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"Fairly OddParents: Wishology" Premieres May 1-3, 2009

by Ed Liuon April 28, 2009
Nickelodeon has announced a change in scheduling for the three-part episode The Fairly OddParents: Wishology, which promises to take young Timmy Turner on a galactic odyssey to “search for a magical wand to prevent a deadly galactic force known as The Darkness from destroying Earth.” The three one-hour specials will premiere over the weekend of […]

"The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie": Friz Had to Pay the Bills, Too

by Ed Liuon April 27, 2009
When I was a wee lad of 10 or 11, I remember bugging my mother to take my older brother and me to see The Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie in theaters. As I recall, we were rebuffed because my mother didn’t see the point of ponying up money and time to see something […]

"Superfriends: The Lost Episodes" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson April 27, 2009
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Warner Brothers will release Superfriends: The Lost Episodes on DVD August 11th. The 2 disc set includes 24 short cartoons that never aired in the United States until the 90s when it aired in The Superman/Batman Adventures. Also included are 2 downloadable Superfriends comics in PDF Format.

New Video Clips from 1990’s "X-Men" Vols. 1 and 2

by Ed Liuon April 27, 2009
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released several video clips from the upcoming release of X-Men Vols. 1 and 2 on DVD: Juggernaut (Vol. 1) Wolverine vs. Morph (Vol. 1) Swampland (Vol. 2) Sinister (Vol. 2) X-Men Vols. 1 and 2 will be released on April 28, 2009. For more details, read Toon Zone News’ […]

"Gundam Unicorn" To See Global Release

by Grant Whiteon April 27, 2009
The forthcoming Gundam Unicorn animated adaptation will receive a simultaneous worldwide release, expected to be tied into an earlier announcement of multi-language online releases of past Gundam works. The specifics of the animated Unicorn project are currently uncertain. [Source: Anime News Network]

"Mysterious Cities of Gold" Complete Series: Adventure! That’s the Life for Me

by Radical Ravenon April 26, 2009
The 80’s were an odd period for animation. Public opinion on the subject is divided into two factions: those who view the shows nostalgically, and maintain that campy means good and that new cartoons suck; and those who’d like to forget the 80’s even had any cartoons. I’m not sure where I stand on the […]

TELETOON Retro Announces May 2009 Programming Highlights

by Ed Liuon April 26, 2009
TELETOON has announced their programming highlights for May 2009. TELETOON will be highlighting several family films including Arthur and the Invisibles and Happily N’Ever After, along with new episodes of Total Drama Action, Ben 10: Alien Force, and Iron Man: Armored Adventures. New shows joining the classic cartoons of the TELETOON Retro lineup include Transformers, […]

Right Stuf Announces "Rental Magica" DVD Sets Coming Fall 2009

by Ed Liuon April 26, 2009
Right Stuf’s Nozomi Entertainment has announced that they will be releasing the anime series Rental Magica in two DVD boxed sets, with the first planned for release in Fall 2009. The supernatural action-adventure series is set on a world where magic is real and cutthroat competition between “magic-for-hire” companies mixes industrial espionage and witchcraft. The […]

Washington Post on Disney’s "The Princess and the Frog"

by Ed Liuon April 24, 2009
The Washington Post has taken a look at The Princess and the Frog, the upcoming animated feature film from Disney that will be the studio’s return to hand-drawn animated movies and the first to feature a black princess character. The article examines the potential cultural impact of the movie, speaking to a professor at Brown, […]

NY Times on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ 25th Anniversary

by Ed Liuon April 24, 2009
The New York Times City Room weblog has taken note of the 25th anniversary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which will incorporate a national tour starting in New York City (including a screening of the first Turtles movie at the Tribeca Film Festival). The full article chronicles how Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird took […]