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AvatarSpirit Interviews Track Team, Pt. II

AvatarSpirit.net has posted the second part of their interview with the Track Team, the group that provides the music for Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender. This short segment of the interview covers the mechanics of how the group creates music for the show, their use of non-Western instruments, and their favorite contributions to the show.

TMNT's Kevin Munroe Speaks to SciFi Wire

Kevin Munroe, writer and director of the upcoming CGI-animated TMNT movie, has spoken to SciFi Wire about his aims for the new movie. Munroe candidly states, “We had botched badly [film] number two,” and details the ways he and the creative team are trying to avoid the same mistakes for the new movie. (via Comic […]

G Gundam FIX Figuration: Hi, God. It's Me, Sailor Moon Gundam.

Back when I was 15 (a long five years ago), the Pokemon craze was at its height and networks were desperate to try almost any anime in the hopes of similar success. One such show, creeping onto Cartoon Network’s fledgling Toonami block, was Gundam Wing. I knew little about Gundam at the time, but from […]

Press Release: Original Animated Comedy Series "The Replacements" Premieres on Disney

ORIGINAL ANIMATED COMEDY SERIES “THE REPLACEMENTS” PREMIERES SEPTEMBER 8 ON DISNEY CHANNEL – The Wondermints (“Austin Powers”) Perform Main Title Theme Song – BURBANK, July 31, 2006 . . . Disney’s original animated comedy series “The Replacements,” about orphaned tween siblings who can replace any adult in their life with the help of a mysterious […]

"TMNT" Director and Producer Interviews

Comic Book Resources has posted two interviews for the new CGI Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, titled simply TMNT. The first interview is an interview with TMNT director Kevin Munroe, while the second is with producer Thomas Gray. The two discuss their respective roles on the film, and how they plan to make this iteration […]

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

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 Track Team Talks "Avatar" Music

AvatarSpirit.net has posted the first of a 3-part interview with the Track Team’s Jeremy Zuckerman, half of the team that creates the music for Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender. Zuckerman discusses how he and his musical partner Benjamin Wynn formed the Track Team, how they landed the Avatar job, and how they interact with the […]

Mako 1933 - 2006

Veteran Japanese-American actor Mako (Makoto Iwamatsu) passed away on Friday, July 21, 2006, from esophageal cancer at his home in Ventura County, CA. He was 72 years old. In addition to his groundbreaking work as an Asian-American actor in Hollywood, Mako lent his distinctive raspy voice to such characters as Aku on Samurai Jack and […]

SDCC: Warner Bros. Showcases Next Year's Animated Features - Info and Impressions

The Big Shield delivered in a massive panel on Thursday at the San Diego Comic-Con, bringing information and appearances based around their three next high-profile animated features. Responses from the audience ranged from general interest to full-blown elation, almost exactly in that order. First in the spotlight was next week’s release, The Ant Bully. Writer/director […]

Teaser Trailer for "TMNT" Now Online

Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for the upcoming feature-length Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film. The trailer is available via the QuickTime trailer site.

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