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Mako 1933 - 2006

Veteran Japanese-American actor Mako (Makoto Iwamatsu) passed away on Friday, July 21, 2006, from esophageal cancer at his home in Ventura County, CA. He was 72 years old. In addition to his groundbreaking work as an Asian-American actor in Hollywood, Mako lent his distinctive raspy voice to such characters as Aku on Samurai Jack and […]

"Codename Kids Next Door" Feature-Length Movie Coming in August

Cartoon Network has issued a press release announcing Codename Kids Next Door: OPERATION Z.E.R.O., a 90-minute extravaganza that promises to reveal the origins of the Kids Next Door world-wide organization. The movie will debut on Friday, August 11, 2006, at 7:30 PM. As a lead-in feature, a Top Ten Villian Countdown will begin on Monday, […]

ADV Announces September 5 DVDs: Jinki, Ugly Yet Beautiful, UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie

ADV Films has released a list of DVDs scheduled for release on September 5, including Jinki: Extend 01, the first volume of a series that blends “giant robot action and soap opera intrigue”; This Ugly Yet Beautiful World: Eye of the Beholder, the second volume in the acclaimed anime from Studio Gainax; and UFO Ultramaiden […]

Rainmaker Acquires Mainframe

The Hollywood Reporter is stating that Vancouver-based visual effects house Rainmaker is acquiring Mainframe Entertainment, which specializes in CG animation. The acquisition is expected to close July 31, and will be billed as producing the largest animation and visual effects studio in Canada.

Press Release: Codename Kids Next Door Feature-Length Movie Debuts Aug 11

One Hour Not Enough to Contain the Sooper Gihoogic Codename Kids Next Door: Operation Z.E.R.O Hit series’ first long-form bows August 11 Top 10 Villain Countdown ignites the action beginning July 31 New Operation Z.E.R.O game, Outnumbuh’d, launches August 7 Cartoon Network’s sooper-secret, international alliance of five eager yet bumbling 10-year-olds, the Kids Next Door, […]

Press Release: ADV ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER 5 RELEASES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ADV ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER 5 RELEASES HOUSTON, July 19, 2006 — ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce three exciting new titles set to hit the streets on September 5, including the first volume of Jinki: Extend, the second volume of This Ugly Yet Beautiful […]

"Last Unicorn" Graphic Novel Contract Mutually Terminated

Toon Zone News has received statements from representatives of both Peter S. Beagle and Scholastic confirming that early reports of a graphic novel adaptation of Peter S. Beagle’s The Last Unicorn were premature, and that the contract between Beagle and Scholastic has been mutually terminated due to creative differences. The adaptation was originally to have […]

J. Torres on New "Ninja Scroll" Comics

Writer J. Torres (Teen Titans Go!, Love as a Foreign Language) has spoken briefly to Newsarama.com about his new Ninja Scroll comic book, and more at length at Comic Book resources about the comic and his artistic collaborator, Hong Kong-based artist Michael Chang. Based on the hit 1993 anime movie, the comic book will be […]

STAS 10th: Understanding Superman Adventures with Scott McCloud

To commemorate the impending 10th anniversary of Superman the Animated Series, Toon Zone News and the World’s Finest Online have teamed up for an interview series with an assortment of people associated with the show or the tie-in Superman Adventures comic book series. Scott McCloud has been involved in writing and drawing comics for more […]

"Defenders of the Earth" to DVD on October 10

Navarre’s BCI has announced a street date of October 10 for the 5-disc set of Defenders of the Earth: Season One, which unites Flash Gordon, the Phantom, and Mandrake the Magician against the threat of Ming the Merciless. The release will contain 33 episodes and retail for $39.98. Read the full press release here, with […]

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