Cartoon Network celebrated is 20th birthday on Monday and has big plans to keep the party going this month. For the next four weekends, the network will have special birthday-themed programming, along with fan voting at cartoonnetwork.com for favorite shows and characters. Winners will be revealed on air the weekend of Nov. 3-4.
I would be a fool not to pick Universal's release of Heroes as the best set coming out on August 28. Luckily I'm not a fool, so my "pick of the week" goes to the HD DVD release of Heroes season 1. I saw the pilot of Heroes at Comic Con last year (the one included on the DVD set), and knew it was going to be a big hit. I tracked down executive producer Jeph Loeb and said, "Jeph, make sure they do a good job on the DVDs!!" Well, Jeph and the folks at Universal came through. The set contains featurettes, interviews, the unaired pilot, deleted scenes...and the HD DVD version includes commentaries, artwork presentations, character connections, and more! One thing that pisses me off is the Best Buy exclusive disc that contains the "Museum of Television and Radio" panel discussion. I HATE when studios create exclusive items for certain retailers, and I don't support the practice.There's another notable release coming next week, also from Universal. The first season of the critically acclai...