"The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye" Vol 6’s Understated Ending

by Ed Liuon June 2, 2008
In its sixth volume of four episodes, The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye ends with more of a whisper than a bang. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it does come as a bit of a surprise after the slam-bang thrill ride that was the previous volume. Still, this last set of […]

Toon Zone News Interview Series: "A Life in Voice Acting" with Bob Bergen (Part 2)

by Ed Liuon June 2, 2008
In part one of our interview with Bob Bergen, we followed his training as an actor, his careers as a tour guide for Universal Studios and as the host of the Hollywood Christmas Parade, and his approach to acting in the studio. In part two, below, we focus in on his roles as Porky Pig […]

Verizon Internet to Add Manga Entertainment Anime

by Weathermanon May 31, 2008
A new download-to-own service on the Verizon internet service called Starz Play will have access to over 3,000 Starz Entertainment titles including titles from Manga Entertainment as well as other Starz Entertainment properties like Anchor Bay. The plan will also include a live feed of the main Starz cable channel and will be available for […]

"Liberty’s Kids" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson May 31, 2008 reports that the PBS series Liberty’s Kids is coming to DVD in a 6-disc set from Shout! Factory. The show chronicles James, Sarah, and Henri, three kids who cover the American Revolution for Benjamin Franklin’s newspaper. The show features guest voices like Billy Crystal, Ben Stiller, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, and Whoopi Goldberg, and […]

New "Tinker Bell" Trailer and Video Clip Released

by Ed Liuon May 31, 2008
Disney has released a new trailer for the upcoming Tinker Bell direct-to-video animated movie, starring Mae Whitman as the title character and coming this October to DVD and Blu-ray disc: A separate video also features Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios chief creative officer John Lasseter introducing a clip from Tinker Bell. For full details […]

PR: Tinker Bell: All-New Movie on DVD and Blu-ray October 28, 2008

by Ed Liuon May 31, 2008
Walt Disney Pictures Gives a Voice to One of the World’s Most Beloved and Timeless Characters Tinker Bell An All-New Movie on Disney DVD and Blu-rayTM Hi-Def October 28 Reveals Tinker Bell’s Origins and the Magical Role of Fairies in Nature BURBANK, California, May 29, 2008 -For the first time in history, Tinker Bell, one […]

"Venture Bros." Season Three: They’re Not Dead Again, Are They?

by on May 31, 2008
During its first season on the air, The Venture Bros. quickly became one of the most surprising and least predictable shows on TV: a Johnny Quest parody that overflowed the banks of mere pastiche and filled the screen with a riotously inventive world of absurdist comedy and cockeyed dramatics. It was the kind of show […]

Newsarama Interviews Larry Kenney, Voice of "Thundercats" Lion-O

by Ed Liuon May 30, 2008
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed Larry Kenney, best known as the voice of Thundercats leader Lion-O. Kenney discusses how his career started on radio with Don Imus, how the decision to produce Thundercats in New York City led to his casting, and the moving letters he’s received from numerous fans of th show.

Toon Zone News Interview Series: "A Life in Voice Acting" with Bob Bergen (Part 1)

by Ed Liuon May 30, 2008
“A Life in Voice Acting” will be a semi-regular interview series at Toon Zone News, digging into the lives and techniques of the actors who primarily make their living providing voices for our favorite animated cartoon characters. As far back as he can remember, Bob Bergen wanted to be Porky Pig. However, rather than just […]

"Oban Star-Racers": Fun Adventure, Poor Racing

by on May 30, 2008
Racing has always been a tricky genre to animate. In video games it’s easy: all you have to do is get the racing part fast and furious and you’ve got a winner. Plot, characters, and backgrounds don’t really matter much in the end. But in animation, you need that stuff if the audience is to […]