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"Batman: The Brave and the Bold" and the Awesome and the Cool in Season 1, Part 2

by Ed Liuon March 15, 2011
“Why do another Batman show?” It was a question asked by many fans of DC’s recent animated offerings on learning that the follow-up to the short-lived Legion of Super-Heroes would be another Batman cartoon. Didn’t we already have the superlative Batman the Animated Series to Justice League, along with the significantly less well-received The Batman? […]

How TV Guide Influenced Your Parents

by Peter Paltridgeon March 12, 2011
In 1991, TV Guide started publishing issues twice a year devoted to helping parents decide what programs their kids should be watching. A committee of child psychologists would overanalyze each show, looking for any trace of harmful content. After many weeks of thorough research, using multiple episodes of every network cartoon for reference, they published […]

Marvel Knights Animation Announces "Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers"

by Eileen Cruzon March 11, 2011
Marvel Knights Animation has announced a new animated series Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers, based on the comic book series Loki by Robert Rodi and Ribic. A trailer was included with the announcement: (Movie native size: 1920 x 1080) – click “full-screen” icon in lower-right to enlarge The 4-episode series will be available for download […]

Toonzone Presents: An Interview/Tribute to Dwayne McDuffie

by on March 9, 2011
Back in 2006, I briefly flirted with the notion of writing a book about superhero animation, its history and trajectory. It never came to fruition, partially because real life got in the way, and partially because I decided to refocus my energies on my biggest passion, which is voice acting. But I was fortunate enough […]

New Clips & Press Release Interviews on "All-Star Superman"

by Ed Liuon March 8, 2011
Warner Home Video has released video clips, stills, and press-release interviews in conjunction with All-Star Superman, the new animated direct-to-video movie released on February 22, 2011. (Movie native size: 1920 x 1080) – click “full-screen” icon in lower-right to enlarge (Movie native size: 1920 x 1080) – click “full-screen” icon in lower-right to enlarge Check […]

New Clip from "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" S1 Pt. 2 DVD, Coming March 15 2011

by Ed Liuon March 3, 2011
Warner Home Video has released the following video clip to promote the upcoming DVD release of Batman: The Brave and the Bold Season One Part 2 on March 15, 2011: (Movie native size: 640 x 480) Synopsis: Batman wings into an exciting new era, teaming with a mighty honor roll of DC Comics Super Heroes […]

"Green Lantern: Emerald Knights" Trailer Released

by Ed Liuon March 1, 2011
Warner Bros. Animation has released the trailer for Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, the upcoming animated direct-to-video movie coming on June 7, 2011: (Movie native size: 640 x 360) A new still has also been released from the movie; click the following thumbnail to view full-size: The movie will star Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Wonder Woman) as […]

"Megamind" Is a Mega-Disappointment

by Ed Liuon February 28, 2011
There are people who think they can harpoon the lunacies and ludicrousness of superhero stories just by pointing out Spider-Man should be shooting webs out of his butt. This is a joke that’s kind of funny when heard for the first time, but any humor value it has drops off dramatically upon repetition, and it […]

"All-Star Superman": This Star Burns Twice as Bright

by Ed Liuon February 25, 2011
Conventional wisdom says that Superman isn’t as popular as Batman because he’s too powerful and too perfect, and thus audiences can’t sympathize or identify with him the same way they can identify with the definitively human Batman. I think this argument is a big steaming load. If one accepts the conventional criticism that superhero comics […]

"All-Star Superman" Cast and Crew Interviews: McDuffie, Romano, Timm, and More

by Jeffrey Harrison February 24, 2011
On February 17, Toonzone News was invited to the All-Star Superman animated movie premiere at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, CA. We were also given the opportunity to speak with the late Dwayne McDuffie who tragically passed away on Tuesday, February 22. From my personal experience with Dwayne McDuffie, you could tell […]