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June Foray Documentary Coming Summer 2009

by Craig Crumptonon February 5, 2009
Coming Summer 2009 from Abra-Cadabra Productions is a documentary on the First Lady of Cartoon Voices, June Foray. This 30-minute DVD is narrated by Gary Owens and features interviews with a number of noted animation industry talents such as Bill Melendez, Phil Roman, Rob Paulsen, Joe Alaskey, Will Ryan, Art Leonardi, Eric Goldberg, and Bill […]

"Black Blood Brothers" Box is Pretty Bloody Good

by Ed Liuon February 4, 2009
You’ve probably had the experience of walking into the middle of a conversation only to hear someone say something like, “Well, sometimes there’s a fake cow.” That peculiar feeling—that you understand all the words while missing the big picture—pervades a lot of the early episodes of Black Blood Brothers, an anime series that happily flings […]

Toon Zone Presents "Batman: Brave & the Bold" Clips from "The Eyes of Despero!"

by Ed Liuon February 4, 2009
Toon Zone News is proud to present three new video clips and 17 still images from “The Eyes of Despero!”, the newest upcoming episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Click the images to play the clips (requires QuickTime): <!– <!– <!– Click on any of the screenshots below to view in full high-definition […]

PR: NYCC and Disney/Pixar Present the First 50 Minutes of "Up"

by Ed Liuon February 4, 2009
NYCC And Disney•Pixar Present The First 50 Minutes Of UP Norwalk, CT, February 3, 2009: New York Comic Con is proud to announce that the first 50 minutes of Disney•Pixar’s 10th film, UP, will screen for the first time at New York Comic Con in the IGN Theater. UP is a comedy adventure about 78-year-old […]

PR: It’s Boy Meets Girl – and Another Girl – in VIZ Media Debut of I”s DVD Box Set

by Ed Liuon February 4, 2009
IT’S BOY MEETS GIRL – AND ANOTHER GIRL – IN VIZ MEDIA DEBUT OF I”s DVD BOX SET Zany Comedy About A High School Boy And Two Sexy Classmates Inspired By A Popular Manga Series San Francisco, CA, FEBRUARY 3, 2009 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and […]

PR: Updated Information about "Yatterman" World Premiere @ NYCC

by Ed Liuon February 4, 2009
UPDATED INFORMATION ABOUT YATTERMAN’S WORLD PREMIERE NEW YORK COMIC CON, SUBWAY CINEMA, AND NIKKATSU PRESENT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT TAKASHI MIIKE AND SHO SAKURAI’S NYCC APPEARANCES Norwalk, CT, February 3, 2009: New York Comic Con (NYCC) revealed earlier in the month that maverick Japanese director Takashi Miike and superstar actor and pop star Sho Sakurai will […]

First 50 Minutes of "Up" to Screen at NY Comic Con

by Ed Liuon February 3, 2009
The New York Comic Con will host a special screening of the first 50 minutes of Disney/Pixar’s Up on Saturday, February 7, 2009, at 6:30 PM in the IGN Theater. Up director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera will be introducing the screening. Seats are extremely limited, and attendees are recommended to arrive at 5:30 […]

Briefly: DGA Award for "Bashir"; "Sword of the Stranger"; Japan Media-Arts Fest

by Ed Liuon February 3, 2009
* The Director’s Guild of America has awarded Waltz with Bashir its Best Documentary award for 2008. [Associated Press] * The latest Anime Today podcast interviews Bandai Entertainment’s Robert Napton & Taku Otsuka on Sword of the Stranger. [Press Release] * Bloomberg has taken a quick look at the expected highlights on display at the […]

PR: A Backstage Look at Animation’s Big Night

by Ed Liuon February 3, 2009
Royce Hall from the stage A Backstage Look At ASIFA-Hollywood’s Annie Awards  The after-party featured a gourmet meal and the music of the Blue Hawaiians We aren’t your typical paparazzi. It was only six months ago that our creative aspirations drove us out of Orlando, Florida to pursue careers as animated filmmakers. It is conventional […]

"Oliver and Company" 20th Anniversary DVD Is Better as History Than as Cinema

by Ed Liuon February 2, 2009
Most Disney aficionados mark The Little Mermaid as the film that turned around American feature animation’s declining fortunes. Oliver and Company, though, was the first film made under the then-new Disney regime led by Michael Eisner and Jeffrey Katzenberg. That film, a very loose adaptation of Dickens’ Oliver Twist that turns the title character into […]