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Dragons: Riders of Berk – “Portrait Of Hiccup As A Buff Man” Recap

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Hiccup has always done his best to prove his worth to his father, and while he hasn’t always felt appreciated, he was convinced that he had succeeded in doing that. However, when their official father-son portrait was unveiled in the grand hall, Hiccup was disheartened over the fact that Stoick had arranged for Hiccup to […]

NYCC 2012: Hasbro's "Transformers" Panel Report

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Thursday was the least crowded day at New York Comic Con, but fans still filled the room for Hasbro’s afternoon panel for the Transformers brand. From Hasbro Studios in Burbank, CA, Transformers Prime producers Jeff Kline and Duane Capizzi were in attendance, as well as Executive Director Brian Lenard and Vice President of Development Mike Vogel. […]

PR: Cartoon Network Canada and Adult Swim Canada Programming Highlights for November 2012

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CARTOON NETWORK PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS NOVEMBER 2012 CONTINUING NEW SERIES Adventure Time with Finn & Jake (New Episodes) Airs Mondays at 7 p.m. ET/PT Adventure Time with Finn & Jake introduces viewers to unlikely heroes Finn & Jake, buddies who traverse the mystical Land of Ooo and encounter its colorful inhabitants. The best of friends, these […]

Review: "Mia and the Migoo" Is Miyazaki Minus the Magic

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With its child heroine, its fantastical plot, and its strong environmental message, Mia and the Migoo will immediately remind viewers of the work of Hayao Miyazaki (whose name even appears to be referenced in the title character). Alas, this animated French film resembles Fern Gully: The Last Rainforest and other ecologically-minded Hollywood animated fare more […]

NYCC 2012: "China, IL" Panel - New Characters, Kicking Pigeons, and Anime Porn

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Saturday afternoon brought a panel dedicated to Adult Swim’s China, IL, which played out a lot like the infamous Venture Bros. convention panels in being 20% information and 80% entertainment, where anyone writing a report on it is left saying, “You kind of had to be there” a lot. In attendance were show creator Brad […]

NYCC 2012: Sunrise Anime Panel Report

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On Friday afternoon, a gathering of talent from Sunrise Animation Studios gathered at New York Comic Con to give anime fans a sample of current and upcoming projects. In attendance were Masayuki Ozaki, director of Sunrise; Akane Hagino, manager of the international sales department; Kazuhiko Tamura, producer of Tiger and Bunny; Dai Otsuka, who does […]

Sixth Annual "Too Art for TV 6" Exhibition Starts November 9th

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The opening reception for the sixth annual Too Art for TV exhibition will take place on Friday, November 9, 6-10pm. The exhibit will run from November 9, 2012 through December 14, 2012. Each year, Too Art for TV features the personal, fine art works of animation industry artists in an attempt to bridge the gap between fine […]

NYCC 2012: Man of Action Panel Report

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There were surprisingly few people at the Man of Action panel; only around a few dozen. It was certainly the most relaxed, almost unprofessional (in a good way) panel I’ve ever attended, giving it a more intimate feel, where by the end of it one almost felt like they had just spent the last hour […]

NYCC 2012: Roundtable Interviews with "The Dark Knight Returns" Producer Bruce Timm and Voice Director Andrea Romano

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At the 2012 New York Comic Con, Todd “GWOtaku” DuBois and I were able to sit in on roundtable interview sessions with Bruce Timm and Andrea Romano, executive producer and voice director, respectively, on Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. The first half of the two-part adaptation of the seminal graphic novel by Frank Miller and […]

NYCC 2012: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Focus Panel - A Shell of a Time

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Moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Ray Rahman on Friday evening, the packed panel for Nickelodeon’s new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series was an energized and festive affair. After a clip of the series opening was played and costumed Ninja Turtles took the stage to great applause, Rahman introduced a very full panel: executive producers Ciro […]

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