The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo

Review by KC Carlson When the first Scooby-Doo series debuted on Saturday morning in 1969, I completely missed it. It was shown opposite the Banana Splits — who I was obsessed with (still am) — and so I never really caught the Scooby-Doo bug at all as a kid. Except for the occasional New Scooby-Doo Movie where I had to catch a specific guest star. Even as a kid, I realized that this was a strange show, as each week […]

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More Superman/Batman Apocalypse News, Including Casting

Now that news of September’s Superman/Batman: Apocalypse animated film has leaked, Warner today sent out the official announcement, including a much better cover image … that’s also missing the Green Arrow slug. Here’s the press release, with some kibitzing: To save an earthbound Kryptonian, the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight unite once again -– this time to battle the powerful forces of Darkseid -– in Superman/Batman: Apocalypse, the ninth entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe […]

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Tom & Jerry Deluxe Anniversary Collection

Review by KC Carlson Oh, what to do… what to do… One the one hand, the Tom & Jerry Deluxe Anniversary Collection might be an excellent “greatest hits”-type collection for the casual Tom & Jerry fan. On the other, if you’re a serious animation collector, you are going to be extremely frustrated and upset with this collection. On yet another hand (we are talking about cartoons, after all), this could be looked upon as yet another example of the WB […]

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Next DC Original Animated Film Is Another Superman/Batman

While Warner Home Video is promoting Batman: Under the Red Hood, out July 27, with interviews and film clips like this one, where Batman and Red Hood argue about tactics: News has already leaked about the next original direct-to-DVD DC animated film. Shown here is what the Superman homepage is reporting will be the cover for Superman/Batman: Apocalypse, due out September 28. As expected, Warner is sticking with the big brand-name properties now, focusing on well-known characters. Looks like Darkseid […]

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Interview With Judd Winick About Batman: Under the Red Hood, Plus New Images

Warner Home Video has provided the following pre-written interview with Judd Winick, the screenwriter of Batman: Under the Red Hood, which is due out on July 27. Born and raised on Long Island, New York, the University of Michigan graduate gained national fame as a cast member of MTV’S The Real World, San Francisco in 1994. In the wake of the death of his Real World roommate and friend, AIDS activist Pedro Zamora, Winick embarked on a national AIDS education […]

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Tokyopop’s Dreaming to Become Movie

Tokyopop has announced a deal (link no longer available) to make a live-action movie of The Dreaming, Queenie Chan’s OEL manga series about a mysterious boarding school in the Australian wilderness. This “manga graphic novel series” (as the press release has it) originally ran three volumes, although Amazon has a listing for a Dreaming Collection due at the end of August. It sounds like Tokyopop plans to put out a single-volume omnibus of the story. Much emphasis is made in […]

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The Losers Get Lucky

Review by Caroline Pruett If you want to see a future cult classic right now, skip the big summer blockbusters and check out The Losers — assuming you can find it. This movie opened weakly at the box office, drowning in a glut of similar-sounding films. A lot of comics fans knew it because the film, directed by Sylvain White, is based on a series created by Andy Diggle and Jock and published by Vertigo (more on that below). But […]

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Batman: Under the Red Hood Due in July

The next direct-to-DVD original animated movie featuring DC Comics characters will be Batman: Under the Red Hood, available July 27, 2010. Today, Warner Home Video released the following trailer. The premise is described as “Batman confronts new enemies, old foes and painful memories when a powerful vigilante [Red Hood] with a penchant for violence comes to Gotham City”. Batman is voiced by Bruce Greenwood, with Jensen Ackles (Supernatural) as Red Hood and Neil Patrick Harris as Nightwing. Judd Winick wrote […]

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