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PR: MyToons.com Co-Sponsors "MonsterJam" Animation Contest

by Ed Liuon May 15, 2008
MYTOONS.COM CO-SPONSORS “MONSTERJAM” ANIMATION CONTEST Call For Animation Submissions for National Film Board Cinema Screening in Toronto TORONTO – May 15, 2008 – MyToons.com, the premier online animation community, is co-sponsoring the Toronto “MONSTERJAM” Animation contest. Animators are challenged to create a 10-second animated film featuring monsters created with any animation technique. “MyToons is excited […]

"SpongeBob" Copyright Lawsuit Dismissed

by Ed Liuon May 15, 2008
A lawsuit brought by Fairfield artist claiming he invented SpongeBob SquarePants has been dismissed (read Toon Zone News’ original coverage here). U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illston wrote that artist Troy Walker had not proven that his comic strip, “Mr. Bob Spongee, The Unemployeed Sponge,” was the basis of Stephen Hillenburg’s animated character, noting that […]

ADV Films Announces New July Titles Including "Divergence Eve" Seraphim Collection

by SB20xxon May 15, 2008
New volumes in July include: * Devil May Cry vol. 3: 7/15/08 – $26.96 * Kanon vol. 6: 7/1/08 – $29.98 * Pumpkin Scissors vol. 5: 7/22/08 – $29.98 * Shattered Angels vol. 3: 7/15/08 – $29.98 * Tokyo Majin vol. 4: 7/8/08 – $29.98 * Welcome to the NHK vol. 5: 7/8/08 – $29.98 […]

"Aqua Teen Hunger Force" Creates Another Public Nuisance in Illinois

by Ed Liuon May 15, 2008
Adult Swim’s Aqua Teen Hunger Force is causing another controversy with civic officials, this time in Urbana, IL. Stickers for the show have been popping up on street signs and buildings throughout the city, which is creating extra work and straining budgets for the Urbana Public Works department. According to an employee for Public Works, […]

Kevin Conroy on Voicing Batman

by on May 15, 2008
It wasn’t hard for Kevin Conroy to get back in character as the title character for Batman: Gotham Knight, he says in a new studio-provided interview. In fact, he is such an expert on the character that he would be asked in the recording sessions what Batman would say during a scene. And though the […]

Comedy Central Adding "Imaginationland" and "Atom TV" to Lineup

by on May 15, 2008
South Park” “Imaginationland: The Movie will make its network television debut on Comedy Central on July 27, the network said yesterday. The film will feature previously unaired footage especially created for the director’s cut of the movie. In addition, Comedy Central says it will add Atom TV, a collection of webisodes from the Atom.com website, […]

PR: Kevin Conroy Discusses Voicing Title Character in "Batman Gotham Knight"

by on May 15, 2008
Kevin Conroy had studied for and starred on the stage, advanced his career through soap operas, and was featured in television series like “Dynasty” and “Tour of Duty.” He had no idea that stepping into a sound booth in 1991 to audition for his first cartoon voiceover role would forever cement his place in the […]

"Great Pumpkin" to Rise from DVD Shelves on Sept. 2

by on May 15, 2008
Warner Home Video will release It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown to DVD on September 2, the company announced yesterday. It will retail for $19.98. [Source: Warner Home Video]

Dark Horse on the "Gantz" Manga

by Ed Liuon May 14, 2008
Newsarama has interviewed Michael Gombos, Dark Horse Comics’ Director of Asian Licensing, about their English-language Gantz manga coming in June. Gombos goes into the plot of Gantz, the long process of bringing the manga to US shores, the competition over Gantz between Dark Horse and VIZ Media (which is owned by Gantz publisher Shueisha), how […]

Torres, Nauck, and Storrie Interviewed on DC Animated Comics

by Ed Liuon May 14, 2008
The World’s Finest Online has posted three interviews relating to DC’s animated series tie-in comics. The first speaks with writer Paul Storrie about his Gotham Girls mini-series, where he digs into the odds of a trade paperback collection and what he’s working on currently. The others focus on Teen Titans Go!, speaking with writer J. […]