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'Ultimate Avengers' Designs Revealed

Steve E. Gordon, the character designer and CO-director on the upcoming Ultimate Avengers direct-to-DVD feature, has posted the character designs for Nick Fury and The Black Widow on his blog. The Ultimate Avengers, the first of nine direct-to-DVD animated features from Marvel and Lions Gate, will be released on February 21, 2006. The trailer for […]

"Shadow Star Narutaru" Vol. 4: Kids Have Issues, But DVD Has Extras

A catchy alt-pop opening song that’s somewhere between the Spin Doctors, old school No Doubt and Blues Traveler. Cute, simple opening animation that looks like it was probably done with markers and crayons. Adorable monsters that make Pikachu appear pathetic. Cripplingly cute characters, calling to mind Kodocha and Ojamajo Doremi. It’s a total bait and […]

"Sakura Diaries" Vol. 1: One Re-Release Too Many

ADV originally released Sakura Diaries back in 2000. At the time, ADV didn’t realize they had dubbed an edited version. So they re-released it with the unedited version (with nudity), but only included the Japanese audio and English subtitles. Now, five years later, ADV has decided to re-re-release it with a new English track. Sakura […]

Duane Capizzi Remembers "Men in Black: The Series"

With The Batman Versus Dracula now on shelves, and the third season of The Batman off to a great start, Toon Zone sat down with writer, editor, and story producer Duane Capizzi to talk about one of his earlier Kids’ WB cartoons, Men In Black: The Animated Series. Based on the popular live-action movies, this […]

"DuckTales", "Rescue Rangers" Episode Lists Confirmed

TV Shows on DVD has confirmed the final episode lineup for Disney’s eagerly anticipated DuckTales and Chip N’ Dale Rescue Rangers DVDs. Each set will contain the first 27 episodes of each series – but with one imporant caveat – the pilot origin “movies” have not been included. It is unclear whether Disney will include […]

"Sonic X Project: Shadow" DVD Announced

4Kids Entertainment Home Video, Inc., in association with FUNimation Entertainment, will release Sonic X Volume 8: Project Shadow to DVD on November 15, 2005. Featuring six episodes from the series on 4Kids TV, the DVD will hit stores the same day as the new video game Shadow the Hedgehog. The DVD runs for 130 minutes […]

Pixar Hit with Two Class Action Lawsuits

The Los Angeles Times reports that Pixar Animation Studios has been sued in two separate class-action lawsuits (free registration required). Both suits charge that the company deliberately misled investors when projecting DVD sales for The Incredibles. Pixar described the lawsuits as “completely baseless.”

"Clone High": Don't Skip This Oddball Class

Clone High takes place in a high school made up of teenaged clones of historical figures. How could this show, with its off-the-wall humor, challenging teen issues (including sleep deprivation, catching ADD from toilet seats, women playing sports, being upstaged by John Stamos, and getting drunk off alcohol-free beer) and bizarre concept, possibly fail? Simple. […]

"Wallace & Gromit" DVD Game Hops to U.S.

A DVD game series based on Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is set to launch in the U.S., following a deal between Zoo Digital and LA games producer/distributor Snap TV, C21Media reports. The deal marks the first time a Zoo product has been published in the U.S.

No Theatrical Release for English-dub "Totoro"

Nausicaa.net has posted a report from the English dub premiere of Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro. The report notes that there are no plans for any theatrical release of the movie and follows up on several Ghibli DVD projects, including the news that a release of Isao Takahata’s Only Yesterday has been shelved indefinitely.

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