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‘Injustice: Gods Among Us’ Will Please DC Comics Fans

‘Injustice: Gods Among Us’ Will Please DC Comics Fans

Superman Unbound Clip

Batman: Under the Red Hood Trailer

Is this a “Golden Age” for animated PG-13 features?

JL: Crisis on Two Earths

For years, I’ve complained how about most people in the US view animation as medium for children’s movies and TV shows (with comedy shows like the Simpsons and Family Guy being an exception.) With the latest Justice League feature debuting at #2, could we be finally coming around to accepting animation as venue for more mature features?

Bruce Timm, Dwayne McDuffie and the rest of the crew on Justice League Unlimited did an amazing job of writing smart and mature story lines, while working within the restrictions of a TV-Y7 rating. With the DC Comics Direct-To-Video releases, we get the opportunity to see what they can do without the TV rating restrictions. The results are awesome comic book adaptation presented as they should be.

Watching Videos Over the Holidays

dbz setThe holidays are a great time to chill out and watch some old videos that are collecting dust on your shelf. Saturday, I watched 8 Man After, DBZ Treee of Might, and DBZ Dead Zone.

It’s always fun to watch old Streamline Pictures anime becuase they seem to use the same 5 voices for all of their dubs. But I still enjoy Streamline Pics like 8 Man After. Plenty of good action, nice story and good animation that holds up pretty well today. I wish it could have been fleshed out into a full series, instead of an OAV.

The DBZ movies were fun just to see how the DBZ characters have evolved over time. Gohan, the litte kid with so much hidden power. Piccolo, (in Dead Zone) is training for a re-match with his nemisis Goku! And Goku, who hasn’t figured out the Super Saiyan thing yet, relies on his Kaiô-ken to fight his enemies.

Later, I plan to watch Voltron: Fleet of Doom. I’m still mad, reflecting on my elementary school days when all my friends came in and told me how cool it was to see BOTH Voltrons TOGETHER! Of course, I never saw that episode until I was an adult. I may watch some of my DC Animation DVDs too.

What are you watching over the holidays?

Russell To Voice Wonder Woman?

TV Guide Online columnist Michael Ausiello reported that Keri Russell will voice Wonder Woman in an upcoming animated straight-to-DVD movie, citing anonymous sources.

Read more at Sci-Fi 

“Futurama,” “Doomsday” Blaze New Markets for Old Series

Doomsday has sold 600,000 units since it was released, which is 30% ahead of Warners’ own internal predictions. New Frontier is also tracking ahead of expected preorders.

Read more from Toon Zone.

Official Doomsday Site

Waner Bros. Entertainment has created an official web site for the movie Superman: Doomsday.

Superman: Doomsday & Justice League: New Frontier

The Superman Homepage has the following details regarding these two animated features…

Superman: Doomsday

In an epic tale of sacrifice, Superman battles an intergalactic serial killer in a superpowered Armageddon – “Superman: Doomsday”.

Justice League: New Frontier

Live the intense tale of the founding of the greatest band of superheroes ever – “Justice League: New Frontier”.

In this origin epic, a virtual who’s who of superheroes featuring not only Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, but also Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter and Flash, these very different heroes must overcome their fear and suspicion of one another to forge an alliance against a creature so formidable that it will take all of their powers combined to prevail!

Static Is Back

Monday through Friday at 7 AM, Eastern Standard Time on Cartoon Network.

from McDuffie’s web site.

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