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"Gnomeo & Juliet" to Move to Miramax

Elton John has reportedly taken his Gnomeo & Juliet animated feature film project from Disney to Miramax Films. Reports within Disney stated that the film was cancelled at the end of last month by incoming Disney executives John Lasseter and Ed Catmull (see Toon Zone’s earlier coverage). The film was described by John as “an […]

CN Posts "Justice League Unlimited" Video Clip

Cartoon Network has posted a video clip from “Far From Home,” the newest episode of Justice League Unlimited airing this Saturday, April 15, at 10:30 PM (ET). The clip depicts a meeting between Leaguers and the guest stars of the episode, and is available in Windows Media format. (via Hannibal Tabu’s Comic Reel)

Ghibli Posts Flash "Earthsea" Trailer

Nausicaa.net is reporting that Studio Ghibli has posted a trailer on their website for Tales from Earthsea, the new film directed by Goro Miyazaki currently scheduled for release in July 2006. The trailer is in Flash format.

Ambiguously Gay Duo to Host SNL Spotlight on Smiegel Cartoons

A press release states that NBC’s Saturday Night Live will be broadcasting a “best of” compilation of Robert Smigel’s Saturday TV Funhouse animated shorts on April 29, 2006, from 11:30 PM to 1:30 AM (ET). The show will be hosted by the Ambiguously Gay Duo (voice acted by Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell), who will […]

Jackson Publick Posts Preview Images of "The Venture Bros"

Jackson Publick, writer, director, and voice actor for The Venture Brothers, has posted several preview images for the next season of the show on his LiveJournal. The journal entry also provides information on the progress of the new season. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat weblog)

"Negadon" Comes to New York from May 12-18

According to Central Park Media, Negadon: The Monster From Mars has been booked for a limited theatrical run from May 12-18 at the ImaginAsian Theater in New York City. The movie, which uses groundbreaking CGI animation techniques to pay homage to classic Japanese monster movies, will be part of a triple-feature along with Kakurenbo: Hide […]

Anime Festival Orlando 7 to Host Fan Film Contest and AFOscars

The Anime Festival Orlando (AFO) has announced that it will host its first Fan Film Contest at the Anime Festival Orlando 7. The best of the fan films will be recognized at the AFOscars, an awards ceremony modeled after the Academy Awards. AFO7 will be held at the Wyndam Orlando Resort from July 28-30. More […]

"Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" to Debut on May 5

A press release from the Walt Disney Company has announced that Mickey Mouse Clubhouse will debut on Friday, May 5. The show will be “the first Mickey Mouse series created specifically for preschoolers,” and will also be the first TV show to use CGI to animate Disney’s “Sensational Six” (Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Goofy, […]

Winnie the Pooh Gets Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Winnie the Pooh received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, April 11, in commemoration of the famous bear’s 80th anniversary. The awarding of the star is part of Disney’s 18-month long jamboree celebrating Pooh’s anniversary. The day also marked the release of 1997′s Pooh’s Grand Adventure – The Search for Christopher […]

Royal Armories Explains Samurai Armor with Usagi Yojimbo

The Royal Armories in Leeds has made their educational trail on samurai clothing and armour available on their website, with Stan Sakai’s cartoon and comic book character Usagi Yojimbo assisting in modeling and narration. The trail and the use of Sakai’s rabbit ronin are part of the museum’s “learning through literacy” Easter Trail. (via Usagi […]

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