PR: Sentai Filmworks Licenses “Tegami Bachi: Reverse”

by Ed Liuon January 4, 2013
SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES TEGAMI BACHI: REVERSE HOUSTON, January 3, 2013 — Return to the Bee Hive with Sentai Filmworks and their newest acquisition: Tegami Bachi: Reverse. Director Akira Iwanaga returns to the helm for this 25 episode sequel to the popular Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee. Series composition is by Masanao Akahoshi (La storia della Arcana […]

PR: “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” Marks Milestone 100th Episode Saturday January 5, 2013 on Cartoon Network (UPDATED: New Clip & Trailer)

by Ed Liuon January 4, 2013
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Marks its Milestone 100th Episode Saturday January 5, 2013 on Cartoon Network Star Wars: The Clone Wars celebrates 100 episodes with a new installment that uncovers an elite Republic clone commando who has gone “Missing in Action,” airing Saturday, January 5th at 9:30am ET/PT on Cartoon Network. Given the series’ […]


PR: TELETOON Goes Bananas with New Original Series “Rocket Monkeys,” Premiering January 10, 2013

by Ed Liuon January 3, 2013
TELETOON GOES BANANAS WITH NEW ORIGINAL SERIES ROCKET MONKEYS A TELETOON Original Production Premiering Thursday, January 10 at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT Featuring the voice talents of Mark McKinney and Seán Cullen (Toronto, Ontario, January 3, 2013) – They may not be the brightest monkeys in the universe, but they’re certainly the most entertaining. TELETOON’s newest […]

New “DC Nation” Clips & Stills – “Amethyst,” “Thunder & Lightning,” “Green Lantern: TAS”, “Young Justice: Invasion”

by Ed Liuon January 3, 2013
Warner Bros. Animation has released the following clips, stills, and episode synopses for the return of the DC Nation programming block to Cartoon Network this Saturday, January 5, 2013. All clips are 1920×1080 native size. Click the “full-screen” icon in each player to enlarge, and click any thumbnail to view the image full-screen. DC NATION […]

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Writer Peter David Suffers Stroke

by Ed Liuon January 2, 2013
Writer Peter David has suffered a stroke while on vacation with his family in Florida. His wife Kathleen has been updating David’s well-trafficked blog with updates, noting the events which led up to his trip to the emergency room and diagnosis, as well as his progress so far. While there has been a non-trivial loss […]

Review: “Puella Magi Madoka Magica Complete Series Blu-ray (UK Edition)”: It’s A Kind Of Magic

by Grant Whiteon December 28, 2012
The magical girl genre is one of the cornerstones of anime. For as long as conflicted boys have been stumbling into secret army mecha, girls have likewise been on adventures of self discovery by becoming costumed defenders who fight with the powers of hope and magic. In the same way, the concept has been explored […]


Charles Durning, Actor, 1923 – 2012

by Ed Liuon December 26, 2012
Versatile character actor Charles Durning passed away on Monday, December 24, 2012, at his home in Manhattan at the age of 89. Durning was born in poverty (the ninth of 10 children, only 5 of whom lived to adulthood) and went through harrowing combat experiences during World War II, surviving the assualt on Omaha Beach […]

PR: “Ultimate Spider-Man” Thwips Into Season Two with One-Hour Prime-Time Premiere on January 21, 2013

by Ed Liuon December 24, 2012
HIT MARVEL SERIES ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN THWIPS INTO SEASON TWO WITH A SPECIAL ONE-HOUR PRIMETIME PREMIERE ON MONDAY, JANUARY 21 ON DISNEY XD — “Marvel Comics Close-Up” Interstitials Promoting Literacy To Debut -– Hit Marvel animated series “Ultimate Spider-Man” thwips into season two with a special one-hour primetime premiere on MONDAY, JANUARY 21 (7:00 – 8:00 […]


How To Survive The Cartoon Apocalypse, The Toonzone Way!

by Todd DuBoison December 21, 2012
Feeling down about the end of the world? Four out of five dentists say you shouldn’t be. Sure, December 21st could unleash untold cataclysms that will destroy all life as we know it, but the funny thing about the end of the world is that it’s never truly the end. Life always finds a way, […]

Review: “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic – Adventures in the Crystal Empire” & “Mickey & Donald Have a Farm”

by Ed Liuon December 21, 2012
In my review of the first season DVD set of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, I compared the show to playing the blues, noting that blues is simple music and simple music is the hardest music to play. The five episodes of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic on the latest “soccer mom” DVD […]