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"Ultimate Avengers 2": Redundancies Assemble!

by Chris Woodon August 3, 2006
The first Ultimate Avengers DTV film represented a big step in the right direction for Marvel Comics animation. Not only were the smooth animation and thrilling fights perhaps the best the Marvel universe has ever enjoyed, but at a time when rival DC’s superhero cartoons are skewing younger and younger UA endeavored to appeal across […]

Sony Pictures TV Working on New Animated DTV Spider-Man Series

by Ed Liuon August 2, 2006
An article in the Hollywood Reporter focuses on Sony Pictures Television’s Culver Entertainment subsidiary company, which will make it “the first major television studio to enter the direct-to-DVD market for series.” The first new series will be a new animated Spider-Man show, presumably to capitalize on the upcoming Spider-Man 3 movie. The article states that […]

The "Animaniacs" Finally Escape! Onto DVD

by Bird Boyon August 1, 2006
Kid, young adult or old fart, it really doesn’t matter when it comes to Animaniacs. There is something so comforting about seeing these old (to me) cartoons once more, and realizing that I wasn’t wrong all those years ago – Animaniacs really is that good. I can still remember sitting down to new and used […]

San Diego Comic-Con: Complete On-Site Coverage (Update 19)

by William C. Mauneon August 1, 2006
The annual San Diego Comic-Con is currently taking place in sunny California and Toon Zone is on the scene. Stay tuned for continuing coverage live from the Con all weekend long. Links to all of Toon Zone’s coverage so far can be found here: SDCC: DelRey Announces 5 New Manga Titles SDCC: Bandai Reconfirms Anime […]

"The Legend of Prince Valiant Volume 1": A Series Fit for a King

by Chris Woodon July 31, 2006
Once upon a time the newspaper comic strip sections were robust and full of not only the usual comedy but also action adventure. Though it has a lower profile today, one of the most famous such strips is “Prince Valiant,” which has portrayed the dashing exploits of a young Arthurian knight since 1937. Though there […]

"Eiken": Big Busts and Brain Damage

by Chad Boninon July 30, 2006
Densuke’s made it into the prestigious Zashono Academy, which is odd, as he’s neither that smart nor that attractive. What does the latter have to do with the Zashono Academy? Apparently, every other student is a female with at least a D-cup, and if they’re less than that, they’ll be sure to let you know. […]

BCI Announces 18 Filmation Shows For DVD (Updated 7/27)

by Dan Collinson July 27, 2006
At this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego, CA, BCI announced that they are going to distribute 18 Filmation shows to DVD. Among the list for 2006, Season 1, Volume 1 of She-Ra Princess of Power; The New Adventures of He-Man; A Snow White Christmas; the animated musical Journey Back to Oz; the live action versions […]

Press Release: "Transformers: The Movie" 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD

by La Parkaon July 26, 2006
SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT UNVEILS SPECIAL FEATURES LINE-UP FOR HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED 2-DISC COLLECTION: TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE 20TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITION DVD Ultimate TRANSFORMERS Limited Edition DVD To Feature Three Versions Of Film; Commentary Tracks and Interviews; Sneak Peak At Next Summer’s Major Motion Picture Event; And Much More Legendary Artist Don Figueroa Crafts Exclusive New “Transforming” […]

IGN Interviews "Hellboy Animated" Director Tad Stones

by screw on headon July 26, 2006
Click here to read an interview with Hellboy: Sword of Storms director Tad Stones at IGN.com. Stones discusses DVD features, how the Hellboy Animated universe compares to the live action and comic book universes, and much more.

Animated Shorts on "Ant Bully," "Broken Saints"

by Ed Liuon July 26, 2006
The latest Animated Shorts column at Newsarama.com includes an interview with John S. Davis (sic), president and founder of DNA and director of the upcoming film The Ant Bully. Davis deals with the founding of his studio in Dallas, TX, how he picked up the film and the star power behind the voices in the […]