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SDCC: New "Afro Samurai" Details Revealed

At the San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, new details were revealed about the upcoming Afro Samurai anime starring Samuel L. Jackson. The series, slated to run on Spike TV, will be five episodes long, although there may be more episodes if it does well. Each of the five episodes had a budget of over $1 […]

"Codename Kids Next Door" Feature-Length Movie Coming in August

Cartoon Network has issued a press release announcing Codename Kids Next Door: OPERATION Z.E.R.O., a 90-minute extravaganza that promises to reveal the origins of the Kids Next Door world-wide organization. The movie will debut on Friday, August 11, 2006, at 7:30 PM. As a lead-in feature, a Top Ten Villian Countdown will begin on Monday, […]

ADV Announces September 5 DVDs: Jinki, Ugly Yet Beautiful, UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie

ADV Films has released a list of DVDs scheduled for release on September 5, including Jinki: Extend 01, the first volume of a series that blends “giant robot action and soap opera intrigue”; This Ugly Yet Beautiful World: Eye of the Beholder, the second volume in the acclaimed anime from Studio Gainax; and UFO Ultramaiden […]

Press Release: ADV ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER 5 RELEASES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ADV ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER 5 RELEASES HOUSTON, July 19, 2006 — ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce three exciting new titles set to hit the streets on September 5, including the first volume of Jinki: Extend, the second volume of This Ugly Yet Beautiful […]

SDCC: Warner Bros. Showcases Next Year's Animated Features - Info and Impressions

The Big Shield delivered in a massive panel on Thursday at the San Diego Comic-Con, bringing information and appearances based around their three next high-profile animated features. Responses from the audience ranged from general interest to full-blown elation, almost exactly in that order. First in the spotlight was next week’s release, The Ant Bully. Writer/director […]

"Galaxy Railways Volume 5 Manabu's Decision": The Majority Rules

Recently my day was made and then some by the news that a live action Star Blazers film was in development. Sure, it’s probably about as likely to come to fruition this century as Kevin Federline is to get his GED, but what do you know anyway? In the meantime I’ll happily make do with […]

SDCC: Mainframe Animation Presents New Tony Hawk Film - Info and Impressions

Canadian-based Mainframe Entertainment presented a sneak preview and artistic breakdown today at the San Diego Comic-Con of their new CGI straight-to-DVD film, Tony Hawk in Boom Boom Sabotage. Boasting a large amount of cooperation with the Hawks and several other major skateboarding stars, the film uses copious amounts of motion-capture to transmute real skakeboarding tricks […]

SDCC: Broccoli Books Picks Up the E's Manga

Broccoli Books did not have a lot of news at San Diego Comic-Con, although they do have a slew of merchandise not only for their own properties, but for properties licensed from Geneon and FUNimation (expect lots of Fullmetal Alchemist, Fruits Basket and Samurai Champloo goods from Broccoli’s merchandise arm). However, they did pick up […]

"Last Unicorn" Graphic Novel Contract Mutually Terminated

Toon Zone News has received statements from representatives of both Peter S. Beagle and Scholastic confirming that early reports of a graphic novel adaptation of Peter S. Beagle’s The Last Unicorn were premature, and that the contract between Beagle and Scholastic has been mutually terminated due to creative differences. The adaptation was originally to have […]

Teaser Trailer for "TMNT" Now Online

Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for the upcoming feature-length Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film. The trailer is available via the QuickTime trailer site.

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