Chris Noth on Being "Good" Lex Luthor in "Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths"

by Ed Liuon December 3, 2009
Actor Chris Noth has been interviewed by Warner Home Video in conjunction with the upcoming direct-to-video animated movie Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths. Noth will play Lex Luthor from an alternate dimension, where he is one of few superheroes facing down the Crime Syndicate, composed of evil versions of the Justice League characters. Among […]

Frank O’Connor Talks "Halo Legends" Direct-to-Video Anime

by Ed Liuon December 2, 2009
Warner Home Video has issued a press release interview with Frank O’Connor about Halo Legends, the upcoming direct-to-video animated anthology movie that expands the popular video game universe with several short films produced by several of Japan’s top anime studios. The movie will be available on DVD and Blu-ray disc on February 16, 2010; click […]

Toons of the 2000s: Top 5 Toonami Programs

by Todd DuBoison November 29, 2009
Go back to the Toons of the 2000s Intro. Toonami. From 1997 until its end in 2008, Cartoon Network’s popular and long-lived programming block was the perfect home for action cartoons. It gathered old cartoons from the 80’s and 90’s, Japanese animation, and Cartoon Network originals to create an appealing smorgasbord of programming that no animation […]

"Superman" Is Strong, But "The Complete Series" Is Very Very Weak

by on November 24, 2009
Superman: The Animated Series occupies an odd place in DC history. It came on the heels of the legendary Batman: The Animated Series and set the stylistic and thematic tone for the later Justice League and Justice League Unlimited shows. It laid the foundations for a coherent, integrated DC Animated Universe, and introduced versions of […]

"Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths" Cast Announced, Release Date February 23, 2010

by Ed Liuon November 24, 2009
Warner Home Video has announced that Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, the latest DC direct-to-video animated movie, will be released on February 23, 2010 in the usual 1- and 2-disc DVD sets and Blu-ray disc, as well as through various on-demand and downloadable formats. In the movie, the iconic heroes of the Justice League […]

The Arc of the DC Universe Is Long, But It Bends Toward "Justice"

by on November 23, 2009
Justice League is the crowning spire on the grand cathedral that is the DC Animated Universe, one of the greatest achievements of American television animation. And yet Bruce Timm, genius loci of the DCAU, initially abhorred the idea of making it. It would be hard enough to craft a suitably epic story for a half-dozen […]

Toon Zone Presents: Ronnie Del Carmen’s Special Mission – An "Up" Virtual Roundtable

by Ed Liuon November 21, 2009
As a boy growing up in the Philippines, Ronnie Del Carmen was an early devotee of animation, especially of Disney characters like Donald Duck and Dumbo. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Advertising at the University of Santo Tomas, Del Carmen moved to the United States in 1989, with stints working at Warner […]

‘Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths’ Writer and Cast Interviewed

by on November 19, 2009
The recent print edition of “Life Story: Film Fantasy” magazine has buried in it a feature article on the upcoming “Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths” animated film from Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation. The “collectors edition” of this magazine focuses heavily on the “Twilight: New Moon” feature film and the Justice […]

Stan Berkowitz Receives WGA West Animation Writer’s Award

by Ed Liuon November 16, 2009
Stan Berkowitz has been awarded the Writers Guild of America, West Animation Writers Caucus’ twelfth annual Animation Writing Award in recognition for his long career in animation writing for film and TV, and his efforts to organize animation on behalf of the Writers Guild. His most recent work was the adaptation for the Superman/Batman: Public […]

Toons of the 2000s: The End of DCAU – A Retrospective

by on November 16, 2009
 Go back to the Toons of the 2000s Intro.   It begins under a full moon. Gotham is enjoying a rare, crime-free night. The cops in their patrol zeppelin are alone with the clouds and their boredom. Then, from nowhere, a swift, shadowy creature soars through the sky. “You see that?” one of the cops cries. Yes, we do. […]