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PR: Section23 Films Announces October 2012 Slate

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SECTION23 FILMS ANNOUNCES OCTOBER SLATE UN-GO Available on October 30th HOUSTON, July 11, 2012 – Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its October slate of releases; including the complete collection of UN-GO. The eagerly awaited new series from Fuji TV’s prestigious noitaminA animation block and mega animation studio BONES, UN-GO will be released on […]

Nickelodeon Orders 26 More Episodes of "The Legend of Korra"

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Entertainment Weekly reports that Nickelodeon has ordered another 26 episodes of The Legend of Korra, the follow-up series to Avatar the Last Airbender. The order will form books 3 and 4 of the series, following the initial 24 episode order that formed book 1 (12 episodes) and book 2 (14 episodes) and will bring the […]

PR: Kevin Smith's "Fatman on Batman" Podcast, Bacon Bros., & More at Warner Bros. San Diego Comic Con 2012

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PRESENTING TWO VERY FAMOUS KEVINS AND A FAN-TASTIC LINEUP, BECAUSE EVERYBODY LOVES MUSIC, MOVIES, COMICAL MUSINGS … AND BACON!   KEVIN SMITH, THE BACON BROTHERS AND NERDMELT COMEDY HEADLINE THREE DAYS OF FREE OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT AS WARNER BROS. PRESENTS THE “EXTRA AT COMIC-CON” STAGE   Festival Also Features Performances by The Voice‘s Tony Lucca & […]

Unauthorized Animated Disney Characters Appear on North Korean TV

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The New York Times reports that unauthorized versions of copyrighted Walt Disney Company characters appeared on North Korean state-run television on Monday. Costumed versions of Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Tigger, and other Disney characters were seen dancing in front of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, with occasional clips from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs […]

Review: "G.I. Joe" Series 2 Season 2 Surrenders to the Suck

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I thought that the previous season of the DiC G.I. Joe series would prepare me for what was to come in the second and last one, now available on a 3-disc set from Shout! Factory and Hasbro. However, it turns out that even my lowest expectations weren’t sufficiently low, because G.I. Joe Series 2 Season […]

The Legend of Korra - Recapping Book 1

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The main reason for my disappointment in The Legend of Korra‘s season 1 finale lies firmly in two events: the Mako/Korra romance and sudden Korra Airbending/Avatar State developments at the end. The mental gymnastics required to justify the latter especially made me feel like I was trying to win a Marvel No Prize, trying to […]

The Legend of Korra - "Skeletons in the Closet/Endgame" Episodes 11 & 12 Recap

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I have to admit that after the 10-episode thrill ride that has been The Legend of Korra thus far, I was a little let down by the two-part season finale. The sound of plot hammers ring much more loudly than in the episodes before it, and there are far too many amazing coincidences, plot cheats, […]

Kidvid Capsule Reviews: "Green Eggs and Ham" SE Blu-ray & "Dora's Rescue in the Mermaid Kingdom"

The Green Eggs and Ham Special Edition Brings a Seussian ‘Toon to high-definition. This 70′s special is from DePatie-Freleng; For the time, the animation is quite appealing. And, of course, who doesn’t love Seuss? Only a fool or a Grump-Flappa-Roose. “The Sneetches” is a tale of how foolish racism Leads only to light wallets and […]

Dark Horse to Release New "Avatar: The Last Airbender" Graphic Novels Chronicling Search for Zuko's Mother

Comic Book Resources reports that Dark Horse Comics will be releasing a second series of Avatar the Last Airbender graphic novels, continuing the story from the three-part “The Promise” series. The new series, titled “The Search,” promises to answer the long-running question from the original series of what happened to Prince Zuko’s mother. Like “The […]

LA Times on Direct-to-Video Knockoff Industry

The Los Angeles Times has examined the “drafting phenomenon” in the movie industry, where direct-to-video knockoffs of major studio films exploit the studios’ marketing campaigns. Animated family films are frequent subjects for knockoffs, with recent releases including Kiara the Brave and Life’s a Jungle: Africa’s Most Wanted, which are drafting off Pixar’s Brave and DreamWorks […]

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