Starring Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill in their iconic voice-acting roles, here is our first look at DC Animation’s adaptation of Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s The Killing Joke. The film will premiere this July at SDCC and carries an R-rating. Kyle Pinion Entertainment Editor for The Beat covering film, television and the occasional comic […]
DC Universe announced today they’ve accepted an “R” rating from the MPAA for the upcoming animated release Batman: The Killing Joke.
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, […]
The days of not having the Justice League on television are coming to an end, as it was announced today that Justice League Action, a new quarter hour animated series starring the team is coming to Cartoon Network.
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 […]
Get a first look at “Justice League vs. Teen Titans.”
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 […]
A big year for Pixar, and a new category is added
We review Pixar’s second feature of 2015
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 […]