation has released the following new video clips from the upcoming Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode “Plague of the Prototypes,” premiering November 5, 2010, at 7:30 PM (Eastern/Pacific) on Cartoon Network. Click on any of the screenshots below to view full size: Synopsis When Batman is on call, Gotham is kept […]

"Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated" Season 1 Vol. 1 on DVD on January 25, 2011

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2010
Warner Home Video has announced that Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Season 1 Volume 1 will be released on DVD on January 25, 2011. The disc will contain 4 episodes of the show with a retail price of $14.97. The full press release follows: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Marvel Animation Hits Long Beach Comic-Con

by Jeffrey Harrison November 2, 2010
Jeph Loeb, Marvel Studios’ Head of Television, attended the Long Beach Comic-Con on Saturday, October 30 to moderate the Marvel Animation/Anime panel at the Long Beach Convention Center. Loeb discussed Marvel’s new television division which will oversee the development of animated television shows and new live action television projects. (Marvel’s Super Hero Squad is currently […]

Guardian on "The 99" and Its Creator Naif Al-Mutawa

by Ed Liuon October 29, 2010
The Guardian has posted a lengthy profile of Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa and his Islam-inspired superhero team The 99, who will be teaming up with DC Comics’ Justice League in a comic book mini-series launching tomorrow, October 27, and are slated to star in their own animated series that will air in the United States on […]

Man of Action on "Ultimate Spider-Man"

by Ed Liuon October 21, 2010
MTV’s Splash Page weblog spoke with Joe Kelly and Steven T. Seagle at New York Comic Con 2010 about the Ultimate Spider-Man show premiering in 2011: Movie Trailers – Movies Blog Beyond the video clip above, Seagle and Kelly discussed their approach to Peter Parker in Ultimate Spider-Man, the guest stars they are planning to […]

"Super Hero Squad Show" Season 2 Premieres October 23, 2010

by Ed Liuon October 19, 2010
The Super Hero Squad Show season 2 will premiere on Cartoon Network on October 23, 2010, with two back-to-back episodes starting at 6:30 AM (Eastern/Pacific). Marvel.com has also released the new title sequence for the second season of the show, reflecting the new cast lineup and main villain for the season: <object id="flashObj" width="400" height="300" […]

NYCC2010: A Roundtable Discussion with Michael Jelenic

by Ed Liuon October 18, 2010
At the 2010 New York Comic Con, Toonzone News’ Ed Liu and Todd DuBois were able to sit down at a roundtable interview session with Michael Jelenic, co-producer of Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and scriptwriter for the Wonder Woman direct-to-video movie and the upcoming “Superman/Shazam” DC Showcase short film. Our questions are prefaced […]