AWN Looks at Richard Williams’ Masterclass

by Ed Liuon January 14, 2009
Animation World Network has taken a look at the career and legacy of master animation director Richard Williams (Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Thief and the Cobbler), paying special attention to his animation masterclass, which teaches the fundamentals of animation and animation directing; and on the companion 16-disc DVD boxed set.

Cartoon Network’s "FusionFall" Multi-Player Online Game Goes Live

by Ed Liuon January 14, 2009
Cartoon Network’s Massive Multi-player Online Game FusionFall has officially launched after a period in beta testing. The game lets players take control of their favorite Cartoon Network characters in battling an alien invasion, with such icons as the Powerpuff Girls, Kids Next Door, Ben 10 Alien Force, Samurai Jack, Dexter’s Laboratory, and Ed Edd ‘n […]

Nick Celebrates Chinese New Year with "Ni Hao, Kai-lan" Special "Ladybug Festival"

by Ed Liuon January 14, 2009
On February 2, 2009, Nickelodeon will be airing a special episode of Ni Hao, Kai-lan to commemorate Chinese New Year. Titled “The Ladybug Festival,” the episode will follow Kai-lan and her friends as they learn the value of listening to your friends as they make their way to the ladybug festival. The special will air […]

Right Stuf Releases New Content on "Aria the Natural" Website

by Ed Liuon January 14, 2009
Right Stuf’s Nozomi Entertainment has revamped the website for Aria the Natural in advance of the DVD release of the first half of the show, coming on January 27, 2009. The new site offers a set of “virtual postcards,” news about the series, character profiles, trailers, and downloadable content. For full details on the website […]

Patrick McGoohan 1928 – 2009

by Ed Liuon January 14, 2009
Actor Patrick McGoohan has passed away after a short illness at the age of 80. McGoohan was probably best known for the British television show The Prisoner (available in its entirety for free via streaming video courtesy of AMC TV), for which he came up with the concept, played the title character, and wrote and […]

PR: Right Stuf’s Nozomi Ent. Launches Series Site for "Aria the Natural"

by Ed Liuon January 14, 2009
RIGHT STUF’S NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT Launches Series Site for ARIA The NATURAL at ARIA The NATURAL – Pt. 1 DVD Collection to be released January 27, 2009 GRIMES, IA, January 13, 2009 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and its Nozomi Entertainment division are gearing up for the January 27 release of the […]

New "Batman: The Brave & the Bold" Clips & Stills from "Dawn of the Dead Man!"

by Ed Liuon January 13, 2009
Toon Zone News has received three new video clips and 18 screenshots from “Dawn of the Dead Man!”, the next episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold, premiering on Cartoon Network on Friday, January 16, 2009, at 8:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific). Click the images to play the clips (requires QuickTime): <!– <!– <!– You can […]

"xxxHOLIC" Vols. 4, 5 and 6: It’s Scary How Lame This Series Turned Out to Be

by Maxie Zeuson January 13, 2009
I long ago stopped hoping that xxxHOLIC would turn into an honest-to-goodness supernatural-themed spook show. That, as it happens, is a benefit to being a congenital pessimist: one is so rarely surprised when everything just goes to crap. It would have pleased me no end if the final three volumes of the series had upended […]

PR: "VeggieTales: Abe and the Amazing Promise" Arrives on DVD February 7, 2009

by Ed Liuon January 13, 2009
VEGGIETALES®: ABE AND THE AMAZING PROMISE Available February 7, 2009 Featuring A Lesson On Patience – New DVD Is Worth The Wait! Nationally Syndicated Radio Show Host, “Delilah,” Voices VeggieTales Character PLUS! Simultaneous Release Of The VeggieTales® Bible From Zonderkidz FRANKLIN, TN (November 5, 2008) – Good things come to those who wait! VeggieTales®: Abe […]

Partial Season Sets For "Clannad" and "Princess Resurrection"

by Classic Speedyon January 12, 2009
ADV Films plans to release their two new anime series, Clannad and Princess Resurrection, in partial season sets, similar to what FUNimation has been doing. They were originally going to release these series in single volumes. Clannad will see a release on 3/3/09 and runs 300 minutes, while Princess Resurrection will be on 3/17/09 at […]