Tag Archives | Animation

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Getting Animated

Since nothing is ever really fully discussed without a Top 10 list, let us commence with the Top 10 in Comic-Book Animation! 10. BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD, Warner Brothers Animation Didn’t expect to see this make the list, did you? To be honest, when the show was first announced, neither did I. But […]

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Animating Batman

With this week marking its 25th anniversary, let’s take a look back at the standout Batman animated offering from Warner Brothers, the superlative 1992 classic BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES. Before ’92, action-adventure animation was all but dead on American television. Following the success of its new comedy series TINY TOON ADVENTURES, Warner Animation President Jean […]

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Defenders of the Earth

I confess a certain sympathy for the smaller superhero universes. Whether Dell’s THUNDER Agents and UNDERSEA Agents (if they’d have lasted, SPACE Agents were probably next), Gold Key’s Dr Solar, Magnus, Tiger Girl, and Dr Spektor, or Dynamite’s Shadow, Green Hornet and Kato, and Miss Fury, and the Charlton many, I’m inclined to have a […]

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In Brightest Day

Thanks to the horrible Ryan Reynolds GREEN LANTERN movie of a few years back, it’s hard to get some good GL action in movie form, unless you switch to animation. Cases in point: We begin with a 2009 offering from Warner Animation, GREEN LANTERN: FIRST FLIGHT. Directed by Lauren Montgomery from a screenplay by Alan […]

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Animating Batman, Part II

For those who came in late: Last week, we began our examination of Warner Animation’s classic 1992 animated program BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES, and its various spinoffs and descendants. We left off having just started our discussion of the series’ treatment of Batman’s Rogues’ Gallery, and so there we begin: Not every character would be […]

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