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"xxxHOLIC Vol. 3": Wake Me When Something Happens

by on June 16, 2008
I suppose every quasi-anthology series eventually reaches a point where it either has you or it doesn’t. The point comes where you decide you like the characters, the settings, the stories, and the design work enough to take whatever it gives you; or the point comes that you just start flicking boogers at the TV […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New August Titles Including "Code Geass"

by SB20xxon June 14, 2008
A release date has been set for the mecha anime series Code Geass. Vol. 1 and 2 both come out on 8/5/08 for $24.98 each. Bandai will also be releasing a first set (titled Part 1) for $39.98, which is also available with an artbox and extras such as an OST and Sound Drama ($74.99). […]

"The Inspector": Who Stole the Funny Bits?

by on June 14, 2008
Back when I was growing up (and here I’m about to date myself horribly), my cartoon-watching activities mostly involved genuflecting to the Holy Trinity of The Bugs Bunny/Roadrunner Show (plus the AAP-tagged syndicated shorts), Scooby-Doo and The Pink Panther Show. The Tom and Jerry Show would have made the Trinity a Quartet, with who knows […]

No "Marvel Extreme – Wolverine" Animated Project in the Works

by Ed Liuon June 13, 2008
UPDATED July 13, 2008: President of Marvel Animation Eric Rollman has confirmed for the Marvel Animation Age that “Marvel Extreme – Wolverine” is simply a licensing line and not the the title of an upcoming animated project. He also stated that the “Hulk Vs.” project which has been referred to in the past will be […]

Toon Zone Throwdown Final Round: Top 5 Takedowns

by Ed Liuon June 13, 2008
Here at Toon Zone News, we firmly believe that non-violent solutions to Real World problems are the ones that should be actively sought out and implemented. These solutions are harder to do, but if done correctly, they will tend to be more permanent, resulting in less ancillary suffering of innocent bystanders and more long-term happiness […]

The Unvexatious "Vexille"

by Christopher Glennonon June 13, 2008
Science fiction movies that take place in the future have a certain charm to them. More often than not, civilization as we know it is advancing in some ways and declining in others. Advances in technology can either help or hinder us as a species. So there are a lot of questions that can be […]

PR: Spectacular Spider-Man Premires "Nature vs. Nurture" on Saturday, June 14

by Ed Liuon June 13, 2008
Spider-Man has shed his symbiote suit, but the alien has made Eddie Brock’s mind and body its new home – and that lethal combination is coming after Spidey and his friends and relatives in the action-packed season finale of “The Spectacular Spider-Man” this Saturday, June 14 at 10:00 a.m. ET/PT on CW4Kids. Entitled “Nature vs. […]

Katzenberg Wants Five More "Kung Fu Panda" Movies

by Ed Liuon June 12, 2008
DreamWorks Animation head Jeffrey Katzenberg wants to make five more Kung Fu Panda movies, stating that “There is a larger story here of which this is the first chapter.” However, he added that getting to the sequel will depend on the movie becoming a blockbuster hit. (via Suite101.com)

Andrew Stanton Roundtable Interview on "WALL*E" and "John Carter"

by Ed Liuon June 12, 2008
A four-part roundtable interview with Pixar director Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo and the upcoming WALL*E) has been posted at Suite101.com. In part 1, Stanton discusses his approach to moviemaking. Part 2 discusses inspirations and the selection of certain elements of the film. Part 3 discusses what the Pixar working environment is like and touches on […]

Briefly: Bakshi Party; YTV in July; "WALL*E" and "Alvin" Licensing Plans

by Ed Liuon June 12, 2008
* ASIFA-Hollywood will be holding a party for animator Ralph Bakshi at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles, CA, on Saturday, June 14, 2008, from 7:00 – 11:00 PM. In addition to Bakshi himself, several alumni from Bakshi Productions will be in attendance as well. * Canada’s YTV has announced its programming schedule for July 2008, […]