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Next Ghibli Feature To Be Announced Dec. 13; Oshii Will Direct Love Story

Nausicaa.net reports on a talk at the Tokyo International Film Festival between Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki and director Mamoru Oshii, in which Suzuki revealed that the studio will announce Dec. 13 the name of the property that will be the basis for the next Ghibli feature. Previously, Suzuki had said that Ghibli was in […]

"Squidbillies" Gots Potential, But Hick Squids Ain't Too Funny Yet

After a few false starts The Squidbillies is finally coming to Cartoon Network. For real. And this really is a show about a paroled ex-con squid named Early, his unattractive mother or wife (it’s not really clear) and his illegitimate son who all live together in northern Georgia. That may sound stupid, and it is. […]

Hit Korean Drama Gets Animated

Korea’s first animated series to be based on a domestic live-action television drama will premiere at the end of this month, the Korea Times reports. The drama on which the series is based, titled Daejanggeum or Jewel in the Palace, was wildly popular across Asia. An estimated 47 percent of the population of Hong Kong […]

Tokyo Kids Signs On for "Guardians of Luna"

Avi Melman of Cybergraphix Animation and Kengo Kimura, CEO of Tokyo Kids, producers of Zoids: Fuzors, announced today that Kimura’s company would become a co-producer of Cybergraphix’s Guardians of Luna, opening up the possibility of a Japanese airing for the series. Luna, announced last year, was created by Melman and written by Michael Reaves (Batman: […]

"Jubei-chan 2" Vol. 1: The Ninja Girl Returns

The original Jubei-chan the Ninja Girl was damned by its title. Every time I saw it being pushed somewhere I assumed it was one the same old corny, pointless magical girl shows. When I finally did see it, I realized how wrong I was. It’s pointless, but in a truly unhinged, hilarious way. So when […]

SICAF 2005 Short Films: The Funny and the Foreboding, the Serious and the Solemn

Toon Zone takes a look at some of the professional short films in competition at this year’s Seventeen 2004 Hisko Hulsing, The Netherlands Hisko Hulsing from the Netherlands directs this surreal depiction of a young man’s nightmare in a working-class Dutch town. The man, who has long hair he’s given to twirling, doesn’t fit in […]

"Pororo to the Cookie Castle" Cutesy Fun, If You're Two

Toon Zone is examining the films screened at this year’s Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival. Pororo to the Cookie Castle is in this year’s feature film competition. (IE only). For more from SICAF, see Toon Zone’s review of the opening film Renart the Fox and of The District!.

"The District!": (Animated) Drugs, Sex, Money and Hip-Hop in Budapest

Toon Zone is examining the films screened at this year’s Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival. The District! is in this year’s feature film competition. Psycho Gypsy grandmas will be the least of your problems by the end of this relentless film. The District! or Nyocker! in its native Hungarian, is as simple as it […]

"Renart the Fox" Tricks His Way Through SICAF

Toon Zone takes a look at the films screening at this year’s Seoul International Film Festival, the largest of its kind in Asia. The poster for Renart, called Le Roman de Renart in the mysterious, faraway land of Europe. The opening film at SICAF this year was a CGI effort based on the seminal French […]

More "Creature Comforts" in September

On September 27, thirteen new short films from Aardman Animation based on Nick Park’s original 1990 short, “Creature Comforts,” will be released on DVD. The films on the one-disc Creature Comforts The Complete First Season set previously aired on Comedy Central in the United States and were nominated for a BAFTA (British Academy of Film […]

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