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Hideyuki Kikuchi Will Be Guest of Honor at NY Anime Festival 2008

by Weathermanon June 10, 2008
Hideyuki Kikuchi, the author of the Vampire Hunter D novels, will be a Guest of Honor at the New York Anime Festival this year, September 26-28 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. The long-time translator of the novels, Kevin Leahy, will be a Featured Guest. Read the full press release here:http://news.toonzone.net/article.php?ID=24216

Toon Zone Throwdown Round 2: Top 5 Duels

by on June 10, 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 […]

Andrew Stanton Confirms Writing "John Carter of Mars" Film Adaptation

by Ed Liuon June 9, 2008
Suite101.com and the Pixar Blog have both confirmed with Pixar’s Andrew Stanton that he is currently writing a live-action film adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ John Carter of Mars. This is the first confirmation on the record of long-standing rumors that Pixar was working on a live-action adaptation of the famous science fiction novel (see […]

PR: The Detour on TELETOON Pilot Project Greenlights Ten Pilots For Production

by on June 9, 2008
Toronto – After considering 200 submissions from across Canada, ten titles have been selected for The Detour on TELETOON Pilot Project,the initiative launched September, 2007 to find new and irreverent comedies for the popular evening programming block aimed at audiences aged 18 to 34. Part of the network’s commitment to the Canadian animation industry, the […]

PR: Hideyuki Kikuchi is Guest of Honor at NY Anime Festival

by on June 9, 2008
Norwalk, CT, June 9, 2008: The New York Anime Festival (NYAF) today announced Hideyuki Kikuchi — the author of the Vampire Hunter D novel series — will appear at the 2008 New York Anime Festival as a Guest of Honor and Mr. Kikuchi’s long-time friend and translator of the Vampire Hunter D books, Kevin Leahy, […]

PR: VIZ Media highlights for 2008 Licensing Show in NYC

by on June 9, 2008
San Francisco, CA, June 5, 2008 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, brings some of the hottest anime properties to the Licensing International Expo, taking place June 10 through June 12 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. […]

Toon Zone Throwdown Round 1: Top 5 Bare-Knuckle Brawls

by Ed Liuon June 9, 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 […]

"Black Cat": Frantic Feline Fun

by on June 8, 2008
I must confess that I’m not a big cat person. Generally speaking, I have little to no time for people or animals that are far cooler than me, and you can’t get cooler than a cat—especially a black one. But for Gonzo’s Black Cat, I’ll make an exception. Black Cat is another long-running manga series […]

Josh LeBar on Being Flash Thompson on "The Spectacular Spider-Man"

by Ed Liuon June 6, 2008
Actor Josh LeBar is currently giving voice to The Spectacular Spider-Man‘s Flash Thompson, but his first brush with superheroes was as a different Flash — DC Comics’ Scarlet Speedster at Six Flags St. Louis in what LeBar described as, “pretty much the easiest job ever.” The Spectacular Spider-Man‘s PR department has just released an interview […]

PR: Josh LeBar Discusses Being Flash Thompson on "The Spectacular Spider-Man"

by Ed Liuon June 6, 2008
JOSH LeBAR DISCUSSES BEING A KEY MEMBER OF “THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN” ENTOURAGE AS FLASH THOMPSON Josh LeBar draws on all kinds of life experiences when giving voice to Flash Thompson for “The Spectacular Spider-Man.” LeBar, best known for his role as agent Ari Gold’s arch rival Josh Weinstein on HBO’s “Entourage,” has lived the life […]