Digital Media

Go Team Venture!

by on June 7, 2006
I don’t know about the rest of you kids, but I’ve about had my fill of animated parodies. Harvey Birdman was a clever extension of the Space Ghost model, and Sealab 2021 had its moments. But c’mon already. Is there any good excuse for Robot Chicken, Moral Orel, Drawn Together, Family Guy, and a bunch […]

Press Release: Ten Viz Media Manga Titles Sweep The BookScan Top Ten

by Zeddon June 6, 2006
TEN VIZ MEDIA MANGA TITLES SWEEP THE BOOKSCAN TOP TEN NARUTO, FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST, RUROUNI KENSHIN And DEATH NOTE Continue To Captivate Readers Nationwide San Francisco, CA, June 5, 2006 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced that ten of its […]

Press Release: Pee-wee’s Playhouse Makes TV Return on Adult Swim July 10

by on June 5, 2006
Pee-wee’s Playhouse Makes TV Return on Adult Swim July 10 Emmy-Winning Series Returns to Air Monday-Thursday at 11 p.m. (ET, PT) 20 Years after its Debut Pee-wee’s Playhouse, the winner of an astounding 22 Emmy Awards and a pop culture touchstone nearly 20 years after its debut, returns to TV, joining the Adult Swim lineup […]

"Brak" Volume 2 and "Sealab" Season 4 Coming to DVD (Updated 6/4)

by Dan Collinson June 4, 2006 reports that Volume 2 of Sealab 2021 and Season 4 of will hit DVD shelves on August 15. Updated 6/4: According to, The Brak Show will now be released on August 8.

‘Ultimate Avengers 2: Rise of the Panther’ Trailer Now Online

by on June 4, 2006
IGN Weekly has a first look at the trailer for The Ultimate Avengers 2: Rise of the Panther, the sequel to February’s Ultimate Avengers direct-to-DVD film. The DVD hits shelves on August 8. Look for more on The Ultimate Avengers here at Toon Zone News and on The Marvel Animation Age.

Brainiac Attacks Superman on Cartoon Network

by Dan Collinson June 3, 2006
The Superman Homepage reports that the film Superman: Brainiac Attacks will be aired on Cartoon Network. The movie stars the voices of Tim Daly as Superman, Powers Boothe as Lex Luthor, and Lance Henriksen as Brainiac. It will air on Saturday, June 17, at 7:30pm–three days before the movie appears on DVD.

Update on "The Tick" & "Darkwing Duck" (Updated 6/3)

by Zeddon June 3, 2006
TVShowsOnDVD updates the situation on The Tick boxset and Darkwing Duck. The Tick boxset will contain 12 of 13 episodes from Season 1, while the 3-disc Darkwing Duck set will contain the 2-part pilot as well as the first 25 episodes. Updated 6/3: TVShowsOnDVD now reports that the missing episode of The Tick will be […]

"Kuromi 2" Is Better Than the Original

by on June 2, 2006
A few years ago there was a special OAV, created by Akitaroh Daichi (director of Fruits Basket, Kodocha, and Jubei-chan), that was released on DVD called Animation Runner Kuromi. I loved the first release, but when a sequel was announced, I was both excited and worried. Would Kuromi 2 be as good as the original? […]

"Avatar: The Complete Book One Collection" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson June 2, 2006 reports that Paramount will release Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Complete Book One Collection on September 19. The box set includes 6 discs–five of them containing all 20 episodes from Season 1 (Volumes 1-5), and a bonus disc containing special features. Also available on September 19 will be Avatar: The Last Airbender Book One: […]

"ThunderCats" Nostalgia Claims Another Victim

by on June 1, 2006
Ah, ThunderCats. One of the most popular cartoons from the 80’s, with an awesome theme song, memorable voice acting (though the quality of said voice acting is debatable), and, most importantly, the first show to ever be broadcast on this tiny little action block known as Toonami. But does the series still hold up? Especially […]