Honorary Otakon staffer Masao Maruyama came back to Otakon once again to share his stories about the founding of his new production company MAPPA, and their new production Kids on the Slope. Mr. Maruyama open the panel by showing the opening and closing animation for Kids on the Slope along with a commercial the company […]
SDCC2012: Panel Report - Filmation and Lou Scheimer: Celebrating a Generation of Animation and TV Heroes
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 […]
I can’t say I was optimistic on hearing that Skechers shoes were going to be expanding their animated TV ads into feature-length direct-to-video movies. I’m not reflexively against merchandise-based cartoons, but shoes just don’t seem to spark the imagination in the same way that dolls, action figures, or even board games can. Consequently, it’s not […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Hey Arnold Season 2, Part 2, released just last week, collects ten more episodes of the classic Nickelodeon series. Whatever else one might say about the show, it is remarkably consistent in both tone and quality. The merits of any of the show’s particular compilation sets depend upon the episodes collected. Hey Arnold is a […]
"MAD" New Clip & Stills from July 30, 2012, Premiere Episode "The Mixed Marital Artist/Aquaman vs. Wild"
Warner Bros. Animation has released the following video clip and stills from the next new episode of MAD, premiering Monday, July 30, 2012, at 8:45 PM (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network: Click any thumbnail below to enlarge: “The Mixed Martial Artist/Aquaman vs. Wild” Synopsis A silent movie star is kicked to the curb for America’s new […]
"Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated" Clips & Stills from July 30, 2012, Premiere Episode "The Night the Clown Cried"
Warner Bros. Animation has released the following video clips and stills from “The Night the Clown Cried,” the season 2 premiere of Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, debuting on Monday, July 30, 2012, at 2:00 PM (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network. Click any thumbnail below to enlarge: Plot Synopsis With the gang split up, Crystal Cove is being […]