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New Clips & Stills from DC Nation "Metal Men" Short, "Beware the Batman," & "Teen Titans Go!"

by Ed Liuon August 8, 2013
Warner Bros. Animation has released the following clips and stills from upcoming premieres in the DC Nation block. All programs will premiere on Cartoon Network. DC Nation Shorts “Metal Men” Premieres August 10, 2013, at 10:00 AM (ET/PT) Click thumbnail to enlarge In addition, writer Evan Dorkin has posted his character designs for the Metal […]
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SDCC2013: "Beware the Batman" Screening and Q&A

by 90'sCartoonManon August 7, 2013
To promote DC Nation’s newest series, the CG Beware the Batman, Comic Con devoted an entire program to it. Moderated by USA Today writer Brian Truitt, the event began with the screening of the never before seen fifth episode of the series “Broken,” featuring Batman rogue Humpty Dumpty. Following the screening, Bruce Wayne/Batman voice actor […]

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Review: "Rental Magica" - Abracadabra, It's An Enjoyable Show!

by Weathermanon August 7, 2013
Itsuki “Itski” Iba is no one’s idea of a corporate leader.  He’s a bit on the reserved side, not very physically imposing and he’s always getting overruled by his subordinates.  And yet, he’s the one tasked with running his late father’s Magic business, Astral.  No, not the David Copperfield kind of “magic”, but real honest […]
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PR: "The Jungle Book" and "Sleeping Beauty" Get Disney Blu-ray Diamond Editions in 2014

by Ed Liuon August 6, 2013
TWO ANIMATED CLASSICS AWAKEN TO SPECTACULAR NEW LIFE IN 2014… THE JUNGLE BOOK & SLEEPING BEAUTY AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER AS PART OF DISNEY’S PRESTIGIOUS BLU-RAY™ DIAMOND EDITION COLLECTION Burbank, Calif., August 2, 2013 – The Walt Disney Studios is pleased to announce the addition of animated classics THE JUNGLE BOOK and SLEEPING […]

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Toonzone Interviews Actor Roger Craig Smith on Being Captain America and Ripslinger

by Ed Liuon August 6, 2013
I think I have reached some kind of grown-up milestone, because actor Roger Craig Smith has provided the voice for three extremely high-profile video game characters and I haven’t played any of the games he’s been in. Since launching his voiceover career from his work in stand-up comedy, Roger Craig Smith has been Sonic the […]
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Ellen DeGeneres Is 2014 Oscar Host

by Alex Beanon August 5, 2013
There probably won’t be a song about boobs as it became official with Ellen DeGeneres being announced as the host of the 2014 Academy Award telecast. DeGeneres hosted the movie industry award show extravaganza once before in 2007 and will be returning in 2014, replacing last year’s one-and-done host, Seth MacFarlane, who infamously opened the […]

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Monster Trucks Set For Crushing Big Screen Debut

by Alex Beanon August 5, 2013
Paramount Animation has given the green light to a combination live action/animated movie centered around monster trucks and to be directed by Chris Wedge [“Ice Age” and, more recently, “Epic”]. The film will have a $100 million budget could have a “Transformers”-style scenario as it becomes the first animated feature film focused on monster trucks […]
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Review: "Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox" - Dystopia Never Looked So Good

by Ed Liuon August 5, 2013
I distinctly remember the moment when Disney’s Aladdin completely sold me: when the thought flashed through my head, “Oh yeah, Robin Williams is in this movie, too, isn’t he?” when his casting as the Genie was the major reason why I had gone to see the movie in the first place. A similar thing happens […]

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Michael Ansara, Actor, 1922 - 2013

by Dan Collinson August 4, 2013
The Hollywood Reporter reports that actor Michael Ansara passed away on July 31st at his home in Calabasas after a prolonged battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 91. Ansara was born in a small village in Syria to American parents. He was known in the TV westerns Broken Arrow and the Rifleman spin-off Law of […]
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Future Spotlight: The Nut Job

by The Huntsmanon August 2, 2013
It’s been said that the movie industry today is bigger than it has ever been. Budgets are growing exponentially, while in many cases a $40,000,000 opening weekend is considered to be a failure. I know there’s solid reasoning behind such claims, but I can’t help but wonder if there’s really a point in having such […]