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"Public Enemies": Suspense Goes South by Southwest

by on May 24, 2010
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies comes to the small screen with all of the snap and dazzle we’ve grown to expect from the Warner/DC direct-to-DVD product line, and in a few quiet moments it even dares to drop the usual biff-bam-pow stuff for some interesting character interplay. But professionalism can only take things so far, and as […]

"Iron Man": If You Love the Movies, You’ll Moderately Enjoy the Cartoon Series

by Christopher Glennonon May 13, 2010
Although Iron Man’s popularity has gotten a boost from the recent movies starring Robert Downey Jr., he has always been one of the big guns in the Marvel Comics stable. Rather than drape himself in brightly colored spandex, Iron Man dons high tech armor equipped with an array of different powers, making him one of […]

"X-Men Volume 5" Is It Bad the Best Episode Doesn’t Even Star the X-Men?

by on May 10, 2010
The final battles of the X-Men are at hand. Mojo returns, the Phalanx Covent arrives, and the graduation day at Xavier’s School rolls around. In the real world, though, the final battles of X-Men are definitely not at hand. Volume 5 of the series’s DVD release mashes together random episodes and arcs, but no real […]

Update: New G.I. Joe Series Show Details Revealed

by on May 6, 2010
ForcesofGeek has coverage of Hasbro’s presentation from the recent JoeCon (G.I. Joe fan convention) where it was officially announced that the title for the new series is G.I. Joe Renegades. Of note from these reports is that the first season will include: – A 2-part pilot with a total of 26 episodes. – Snake Eyes […]

Top 5 Martial Artists of Animation

by Todd DuBoison May 3, 2010
There have been many martial artists in animation. Some of these characters are the perfect embodiment of stealth and cunning, others wield remarkable power, and still others are remarkably skilled and look spectacularly awesome on the screen. As tough as it is to choose, the following is a list of five particularly impressive animated martial […]

New Video Clips & Stills from "X-Men Vol. 5" and "Iron Man: Complete Animated Series"

by Ed Liuon May 1, 2010
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released several video clips and stills in conjunction with the upcoming releases of X-Men Vol. 5 and Iron Man: The Complete 1994 Animated Television Series, both of which will be arriving in stores on May 4, 2010. Iron Man: The Complete 1994 Animated Television Series Video Clips: Search Party […]

Shout! and Marvel Expand Content Partnership for Marvel Knights Motion Comics

by Ed Liuon April 30, 2010
Shout! Factory and Marvel Animation have expanded their content partnership (read Toonzone’s earlier coverage here) to bring Marvel Knights Animation motion comics to DVD, including Astonishing X-Men: Gifted, Black Panther, Iron Man: Extremis, and Spider-Woman. The inclusion of Black Panther in the list of titles suggests that Shout! Factory will be bringing the long-awaited TV […]

Bruce Timm Confirms Cancellation of Several DC DTV Animated Projects

by Ed Liuon April 28, 2010
In a roundtable interview at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo posted at Think McFly Think, Bruce Timm confirmed the cancellation of several DC direct-to-video projects, including potential sequels to Green Lantern: First Flight and Wonder Woman due to those titles’ underperformance in the marketplace. Timm noted that for the latter film, “sales started out […]

"Batman: Under the Red Hood" Coming to DVD and Blu-ray on July 27, 2010

by Ed Liuon April 28, 2010
Warner Home Video has officially announced that the Batman: Under the Red Hood DVD and Blu-ray discs will be released on July 27, 2010. The latest direct-to-video movie from Warner Brothers Animation is based on the DC Comics graphic novel by Judd Winick, who also wrote the screenplay to the movie. The movie stars Bruce […]

Michael Pataki, Voice Actor, 1938 – 2010

by on April 22, 2010
Michael Pataki, who voiced George Liquor in John Kricsfalusi’s Ren and Stimpy cartoons, has passed away. He was 72. Pataki was a long-time character actor with numerous television credits to his name. In recent decades he also lent his voice to Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures as “The Cow” and to Batman: The Animated Series […]