The final 3 episodes of the new hit superhero cartoon The Spectacular Spider-Man have been scheduled, starting with “Group Therapy,” Spider-Man’s epic battle with the Sinister Six that debuted last Saturday, May 31. The next two Saturdays will bring the first season to a close, with “Intervention” premiering on June 7, 2008, followed by “Nature […]
* Jerry Beck’s Hanna-Barbera Treasury has won the first place (Gold) award in ForeWord Magazine‘s Book of the Year competition in the Popular Culture category. [Cartoon Brew] * The New York Times examines the career of director M. Night Shyamalan (free registration required), quoting Paramount Film Group president John Lesher on why he was selected […]
During its first season on the air, The Venture Bros. quickly became one of the most surprising and least predictable shows on TV: a Johnny Quest parody that overflowed the banks of mere pastiche and filled the screen with a riotously inventive world of absurdist comedy and cockeyed dramatics. It was the kind of show […]
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed Larry Kenney, best known as the voice of Thundercats leader Lion-O. Kenney discusses how his career started on radio with Don Imus, how the decision to produce Thundercats in New York City led to his casting, and the moving letters he’s received from numerous fans of th show.
“A Life in Voice Acting” will be a semi-regular interview series at Toon Zone News, digging into the lives and techniques of the actors who primarily make their living providing voices for our favorite animated cartoon characters. As far back as he can remember, Bob Bergen wanted to be Porky Pig. However, rather than just […]
The first five minutes or so of Baldr Force EXE are clever, tense, fast-paced, and tremendously effective. Four members of a police force known as FLAK have been dropped into a virtual reality world, embodying themselves in giant, heavily armed robot mechs to investigate a mysterious mass murder. The team is ambushed and exterminated by […]
TV shows don’t get to use the financial analyst disclaimer that past performance is no guarantee of future results. And shows that start off in a rut of formulaic, simple-minded stories usually don’t climb out, so it’s a great surprise that Hell Girl volume 6 manages to do exactly that. Considering my earlier reviews, it […]