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PR: "Ugly Betty" Star Ana Ortiz Plays Animated Detective in "Batman Gotham Knight"

“UGLY BETTY” STAR ANA ORTIZ PLAYS ANIMATED DETECTIVE IN DC UNIVERSE ORIGINAL FILM “BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHT” As one of the stars of the ABC hit series “Ugly Betty,” Ana Ortiz has enchanted the primetime audience playing Hilda Suarez, big sister to the title character. Today, Ortiz offers fans a 180-degree acting pivot from her most […]

New Interviews On-Line with "Batman Gotham Knight" Talent

The latest Word Balloon podcast has interviewed a number of the talents behind the Batman Gotham Knight direct-to-video movie, including executive producer Bruce Timm; composer Christopher Drake; and writers Greg Rucka, Brian Azzarello, Alan Burnett, and Josh Olson. Rucka is also the subject of an interview with Comic Book Resources, where he admits that his […]

New Trailer for "Hulk Vs." DTV Unveiled

Comic Book Resources Comics Reel is revealing that a new trailer for the Hulk Vs. direct-to-video movie is now available in streaming video on-line. The DTV is currently scheduled for release in early 2009.

TV Guide Hosts "Wonder Woman" DTV Poster

TVGuide.com has revealed the poster for the Wonder Woman direct-to-video animated movie, currently scheduled for release in early 2009. The article also briefly talks with voice actors Keri Russell, who voices Wonder Woman, and Nathon Fillion, who plays Col. Steve Trevor. (via Comic Book Resources Comics Reel)

"Batman: Gotham Knight": Kicking Ass from Here to Japan

Batman: Gotham Knight is the kind of DVD release I’d normally sink my teeth into with a review. This time I’m going to let my colleague Ed Liu do those honors. In this review, I’ll just content myself with finding half a dozen ways of saying that this latest DC/Warner release kicks all kinds of […]

"Batman Gotham Knight:" How Do You Say "I Am the Night" in Japanese?

In 2003, right before the release of The Matrix Reloaded, Warner Bros. released The Animatrix, a collection of short animated films that renewed our acquaintance with the world of the movie. The films themselves were produced by some of the top anime talent at the time (with the exception of Peter Chung’s “Matriculated”), which also […]

From "Gotham Knight" to Rising Sun: Discovering Anime via Gotham City

Walking into the anime section of your local video store or retailer can be a rather intimidating experience. It’s like walking into the jazz or classical section of the CD section: without a little bit of knowledge, the breadth of the selection and the many similar-sounding names can result in confusion, bewilderment, and a lot […]

Comicus Interviews "Batman Gotham Knight" Composer Kevin Manthei

The Comicus.it website has interviewed Kevin Manthei, one of the composers for the Batman Gotham Knight direct-to-video movie who scored the chapters “Crossfire” and “Working Through Pain.” In the interview (posted in Italian and English), Manthei discusses how he landed the job, the tools of the trade that he uses, how his score differs from […]

Chris Yost: Farewell, Fantastic Four

To celebrate the release of Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes on DVD, The Marvel Animation Age and Toon Zone News managed to catch up with the show’s story editor Chris Yost in an email interview to talk about his experiences on the show. MAA/TZN: How did you get your start in the animation business? CHRIS […]

"Spider-Man" Signs Off with a Spectacular First Season

The Spectacular Spider-Man snuck up on me. I knew that a new Spider-Man cartoon was coming, but it’d been five years since the previous one, which came out five years after the one before that. It can get a little tiring keeping track, especially when they tweak the character too much. But the guiding idea—and […]

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