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Osamu Tezuka Exhibit Opens in Australia

An exhibit showcasing the artwork of Osamu Tezuka will be opening soon in Sydney, Australia, at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Tezuka: The Marvel of Manga will run at the Gallery from February 23 to April 29, 2007, before coming to San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum. Read Toon Zone News’ prior coverage of […]

Paul Dini on DC's "Countdown" and Top Cow's "Madame Mirage"

Wizard magazine has spoken to writer Paul Dini about DC’s new weekly comic book series Countdown, which will begin on May 9 and which Dini describes as “the ultimate tentpole movie.” Dini discusses his partners in the exercise, the driving plot behind the book, his selection of cast members, and what exactly the series is […]

John Ledford and Kevin McFeeley on the Success of the Anime Network

The “Animated Shorts” column at Newsarama.com has an in-depth look at the Anime Network and has spoken with John Ledford, head of the Anime Network, about the channel’s origins and success in the video-on-demand (VOD) space. Ledford discusses how VOD proved the demand for anime programming on cable, how they select timeslots for their programming, […]

Toon Zone Interviews John Delaney on "Futurama" in Comics and "Chaotic"

Longtime readers of the Toon Zone Forums will remember the John Delaney sketch poll with fondness. Familiar to many readers as the artist for Justice League Adventures and other animated tie-in comics from DC, Delaney is now leading the team bringing Chaotic to the 4Kids! Network. Chaotic centers on two teenaged boys who discover a […]

Mutant Turtles Movie Getting Help from McDonalds, Wal-Mart

McDonald’s, Wal-Mart, and Toys “R” Us are among the companies that have signed up to promote the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, 4Kids Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures announced today. In addition, 4Kids TV will air a “lost episode” of TMNT on March 24 and new episodes of Fast Forward throughout the month. The […]

FUNimation Led Anime Market in 2006

FUNimation was market share leader in its industry for the sixth straight year, the company said yesterday, citing data from Nielsen VideoScan. The company accounted for 23.2 percent of market sales. [Source: FUNimation]

"Binky Goes Nuts" on DVD to Teach Kids About Health Issues

WBGH Boston Video has published a press release announcing Binky Goes Nuts, a compilation DVD debuting on April 24, 2007. The DVD will contain 4 stories from the PBS Kids’ series Arthur, and is meant to highlight health issues like nut allergies and the importance of exercise. Read the full press release here.

NYCC 2007: CBLDF Announces Raffles and Auctions

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has issued a press release detailing auctions, raffles, and other programs scheduled for this weekend’s New York Comic-Con. Raffle prizes will include original artwork, autographed comics and prints, and anime from FUNimation and ADV. There will also be auctions for sketches by artists at the con and premiums at […]

PR: WBGH Boston Video and Arthur Spotlight Youth Health Issues with "Binky Goes Nuts"

WGBH BOSTON VIDEO AND ARTHUR SPOTLIGHT YOUTH HEALTH ISSUES WITH THE DVD DEBUT OF BINKY GOES NUTS Arthur and His Friends Help Kids Understand Nut Allergies and the Need for Exercise FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: BOSTON (February 16, 2007) — WGBH Boston Video will debut Binky Goes Nuts on DVD April 24, 2007. Featuring four stories […]

PR: CBLDF Announces Raffles, Auctions, and More at NYCC

CBLDF ANNOUNCES RAFFLES, AUCTIONS, AND MORE AT NYCC! This weekend the New York Comic Con opens at the Javits Center, and the CBLDF is proud to announce a broad variety of fundraisers where you can win original art, rare comics, toys, anime and much more by supporting the Fund! First up is the CBLDF’s Official […]

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