Blogs and Podcasts Archive for Ben Simon

Freaka-me, freaka-you! Freakazoid!'s back!

We review Freakazoid!: Season 2 on DVD!

Scooby! Samurai Swords! Sin City! Plus Something Wicked, Honey!

Scooby-Doo And The Samurai Sword reviewed, plus a pair of rare James Horner scores on CD, plus new announcements and Sin City on Blu-ray Disc reviewed!

Snoopy! X-Men! The Calgary Expo!

New reviews for Gullver’s Travels, Snoopy’s Reunion and X-Men: Volume 1, plus a report from Canada’s Calgary Comic And Entertainment Expo!

Superman soars! Gulliver sinks! In a double dose of Fleischer fun!

One of Max and Dave Fleischer’s highpoints, their Superman cartoons, are reviewed, and we take a look at the demoralising treatment given to their feature film Gulliver’s Travels, plus comments on the latest Peanuts release.

The Day The Prince And The Pauper Stood Still!

Jeremie interviews The Prince And The Pauper‘s director George Scribner, plus a review of Klaatu Keanu’s latest, The Day The Earth Stood Still!

That Magnificent Ken Annakin!

A tribute to a great director, Ken Annakin, who helped solidify Walt Disney’s move into live-action; plus Bedtime Stories on BD and DVD reviewed.

Encrico Casarosa's Venice Chronicles, plus new reviews!

Jeremie speaks with Enrico Casarosa about The Venice Chronicles, plus Rodney’s reviews on Schoolhouse Rock! Earth and Star Wars: The Clone Wars – A Galaxy Divided.

Big Bird's movie debut bounces back to DVD!

Big Bird is back on DVD as we review the first Sesame Street movie Follow That Bird!

Healing through humor: Paul & The Dragon on DVD

Review and interview featuring Paul & The Dragon, a unique new animated featurette from Holland that helps children suffering with cancer to deal with their situation.

Watching the Watchmen, plus Green Lantern!

Although the Watchmen film ultimately failed to fulfill all the very heavy expectations both fans of the comic book and those coming to the property for the first time might have had, it still offered a sprawling mass of eye candy on an epic scale, and Zack Snyder’s film is an accomplishment, whatever anyone takes […]

Like a Bolt out of the Blu! Plus The Odd Couple!

Bolt reviewed, plus our Pinocchio contest, and a look at Paramount’s new release of the classic live-action comedy The Odd Couple.

Snow White announced, plus weekend update!

Early official word on Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs seven week Blu-ray head start over the standard definition DVD.

Monsters Vs. Aliens vs. Zeta vs. Captain Toontastic?

Monsters Vs. Aliens and The Zeta Project reviewed, plus news on new comic superhero Captain Toontastic!

The real adventures of Jonny Quest and Pinocchio!

Who knew March was going to turn into an absolute blitz for new to DVD and highly anticipated Blu-ray Disc titles? We’re still catching up from earlier in the month, with several reviews for major titles coming up over the next few days, but we have a couple of biggies for you to start the […]

Monsters Vs. Aliens! Smurfs! Plus the WB Archives open up!

Monsters V. Aliens director Conrad Vernon interviewed, plus news on the exciting Warner Archives releases and other new announcements!

Lilo & Stitch's directors speak!

An interview with Lilo & Stitch directors Chris Sanders and Dean De Blois!

Bolt, Lilo, Stitch…plus their creators!

Interviews with Bolt‘s crew, and the first of two celebrating the release of Lilo & Stitch in a two-disc edition DVD!

DC Comics animation goodness, plus director Michel Ocelot!

A whole heap of DC Comics animation reviews and videoclips, plus an interview with Azur & Asmar director Michel Ocelot!

South Park Chihuahua…a new breed? Get Outa Here!

Jeremie speaks to the creators of You’re Outa Here, plus full reviews for Beverly Hills Chihuahua and South Park: Season 12.

Pinocchio and Gulliver, but which one is the big lie…?

A look at Pinocchio, plus a word of warning on Gulliver’s Travels: be afraid…be very afraid…and run, run away!

Yogi! New announcements! And tons of Pinocchio clips!

Hey There, It’s Yogi Bear! reviewed, plus new announcements and sneak peeks at the Pinocchio Platinum!

A Magic Gourd, Chipmunks, Madagascar's Nana and Wonder Woman? It's another packed post!

Well, do please excuse me…but after the excitement of the Academy Awards earlier this week I haven’t been able to find the time to drop in with my usual comments here! But new reviews have been popping up throughout the week: my take on Disney’s first international co-production, China’s The Secret Of The Magic Gourd, […]

And the Oscars go to…the (Slum) dogs!

“Each year I do one DreamWorks movie and I take the money from that to the Oscars and bet it on Pixar!” So said Best Animated Feature presenter Jack Black, cracking up Jeffrey Katzenberg and equaling Steve Martin for one of the two funniest lines of the evening at the 81st Annual Academy Awards, held […]

The Art Of Pixar Shorts, plus last chance for the Oscar Contest!

Added yesterday to the site is Randall’s look at Amid Amidi’s latest animation book, The Art Of Pixar Short Films, a weighty tome that uniquely explores an often overlooked aspect of the CG studio’s output. Covering thirteen of Pixar’s short films from The Adventures Of Wally B. to Lifted, the book very neatly separates them […]

More Tom And Jerry Tales, plus we need your Blu-ray help!

Rodney has jumped in with his latest review, a very enthusiastic one for the most recent collection of episodes from Tom And Jerry Tales Volume Six. I must admit to trying to catch the show as and when I can but haven’t seen too much of it. However I would certainly agree that I’ve been […]

The return of Ariel and the Super Friends!

Reviews of The All-New Super Friends Hour: Season One, Volume Two; and The Little Mermaid II: Return To The Sea.

New twists on Oliver, Poppins, Peanuts and Bugs' Looney Movie!

Oliver & Company, Mary Poppins anniversary editions reviewed, plus new Charlie Brown and Looney Bugs Movie details!

Giveaway winners, plus our Academy Award contest!

Hey all…I’m still battling a cold, but reviews for Oliver & Company and Mary Poppins are on the way. Our recent contests to win copies of Oliver plus other recent Disney releases of Space Buddies and The Secret Of The Magic Gourd have now ended, so check out to see if you won! Yesterday also […]

Polar Bears, WALL-E's BAFTA win, plus the return of our Oscar Contest!

I’m afraid we’ve just a short post today as I attempt to battle off a return bout of a cold that I don’t want to spread back into the flu I just shook off while also trying to finish off our reviews on Oliver & Company and the 45th Anniversary Edition of Mary Poppins. Those […]

Python's Gilliam honored, Gulliver's details, plus new discs!

News on Terry Gilliam’s BAFTA prize, details on the mysterious Gulliver’s Travels, plus a couple of new super-hero disc announcements!