The Animation Fan’s Guide to New York Comic Con 2009

by Ed Liuon February 5, 2009
The New York Comic Con is opening tomorrow, February 6, 2009, and running all weekend. Below are all the panels, screenings, and events that might be of interest to animation fans heading out to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. For full details about any of these panels, visit the New York Comic Con website. […]

"Coraline" News Blitz: Articles, Interviews, and Features Around the Web

by Ed Liuon February 5, 2009
Laika’s stop-motion feature film Coraline has been featured in arts articles across the Internet: Director Henry Selick has been interviewed by the Orlando Sentinel,, and Among other topics, Selick discusses how appropriate the movie is for children (describing it as “for brave children of all ages,” as are the rest of his films), […]

VIZ Media Announces "I”s" DVD 2-Disc Set Streeting March 24, 2009

by Ed Liuon February 5, 2009
VIZ Media has released details about the I”s 2-disc boxed set, which will be released on March 24, 2009. The series centers on three high school students: Iori Hazuki, a glamourous girl with aspirations to be a model or an actress; Ichitaka Seto, a boy with a crush on Iori; and Ichitaka’s childhood friend Itsuki, […]

Corus Kids Releases March 2009 Highlights

by Ed Liuon February 5, 2009
Canada’s Corus Kids has released its March 2009 programming highlights, which include the debut of the animated comedy series League of Super Evil and films like Flushed Away, Barnyard, and Open Season. The full press release follows: CORUS KIDS MARCH 2009 HIGHLIGHTS YTV Premieres Nickelodeon’s New Comedy Series True Jackson, VP Teen Divers Explore the […]

Disney Reports $845M Profit for 1Q 2009; Plans to Reduce DVD Releases

by Ed Liuon February 5, 2009
The Walt Disney Company announced a profit of $845 million for the first financial quarter of 2009 (ending December 27, 2008), representing a 32% decline from the $1.25 billion for the same time a year ago (free registration required). In a conference call with analysts, Disney CEO Robert Iger stated that the worldwide drop in […]

June Foray Documentary Coming Summer 2009

by Craig Crumptonon February 5, 2009
Coming Summer 2009 from Abra-Cadabra Productions is a documentary on the First Lady of Cartoon Voices, June Foray. This 30-minute DVD is narrated by Gary Owens and features interviews with a number of noted animation industry talents such as Bill Melendez, Phil Roman, Rob Paulsen, Joe Alaskey, Will Ryan, Art Leonardi, Eric Goldberg, and Bill […]

"Black Blood Brothers" Box is Pretty Bloody Good

by Ed Liuon February 4, 2009
You’ve probably had the experience of walking into the middle of a conversation only to hear someone say something like, “Well, sometimes there’s a fake cow.” That peculiar feeling—that you understand all the words while missing the big picture—pervades a lot of the early episodes of Black Blood Brothers, an anime series that happily flings […]

Toon Zone Presents "Batman: Brave & the Bold" Clips from "The Eyes of Despero!"

by Ed Liuon February 4, 2009
Toon Zone News is proud to present three new video clips and 17 still images from “The Eyes of Despero!”, the newest upcoming episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Click the images to play the clips (requires QuickTime): <!– <!– <!– Click on any of the screenshots below to view in full high-definition […]

PR: NYCC and Disney/Pixar Present the First 50 Minutes of "Up"

by Ed Liuon February 4, 2009
NYCC And Disney•Pixar Present The First 50 Minutes Of UP Norwalk, CT, February 3, 2009: New York Comic Con is proud to announce that the first 50 minutes of Disney•Pixar’s 10th film, UP, will screen for the first time at New York Comic Con in the IGN Theater. UP is a comedy adventure about 78-year-old […]

PR: It’s Boy Meets Girl – and Another Girl – in VIZ Media Debut of I”s DVD Box Set

by Ed Liuon February 4, 2009
IT’S BOY MEETS GIRL – AND ANOTHER GIRL – IN VIZ MEDIA DEBUT OF I”s DVD BOX SET Zany Comedy About A High School Boy And Two Sexy Classmates Inspired By A Popular Manga Series San Francisco, CA, FEBRUARY 3, 2009 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and […]