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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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 […]
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 […]
It’s time for Part 3 of our interview with Tad Stones! This time, Jud talks to Tad about his most famous creation, Darkwing Duck!
While I love Star Wars: The Clone Wars and it’s probably my favorite animated series, I consider Avatar: The Last Airbender to be the best cartoon I’ve ever watched. Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko created a riveting world with a rich and broad tapestry. It’s so natural that I feel like I could go […]
Congratulations! You’ve been picked to take a comic and put it on the screen. I hope you don’t screw that up. I mean, not Marvel Cartoon Super Heroes bad, nobody would do that again, but, well, there are some problems. First of all, your core market knows the story you’re telling. Many of them can […]
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 […]
It’s time for the second part of our interview with writer, producer and DARKWING DUCK creator Tad Stones! To check out the latest books available for sale from the Tad Stones Collection, just click here!
We’ve been taking a look at the first-rate Batman animated projects from Warner Brothers as produced in the mid-1990s. In our earlier installments, we explored the origins of the series and examined how the series handled Batman’s Rogues’ Gallery. As we begin this week, the completed series receives an unexpected shot in the arm: As […]
This episode, which is well into the first season of Justice League, opens in medias res – but not in an actiony superhero bout, which I’ve seen a million times. In a clever twist on things, Superman is seemingly captured by the villainous Luthor (who I vaguely remembered from the Superman episodes that I saw […]
Have Netflix? Then you can now enjoy the engaging story that is Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Don’t automatically discount it if you didn’t like the prequels – don’t be one of those geeks. It’s okay to give things a chance and then dislike them but don’t write them off with an air of superiority […]
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 […]
For animation month, my weekly article is going to essentially become a showcase of how much of a n00b I am to this stuff. I casually watched the Batman and Superman animated series when they aired, but until now, I’ve never seen a single episode of Justice League or any of the spin-offs. Not […]