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Imagi "Astro Boy" Voice Cast Announced

by Ed Liuon June 17, 2008
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Nicholas Cage, Donald Sutherland, Nathan Lane, Bill Nighy, and Eugene Levy have signed on to the voice cast of Imagi Animation Studios’ Astro Boy, a CGI animated feature film adaptation of the seminal manga and anime by Osamu Tezuka. Freddie Highmore will be voicing the title character. The movie […]

Briefly: Miyazaki Profile on NHK; TMNT 25th Anniversary

by Ed Liuon June 17, 2008
* GhibliWorld.com is reporting a new TV special on Hayao Miyazaki will be airing on NHK’s Professional series on August 5. The special will include a look at the production of Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea. [Nausicaa.net] * The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are turning 25 this year, and Mirage Studios and 4Kids […]

CW4Kids: "Spectacular Spider-Man" to Rerun Over Summer; "The Batman" Returns

by Ed Liuon June 16, 2008
The CW4Kids network issued another press release in advance of the airing of “Nature vs. Nurture,” the season finale of The Spectacular Spider-Man. The press release has comments by Spider-Man’s voice actor Josh Keaton, who said, “even though I’m about 13 episodes ahead of everyone else – I already know what’s going to happen – […]

"Hulk" Smashes "Panda" to Second Place at Weekend Box Office

by Ed Liuon June 16, 2008
Marvel Studios’ The Incredible Hulk dominated the weekend box office in its first weekend of release, smashing its way to an estimated $54.5 million in its opening weekend to knock DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda to a strong second place finish with an estimated $34.3 million in ticket sales. Panda is now sitting on a […]

PR: 3 Teen Kung Fu Heroes Hit Their Bikes to Protect Chinatown in "Three Delivery"

by Ed Liuon June 16, 2008
Save the Recipes, Save the World! Three Teen Kung Fu Heroes Hit their Bikes to Protect Chinatown In New Action-Adventure Comedy Three Delivery Premiering on Nicktoons Network June 27 NEW YORK – June 16, 2008 – Nicktoons Network, the fastest-growing kids’ network, presents Three Delivery, a new modern-day superhero tale packed with martial arts, high-speed […]

PR: Spectacular Spider-Man Season Finale, Summer Schedule Plans

by Ed Liuon June 16, 2008
School’s almost out … the seasons continue to change … the Lakers are toast … yes, all good things do come to an end — but it’s nice to know they’ll all be back AND better than ever. Well, we hope the Lakers will improve. But “better than ever” is definitely the case for “The […]

Toon Zone Throwdown Final Round: Top 5 Takedowns

by Ed Liuon June 13, 2008
Here at Toon Zone News, we firmly believe that non-violent solutions to Real World problems are the ones that should be actively sought out and implemented. These solutions are harder to do, but if done correctly, they will tend to be more permanent, resulting in less ancillary suffering of innocent bystanders and more long-term happiness […]

Two Interviews with Shyamalan on "The Last Airbender"

by Ed Liuon June 11, 2008
In two interviews with M. Night Shyamalan at ComingSoon.net and RopeOfSilicon.com, the director briefly talks about The Last Airbender, his upcoming live-action adaptation of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender. With ComingSoon.net, Shyamalan commented that he has become accustomed to R-rated movies, which will make sticking to a PG to PG-13 rating a challenge. He also […]

"The Last Airbender" Preview, "Ni Hao" Products at Licensing International Expo 2008

by Ed Liuon June 11, 2008
At this year’s Licensing International Expo, Nickelodeon will be hosting a special preview of M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender, the live-action adaptation of Avatar the Last Airbender slated for release in July 2010. During his presentation, Shyamalan stated, “Casting has begun and we’ve seen thousands of kids.” At the Expo, Nickelodeon also announced new […]

PR: Mermaid Mystery, Batman, and The Next Star this July on YTV

by Ed Liuon June 11, 2008
MERMAID MYSTERY, BATMAN AND THE NEXT STAR THIS JULY ON YTV (June 6, 2008 – Toronto, Canada) YTV is celebrating summer to the fullest with the launch of its newest original series, The Next Star hosted by Adamo Ruggiero (Degrassi: The Next Generation), a weekend dedicated to Batman, mini-marathons of viewers’ favourite series on Canada […]