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"Batman: Gotham Knight": Kicking Ass from Here to Japan

by Maxie Zeuson July 8, 2008
Batman: Gotham Knight is the kind of DVD release I’d normally sink my teeth into with a review. This time I’m going to let my colleague Ed Liu do those honors. In this review, I’ll just content myself with finding half a dozen ways of saying that this latest DC/Warner release kicks all kinds of […]

"Batman Gotham Knight:" How Do You Say "I Am the Night" in Japanese?

by Ed Liuon July 8, 2008
In 2003, right before the release of The Matrix Reloaded, Warner Bros. released The Animatrix, a collection of short animated films that renewed our acquaintance with the world of the movie. The films themselves were produced by some of the top anime talent at the time (with the exception of Peter Chung’s “Matriculated”), which also […]

From "Gotham Knight" to Rising Sun: Discovering Anime via Gotham City

by Ed Liuon July 8, 2008
Walking into the anime section of your local video store or retailer can be a rather intimidating experience. It’s like walking into the jazz or classical section of the CD section: without a little bit of knowledge, the breadth of the selection and the many similar-sounding names can result in confusion, bewilderment, and a lot […]

Comicus Interviews "Batman Gotham Knight" Composer Kevin Manthei

by Ed Liuon July 7, 2008
The Comicus.it website has interviewed Kevin Manthei, one of the composers for the Batman Gotham Knight direct-to-video movie who scored the chapters “Crossfire” and “Working Through Pain.” In the interview (posted in Italian and English), Manthei discusses how he landed the job, the tools of the trade that he uses, how his score differs from […]

Chris Yost: Farewell, Fantastic Four

by Stuon July 7, 2008
To celebrate the release of Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes on DVD, The Marvel Animation Age and Toon Zone News managed to catch up with the show’s story editor Chris Yost in an email interview to talk about his experiences on the show. MAA/TZN: How did you get your start in the animation business? CHRIS […]

"Spider-Man" Signs Off with a Spectacular First Season

by 90'sCartoonManon July 7, 2008
The Spectacular Spider-Man snuck up on me. I knew that a new Spider-Man cartoon was coming, but it’d been five years since the previous one, which came out five years after the one before that. It can get a little tiring keeping track, especially when they tweak the character too much. But the guiding idea—and […]

DC Toons Now on iTunes

by Dan Collinson July 4, 2008
The Superman Homepage reports that various DC Comics shows can now be purchased on iTunes. Internet surfers can purchase episodes of Superman: The Animated Series, Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, the 60s Aquaman cartoons, the Fleischer Superman cartoons, or the first season of the Superfriends in either separate episodes or in season sets.

PR: Comic-Con Panel Schedule for Adult Swim & Cartoon Network

by Matt Hazudaon July 2, 2008
Cartoon Network and Adult Swim will host a number of panels and special events, including signings, during Comic-Con International, to be held in San Diego, Calif., Friday, July 26 – Sunday, July 28, 2008. All times, dates and locations subject to change. CARTOON NETWORK Booth: 3645 ADULT SWIM Booth: 4151 PANELS BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND […]

New "Behind the Scenes" Video Clip from "Batman Gotham Knight" at MTV.com

by Ed Liuon July 1, 2008
MTV has posted another brief video clip from Batman Gotham Knight, which contains clips of the movie superimposed over several writers, editors, and producers discussing how they approach the Caped Crusader. (via Comic Book Resources Comics Reel)

IGN Talks "Spectacular Spider-Man" with Greg Weisman

by Ed Liuon July 1, 2008
The Spectacular Spider-Man‘s supervising producer Greg Weisman has been interviewed by IGN.com, looking back at season 1 and forwards to season 2. Among other topics, Weisman discusses how he feels about fan reactions to the show (both good and bad), the current status of season 2 of the show and its lack of a home […]