DBZ Triple Feature: Hello, Broly!

by Christopher Glennonon May 12, 2009
Goku and his allies have faced a slew of enemies throughout the course of Dragonball Z. Coming from different worlds and possessing different abilities, these villains all have had one thing in common: When they first show up, they’re unstoppable. This happens so often that many of their origin stories and plots hit the same […]

LA Times on the Making of "Up"

by Ed Liuon May 11, 2009
The Los Angeles Times has posted a feature article about the making of Disney/Pixar’s Up (free registration required), discussing how an image of a grouchy old man holding a set of balloons evolved all the way to the feature film which will debut on May 29, 2009. The article discusses the first screening of the […]

"Forbes" on Growth of Animated Feature Films

by Ed Liuon May 11, 2009
Forbes magazine has posted a brief look at the growth of animation at the multiplexes, quoting industry veteran Terrence Masson that “there are 45 or 50 fully 3D feature-length, computer-animated films in production today, ready for release over the next couple of years.” Although the article begins by saying that “kids have it so good” […]

Vancouver to Get Pixar Studio; Venice Festival to Host 3D "Toy Story" Premiere

by Maxie Zeuson May 11, 2009
Pixar will open an animation studio this fall in Vancouver, joining other studios who are taking advantage of tax incentives associated with the locale, The Hollywood Reporter says. The studio will be used to produce “short-form quality computer animation for theme parks, DVDs, television and theatrical exhibition,” according to Disney/Pixar president Ed Catmull. Pixar is […]

"X-Men" Marks the Spot

by Scott Summerson May 11, 2009
In the opening credits of 1992’s animated X-Men an enormous logo flies through space, tilting toward and away from the viewer, its block lettering style identical to that of the eponymous Marvel comic. Costumed heroes swarm around the logo, flying, bounding and piloting jets, until the “X” flips end over end into the distance and […]

"Batman: Brave & the Bold" Clips & Stills from "The Color of Revenge!"

by Ed Liuon May 10, 2009
Toon Zone News is proud to present new videos and stills from “The Color of Revenge!”, the upcoming new episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold scheduled to premiere on May 22, 2009, at 8:30 PM (Eastern/Pacific) on Cartoon Network. Click the images to play the video clips (requires QuickTime): <!– <!– <!– You […]

Volume 1 of "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson May 8, 2009 reports that Warner Bros will release volume 1 of the hit Cartoon Network series Batman: The Brave and the Bold to DVD on August 25th. The Caped Crusader is back, and this time he isn’t fighting crime alone, he’s teaming up with heroes such as Blue Beetle, Red Tornado, Aquaman, and Plastic Man in […]

Press Release: Beez Entertainment at London Expo

by Grant Whiteon May 8, 2009
PRESS RELEASE: BEEZ ENTERTAINMENT CELEBRATES WITH FANS AT LONDON EXPO IN MAY! Beez Entertainment is proud to celebrate our upcoming shift to a new release model of 3 part releases for series instead of individual DVDs with fans at London Expo in May. For a limited time only we will be clearing out as much […]

"When They Cry": The Devil’s in the Delicious Details

by Weathermanon May 8, 2009
Cute kids, isolated mountain village, curses revolving around festivals, and murder. Lots and lots and lots and lots of murder. Sounds like your standard Hollywood slasher flick. Admittedly, When They Cry bears more than a bit of a resemblance to one at first glance. But there’s a difference. When was the last time Hollywood actually […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New July Titles Including "Hayate the Combat Butler"

by Classic Speedyon May 7, 2009
The comedy anime Hayate the Combat Butler makes its region 1 DVD debut in a Part 1 collection on 7/21/09 for $39.98. It will only contain Japanese audio and English subtitles, and runs 175 minutes. True Tears, a drama series which was previously licensed by Bandai Visual USA, finally sees a complete collection (Anime Legends) […]