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"Hollywood Reporter" Gives Details on "Marvel Super Hero Squad"

The Hollywood Reporter has provided some details for Marvel Super Hero Squad, a new animated series from Marvel Entertainment aimed at 6- to 8-year olds. The series will be produced by Film Roman, and feature top Marvel superhero icons living in a caricatured Super Hero City. The first season will consist of 26 episodes to […]

"Batman Strikes!" Comic to End with Issue #50

The World’s Finest Online has confirmed that DC Comics’ The Batman Strikes! comic book will be ending with issue #50, shipping in October 2008. The comic book was a tie-in for The Batman animated series, and is being cancelled to make way for a new tie-in comic book to link with the new Batman: The […]

Engineering The Excellent: Greg Johnson Talks 'Iron Man'

With Iron Man season one reaching new levels of mediocrity in animation, Marvel revamped the show and replaced the existing staff with an all new crew, resulting in a huge renovation for the show. But how do you rework a show this bad? The Marvel Animation Age/Toon Zone News caught up with writer/story editor Greg […]

Marvel Q1 2008 Profit of $45.2M; "Avengers" Movie and More DTV News

Marvel Entertainment Inc. reported First Quarter 2008 results of a $45.2 million profit (PDF format), a slight slip from the $46.8 million profit of the same period in the previous year. Some upcoming animation projects were updated in the report (compared to the Fourth Quarter 2007 earnings announcement news): Wolverine and the X-Men, Iron Man: […]

"Iron Man": I'm With Iron Man, And You Should Be Too

Traditionally, Iron Man has been one of those second tier superheroes. He’s not Captain America, he’s not Batman (although he can be a startling parallel); nor is he a mutant or alien who gets his powers from some outside source. He’s Tony Stark, a womanizing, borderline alcoholic … genius. Same with the casting of Robert […]

Alan Burnett Aims at Deadshot in "Batman: Gotham Knight"

Long-time fans of Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, and The Batman know Alan Burnett as one of the key players in the Dark Knight’s recent animated history. Burnett extends his association with the character in this summer’s upcoming DVD release Batman: Gotham Knight by penning the “Deadshot” segment and acting as story editor on […]

PR: Alan Burnett Discusses "Batman: Gotham Knight"

Alan Burnett has spent more consecutive years “in the Batcave” than anyone in animation history. Deadshot readies to fire on Batman during their battle inside a subway tunnel in “Batman Gotham Knight.” Not counting his stint on “Super Friends” in 1983, Burnett has constantly helped bring the Batman’s legacy to animation since 1991 – when […]

PR: Peter MacNicol on Being Doc Ock

The next time you drop the “I’m too busy” excuse for some undone deed, consider the career of Peter MacNicol. Over the past year, MacNicol could be found pulling the unheard-of simultaneous double duty as a core cast member in two hit primetime television series – “24” and “Numb3rs” – and was still able to […]

"The Batman" and Educational Series Lead Toons in Daytime Emmys

The Batman capped its final season with four nominations and Legion of Super Heroes took three in the 35th Annual Daytime Emmys, which were announced yesterday. Other series receiving multiple nominations include Arthur, Curious George and Tom and Jerry Tales. Educational series scored particularly well in the Daytiime Emmys, especially in the Children’s Animated Program […]

PR: Liberation Entertainment Inks Deal with Jetix Consumer Products for Marvel DVDs

LIBERATION ENTERTAINMENT INKS DEAL WITH JETIX CONSUMER PRODUCTS TO DISTRIBUTE CLASSIC MARVEL ANIMATION CATALOGUE ON DVD Deal covers DVD distribution for classic animated series across multiple European territories Liberation Entertainment Ltd has agreed a multi territory DVD deal with Jetix Consumer Products, the licensing division of leading kids entertainment company Jetix Europe, for classic Marvel […]

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