Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts Original Animated Movie Aimed at Kids
Feb 13th, 2015

Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts DC and Warner Bros. have apparently had enough success with their original animated movie line, of which the most recent release is Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, that they’ve put out 22 of them. However, these films are distinctly Not for Kids, since they’re rated PG-13 and feature amounts of violence […]

Young Justice: Invasion
Feb 1st, 2015

OK, everyone who told me, when I said I didn’t like Young Justice, that it got better, was right. Young Justice: Invasion, the renamed second and final season of the animated series, is much more watchable. In fact, I enjoyed it enough to watch the whole thing in one long day. Young Justice: Invasion At […]

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis
Feb 1st, 2015

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis The latest original animated DC Universe direct-to-video movie is much like the others: mediocre animation, lots of fighting, and little to interest anyone looking for more than yet another superhero battle. I found it so tedious I couldn’t get all the way through it. But then, I’ve never been much […]

Loopy de Loop: The Complete Collection
Feb 1st, 2015

Review by KC Carlson An extremely rare piece of Hanna-Barbera history was recently released from the Warner Archive. Loopy de Loop is frequently described as Hanna-Barbera’s “lost” character. He was a relatively long-running character (debuting in 1959 and ending in 1965), but unlike popular HB characters Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear, and The Flintstones — whose […]

Batman vs. Robin Details Announced
Jan 22nd, 2015

Batman vs. Robin, the next original DCU animated movie (after Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, out next week), has had details released. It will be available April 14 in either a Blu-ray combo pack (with DVD and UltraViolet versions) or standard DVD edition. There will also be a deluxe edition with the Blu-ray combo pack […]

Big Hero 6 Out on DVD, Digital in February
Jan 18th, 2015

I’ve been meaning to see Big Hero 6 since it was released in November, but the holidays aren’t a great time for me to go see a movie. Instead, I was preparing for celebrations and spending time with family (and traveling). I know theater owners don’t want to hear this, but now that they’ve announced […]

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis Clips Show It’s Not All Punching
Jan 10th, 2015

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis Two clips have been released from the upcoming Justice League: Throne of Atlantis original animated movie, due out January 27. The first one is the expected action scene, with Cyborg (Shemar Moore) interrogating a computer underwater. Since this movie is all about Aquaman (Matt Lanter, 90210), I expect lots of […]

Disney Announces New Frozen Cartoon, “Frozen Fever”
Dec 23rd, 2014

Disney is putting out a live-action Cinderella movie, releasing in theaters March 13, 2015. Appearing before it will be “Frozen Fever“, a new animated short where “it’s Anna’s birthday, and Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever, but Elsa’s icy powers may put more than just the party at risk.” […]

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis Details Announced
Dec 7th, 2014

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released more details on the next original DC universe animated movie. The 75-minute Justice League: Throne of Atlantis will be out January 27. It’s Aquaman’s origin story, as Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, and the rest of the Justice League help him “prevent a war between […]

Bullwinkle Makes Me Laugh
Nov 26th, 2014

DreamWorksTV has put together a supercut of what they call “Bullwinkle’s Best Worst Puns”, but I’d just call them funny. His literalism amuses me, particularly the A-Bomb joke. Not sure today’s viewers are going to get the “baseball suits” gag these days, though. Bullwinkle is voiced by Bill Scott, with Rocky played by June Foray. […]

Disney Fairies Get an Adventure Hero Branch
Nov 16th, 2014

You may be familiar with the Disney Fairies, the little-sister franchise to the Princesses that has a number of animated movies and a variety of merchandise available. The newest release, Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast, will be out March 3, 2015. I found it interesting for two reasons: the voice talent involved, […]

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League Announced
Nov 13th, 2014

As a followup to the LEGO Batman movie, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced that LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League will be available on Blu-ray (list price $24.98), DVD ($19.98), and digital on February 10, 2015. The purchase version of the movie will come with an exclusive Batzarro minifigure while […]

Penguins of Madagascar Support Veterans
Nov 12th, 2014

I know it’s just to promote their upcoming movie, due out November 26, but DreamWorks put together this video in which the Penguins of Madagascar learn about veterans with the aid of First Lady Michelle Obama. I found it good-hearted, and she does a surprisingly good job acting with a cartoon character. It’s in support […]

Upcoming DC Animated Movies Now Available for Pre-Order
Nov 9th, 2014

As announced this summer, there are three original animated DCU movies planned for 2015. All can now be pre-ordered at Amazon. Justice League: Throne of AtlantisDue out January 27, telling Aquaman’s origin Batman vs. RobinInvolves the Court of Owls Justice League: Gods & MonstersDue later in the year

The Complete Death Note Anime DVD Set
Nov 7th, 2014

Viz Media has announced that Death Note: The Complete Series, a ten-DVD collection, will be available on November 18. Death Note: The Complete Series The anime series consists of 37 episodes with a list price of $44.82 US. The set will have a choice of English or Japanese audio or English subtitles. Bonus features include […]

Remastered Sailor Moon Comes to Blu-ray
Nov 3rd, 2014

Out next week on November 11 is the first box set of the remastered Sailor Moon. It’s uncut, uncensored, and on Blu-ray for the first time with a new English dub and new English subtitles. Season 1, Set 1 has the first 23 episodes. Sailor Moon Season 1 Part 1 The Limited Edition Combo Pack […]

Lego Batman Gets His Own TV Special
Oct 25th, 2014

After a breakout performance in The Lego Movie (and his own earlier film), Lego Batman is getting his own TV special. Lego DC Comics: Batman: Be-Leaguered will air on Cartoon Network on Monday, October 27 at 6 PM Eastern/5 PM Central. Based on this clip, Batman is his usual solo grumpy self, even when Superman […]

Young Justice: Invasion on Blu-ray Available for Pre-Order
Oct 25th, 2014

The second season of Young Justice will be available on Blu-ray via the Warner Archive on November 18. You can pre-order the collection of 20 episodes now at that link. Unlike most Warner Archive releases, this one will also have new bonus features. The series finale episodes “Summit” and “Endgame” will feature a commentary by […]

Eternals: A Marvel Knights Animation Motion Comic
Oct 25th, 2014

I was surprised when Eternals arrived, since I didn’t remember a comic by Neil Gaiman and John Romita Jr. about a race of super-powered Jack Kirby creations hiding as humans recapturing their memories and powers. (Turns out it was a limited series that ran from 2006-2007.) Marvel Knights: Eternals This Marvel Knights Animation production consists […]

View Monsters University Cartoon “Party Central” by Joining Disney Movies Anywhere
Oct 25th, 2014

The new Monsters University cartoon “Party Central” was originally supposed to run with The Good Dinosaur, a Pixar movie moved to November 2015. The MU short ran instead with Muppets Most Wanted. (Strangely, the short got a PG rating, when the two Monsters movies are G.) Now, to drive more signups for its Disney Movies […]

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