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PR: “Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Vol. 2” on Blu-ray October 16, 2012

by Ed Liuon August 1, 2012
LOONEY TUNES PLATINUM COLLECTION VOLUME 2 FEATURING 50 LEGENDARY CARTOON CLASSICS AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY™ FOR THE FIRST TIME WILL BE RELEASED OCTOBER 16, 2012 FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO Title Includes Hours of Cartoon Content Featuring Digitally Remastered and Restored Shorts   Blu-ray Includes Hours of Bonus Material Blu-ray Includes a Cartoon Guide With Rare Images […]

SDCC2012: Panel Report – Filmation and Lou Scheimer: Celebrating a Generation of Animation and TV Heroes

by Eileen Cruzon August 1, 2012
The Filmation panel at the San Diego Comic-Con 2012 focused on the discussion of Lou Scheimer’s career and his significant contributions to the industry. In attendance were Lou Scheimer (in his final convention appearance), Tom Tataranowicz, Darrell McNeil, Buzz Dickson and Sid Haig, with Andy Mangels moderating. The panelists spoke about their own Filmation memories […]

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NY Times on Disney’s “Doc McStuffins” and Diversity

by Ed Liuon August 1, 2012
Facebook, a new animated series which premiered on the Disney Channel in March and has gone on to ratings and merchandising success, defying conventional wisdom that non-white lead characters in animated series are not as successful in either. The show and its young African-American female lead character has made an extremely positive impression on many […]

PR: “Tom & Jerry: Tricks and Treats” Available on DVD on September 4, 2012

by Ed Liuon July 31, 2012
IT’S CHILLS AND THRILLS THIS HALLOWEEN WITH EVERYONE’S FAVORITE ANIMATED CAT AND MOUSE DUO IN TOM & JERRY: TRICKS AND TREATS AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 4, 2012 FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO  Collection Features 20 High-Spirited Animated Cartoons Plus Two Bonus Cartoons BURBANK, CA (July 30, 2012) – Get set for a ghoulishly good time with that tussling twosome, Tom […]


SDCC2012: Panel Report for Creating Spaces for Diverse Characters and Representations

by Eileen Cruzon July 30, 2012
Racebending, just in case you’re unfamiliar with the term, is the act of casting a live-action actor of a different ethnicity or race than the character he or she is portraying. The act itself has been prevalent in media for many years, though the specific instance that gave life to the term was the live-action movie of Avatar: […]
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“Transformers Prime: One Shall Rise” DVD Clips Released (UPDATED July 30, 2012)

by Ed Liuon July 30, 2012
Shout! Factory has released several clips from the DVD of Transformers Prime: One Shall Rise in advance of it’s July 31, 2012, street date. The DVD will collect the seven-episode story arc from the first two seasons of Transformers Prime, editing them to a single, seamless presentation. UPDATED July 30, 2012: New video clips have […]

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PR: “Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Jake Saves Bucky” Primetime Special to Premiere on Sept 19, 2012

by Ed Liuon July 30, 2012
“JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES: JAKE SAVES BUCKY” PRIMETIME SPECIAL FEATURING PETER PAN TO PREMIERE ON INTERNATIONAL TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 ON DISNEY CHANNEL   “Playing with Skully” Short-Form Series Starring the Voice of David Arquette To Debut Disney Junior will debut the primetime special “Jake and the Never Land […]
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PR: “Transformers Rescue Bots: Roll to the Rescue” Coming to DVD on October 2, 2012

by Ed Liuon July 30, 2012
When you’re in need, they’re the first to be on the scene… Kids, get ready to roll out with the TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS! TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS: ROLL TO THE RESCUE OWN IT ON DVD THIS OCTOBER 2, 2012 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY KIDS From the creators of TRANSFORMERS PRIME comes an all-new animated series TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS, created specifically […]


“Beware the Batman” Reported to Be Under Review After Aurora, CO Shootings

by Ed Liuon July 30, 2012
Variety reports that the upcoming new animated series Beware the Batman is undergoing a review in the wake of the recent shootings in Aurora, CO, at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises. The article cites multiple anonymous sources, and notes that alterations have been made to designs and situations to minimize the amount […]

Norman Alden, RIP

by Maxie Zeuson July 30, 2012
Character actor Norman Alden, who voiced Aquaman on the iconic 1970s SuperFriends series, has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 87. Alden, whose IMDb page lists 237 titles to his credit, performed mostly in a series of one-time appearances in live-action TV shows. He made his debut in 1957 and worked steadily for […]