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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.

"South Park: The Hits" Coming to DVD With Controversial Episode

by Dan Collinson August 8, 2006
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that the Emmy-Nominated South Park episode “Trapped in the Closet”, where they make fun of The Church of Scientology will be on DVD as part of South Park: The Hits Vol. 1. The DVD will have ten episodes picked by creators Matt Stone & Trey Parker, including the Emmy-winner “Best Friends Forever.” As […]

"Pinky and the Brain" Vol. 1: Taking Over the World, One DVD at a Time

by Bird Boyon August 6, 2006
I can’t recall ever watching Pinky and the Brain religiously as a kid. But now that a little time has passed, and these DVDs are in my hands, I appreciate the show a bit more. As with most Warner Bros. animation from the ’90s, you begin to pick up on and appreciate more as you […]

Ghibli Releases Classic French "Le Roi et L’Oiseau" Cartoon

by Ed Liuon August 3, 2006
Amid Amidi of Cartoon Brew reports that Paul Grimault’s classic cartoon Le Roi et L’Oiseau has just been re-issued on DVD in Japan, thanks to the efforts of Studio Ghibli. The movie, which took nearly 30 years to complete, will also be screened in a limited theatrical run until September 22, and Grimault’s work will […]

"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. […]