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SDCC2008: "Spectacular Spider-Man" Panel Report

by Eileen Cruzon August 6, 2008
A panel dedicated to the new hit show The Spectacular Spider-Man convened on Friday afternoon at the San Diego Comic-Con. The panel attendees were supervising producer Greg Weisman, supervising producer/director Vic Cook, character designer Sean “Cheeks” Galloway, voice director Jamie Thomason, and voice actors Josh Keaton, Vanessa Marshall, Ben Diskin, and Robert Englund. The panel […]

Get Ready To "Rumble"! An "Extra Class" Worth Attending!

by on August 6, 2008
“Never judge a book by its cover,” my wise great-grandmother once told me. Sage, self-serving words from such a sagged old crone, but very applicable. As with so many astute observations, they tend to get lost under the mountain of rubbish ones, forgotten under a stinky pile of knee-jerk phrases and cack-handed euphemisms. Before I […]

San Diego Comic-Con 2008: Complete On-Site Coverage (UPDATED Aug 6 @ 09:41 AM)

by Ed Liuon August 5, 2008
San Diego Comic-Con 2008 is underway in sunny San Diego, California and Toon Zone News’ Matt Hazuda, Eileen Cruz, and Karl Olson are on the scene. Stay tuned for continuing coverage live from San Diego Comic-Con all weekend long. Links to all of Toon Zone News’ coverage so far can be found here: THURSDAY AND […]

Viz Media Announces New December Titles Including "Hunter X Hunter"

by SB20xxon August 5, 2008
Hunter X Hunter will make its U.S. debut with the first box set on 12/9/08 for $49.98. Viz plans to release the sixth season of Inu-Yasha on 12/2/08 in both regular ($99.98) and deluxe editions with a watch ($119.98). Speaking of boxes, Naruto will also be getting a December release, with the 11th uncut box […]

"Futurama: Bender’s Game" Announced

by SB20xxon August 5, 2008
Bender’s Game, the third Futurama direct-to-video film, will be released on 11/4/08 for both DVD ($29.98) and Blu-ray ($39.98). Special features include a commentary track, a storyboard animatic, Futurama Genetics Lab, Dungeons & Dragons & Futurama featurette, How to Draw Futurama in 83 Easy Steps, 3D models featurette, a deleted scene, bloopers, Bender’s Anti-Piracy warning, […]

Far East to East Showcase at NY Anime Fest 2008

by Ed Liuon August 5, 2008
Karaterice and the New York Anime Festival has issued a press release trumpeting the Far East to East Showcase (FETES), a music festival that will bring together six musicians from Asia and the East Coast during this year’s New York Anime Festival on Saturday, September 27. The musicians hosted will be BakuBeni, Echostream, Falsies on […]

"Wonder Woman" Direct-to-Video Movie Trailer at Worlds Finest

by Ed Liuon August 5, 2008
Worlds Finest Online has posted a downloadable version of the trailer to the Wonder Woman direct-to-video movie, which was aired for attendees at last month’s San Diego Comic-Con.

From Tiny Toons to Brave & Bold: Toon Zone Interviews Voice Director Andrea Romano

by Ed Liuon August 5, 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. Andrea Romano’s resume could double as a list of some the best television animation since the late 1980’s. Since she joined a breakaway group of Hanna-Barbera animators who were […]

PR: Karaterice & the NY Anime Festival Present the Far East to East Showcase

by Ed Liuon August 4, 2008
KARATERICE & THE NY ANIME FESTIVAL PRESENT THE FAR EAST TO EAST SHOWCASE SIX ASIAN BANDS TO PLAY TOGETHER AT THE KNITTING FACTORY New York, NY, August 4, 2008: Karaterice and the New York Anime Festival (NYAF) today announced the Far East To East Showcase (FETES), a night of innovative music that brings together six […]

LA Times on Disney’s Plans for "Tinker Bell"

by Ed Liuon August 4, 2008
The Los Angeles Times has taken a look at Disney’s big push to make the Disney Fairies into a franchise to challenge their wildly successful Disney Princesses line, with Tinker Bell leading the charge (free registration required). According to the article, Disney made $800 million in retail sales of Tinker Bell merchandise last year (vs. […]