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New "Batman: Under the Red Hood" Video Clip Released

by Ed Liuon June 25, 2010
Warner Home Video has released the following video clip from Batman: Under the Red Hood. The summary provided by Warner Home Video is: The 54-second clip features an encounter between Batman and Red Hood. In the film, Batman faces his ultimate challenge as the mysterious Red Hood takes Gotham City by firestorm. One part vigilante, […]

Three "Case Closed" Movies: It Would Be a Crime to Miss Them

by Weathermanon June 25, 2010
When crimes happen in America we call the police. When crimes happen in Gotham, they call Batman. But when crimes happen in Japan they call Jimmy Kudo, a.k.a. Shinichi Kudo, a.k.a. Conan Edogawa, ace high school detective. Well, formerly ace high school detective. These days Shinichi Kudo, a.k.a., Jimmy Kudo, a.k.a. Conan Edogawa, solves crimes […]

Bruce Timm Goes "Under the Red Hood"

by Ed Liuon June 23, 2010
Executive Producer Bruce Timm is the latest interview subject for the press release interviews about Batman: Under the Red Hood, the next DC direct-to-video animated movie. Timm discusses why Brandon Vietti was selected as the director for the movie, his initial concerns about adapting the original graphic novel as the first feature-length Batman-centric DTV, why […]

"Avatar: The Last Airbender" Complete Book I: Bending Backwards

by Maxie Zeuson June 22, 2010
Okay, before you flex your fingers, hunch over the keyboard, and start tapping out that talkback post—the one where you tell me that I can’t and shouldn’t judge Avatar: The Last Airbender just from its first season, and that it gets really good in season two, and that I’m a miserable excuse for a human […]

Judd Winick on Adapting "Under the Red Hood"

by Maxie Zeuson June 11, 2010
Warner Bros. Animation has released a new interview and set of images linked to the upcoming direct-to-DVD feature Batman: Under the Red Hood. This time, writer Judd Winick talks about the process of adapting your own comic book into an animated feature. Spoiler warnings may apply. For more information on Batman: Under the Red Hood, […]

PlayStation Network Adds Marvel Toons to Lineup

by Maxie Zeuson June 4, 2010
The PlayStation Network has added seven new animated Marvel series to its lineup, including The Super Hero Squad Show; X-Men: Evolution; Wolverine and the X-Men; Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes; Iron Man: Extremis Motion Comic; Spider-Woman: Agent of SWORD Motion Comic; and Astonishing X-Men: Gifted Motion Comic. The Network also says that those who buy […]

Andrea Romano on "Batman: Under the Red Hood"

by Maxie Zeuson June 3, 2010
Warner Bros. Animation has released a new interview linked to the upcoming direct-to-DVD feature Batman: Under the Red Hood. This time, fans can hear from long-time Batman voice director Andrea Romano. For more information on Batman: Under the Red Hood, check out all of Toonzone News’ past coverage: “Batman: Under the Red Hood” Coming to […]

Warner Bros. Animation Announces New "ThunderCats" Series for CN in 2011

by Ed Liuon June 2, 2010
Warner Bros. Animation has announced that it has begun production on ThunderCats, a new animated series based on the original 1980’s cartoon about a tribe of fierce feline warriors battling against evil forces over the fabled Stones of Power. The series will be a creative collaboration between Warner Bros. Animation and Japan’s Studio4°C, which has […]

Mark Hamill Retiring as the Joker

by Maxie Zeuson May 31, 2010
Mark Hamill says he is retiring from playing the Joker after recording the character for the videogame Arkham Asylum 2, IGN reports. This is not the first time the actor, who first essayed the Clown Prince of Crime for Batman: The Animated Series, has said he is quitting the part, but he is emphatic: “This […]

"Superman/Batman: Apocalypse" Revealed as Next DC Animated Feature

by Maxie Zeuson May 27, 2010
Newly released artwork for Batman: Under the Red Hood reveals that Superman/Batman: Apocalypse will be the next installment of the Warner Premiere/DC line of direct-to-DVD releases, The World’s Finest reports. The back cover viewable here says that a “first look” at the “next original animated movie” will be a special feature included on Under the […]