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Gemstone Talks "Disney Treasures" Comics

by Ed Liuon August 8, 2006’s PULSE News has posted an interview with Gemstone Publishing’s David Gerstein to talk about the newly released Walt Disney Treasures Vol. 1 trade paperback, which reprints a variety of comic material from the Disney vaults. Gerstein discusses the selection of the source material, the crossover between the comics department and the animation department, the […]

Levitz and McDuffie on Static in DC Comics; McDuffie ‘Toons for Nick and BET

by Ed Liuon August 7, 2006
During the DC Panel at the WizardWorld Chicago convention, DC President Paul Levitz responded to a question about bringing Static Shock or other Milestone characters into the DC Universe by saying, “We keep talking about it. Nothing’s come together yet,” and further citing health issues as a delay. However, Milestone co-founder and Static creator Dwayne […]

"South Park" to Re-Air Mel Gibson Parody Episode

by Ed Liuon August 7, 2006
Over the weekend, Comedy Central announced that it would be an earlier ad was not meant as to poke fun at Gibson, which parodied Mel Gibson and his Passion of the Christ movie. The episode will be re-aired on Wednesday, August 9, 2006. In an earlier news story, Comedy Central needed to clarify that an […]

Darwyn Cooke Interviewed About "Spirit" Comics

by Ed Liuon August 7, 2006
Writer/artist Darwyn Cooke was interviewed by Bob Andelman about his upcoming Spirit comic book series from DC Comics. The interview focuses primarily on the comics and the directions that Cooke plans to take the classic Will Eisner character, but Cooke also briefly touches on the animated adaptation of DC: The New Frontier which was officially […]

Otakon 2006 News Roundup

by Ed Liuon August 7, 2006
Toon Zone News is on the scene at Otakon 2006 in Baltimore, Maryland. Stay tuned for Toon Zone News’ continuing coverage of Otakon all weekend long. Links to all of Toon Zone’s coverage can be found here: Kadokawa Announces Licensees and Release Dates FUNimation Announces “School Rumble” ADV Announces “Shin Angyo Onshi” Kadokawa Announces Licensees […]

AvatarSpirit Interviews Track Team, Pt. II

by Ed Liuon August 7, 2006 has posted the second part of their interview with the Track Team, the group that provides the music for Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender. This short segment of the interview covers the mechanics of how the group creates music for the show, their use of non-Western instruments, and their favorite contributions to the show.

Didier Ghez Starts "Disney History" Weblog

by Ed Liuon August 7, 2006
Jerry Beck’s Cartoon Brew weblog points out a new Disney History weblog from Didier Ghez, editor of the Walt’s People series of interviews with various Disney insiders. The new weblog promises, “interesting discoveries about Disney history, vintage Disneyana, Disney artwork, the Walt’s People book series, and new books about Disney.” (via Jerry Beck’s Cartoon Brew)

TMNT’s Kevin Munroe Speaks to SciFi Wire

by Ed Liuon August 7, 2006
Kevin Munroe, writer and director of the upcoming CGI-animated TMNT movie, has spoken to SciFi Wire about his aims for the new movie. Munroe candidly states, “We had botched badly [film] number two,” and details the ways he and the creative team are trying to avoid the same mistakes for the new movie. (via Comic […]

DreamWorks Animation Reports $13.7m 2Q Profit

by Ed Liuon August 4, 2006
DreamWorks Animation reported a net profit of .7 million for the 2nd quarter of 2006, largely on the strength of Madagascar on home video and pay television. Revenues from the theatrical release Over the Hedge are not expected to be booked until the fourth quarter home video release.

Ghibli Releases Classic French "Le Roi et L’Oiseau" Cartoon

by Ed Liuon August 3, 2006
Amid Amidi of Cartoon Brew reports that Paul Grimault’s classic cartoon Le Roi et L’Oiseau has just been re-issued on DVD in Japan, thanks to the efforts of Studio Ghibli. The movie, which took nearly 30 years to complete, will also be screened in a limited theatrical run until September 22, and Grimault’s work will […]