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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 […]

NYCC: Central Park Media Calls Otaku Unite! over VOTOMS, Negadon, and Manhwa

The Central Park Media crew set the tone for their panel early by handing out snacks and declaring their panel “The New York Comic-Con Panel and Nacho Party.” Run by John O’Donnell and Peter Tatara, the panel was easily the most entertaining of the panels run by the anime companies. In between a lot of […]

NYCC: VIZ Media Announces Uncut Naruto, Full Moon, Inu Yasha & Maison Ikkoku

If VIZ Media has a problem in the industry, it’s that public demand is too great. This is a problem that most companies would like to have. The VIZ Media panel at the New York Comic-Con was run by Anthony Jiwa, Liza Coppola, and Gonzalo Ferreyra. The hottest news of the panel was the announcement […]

NYCC: ADV Films Acquires Prefectural Earth Defense Force, Expands Anime Network

The ADV Films panel at the New York Comic-Con was run by co-founder Matt Greenfield, who went almost immediately to a question-and-answer with the audience after a very brief introduction. The highly interactive nature of the panel ensured the maximum content of interest to the attendees. Greenfield announced Prefectural Earth Defense Force, with a release […]

NYCC: The One-Minute Interview Part 1 - Companies

On the closing day of the New York Comic-Con, Toon Zone asked a variety of companies and individuals the same 3 questions in a “One-Minute Interview.” The following are the answers that the company representatives gave us, alphabetized by first name just to be different. Any photos that may seem unflattering are no doubt caused […]

NYCC: Heard on the Show Floor

While roaming the incredibly packed show floor at the New York Comic-Con, Toon Zone News heard a few tidbits of news from a variety of sources: – Lions Gate repeated that Ultimate Avengers 2 would be coming to DVD this summer. They also promised Foodfight!, a new animated feature film coming in 2007-2008, and their […]

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