Review: “Beware the Batman: Shadows of Gotham” – Sleek and Stylish Re-Vamp

by Ed Liuon February 24, 2014
Beware the Batman signals what kind of show it’s going to be in its very first scene, as Batman uses smoke and shadows in a dark alley to scare various bodily fluids out of a criminal, and later re-sets his separated shoulder by slamming it into a truck fender. Visually and thematically, Beware the Batman […]


Space Jam 2 Suits Up For Sequel With LeBron James…Then Sits On Bench

by Alex Beanon February 22, 2014
The original animated/live action “Space Jam” starring Michael Jordan and many of the famous Warner Bros. cartoon crew was a gigantic hit – grossing more than $230 million worldwide – when it came out in 1996 and now they are finally ready for a sequel with LeBron James filling in for Jordan as the current […]

Dark Horse and Nickelodeon to Produce More “Avatar,” “Korra” Merchandise

by Ed Liuon February 21, 2014
Dark Horse Comics and Nickelodeon are expanding their successful publishing partnership of comics based on Avatar the Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra to begin selling merchandise based on the two shows starting in May 2014. Among the merchandise being planned are limited-edition statues, figurines, busts, plush figures, drinking glasses, cups, coffee mugs, coaster […]


Hollywood Reporter on Developing the Cast of Oscar-Nominated Animated Films

by Ed Liuon February 21, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter has spoken to different crew members of the five films nominated for this year’s Best Animated Feature Film Academy Awards, digging into ideas that defined characters in the films, or were changed or deleted during development. Included are tidbits like a different background for Grug in DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods; some ideas […]

Peanuts, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Steve Jobs Planned as U.S. Postage Stamps

by Ed Liuon February 21, 2014
The Washington Post has uncovered a list of planned designs for upcoming U.S. postage stamps for 2014-2015, which includes Charles Schulz’s Peanuts, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and Apple co-founder and seminal Pixar figure Steve Jobs. Rudolph is listed as “Design Approved” for release in 2014 (alongside stamps commemorating events of the Civil War, the War […]


Review: “The Little Penguin: Pororo’s Racing Adventure” – On Cruise Control

by Ed Liuon February 21, 2014
The CGI character Pororo the Little Penguin is a smash hit in South Korea, where his animated series has been running since 2003 (though that length is a bit padded by the multi-year gaps between seasons and movies). While Pororo has been successfully exported to multiple foreign countries, Lionsgate is giving the little penguin and […]