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Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor to Guest Star on "Phineas & Ferb" on March 8, 2010

Disney XD has announced that Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor will guest star in a new episode of Phineas and Ferb slated to premiere on Disney XD on March 8, 2010, with a re-broadcast on March 12, 2010, on the Disney Channel. The husband-and-wife duo, who are parents to Phineas and Ferb fans, will play […]

LA Times on Turning "Dante's Inferno" from Epic Poem to Video Game and DTV Movie

The Los Angeles Times has taken a look at Dante’s Inferno, the new video game and direct-to-video animated movie, both of which are based on the classic epic poem by Dante Alighieri (free registration required). The article covers the departures from the source material, the anthology approach to the film, and the connections between the […]

Miyazaki Week: "My Neighbor Totoro" as a Reverse Coming-of-Age Story

The coming of age story is a common plot in cinema, and in the works of Hayao Miyazaki in particular. The coming of age can be literal, as in Kiki’s Delivery Service, where the plot revolves around the title character reaching the age when she must strike out into the world and find her own […]

Cartoon Intro Cavalcade: "Curious George"

"Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths": One Plus One Equals Two-and-a-Half

Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths is a nifty little gem of a movie, an unpretentious but thoroughly entertaining story that, probably, would have more appropriately been titled Justice League: When Archetypes Collide. It takes the old sci-fi trope about parallel worlds populated by moral mirror-images, and— Well, it doesn’t really do anything new or […]

Cool Stuff: A la lumière du Vent

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I think I might be a very simple-minded person, for a couple of reasons. The first being the part of this short’s description which piqued my interest.  This short film is called, A la lumière du Vent and for the duration of it, we take part in experiencing the daily routine of a man living in […]

Bruce Timm Talks "Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths," Plus New Video Clip

Warner Home Video has released a new press release interview with Bruce Timm, executive producer of the new direct-to-video animated movie Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths. In addition, the following 96-second video clip has been released of the movie, following an aerial encounter between the Justice League and several members of the Crime Syndicate […]

Cool Stuff: Old Fangs

Old Fangs is a nice, moody short in which a young wolf decides to confront his violent father. The animation is appropriate to the character designs, which are simple and angular. There’s a point in the story at which you might find yourself thinking, “But, wait. That’s what wolves do!”, making plot the weakest point […]

Marvel Animation Age Interviews Greg Johnson on DVD Extras for "Planet Hulk"

The Marvel Animation Age has posted a brief Q&A with Greg Johnson on the bonus features on the Planet Hulk and Wolverine and the X-Men DVDs. Johnson discusses how he gets involved in DVD bonus features and the gap between working on a movie or TV show and recording bonuses like making-of docmentaries and commentary […]

Cool Stuff: Vegeterrible

Vegeterrible is a short in the food-comes-to-life genre. In it, a cherry tomato fights for his survival as a very angry rotten avocado hunts him. The short was created by Henrik Sønniksen and Benjamin Nielson. The music was cute. The characters themselves were not very original or distinct. The style in which is was drawn, however, […]

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