SDCC2008: Sunday/Closing External News Roundup

by Ed Liuon July 30, 2008
Toon Zone News can’t be everywhere at the San Diego Comic-Con 2008. Below are a round-up of links from our many friends all over the Internet with news of interest to animation fans: Comic Book Resources has posted video interviews with Denys Cowan and Reginald Hudlin about Black Panther, as well as video shown to […]

SDCC2008: Freaks, Geeks and Tiny Toons Detailed Con Report

by Eileen Cruzon July 30, 2008
The well-paced Freaks, Geeks and Tiny Toons panel began with much applause from a packed room, to which Paul Rugg replied, “Where the hell were you twelve years ago? Seriously, John and I were here. There were two people in the audience and they were both our wives!”. In attendance were Jean MacCurdy, Paul Dini, […]

Marvin the Martian Live-Action/CGI Movie in Development

by Ed Liuon July 30, 2008
Variety is reporting that Warner Brothers has begun development of a Marvin the Martian feature film with Alcon Entertainment. Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove (Racing Stripes, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) will produce the movie with Steve Crystal. The movie, based on the famous Looney Tunes character, is reported to be a blend of […]

Newsarama Interviews FUNimation’s Gen Fukunaga

by Ed Liuon July 30, 2008
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed FUNimation President and CEO Gen Fukunaga about the firm’s continuing success when the general trend in the anime market suggests a decline. Fukunaga discusses the recent acquisitions of titles from Geneon and ADV, their plans for utilizing new methods and technologies to deliver content, how they have achieved growth when […]

First Looks at Disney’s "The Princess and the Frog" and "Up"; Docter Talks Up "Up"

by Ed Liuon July 30, 2008
New video clips are available for the upcoming Disney movies The Princess and the Frog and Up. The Princess and the Frog trailer is at the movie’s official website. A brief clip of Up is at the Animation Guild’s weblog. The Animation Guild weblog has also posted a video interview with Up director Pete Docter, […]

DVD News Roundup: "Dinosaur King," "Dragon Blade," "Maria Watches Over Us"

by Ed Liuon July 30, 2008
* SEGA, Shout! Factory, and 4Kids Entertainment have announced the first volume of Dinosaur King, the hit TV series currently airing on 4KidsTV (Fox). The DVD will contain the first five episodes of the series, where three young dinosaur enthusiasts find artifacts that pull them into a world of danger, adventure, and dinosaurs. The one-disc […]

PR: Right Stuf’s Nozomi Entertainment Launches "Maria Watches Over Us" Official Site

by Ed Liuon July 30, 2008
RIGHT STUF’S NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT Launches the MARIA WATCHES OVER US Official Site – Asks fans to submit their questions for the series’ creator; celebrates release of Season 1 DVD Collection GRIMES, IA, July 29, 2008 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment are pleased to celebrate the July 29 release […]

PR: Eagle One Media to Release Dragon Blade Computer Animated Film on DVD

by Ed Liuon July 30, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EAGLE ONE MEDIA TO RELEASE DRAGON BLADE COMPUTER ANIMATED FILM ON DVD World’s first 3D computer animated martial arts feature film From the director of Rumble in the Bronx, Jackie Chan’s First Strike, and Supercop July 29, 2008. Eagle One Media, Inc. is proud to announce it has secured the North American […]

PR: Dinosaur King: The Adventure Begins DVD Set on Sept 23, 2008

by Ed Liuon July 30, 2008
From SEGA®, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment, and 4Kids Entertainment, the force behind Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh!, comes the New Hit Series Featuring the Ultimate in Exciting 2D and 3D Dino-animation! DINOSAUR KING: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS DVD SET INCLUDES SPECIAL-EDITION TRADING CARD AND ADVENTURE-FILLED BONUS CONTENT The First DVD Release To Be Unleashed September 23, […]

"Phineas & Ferb: The Fast and the Phineas" is 2 Fast, Kinda Phunny

by Ed Liuon July 30, 2008
Young Phineas Flynn and his stepbrother Ferb are two bored kids in the suburbs, looking for diversion during summer break. This doesn’t distinguish them from other kids, but while some kids would be satisfied with summer camp or trips to the pool, Phineas and Ferb tend to be a bit more inventive, in both metaphorical […]