FUNimation Acquires "Linebarrels of Iron" and "Strike Witches"

by Classic Speedyon April 9, 2009
Two Gonzo anime series, Linebarrels of Iron and Strike Witches, have been licensed by FUNimation. They are both tentatively set for release in 2010. Their official sites can be viewed here (Linebarrels) and here (Witches) . [Source: Anime Vice ]

"Daffy Duck’s Quackbusters" Coming to DVD

by Classic Speedyon April 9, 2009
According to, the 1988 Looney Tunes compilation film, Daffy Duck’s Quackbusters, will be released to DVD on 8/4/09 for $14.99. The film weaves in numerous Looney Tunes shorts such as “Daffy Dilly”, “Transylvania 6-5000”, “Claws For Alarm”, “Hyde and Go Tweet”, as well as two new shorts, “Night of the Living Duck” and “The […]

"Penguins of Madagascar" Continues Ratings Domination

by Ed Liuon April 9, 2009
Nickelodeon has announced that The Penguins of Madagascar, their new series from DreamWorks Animation, continues to lead in the ratings, being the #1 kids’ show for the past week and #3 show on basic cable for all viewers (behind USA’s WWE Entertainment and NCIS). The show drew an average of 4 million viewers for “Operation: […]

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Season 7 DVD Trailer and Stills

by Ed Liuon April 9, 2009
Lionsgate Entertainment has provided Toon Zone News with the trailer, stills, and box artwork for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 25th Anniversary Season 7 DVDs, which will go on sale on May 12, 2009. Click the image below to play the trailer (requires QuickTime): <!– Click on any of the screenshots below for a larger […]

Allison Thomas, Producer of "Despereaux," Interviewed at

by Ed Liuon April 9, 2009
The website has interviewed Allison Thomas, executive producer of The Tale of Despereaux. Among other topics, Thomas discusses why the novel by Kate DiCamillo was selected for adaptation, the artistic style she wanted for the movie, and what it was like to work with Dustin Hoffman, Matthew Broderick, and Sigourney Weaver as voice actors. […]

Victoria Beckham to Guest Star on "SpongeBob SquarePants"

by Ed Liuon April 9, 2009
Victoria Beckham (a.k.a. Posh Spice of the Spice Girls) will be providing a guest voice in an upcoming episode of Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants. E! Online reports that she will be providing the voice of Queen Amphitrite, “a Brit-accented goddess of the sea.” The episode is scheduled to air in the summer of 2010.

"Yo Gabba Gabba!" Lands Season 3, Live Show, Movie, and Merch Deals

by Ed Liuon April 9, 2009
Variety is reporting on the crossover success of Yo Gabba Gabba!, which has just been renewed by Nickelodeon for a third season of 13 episodes. In addition to its success on television, a live show will launch in Australia next month before coming to the United States, and a feature film is being targeted for […]

"The Irresponsible Captain Tylor" OVA Series Set Coming on July 28, 2009

by Ed Liuon April 9, 2009
Right Stuf’s Nozomi Entertainment has announced that The Irresponsible Captain Tylor OVA Series will be released on DVD on July 28, 2009. The 4-disc set will remaster all 10 OVA movies along with English and Japanese stereo soundtracks. Previous owners of the “Ultimate” Captain Tylor series will also be able to take advantage of a […]

"Negima!? Season 2 Part 2" Loses Its Magic Touch

by Classic Speedyon April 8, 2009
I’m sure we all wonder what we’d do if we had magic skills. Would we use it to make daily life more convenient, like grabbing the remote from the top of the TV while sitting on the couch, or use it to solve more global problems, like world hunger? Those extremes are all well and […]

New York Anime Festival 2009 Opens On-line Registrations

by Ed Liuon April 8, 2009
The New York Anime Festival is now accepting registrations for its 2009 show, which will run from September 25-27, 2009, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. Attendees, press, and professionals can all register at the official NYAF website at Advance registration fees are $35 for Friday and Sunday, $40 […]