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"Masters of the Universe" Season 1, Part 2 Continues To Impress

by Jon Ton August 15, 2008
The first half of the first season of 2002’s He-Man and the Masters of the Universe struck a good balance between establishing the world of Eternia and giving viewers some effective character-specific episodes. With most of the world-building out of the way, the second half of the season (lately released to DVD) is given over […]

LA Times on Dave Filoni Directing "Star Wars: The Clone Wars"

by Ed Liuon August 14, 2008
The Los Angeles Times has profiled Dave Filoni and his stewardship of the Star Wars legacy as the director of the upcoming Star Wars: The Clone Wars CGI animated feature film and TV series (free registration required). Filoni discusses how his work on Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender led to his current job and what […]

PR: Japan Society Teaches Language Lessons at NYAF

by Ed Liuon August 14, 2008
JAPAN SOCIETY TEACHES LANGUAGE LESSONS AT NYAF JAPAN SOCIETY AND THE NEW YORK ANIME FESTIVAL LAUNCH AN ON-GOING PARTNERSHIP Norwalk, CT, August 14, 2008: The New York Anime Festival, an anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture convention from the creators of New York Comic Con, today announced a year-round partnership with Japan Society, a non-profit […]

CBR on New "Clone Wars" Comics

by Ed Liuon August 14, 2008
Comic Book Resources has spoken with scripter Henry Gilroy about the new comic books from Dark Horse based on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the CGI animated continuation of the Star Wars saga which hits theaters on August 15, 2008, and will then become a series on Cartoon Network. Gilroy discusses the story that he […]

"Who Bob What Pants": New SpongeBob Special Coming to DVD

by SB20xxon August 14, 2008
A new SpongeBob direct-to-video movie is coming soon. Entitled “Who Bob What Pants”, the 74 minute film will debut on DVD on 10/14/08 for $16.99. It concerns SpongeBob leaving Bikini Bottom, getting amnesia, and becoming the ruler of another town; SpongeBob’s friends set out to bring him back, even though he doesn’t remember who they […]

Briefly: "The Best of Dr. Katz" Coming in December

by SB20xxon August 13, 2008
Comedy Central and Paramount are planning to release The Best of Dr. Katz on 12/9/08 for $19.99. As the title suggests, it will be a best-of release, mainly for casual fans. [Source: TVShowsOnDVD.com ]

"Freakazoid": Watch It With Pot Roast and Cola

by on August 13, 2008
It’s probably impossible for an old-time Toon Zone staffer like me to give Freakazoid a dispassionate review. I’m not one of the site’s founding members, but I am part of that generational group, and I’m helplessly biased when it comes to silver-age Warner Bros. animation. I mean, I’m one of the few people who liked […]

Don Hahn’s "Alchemy of Animation" Arrives October 7, 2008

by Ed Liuon August 12, 2008
Longtime Disney producer Don Hahn has announced that his latest book, The Alchemy of Animation, will be available in stores on October 7, 2008. Hahn stated that “my hope is that it will give everyone a really comprehensive look at the process by which we make animated films at Disney — from traditional animation, to […]

Hynden Walch Hosts "Animation in the City" Seminar Aug 16-17, 2008

by Ed Liuon August 12, 2008
Marla Kirban Voiceover will be hosting actor Hynden Walch as the host for an “Animation in the City” seminar on August 16-17, 2008. Walch provided the voices for Starfire in Teen Titans and Harley Quinn in The Batman, and is also a casting director, writer, and director in her own right. Walch will also be […]

PR: Corus Kids Announces Fall 2008 Programming Lineup

by Ed Liuon August 12, 2008
CORUS KIDS ANNOUNCES FALL 2008 PROGRAMMING LINEUP 15 New Series and 27 Returning Series on YTV, Discovery Kids and Treehouse Fully loaded Nickelodeon branded block coming to Sunday mornings on YTV this fall Earn your badges with Amy Poehler as Bessie Higgenbottom in Nickelodeon’s The Mighty B Friday nights on YTV brings fun for kids […]