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Spongebob's Atlantic Squarepants

Ever since he became a so-called “pop culture phenomenon”, I’ve had trouble placing SpongeBob Squarepants. So I’m going to begin my review of this DVD-release of the feature-length episode, Atlantis Squarepants, with a question: Who is SpongeBob‘s target audience? Is it, like its spiritual predecessors Ren & Stimpy and Rocko’s Modern Life, a show for […]

DVD News Roundup: Polar Express 3-D, VIZ Media, Peanuts Holiday Collection

* The Polar Express will be coming to DVD and Blu-ray high definition disc in full 3-D on October 28, 2008, from Warner Home Video. Special features include an extra song that was cut from the movie and several making-of featurettes. [Press Release] * VIZ Media has announced its Q3 2008 DVD releases, including Death […]

PR: Holiday Cheer with the Peanuts Gang with the Peanuts Holiday Collection

CHARLIE BROWN AND THE PEANUTS GANG BRING HOLIDAY CHEER WHEN WARNER HOME VIDEO RELEASES THE PEANUTS HOLIDAY COLLECTION ON SEPTEMBER 23, 2008! AND A CHARLIE BROWN THANKSGIVING DELUXE EDITION, A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS DELUXE EDITION ON OCTOBER 7, 2008 THE HOLIDAY COLLECTION CONTAINS THE RE-MASTERED HALLOWEEN, THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS PEANUTS’ CLASSICS BURBANK, CA (August 20, […]

"Star Wars: The Clone Wars" Is a CG-Film Only a CG-Audience Could Love

The other day the phone rang, but I let the answering machine get it. The “caller,” it turned out, was an automated system from one of the big box stores. Their machine and our machine spent a merry few minutes trying to talk to each other, what with the one badgering the other to press […]

Newsarama Begins "Clone Wars Weekly" with Dave Filoni

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has begun a new feature called “Clone Wars Weekly,” inaugurating it with a chat with director Dave Filoni. Filoni discusses his way up in the animation industry from Mission Hill to Avatar the Last Airbender to Star Wars. Filoni also discusses the link (or lack of one) between this Clone Wars movie/series […]

LA Times on Dave Filoni Directing "Star Wars: The Clone Wars"

The Los Angeles Times has profiled Dave Filoni and his stewardship of the Star Wars legacy as the director of the upcoming Star Wars: The Clone Wars CGI animated feature film and TV series (free registration required). Filoni discusses how his work on Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender led to his current job and what […]

"Who Bob What Pants": New SpongeBob Special Coming to DVD

A new SpongeBob direct-to-video movie is coming soon. Entitled “Who Bob What Pants”, the 74 minute film will debut on DVD on 10/14/08 for $16.99. It concerns SpongeBob leaving Bikini Bottom, getting amnesia, and becoming the ruler of another town; SpongeBob’s friends set out to bring him back, even though he doesn’t remember who they […]

PR: Corus Kids Announces Fall 2008 Programming Lineup

CORUS KIDS ANNOUNCES FALL 2008 PROGRAMMING LINEUP 15 New Series and 27 Returning Series on YTV, Discovery Kids and Treehouse Fully loaded Nickelodeon branded block coming to Sunday mornings on YTV this fall Earn your badges with Amy Poehler as Bessie Higgenbottom in Nickelodeon’s The Mighty B Friday nights on YTV brings fun for kids […]

"Transformers Cybertron" Best Transformers in a Decade

Way back in the mid-to-late 90’s, Hasbro decided to make Beast Wars: Transformers to try and save the dying franchise. Well, it worked, largely because the series ended up kicking ass and taking names, especially in its second season. However, since then we’ve had a crapshoot of Transformers series that failed to overtake the highly-rated […]

Viz Media Announces New December Titles Including "Hunter X Hunter"

Hunter X Hunter will make its U.S. debut with the first box set on 12/9/08 for $49.98. Viz plans to release the sixth season of Inu-Yasha on 12/2/08 in both regular ($99.98) and deluxe editions with a watch ($119.98). Speaking of boxes, Naruto will also be getting a December release, with the 11th uncut box […]

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