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Warners to Offer Animated Content with Nokia

by Ed Liuon September 13, 2006
Warner Brothers Digital Distribution has signed a deal with Nokia to distribute video content to mobile phones through the Nokia Content Discoverer client, which is embedded in Nokia mobile devices worldwide. The deal will include animated classics from Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat)

VIZ, Amtrak, and Pokemon Team for NY Trip Giveaway

by Ed Liuon September 13, 2006
VIZ Media is teaming up with Amtrak and Pokémon USA for a contest to give away a five-day/four-night trip to New York City to celebrate the release of Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew. Details will be available in a special prize pack distributed on Pokémon-branded Amtrak train running from Boston, MA to Washington, […]


by Ed Liuon September 13, 2006
VIZ MEDIA WANTS POKÉMON FANS TO “CATCH ‘EM ALL” WITH A RIDE ON AMTRAK San Francisco, CA, September 8, 2006 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, Amtrak and Pokémon USA, present the “Gotta Catch a Ride to New York!” Sweepstakes! The […]

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’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 […]