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Toon Zone Podcast Episode 9: DreamWorks Supervising Animators Burgess, Hill & Reisig

David Burgess, John Hill and Jason Reisig, supervising animators at DreamWorks Animation, talk about characterizations, fur troubles, and animation in Over the Hedge, plus the new wave of “cartoony” cg cartoons and new projects such as Bee Movie, Kung Fu Panda and Rex Havoc. RSS feed On the next episode, TZ talks with Pixar animator […]

"ThunderCats" Nostalgia Claims Another Victim

Ah, ThunderCats. One of the most popular cartoons from the 80′s, with an awesome theme song, memorable voice acting (though the quality of said voice acting is debatable), and, most importantly, the first show to ever be broadcast on this tiny little action block known as Toonami. But does the series still hold up? Especially […]

Disney to Sell Downloadable Films via CinemaNow

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the Walt Disney Company will begin selling movies over the Internet through CinemaNow Inc (free registration required), with the CGI animated Chicken Little being named as a launch title. It is expected that the movies will be available on the same day as the DVD release for $19.95 […]

Central Park Sets New Release Dates for "Votoms," "Wrath of the Ninja"

Central Park Media this morning announced August 8 as the release date for the Wrath of the Ninja Collector’s Edition, and for the last volume and series box set of Armored Trooper Votoms, suggesting the company plans to continue releasing discs through its recent financial difficulties. The Votoms series set will include all four volumes […]

"Wrath of the Ninja Collector's Series" Edition Scheduled for August Release

“WRATH OF THE NINJA COLLECTOR’S SERIES” EDITION SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST RELEASE Two-Disc Set To Be Priced At Only $24.95 SRP NEW YORK, NY (May 31, 2006)  Central Park Media announced the release of the Wrath of the Ninja Collector’s Series Edition which contains both the Wrath of the Ninja motion picture and the original […]

Ground-Breaking War Epic Draws to a Close with the August Release of Armored Troop...

GROUND-BREAKING WAR EPIC DRAWS TO A CLOSE WITH THE AUGUST RELEASE OF ARMORED TROOPER VOTOMS: GOD PLANET QUENT “VOTOMS DVD Collection” To Be Released At Same Time as Last Story Arc And To Be Housed In Collector’s Ammo Can NEW YORK, NY (May 31, 2006)  Central Park Media announced today that the release of […]

"Maburaho Vol. 7:" The End of Everything, Thankfully

After a long, annoying, and at times, torturous ride, Maburaho is down to its last volume. The series has shown flashes of being good, but can it recapture that essence in time for the series finale? Rin is the only one left with ashes to give to Kazuki, but Shino’s words tear at her core. […]

John Lasseter Talks "Cars"; Confirms New 2-D at Disney

An article in the New York Times covers the pressure on Pixar Animation Studios on the upcoming film Cars (registration required), noting that it is poised to extend Pixar’s critical and box-office winning streak past that of Walt Disney himself. Several comments by film director and Disney Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter delve into the […]

"Super Mario Bros." Volume 2 Comes to DVD October 31

Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Volume 2 of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show will be available on DVD on October 31.

Central Park Setbacks Caused by Musicland Bankruptcy, Managing Director Says

Late last week, reports of extensive layoffs at anime licensor Central Park Media led to speculation that the company was preparing for bankruptcy. Though the company has not yet confirmed or denied the filing rumors, CPM founder and managing director John O’Donnell issued a statement to Toon Zone News with more information about the recent […]

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