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"Over the Hedge" Comic Collections Get Re-Release

Editor and Publisher is reporting that the first three Over the Hedge books are to be re-issued to tie-in to the upcoming CGI-animated feature film. The film, based on the daily comic strip by Michael Fry and T. Lewis, will be released by DreamWorks on May 19, with voices provided by Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling, […]

NY Times Covers Tokyo International Anime Fair

The New York Times has coverage of the Tokyo International Anime Fair (registration required). The article focuses mostly on the experiences of anime writer Dai Sato (Cowboy Bebop and Eureka seveN) at the fair, although brief digressions cover cosplay, the hardcore American otaku who traveled to Tokyo for the fair, and some provocative comments by […]

Comicon.com's PULSE Covers New Japanese Anime

Jen Bomford has published a column at Comicon.com’s PULSE News covering new anime TV shows debuting this season in Japan. The shows she highlights are Gintama (debuting April 4), a new Shonen Jump series set in a quasi-Meiji Era Japan populated by aliens and strange beings; Nana (debuting April 5), based on a popular manga […]

Evan Dorkin Working on Pilot for Adult Swim

Evan Dorkin, creator of the Milk & Cheese comic book and the animated Welcome to Eltingville, has confirmed that he and his wife Sarah Dyer are working on Tyrone’s Inferno, a pilot episode for Adult Swim. The same blog entry provided some details on upcoming comic book work and more anime rewrites for FUNimation. (via […]

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 […]

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