Cartoon Network's Toonami Block Canceled

Cartoon Network’s Toonami block has been canceled. Originally broadcasting March 17, 1997, Toonami ends broadcasting September 20, 2008 after a little over eleven years. [Source: Gaijin Side]

AMPAS Featuring Animation this August

From August 8-10, 2008, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences shall feature public events highlighting the art and science of animation. Featured, among other exhibits, The Sound behind the Image II: Now Hear This!, Normand Roger on the Animation Soundtrack, and Frederic Back: A Life’s Drawings. Source: [AWN].

Toon Zone Throwdown Round 3: Top 5 Power Fights

Here at Toon Zone News, we firmly believe that non-violent solutions to Real World problems are the ones that should be actively sought out and implemented. These solutions are harder to do, but if done correctly, they will tend to be more permanent, resulting in less ancillary suffering of innocent bystanders and more long-term happiness […]

New "Dragonball" and "One Piece" Animated Specials Planned

As reported by ANN, a recent issue of Weekly JUMP reveals that Dragonball and One Piece will receive animated specials that will tour Japan as part of a celebration of the anthology’s fortieth birthday. In addition, a third title is likely to receive a special. The English licensing of these specials is as yet undetermined.

The Force---the "Alien Force"---Is With "Ben 10"

For five years Ben Tennyson has been living a normal life. Oh, he still gets to play hero on occasion: When we first catch up to him in Ben 10: Alien Force, he’s scoring an MVP medal by helping his team win a soccer game. There are also hints that he’s started getting attention from […]

CN Upfront 2008: "Ben 10: Race Against Time" Getting Sequel

Cartoon Network is developing a sequel to Ben 10: Race Against Time, the network announced at its 2008 Upfront presentation this morning. The film is still in development with further details to come as released. [Source: Cartoon Network] [Read the full press release]

Updated: Siegel Family Reclaims Share of Superman Copyright

Thanks to a 1976 change in copyright law, the heirs of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel have been able to reclaim a share of the iconic character. The ruling by the United States District Court Central Court of California means that since 1999 the Siegel estate has been a co-owner of Superman with DC Comics, and […]

FUNimation Confirms North American Status of Several GONZO Titles

North American Anime licensing and distributing company FUNimation Entertainment confirmed recently with Anime News Network that they have the North American rights to Studio GONZO titles Mahou Sensei Negima! Haru and Mahou Sensei Negima! Natsu. FUNimation also confirmed the yet unlicensed status of Romeo x Juliet. As previously reported, FUNimation also acts a North American […]

Randall Duk Kim joins 'Dragon Ball' as Gohan

According to his website Korean actor Randall Duk Kim is playing the role of Grandpa Gohan in the live action adaptation of the popular Shônen JUMP Japanese comic Dragon Ball. Readers might remember Kim as being the Key Maker in the Matrix Reloaded, sequel to the popular action film The Matrix. Dragon Ball is due […]

Marsters speaks to TV Guide about 'Dragonball'

In the January 21-28, 2008 issue of TV Guide actor James Marsters (Spike, Buffy/Angel, Brainiac, Smallvile) spoke about his involvement in ‘Dragonball’, a live action adaptation of the Weekly Shonen JUMP title by Akira Toriyama (directed and written by James Wong): “Oh, Dragonball is the coolest television cartoon in the last 50, 000 years. It’s […]

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