DC Gets TV, Marvel Does Movies: iZombie Announced for Potential Series

I don’t think it’s arguable to say that Disney/Marvel’s superhero movies do better than Warner/DC’s. Marvel has the third biggest US movie of all time (based on box office) in The Avengers, and while DC’s Dark Knight trilogy also ranks highly on that list, they haven’t been able to make Superman an unqualified success or build a universe the way Marvel has with related films, each with multiple entries in their series (Iron Man, Thor, Captain America). Yet this year, […]

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Teen Titans Go! Gets a Second Season

Hey, maybe humor and superheroes DO go together! Since Teen Titans Go! “is the #1 program (excluding movies) on Tuesday on all TV among kids 2-11, 6-11, & 9-14 and boys 2-11, 6-11, & 9-14”, Cartoon Network has picked up a second season. (The first season seems to have been seven episodes, each having two cartoons.) It airs Tuesdays at 7:30 PM. As the network describes the show, The character-driven comedy series Teen Titans Go! focuses on the funny that […]

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Naoki Urasawa’s Monster Coming to TV?

I don’t normally talk about a lot of media adaptation announcements, because most of them, who knows if they’ll ever happen? (Although personally, I’d watch a Supernatural Law movie. Remember that plan?) I’m really eager to see this one, though, because the manga original was a terrific, twisty read, and the talent involved in the proposal is great. Deadline reported that Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy director) is developing a series with HBO based on Naoki Urasawa’s manga. He will co-write […]

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Cartoon Network Cancels Young Justice, Green Lantern; Launches Teen Titans Go!, Beware the Batman

Cartoon Network released its 2013 schedule plans, and the cartoon shows Young Justice and Green Lantern weren’t on it. The latter, in particular, was a second chance at trying to make the property a franchise after the failure of the big-budget movie. ICv2 has more speculation about what this means, saying “it brings up the question of whether or not the Green Lantern property will ever be anything more than a niche hit in the comic market with little or […]

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The Husbands – Tania del Rio Connection

I just discovered the cute web video series Husbands through the Jane Espenson (she co-writes) / Nathan Fillion connection. He guest-stars on episode three, shown here: The show is about a flamboyant actor and well-known baseball player who wind up wed by accident — they were celebrating equal marriage rights legalization in Vegas and overdid it — and then decide to stay together to avoid giving the press a story about gays not being able to handle marriage. The first […]

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DC Nation Animation Block Premieres March 3

Warner Bros. Animation has announced that the DC Nation animation block will be debuting on Cartoon Network on Saturday, March 3, at 10 AM. (That’s a month before Marvel’s similar project.) This hour is being promoted as “exclusive kids’ television programming and shorts based on DC Comics characters … full of action and humor”. The anchor series are the CG-animated Green Lantern: The Animated Series and the continuing Young Justice. Green Lantern launched with an hour-long movie last November, but […]

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Disney XD Launches Marvel Universe Programming Block

Following the lead of Cartoon Network’s DC Nation programming block, Disney has announced the creation of “Marvel Universe”, launching April 1 on Disney XD. From the press release: Marvel Universe on Disney XD will be the ultimate place for fans to find exclusive Marvel content, including new animated short-form series, live-action interstitials, and the series return of The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. The block will be home to Marvel’s biggest superstars, such as Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Captain America, […]

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