Hayao Miyazaki set the bar perilously high for himself with 2002′s Spirited Away, winning an Academy Award and setting a Japanese box office record. The much anticipated Howl’s Moving Castle doesn’t quite measure up, but engineers a rousing fantasy adventure in the classic Miyazaki mold. Howl was written by novelist Diana Wynne Jones, though you’d […]
This past weekend’s WizardWorld Los Angeles comic convention was the platform for DC, Marvel, and other American comic book companies to make several new announcements. The Comics Reporter’s “Collective Memory” feature is the best single source for all the news reports filed about the con. Of particular interest to animation fans are the panel discussion […]
Warner Home Video has launched sites for the following DVDs: The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour: The Complete Series Batman Beyond: Season 1 Justice League: Season 1 The Flintstones: Season 5 The Flintstones: Season 5 & The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour: The Complete Series are in stores now. Batman Beyond: Season 1 and Justice League: Season 1 will be in […]
A fan-produced Legion of Superheroes cartoon has debuted on the internet. Creator David Miller has used Shockwave Flash to animate 4 episodes so far, based on classic Legion of Superheroes stories. This cartoon has no connection to the upcoming Legion of Superheroes cartoon coming from Warner Brothers Animation.
Holy flashbacks! AOL has teamed up with Warner Brothers to create In2TV. The site shows classic full-length episodes of your favorite Warner Bros. shows on the web for free. Among the 14 channels is Toontopia TV which airs the following cartoons: Beetlejuice: Tim Burton’s prankster poltergeist causes trouble in and out of the Neitherworld, along […]
The World’s Finest recently interviewed Stan Berkowitz to discuss his work on Batman Beyond, the all-new teenage take on Batman set in the future. Berkowitz discusses his original reaction to the idea, his thoughts on the original villains and how they were created, and his opinion on Max. To read the interview, click on the […]
DC Comics has announced its upcoming book-format comics coming in July and August, 2006. Highlights include: – 2 new Teen Titans Go! collections: Ready for Action and On the Move (July) – The Batman Chronicles Vol. 2, the second volume reprinting all of Batman’s adventures in chronological order (July) – Absolute Kingdom Come, reprinting the […]
Max the Mutt Animation School will be conducting a workshop on writing for comics with writer/artist Ty Templeton (Batman Adventures, Bigg Time), beginning March 23, 2006, at the school’s campus in Toronto. Enrollment is limited, and full details can be found at the Max the Mutt Animation School website.
At the first part of their upfront presentation in New York this morning, Cartoon Network announced their slate of new projects and acquisitions for the coming year. CN offically announced a new original series titled Squirrel Boy, created and produced by Everett Peck, creator of Duckman. In Squirrel Boy, Andy, voiced by Pamela S. Adlon, […]