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Scrooge McDuck, Mom, and More Make Forbes Fictional 15 Richest List

by Ed Liuon December 20, 2007
Forbes has just released its annual Fictional 15 list, chronicling the top 15 richest fictional characters. Topping the list this year is Scrooge McDuck ($28.8 billion, minus the lucky dime), avian billionaire and star of a popular series of comic books and the Disney animated TV series DuckTales, although some in the fictional business community […]

"George of the Jungle" Watch Out for Him on DVD

by Dan Collinson December 20, 2007
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Genius Entertainment and Classic Media is releasing the original George of the Jungle cartoons in George of the Jungle: The Complete Series. The 2 disc set contains all 17 episodes as well as Tom Slick and Super Chicken. The DVD will be out on February 12th.

DVD Talk Radio Interviews Marjane Satrapi on "Persepolis"

by Ed Liuon December 20, 2007
DVD Talk Radio has posted an audio interview with Marjane Satrapi about Persepolis, the animated movie based on her autobiographical graphic novel about her childhood during the Islamic Revolution.

"Beowulf" on DVD and HD DVD on February 26, 2008

by Ed Liuon December 20, 2007
Robert Zemeckis’ Beowulf will be released on DVD and HD DVD on February 26, 2008, according to a report on the High-Def Digest website. The movie used performance capture techniques to produce CGI-animation to adapt the Old English poem about the mythical monster killer. (via Neil Gaiman’s weblog)

Arthur Smith Posts an Open Letter About the State of the Anime Industry

by Weathermanon December 20, 2007
Arthur Smith, President of GDH International (the owners of GONZO Digimation), has posted an open letter to the anime fan community concerning the state of the industry. In it, he notes that sales of anime DVDs, according to the Videoscan service, have dropped over 50% from their peak time in 2005. At the same time […]

PR: Cartoon Network and Hasbro Roll Out New Series TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED

by on December 20, 2007
There’s MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE when Cartoon Network premieres a 90-minute feature presentation of Transformers Animated Special: “Transform and Roll Out”on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007 at 8 p.m. (ET, PT). The adventure begins when OPTIMUS PRIME and his small crew of AUTOBOTS come into possession of the ALLSPARK, a powerful Cybertronian artifact that attracts […]

Toon Zone Interviews Pamela Hayden on Being Millhouse for "The Simpsons"

by Ed Liuon December 20, 2007
At The Simpsons Movie DVD Release event in Bryant Park, New York City, Toon Zone News got the chance to sit down briefly with the funny and charming Pamela Hayden, the voice actress who provides the voice of Milhouse, Rod Flanders, Sarah Wiggum, Janey Powell, and several other supporting characters on the show. We are […]

"JL: New Frontier" Trailer at IGN

by on December 19, 2007
IGN has posted a new trailer for the upcoming DTV Justice League: The New Frontier. It can be found here. (via Toon Zone member Teo)

"Gurren Lagann" Jump Starts New Broadband Broadcasts

by on December 19, 2007
Broadcasts of Gurren Lagann will inaugurate The Anime Network’s new ad-supported broadband service (available at www.theanimenetworkonline.com) beginning today, the company says. The channel also says it plans to use the broadband service to regularly broadcast series that have not yet been released to home video in North America. Such series will be shown in Japanese […]

PR: Anime Network Launches New Broadband Service

by on December 19, 2007
New Hit Series Gurren Lagann Leads Off Lineup December 19, 2007 – Anime Network, America’s #1 Anime Channel, today announced a new broadband service to stream high-quality anime on the Internet. This new service is free to the consumer, who can expect to find over 20 full episodes of classic and brand new anime series […]