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NYCC: News Roundup (updated March 3, 2006)

The inaugural New York Comic-Con has come and gone, leaving some incredibly mixed reactions in its wake. Just in case you’ve missed any of our coverage of the New York Comic-Con, Toon Zone news wraps up our coverage here: NYCC: Heard on the Show Floor NYCC: The One-Minute Interview Part 1 – Companies NYCC: The […]

McGruder Takes Hiatus from "Boondocks" Comic Strip

Media outlets are reporting that Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder is taking a six-month sabbatical from writing the comic strip. The last daily strip will run on March 20, and the last Sunday strip will run on March 26. (via Tom Spurgeon’s Comics Reporter)

NYCC: Costume Photo Gallery

Everybody wants to see the photo galleries from the bigger comic and anime conventions, and everybody always goes straight for the people in costumes. This gallery has the cosplayers, booth models, and cool looking people that Toon Zone News managed to photograph at the New York Comic-Con. Click on each thumbnail to get a bigger […]

Disney Needs Spies

The Walt Disney Company has just placed a job posting seeking an “Intelligence Analyst” to anticipate and assess threats to the company, its guests, or its assets. While humorous on the surface, the posting is quite serious, involving contact with the Department of Homeland Security as a daily job responsibility and requiring 4-6 years of […]

New "Sonic the Hedgehog" Comic Team Speaks

Ian Flynn, Tracy Yardley, and editor Mike Pellerito have spoken to Newsarama about their run on Archie Comics’ Sonic the Hedgehog licensed comic book title. Flynn and Yardley will take over the title with the departure of longtime contributor Ken Penders.

John K. Seeks Feedback for "He-Hog the Atomic Pig"

On his new weblog, Ren and Stimpy creator John Kricfalusi is seeking feedback for He-Hog the Atomic Pig, a new superhero with x-ray nipples and atomic smoothocity (so that pants won’t stick to him).

"Defenders of the Earth" Coming to DVD

The 1980′s animated TV show Defenders of the Earth will be coming to DVD “soon,” according to representatives from BCI. The series, produced by Marvel Entertainment, teamed Flash Gordon, the Phantom, Mandrake the Magician, and Lothar against Ming the Merciless. No further details, such as release dates or extras, are available at this time. (via […]

NYCC: The One-Minute Interview Part 2 - People

This is the second of Toon Zone News’ “One-Minute Interviews” from the New York Comic-Con, where we asked a bunch of different individuals at the con the same three questions and print all the answers together. As with yesterday’s One-Minute Interviews, subjects are in alphabetical order by first name. Click on the thumbnails to get […]

Miyazaki Coming to Toonami; Free "Totoro" in Dallas Mar 4

Nausicaa.net is reporting that Toonami will air a month’s worth of Hayao Miyazaki films to celebrate their 9th anniversary on the air. The films will begin on Saturday, March 18th. Edits and language soundtracks are not known at this time. Nausicaa.net is also reporting that there will be a free screening of My Neighbor Totoro […]

Don Knotts 1924 - 2006

Beloved actor Don Knotts passed away on Friday, February 24, at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 81 (free registration required). Knotts was best known for his role as Deputy Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show, but he performed in a number of voice roles over the years, ranging from The […]

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