"Tokyo Majin" Complete Series: Strong Start, Weak Finish

by Ed Liuon October 22, 2009
I am a dyed-in-the-wool New York Knicks fan, even though I don’t follow the team religiously, and this means that I have had to get used to the team’s singular talent for blowing a lead. In recent years, you could depend on them to take a 20-point lead at the half and blow it by […]

Cast in Plastic: Toon Zone Interviews Michael Bell on Being "Plastic Man"

by on October 20, 2009
Michael Bell is one of the most prominent actors and voice-over actors working today, with hundreds of roles in films and television that literally far outweighs the careers of his compatriots on the Screen Actors Guild board (as you will understand in a moment). He also lent (okay, sold) his voice to numerous video games, […]

Volume 3 of "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson October 14, 2009 reports that Warner Home Video will release Volume 3 of Batman: The Brave and the Bold on DVD. The DVD will contain 5 episodes, including the two part episode “Deep Cover for Batman!” and “Game Over for Owlman!” The DVD will hit stores on February 2, 2010.

TELETOON Announces October 2009 Highlights

by Ed Liuon October 9, 2009
Canada’s TELETOON has announced its programming highlights for October 2009, with a Halloween and Thanksgiving dominating the month. TELETOON will be giving its “3 Hours of Awesome” programming block a Halloween makeover with healthy helpings of Scooby-Doo, and also adding lots of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck programming for Thanksgiving on October 12. TELETOON at […] Offers Up Animation-Related Exclusives

by Ed Liuon October 9, 2009
Special exclusive behind-the-scenes content from Marvel Animation will be on display on starting today, October 8, 2009. Included will be concept artwork, storyboards, character designs, background artwork, music, videos, and more from many of Marvel’s current animated offerings, including Iron Man: Armored Adventures, Wolverine and the X-Men, and The Super Hero Squad Show. The […]

"Batman: Brave and the Bold" Musical Episode Images and Plot Synopsis

by Ed Liuon October 7, 2009
Cartoon Network has released 3 new images and a plot synopsis for “Mayhem of the Music Meister!”, the upcoming new, all-musical episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Click any image below to enlarge: The network-provided series and episode synopsis follows: BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD (TV-Y-7) Season 2 premieres Friday, Oct. 16, […]

"Super Friends: Season 1, Volume 1" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson October 7, 2009 reports that Warner is releasing the 1973 version of the Superfriends in Super Friends: Season 1, Volume 1 on DVD January 5, 2010. The show that started it all brings Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman & Robin, and Aquaman for the first time stopping alien beings, misguided scientists, and any bad guy around, while also […]

Cartoon Intro Cavalcade: “Batman Beyond”

by Eileen Cruzon October 6, 2009
Work with me on this one. We’re all going to pretend that we’re actively working in the animation industry for a moment. It’s sometime in the mid to late 1990’s. We’re in a meeting, discussing the future of the animated Batman property. We’re going to “freshen up” the franchise with a “teen-aged” Batman. Our demographic […]

Lost in Translation: Looking at the Bruce Timm Style from Animation to Action Figure

by Eileen Cruzon October 6, 2009
Do you have action figures based on animated characters in your collection? Have you ever taken the time to really analyze how well or poorly they’ve been translated from one medium to the other? Is your action figure on model? Does the action figure have moving parts? If so, how articulated is it and how […]

"Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson October 5, 2009 reports that the 1987 cartoon Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures is coming to DVD in Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures – The Complete Series. Produced by famed cartoonist Ralph Bakshi (creator of Fritz the Cat and Cool World) it chronicles Mike Mouse, a worker at Pearl Pureheart’s factory, but when trouble comes, he becomes […]