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"Postcards from Buster" 2nd Season After "Two Moms" Controversy

by Ed Liuon December 18, 2006
The New York Times is reporting on the abbreviated second season of Postcards from Buster on PBS (registration required), which began in November and will run through February. The animation/live-action hybrid series made headlines in January 2005 when an episode showed the animated Buster visiting a real-life family in Vermont that had two mothers, which […]

"Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes" Comes To DVD

by Stuon December 18, 2006
Several online retailers such as Amazon.com and PlayUSA are citing a March 27th release for Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes Volume One. The disc is set to contain four episodes of the show but has yet to be officially announced. No cover art or specs are available.

Marvel Animated Soundtracks Available on iTunes

by Ed Liuon December 17, 2006
Marvel has issued a press release announcing that the soundtracks to Ultimate Avengers, Ultimate Avengers 2, and The Invincible Iron Man are available for purchase and download on the iTunes Store. Individual tracks are 99-cents while the full soundtracks are $9.99 each. Read the full press release.

Press Release: Soundtracks to Marvel Animated Films Available on iTunes

by Ed Liuon December 17, 2006
Soundtracks to Marvel Animated Films Available on iTunes Ultimate Avengers, Ultimate Avengers 2 and Iron Man lead the charge Listen up Marvel fans, the soundtracks for Ultimate Avengers, Ultimate Avengers 2 and Invincible Iron Man are now available on iTunes! Each soundtrack is performed by a live orchestra and composed by Emmy Award-winning composer Guy […]

Pop Matters on "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

by Ed Liuon December 17, 2006
The Pop Matters website has posted an article about the making of A Charlie Brown Christmas, the perennial holiday classic about Charles Schulz’s Peanuts gang discovering the true meaning of Christmas. Interviewed for the article are Bill Melendez, director, animator, and voice of Snoopy; and Jeannie Schulz, widow of Charles Schulz. (via Mark Evanier’s weblog)

"Gundam SEED Destiny": It’s Time For…ADVENTURES OF THE MINERVA! YAY!

by Dukeon December 16, 2006
After three volumes of plot-maneuvering in order to get the world of the Cosmic Era into the next great war, Gundam SEED Destiny has finally reached the point where it can take a breather before the next big event. Unfortunately, that breather occurs now. Last time, Athrun visited the PLANTs to see what they were […]

"Tom Goes to the Mayor" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson December 16, 2006
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that the Adult Swim cartoon Tom Goes to the Mayor will be on DVD in a 3 disc set containing all 30 episodes. Special features include a mock-umentary, celebrity voice sessions, and behind the scenes material. The DVD will arrive in stores on April 3, 2007.

"The Ant Bully" Is No Antigone

by James Harveyon December 15, 2006
New to DVD from Warner Home Video, the CGI-Animated film “The Ant Bully” tells a tale that we’re all too familiar with. Heavy-Handed at times, what could have been an enjoyable movie becomes just another “CGI talking insect” movie. From Academy Award nominated filmmaker John A. Davis (“Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius”) and producers Tom Hanks […]

Neil Gaiman on "Coraline" Movie Status

by Ed Liuon December 15, 2006
Neil Gaiman’s latest weblog entry discusses his recent visit to the set of Coraline, the stop-motion animation adaptation of his children’s novella which will be directed by Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas). Earlier entries note that Gaiman is very pleased with the state of the film, although he is reluctant to say more until […]

CBS Considering New "Star Trek" Web Cartoon; Producer Interviewed

by Ed Liuon December 15, 2006
The Trek Movie Report website is reporting that CBS is considering new Star Trek web cartoons as the next product in the venerable science fiction franchise. The site spoke to David Rossi, producer and writer, who discussed the setting and drives behind the new webtoons. The webtoons would be 5-6 minute mini-episodes similar to Cartoon […]