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TELETOON and YTV Release October and November Schedule Information

by Ed Liuon October 1, 2008
Canada’s TELETOON has released the highlights of its October 2008 programming, which is dominated by Halloween and Thanksgiving-themed shows. Highlights include new episodes of Shaggy and Scooby-Doo Get a Clue, Ben 10: Alien Force, and The Batman, as well as several Looney Tunes and Scooby-Doo movies. For full details and schedule information, read the press […]

PR: A Spooky Schedule This October on TELETOON

by Ed Liuon October 1, 2008
A SPOOKY SCHEDULE THIS OCTOBER ON TELETOON With scary Halloween shows scheduled throughout the month and special Thanksgiving programming, the daytime schedule on TELETOON is keeping television screens hot even as the weather is cooling down. October 3 – October 9 Spooky 6TEEN From 4 pm ET/PT on Friday, October 3, the Friday at Four […]

"Legion of Superheroes, Vol. 3": An Innocent and Interesting Show, Warts and All

by Alex Weitzmanon September 25, 2008
When push comes to shove, I remain a stalwart opponent of all single-disc releases of TV episodes. Recognizing that such releases are sadly inevitable has been a bitter pill to swallow, but it follows from the apparently proven success of the so-called “impulse market”: DVD buyers who pick them up on the impulse of a […]

"Batman: Gotham Knight" to Debut on Cartoon Network on Oct 4, 2008

by Ed Liuon September 23, 2008
MTV’s Splash Page reports that Batman: Gotham Knight will be debuting on Cartoon Network on Saturday, October 4, 2008, at 9:00 PM (times assumed to be Eastern/Pacific). The direct-to-video movie debuted on DVD earlier this year (read Toon Zone News’ review #1 and review #2), and was intended to bridge the time period between the […]

Newsarama Interviews "Next Avengers" Voice Talent (UPDATED)

by Ed Liuon September 18, 2008
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed several members of the voice cast of Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow, including Tom Kane (Iron Man, Ultron), Fred Tatasciore (Hulk), Noah Crawford (James Rogers), Aidan Drummond (Pym), Dempsey Pappion (Azari), and Adrian Petriw (Hawkeye). Topics discussed include how they got into the business, how they recorded their parts in […]

PR: Boomerang to Host First-Ever SUPER FRIENDS Marathon on Sept 27, 2008

by Ed Liuon September 15, 2008
Boomerang to Host First-Ever SUPER FRIENDS Marathon, Saturday, Sept. 27 DC Comic Justice League Superheroes Revisited in Four Classic Saturday Morning Animated Series from 1978-1985 Proving there’s no end in sight to its classic cartoon resources, Boomerang will present its first-ever all-day tribute to the world’s most famous and beloved superheroes who teamed together in […]

"Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow": The Kids are Alright

by Ed Liuon September 15, 2008
In 2005, Marvel Comics announced that The O.C. writer Allan Heinberg was going to write a comic book series titled Young Avengers. The general reaction alternated between laughter and derision from superhero comic book fans across the Internet, which only grew louder and harsher after sketchbook information and character names were made available. However, the […]

Marvel.com Debuts "X-Men Evolution" in Streaming Video

by Ed Liuon September 9, 2008
Marvel.com has begun airing episodes of X-Men Evolution in streaming video format. According to a news article at Marvel.com, two new episodes will be posted every Monday for the next five weeks, and with one new episode debuting per week afterwards. All 52 episodes of the show will be made available on the web site. […]

Newsarama Interviews Gary Hartle on Directing "Next Avengers"

by Ed Liuon August 28, 2008
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed Gary Hartle, director of the upcoming Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow direct-to-video movie. The new movie centers on the children of Marvel’s iconic Avengers and the old threat that they must face down. Hartle discusses how he got the job to direct the DTV, how he approached several of the […]

Newsarama Interviews Brooke Burgess on "I Am Legend" and "Hellboy 2" Animated Shorts

by Ed Liuon August 27, 2008
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts column has interviewed animator Brooke Burgess, who made enough of a splash with his Broken Saints web animation to get a DVD release from Fox. The interview covers how Broken Saints led to his work on four animated short films on the I Am Legend DVD and the Hellboy 2 feature film. […]