‘Toon Tuesday: Animal Man and More Super Best Friends Forever

Animal Man - DC Nation

Saturday mornings are old school. Tuesday is all about the ‘toons, and we scour the web to find some of the latest cool toons for you to check out on a Tuesday. Take that establishment.

Another great DC Nation interstitial lineup was seen over the weekend, and the shorts (presented here via Comics Alliance) would be more interesting than anything else if Young Justice wasn’t so darn good. This episode seems to be taking a leaf out of some of the recent comic run of Nightwing, the gang go undercover at Haly’s Circus to uncover wrongdoings. Unlike the blocky CG Green Lantern, and the forthcoming Beware the Batman, the show’s adherence to the Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series) style of art has ensured it remains a classic piece of animation.

The big debut was Animal Man, a wacky animated version of the character that Grant Morrison and Jeff Lemire have been doing amazing things with over the last few years in the DC Comics book. Taking a far more literal interpretation of his powers, this is comedy gold.

Then there was a second installment of Lauren Faust’s Super Best Friends Forever, in which Batgirl tries to negotiate traffic on a scooter. This series deserves a 24-hour a day screening, infused directly into the brain with marshmallows and boxes of kittens.

Finally, as a bonus ‘toon, because we are in Paris this week, we present the trailer for the French animated film, A Cat in Paris (Une Vie de Chat), which opens in the UK this week. Nominated for Best Animated Feature at the Oscars this year, we actually reviewed this all the way back in March 2011, we found it had “right length and has enough charm and whimsy to entertain” but “the storybook quality of the film may put off some of bigger kids”.