"Venture Bros" S4 Vol. 2 and Season 4 Blu-ray Coming March 22, 2010

by Ed Liuon December 19, 2010
Adult Swim and Warner Home Video have announced that The Venture Bros. Season 4 Volume 2 will be released on DVD on March 22, 2010. The DVD will contain the remaining 8 episodes of season 4 along with a set of unspecified bonus features with a suggested retail price of $19.99. On the same day, […]

"Dirty Pair" Vol. 1: Girls, Guns, and Space Bikinis. What's Not to Like?

by Ed Liuon December 18, 2010
Back in ancient days when the Internet was all text-based and dinosaurs roamed the Earth, the only place to get Japanese comics and cartoons was in the back corners of comic book stores. One of the earlier imports that piqued my curiosity at the time was Dirty Pair, although I never worked up the energy […]

"Bambi" Diamond Edition Coming on March 1, 2011

by Ed Liuon December 10, 2010
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will release the Bambi Diamond Edition DVD/Blu-ray combo pack on March 1, 2011, as well as standard- and high-definition digital download versions. A standard-edition DVD will also be released seven weeks later on April 19, 2011. The Diamond Edition release will also feature a “Second Screen” application which will allow […]

LA Weekly Talks with Genndy Tartakovsky on "Sym-Bionic Titan"

by Ed Liuon December 6, 2010
LA Weekly has spoken with Genndy Tartakovsky about Sym-Bionic Titan, the newest animated series from Tartakovsky’s Orphanage Animation Studio and currently airing on Cartoon Network. Among other topics, Tartakovsky discusses the show crew’s approach to demographics, the more ambitious animation and story plotting compared to his earlier cartoons, and how his status as an immigrant […]

Clips and Still from "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" Premiere Episode for Dec 3, 2010

by Ed Liuon December 3, 2010
Lucasfilm and Cartoon Network have provided the following video clip from “Pursuit of Peace,” the next new episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, premiering tonight, December 3, 2010, at 9:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific) on Cartoon Network. Click to play: The following bonus clip has also been provided with a preview of things to come in […]

"The Boys": Those Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Shermans

by Maxie Zeuson December 3, 2010
Were Robert and Richard Sherman the greatest American songwriting team of the twentieth century? Considering the competition—the Gershwins, Rogers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Lowe, to name just the most famous few—it’s probably no insult to admit they weren’t. They wrote plenty of forgettable songs; so did the other worthies. But the best Sherman songs can […]

"Waking Sleeping Beauty": A Candid History of Disney's Renaissance

by Todd DuBoison December 2, 2010
The documentary Waking Sleeping Beauty offers an focused inside look at the history of Walt Disney Animation Studios between 1984 and 1994, up until The Lion King hit theaters to tremendous success. The film is produced by veteran producer Don Hahn (who also directed) and one-time Disney executive Peter Schneider, both of whom played very […]

Don Hahn Discusses "Waking Sleeping Beauty" and "Fantasia" Home Video Releases

by Ed Liuon December 1, 2010
Disney producer/director Don Hahn has been interviewed by and about the release of his documentary Waking Sleeping Beauty on DVD and Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 on Blu-ray and DVD. In both interviews, Hahn discusses the making of both movies, the goals he had from the outset in making Waking Sleeping Beauty, other projects […]

Cool Stuff: Alexis Wanneroy - Character Animation Reel

by Eileen Cruzon November 30, 2010
Are you up for watching an animation reel? I sure am! Today we’ll be looking at the work of character animator, Alexis Wanneroy. He graduated Gobelins in 2003 and is currently  working on Dreamworks’ Guardians. Wanneroy’s largely impressive filmography includes credits on Valiant (2005), Flushed Away (2006), Bee Movie (2007), Kung Fu Panda (2008), Madagascar: Escape 2 […]

Cartoon Network Orders More "Adventure Time," "Regular Show," and "MAD"

by Ed Liuon November 30, 2010
Cartoon Network has ordered additional episodes for 3 shows anchoring its current Monday night comedy lineup, with Adventure Time getting renewed for a third season and Regular Show and MAD getting renewed for their second. The full press release follows: CARTOON NETWORK ORDERS MORE MONDAY NIGHT MERRIMENT! Adventure Time, Regular Show and MAD to Return […]