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ICv2 on "Cartoon Network Effect" on "Bleach" Manga

ICv2.com has posted an article examining how airing the Bleach anime on Cartoon Network has affected sales of the corresponding manga series. The “Cartoon Network effect” was previously observed with Naruto, which was a smash hit on Cartoon Network and soon gained manga sales to match. (via Tom Spurgeon’s Comics Reporter)

BCI to Bring "Journey Back to Oz" to DVD October 24

BCI has issued a press release announcing the release of Journey Back to Oz on DVD. The 1974 animated sequel to the classic 1939 movie stars Liza Minelli as Dorothy Gale, who returns to the magical land of Oz to reunite with her friends the Scarecrow (Mickey Rooney), the Tin Man (Danny Thomas), the Cowardly […]

Press Release: BCI Presents Animated Classic "Journey Back to Oz" on Oct 24

TRAVEL BACK OVER THE RAINBOW AS NAVARRE’S BCI PRESENTS THE ANIMATED CLASSIC “JOURNEY BACK TO OZ” Special Edition DVD Available October 24th For $14.98 Los Angeles, CA – There’s perhaps no greater fantasy film than “The Wizard of Oz.” In the early 1970s, the brilliant creators at Filmation Studios updated this movie classic, incorporating their […]

Teen Titans "Trouble in Tokyo" Arrives on DVD

For those that miss the premiere of the new direct-to-video Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo this Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm on Cartoon Network, WHV has finally given a release date for the film on DVD: November 7th. No further details on the release are available at this time. Update #2: It seems the date […]

Anime Weekend Atlanta: Complete On-Site Coverage (Updated)

Anime Weekend Atlanta is currently taking place and Toon Zone’s Chad Lee is on the scene. Stay tuned for continuing coverage live from the Con all weekend long. Links to all of Toon Zone’s coverage so far can be found here: AWA: ADV Films Announces Four New Licenses, Paid Download Service AWA: Cartoon Network Video […]

AWA: Cartoon Network Video Announced, New Look for Toonami?

During their panel at Anime Weekend Atlanta today, Cartoon Network announced Video.CartoonNetwork.com (aka Cartoon Network Video). The new online streaming video service works the same way as Toonami Jetstream. However, instead of featuring Toonami programming, this service streams original Cartoon Network productions. Included are premieres, episodes of current Cartoon Network originals, older original series such […]

AWA: ADV Films Announces Four New Licenses, Paid Download Service (Updated)

ADV Films today announced 4 new licenses at Anime Weekend Atlanta: – Season 3 and Season 4 of UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie – the Moeyo Ken TV series – The Coyote Ragtime Show ADV also announced the opening of their new ADV Universe download store, offering English-language episodes of ADV titles for purchase at the price […]

AWA: Funimation Announces "Peach Girl"

This morning at Anime Weekend Atlanta, Funimation announced the acquisition of anime series Peach Girl. The anime series is based off of the long running manga. [On-Site Reporting by Chad Lee] Toon Zone’s coverage live from Anime Weekend Atlanta will continue throughout the weekend.

Parents Television Council Challenges "VeggieTales" Edits

A report in the Los Angeles Times states that L. Brent Bozell’s Parents Television Council has challenged NBC over several cuts to the VeggieTales animated series which seemed to edit out references to God (free registration required). NBC issued a statement claiming that the shows were edited for time constraints, but show creator Phil Vischer […]

Bill Morrison on His Cancelled "Yellow Submarine" Adaptation

Artist Bill Morrison has spoken to ComicBookResources.com about the comic-book adaptation for the animated Yellow Submarine movie for Dark Horse Comics which was intended to be released in time for the release of the movie on DVD. Morrison explains how the comic came to be and the chain of events that led to its cancellation. […]

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