A posting on Nausicaa.net notes that the U.K.’s FilmFour channel will be airing several films directed by Hayao Miyazaki throughout the month of August. In addition to almost all of his Studio Ghibli output, FilmFour will also be airing Lupin III: The Castle of Cogliostro.
Veteran Japanese-American actor Mako (Makoto Iwamatsu) passed away on Friday, July 21, 2006, from esophageal cancer at his home in Ventura County, CA. He was 72 years old. In addition to his groundbreaking work as an Asian-American actor in Hollywood, Mako lent his distinctive raspy voice to such characters as Aku on Samurai Jack and […]
Cartoon Network has issued a press release announcing Codename Kids Next Door: OPERATION Z.E.R.O., a 90-minute extravaganza that promises to reveal the origins of the Kids Next Door world-wide organization. The movie will debut on Friday, August 11, 2006, at 7:30 PM. As a lead-in feature, a Top Ten Villian Countdown will begin on Monday, […]
ADV Films has released a list of DVDs scheduled for release on September 5, including Jinki: Extend 01, the first volume of a series that blends “giant robot action and soap opera intrigue”; This Ugly Yet Beautiful World: Eye of the Beholder, the second volume in the acclaimed anime from Studio Gainax; and UFO Ultramaiden […]
The Hollywood Reporter is stating that Vancouver-based visual effects house Rainmaker is acquiring Mainframe Entertainment, which specializes in CG animation. The acquisition is expected to close July 31, and will be billed as producing the largest animation and visual effects studio in Canada.
One Hour Not Enough to Contain the Sooper Gihoogic Codename Kids Next Door: Operation Z.E.R.O Hit series’ first long-form bows August 11 Top 10 Villain Countdown ignites the action beginning July 31 New Operation Z.E.R.O game, Outnumbuh’d, launches August 7 Cartoon Network’s sooper-secret, international alliance of five eager yet bumbling 10-year-olds, the Kids Next Door, […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ADV ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER 5 RELEASES HOUSTON, July 19, 2006 — ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce three exciting new titles set to hit the streets on September 5, including the first volume of Jinki: Extend, the second volume of This Ugly Yet Beautiful […]
Toon Zone News has received statements from representatives of both Peter S. Beagle and Scholastic confirming that early reports of a graphic novel adaptation of Peter S. Beagle’s The Last Unicorn were premature, and that the contract between Beagle and Scholastic has been mutually terminated due to creative differences. The adaptation was originally to have […]
Writer J. Torres (Teen Titans Go!, Love as a Foreign Language) has spoken briefly to Newsarama.com about his new Ninja Scroll comic book, and more at length at Comic Book resources about the comic and his artistic collaborator, Hong Kong-based artist Michael Chang. Based on the hit 1993 anime movie, the comic book will be […]
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. Scott McCloud has been involved in writing and drawing comics for more […]