Saturday, October 13, 2012
From Spinoff Online by Kevin Melrose
Fans of the DC Nation programming block lit up Twitter this morning after discovering that Cartoon Network has unexpectedly pulled Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series from the remainder of its October schedule. New episodes had begun airing just two weeks ago.
Green Lantern producer Giancarlo Volpe explained that, “Apparently Cartoon Network preempted it in celebration of their 20th birthday. Their logic, not mine. I am very disappointed. [...] Preempted means they replaced it (hopefully only temporarily) with How to Train Your Dragon.”
Volpe was just as surprised by the move as everyone else, writing, “I am hoping they’ll be back in two weeks. But nobody knows for sure. ”
Disappointed fans also began peppering the DC Nation Facebook page with criticism, with one person suggesting “Cartoon Network executives” in response to a poll question about “your favorite super-villain.” The network has yet to release an official statement, but when it does, it may have to explain the decision to this face:
“This is my son’s ‘where’s Green Lantern?’ face,” Bryan Lindsey wrote in a Twitter message directed at the network.
DC Nation debuted on Cartoon Network in March, anchored by Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice, and featured well-received animated shorts starring Batman, Teen Titans, Animal Man, Amethyst, Plastic Man and other DC Comics characters. Full-length series Beware the Batman and Teen Titans Go! will join the lineup next year.
UPDATE (1:45 PT): Cartoon Network has announced on Twitter, “Hey #DCNation fans! Have you heard?? DC Nation will return in January with all new episodes!”
It's my honest feeling this will made a lot of DC fans angry, no explanation that makes any sense, Cartoon Netowk may have just shot them selves in the foot big time.
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The video features Stephen Amell explaining the concept to potential viewers, and noting that Arrow is about a more real world-based superhero. Executive producers Andrew Kreisberg, Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim also get in on the action by recapping Oliver Queen’s playboy-turned-hero history, including the time he spent on a deserted island after a shipwreck.
We also get looks at characters Detective Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthrone) and lawyer Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy), the former trying to figure out who Green Arrow is, the latter a one-time love of Queen’s who blames him for her sister dying on the same boat accident that left him on an island for five years. The video also shows off Colin Donnell as Oliver’s party-boy friend with the villainous moniker Tommy Merlyn.
Unlike the comics, Oliver Queen’s family also plays a pretty large role in the series. He has a younger sister Thea (Willa Holland) who seems to be turning into a party-obsessed mini-me of his former self along with his mother Moira (Susanna Thompson) who remarried while Oliver was missing. To protect her returned son Mrs. Queen hires a bodyguard named John Diggle (David Ramsey) to protect him.
The last minute or so of the video focuses on showing off the series’ action moments while also reiterating the point that this hero is mortal, doesn’t have powers and faces very real danger when he dons the green hood.
Arrow premieres on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Zenescope Entertainment and Titmouse Studios are proud to announce the Grimm Fairy Tales the Animated Series screening party event during New York Comic Con weekend in October.
The pilot episode of Zenescope’s and Titmouse’s Grimm Fairy Tales series, which was fully funded through the crowd-funding website Kickstarter, will make its much-anticipated debut at an exclusive event on October 13th in Manhattan. The party will include the main event screening of the pilot and will be preceded by a fairy tale-themed burlesque show performed by the renowned Ink & Paint Burlesque. Check them out @ https://www.facebook.com/inkpaintburlesque
The event is being held at Times Scare @ 669 8th Avenue New York City on Saturday, October 13th, with doors opening at 10pm. After a one hour open bar, the burlesque show will begin at 11pm to be followed by the Grimm Fairy Tales pilot episode.
Tickets for this exclusive event are on sale now but are extremely limited. Tickets are $75 and include one-hour open bar, the Fairy Tale Burlesque show and the main event viewing of the brand new pilot episode. Further, all attendees will receive a signed limited edition art print and a limited edition Grimm Fairy Tales comic book exclusive to the event.
“This screening party will be our first opportunity to show off the animated series so many fans have been waiting for,” said Zenescope’s Marketing Director, Stephen Haberman, “Plus those in attendance are getting open bar, a burlesque show and limited edition gifts. We’re stoked!”
During New York Comic Con there will be a Zenescope panel that will premiere a first look at Zenescope’’s Grimm Fairy Tales the Animated Series. The panel will feature director Jon Schnepp, Grimm Fairy Tales writers and creators Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco, actress Brianna Evigan, and other special guests. Like Zenescope @www.zenescope.com/facebook for more details!
Performance Follows the Release of Their New Album, MONSTER, on Oct. 9
KISS’ Performance Will Be Streamed Live and Available On Demand on CBS.com and VEVO
To celebrate the 50th webcast of CBS Interactive’s award-winning live webcast concert series, LIVE ON LETTERMAN, KISS will bring their spectacular, larger-than-life extravaganza of music to the world famous Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. The concert will be webcast live and available on CBS.com and VEVO, Wednesday, Oct. 10 (8:00 PM, ET/5:00 PM, PT).
KISS, in all their bombastic and unstoppable glory, will perform fan favorites from their treasure-trove of hits along with their recent worldwide #1 smash, “Hell or Hallelujah,” from their new album, Monster, which is set to come out Oct. 9. Showing the band at the top of its game, Monster embodies all that is KISS and the music that first inspired them to pick up their guitars and flame-throwers and don makeup to entertain millions.
Having already broken box office records set by The Beatles and Elvis, KISS celebrates their 40th anniversary in 2013 with more than 28 U.S. gold albums, the most gold records for any American rock band, with 40 million sales in the U.S. and a total exceeding 100 million worldwide. Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, with longtime members guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer, return stronger than ever with their new album.
The LIVE ON LETTERMAN franchise, which has surpassed 130 million views to date on CBS.com and VEVO, marks its 50th webcast with KISS’ performance. Past performances have included some of the most established bands and musicians across the globe, from its first event which featured Pearl Jam, to Paul McCartney on the marquee of the Ed Sullivan Theater, Foo Fighters, Katy Perry, Coldplay, Adele and more, all staged in an intimate and dynamic setting for worldwide followers to enjoy.
Fans can watch KISS’ webcast live or on-demand on CBS.com at http://www.cbs.com/shows/liveonletterman/. Additionally, the show is available live and on-demand through CBS properties, broadcast on select CBS RADIO stations, viewable live on CBS's JumboTron in Times Square, as well as via a live audio stream on Radio.com's mobile applications. The webcasts are also offered on VEVO, the world's leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform, through VEVO.com and its free mobile apps for iPhone, iPad and Android. The on-demand performances areavailable across the entire VEVO platform, including VEVO.com, its mobile apps, mobile website, and syndication partners.
KISS’ LIVE ON LETTERMAN webcast will precede their appearance on the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, which will be broadcast that same evening, Wednesday, Oct. 10 (11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.