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The Maxx now available on DVD from MTV and Liquid Television
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The Maxx now available on DVD from MTV and Liquid Television

For a few years during the mid 90’s, MTV was home to an amazing array of animated series. One programming span called “Oddities” featured The Maxx, a comic book series brought to life as a toon. The animation style frequently changed, moving from quality detail to simplified shapes to CG; all perfectly replicating the comic book panels and change of perspective. Now, the ...

Marvel powers Avengers Earth's Mightiest Heroes with super voice talent
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Marvel powers Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes with super voice talent

Since Disney took ownership of Marvel, their universe has not only expanded with superheroes, it’s exploded! This fall, the pair hope to showcase that collection in their latest animated adventure, Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. The toon, set to air on Disney XD, features a wide cast of famous heroes and villains, but is also loaded with voice talent familiar with the comic ...

Disney's Ducktales could be heading back to videogames
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Disney’s Ducktales could be heading back to videogames

There are many legendary video games from the original Nintendo home console, the NES. Similarly, there are many legendary cartoons from that same 1980s/1990s era. It’s only logical that Ducktales is fondly remembered, as it was an awesome toon and an awesome NES game. If there’s one person in the field who couldn’t agree more, it’s Warren Spector, video game designer ...

Spidey swings from page to stage in Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark
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Spidey swings from page to stage in Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark

Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark – the on-again, off-again musical set to hit Broadway stages – is back. The upcoming show, with music and lyrics by U2’s Bono and The Edge, follows the story of teenager Peter Parker, whose unremarkable life is turned upside-down when he’s bitten by a genetically altered spider. This bullied science geek, suddenly endowed with astonishing ...

The Guardians of Childhood gets a new release date
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The Guardians of Childhood gets a new release date from DreamWorks Animation

There’s a lot of shuffleboard being played with animated movies. Monsters, Inc. 2 has a new date, Beauty and the Beast 3D was pulled, and now it appears DreamWorks Animation has followed suit, changing the release date of their upcoming film The Guardians of Childhood (not to be confused with Guardians of Ga’Hoole’s Legend of the Guardians). In an effort to combat the mega ...

Marvel Knights Animation presents Astonishing X-Men: Gifted
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Marvel Knights Animation presents Astonishing X-Men: Gifted

Looks like motion comics are becoming all the rage! Just a few weeks after we announced the Jonah Hex motion comic from the DC Universe, Marvel strikes back featuring an X-Men title. The animated DVD, Astonishing X-Men: Gifted, is a production from Marvel Knights Animation and Shout! Factory, sporting Joss Whedon’s and John Cassaday’s team of mutants. Marvel claims the film, due ...

Cartoon Network readies for Sym-Bionic Titan
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Cartoon Network readies for Sym-Bionic Titan

Teenage life is hard for regular folks, but how much harder would it be if you were from the planet Galaluna? Take Lance, Ilana and Octus, for example, who do their best to fit in at Sherman High School despite the need to fight off the evil General Modula’s attacks using awesome armor powers. That doesn’t exactly sound regular! Such is the case with Sym-Bionic Titan, the newest ...

Pixar's Toy Story 3 heads to Disney DVD And Blu-Ray this November
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Pixar’s Toy Story 3 heads to Disney DVD And Blu-Ray this November

Even though it’s still in the theaters making a pretty big splash, plans are already under way to get the latest Toy Story film in the franchise into your house. Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 3 will be heading to DVD and Blu-ray this November, giving you a great jump (and awesome gift) for the winter holiday season. On November 2nd, fans can grab the standard DVD, the special ...

Nickelodeon Studios taps Oktobor Animation for The Penguins of Madagascar
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Nickelodeon Studios taps Oktobor Animation for The Penguins of Madagascar

As the world of CG animation grows by leaps and bounds, there has become a larger need for quality CG studios, giving movies and animated TV toons the polish that they need. Omnilab Media and Oktobor are no slouches in this field, joining together to form Oktobor Animation. Working along with Backyard Animation Pictures, this mega studio will become a dominant force for CG animation, leading ...

Toei Animation gets Saint Seiya, Digimon, and Dragon Ball Z to Latin America
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Toei Animation gets Saint Seiya, Digimon, and Dragon Ball Z to Latin America

In the field of anime, Toei is a legend. The company has single-handedly crafted dozens of globally famous toons with manga styling, bringing a generation into the world of animation. In it’s ongoing quest to spread toons across the the globe, Toei Animation has inked a few deals with broadcast and DVD companies within Latin America. This includes: signing with Brazil’s ...

Cartoon Network's Action Friday features Ben 10, Generator Rex, and The Clone Wars
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Cartoon Network’s Action Friday features Ben 10, Generator Rex, and The Clone Wars

Action fans, prepare for liftoff. Cartoon Network’s Friday night lineup is so jam-packed with cartoon goodness, it’s difficult to believe it fits in a single evening. It all starts off with Johnny Test at 6pm, in Johnny Grow Your Own Monster. At 6:30, we get Adventure Time repeats City of Thieves and Witch’s Garden, immediately followed by the second part of Total Drama ...

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