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SDCC2012: Disney Releases New “Frankenweenie” Homage Trailer

by Ed Liuon July 12, 2012
At San Diego Comic-Con International 2012, Walt Disney Feature Animation released the following new trailer for Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, which pays homage to the classic horror films that inspired Burton’s film: Frankenweenie will be in theaters on October 5, 2012. For more details, visit the Frankenweenie Facebook page.
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PR: “Big Top Scooby-Doo!” Coming to DVD and Blu-ray on October 9, 2012

by Ed Liuon July 12, 2012
BIG TOP SCOOBY-DOO! THE MUST-HAVE ORIGINAL NEW ANIMATED FILM AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY® AND DVD WITH ULTRAVIOLETTM   ON OCTOBER 9, 2012 FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO WILL TAKE VIEWERS ON AN EXCITING CIRCUS-THEMED ADVENTURE (click to enlarge) BURBANK, CA (July 11, 2012) – Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, prepare to be dazzled by the amazing Scooby-Doo in […]

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PR: Shout! Factory and Hasbro Studios Enter TV Content Distribution Alliance; “Kaijudo” & “Transformers Rescue Bots” to DVD

by Ed Liuon July 12, 2012
SHOUT! FACTORY AND HASBRO STUDIOS ENTER NEW TELEVISION CONTENT DISTRIBUTION ALLIANCE FOR HOME ENTERTAINMENT Multi-Year Agreement Grants Shout! Factory Distribution Rights to Popular Animated Series from Hasbro Studios Los Angeles, CA and Pawtucket, RI – July 13, 2012 – Shout! Factory and Hasbro Studios today announced a strategic distribution collaboration to bring current animated hit […]
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PR: Section23 Films Announces October 2012 Slate

by Ed Liuon July 12, 2012
SECTION23 FILMS ANNOUNCES OCTOBER SLATE UN-GO Available on October 30th HOUSTON, July 11, 2012 – Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its October slate of releases; including the complete collection of UN-GO. The eagerly awaited new series from Fuji TV’s prestigious noitaminA animation block and mega animation studio BONES, UN-GO will be released on […]

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Nickelodeon Orders 26 More Episodes of “The Legend of Korra”

by Ed Liuon July 12, 2012
Entertainment Weekly reports that Nickelodeon has ordered another 26 episodes of The Legend of Korra, the follow-up series to Avatar the Last Airbender. The order will form books 3 and 4 of the series, following the initial 24 episode order that formed book 1 (12 episodes) and book 2 (14 episodes) and will bring the […]
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PR: Kevin Smith’s “Fatman on Batman” Podcast, Bacon Bros., & More at Warner Bros. San Diego Comic Con 2012

by Ed Liuon July 11, 2012
PRESENTING TWO VERY FAMOUS KEVINS AND A FAN-TASTIC LINEUP, BECAUSE EVERYBODY LOVES MUSIC, MOVIES, COMICAL MUSINGS … AND BACON!   KEVIN SMITH, THE BACON BROTHERS AND NERDMELT COMEDY HEADLINE THREE DAYS OF FREE OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT AS WARNER BROS. PRESENTS THE “EXTRA AT COMIC-CON” STAGE   Festival Also Features Performances by The Voice‘s Tony Lucca & […]

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Unauthorized Animated Disney Characters Appear on North Korean TV

by Ed Liuon July 11, 2012
The New York Times reports that unauthorized versions of copyrighted Walt Disney Company characters appeared on North Korean state-run television on Monday. Costumed versions of Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Tigger, and other Disney characters were seen dancing in front of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, with occasional clips from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs […]
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Review: “G.I. Joe” Series 2 Season 2 Surrenders to the Suck

by Ed Liuon July 11, 2012
I thought that the previous season of the DiC G.I. Joe series would prepare me for what was to come in the second and last one, now available on a 3-disc set from Shout! Factory and Hasbro. However, it turns out that even my lowest expectations weren’t sufficiently low, because G.I. Joe Series 2 Season […]

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The Legend of Korra – Recapping Book 1

by Ed Liuon July 5, 2012
The main reason for my disappointment in The Legend of Korra‘s season 1 finale lies firmly in two events: the Mako/Korra romance and sudden Korra Airbending/Avatar State developments at the end. The mental gymnastics required to justify the latter especially made me feel like I was trying to win a Marvel No Prize, trying to […]
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The Legend of Korra – “Skeletons in the Closet/Endgame” Episodes 11 & 12 Recap

by Ed Liuon July 1, 2012
I have to admit that after the 10-episode thrill ride that has been The Legend of Korra thus far, I was a little let down by the two-part season finale. The sound of plot hammers ring much more loudly than in the episodes before it, and there are far too many amazing coincidences, plot cheats, […]