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DreamWorks Cancels Stock Offering, Lowers Profit Estimates

DreamWorks Animation SKG has cancelled a secondary stock offering and lowered its earnings estimates, the company said today. The studio now expects to lose between seven and nine cents a share during the second quarter of 2005, and it lowered its annual earnings expectations to between eighty and ninety cents a share. The company has […]

"As Told by Ginger": Slow Times at Junior High

Animators have long concentrated their attention on boys … Sorry, that sounds like a Michael Jackson reference. Anyway, animation has usually focused on the young male audience, and it’s only in the last few decades that cartoons specifically targeting girls have become prevalent. Perhaps it was assumed girls bought fewer toys or were more literate. […]

DVD Collection Is Fun But Not "Fantastic"

The four-disc Fantastic Four: The Complete 1994-5 Animated Series DVD set is a mixed offering giving us both the best and worst of Marvel Animation. Thankfully, a fantastic (pun intended) second season makes up for a wretched, laughably horrid first season. But much like the first season of this cartoon, the DVD extras fall incredibly […]

ADV Announces Five DVDs for August

ADV Films will release Gantz: Fatal Attractions; Gilgamesh: Cage Without a Key; Get Backers: Memories, Mementos & Monkeys; Saiyuki Double Barrel Collection; and Pretear: Complete Collection to DVD on August 9, the company said today. Gantz: Fatal Attractions will include episodes 14 through 17 of the series in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with […]

Terry Moore DVD Wins Telly Award

Hero Video’s Terry Moore: Paradise Found has been awarded a Telly Award for artistic excellence. The DVD is an interview with the Eisner-winning creator of Strangers in Paradise. A review can be found here. [Source: Hero Video]

Sony Sends "Spider-Man" to UMD

Sony will release Spider-Man: The New Animated Series – High Voltage Villians on UMD on September 13, TV Shows on DVD reports. It will retail for $19.95.

Telling Stories: The Comic Book Creators -- Off to See the Wizards

With the rise of DVD commentaries, mass media programming dedicated to entertainment, and specialized Internet news sites, it seems that audiences have more access than ever to the behind-the-scenes process of making art. Broadly, there are two ways to look at this phenomenon. On the one hand, it’s possible that too much intimate knowledge of […]

Origins of Telling Stories: Creator Biographies and Further Reading

There are nine comic book creators interviewed in the Telling Stories DVD. As a aid to those who are not familiar with all nine of them, Toon Zone’s Comic Book Culture staff has assembled these brief biographies of all nine, along with recommendations for further reading and links to relevant websites. Howard Chaykin Howard Chaykin’s […]

"Count Duckula" Coming to DVD

Count Duckula will be released to DVD courtesy of Capital Entertainment, TV Shows on DVD reports. The 26-episode first season will be released on a three-disc set on October 4. It will retail for $39.98.

ADV Announces Summer, Fall Releases

ADV Films will release Chrono Crusade: Hellfire, Najica Blitz Tactics: Complete Collection and Sister Princess: Brother Where Art Thou? to DVD on August 2, the company said today. Chrono Crusade: Hellfire will feature episodes 22, 23 and 24 in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include “Azmaria’s Extra Classes”; “Chrono Crusade […]

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