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‘Stripped’ Documentary Discusses Future of Newspaper Comics



Who can deny the unique experience that comes with reading the funny pages? The ink that marks your fingers, the delicate texture of the paper. Though many of us will always hold a spot in our hearts for newspaper comics, the landscape is changing. More and more people choose to read webcomics such as Penny Arcade and xkcd. Is this a good thing, or is it time to panic and lament? Stripped sets out to answer this question – or at least explore it – by interviewing over 70 big-name artists in the printed and digital comic industry.

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New Documentary About The Batman: Legends of the Knight

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Starting next month, filmmaker Brett Culp will be taking his latest indie documentary titled ‘Legends of the Knight’ on a screening tour across the country. The proceeds for the screening will be going to a local charity in the community where each screening will be held.

Legends of the Knight (tagline: Batman has shaped us, we have shaped Batman) focuses on real-life heroes, including The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises producer Michael Uslan, setting out to prove that any person can be Batman and make a difference in the lives of other people.

Legends of the Knight will feature various uplifting true stories of individuals who were in some way inspired by their childhood love of Batman in order to overcome personal, emotional, and physical hindrances in order to turn into real life heroes.

I Know That Voice Review; East Coast Premiere


John DiMaggio has been working on his labor of love for a long time. And now, I Know That Voice, his documentary that exposes the world to the actual actors behind all of the voices we have loved for years, is complete. ToonBarn was there, at the East Coast Premiere of I Know That Voice, hosted by The National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Friday, November 8, 2013, along with John DiMaggio. You can see a trailer for I Know That Voice at the bottom of this article.

The key details about where you can see this wonderful documentary are:

  • From Dec 1-Dec 21, on, you can see I Know That Voice. It requires a subscription through MoviePass on Time Warner Cable, or through BrightHouse. Currently, Vutopia is only offered in the United States.
  • To get your own copy, you can Pre-Order the DVD from
  • Here’s John answering some questions from the audience during the Q & A round after the screening took place (our review of the film is below that):

    Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics arrives in stores today!

    Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics

    As we mentioned in our earlier article today, which included exclusive interviews from San Diego Comic-Con, Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics, an all-new documentary produced by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC Entertainment, arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD today, Friday, October 25, 2013,at a retailer near you.

    Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics arrives in stores today, Oct 25.

    Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has provided an all-new official clip from the film featuring Kevin Conroy, the fan favorite voice of Batman; Zack Snyder, director of “Man of Steel”; and Dr. Andrea Letamendi, renowned geek psychologist; as well as the recognizable voice of ultimate villain Christopher Lee, who provides the narration for the documentary. The topic of the clip is whether or not villains are born bad.

    Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics Interviews from SDCC

    Necessary Evil: Supervillains of DC Comics documentary arrives in stores on October 25

    Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics is a documentary that delves into the psyche of DC Comics Villains, and contains interviews with over 40 people who have directly or indirectly been involved in the DC Universe over the last 50 years. The documentary was Co-Produced and Co-Directed by Scott Devine and J.M. Kenny, and is available TODAY, October 25th, on Blu-Ray, DVD and Combo Pack.

    ToonBarn’s Marc Morrell was in the audience at the panel that was presented at San Diego Comic-Con this past summer. During that panel, they showed the first 22 minutes of the documentary, which was narrated by Christopher Lee. His voice gives you chills every time you hear him. Before the panel, Marc had some deep discussions with Scott Devine, J.M. Kenny and Kevin Shinick about what makes these characters so evil, how they came to be that way, and why they are so necessary to the stories told about our favorite heroes of DC Comics.

    One more week for Taran and Gurgi to rescue Disney’s Black Cauldron

    One more week for Taran and Gurgi to rescue Disney's Black Cauldron

    Taran, Princess Eilonwy, Fflewddur Fflam, and Gurgi had a plan. Sure, that plan involved saving the known universe, retrieving the enchanted and mythical Black Cauldron, and defeating the horrifically evil Horned King, but… it was a plan, all the same. On the small farm of Caer Dallben, Taran is just a mere Pigkeeper – an assistant pig keeper, to be precise. Suddenly, one day while Taran is daydreaming of becoming a noble hero, he has to do just that! When his boss Hen Wen is kidnapped by the villainous Horned King, it’s up to Taran to put a stop to it – meeting up with Princess Eilonwy, Fflewddur Fflam, and Gurgi along the way. Facing witches, elves, magic swords, and the Cauldron itself, the group learns what it really means to be a hero. Fun story right? Disney certainly thought so, as the House of Mouse plans to release The Black Cauldron: 25th Anniversary Special Edition next week, September 14th. Check out the trailer

    Disney releases The Black Cauldron: 25th Anniversary Special Edition

    Disney releases The Black Cauldron: 25th Anniversary Special Edition

    In 1985, there was no Toy Story. There was no Finding Nemo, no Beauty and the Beast, no Incredibles, no Lion King, no Cars, no Little Mermaid. The heyday of the Disney Studio had passed into a bit of a darker time, perhaps best documented in the early parts of the Waking Sleeping Beauty documentary. However, the time was not without its stories, and Disney was still hard at work on their epics. One such dynamic creation was the Black Cauldron, the 25th theatrical animated presentation based on Lloyd Alexander’s Chronicles of Prydain book series. An evil Horned King, a demonic Black Cauldron, a world in peril, with only a handful of young-yet-noble heroes to save the day: Taran, Princess Eilonwy, Fflewddur Fflam, and Gurgi. Now, 25 years later, Disney is re-releasing the story on DVD as The Black Cauldron: 25th Anniversary Special Edition, set to hit stores on September 14th. Check out the full press release and DVD box art.

    SpongeBob turns 10!

    SpongeBob turns 10

    SpongeBob is 10!  Well… ok, not the sponge, but the show!  SpongeBob SquarePants celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.  To celebrate, Nickelodeon is gearing up with some big presents for the absorbant and porous Mr. SquarePants, including: brand new episodes, a SpongeBob documentary, and an hour long SpongeBob movie!  And it’s all well deserved, SpongeBob — thanks for being there for us all these years!

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