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Batman: The Brave and the Bold Season One on Blu-ray
Dec 1st, 2013

Warner Archive has just released its first Blu-ray animation package, and it’s Batman: The Brave and the Bold Season One. I’m thrilled, since this gave me a wonderful excuse to rewatch my favorite superhero cartoon. The set has all 26 episodes of the first season on two Blu-ray discs. KC’s already reviewed the show, when […]

Space Stars: The Complete Series
Dec 1st, 2013

Space Stars: The Complete Series is one of those wonderful discoveries that I had no idea existed until Warner Archive brought it to my attention. Space Stars: The Complete Series Space Stars was an anthology/team-up animated series that originally ran in an hour timeslot from 1981-1982. There are a total of 11 episodes on three […]

Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United
Nov 27th, 2013

Out on Tuesday, December 3, is a new original-to-home-video Marvel animated movie, Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United. It runs an hour and 12 minutes and is recommended only for kids, who won’t have any expectations beyond seeing superheroes bash on each other. Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United The whole thing looks cheap. Some […]

PBS Airs Animated Family Special on Thanksgiving
Nov 26th, 2013

Beginning Thanksgiving night, PBS will air Listening Is an Act of Love, a new TV special (the first in cartoon form!) from StoryCorps, an organization that asks “everyday people to share their conversations with family and friends”. The animation was done by the Rauch Brothers, Mike and Tim (designer on The Wonder Pets!, a favorite […]

Iron Man and Hulk: Heroes United Releasing in December
Nov 10th, 2013

Remember that original animated movie, Iron Man and Hulk: Heroes United, that Marvel was planning to release in April? It’s now due out on December 3. Starring Adrian Pasdar (Heroes) as Iron Man and Fred Tatasciore (Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.) as Hulk, this CGI cartoon seems to be focused on the superheroics instead […]

Next Marvel Knights Motion Comic Wolverine Vs. Sabretooth
Nov 3rd, 2013

Wolverine Vs. Sabretooth Following Ultimate Wolverine Vs. Hulk, the next Marvel Knights animated (motion comic) DVD release will feature another Wolverine battle. Wolverine Vs. Sabretooth is due out January 14, 2014 from Shout! Factory. I don’t even remember hearing about this comic, but it seems that it’s written by Jeph Loeb (now out in Hollywood […]

Justice League: War First New 52 DCU Animated Movie
Nov 2nd, 2013

The next original DC universe animated movie will be Justice League: War, arriving as a Blu-ray combo pack (cover shown here), DVD, and on digital download on February 4, 2014. Amazon currently has the list price as $24.98, with the DVD version at $19.98. This is the first “new 52″ story to be animated, telling […]

Warner Archive Cartoons on Sale Through Monday
Oct 26th, 2013

Warner Archive has put a number of their made-on-demand cartoon DVD packages on sale this weekend. And check out this amazing graphic they made to promote it! Visit the sale to save 20-30% off the sets, which takes a $29.95 list price down to $20.97 (at 30% off).

Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel
Oct 19th, 2013

I was curious about this Disney/Marvel crossover for the wrong reason. I thought I’d enjoy seeing the Marvel heroes teaming up, but it turns out to be Phineas and Ferb who were more entertaining. Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel The Marvel appearances feel mechanical and rote, as though someone had been forced into cross-selling, but […]

A Visual History of Superman in Two Minutes
Oct 14th, 2013

Entertainment Weekly has posted this two-minute history of Superman, based around his most famous visuals, done by Bruce Timm and Man of Steel director Zack Snyder. Of course, the commenters aren’t happy. They don’t like Jimmy Olsen getting more of a cameo than Lois Lane. They don’t like how Dean Cain wasn’t included at all, […]

Batman: Dark Knight Returns Parts 1 and 2 Now Available in Single Package With New Extras
Oct 8th, 2013

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Deluxe Edition Warner Bros. Home Entertainment today released the Deluxe Edition of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (an original animated movie previously available as Part 1 (released September 2012) and Part 2 (January of this year)). As you’d expect, to tempt viewers into double-dipping, there’s more than just a “seamless […]

Neon Alley Celebrates Anniversary With Catch Up Feature
Oct 6th, 2013

Neon Alley, Viz Media’s pay animation channel that is available through game consoles and the web, is celebrating its one-year anniversary by adding a requested feature. In addition to “Watch Live” English-dubbed anime programming, they’ve added a web-based “Catch Up” option (which sounds similar to On Demand cable programming). Shows will be available on Catch […]

On TV, the Howling Commandos Are Now Monsters
Oct 3rd, 2013

I’m old enough that when I hear “Howling Commandos”, I think of Sgt. Fury’s WWII soldiers. However, for Halloween, Marvel Entertainment appears to have confused them with DC’s Creature Commandos. Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man Halloween Special airs Saturday, October 5 at 9 PM Eastern/8 PM Central on the Disney Channel. It features Spidey teaming up with […]

DreamWorks Dragons: Defenders of Berk Back for Second Season
Sep 29th, 2013

I still haven’t seen the original movie, How to Train Your Dragon, but I got a chance to check out the first two episodes of the second season of the spinoff TV show DreamWorks Dragons: Defenders of Berk. (The first season was titled DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk, so responsibilities have been amped up. If […]

Batman: The Brave and the Bold Coming to Blu-ray Through Warner Archive
Sep 28th, 2013

Coming in November, Warner Archive will be releasing Batman: The Brave and the Bold, my favorite superhero cartoon, on Blu-ray. The first collection will include the 26 episodes of season one, previously released on two DVD volumes. This is Warner Archive’s first animated Blu-ray release. Batman: The Brave and the Bold was a wonderful, fun […]

Looney Tunes Airing on Boomerang Cable Channel Starting Next Month
Sep 28th, 2013

You’d think Warner would air Looney Tunes cartoons on Boomerang, its 24-hour animation channel dedicated to classic cartoons, but apparently, they haven’t run there since May 2007. That’s changing, though, starting October 5. Looney Tunes will be running in a one-hour block on Saturday and Sunday mornings at 7 AM Eastern. (So, that’s two hours […]

Mini-Hulks in Tomorrow’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.
Sep 21st, 2013

Marvel has provided the following clip from tomorrow’s episode of Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., which airs on Disney XD Sunday at 11 AM Eastern / 10 AM Central. The premise is described as follows: The Hulks go out for a round of mini-golf to celebrate A-Bomb’s birthday only to find themselves face […]

Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels / Help! It’s the Hair Bear Bunch!
Sep 20th, 2013

Review by KC Carlson It’s interesting (at least to me) that the Warner Archive chose to release Help! It’s the Hair Bear Bunch! and Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels at about the same time earlier this year. The former was the series where I decided to stop watching Saturday morning cartoons (except for the […]

Ranma 1/2 Returns With New Omnibus Editions, Blu-rays
Sep 15th, 2013

The previous print edition Rumiko Takahashi’s classic martial arts manga Ranma 1/2 is coming back to North America with new promotional pushes and editions. The story is described as a “legendary martial arts-action-adventure-comedy manga”; they forgot “gender-bending romance”. It revolves around Ranma, a teenager training to become a great martial artist. After he encounters a […]

Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk
Sep 9th, 2013

As I previously wrote, Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk converts the six-issue comic miniseries by Damon Lindelof and Leinil Francis Yu to six 10-minute-ish “motion comic” chapters. It goes on sale tomorrow, September 10. Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk The level of animation is lighter than I remembered from previous releases. For example, lips are made to […]

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