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"The Super Hero Squad Show" Vol. 1: Prime Grade Super Hero Silliness

by Ed Liuon July 13, 2010
The Super Hero Squad Show is the demented radioactive mutant love child of Marvel Comics superheroes and Looney Tunes, and the miracle isn’t that it works as well as it does but that it works at all. This show and Batman: The Brave and the Bold came along at just the right time, with both […]

"Batman: Under the Red Hood" Premieres at San Diego Comic-Con Jul 23, 2010; New Video

by Ed Liuon July 13, 2010
Warner Home Video has announced that Batman: Under the Red Hood will be getting its premiere at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, July 23, 2010, at 8:00 PM in Ballroom 20. The movie will be coming to DVD and Blu-ray disc on July 27, 2010. The following new video clip has also been […]

Box Office: It Pays to Be "Despicable"

by Maxie Zeuson July 12, 2010
Despicable Me put The Twilight Saga: Eclipse in the shade during its premiere weekend, besting the vampire-werewolf flick by almost two-to-one. The CG-animated comedy about a supervillain wannabe collected $60.1 million in its inaugural weekend to top the box office charts. Fellow newcomer Predators came in third. Among returning animated and animated-related fare, Toy Story […]

"Scooby Doo: Mystery Inc.": More Muddling Than Meddling

by Maxie Zeuson July 12, 2010
Memo to Tony Cervone, Spike Brandt, and Sam Register: C’mon, guys. It shouldn’t be this hard. Look, no one ever mistook Scooby Doo for rocket science; it’s one of the most formulaic cartoon franchises ever made. But it’s also one of the most successful, and it’s so successful because it starts with a great formula. […]

"Max Headroom: The Complete Series" Arrives on DVD on August 10, 2010

by Ed Liuon July 10, 2010
Shout! Factory has announced that Max Headroom: The Complete Series will be arriving on DVD on August 10, 2010. The 5-disc DVD set will contain all 14 episodes of the groundbreaking science fiction TV series, along with several bonus features with the series creators, actors, producers, and writers looking back on the making of the […]

Jeph Loeb on Marvel's TV Plans

by Ed Liuon July 6, 2010
Jeph Loeb, recently appointed Executive Vice President, Head of Television for Marvel Entertainment, has recently given several interviews about his new position and Marvel/Disney’s plans for upcoming animated and live-action TV shows (MTV’s Splash Page weblog, Techland, Newsarama, and C21 Media). However, the interviews are long on generalities and short on substance, since Loeb does […]

"xxxHolic: The Complete Series": ParaSNOREmal InActivity

by Karl Olsonon July 6, 2010
I want to lead off by saying that I’m a huge fan of CLAMP. I say this as the article title makes clear I’m not giving xxxHolic a terribly positive review. This is not because there is anything at all conceptually wrong with the show. After all, it made a great manga, and it and […]

"Twilight" Can't Eclipse "Toy Story 3", "Airbender"

by Maxie Zeuson July 5, 2010
Toy Story 3 grossed $30.2 million during its third weekend in release, which was good enough for the Pixar-Disney hit to claim third place during a highly competitive holiday weekend. To date, the threequel has grossed $289.0 million. The Last Airbender, M. Night Shyamalan’s live-action adaptation of the hit animated series, came in second with […]

"The 13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo": It's Scary How Not-Bad This Series Is

by Maxie Zeuson July 5, 2010
All this week toonzone will be presenting a special set of reviews, which we are calling “Halloween in July.” We open with the most recent DVD release from the most famous spook-comedy franchise in American animation: The 13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo. It’s amazing how much easier it is to enjoy a show when you […]

Jason Isaacs on How to Play a Villain in "Batman: Under the Red Hood"

by Maxie Zeuson July 1, 2010
Jason Isaacs may be best known to American audiences as Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, but he has an extensive filmography playing many character types. But he takes another turn as a villain in Batman: Under the Red Hood as long-time Batman foe Ra’s al Ghul. There’s a twist to the character this […]