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"TV Guide" Posts Character Designs for "Legion of Superheroes"

by Ed Liuon May 2, 2006
The Superman Homepage is hosting an exclusive image from TV Guide of character designs for the upcoming Superboy and the Legion of Superheroes animated TV show. The picture comes from the May 8 edition of TV Guide magazine, which will also include an article about the show. (via Hannibal Tabu’s Comics Reel at Comic Book […]

"Hikaro No Go" to Debut on ImaginAsian TV on May 2

by Ed Liuon May 2, 2006
A press release has announced that VIZ Media’s Hikaru No Go will be premiering tonight, May 2, 2006, on ImaginAsian TV at 8:00 PM ET/PT. iaTV will broadcast both dubbed and subtitled versions of the TV series.

3-D Film Festival at Egyptian Theatre this Summer

by Ed Liuon May 2, 2006
Animation historian Jerry Beck has posted an announcement concerning animated content in this year’s 3-D Film Festival at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. The festival will take place from September 8-17, with all the animated content being presented on Saturday, September 16. Beck will be hosting the program, which will include all the Hollywood 3-D […]

LA Times on Possible Acquisition of DreamWorks Animation

by Ed Liuon May 2, 2006
The Los Angeles Times has published an article examining the possibility that DreamWorks Animation SKG will be acquired by another movie studio seeking a 3-D CGI animation branch (free registration required). Arguments for a buyout involve the Disney/Pixar merger, the success of DreamWorks franchises such as Shrek, and studio competition with Disney in the animated […]

Jeff Hayne on "He-Man" DVD Releases

by Ed Liuon May 2, 2006
Jeff Hayne, Director of Acquisitions at BCI Eclipse, spoke briefly to Comicon.com’s PULSE News regarding the DVD release of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Among other topics, Hayne discusses the reasoning behind the strategy of the “Best Of” volume first and the role He-Man fans had in both home video releases.

MTV Germany Tries "Popetown" for 1 Episode but Offends with Ad

by Ed Liuon May 2, 2006
MTV Germany has changed course again regarding the controversial animated show Popetown (see Toon Zone News’ prior coverage here and here). Originally scheduled to run in its entirety starting on May 3, MTV Germany has now decided to air one episode on May 3 to be followed by a televised discussion involving church representatives, a […]

Comic Foundry Names "Batman: The Animated Series" in Top 25 Comics Events

by Ed Liuon May 1, 2006
The latest issue of the on-line Comic Foundry magazine contains an article titled “The 25 Most Important Events in the Past 25 Years,” naming their choices for the most influential events in the comic book industry since 1981. #25 on the list is Batman: The Animated Series, cited for creating a miniature boom in comic […]

Find 2nd "Zoom Suit" Animated Short via Clues in Comic

by Ed Liuon May 1, 2006
A press release from Superverse notes that you can find the second hidden Zoom Suit animated short film by following clues nested inside Zoom Suit #1, the tie-in comic book released last Wednesday. Fans that find and view the short will also be eligible to receive other Zoom Suit prizes, including limited edition comics, DVDs, […]

J. Torres Wins Shuster Award

by Ed Liuon May 1, 2006
Writer J. Torres has won this year’s Shuster Award for Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Writer, partially for his work on DC’s Teen Titans Go! tie-in comic book. The Shuster Awards, named for Superman co-creator Joe Shuster and recognizing Canadian comic book talent, were awarded this past weekend at the Toronto Comicon.

"Ben and Izzy" Tries to Mend US-Middle East Bridges

by Ed Liuon May 1, 2006
An article in the New York Times covers Ben and Izzy, a new CGI-animated series from Jordanian media company Rubicon, which focuses on the sometimes rocky friendship between two 11-year-old boys, one Arab and one American (registration required). The series itself crosses borders in many ways, being led by Jordanian Randa Ayoubi and American David […]