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Review: I Know That Voice!

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Review: I Know That Voice!

Animation has always been a part of modern culture. It pushes the limits of film and story telling with thousands of hand drawn images falling in perfect secession in front of a camera and capturing the imagination of both young and old. The world wouldn’t be the same without animation, and animation wouldn’t be the same without some of the greatest actors that no one has seen.

Thankfully due to I Know That Voice! the voices of the world’s favorite cartoon characters can be matched to a face and their talent can be admired. Caught often in their natural habitat, the documentary explores the history and the hard work that voice actors have put into their craft.

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Justice League: War – Trailer

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Justice League: War – Trailer

Coming soon to home video and VOD is Justice League: War, the latest in DC Comic’s super successful animated home video line.  Adapting well known story lines from the DCU and combining it with animation juggernauts, Warner Bros. has come to make a near perfect line up of great stories.   Now Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has crossed the New 52 line to tell their first story of the new DCU continuity.  Taken from Geoff Johns and Jim Lee’s break out story, Justice League: War is a new origin of DC’s greatest heroes coming together for the first time.

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Justice League: War Trailer

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Justice League: War Trailer

When the powerful Darkseid and his massive, relentless forces invade Earth, a group of previously unaligned super heroes – misunderstood and, in some cases, hunted by the authorities – discover the only way to fend off the attack will be to work together as a cohesive unit. Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, Shazam and, in his origin story, Cyborg combine their respective talents in an all-out battle to save the planet. Based on the 2012 graphic novel, Justice League: Origin, by Geoff Johns & Jim Lee, JUSTICE LEAGUE: WAR provides a glance into the world before the Justice League was created, and offers the initial animated incarnation of DC Entertainment’s “The New 52.”

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Justice League: Flashpoint Paradox – Interviews

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Justice League: Flashpoint Paradox – Interviews

Today one of the biggest events in recent DC Comics history comes to their equally legendary animated home video line in Justice League: Flashpoint Paradox.  Based on Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert’s universe shattering story that has forever changed the landscape of the DCU.  This story takes no prisoners and is to date the most brutal of all of DC’s animated movies.

While at SDCC this year we got the chance to speak with some of the biggest stars from Flashpoint including director Jay Oliva (The Dark Knight Returns), actors Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, Saw), C. Thomas Howell (Southland), Sam Daly (The Daly Show), and industry titan Andrea Romano (all your favorite cartoons).

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Comic Issues #124 – Stay on target

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Comic Issues #124 – Stay on target

We’ve had our fair share of that Galaxy Far Far away. Though it seems we are getting yet another animated series.

Join our heroes and heroine as they talk about what’s new with the Star Wars casting call, share old war stories (Jaws style), check out the new Lego Movie, and much much more!  Find out what shameful movie someone has in their digital collection and who has no feels for Pixar’s Up!

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MC Chris Kickstarts the Animated Jams

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MC Chris Kickstarts the Animated Jams

Nerdcore legend, animation super star, and all-around-nice-guy MC Chris has been doing everything he can to make his dream of The MC Chris Show a reality.  The animated show starring MC Chris himself has been bounced about and beaten down for years now. Some may remember a previous Kickstarter to make a sizzle reel for the show a while back.  That short, but awesome piece of animation nearly got the show picked up by Adult Swim, (where Chris has both portrayed several beloved characters and written for some of their very first original shows).

Sadly, Adult Swim kicked Chris and his show out of the pool, leaving the poor nerd icon out in the cold.  Now he’s going back to the people who have supported him before in a new Kickstarter to fund finishing the animated short that the first crowd sourced project started.

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Superman: Unbound Review

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Superman: Unbound Review

2013 must be the Year of Steel, as Superman is appearing on both the big and small screen in his own movies. In only a few weeks the big red “S” will shine on the silver screen in Man of Steel, Supe’s triumphant homecoming to film after his disappointing appearance in Superman Returns (2008).

Luckily, fans of the Big Blue Boyscout don’t have to wait until then to get their Super-fix, as DC Animated has released another animated movie, Superman: Unbound. Based on the graphic novel Superman: Brainiac, written by Geoff Johns, Superman finds his home planet of Earth under attack by the same villain that terrorized his home world of Krypton, the evil robot Brainiac.

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Superman Unbound “Supergirl/Lois Lane” Clip

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Superman Unbound “Supergirl/Lois Lane” Clip

Superman is one of the strongest heroes of our time, but behind every strong man is a stronger woman, and in Supes’ case there’s two.  In this newly-released clip from DC Animation, Superman’s strongest woman gets a showcase as Lois Lane (Katic) mouths off to her apparent kidnappers.  Hot in pursuit is a fiery-eyed Supergirl (Quinn) racing to Lois’ rescue.

Superman: Unbound will be released on DVD, BluRay, VoD, and digital download on May 7th. It will feature the voice talent of Matt Bomer (White Colar), John Noble (Fringe), Stana Katic (Castle), Molly Quinn (Castle), and many more.  Be sure to stay tuned as we keep you updated on the latest from DC Animation and our video review of Superman: Unbound.

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Superman: Unbound “Meet Brainiac” Clip

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Superman: Unbound “Meet Brainiac” Clip

Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… SUPERMAN!

The Man of Steel returns to animated home video in a story adapted from Geoff Johns’ Superman: Brainiac, featuring the voice talents of Matt Bomer (Superman), Stana Katic (Lois Lane), John Noble (Brainiac), and Molly Quinn (Supergirl).

This time Superman finds himself on the eve of destruction yet again as Brainiac, the destroyer of his home world Krypton, has found his way to Earth.  Brainiac intends to add Metropolis to his collection of miniaturized cities under glass, including Supergirl’s home city of Kandor. An ever-evolving, mechanical foe will take everything Supes has, but in this first clip featuring the meeting of the two, Superman may have taken on more than he can handle.

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Movie Issues: Rise of the Guardians

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Movie Issues: Rise of the Guardians

When you were a child and you believed in that magic and fairyfolk, you probably wondered if Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny knew each other. Was there a clubhouse full of folklore, myth and fantasy characters hanging out together? In the animated feature Rise of the Guardians we finally get the answer to that childlike question. Based on the novel series by William Joyce, Rise of the Guardians is where we take our most beloved childhood characters and put them in a fight for our children’s safety against the dark forces that would do them harm. This is the newest release from DreamWorks Animation for the holiday season, and it’s nothing short of sheer wonder, magic and great family enjoyment for all.

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