Studio Ghibli Announces "Ponyo" Japan Release Date of July 19, 2008

by Ed Liuon April 11, 2008 is reporting that Ponyo on a Cliff will be released in Japan on July 19, 2008, according to Studio Ghibli. The film is directed by Hayao Miyazaki, and supposedly centers on a goldfish princess and a five-year old boy.

Briefly: More "Phineas" for Disney; More Honors for Templeton, Torres and Cooke

by on April 11, 2008
* Disney has ordered a second season of Phineas and Ferb. [Animation Magazine] * Studio 100 Media has acquired Asian TV and DVD rights to JFA Productions’ Alfred Jodocus Kwak. [c21 Media] * The 2008 Joe Shuster Award nominations were announced on April 10, with Ty Templeton and J. Torres nominated in the “Outstanding Canadian […]

"Blood+" Volume 2 Comes to DVD on June 17, 2008

by Ed Liuon April 10, 2008
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced that Blood+ volume 2 will be released on DVD on June 17, 2008. The disc will contain the next five episodes of the show, and continues the story of Saya Otonashi and her battle with the immortal Chiropterans. Read the full press release here.

PR: Blood+ Volume Two Debuts June 17 on DVD

by Ed Liuon April 10, 2008
POPULAR ADULT SWIM ANIME SERIES ~Blood +: Volume Two~ Single-Disc DVD Contains the Next 5 Episodes of the Series DEBUTS JUNE 17 ON DVD CULVER CITY, CALIF. (April 7, 2008) – Fans of the Blood + series will be able to add to their collections with Blood +: Volume Two, debuting June 17 from Sony […]

"Batman Gotham Knight" to Premiere at Wizard World Chicago

by on April 10, 2008
Batman Gotham Knight will have its world premiere at Wizard World Chicago on June 28, Warner Bros. announced today. The evening presentation will be followed by a panel featuring producer Bruce Timm and writers Brian Azzarello and Alan Burnett. Other talent is expected to be attend. The film will be released to DVD and Blu-Ray […]

PR: Batman Gotham Knight World Premiere Slated for June 28 at Wizard World Chicago

by on April 10, 2008
DC Comics, Warner Premiere, Warner Home Video and Warner Bros. Animation will present the World Premiere of the DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movie, Batman Gotham Knight, at Wizard World Chicago on June 28, 2008, it was announced today. Scheduled for an evening presentation, the Batman Gotham Knight premiere will be followed immediately by a […]

Voice of Batman Announced for "Batman: The Brave and the Bold"

by on April 10, 2008
In a follow-up to the original announcement, Toon Zone sister-site World’s Finest has learned that actor Diedrich Bader (The Drew Carey Show, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy and The Zeta Project) will be lending his voice to the title role of Batman in the upcoming series Batman: The Brave and the Bold. The […]

PR: Announcing Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People for WiiWare

by on April 10, 2008
SAN RAFAEL, CA, April 10, 2008 – Interactive entertainment pioneer Telltale, Inc. is pleased to announce Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People (SBCG4AP), a new series of episodic games for WiiWare™, in partnership with Videlectrix. Starring Strong Bad, the self-proclaimed coolest person ever, the series is based on Matt and Mike Chapman’s online animated […]

PR: Clancy Brown Voices Rhino in "The Spectacular Spider-Man"

by on April 10, 2008
Clancy Brown has crafted an impressive career within both the mainstream and the fanboy arenas. He has balanced acclaimed performances in the Academy Award nominated “The Shawshank Redemption” and HBO’s “Carnivale” with memorable roles in numerous fanboy classics, including “Highlander,” “Starship Troopers” and “The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai Across the 8th Dimension.” Brown’s lengthy list […]

AMC TV Posts Sample of Bob Clampett "John Carter of Mars" Cartoon

by Ed Liuon April 10, 2008
The AMC cable TV network has posted an article and video clip of early animation work by Bob Clampett from an animated adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’s novel John Carter of Mars. The footage from the 1930’s was the result of Clampett approaching Burroughs for a serious science fiction adaptation of the novel, but the […]