"Saturday Morning Cartoons: The 1970s Vol. 2": The Nightmare Continues

by Maxie Zeuson November 4, 2009
I recently confessed to being a child of the 1970s, which in animation terms is like confessing to having grown up on a Nevada A-bomb test site. If you want to extend the analogy, that would make the sale and distribution of Saturday Morning Cartoons: The 1970s, Vol. 2 roughly equivalent to the sale and […]

Plastic Man: The Complete Collection. Not Quite "Complete," but Chockfull of Fun

by Replikon Xumon November 3, 2009
“He can spring! He can stretch! He can fly! He can bounce! He can change his shape! And… he can even dance!” That booming introduction from Michael Rye effectively introduces the stretchy star of the Plastic Man: The Complete Collection DVD set. For the uninitiated, The Plastic Man Comedy-Adventure Show was a 1979 Ruby Spears […]

"Marvel Super Hero Squad Show" Guest Stars Black Widow on Oct. 31, 2009

by Ed Liuon October 31, 2009
On Saturday, October 31, 2009, at 8:30 AM, the Marvel Super Hero Squad Show will host the lovely but lethal super-spy the Black Widow, voiced by Lena Headey (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and 300). Several screenshots have been released as well. Click on any of the screenshots below to view full size: The full […]

Briefly: 1st China Cartoon & Animation Art Expo in Beijing; NPR on "Brave & the Bold"

by Ed Liuon October 29, 2009
* The 1st China Cartoon and Animation Art Exhibition opened in Beijing on Monday. The exhibition showcases the advancement of Chinese animation in the past 60 years. [CCTV English] * National Public Radio has posted an extended appreciation of the “Mayhem of the Music Meister” episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold.

Why “Epilogue” Honors Terry McGinnis

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 26, 2009
Epilogue just might be one of the best remembered episodes of Justice League Unlimited, if not the DC Animated Universe itself. For DC animation fans, it hardly needs introduction. In terms of chronology it currently stands as the last DCAU episode, and it ended it where it began: with Batman. Rather than the usual action […]

"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 Replikon Xumon 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 […]