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"The Condor": Paved with Good Intentions

One of the most mocked and reviled superhero cartoons is Challenge of the Super Friends, and no characters received more scorn than the politically correct superhero additions. Apache Chief, the Samurai, and El Dorado may have been created with good intentions, but any goodwill they generated was far outweighed by their propagation of exactly those […]

1001 Marvel Nights

Marvel Entertainment has announced a patnership with The United Arab Emirates Al Ahli Group to construct a theme park in Dubai. Theme park professionals from Hollywood and Florida will be assisting in the aproximately 1 billion dollar project. The park is currently scheduled to open in 2011. [Source:www.icv2.com]

Animated Shorts Interviews Bruce Timm (UPDATED with Part 2)

Newsarama.com’s Animated Shorts column has posted part 1 of an interview with Bruce Timm, discussing his early career in animation with Filmation, Don Bluth, Ralph Bakshi, and the early days of Batman. UPDATED March 20, 2007: Part 2 of the interview has been posted, where Timm discusses the new direct-to-video movies coming soon. Timm discusses […]

Stan Lee Media sues Marvel

Stand Lee Media, the company formerly headed by Marvel Editor Emeritus Stan Lee, has filled a $5 billion lawsuit again Marvel Entertainment on the basis of “co-ownership” of all properties created by Stan Lee whe nhe was creatign for Marvel. Stan Lee himself is not a part of Stan Lee Media, having severed all ties […]

Alan Burnett to Write "Superman/Batman" in June

The latest DC Comics advance solicitation information for June 2007 has been released, and reveals that Alan Burnett will be writing a six-part story arc for Superman/Batman. Superman/Batman #37 will begin “Torment,” which promises to “challenge Batman’s and Superman’s very souls.” Burnett has served as writer and producer for Batman the Animated Series, Superman the […]

"Captain N": The Greatest Video Game Cartoon Ever

Back in the late 80s, Nintendo decided that its super-successful Nintendo Entertainment System could support a cartoon or two; the results included The Super Mario Bros. Super Show and The Legend of Zelda: The Animated Series. After those two series became hits, Nintendo decided to show off the rest of its library in Captain N: […]

"Justice League Unlimited" Season 3: Thank Grodd for One More Season

After an unprecedented fourteen-year run of top-notch cartoons and Static Shock, the regular run of the DC animated universe (DCAU) comes to a close with the DVD release of the final seasons of Justice League Unlimited and Batman Beyond. I choose not to whine and moan about its passing: The DCAU lasted a lot longer […]

Marvel Names Rollman, Kyle to Animation Posts

Marvel Studio has promoted Eric Rollman to the post of executive vice president of animation and TV and Craig Kyle to the post of senior vice president of animation, Variety reports. The promotions were two of nearly a dozen personnel moves recently announced by the studio. Marvel has also named David Maisel as its chairman […]

Darwyn Cooke, Ty Templeton, Ian Boothby Nominated for 2007 Shuster Awards

The full list of 2007’s Shuster Award nominees has been released. Created in 2004 to recognize the contributions of Canadian comic book artists and named in honor of Superman’s co-creator Joe Shuster, this year’s list of nominees involves a number of creators affiliated with animation or animated tie-in comics. Darwyn Cooke received multiple nominations for […]

"Mosaic": What if Mary Jane Got Super Powers

One of the iconic Marvel Comics titles of the late 1970’s was What If…?, which spun out hypothetical stories or altered existing comics continuity to see how events would change. There was never one that worked off the idea “What if Mary Jane Watson, not Peter Parker, had gotten super-powers?” but if there had been, […]

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