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PR: VIZ Media Licenses Naruto to SBT in Brazil

by Ed Liuon June 18, 2007
GLOBAL AUDIENCE FOR NARUTOâ„¢ EXPANDS AS VIZ MEDIA LICENSES HIT ANIMATED SERIES TO SBT IN BRAZIL Partnership With Leading Broadcaster Brings Popular Action Series To The Largest Market In South America San Francisco, CA JUNE 14, 2007 — VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and […]

"Baki the Grappler" Ends With One Bang, Not Two

by Dukeon June 18, 2007
After 44 episodes of training, 44 episodes of getting beat down, and 44 episodes of freaky techniques, Baki the Grappler reaches its final four episodes. Baki has just two opponents between him and ultimate glory. Will he come out on top? Previously, Baki Hanma and Jak Xamma competed in the Supreme Fighting Circuit Ultimate Tournament […]

The Complete "Danger Mouse" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson June 17, 2007
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that A&E will release Danger Mouse: The Complete Series on August 28th. The 9 disc set contains all 89 episodes, theme song karaoke, the never before seen pilot, “The Mystery of the Lost Chord”, and two bonus episodes from the show’s spin-off, Count Duckula.

A Note of Recognition for...the Top 5 Fathers and Top 5 Father Figures in Animation

by Ed Liuon June 17, 2007
We had so much fun with the Top 5 Animated Mothers article for Mother’s Day that we decided that we had to do a follow-up for dads. Presented for your enjoyment are Toon Zone News’ opinionated picks for the top 5 animated dads in honor of Father’s Day, plus a collection of the top 5 […]

"009-1" Volume 1: The Cold War Is Back

by MCSarahon June 16, 2007
Shotaro Ishinomori, creator of such popular titles as Cyborg 009 and Android Kikaider, is a legend in the manga world; his mentor was none other than Osamu Tezuka. This latest anime, 009-1, is an adaptation of his manga, which first premiered in the Shukan Manga Action magazine in 1967. The work was targeted towards younger […]

MAR Vol. 1 Released on DVD

by Ed Liuon June 15, 2007
VIZ Media has announced the first volume of their hit anime series MÄR, released on Tuesday, June 12, 2007. The first disc, Gateway to MÄR contains 4 episodes of the series with special foil packaging and a limited-edition poster as special premiums. Read the full press release here.

YTV Announces August 2007 Highlights

by Ed Liuon June 15, 2007
YTV and Treehouse have announced their programming highlights for August 2007. Highlights include a Sneak Peek Week for new shows coming in September 2007 like Storm Hawks and Legion of Superheroes; the Summer Phreakend of spooky cartoons like Danny Phantom; No Pants Day with Jimmy Neutron and SpongeBob SquarePants; and movie blocks on Saturdays and […]

"Happy Tree Friends" Volume 3 to DVD on August 7

by Ed Liuon June 15, 2007
A press release from BCI reveals that a third volume of Happy Tree Friends on DVD will be released on August 7, 2007. The series puts a bizarre and gory twist on the average cute, fuzzy animal cartoons. No details were provided on the number of discs, number of episodes, or special featuers. Read the […]

Anime Network picks up "Ninja Nonsense"

by Weathermanon June 15, 2007
ADV’s Anime Network has licensed the television rights to The Right Stuf Intl.’s Ninja Nonsense. The show is a comedy about a young ninja-in-training and her misadventures after being caught by her intended victim in the act of stealing some underwear. Ninja Nonsense will debuting on the Anime Network’s VOD on July 5th. [source: Anime […]

'Transporter' Screenwriter To Deliver Animated 'Gatchaman'

by Nobuyuki samaon June 15, 2007
Imagi Studios Gatchaman the hiring of veteran screenwriter Robert Mark Kamen to write the screenplay for their upcoming CGI-animated Gatchaman movie, directed by TMNT‘s Kevin Munroe and currently scheduled for completion in late 2008. A veteran writer who has enjoyed a writing partnership with French producer and director Luc Besson, Kamen has authored 18 produced […]