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"Justice League: Season Two" – The DCU Strikes Back!

by on June 17, 2006
Warner Bros Home Video has once again dipped into its vast animation well and has treated us to a full season set of Justice League: Season Two, mere months after the opening season was released. After an incredibly lack luster initial season, I remember being anxious and I’ll admit, nervous, to see how how/if the […]

In2TV Features Superman Channel

by Dan Collinson June 16, 2006
According to the Superman Homepage, AOL’s In2TV has placed a Superman channel. The new channel features the documentary Look, Up in the Sky: The Amazing Story of Superman, along with selected episodes of The Adventures of Superboy (live-action series with Gerard Christopher as Superboy); Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman; The Adventures of […]

"Brainiac Attacks," and the Audience Loses

by on June 16, 2006
Superman: Brainiac Attacks is the kind of thing that makes you believe in parallel dimensions: places where Batman is evil, Spock wears a beard, and mullets are thought stylish. This new and appalling direct-to-DVD movie looks like a feature-length spin-off of the much-esteemed Superman: The Animated Series (STAS), but everything in it is creepily “off.” […]

Caricature Artist Unveils "Cartoon of the 21st Century"

by Ed Liuon June 15, 2006
Last week at the annual convention of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists in Denver, editorial cartoonist Kevin Kallaugher unveiled a computer-animated caricature of President George W. Bush that could react in real-time to live performers. The presentation was part of Kallaugher’s efforts in a task force to create “the cartoon of the 21st century.” […]

"Animated Shorts" Column on "Venture Bros." Season 2

by Ed Liuon June 15, 2006
Newsarama.com’s latest “Animated Shorts” column interviews The Venture Brothers‘ creator Jackson Publick on season 2 of the cult hit show on Adult Swim. Among other topics, Publick details plans for the new season in the wake of the surprise ending to the first season, praises his creative collaborators, and credits the fans for convincing Adult […]

Patton Oswalt Talks "Justice League Unlimited," "Negative Burn," and "Goon" Comics

by Ed Liuon June 15, 2006
Writer and comedian Patton Oswalt has been interviewed by Comicon.com’s PULSE News about several of his comic book projects on stands now or coming in the next few months, including an issue of DC’s Justice League Unlimited, a story in Image Comics’ Negative Burn anthology series, and a special issue of The Goon for Dark […]

"Pokémon: Battle Frontier" Coming to Cartoon Network This Fall

by on June 15, 2006
Cartoon Network has announced that season 9 of the Pokémon series will be premiering this fall under the guise of Pokémon: Battle Frontier. The former Kids’ WB! show follows the journeys of Ash and May as they traverse the lands of Kanto, where Ash competes against the six remaining Frontier Brains in the Battle Frontier […]

"Burst Angel Volume 6 Guardian Angel": Duel with a Deadly Dull Doppelganger

by on June 15, 2006
I’ve long been skeptical of people who offer qualified praise for specific story arcs within a TV series, as if they were somehow cut from a completely different cloth than the rest of the show. Surely if something was entertaining in one episode the writers would not fail to apply it to others. However, this […]

Warner Home Video: "JLU" Season 1 DVD in 16×9, More

by Ed Liuon June 14, 2006
TheDigitalBits.com has posted the transcript of an online chat held on June 6 with executives from Warner Home Video. The highlight of the chat is the announcement that the first season boxed set of Justice League Unlimited will be presented in 16×9 widescreen, rather than the “matted” 4×3 full-screen format of earlier Justice League DVD […]

Glico Markets "Grave of the Fireflies" Candy

by Ed Liuon June 14, 2006
Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat weblog notes that Asian food company Glico is marketing “Shuwa Puccho Can drops retro Candy,” a 130g tin of candy based on Studio Ghibli’s Grave of the Fireflies. In the film, a similar tin of candy serves as one of the lead characters’ few sources of nourishment, with the tin getting […]