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Four "Muppet" Anniversary DVDs Coming Next Month

by Zeddon October 29, 2005
In celebration of Kermit’s 50th Anniversary, Walt Disney Home Entertainment will release four anniversary edition “Muppet” films on DVD. The Muppet Movie, The Great Muppet Caper, The Muppet Christmas Carol, and Muppet Treasure Island are all coming restored, remastered, and packed with several new bonus features. The re-releases will be available for $19.99 (SRP) each […]

"Animaniacs" and "Pinky and the Brain" Reportedly Coming to DVD

by Nasson October 29, 2005
TVShowsOnDVD reports that insiders in WB’s Home Entertainment division are planning to potentially release DVD box sets of Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain in mid-2006. The sets are said to feature around two dozen episodes. Nothing has been officially announced by WB at this point, but please stay with Toon Zone News for more […]

Lightning Doesn't Quite Strike Twice for "Samurai Champloo" Vol. 3

by randomguyon October 29, 2005
It’s tough to craft a follow-up to a masterpiece. When an artist has created something successful and beloved, pressures are high to meet or exceed it on the second go-round, and sometimes expectations can be set unreasonably high. Like Orson Welles post-Citizen Kane, or Nirvana after recording Nevermind, all eyes were on the creators of […]

'Ultimate Avengers' Designs Revealed

by Stuon October 28, 2005
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

by Karl Olsonon October 28, 2005
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

by Dr. Daedaluson October 27, 2005
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"

by James Harveyon October 27, 2005
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

by Matthew Williamson October 26, 2005
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

by Zeddon October 26, 2005
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

by Ed Liuon October 25, 2005
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.”