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Disney and Marvel: A Primer

by on September 1, 2009
Well, that certainly came out of nowhere. In a blockbuster deal announced on Monday, The Walt Disney Company announced plans to purchase Marvel Entertainment in a deal worth $4 billion in cash and stock. That means Howard the Duck and Donald Duck are now brothers, and Disney now gets to finally create that Champions movie […]

Disney to Acquire Marvel Entertainment in $4 Billion Stock and Cash Deal

by Ed Liuon August 31, 2009
The Walt Disney Company has announced that it will be acquiring Marvel Entertainment for approximately $4 billion in a stock and cash transaction based on the closing share price of Disney stock on Friday. Disney will acquire ownership of Marvel including its more than 5,000 characters. A conference call with investors is slated to take […]

Stan Berkowitz on Adapting "Superman/Batman: Public Enemies"

by Ed Liuon August 28, 2009
Warner Home Video has released another press-release interview to promote Superman/Batman: Public Enemies. This time, the interview subject is writer Stan Berkowitz, who discusses the changes and edits that were made from Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness’ original graphic novel, his first experiences with Superman and Batman, the kind of environment in which he prefers […]

"Super Friends: The Lost Episodes" – We All Did Love Them Once, Not Without Cause

by Ed Liuon August 21, 2009
Super Friends, cartoon fans, countrymen…lend me your ears. In his autobiography, Hanna-Barbera’s Iwao Takamoto states that Super Friends was an attempt to do for DC Comics’ Justice League what the Adam West Batman TV show had done for Batman: approach the material with “all that underlying humor and sense of the ridiculous.” According to Takamoto, […]

LeVar Burton on Being Black Lightning for "Superman/Batman: Public Enemies"

by Ed Liuon August 20, 2009
Warner Brothers Animation has released another press release interview to promote Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, this time with LeVar Burton about being Black Lightning. Among other topics, Burton discusses his comic book habits developed as an Army child, why he thinks comic books are great literature, and the appeal that voice acting has for him. Superman/Batman: […]

John C. McGinley on Being Metallo in "Superman/Batman: Public Enemies"

by Ed Liuon August 18, 2009
Warner Brothers Animation has released the first press release interview to promote Superman/Batman: Public Enemies with actor John C. McGinley, who portrays the super villain Metallo. Among other topics, McGinley discusses his feelings about voice acting vs. on-camera work, his background with comic book superheroes as a child, the similarities between Andrea Romano and director […]

"Plastic Man" Coming to DVD (Updated)

by Dan Collinson August 12, 2009
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Warner is bringing the first stretchable super hero in Plastic Man: The Complete Collection on DVD September 1st. Follow the adventures of Plastic Man as he take on the world’s kookiest villians along with friends Penny and Bad Luck Hula Hula. Plastic Man was produced by Ruby-Spears Enterprises, and aired on ABC […]

Cartoon Intro Cavalcade: The Huntsman

by on August 11, 2009
Main title sequences are possibly the most important part of creating a cartoon.  It is the one element that viewers will most notice, as it is the one thing that will consistently air day in and day out.   We’re gonna post the best ones we can find, be it stuff you’ve seen before and stuff […]

Toon Zone News Interviews Shannon Farnon, the "Super Friends" Wonder Woman

by on August 11, 2009
An accomplished actress with a vast scope of work in commercials, film and television, Shannon Farnon is best known for creating the voice of Wonder Woman on Super Friends. Many a reader of the Wonder Woman and Justice League comic books in the 1970s and 1980s no doubt heard Shannon’s voice in their heads as […]

"Olivia" on DVD: Safe, Harmless, Unsurprising Kidvid

by Ed Liuon August 11, 2009
Olivia is the latest of Nickelodeon’s animated series for pre-school and younger viewers, and fits perfectly with the rest of the lineup in being safe and innocuous entertainment, if not terribly exciting or likely to get anybody riled up for good or bad reasons. The series is based on the series of children’s books by […]