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PR: VIZ Media highlights for 2008 Licensing Show in NYC

by on June 9, 2008
San Francisco, CA, June 5, 2008 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, brings some of the hottest anime properties to the Licensing International Expo, taking place June 10 through June 12 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. […]

Toon Zone Throwdown Round 1: Top 5 Bare-Knuckle Brawls

by Ed Liuon June 9, 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 […]

"Black Cat": Frantic Feline Fun

by on June 8, 2008
I must confess that I’m not a big cat person. Generally speaking, I have little to no time for people or animals that are far cooler than me, and you can’t get cooler than a cat—especially a black one. But for Gonzo’s Black Cat, I’ll make an exception. Black Cat is another long-running manga series […]

Josh LeBar on Being Flash Thompson on "The Spectacular Spider-Man"

by Ed Liuon June 6, 2008
Actor Josh LeBar is currently giving voice to The Spectacular Spider-Man‘s Flash Thompson, but his first brush with superheroes was as a different Flash — DC Comics’ Scarlet Speedster at Six Flags St. Louis in what LeBar described as, “pretty much the easiest job ever.” The Spectacular Spider-Man‘s PR department has just released an interview […]

PR: Josh LeBar Discusses Being Flash Thompson on "The Spectacular Spider-Man"

by Ed Liuon June 6, 2008
JOSH LeBAR DISCUSSES BEING A KEY MEMBER OF “THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN” ENTOURAGE AS FLASH THOMPSON Josh LeBar draws on all kinds of life experiences when giving voice to Flash Thompson for “The Spectacular Spider-Man.” LeBar, best known for his role as agent Ari Gold’s arch rival Josh Weinstein on HBO’s “Entourage,” has lived the life […]

No School Like the Old School: All Aboard for "The Galaxy Railways" Viridian Box

by Ed Liuon June 6, 2008
For a generation of kids in the 1970’s, one of the highlights of after school TV time was Star Blazers. We’d all rush home after school to watch the latest installment as the Space Battleship Yamato (re-christened the Argo in the English dub) battled its way through the Gamilon Empire fleet to the distant planet […]

Turning an Avenger Golden: Tom Tataranowicz Talks Iron Man

by on June 6, 2008
Realizing that their Iron Man and Fantastic Four cartoons were in dire need of a revamp, Marvel turned to Tom Tataranowicz and in turn, he and his crew revamped the shows from the ground up, turning poor shows into some of Marvel’s finest. The Marvel Animation Age and Toon Zone News caught up with Tom […]

New Images for "Wolverine and the X-Men"

by Ed Liuon June 5, 2008
Toon Zone’s Marvel Animation Age site has posted four new images from the upcoming Wolverine and the X-Men animated series, including one group shot of the X-Men and one of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. The same news item notes that the show will debut in the United Kingdom on August 2, 2008, with DVDs […]

Josh Olson on Going from Oscar to "Batman Gotham Knight"

by Ed Liuon June 5, 2008
Warner Home Video has released another Q&A article to promote Batman Gotham Knight. Academy Award nominated writer Josh Olson (A History of Violence) severely broke with Hollywood tradition, passing up big money screenwriting jobs to do one segment of the Batman Gotham Knight direct-to-video movie instead. In justifying the decision, Olson said, “I’m a comics […]

PR: Academy Award-Nominated Screenwriter Josh Olson on "Batman Gotham Knight"

by Ed Liuon June 5, 2008
ACADEMY AWARD-NOMINATED SCREENWRITER JOSH OLSON DISCUSSES HIS CHAPTER OF DCU UNIVERSE FILM “BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHT” Hollywood tradition dictates that an Academy Award nomination begets lucrative offer after offer, and the nominee usually reaps the immediate seven-figure benefits. But sometimes, boyhood dreams take precedence. Buoyed by his Oscar nod for scripting “A History of Violence,” Josh […]