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JLU #20 Preview On-Line

A 4-page preview of Justice League Unlimited #20 is available at Mile High Comics. The issue is written by Paul Storrie with art by Rick Burchett and a cover by Ty Templeton, and introduces Mary Marvel into the DC Animated Universe. The issue will be available on comic book stands on April 5. Other previews […]

Animation Magazine Covers "Negadon"

Animation Magazine‘s April 2006 issue has a feature article about Negadon: The Monster from Mars, which is available in full at the Negadon website. The feature film uses innovative CGI-animation techniques to simulate classic kaiju “rubber-suit monster” movies from the 1970′s. Negadon is scheduled for theatrical release in the U.S. in the spring of 2006, […]

More Ghibli Screenings on TCM in May

Nausicaa.net is reporting more airings of Studio Ghibli animated films on Turner Classic Movies throughout the month of May: Castle in the Sky (Friday, May 5, 2:00 AM) Porco Rosso (Friday, May 5, 4:15 AM) Princess Mononoke (Friday, May 12, 2:00 AM) My Neighbor Totoro (Friday, May 12, 4:30 AM) Whisper of the Heart (Friday, […]

NY Children's Film Festival Goes Monthly and Maybe National

An article in the New York Times covers the decision to make the New York International Children’s Film Festival a monthly event instead of an annual one (registration required, see previous Toon Zone News coverage). Future plans may involve going nationwide. Founder Eric Beckman aims to show films he describes as “art house for kids,” […]

Vito DelSante on Writing for "Scooby Doo," "Batman Adventures"

Writer Vito DelSante has been interviewed by Comicon.com’s PULSE News about his career writing comics, which has included a backup feature in Batman Adventures and a regular assignment on DC’s Scooby Doo comics. The interview covers how he broke into the business, the unusual reaction he had when he was paid for his Batman Adventures […]

Adam Beechen Talks "Robin" and Future Projects

Writer Adam Beechen has spoken to Comicon.com’s PULSE News about his takeover of DC’s monthly Robin comic book. In the interview, Beechen discusses his plans for the Boy Wonder in the wake of DC’s “One Year Later” event and the differences between writing Robin and the Justice League Unlimited tie-in comic book. In discussing his […]

"Chicken Little" Director and Producer Leave Disney

The website o-meon.com is reporting that Mark Dindal and Randy Fullmer have left Walt Disney Feature Animation, with yesterday (March 29) being their last day at the company. Dindal and Fullmer were the director and producer, respectively, of The Emperor’s New Groove and Chicken Little. Both stated that the decision to leave Walt Disney was […]

SAG Voice Actors Get 20% Boost in Rerun Pay

The Screen Actors Guild stands ready to hand a 20% pay raise to voice actors when their animated TV shows are rebroadcast (free registration required). If the proposed deal is approved by the union’s board, the increase in residual payments will be retroactive to January 1 and be in effect through June 30, 2008.

McDuffie to Take Marvel Characters "Beyond"

Newsarama.com has posted a feature article about Beyond!, a six-issue limited series from Marvel Comics beginning in June, written by Dwayne McDuffie with artwork by Scott Kolins. The series will set Spider-Man and a pack of Marvel’s minor characters on a strange and hostile alien world, where they must either work together to survive or […]

Mort Walker's Cartoon Museum Continues Raising Funds

An article by the Associated Press chronicles the path charted by the National Cartoon Museum to open in Manhattan’s Empire State Building. Founded by Mort Walker, creator of the Beetle Bailey comic strip, the museum has raised about $3 million of the $8 million target set by the museum organizers. The museum will eventually house […]

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