DC Universe accepts “R” rating for Batman: The Killing Joke animated film

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DC Universe announced today they’ve accepted an “R” rating from the MPAA for the upcoming animated release Batman: The Killing Joke.

SPX/Nickelodeon collab puts Wittert’s ‘Best Baddies’ into production

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Last year, SPX (The small Press Expo) announced it was joining with Nickelodeon to allow attendees to pitch animated shows to the net. The announcement met with a mixed response–some saw it as a logical evolution of the career development that the expo always offered; others felt it was a corporate invasion. Whatever you’re feelings, […]

DC updates Scooby-Doo and other Hanna-Barbera characters but are they really 2016?

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Proving their worth as part of the larger Warner Bros. media family, DC Entertainment has just announced a comic book revamp of the Hanna-Barbera characters bringing the Flintstones, Scooby-Doo, Johnny Quest and Space Ghost and more into the “modern world,” A long interview with co-publisher Dan Didio and Jim Lee that doesn’t actually come out […]

Tonight on HBO: Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists

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Ever wonder how cartoons REALLY get into the New Yorker? Tonight Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists debuts on HBO after a brief theatrical run. Directed by Leah Wolchok, it’s a full length documentary that follow the New Yorker’s Bob Mankoff and staff on the cartoon rounds. If you enjoy seeing […]

Cartoon Network and Nick are the new Big Two as Kris Mukai’s Adventure Time episode debuts tonight

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In re the last piece, here’s a direct link to my first piece for Slate in which I investigate the comics/cartoon connection with quotes from Rebeca Sugar, Kevin Lee, Annie Koyama, Sam Alden and Ryan Sands. As a longtime reporter on the comics world, I was a bit surprised when cable animation started scooping up […]