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Neil Gaiman to Guest Star on "Arthur"

by darkdetectiveon September 19, 2010
Comic book writer and and new Dr. Who contributor Neil Gaiman will be guest starring in an upcoming episode of the PBS animated series Arthur. The episode, titled Falafelosophy, will see Neil Gaiman visiting Arthur’s town of Elwood, where he inspires Sue Ellen, one of Arthur’s female pals, to create a graphic novel.The episode is […]

New CG Resident Evil Movie Announced

by darkdetectiveon September 15, 2010
Capcom and Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan Co., Ltd. have announced the co-production of Resident Evil: Damnation, an new CG feature. It will be the sequel to Resident Evil: Degeneration. The film is currently in production and being directed by Makoto Kamiya and produced by Hiroyuki Kobayashi. There are plans for a 3D release in 2012. […]

New Frog In A Suit Behind-The-Scenes Video

by darkdetectiveon September 14, 2010
Joe Murray, creator of Rocko’s Modern Life and Camp Lazlo, has posted a new behind-the-scenes video of his upcoming project Frog in a Suit. The video features VA Jill Talley (voice of Gretchen and Nina from Camp Lazlo and wife of Tom Kenny) in the recording booth along with some unfinished animation. Frog in a […]

"Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within": Where Good Writing Is Just a Fantasy

by darkdetectiveon September 9, 2010
I don’t know why I’m reviewing Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within for a cartoon site, since according to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences it’s not even animated. But maybe we shouldn’t get into the absurdity of Oscar’s new rules. There’s more than enough about this movie that is absurd. You’d think a […]

New "Tangled" Viral Video

by darkdetectiveon September 8, 2010
On the official Tangled Facebook page, Walt Disney has released the first of several new videos today to promote the film. This one is a parody of the viral ‘Double Rainbow’ YouTube meme. The next video will be online September 9th. [Source:]

"Titan A.E.": "Drej" Is A Pretty Good Description

by darkdetectiveon September 7, 2010
Titan A.E. had everything going for it. It was written by Joss Whedon, the guy who gave us Firefly and Serenity. It was directed by Don Bluth, who gave us The Secret of NIMH. With talent like that, it should have been an excellent animated sci-fi film. Instead, it isn’t. The story starts off with […]

The Fantasia 2-Movie Collection Coming November 30th

by darkdetectiveon August 29, 2010
Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 are coming to Blu-ray and DVD November 30th. Although the films were originally going to be released under Disney’s Diamond Edition line, it would seem those plans have been scrapped along with the advertised Fantasia World that was believed to contain recent unavailable Disney shorts. The Oscar-nominated Walt Disney/Salvador Dali collaboration […]

"Batman: The Brave and the Bold: Season One , Part One": He’s Not My Batman

by darkdetectiveon August 26, 2010
The show deals with some pretty serious subject matter as well, such as death. Examples include the episode “Invasion of the Secret Santas!”, which shows the death of Thomas and Martha Wayne, and my personal favorite episode of the collection, “Fall of the Blue Beetle!”, where it’s shown that not every hero always makes it, […]

“TMNT: Turtles Forever”: One Shell Of A Good Time!

by darkdetectiveon August 24, 2010
The animation is fantastic, brilliantly imitating the 80’s style when needed, while making it still not look too out of place with the 2k3 style. The Mirage Comic version of the Turtles are animated splendidly, looking like a black and white comic book, complete with thick and thin lines and heavy black shading, looking completely […]

New "Frog In A Suit" Inside Look Videos Online

by darkdetectiveon August 23, 2010
Joe Murray has posted two new videos showing the process behind making his newest cartoon, Frog in a Suit. The first video is a pencil test while the second is a recording session with Tom Kenny. Frog in a Suit will be featured on Joe Murray’s KaboingTV. Joe Murray is Emmy Award-winning creator of Rocko’s […]