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 […]

Target-Exclusive JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time Gets Wide Release
Jan 30th, 2014

World’s Finest Online reports that the Target-exclusive original animated DVD JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time will get a wide release. It “will be available at all retail and online outlets starting Tuesday, May 20th, 2014.”

Son of Batman Next DC Original Animated Movie
Jan 25th, 2014

The next original DC animated movie from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will be Son of Batman, to be released May 6. The movie is based on Batman and Son, the comic story by Grant Morrison and Andy Kubert, and the film is directed by Ethan Spaulding, from a screenplay by Joe R. Lansdale adapting a […]

Justice League: War Extras, Images, and Video Clips
Jan 25th, 2014

Justice League: War The next original DC universe animated movie, Justice League: War, will be available for purchase February 4. This is the first animated version of the new 52 DCU, and the movie tells the story of how the Justice League formed in the wake of Darkseid’s attack on Earth. The extras on this […]

Avengers Confidential, Marvel Original Animated Movie, Coming in March
Jan 25th, 2014

Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher Marvel, in conjunction with anime producer Madhouse, will be releasing another original animated movie, Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher, on Blu-ray ($26.99 list price) and DVD ($19.99) on March 25. (Madhouse and Marvel previously teamed up for Iron Man: Rise of Technovore and other Marvel Anime collections.) Black […]

Secret Animated JLA Movie Has LSH Characters
Jan 18th, 2014

Out Tuesday, January 21, is a “secret” release of a new animated DC movie. According to World’s Finest, JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time is a Target-exclusive DVD-only cartoon feature, running not even an hour (roughly 52 minutes). As they explain, Dubbed a “stealth release,” wherein a home entertainment product is given no promotion and limited […]

Pixar Not Nominated for Animated Oscar This Year
Jan 18th, 2014

I found this Twitter thread informative for pointing out that Pixar’s Monsters University wasn’t nominated for the Animated Feature Film Academy Award this year. The nominees were Disney’s Frozen, Studio Ghibli’s The Wind Rises, DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods (a caveman picture that got mixed reviews), Universal/Illumination’s Despicable Me 2 (liked mostly for the little yellow […]

Powerpuff Girls Special Has Guest Ringo Starr
Jan 18th, 2014

I haven’t tried the return of the Powerpuff Girls yet — just too much to watch and fond enough memories of the original not to risk them — but I should make a special effort for this upcoming episode. The “Dance Pantsed” Special airs Monday, January 20, at 7:30 PM ET/PT, 6:30 PM Central. The […]

Wolverine vs. Sabretooth: The Marvel Knights Animation Motion Comic
Jan 13th, 2014

Out tomorrow is the latest Marvel Knights motion comic release from Shout! Factory, Wolverine vs. Sabretooth. Wolverine vs. Sabretooth I tried to watch it, I did. But I don’t like Jeph Loeb’s writing. I didn’t like the prehistoric werewolf opening or watching bloody scenes of disembowelment while the narrator, Wolverine, says things to himself like […]

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