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"DC Nation" Clips and Stills for May 5, 2012: "World's Funnest," "Animal Man", "Green Lantern: TAS", "Young Justice"

Warner Bros. Animation has released the following clips and stills from this weekend’s DC Nation animation block, starting at 10:00 AM (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network this Saturday, May 5, 2012. Click on any thumbnail to enlarge the still. DC NATION SHORTS “World’s Funnest” (Movie native size: 1920 x 1080) – click “full-screen” icon in lower-right […]

LA Times on "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" and 2012's Stop-Motion Animated Offerings

The Los Angeles Times has taken a look at Sony/Aardman’s The Pirates! Band of Misfits, which is the first of three stop-motion animated films set for release this year from major studios (the other two being ParaNorman, a zombie comedy from Laika, and Frankenweenie, from director Tim Burton and Disney). The article emphasizes the painstaking […]

DC Nation Clips & Stills for April 14, 2012: "DC World's Funnest," "Green Lantern," "Young Justice"

Warner Bros. Animation has released the following new video clips and stills from the newest episodes on the DC Nation programming block, premiering on Saturday, April 14, 2012, and beginning at 10:00 AM (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network. DC NATION SHORTS “DC World’s Funnest” from Aardman Studios (Movie native size: 1920 x 1080) – click “full-screen” […]

"Wallace & Gromit's World of Invention" Blu-ray is Cracking Good Science Fun

The bad news about Wallace & Gromit’s World of Invention from an animation fan’s perspective is that Aardman’s famous stop-motion duo don’t get all that much screen time in each of the six 30-minute episodes of the series. The good news is that their gags and asides are as funny and entertaining as they ever […]

Looney Tunes Gets New Master Toy Licensee

The Looney Tunes crew will be getting a new product line of plushies, figures, playsets and vehicles, Animation Magazine reports. Warner Bros. Consumer Products has tapped The Bridge Direct, Inc., as the master toy licensee for the character set. The line will roll out later this year.

Two Looney Tunes DVDs Coming in March

Two new Looney Tunes DVDs will debut on 3/6/12: “Looney Tunes Unleashed”, which contains the following shorts: * “Apes of Wrath” (1959, Freleng) * “Stork Naked” (1955, Freleng) * “Bad Ol’ Putty Tat” (1949, Freleng) and “Looney Tunes: The Best of Bugs Bunny”, which contains: * “The Million Hare” (1963, McKimson) * “Napoleon Bunny-Part” (1956, […]

"GREAT SNAKES!" Steven Spielberg Returns to His Roots with "The Adventures of Tintin"

Visually, the world of the movie is striking and impressive, including the 3D presentation, and it starts strong with an ingenious animated opening credit montage sequence. However, the animation style comes off as jarring and odd. The film aims to make the characters photo-realistic with some exaggerated, caricatured features similar to their graphic depictions from […]

NYCC2011: Classic Warner Brothers/Hanna-Barbera Blu-ray Panel Report

Will Friedwald began talking about the various kinds of music one can hear in Looney Tunes shorts, from classical to jazz. Ford compared Carl Stalling, the composer of the scores one hears in Looney Tunes shorts, to Stravinsky. Levy explained that Looney Tunes was Warner Brothers’ answer to Disney. The music moves at such a […]

"Looney Tunes Super Stars: Pepe Le Pew" Coming to DVD on December 27, 2011

Classicflix.com is reporting that Looney Tunes Super Stars: Pepe Le Pew will be coming to DVD on December 27, 2011. The DVD will contain all 17 Pepe Le Pew cartoons, 14 of which have not been released to DVD yet. Suggested retail price is $19.98. UPDATED October 3, 2011: The full press release announcing this […]

SDCC2011: Sony Pictures Animation and Aardman Animations' Upcoming Films Previewed

Aardman Animation, home of Wallace & Gromit, in association with Sony Pictures Animation, made their first ever Comic Con appearance to preview their two new films. The Pirates! Band of Misfits, a 3D stop-motion animated film, shows the adventures of a ragtag group of pirates. Hugh Grant leads an all-star cast including Martin Freeman, Brendan […]

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