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The Congress Animates Robin Wright in a Future Movie World
May 31st, 2014

The Congress is a intriguing-looking movie directed by Ari Folman coming from Drafthouse Films. It’ll be in theaters on August 29 but available first digitally on July 24. It stars Robin Wright, playing a version of herself as an aging actress who’s scanned to create a digital likeness. At some point, there’s also a good […]

Disney Premieres New Cars Cartoon on Disney Movies Anywhere
May 29th, 2014

Disney Movies Anywhere, the company’s UltraViolet alternative for digital movie access, is now expanding into original promotional content. Right now, those with DMA accounts can view a new six-minute Pixar Cars cartoon, “Radiator Springs 500 1/2″. In it, the many denizens of the car-inhabited town are celebrating its founding. They plan a leisurely drive to […]

JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time Now Widely Available
May 20th, 2014

JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time was a Target-only exclusive beginning in January. Now, the original-to-DVD animated movie will have an official wide release today, May 20. There’s no difference between the two versions, except it now may be easier to find. JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time is a short cartoon […]

Viz Licenses Sailor Moon Anime to Start Hulu Run Monday
May 18th, 2014

It was brought home to me at TCAF that Sailor Moon was responsible for an entire generation of comic artists. Young women, particularly, were strongly influenced by the foundational magical girl series, first launched as a manga in 1992. Thus, there was much rejoicing when Viz announced this weekend that they have licensed the Sailor […]

Toy Story of Terror! Coming to Home Video
May 17th, 2014

The Toy Story of Terror! Halloween special that aired last October will be coming to home video on August 19. It’s the story of what happens when the beloved movie characters take a road trip. During a stop at a roadside motel, one of the toys goes missing. To pad out the 30-minute show, there […]

Son of Batman (Blu-ray Review)
May 17th, 2014

Son of Batman simplifies the graphic novel written by Grant Morrison into a typical fight movie. Son of Batman We start with Ra’s al Ghul and Talia’s compound being invaded by ninjas on behalf of Deathstroke. That means the movie opens with seven minutes of fighting between groups I don’t care about. The main plot […]

Filmation Adventures of Batman Due on DVD in June
May 17th, 2014

The 1968 Filmation Adventures of Batman cartoon series will be available on a two-disc DVD set on June 3 at a suggested retail price of $19.97 US. These cartoons were first shown as part of The Batman/Superman Hour. There are a total of 34 shorts included, with the following breakdown provided by Warner Bros. Home […]

Batman: Assault on Arkham Release Date, Extras Announced
May 8th, 2014

Batman: Assault on Arkham When I wrote about Batman: Assault on Arkham last week, there wasn’t a lot of information available beyond the trailer. Now, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released that Batman: Assault on Arkham Will be available August 12. Takes place between the Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman: Arkham Asylum video games. Has […]

Batman: Assault on Arkham Next DCU Animated Movie — Trailer, Orders Now Available
May 2nd, 2014

Batman: Assault on Arkham Based on the “world of Arkham Asylum” [the video game], the next original DCU animated movie will be Batman: Assault on Arkham. DC Entertainment has posted the following trailer to YouTube. It’s also available on Son of Batman, out next Tuesday. Harley Quinn (Hynden Walch) features prominently, of course, as do […]

Beware the Batman Episodes Being Burned Off on Late Saturday Nights
Apr 24th, 2014

According to ICv2, Cartoon Network will be airing 15 not-yet-aired episodes of Beware the Batman at 3 AM on Saturday mornings, beginning in late July. (The previously shown episodes will run first, starting May 10.) That suggests to me (and everyone else) that they’ve completely given up on the show, which debuted last summer. Eleven […]

Son of Batman Premieres Tonight at WonderCon; Video and Images for Those of Us Not There
Apr 18th, 2014

Son of Batman The next original DCU animated movie, Son of Batman, will be available for home video purchase on May 6, but attendees of this weekend’s California show WonderCon will be able to see the film tonight, followed by a panel discussion with stars Jason O’Mara (Batman), Sean Maher (Nightwing), Xander Berkeley (Langstrom), Stuart […]

Stan Lee’s Mighty 7: Beginnings
Apr 13th, 2014

Out this coming Tuesday is an odd little animated movie, Stan Lee’s Mighty 7: Beginnings. It opens with a cartoon Stan Lee (voiced by The Man himself) driving his convertible (one-handed!) down a windy mountain road at night as he tells us he’s known for the legendary superheroes he’s created. He’s been hired by Archie […]

Clarence, Cartoon Network’s Newest Series, Debuts Tomorrow Night
Apr 13th, 2014

I don’t get modern cartoons, I’m afraid. I was sent a screener for Clarence — a new Cartoon Network animated series that launches tomorrow, April 12, at 7 PM ET / 6 PM CT — and the whole time watching it, I didn’t see much that would bring me back. First, there are the designs. […]

Scooby-Doo! Wrestlemania Mystery
Mar 29th, 2014

Out this week was a new animated movie starring Scooby-Doo, his friends, and a whole bunch of WWE wrestlers: John Cena, Kane, The Miz (who, poor guy, just gets beat up on), Sin Cara, Brodus Clay, Triple H, AJ Lee, Mr. McMahon, and other cameos. The movie comes in a combo pack with Blu-ray, DVD, […]

Green Lantern Cartoon Coming to Warner Archive
Mar 7th, 2014

Green Lantern: The Animated Series Following the trail of Warner Archive’s Blu-ray releases of Batman: The Brave and the Bold and Beware the Batman, they’ve announced that Green Lantern: The Complete Animated Series will be coming on March 18. The Warner Archive Blu-ray will have all 26 episodes of the computer-generated animated series. Josh Keaton […]

Beware the Batman Now Available, Blu-ray Warner Archive Only
Feb 20th, 2014

This is an intriguing release strategy — Warner put out this week on home video Beware the Batman, their new CGI Batman cartoon. The Season 1, Part 1 set includes 13 episodes, two of which have not yet aired on Cartoon Network. (There’s some question when, or if, the show will be returning.) Beware the […]

Viz Neon Alley Anime Channel Will Be Free Via Hulu
Feb 14th, 2014

Neon Alley, the Viz Media anime and video channel that debuted almost two years ago, is changing its business model. Previously available through gaming systems and their website for a monthly fee, Neon Alley is moving to Hulu.com and Hulu Plus as of April 1. Also, all Viz Media streaming content (including what’s currently available […]

Oscar-Nominated Animation Shorts Now Playing in Theaters
Feb 7th, 2014

Studios hope that an Academy Award nomination will bring their films more attention, and in the case of the shorts (both animated and live action), Oscar recognition makes them part of the program now playing in theaters. ShortsHD brings to selected theaters nationwide all the Oscar-Nominated short films, both animated and live action. If you’re […]

Justice League: War Launches New Line of Connected OVAs
Feb 4th, 2014

In this Comic Book Resources interview, DC animated movie producer James Tucker discussed how Justice League: War (the original-to-home-video DCU cartoon movie out today) will be the first in a series of connected original video animated films. He says, “This will definitely be the first salvo in doing new movies that are in continuity with […]

Justice League: War (Blu-ray Review)
Feb 2nd, 2014

Justice League: War is the first “new 52″ DC original animated movie, and although I don’t care for those relaunched comics, I found the story of the Justice League first assembling kind of fun. It’s fast-paced, with plenty of suspense and excitement. Instead of wondering “when is this gonna be done?”, as I have with […]

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