New "Astro Boy" Trailer Available on Yahoo Movies

by Ed Liuon March 26, 2009
Summit Entertainment and Imagi Animation Studios has made the second theatrical teaser trailer to Astro Boy available in streaming video on Yahoo! Movies. The movie is scheduled for release on October 23, 2009, and features the voice talents of Freddie Highmore, Kristen Bell, and Nathan Lane in a retelling of Osamu Tezuka’s famous manga.

"Gakuen Alice" DVD Set Coming on June 30, 2009, from Right Stuf’s Nozomi Ent.

by Ed Liuon March 26, 2009
Right Stuf’s Nozomi Entertainment has announced the full Gakuen Alice DVD collection, scheduled for release on June 30, 2009. The series centers on best friends Mikan and Hotaru, who are separated when Hotaru is escorted to a mysterious school called the “Alice Academy.” When Mikan follows her friend, she discovers the Alice Academy is a […]

"Angel Wars: The Messengers" Is Far From Heaven, But Not Earthbound, Either

by Eileen Cruzon March 25, 2009
The Messengers is the latest entry in TeleStoryTOONS’s Angel Wars direct-to-DVD CG-animated series. The DVD contains six short stories that follow the adventures of Eli and Kira, angels-in-training. The supporting cast includes the archangel Michael and the guardian angels Arianna, Paladin, and Swift. These characters live in a world reflecting some odd merger of the […]

New ‘OnLive’ Tech Could Render Consoles Obsolete

by Craig Crumptonon March 25, 2009
Yahoo News reports: Palo Alto startup OnLive…plans to launch a groundbreaking gaming service this winter. OnLive will supply players with a small set-top box, not much bigger than a Nintendo DS, which will plug into your TV and your home broadband connection, [and] start playing games just like those on the Xbox 360, PS3 or […]

Volume 1 of "The Secret Saturdays" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson March 25, 2009 reports that Warner Bros will release Volume 1 of the Cartoon Network series The Secret Saturdays on DVD July 21, 2009. The DVD will include five episodes from the first season: The Kur. Stone Part 1 The Kur. Stone Part 2 The Vengence of Hibagon The Ice Caverns of Ellef Ringnes Guess Who’s Going […]

PR: Cartoon Network Continues Evolution w/Largest, Most Diverse Slate in Network Hist

by Ed Liuon March 25, 2009
Cartoon Network Continues Its Evolution With Largest, Most Diverse Development Slate in Network History 19 New Programming Ventures: Seven New Animated Series and Four Original Movies (Live-Action/CG-Animated) Network Introduces For the First Time Six Live-Action “Alternative” Series and Two Scripted Live-Action Pilots Sports Partnership with NBA, Recruits Boston Celtics Superstar Eddie House for My Dad’s […]

Animation News from the 2009 Cartoon Network Upfront (UPDATED 12:57 PM with images)

by Eileen Cruzon March 25, 2009
The Cartoon Network 2009 Upfront is finished! Check below for news about all the new and returning shows, with images (click any image to enlarge), or click here to read the Cartoon Network press release for this year’s upfront. UPDATE 11:45 AM Returning series include Star Wars: Clone Wars, Chowder, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, […]

"Tsubasa: The Soul Of Memory": An Ending to Try Men’s Souls

by Chad Boninon March 25, 2009
The heroes have traveled to a new world, but a new hero rises from it! Princess Sakura’s childhood friend, who is better at magic and sword fighting, and is more devoted to her than any of her current companions, swears he will take her on the quest for all of her memory feathers. Will this […]

Disney Releases 3 Video Clips from "Lilo & Stitch"

by Ed Liuon March 25, 2009
In conjunction with the newly released Lilo & Stitch Big Wave Edition 2-disc DVD, Disney has made several video clips from the movie available: Elvis (film) Ugly Duckling (film) Wishing Star (film) Lilo & Stitch Big Wave Edition is available now. For more information, check out Toon Zone News’ earlier coverage.

PR Interviews with "Bolt" Co-Directors and Exec. Producer John Lasseter

by Ed Liuon March 25, 2009
In conjuction with the DVD and Blu-ray release of Bolt, Disney has released three interviews with Chris Williams and Byron Howard, co-directors of Bolt, and John Lasseter, executive producer of Bolt and Chief Creative Officer of Disney and Pixar. Bolt is available now on DVD and Blu-ray disc. For more information on the releases, read […]