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Briefly: Ponyo Box Office; India and China ‘Toon Growth; MyToons Funding

by Ed Liuon July 26, 2008
* Variety Asia notes that the box office opening of Studio Ghibli’s Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea was 83% of that of megahit Spirited Away, also reporting on empty seats during its opening weekend. [via Nausicaa.net] * Marbridge Consulting notes a 23% growth rate in the online game and animation industry in the […]

PR: Right Stuf’s Nozomi Entertainment Announces Jul 31 Deadline for DVD Credits

by Ed Liuon July 26, 2008
RIGHT STUF’S NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT Announces July 31 Deadline to Receive Name in DVD Credits for the EMMA: A VICTORIAN ROMANCE – Season 2 DVD CollectionSecond box set for critically acclaimed series scheduled for October 28, 2008 GRIMES, IA, July 24, 2008 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment are pleased to […]

SDCC2008: "Avatar" Panel Report

by Eileen Cruzon July 26, 2008
Toon Zone sat in on the panel for Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender, which was dominated by a screening of parts 3 and 4 of the “Sozin’s Comet” season finale. In attendance were show co-creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, and director Joaquim Dos Santos. The panel was moderated by Roland Poindexter, VP Original Programming, […]

"SD Gundam Force- All New Adventures": A Long Awaited Voyage

by Grant Whiteon July 26, 2008
Early in this DVD set, a Zako comments that they’re finally back after a very long time. That humble little Zako has no idea how right he is. About two years ago, I looked back at the first season of SD Gundam Force and sadly lamented the fact that a release of the second looked […]

SDCC2008: "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" Panel Report

by Eileen Cruzon July 25, 2008
Toon Zone News attended the Batman: The Brave and the Bold panel. The show will rely on Dick Sprang’s artistic style while maintaining the modern standard of fluidity in animation. Batman: The Brave and the Bold is a contrast to the darker renditions of Batman the public eye has grown accustomed to since the mid […]

SDCC2008: Bandai Entertainment Announces Lucky Star Manga, Talks About Honneamise

by on July 25, 2008
Bandai Entertainment representatives Robert Napton and Ken Iyadomi turned out to show off Bandai Entertainment’s big series for 2008. They ran for trailers for Code Geass, Gurren Lagann, Gundam 00, The Gundam SEED Destiny TV Movies Lucky Star. Ghost Slayers Ayashi, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Rocket Girls (well, almost ran it’s trailer – […]

Toon Zone’s "Brave & the Bold:" Diedrich Bader, Voice of Batman

by Ed Liuon July 25, 2008
In conjunction with Warner Brothers Animation, Toon Zone got the chance to interview the talent behind the upcoming Batman: The Brave and the Bold TV series. As the voice of Batman in Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Diedrich Bader is living out the fantasy of any number of kids (including his own young son, […]

Toon Zone’s "Brave & the Bold:" James Tucker, Michael Jelenic, & Linda M. Steiner

by Ed Liuon July 25, 2008
In conjunction with Warner Brothers Animation, Toon Zone got the chance to interview the talent behind the upcoming Batman: The Brave and the Bold TV series. Over the years, James Tucker has grown from a storyboard artist on The New Batman Adventures to becoming one of the top producers at the studio, moving into the […]

Toon Zone Presents "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" Trailer

by Ed Liuon July 25, 2008
In conjunction with Warner Brothers Animation, Toon Zone is proud to host this video preview of the upcoming series Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Click the image below to play (requires QuickTime). <!– You can also right-click on either of the following links (control-click on a Mac) to save the QuickTime files to your […]

Big Shiny Robot Interviews Ben Jones on "Batman: The Brave and the Bold"

by Ed Liuon July 24, 2008
The Big Shiny Robot website has interviewed director Ben Jones about his work directing the upcoming TV series Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Jones discusses his past work on cartoons like Transformers Animated, Teen Titans, and The Iron Giant before digging into Brave and the Bold, detailing how he started working on the show, […]