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Marvel Animation Age & Toon Zone Interview Greg Weisman on "Spectacular Spider-Man"

by Ed Liuon March 22, 2009
Greg Weisman is a veteran of the television animation business with nearly 2 decades of experience under his belt and a resume that includes work for the likes of Disney, DreamWorks, and Warner Brothers. He is best known as supervising producer and story editor for Gargoyles, a television show that still inspires incredible dedication in […]

Henson’s ‘Dinosaur Train’ to be Showcased at MIPTV

by Craig Crumptonon March 21, 2009
Licensing.biz reports that The Jim Henson Company will be showing off its new pre-school CGI series Dinosaur Train at next month’s MIPTV. The series is already slated to air on PBS Kids in the fall, and has also been acquired for broadcast in Canada. And expect to see pre-school products by the fall of 2010. […]

Adam West Talks Batman, Family Guy, and Super Capers

by Craig Crumptonon March 21, 2009
The LA Times has interviewed Adam West on his roles as Batman and Mayor Adam West on Family Guy. West reveals that he will physically appear with Rob Lowe on Family Guy in a “hysterical” live-action scene for an upcoming episode of the animated series. West also mentions he will guest star in a new […]

New Video Clip from "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" Season Finale "Hostage Crisis"

by Ed Liuon March 20, 2009
Toon Zone News is proud to present the following new video clip from “Hostage Crisis,” the season finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Click the image to play the clip (requires QuickTime): <!– You can also right-click here (control-click on a Mac) to download the movie (37.5 MB) if the video above does not […]

"Naruto Shippuden" Episode 101 Gets Simultaneous Debut in U.S. & Japan on Mar 26, ’09

by Ed Liuon March 19, 2009
VIZ Media has become the first American anime company to achieve the “holy grail” of anime fans: a episode of an anime series that will debut simultaneously in both the United States and Japan. Episode 101 of Naruto Shippuden will be available for free at the official Naruto website at www.naruto.com on March 26, 2009, […]

"Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode 2" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson March 19, 2009
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Warner Brothers is releasing Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode 2 on DVD July 21st. The DVD will not only contain the special, but also a special extended edition with 15 minutes of never-before-seen footage. Also includes video commentary, deleted scenes, an animation meeting, and behind the scenes footage.

"Pinocchio" 70th Anniversary DVD/Blu-ray Deliver Monstro-Sized Sales Debut

by Ed Liuon March 19, 2009
The Hollywood Reporter is stating that the new re-release of Pinocchio topped national home video sales for the week ending March 15, 2009, with Blu-ray disc sales accounting for 15% of the total units sold. The relatively high number of Blu-ray discs sold suggests that the format may be expanding past technology early adopters. (via […]

Disney/Pixar’s "Up" to Open 2009 Cannes Film Festival

by Ed Liuon March 19, 2009
Disney/Pixar’s Up will open the Cannes Film Festival on May 13, 2009, becoming the first Disney film and the first animated film to open the renowned festival. The movie will open 2 weeks later on May 29, 2009. In response to the announcement, Chief Creative Officer for Disney and Pixar John Lasseter stated, “This is […]

AWN Interviews "Venture Bros." Co-Creators on Season 3 Blu-ray and Season 4

by Ed Liuon March 19, 2009
AWN has interviewed Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer, the co-creators of Adult Swim’s Venture Bros., about the upcoming release of season 3 on Blu-ray and the next season of the show, which debuts in November 2009. Publick and Hammer discuss how the show has evolved since its origins as a Johnny Quest parody, the decision […]

Viz Media Announces "Bleach" Season 3 Box Set

by Classic Speedyon March 19, 2009
On 7/14/09, Viz Media will release Bleach‘s third season on DVD. It will come in both regular ($69.97) and limited editions ($89.97). Both versions run 500 minutes. [Source: AAA Anime ]