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Josh Blaylock Talks "G.I. Joe: Dreadnoks Declassified"

by Ed Liuon September 13, 2006
Writer Josh Blaylock has spoken to Comic Book Resources about the upcoming G.I. Joe: Dreadnoks Declassified mini-series coming soon with art by Corey Zayatz and Joe Dodd. The mini-series will focus on the origins of Dreadnok leader Zartan, although more background information will be revealed about his gang of psychotic bikers.

AT&T Launches Broadband TV Service

by Ed Liuon September 13, 2006
AT&T has announced its entry into the Internet video arena with a service that will offer live cable TV channels over broadband Internet connections. Cartoons from ToonWorld TV Classics will be included in the initial channel lineup. The service will cost $20 a month and will be usable on Windows XP SP2 computers with Internet […]

Apple Unveils Movie Download Service; "Cars" Coming Soon

by Ed Liuon September 12, 2006
Apple Computer revealed a long-awaited downloadable digital video service that will sell movies through its iTunes Music Store. Current content will include movies from Walt Disney Company studios, including Disney, Pixar, Touchstone and Miramax, with Pixar’s Cars to be available soon. Resolution of the video files will be 640×480, in “Dolby Surround” sound according to […]

LA Times on Sony's "Open Season" Risks

by Ed Liuon September 12, 2006
The Los Angeles Times examines Sony Pictures Entertainment’s upcoming CGI animated film Open Season (free registration required), and the significant gamble that the studio is taking on entering the increasingly crowded computer-animated movie market. Sony has committed to a four-movie deal, with Open Season being the first film to see screens. The entire article covers […]

NY Times on Original Animated Cellphone Comedy

by Ed Liuon September 12, 2006
The New York Times looks at Lil’ Bush, a new comedic animated series that is currently only available on Amp’d Mobile for viewing on the company’s cell phones (registration required). Cary has written for Late Show with David Letterman and The Simpsons, but Lil’ Bush (a “raunchy cartoon…concerning the adventures of a grade-school version of […]

Bandai Provides Anime to Amazon's Unbox Service

by Ed Liuon September 12, 2006
Bandai will be providing anime content for Amazon.com’s newly unveiled “Unbox” service, which provides high-quality downloadable video content over broadband connections. Among the titles to be available from Unbox are Eureka SeveN, Escaflowne, Witch Hunter Robin, and several Mobile Suit Gundam titles. Launched on Thursday, September 7, Amazon’s Unbox service already includes a variety of […]

STAS 10th: Monkeys, Shock Jocks, and Supergirl - Evan Dorkin & Sarah Dyer

by Ed Liuon September 5, 2006
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. Evan Dorkin and Sarah Dyer have accumulated an extensive pedigree in the […]

"The Tick vs. Season One": Mighty DVD Justice!

by Ed Liuon August 31, 2006
In 1994, Ben Edlund teamed up with Fox Kids to bring The Tick to Saturday morning kid’s animation. Based on his comic book of the same name, The Tick focused on a 7-foot-tall, 300-pound, nigh-invulnerable, and endearingly dense arachnid superhero who fought crime. Along for the ride was his sidekick, Arthur, whose moth suit enabled […]

"Avatar: Secret of the Fire Nation" Special Theatrical Screenings on Sept. 9

by Ed Liuon August 29, 2006
As part of a cross-marketing promotion between Nickelodeon, Burger King, and Upper Deck, Avatar: Secret of the Fire Nation will get special theatrical screenings in nine theaters nationwide. The “movie,” which consists of two episodes of the Avatar TV show, will debut on Nickelodeon on September 15, 2006; the theatrical releases will be on September […]

Producer Eric Rollman on F4 and Marvel DVD Movies

by Ed Liuon August 29, 2006
Newsarama.com’s Animated Shorts column has interviewed Marvel Animation Supervising Producer Eric Rollman about current and upcoming Marvel Animated programming, such as the Ultimate Avengers direct-to-DVD movies, the Iron Man and Dr. Strange movies, and the new Fantastic 4 animated series.