More information has been revealed about the new G.I. Joe web cartoons announced recently. The series of 10 5-minute episodes with 1 double-length conclusion will be written by comic book writer Warren Ellis, with Dave Johnson providing character designs, Joaquim Dos Santos directing, and Sam Register producing. The series will be aiming for PG-13 territory, […]
Bandai Visual’s Freedom certainly lives up to its name, resolutely refusing to settle down in one place for very long. What started off as a grand conspiracy theory sci-fi story set on the Moon turned into a post-apocalyptic wasteland buddy flick by volumes 4 and 5 of the series. With volume 6, Freedom returns to […]
TVShowsOnDVD.com has revealed the back cover of Avatar the Last Airbender Book 3, Vol. 4 DVD. The DVD will include the final six episodes of the show, and the newly released artwork gives the subtitles for each episode in the four-part finale. The artwork also reveals that commentary tracks will be provided, although not for […]
The New York Times has taken a look at George Lucas’ return to the Star Wars universe for Star Wars: The Clone Wars (free registration required), the upcoming TV series which will debut in a limited theatrical release on August 15, 2008. The article notes that Lucas has yet to make good on his promise […]
Between Avatar the Last Airbender, Yin Yang Yo!, Skunk Fu, Chop Socky Chooks, and Kung Fu Panda, there seems to be a bit of a glut of cartoons on the market that are exploiting kung fu as a plot element. Some of these cartoons aim for reverent lifts from the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon school […]
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed voice actor Billy West on his multiple roles in the newly released direct-to-video movie Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs. West discusses the latest plot twists in the on-going Leela/Fry relationship, the next two DTV Futurama movies, and his other upcoming projects.
Normally, I try to let the bad movies—even the bad sequels to beloved classics—roll off my back. After all, what with Sturgeon’s Law and all (“Ninety percent of everything is crud”) it’s rarely any use getting worked up. And you have to be a little forgiving: animators and directors and writers have mortgages and tuitions, […]