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Special Features for "Avatar" Book 3 Boxed Set Revealed

by Ed Liuon August 1, 2008
TVShowsOnDVD.com has box art for the Avatar: The Last Airbender Complete Book 3 Collection DVD boxed set. As with earlier releases, this collection will include a bonus DVD of special features, and the artwork reveals what they will be for Book 3: Inside Sozin’s Comet: Exclusive four-part audio commentary by creators The Women of Avatar: […]

"Power Rangers Operation Overdive Vol. 1-3" A World Tour For Relic Hunters

by Chad Boninon August 1, 2008
The Corona Aurora, the Crown of the Gods, has fallen into the hands of evil. If the five jewels that adorn it are gathered and used, the bad guys will win. Billionaire adventure Andrew Hartford, having accidentally started the race for the jewels, selects four individuals to join him as Operation Overdrive, the latest team […]

Newsarama Interviews "Phineas & Ferb" Creators

by Ed Liuon July 31, 2008
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, co-creators of Disney’s new animated series Phineas & Ferb. The pair discuss the whopping 104-episode order (52 hours) from Disney, how far along they are in finishing those episodes, their past lives as musicians, the reaction they got at the San Diego Comic-Con, and […]

Tony Oliver, Kyle Herbert, and Steve Blum to Appear at NY Anime Fest 2008

by Ed Liuon July 31, 2008
The New York Anime Festival has announced that Tony Oliver, Kyle Herbert, and Steve Blum will be appearing as Featured Guests at this year’s festival, which runs from September 26-28, 2008, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. The three will be there as part of the English voice cast of […]

PR: Stars of Gainax’s "Gurrenn Lagann" to Appear at NY Anime Festival 2008

by Ed Liuon July 31, 2008
STARS OF GAINAX’S GURREN LAGANN TO APPEAR AT NYAF THE NEW YORK ANIME FESTIVAL WELCOMES THREE MEMBERS OF THE GURREN LAGANN CAST Norwalk, CT, July 31, 2008: The New York Anime Festival (NYAF) today announced Gurren Lagann stars Tony Oliver, Kyle Hebert, and Steve Blum will all attend its 2008 event as Featured Guests. The […]

SDCC2008: Sunday/Closing External News Roundup

by Ed Liuon July 30, 2008
Toon Zone News can’t be everywhere at the San Diego Comic-Con 2008. Below are a round-up of links from our many friends all over the Internet with news of interest to animation fans: Comic Book Resources has posted video interviews with Denys Cowan and Reginald Hudlin about Black Panther, as well as video shown to […]

SDCC2008: Freaks, Geeks and Tiny Toons Detailed Con Report

by Eileen Cruzon July 30, 2008
The well-paced Freaks, Geeks and Tiny Toons panel began with much applause from a packed room, to which Paul Rugg replied, “Where the hell were you twelve years ago? Seriously, John and I were here. There were two people in the audience and they were both our wives!”. In attendance were Jean MacCurdy, Paul Dini, […]

Marvin the Martian Live-Action/CGI Movie in Development

by Ed Liuon July 30, 2008
Variety is reporting that Warner Brothers has begun development of a Marvin the Martian feature film with Alcon Entertainment. Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove (Racing Stripes, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) will produce the movie with Steve Crystal. The movie, based on the famous Looney Tunes character, is reported to be a blend of […]

Newsarama Interviews FUNimation’s Gen Fukunaga

by Ed Liuon July 30, 2008
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed FUNimation President and CEO Gen Fukunaga about the firm’s continuing success when the general trend in the anime market suggests a decline. Fukunaga discusses the recent acquisitions of titles from Geneon and ADV, their plans for utilizing new methods and technologies to deliver content, how they have achieved growth when […]

First Looks at Disney’s "The Princess and the Frog" and "Up"; Docter Talks Up "Up"

by Ed Liuon July 30, 2008
New video clips are available for the upcoming Disney movies The Princess and the Frog and Up. The Princess and the Frog trailer is at the movie’s official website. A brief clip of Up is at the Animation Guild’s weblog. The Animation Guild weblog has also posted a video interview with Up director Pete Docter, […]