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Studios See Shorts as Training Ground for Talent

Three of the animated short subjects nominated for an Oscar this year were produced by major studios, The Hollywood Reporter notes. This is largely because the studios see the form as a good training ground for talent, the article goes on to say. Pixar/Disney had two shorts nominated (“Lifted” and “The Little Match Girl”) this […]

BCI Announces "Defenders of the Earth" Vol. 2 and "New He-Man" Vol. 2

BCI/Eclipse has issued two press releases announcing the second volumes of classic late 80’s/early 90’s animated television series. The New Adventures of He-Man Volume 2 will include the last 32 episodes of the 1990’s spin-off from the original He-Man cartoon. The six-DVD set will be available on March 27 for a suggested retail price of […]

"Cinderella III: A Twist in Time" Arrives on DVD Feb 6, 2007; 8 Min. Clip Available

Buena Vista Home Entertainment has issued a press release announcing a street date of February 6, 2007, for Cinderella III: A Twist in Time, the second sequel to Disney’s classic animated feature film. The direct-to-video movie begins with the Fairy Godmother’s magic wand falling into the hands of Lady Tremaine, the evil Stepmother, who uses […]

PR: BCI to Release "New Adventures of He-Man" Vol. 2 March 27

BCI ECLIPSE TO RELEASE FINAL 32 DIGITALLY REMASTERED EPISODES OF “THE NEW ADVENTURES OF HE-MAN®” VOLUME TWO Six DVDs in a Six-Panel DigiPak Available March 27th for $49.98 Los Angeles, CA – After the tremendous success of “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe®,” BCI Eclipse, a Navarre Corporation Company, and leading UK media company […]

PR: Defenders of the Earth Vol. 2 5-Disc Set Available April 3

NAVARRE’S BCI INTRODUCES THE LAST 32 EPISODES OF THE CLASSIC ANIMATED SERIES “DEFENDERS OF THE EARTH” Volume Two Available in Five-Disc Set on April 3rd For $34.98 Los Angeles, CA – Experience the climactic conclusion of the iconic “Defenders of the Earth,” the animated series originally created by Marvel Productions. BCI Eclipse, A Navarre Corporation […]

PR: Cinderella III: A Twist in Time Street Date Feb 6

Cinderella III: A Twist In Time (Street Date: 02/06) Available for a limited time only! CINDERELLA III: A Twist In Time – Disney’s original classic continues in the all-new, animated motion picture, Cinderella III: A Twist In Time, premiering only on Disney DVD. Featuring all the magic and wondrous spirit of Walt’s original “Cinderella,” this […]

Behind the Scenes with Greg Johnson on "The Invincible Iron Man"

Greg Johnson is no stranger to the armored Avenger Iron Man. Having been a long time fan of the character, Johnson first wrote for Shell-head in the immaculate second season of Iron Man in 1995, dramatically revamping and improving the series. He returned to the character last year with both Ultimate Avengers movies. This time, […]

Looney Tunes: The Next-Generation Console Game?

Daily Variety reports that Warner Bros. is planning to release its second self-published game, and first for next-gen consoles, based on the “Looney Tunes” characters. “Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal” will feature many of the studio’s best-known animated characters including Bugs Bunny, Tazmanian Devil and Marvin the Martian. The game, which is being developed by Redtribe, […]

FUNimation Announces Suzuka

Suzuka, a 26-episode sports/slice-of-life anime from 2005, has been licensed by FUNimation. The first volume is expected to be released during the spring. All this week, FUNimation will be announcing new anime acquisitions/release dates on their website: http://funimation.com/kickoff07/ . Stay tuned to Toon Zone for further announcements. [Source: FUNimation ]

Tad Stones on Animated Hellboy; "Screw-on Head" Coming from Starz

Director Tad Stones has been interviewed about the two animated Hellboy direct-to-video movies by Newsarama.com’s Animated Shorts column. The interview covers the reaction to Hellboy: Sword of Storms, why certain character design decisions were made, how Hellboy creator Mike Mignola reacted to the DTVs, and what’s coming next in the Hellboy: Blood and Iron DTV. […]

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