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South Park Season 11 Starts March 7; Downloads from iTunes March 13

by Ed Liuon March 2, 2007
A press release from Comedy Central states that the 11th season of South Park will begin on Wednesday, March 7, at 10:00 PM Eastern/Pacific time. The release states that the seven all-new episodes will include a parody of Fox’s 24 and a visit by Senator Hilary Clinton (D-NY). The press release also notes that the […]

Museum of Modern Art Opens "Comic Abstraction: Image-Breaking, Image-Making"

by Ed Liuon March 2, 2007
This weekend, New York’s Museum of Modern Art will open a new exhibition titled “Comic Abstraction: Image-Breaking, Image-Making” to focus on artists who use the lexicon of comics and animation to produce new, experimental works of art. The exhibit will run from March 4 to June 11, 2007.

Eric Beckman on NY International Children’s Film Festival

by Ed Liuon March 2, 2007
The New York Times has published a feature article about Eric Beckman, co-director of the New York International Children’s Film Festival (registration required). Beckman describes the broad selection of children’s films offered by the festival, describing the film festival’s offerings as bouillabaisse or sashimi while, “Hollywood just keeps on serving chicken fingers.”

Writer Steve Murphy on "TMNT" Comic Book Tie-ins

by Ed Liuon February 28, 2007
Writer Steve Murphy was interviewed by Newsarama at last weekend’s New York Comic Con about the upcoming tie-in comic books for the TMNT CGI animated movie, which will return the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to the big screen in March. Murphy discusses the 4 “prequel” comics — one for each turtle — and the 64-page […]

Walker Edmiston, Keebler Elf and Ludwig Von Drake, 1926 – 2007

by Ed Liuon February 28, 2007
Veteran voice actor Walker Edmiston passed away on February 15, 2007 at the age of 81, due to complications from cancer (free registration required). Edmiston was a veteran voice actor for both television puppet shows and animation, working on shows such as Time for Beany, H.R. Pufnstuf, Land of the Lost, Spider-Man, Smurfs, Transformers, and […]

Judy Jetson’s Voice Actor on Shokus Internet Radio on Feb 28

by Ed Liuon February 28, 2007
Janet Waldo, the voice actress who plays the voice of space-age teenager Judy Jetson, will be this week’s guest on Shokus Internet Radio tonight, February 28, 2007, at 4-6 PM Pacific Time (7-9 PM Eastern). Waldo has also provided the voice for Penelope Pitstop, Princess on Battle of the Planets, Josie (of the Pussycats), and […]

NYCC: Toon Zone News Interviews Stan Lee on "Mosaic" and "Condor"

by Ed Liuon February 27, 2007
Stan Lee is a man who needs no introduction. To the general public, his name is synonymous with comics, and his frequent cameos in movies and voice-over work in Marvel Comics animation may make him the most recognizable personality in the comic book industry. I can say that the experience of interviewing Stan Lee is […]

NYCC: Toon Zone News Interviews Tad Stones & Mike Mignola on "Hellboy: Blood & Iron"

by Ed Liuon February 27, 2007
In 1993, a promotional comic book made for the San Diego Comic Con by Dark Horse Comics introduced a giant spawn of the supernatural fighting to keep the monsters in the world at bay. Created by Mike Mignola, Hellboy soon became a fan-favorite comic book character, becoming one of the pillar characters for Dark Horse […]

NYCC: Jeff Smith Reads "Bone" and "Shazam!"

by Ed Liuon February 26, 2007
Tucked away in Sunday’s afternoon panels at the New York Comic Con was a rare treat for comic book fans of all ages: a panel hosted by Cartoon Books’ Jeff Smith titled, “Bone Reading.” As it turns out, it almost seemed that Smith himself wasn’t quite sure what that meant, since he admitted to the […]

NYCC: Slave Labor Graphics’ Dan Vado Talks Disney Licensed Comics

by Ed Liuon February 26, 2007
On the first day of this weekend’s New York Comic Con, Toon Zone News managed to catch up briefly with Slave Labor Graphics founder, President, and Publisher Dan Vado about his licensed Disney comics based on Gargoyles, Alice in Wonderland, Tron, and the Haunted Mansion live-action movie. Vado had recently commented in his weblog that […]