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VIZ Announces "Naruto," Bleach", "Pokemon" and "Hunter X Hunter" Titles for August

by Eileen Cruzon June 18, 2009
VIZ Media will release box sets of Naruto, Hunter X Hunter, the latest Bleach volume, and four new Pokémon DVDs in August. Naruto Uncut Box Set Vol. 15 Special Edition will include a collectible Mininja Gaara Figurine (5 of 6) and playing cards 37-45 ($69.97). It will be released on August 25. Hunter X Hunter […]

Toon Zone Presents: Aniboom/Fox Holiday Animation Challenge Promo

by Eileen Cruzon June 3, 2009
Toon Zone is proud to host the Aniboom/Fox Holiday Animation Challenge promotional video. Fox and Aniboom are offering cash prizes for holiday-inspired animated short films, and will give the winner a development deal with the network that could lead to the show joining the Fox lineup. The deadline for submissions is at 11:59PM PT on […]

Pixar Delivers Another "Up"-Lifting Movie Experience

by Eileen Cruzon June 2, 2009
Pixar has a history of delivering movies that have a solid story to go along with their equally solid visuals. With every film the studio puts out comes an expectation—and for some people perhaps even a desire—to see them fail. They’ll have to keep on waiting. Up provides that same level of visual quality, and […]

Tom Jones' New Music Video Comes in Classic Animated Flavor

by Eileen Cruzon May 5, 2009
The music video for Tom Jones’ single Give a Little Love is out and available for viewing. In it, we follow an animated Jones as he makes his way from his home to the big show. All the while, while the city comes to life around him as an homage to the shorts of the […]

The Independent Profiles Hayao Miyazaki

by Eileen Cruzon May 3, 2009
UK newspaper, The Independent, speaks with Hayao Miyazaki, long-time collaborator, Toshio Suzuki and Studio Ghibli president, Koji Hoshino. The profile touches on Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, Miyazaki’s lifelong struggle to interpret the world of children, his obsession while working on a project and his immediate sentimental detachment upon completion, his dislike of […]

"The Fairly Oddparents: Wishology" Works Well Enough

by Eileen Cruzon May 1, 2009
The Fairly Oddparents: Wishology is a rare treat. It’s quite uncommon in that it’s animated, a comedy, over two hours long, and manages to remain largely fresh the entire time. The first episode of this three-part story arc aired Friday night, with the second airing on Saturday and the third on Sunday. Wishology begins with […]

Live-Action "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" Episode to Air Late May

by Eileen Cruzon April 30, 2009
This season of Aqua Teen Hunger Force will end with a live-action episode. Rapper T-Pain will star as Frylock. Jon Benjamin will play Master Shake. Carl’s role will be filled by Dave Long Jr., first-time television actor and winner of the Burger King sponsored casting call which took place late in 2008. The episode is […]

The Kuwait Times Profiles "Freej" Creator

by Eileen Cruzon April 30, 2009
The Kuwait Times profiles Mohammed Saeed Harib, creator of the Arab animated cartoon series, Freej. The article touches on his school days, the evolution of the Freej’s main characters and his journey in bringing the cartoon to television in 2006. Freej follows the adventures of four older women, living in a secluded traditional neighborhood on […]

China Int'l Cartoon and Animation Festival Updates

by Eileen Cruzon April 30, 2009
The 5th China International Cartoon and Animation Festival (CICAF) is currently taking place in Hangzhou, capital of the Zhejiang province, and will run through May 3rd. The big winners of the Monkey King Awards were Dreamworks’ Kung Fu Panda and a revival of the 1987 television series, The Calabash Brothers which received the festival’s top […]

Newsarama Speaks with Craig McCracken on the End of "Foster's"

by Eileen Cruzon April 30, 2009
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts interviews the creator of Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends, Craig McCracken. McCracken touches on the struggle to keep the show original, his personal attachment to Foster’s, Cartoonstitute, and his plans for the future.