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NY Artexpo Animation Pavilion at Javits This Weekend

An item in the New York Times Arts section notes the gathering of animation industry luminaries at this weekend’s Artexpo (registration required). Artexpo’s Animation Pavilion will host artists Bill Melendez (Peanuts) and Dick Duerrstein (Looney Tunes). Other events include the unveiling of a Dr. Seuss statue, an auction by the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity […]

FUNimation Announces Details on Anime Theatrical Releases

FUNimation Entertainment has announced details and release dates for their theatrical release program (mentioned in our New York Comic-Con report). FUNimation Films will be teaming with the Bigger Picture to bring Japanese anime to movie houses, beginning on March 17 with screenings of Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler followed by the premiere of […]

NY International Children's Film Festival to Go Monthly

The closing paragraph of Steve Fritz’s “Animated Shorts” column at Newsarama.com is reporting that the New York International Children’s Film Festival will screen new movies monthly, rather than on their prior annual schedule, starting on March 11. The inaugural movies will be Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbor Totoro, followed by Nausicaa of the Valley of the […]

"G.I. Joe vs. Transformers" Comic Book Team Speaks

Tim Seely and Erik Ko have been interviewed by Newsarama.com about their upcoming G.I. Joe vs. Transformers limited series. Subjects discussed include how the project came about, what connections it has to prior comics, and what’s happening in the new series. Several unlettered preview pages are included in the article. G.I. Joe vs. Transformers: The […]

Poll Shows Americans Know More about Simpsons than Constitution

A poll conducted by the McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum claims that Americans know more about The Simpsons than they do about the Constitution. The telephone survey of 1,000 Americans showed that 22% of the subjects polled could name all 5 main Simpsons characters, but that only 1 subject in the entire 1,000 could name all […]

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.

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