Tag Archives: Warner Bros.

Wonder Woman

DC’s live-action news: at long last, a Wonder Woman movie! (Also: Static Shock! Cyborg! Aquaman!)

Last week, DC and Warner Bros. announced its planned slate of live-action film projects through the end of the decade. Among the most surprising news: Wonder Woman’s finally getting a stand-alone movie! The only downside is that they also made clear that this version of Diana will be based on the not-kid-friendly New 52 version, complete with the awful non-feminist “Zeus is my father” origin. (Sigh.) Warner/DC does know that despite their comics’ very narrow, limited target audience and/or wishful thinking, there’ll be tons of kids going…

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“The Flintstones” to get the big-screen treatment (and *not* by Seth MacFarlane)

News came earlier this week that “The Flintstones” will be revived as a (presumably CGI) big-screen animated film. Unlike the earlier proposed “Flintstones” revival that would’ve been spearheaded by Seth MacFarlane of “Family Guy” fame (which fortunately fell through), this film will be co-produced by comedian Will Ferrell. No indication what the film will be like or what its plot will consist of, but it will be animated. This is presumably tied to the recent announcement of a revival of Warner Bros. Animation’s cinematic efforts,…

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A week of media racism, sexism, and homophobia: from superheroes to “Duck Dynasty”

While it’s not all about comics/animation, the previous week’s seen plenty of racist, sexist, and homophobic stuff in the media that I feel’s worth remarking on anyway, especially since I’m tired of repeating myself in various online forums. To wit: Scott Lobdell mistreats fellow comic creator MariNaomi Last week, a comic creator named MariNaomi wrote a blog post about sexist and racist remarks that Scott Lobdell (the same Hemingway who gave us “sexy fun time” Starfire in DC’s New 52 reboot) told her in front…

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Marvel announces a new comic about a Muslim teenaged girl; DC announces a TV show about Hourman

The comic book “Big Two” made two separate announcements today that couldn’t possibly be more different from each other. Marvel Marvel announced a new book coming out early next year about a new Ms. Marvel. (The former Ms. Marvel’s nowadays going by the code-name “Captain Marvel,” per Marvel’s trademark on the term.) The new Ms. Marvel will be one Kamala Khan, a teenage girl who’s Muslim, and tries to balance her new superhero career with her conservative family and religious beliefs. The series will be…

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The return of “Warner Communications?”: Time Warner to spin off Time, Inc.

Some might recall the big merger between Warner Communications (owners of Warner Bros. studios) and Time, Inc. (publishers of “Time,” “Life,” and other magazines) back in the late 80s. After almost 25 years of “matrimony,” it looks like Time Warner is looking to spin off its Time, Inc. side, in the name of pushing its TV/video/motion picture side of things as future money-makers versus, well, print media like “Time.” Despite that Time wasn’t losing money, apparently the “print media is dead” meme, general corporate profit-mindedness,…

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Cartoon collectibles: Wakko Warner toy

This week’s cartoon collectible is another oldie-but-goody, especially for “Animaniacs” fans: a Wakko Warner beanbag toy: I bought Wakko at the Warner Bros. Store back around 2000, when I lived in Indianapolis. It wasn’t long after that that the store (like the whole WB Store chain) shut down, which is a shame, as I liked the WB Store. Also available were beanbag toys of the other “Silver Age” (90s-era) Warner Bros. characters—Yakko, Dot, Pinky and the Brain, etc.—as well as classic characters like Superman, Batman,…

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More Hollywood hijinks: Netflix to delay Warner Bros. DVDs by a month

Warner Bros. and Netflix have reached an agreement of some sort: in exchange for more streaming-video access to its material, Netflix will delay releasing new Warner Bros. videos (DVDs, Blu-ray discs, and apparently even streaming video feeds) by 28 days, enabling Warner Bros. to supposedly boost its new DVD/Blu-ray sales: Warner Bros props up decaying DVD market with Netflix pact Um, yeah. Not sure how this will slow down file-sharing (if anything, imagine such a delay might help *increase* it) or encourage (force) more new…

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Looney Tunes to return to Cartoon Network (not a hoax, dream or imaginary story)!

After looking through online TV guide Zap2It.com, I’ve discovered that after several years’ absence from American TV airwaves, Looney Tunes is finally coming back to Cartoon Network. Not only are we getting a six-hour marathon of the shorts on Sunday, November 15 (from 1 PM to 7 PM EST), but they’re also being aired on a weekday morning slot from 11 AM to noon EST starting Monday, November 16. I have no idea if this is permanent, or just a one-week affair. Still, the return…

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