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Dreamworks "The Penguins Of Madagascar" Movie In The Works

by darkdetectiveon March 29, 2011
Those popular penguins Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private from the Dreamworks’ film Madagascar will soon be getting their own spin-off film. The penguins already had a short on the Madagascar DVD and a spin-off television show on Nickelodeon, The Penguins of Madagascar, that was second to SpongeBob SquarePants was the most watched show on Nick […]

"Tangled": The Movie Doesn’t Disappoint, But the Blu-ray Does

by darkdetectiveon March 29, 2011
Let’s see. We’ve got three mildly amusing deleted scenes with the directors explaining why they were cut. While not fascinating, it does explain why there’s a fortunetelling monkey in the end credits. The disc also includes two alternate openings that would’ve used the traditional storybook framing device like Snow White and Sleeping Beauty did. I […]

Comedy Central Orders More Futurama

by darkdetectiveon March 25, 2011
Good news, everyone! Fox’s Futurama, which miraculously returned from the dead on Comedy Central last year, has been renewed for another 26 episodes! With DVR taken into account, last season of Futurama had an average of 2.5 million viewers every week, and apparently this was enough for Comedy Central to renew the series for two […]

"Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes" Comes To DVD on April 26, 2011 (UPDATE x2)

by darkdetectiveon March 15, 2011
Disney has announced that Marvel’s new animated series, The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! will be released in two single disc volumes on April 26, 2011 by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. Both volumes 1 and 2 will be available for a MSRP of $19.99. No further details are available at this time, nor is package […]

"Scooby-Doo! Mystery Inc. Season 1 Vol. 1": It’s Not Coolsville

by darkdetectiveon March 9, 2011
Almost everyone over the age of 6 has seen an episode of Scooby-Doo at least once. Scooby’s popularity amazes me. It’s a relatively formulaic show that has somehow managed to last over 40 years, through 11 series, 15 direct-to-video movies, 7 made-for-television animated films, 2 made-for-television live-action films, and 2 live-action theatrical movies. While I […]

KaboingTV Launches on March 11, 2011

by darkdetectiveon March 4, 2011 will go online on March 11, 2011. Created by Joe Murray, creator of Rocko’s Modern Life and Camp Lazlo, KaboingTV will be a home for quality, cutting edge cartoons and animation on the web, and a “free range” and ethical environment for the artists who make them. Murray’s latest show, Frog in a Suit […]

DreamWorks Animation To Release Films In IMAX

by darkdetectiveon March 2, 2011
DreamWorks Animation has reached an agreement with IMAX Corp. to release two of their upcoming films, Puss in Boots and Kung Fu Panda 2, in IMAX theaters. This pact comes at a time where movie studios are trying to explore different mixes of a strategies to stem declining audiences and a decline in DVD sales. […]

"Invader Zim: Operation Doom": Support Zim! Zim Commands It, Filthy Human PigSmelly!

by darkdetectiveon March 2, 2011
I cannot help but grin from ear to ear as I watch this show. From the fantastic voice work, the gorgeous, original (if occasionally wonderfully grotesque) character designs never before seen in animation, it’s brilliant writing and odd yet hilarious humor, this show is nigh perfect, and in my opinion is the greatest show to […]

"Thor: Tales of Asgard" DTV Details Announced

by darkdetectiveon February 23, 2011
Marvel announced today details for Thor: Tales of Asgard, a new original direct-to-DVD film from Marvel Animation and Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Thor: Tales of Asgard will be released on May 17, 2011, following the release of the theatrical film. The film will take place early in his life, as he goes on a quest to […]

"Lady and the Tramp" & "Fox and the Hound" Coming to Blu-ray

by darkdetectiveon February 17, 2011
According to, The upcoming Bambi Diamond Blu-ray edition includes an insert with new information regarding upcoming Disney titles to be released on Blu-ray. A Fox and the Hound 2-Movie Collection that will include Fox and the Hound and Fox and the Hound II will arrive on Blu-ray in September 2011, while Lady and the […]