Friday, July 31, 2009

Weekend Round-Up - July 31 - August 3



Here is a list of new superhero cartoons debuting this weekend in the US:

Friday, July 31, 2009
Nicktoons, 7:00pm (ET/PT)
Iron Man: Armored Adventures - Masquerade


Iron Man is being hunted by the police for crimes committed by Madam Masque. Iron Man has to clear his name by exposing Masque, but her connections to Stane will shock even Iron Man.

Friday, July 31, 2009
Nicktoons, 8:00pm (ET/PT)
Wolverine and the X-Men - Stolen Lives


Wolverine teams up with Mystique to stop the Weapon X program from destroying the life of Christie Nord, the daughter of Maverick, and ends up learning a thing or two about his past.

Please note:
  • There will be no new Batman: The Brave and the Bold episodes until fall.
  • Spectacular Spider-Man will return in the fall with new episodes.



  • Here is a list of new superhero cartoons debuting this weekend in the Canada:

    Sunday, August 2, 2009
    Teletoon, 9:00am (ET/PT)
    Batman: The Brave and the Bold - Menace of the Conqueror Caveman


    An immortal caveman has a plot to create an army of immortal super-cavemen and it is up to Batman and Booster Gold to stop him! But can Booster forget about fame and glory long enough to get the job done?

    Please Note:
  • Iron Man: Armored Adventures is rerunning previous episodes until further notice.
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2009

    Green Lantern and Spider-Man on DVD Today!



    Today is the day that Green Lantern fans all over the world rejoice! For Green Lantern: First Flight has bee released today on DVD and Blu-ray! Pick up your copy today to show your support of these DC Universe Animated Original Movies!

    Also released today is the complete first season of The Spectacular Spider-Man. I can't tell you enough how much I enjoy this show and I have bee purposely holding off of buying the single disc releases in favour of this collection. Buy it today!



    In other DVD news:

  • Iron Man: Armored Adventures is scheduled for its very first DVD and Blu-ray release. The single disc will feature the first six episodes and will be released on October 20.
  • The date for the Canadian exclusive Wolverine and the X-Men Season One has been push back by one week. The new release date is September 15.
  • A second volume of Batman: the Brave and the Bold will be released on November 10. This volume will feature the next four episodes in the series.
  • Planet Hulk Trailer



    Another event at the Marvel Animation panel at last weekend's San Diego Comic-Con was the first look at the Planet Hulk trailer.

    Originally scheduled to be the final film in the Marvel/Lionsgate seven picture deal, Planet Hulk will be released in February 2010 with Thor: Tales of Asgard following in 2011. The Thor film, which is already completely finished according to Craig Kyle, has been delayed to coincide with the live action Thor feature film.

    Enough talking, check out this trailer and let me know what you think!



    Other Marvel news from the Con:

  • Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes will be joining the Nicktoons line-up. The entire series will be aired, including episodes not previously seen in the USA.
  • The third and fourth anime to be produced by Madhouse will be X-Men and Blade.
  • The second season of Wolverine and the X-Men will feature such characters as Magik and Deadpool.
  • Friday, July 24, 2009

    First Look at Marvel Anime!




    The first look at the joint project between Marvel and the Japanese animation company Madhouse was revealed today at the San Diego Comic-Con. Marvel Anime is a project that sees Western superheroes reinterpreted for the Eastern world in what is arguably the most popular medium in children's programming.

    The first two series in the line of four planned Marvel Anime are Iron Man and Wolverine which are scheduled to premiere in Japan in Spring 2010. What do you think? Is this a good move? Are you willing to accept a completely different version of your favourite characters?

    I personally think that this could be the coolest thing to happen in the world of superhero animation.

    Iron Man: the Anime



    Wolverine: the Anime



    Wednesday, July 22, 2009

    Your Superhero Animation Guide to the San Diego Comic-Con



    The San Diego Comic-Con is here and I have collected all of the superhero animation related programs during this extended weekend:

    THURSDAY, JULY 23

    Green Lantern: First Flight World Premiere
    8:00-9:30
    Ballroom 20

    The fifth DC Universe Animated Original Movie makes its world premiere at the Con's opening night. Green Lantern: First Flight arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on July 28.



    FRIDAY, JULY 24

    Batman: The Brave and the Bold Screening and Q&A
    10:00-11:00
    Room 6DE

    Possibly the most fun program of the Con is this special screening of Mayhem of the Music Meister, the musical episode of Batman: the Brave and the Bold, starring Neil Patrick Harris as the Music Meister!

    Following the screening will be a question and answer session with Diedrich Bader (voice of Batman), John DiMaggio (voice of Aquaman), executive producer Sam Register, producer James Tucker, producer and story editor Michael Jelenic, and voice director Andrea Romano.

    Marvel Animation
    4:30-5:30
    Room 6BCF

    Marvel's president of animation Eric Rollman and general manager of Nicktoons Network Keith Dawkins are joined by Wolverine and the X-Men head writer Greg Johnson, Iron Man: Armored Adventures head writer Chris Yost, supervising producer for Wolverine and Iron Man Craig Kyle, Wolverine voice director Jamie Simone, and voice of Wolverine Steve Blum discuss the future of both shows.

    Then the part of the program that I'm more interest in, a first look at two Marvel Anime series featuring Japanese animation studio Madhouse. Madhouse president Masao Maruyama (Gotham Knight), and writer Warren Ellis answer questions about the two shows.

    All this and a sneak peek at an upcoming Marvel Animated Feature Film!

    DC Universe Animated Super Powers: Green Lantern: First Flight and Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
    5:45-7:15
    Room 6BCF

    Executive producer Bruce Timm, casting/dialogue director Andrea Romano, director Lauren Montgomery, writer Alan Burnett, and voice talent Christopher Meloni (voice of Green Lantern) and Juliet Landau (voice of Labella) discuss Green Lantern: First Flight and show a few clips in case you missed Thursday's screening.

    Then, Timm and Romano will be joined by supervising producer Michael Goguen, director Sam Liu, and writer Stan Berkowitz, and the voice of Batman Kevin Conroy, for the first-ever footage and public discussion of Superman/Batman: Public Enemies.



    SATURDAY, JULY 25

    Marvel: "Hero Up" with The Super Hero Squad Show!
    10:00-11:00
    Room 6BCF

    More exciting news as we get a first look at the upcoming Cartoon Network series The Super Hero Squad Show as well as a live performance by actors from the show: Tom Kenny (Iron Man and MODOK), Charlie Adler (Dr. Doom), Steve Blum (Wolverine), Grey DeLisle (Ms. Marvel), and Stan "The Man" Lee (The Mayor).

    Supervising producer Cort Lane, Matt Wayne, supervising director Mitch Schauer, and executive producers Joe Quesada and Eric Rollman talk about the show and answer questions.



    SUNDAY, JULY 26

    The Spectacular Spider-Man
    10:00-11:00
    Room 6A

    Supervising producer Greg Weisman, supervising producer/supervising director Vic Cook, character designer Sean "Cheeks" Galloway, the voice of Spider-Man, Josh Keaton, the voice of Sha Shan Nguyen Kelly Hu, and the voice of the Vulture, Robert Englund host a question and answer session about Disney XD's hit animated series.

    I'm sure the question "will there be a third season?" will be asked, but I wonder what the answer will be...

    Tuesday, July 21, 2009

    Wolverine Volume Two Released Today



    Don't forget to pick up your copy of Wolverine and the X-Men: Deadly Enemies, the second single-disc release for this series which includes the five widescreen episodes each with creator commentary.

    Here are the five episodes included in this release:

  • Overflow
  • Theives Gambit
  • X-Calibre
  • Wolverine vs. the Hulk
  • Time Bomb


  • Volume Three from Lionsgate Entertainment will be released on November 3 and will probably contain another four or five episodes.

    If you are in Canada, you can pick up the special Canadian exclusive Wolverine and the X-Men, Season One - Volume Two, also released today, which features four episodes and better cover art.

  • Thieves Gambit
  • X-Calibre
  • Wolverine vs. the Hulk
  • Time Bomb


  • However, those of you in Canada may want to hold off buying the latter because Liberation Entertainment has announced that they will be releasing Wolverine and the X-Men, the Complete First Season on September 15 only in Canada!

    This will be a five-disc set and will be packaged in a Steelbook case!

    Saturday, July 18, 2009

    First Flight's First Four Minutes!



    MTV.com has an exclusive video clip from the upcoming Green Lantern: First Flight. The DVD will be released on July 28 with a special screening of the film prior to that at the San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, July 23, but you can watch the first four minutes of the film right now thanks to the invention of embedded Flash videos!



    Over the past few months, Warner Bros. has released a series of interviews with various First Flight cast and crew members. Instead of posting them here, I am going to point you towards the fine folks at World's Finest who have made all of them available for you!

  • Tricia Helfer - Voice of Boodikka
  • Bruce Timm - Executive Producer
  • Andrea Romano - Casting Director
  • Michael Madsen - Voice of Kilowog
  • Alan Burnett - Writer
  • Labella Juliet Landau - Voice of Labella
  • Lauren Montgomery - Director
  • Victor Garber - Voice of Sinestro


  • That should keep you busy for a while as you eagerly await the arrival of Green Lantern: First Flight!

    Friday, July 10, 2009

    Weekend Round-Up - July 10-13



    Here is a list of new superhero cartoons debuting this weekend in the US:

    Monday, July 13, 2009
    Disney XD, 7:30pm (ET/PT)
    Spectacular Spider-Man - First Steps


    The Sandman is back and is looking for his big score! And with his new enhanced powers, Spider-Man may not even be able to stop him. That is, if Peter can pull himself away from Flash's birthday party and his new girlfriend, Liz Allen!

    Please note:
  • Batman: The Brave and the Bold will be on hiatus for the next few months.
  • Wolverine and the X-Men is taking a break and will return in a few months with new episodes.
  • You can tell it's the summertime because Iron Man: Armored Adventures is also taking a break for the next little while.



  • Here is a list of new superhero cartoons debuting this weekend in the Canada:

    Sunday, July 12, 2009
    Teletoon, 9:00am (ET/PT)
    Batman: The Brave and the Bold - Mystery in Space!


    Batman and Aquaman must help Adam Strange stop the Gordanians from using the Eye of Zared to destroy the planet Rann!

    Please Note:
  • Iron Man: Armored Adventures is taking a break from airing new episodes.
  • Saturday, July 4, 2009

    A Pile of News



    There has been much news in the past little while, and instead of dedicating individual posts for each news items I will try to sum up everything in this one post.

    ITEM! Superheroes will be coming to Cartoon Network in Asia Pacific in an exclusive deal with Marvel. Cartoon Network will become the premiere network for Marvel animated series, starting with the three animated series currently in production, Marvel Super Hero Squad, Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, and Thor: the Animated Series.

    ITEM! Read an exclusive interview with Spectacular Spider-Man star, Josh Keaton, on The Flick Cast.

    ITEM! Read two interviews with Spectacular Spider-Man producer Greg Weisman, courtesy of Marvel Animation Age.

    ITEM! A new promotion for the upcoming Green Lantern: First Flight includes the Green Lantern First Flight Power Ring Sweepstakes. Visit www.greenlanternsweeps.com to learn more about the July 28 DVD release and enter to win some great prizes!

    ITEM! Speaking of Green Lantern, the First Flight feature film will be screened at the San Diego Comic Con on Thursday, July 23.

    ITEM! Speaking of the San Diego Comic Con, Mayhem of the Music Meister, the musical episode of Batman: the Brave and the Bold, will be screened at the San Diego Comic Con during the Brave and the Bold panel on Friday, July 24.

    ITEM! The episode lists for X-Men, Volume Three and Four on DVD have been revealed. Volume Three will contain 15 episodes, including the Dark Phoenix Saga and Volume Four will contain 14 episodes, including the Beyond Good and Evil Saga. Visit TV Shows on DVD for the complete list.

    ITEM! A press release for Superman/Batman: Public Enemies has been released. This news item warrants its own post and I will do that in the next few days.

    Friday, July 3, 2009

    Weekend Round-Up - July 3-6



    Here is a list of new superhero cartoons debuting this weekend in the US:

    Monday, July 6, 2009
    Disney XD, 7:30pm (ET/PT)
    Spectacular Spider-Man - Shear Strength


    The Master Planner sends the Vulture to kidnap Gwen Stacy in order to blackmail her father, Captain George Stacy, into giving up top secret information that would allow the Master Planner to take over the world!

    Please note:
  • Batman: The Brave and the Bold will be on hiatus for the next few months.
  • Wolverine and the X-Men is taking a break and will return in a few months with new episodes.
  • You can tell it's the summertime because Iron Man: Armored Adventures is also taking a break for the next little while.



  • Here is a list of new superhero cartoons debuting this weekend in the Canada:

    Nothing new this week! Sorry!

    Please Note:
  • Batman: The Brave and the Bold will return to Teletoon next week with new episodes!
  • Iron Man: Armored Adventures is taking a break from airing new episodes.