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Supervising Producer Eric Rollman Talks "Ultimate Avengers 2"

by Ed Liuon August 9, 2006
The latest “Animated Shorts” column at Newsarama.com talks to supervising producer Eric Rollman about his work on the Ultimate Avengers 2 direct-to-DVD animated feature. He also briefly discusses the status of the upcoming Fantastic 4 cartoon and the recent annoucement of the direct-to-DVD Spider-Man animated series. Other news in the column includes Gumby’s 50th Anniversary […]

Archie Announces "Sonic the Hedgehog Archives" Series

by Ed Liuon August 9, 2006
Archie Comics has issued a press release announcing the Sonic the Hedgehog Archives series, which will reprint the earliest issues of their hit Sonic comic book series. Each archive volume will be 112 pages in a 5″x7.5″ “digest” size with a retail price of $7.49. Archive #1 will be released in November, reprinting issues #1-4; […]

J. Torres on "Teen Titans Go!" Wonder Girl

by Ed Liuon August 9, 2006
Writer J. Torres has spoken to Comic Book Resources about Teen Titans Go! #36 in issue #36 of the Teen Titans Go! comic book. The article covers topics ranging from which Wonder Girl is depicted (the article points out that the title of the issue spoils this “secret”), the influx of new characters into the […]

Disney Reports 40% Jump in Quarterly Profits

by Ed Liuon August 9, 2006
The Walt Disney Corporation reported a 40% jump in profits for the fiscal third quarter of 2006, compared to the year-ago third quarter results. Disney built a profit of $1.13 billion for the quarter on revenues of $8.6 billion, vs. an $811 million profit on $7.5 billion revenue in 2005. CEO Bob Iger credited the […]

Craig Kyle Talks "Ultimate Avengers 2"

by Ed Liuon August 8, 2006
Newsarama.com has spoken to Craig Kyle, writer and executive producer of the Ultimate Avengers 2 direct-to-DVD movie. The interview covers the rationale behind changes from comic book to screen, continuity between upcoming Marvel animation projects, and the future of Marvel animated superheroes.

Gemstone Talks "Disney Treasures" Comics

by Ed Liuon August 8, 2006
Comicon.com’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 […]