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Seattle Times on "Waltz with Bashir"

The Seattle Times has profiled the Israeli animated documentary film Waltz with Bashir, interviewing its director Ari Folman over the phone. Based on Folman’s own experiences as a soldier in the Israeli Army during the 1982 Lebanon war, Folman discusses why he turned interviews with fellow veterans into animated footage, how breaking through his own […]

Briefly: Hatcher on "Coraline;" WALL-E Award; "Raven" Update; 3-D Eye Diagnosis

* Teri Hatcher has discussed her role as the Other Mother in Coraline, noting that most of her other work is “inappropriate” for her 11-year old, and joked that several parents she knew declared ‘No more sleepovers at Hatchers’ house’ after watching a screening of the movie. [Women's Wear Daily] * The Producers Guild of […]

"Mary Poppins": Practically Perfect in Every Way

Mary Poppins simply needs no introduction. It is arguably Walt Disney’s single biggest achievement in motion pictures; it features one of the all-time great screen performances (and debuts) by Julie Andrews; it is one of the few films that practically everybody has seen; it is universally loved and yet has a literate intelligence rare in […]

"Wolverine and the X-Men" Rewards the Faithful

Wolverine and the X-Men is a show that is determined to eat its cake and have it, too. It cherry-picks from the best elements of the two previous cartoon series, the live-action movies, and decades of comic books to ensure that the show feels familiar, but it also wants to strike out in different directions […]

"Ghost Hunt" Bags a Trophy

I am, I’ll forthrightly declare, a sucker for a good ghost story. The operative word, of course, is “good.” Anyone can stick a phantom or spirit into any old yarn, and come up with something as crass and incompetent as xxxHOLIC. (cough cough). But it takes a deft hand to fashion a spook story that […]

New Video, Stills, & Interview from "Brave & Bold" Ep "Fall of the Blue Beetle!"

The World’s Finest Online has posted several new stills and a video clip from the upcoming Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode “Fall of the Blue Beetle!” The episode will star Wil Wheaton as the Silver Age Blue Beetle (Ted Kord). Wheaton was also interviewed by the World’s Finest, discussing his role as the […]

Craig McCracken on "Powerpuff Girls Rule!!!" and Cartoonstitute

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has spoken with Craig McCracken about The Powerpuff Girls — specifically, the new “The Powerpuff Girls Rule!!!” special episode and the 10th anniversary DVD set. Among other things, McCracken discusses how the show was greenlit, where the inspiration for Mojo Jojo came from, and getting the band back together for the special […]

"The Powerpuff Girls Rule!!!": Yes Indeedy, They Do!

Has it really been ten years since The Powerpuff Girls debuted? That iconic show, one of a handful that established Cartoon Network at the end of the 1990s as the place for cartoons, has been off the air so long that it seems much longer. It is, in a way, a reminder of how quickly […]

World's Finest Talks with Michael Rosenbaum on "Brave & Bold's" Deadman

The World’s Finest Online has spoken with actor Michael Rosenbaum about his upcoming portrayal of Deadman in the episode “Dawn of the Dead Man!” in Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Among other topics, Rosenbaum discusses how he got into character as the body-hopping ghost and his roles as the Flash in Justice League and […]

"xxxHOLIC" Vols. 4, 5 and 6: It's Scary How Lame This Series Turned Out to Be

I long ago stopped hoping that xxxHOLIC would turn into an honest-to-goodness supernatural-themed spook show. That, as it happens, is a benefit to being a congenital pessimist: one is so rarely surprised when everything just goes to crap. It would have pleased me no end if the final three volumes of the series had upended […]

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