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Star Wars Rebels: Season Two Preview Trailer (April 18, 2015) by Robert T. Trate
It looks as if we will be getting answers to a lot of our Clone Wars questions. Those answers will arrive in the second season of Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels. Did all the Clones follow Order 66? What happened to Ahsoka? It appears that Gregor made ...

JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS & MONSTERS Trailer (April 16, 2015) by Robert T. Trate
If you picked up Batman vs Robin you caught Warner Brothers' “First Look” at Justice League: Gods & Monsters. It was a great tease and had the one thing to make any animation fan go crazy, Bruce Timm! The creator of Batman: The Animated Se...

Batman vs. Robin Blu-ray Review (April 12, 2015) by Kimberly McCall
Whenever Warner Brothers and DC Comics release anything animated, you have to pay attention. This is thanks mostly to Bruce Timm and Batman: The Animated Series (1992). These wonderfully told tales started it all and spawned a franchise of not only wildly...

Big Hero 6 Blu-ray Review (February 23, 2015) by Robert T. Trate
When Disney announced that the Marvel characters from “Big Hero Six” were getting the movie treatment, even the deepest of Marvel aficionados went searching their character guides. Who are the Big Hero Six? The point is almost irrelevant as th...

Goodbye Maniacs (February 15, 2015) by Mania Staff
As you know, we have not posted any new news in over two weeks. Our parent company, Demand Media, decided to officially close our doors on March 31st*. Why do reviews keep appearing? We (our writers) have commitments to the companies that supply us with t...

Blu-ray Shopping Bag: 101 Dalmatians Diamond Edition (February 03, 2015) by Robert T. Trate
All right, Maniacs, you are probably wondering why I picked the 101 Dalmatians Diamond Edition Blu-ray this week over say, Dracula Untold. Well, to start, I already reviewed Dracula Untold back in October (see review). I thought I would give the late, gre...

TALES FROM EARTHSEA Blu-ray Review (January 31, 2015) by Kimberly McCall
There are those who will never give a film a chance because they run for the hills at the thought of the Anime genre. I must admit that I am not fan, either.  That being said, I have seen enough animated films released by Studio Ghibli to know that i...

Star Wars Rebels Clip: Caught by Kallus (January 27, 2015) by Robert T. Trate
Disney and Lucasfilm have released a new clip from the next episode of Star Wars Rebels titled "Vision of Hope". In the clip below we see not only Ezra (Taylor Gray) and Kanan (Freddie Prinze Jr.) ready for battle, but the return of Senator Gall...

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis Blu-Ray Review (January 26, 2015) by Tim Janson
In the immortal words of Doctor Raj Koothrappali, “Aquaman Sucks!”  Justice League: Throne of Atlantis is the latest DC Comics animated production to hit home video.  It seems that Warner Bros. is alternating the releases between cla...

NEW Justice League: Throne of Atlantis CLIP (January 24, 2015) by Robert T. Trate
Warner Brothers has released a new clip from next week’s Justice League: Throne of Atlantis. The clip finds Shazam, The Flash, and Batman with a problem they have no resolution for. Enjoy! Synopsis: In Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Cyborg...

Lego Scooby-Doo Toys Announced (January 23, 2015) by Robert T. Trate
Zoinks and Jinkies! The Lego Group has announced that they will be releasing toys based on the popular cartoon series Scooby-Doo. Images of the first run of Legos appeared in USA Today (see below). Check out the press release for all the details, the new ...

Strange Magic: Making of Featurette (January 22, 2015) by Robert T. Trate
Touchstone Pictures has just released a new  “Making of Strange Magic” featurette for STRANGE MAGIC. The film, with a story by George Lucas (Star Wars), arrives in theaters Friday the 23rd. Synopsis: “Strange Magic,” a ne...

Batman vs. Robin Blu-ray Details! (January 20, 2015) by Robert T. Trate
Warner Brothers has officially announced their an all-new DC Universe original movie, Batman vs. Robin. The trailer debuted earlier this week, posted again below, now Warner has released all the special features and box art. Check them out below.  Ba...

Star Wars Rebels: Idiot's Array Review (January 20, 2015) by Robert T. Trate
After Zeb (Steve Blum) loses Chopper in a game of Sabacc, Kanan (Freddie Prinze Jr.) is forced to cut a deal with a smuggler named Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams) to get him back.This week’s episode of Star Wars Rebels, titled “Idiots Array&rd...

The Boxtrolls Blu-ray Review (January 19, 2015) by Kimberly McCall
It’s January and the weather has gone from holiday cheerful to cold and gray. Luckily, The Boxtrolls arrives on DVD and Blu-ray this week to add some color and fun back into an otherwise dull winter. So grab a nice cup of hot cocoa and cozy up.Based...

Batman Vs. Robin Trailer (January 18, 2015) by Robert T. Trate
IGN released an exclusive first trailer for Warner Brothers’ Batman Vs. Robin. The next DC Universe animated feature is directed by Jay Oilva (The Dark Knight Returns). Batman Vs. Robin will have its world premiere at WonderCon 2015 in April. A...

FIRST LOOK: KANAN THE PADAWAN (January 17, 2015) by Robert T. Trate
Order 66 was the darkest of days in the Star Wars universe. Yet not all the Jedi fell that day and even a few Padawans escaped Darth Vader’s wrath. The story of Kanan on Star Wars Rebels is the tale of Jedi who never completed his training. The TV s...

LEGO DC Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League CLIP (January 16, 2015) by Robert T. Trate
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has unveiled its latest LEGO/DC animated clip (bottom). Check out Bizarro’s first encounter with the people of Metropolis. The other big news is that Warner Brothers plans on hosting a special screening of the film ne...

The Simpsons Coming Soon to Minecraft (January 15, 2015) by Robert T. Trate
No, this isn’t the next couch gag on The Simpsons. In fact, The Simpsons will now be arriving on the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One for the uber popular game Minecraft. Check out out the press release and images below.  Press Release: Minecraft...

Thunderbirds Are Go: Introducing The Tracy Brothers (January 15, 2015) by Robert T. Trate
Thunderbirds Are Go! have released the first picture of the Tracy Brothers. The animation is coming out of the Weta Workshop. Check out the first teaser trailer HERE on Mania.com. Synopsis: Remake of the hit 1960's television show. In the 21st centur...

Batman Vs. Robin Voice Cast Announced (January 14, 2015) by Robert T. Trate
Warner Brothers Home Entertainment has released the cast list for the next animated DC Universe film. It seems as if Warner Brothers is building a new animated Universe and keeping the voice of Batman and Robin the same as the actors from Son of Batman. S...

Strange Magic CLIP - Sugar Plum Fairy (January 14, 2015) by Robert T. Trate
A new clip has surfaced for George Lucas’ Strange Magic. This clip does not feature any of the pop songs, however, it looks as if it will be one for the little kids. Are you willing to take the gamble Maniacs? Synopsis: “Strange Magic,&rd...

Star Wars Rebels: Scoundrel School with Billy Dee Williams (January 13, 2015) by Robert T. Trate
James Earl Jones, Frank Oz and now the coolest of the cool Billy Dee Williams will make his appearance on Star Wars Rebels. Check out StarWars.com’s 1:1 interview with Billy Dee Williams on his return to the Star Wars Universe. .  Press Release...

NEW Justice League: Throne of Atlantis Clips and Images (January 10, 2015) by Robert T. Trate
Warner Brothers Home Entertainment has released two new clips from Justice League: Throne of Atlantis. In the bottom clip we see Hal Jordan (Nathan Fillion) getting a visit from an old friend at a very inopportune time.The top clip features Cyborg (v...

Scarlett Johansson for Ghost in the Shell (January 07, 2015) by Robert T. Trate
Was it her role in Lucy or three times as Marvel’s Black Widow that revealed to the world that Scarlett Johansson is an action star? Her true test may very well be breathing life into Masamune Shirow's classic character in Ghost in the Shell. The li...