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"Wrath of the Ninja Collector’s Series" Edition Scheduled for August Release

by Benon May 31, 2006
“WRATH OF THE NINJA COLLECTOR’S SERIES” EDITION SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST RELEASE Two-Disc Set To Be Priced At Only $24.95 SRP NEW YORK, NY (May 31, 2006)  Central Park Media announced the release of the Wrath of the Ninja Collector’s Series Edition which contains both the Wrath of the Ninja motion picture and the original […]

Ground-Breaking War Epic Draws to a Close with the August Release of Armored Troop…

by Benon May 31, 2006
GROUND-BREAKING WAR EPIC DRAWS TO A CLOSE WITH THE AUGUST RELEASE OF ARMORED TROOPER VOTOMS: GOD PLANET QUENT “VOTOMS DVD Collection” To Be Released At Same Time as Last Story Arc And To Be Housed In Collector’s Ammo Can NEW YORK, NY (May 31, 2006)  Central Park Media announced today that the release of […]

Central Park Setbacks Caused by Musicland Bankruptcy, Managing Director Says

by Benon May 30, 2006
Late last week, reports of extensive layoffs at anime licensor Central Park Media led to speculation that the company was preparing for bankruptcy. Though the company has not yet confirmed or denied the filing rumors, CPM founder and managing director John O’Donnell issued a statement to Toon Zone News with more information about the recent […]

Press Release: Tom Goes to The Mayor Makes Victorious Adult Swim Return June 4

by Benon May 14, 2006
Tom Goes to The Mayor Makes Victorious Adult Swim Return June 4 “Little Show That Could” Does in New Season with Guest Stars Bob Odenkirk, Gary Busey, Judd Hirsch, Sean Hayes, Janeane Garofalo, Robert Loggia and Sir Mix-a-Lot Like Julius Caesar returning from Waterloo in triumph, Tom Goes to The Mayor makes its basic cable […]

Toon Zone Podcast Episode 8: Toonami Special Edition with Sean Akins & Jason DeMarco

by Benon May 10, 2006
Toonami gurus Sean Akins and Jason DeMarco bring the noise and perhaps a bit of the funk to TZ’s editor in chief Ben Applegate, producer Karl Olson, reviews editor William C. Maune and reviewer Chad Bonin (Knux Five). The Absolution captains discuss: The revolution’s new frontier: Toonami Jetstream “Mo’ money, mo’ problems” in IGPX Season […]

Muhammad Depicted in "South Park" Opening Sequence

by Benon April 19, 2006
Comedy Central censored an innocuous image of the Muslim prophet Muhammad from an episode of South Park last week, but it turns out an equally inocuous (though less noticeable) image of the prophet has already been aired in three episodes of the current 10th season of the show, including the censored episode. Muhammad is clearly […]

CLAMP to Attend Seoul Cartoon and Animation Festival

by Benon April 17, 2006
CLAMP will be attend the Seoul Cartoon and Animation Festival at the Seoul Trade Exhibition Center in Seoul, Korea on May 27, according to the festival Web site. Visitors will be able to meet the Japanese manga artists in two sessions, one in the afternoon and one later in the evening.

"Powerpuff Girls Z" Coming to TV Tokyo in July — CORRECTED & UPDATED

by Benon March 25, 2006
Toei Animation’s anime reimagining of Cartoon Network’s Powerpuff Girls, entitled Powerpuff Girls Z, is scheduled to debut in Japan in July, an Aniplex representative at the Tokyo Anime Fair said. The network is not yet confirmed, but will probably be TV Tokyo. The initial order is for about 50 to 52 episodes at 30 minutes […]

TV Movies Form Backbone of New CN Slate, Live Action Downplayed (Updated)

by Benon March 5, 2006
At their upfront presentation in New York this morning, Cartoon Network announced a major new TV-movie initiative, saying 12 straight-to-TV movies were in the works, including both originals and features based on existing series. The most ambitious is a two-hour original live action-animated hybrid film called Re-Animated, created by Adam Pava and Tim Mckeon (both […]

CN Announces New Shows, Renewals at Upfront (Updated)

by Benon March 3, 2006
At the first part of their upfront presentation in New York this morning, Cartoon Network announced their slate of new projects and acquisitions for the coming year. CN offically announced a new original series titled Squirrel Boy, created and produced by Everett Peck, creator of Duckman. In Squirrel Boy, Andy, voiced by Pamela S. Adlon, […]