A post on writer Mark Evanier’s weblog notes that the Walt Disney Company will not release Song of the South on DVD at this time, according to comments made by Disney CEO Robert Iger at last month’s Disney shareholders’ meeting. Evanier links to a site hosting an audio recording of the entire meeting for those […]
Comic book writer/artist Jeff Parker has stated on his weblog that he will be publishing a special art book collecting pieces by Alex Toth, the artist and animator behind the designs of Space Ghost, Birdman, and many other iconic cartoon characters from the 60’s and 70’s. Parker states that the book will be composed of […]
IGN has interviewed Todd James, Peter Girardi, and Adam De La Peña about Minoriteam, their new animated series on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. The team discusses the origins of the show and how it ended up on Adult Swim, the influence of famed comic book artist Jack Kirby on the look of the show, and […]
A press release from Devil’s Due Publishing has announced G.I. Joe Scarlett: Declassified, a 48-page, one-shot comic book that will present the origins of G.I. Joe’s counter-intelligence agent. The comic will be written by Mike O’Sullivan with artwork by Phil Noto and is scheduled for release in July with a cover price of $4.95.
Matt Wayne has shared some thoughts on the final episodes of Justice League Unlimited with Newsarama.com’s Michael San Giacomo. Wayne discusses the final three episodes of the show (with no spoilers beyond plot synopses); possible new DC animated projects in JLU-continuity; some future projects, including the Hellboy animated movie; and some of his favorite characters […]
Elton John has reportedly taken his Gnomeo & Juliet animated feature film project from Disney to Miramax Films. Reports within Disney stated that the film was cancelled at the end of last month by incoming Disney executives John Lasseter and Ed Catmull (see Toon Zone’s earlier coverage). The film was described by John as “an […]
Cartoon Network has posted a video clip from “Far From Home,” the newest episode of Justice League Unlimited airing this Saturday, April 15, at 10:30 PM (ET). The clip depicts a meeting between Leaguers and the guest stars of the episode, and is available in Windows Media format. (via Hannibal Tabu’s Comic Reel)
Nausicaa.net is reporting that Studio Ghibli has posted a trailer on their website for Tales from Earthsea, the new film directed by Goro Miyazaki currently scheduled for release in July 2006. The trailer is in Flash format.
A press release states that NBC’s Saturday Night Live will be broadcasting a “best of” compilation of Robert Smigel’s Saturday TV Funhouse animated shorts on April 29, 2006, from 11:30 PM to 1:30 AM (ET). The show will be hosted by the Ambiguously Gay Duo (voice acted by Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell), who will […]
Jackson Publick, writer, director, and voice actor for The Venture Brothers, has posted several preview images for the next season of the show on his LiveJournal. The journal entry also provides information on the progress of the new season. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat weblog)