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Marvel Animation Interviews: MAA with Chris Yost; Comic Book Movie with Craig Kyle

by Ed Liuon December 16, 2008
The Marvel Animation Age has posted an interview with Marvel writer Chris Yost on his work for Hulk Vs. the new direct-to-video movie coming next year. Among other topics, Yost discusses how he got to work on the project, what keeps him coming back to the Hulk in the many animated series and DTVs he’s […]

"Gurren Lagann" Part 1: Taking Back the Earth in Style

by Classic Speedyon December 15, 2008
In my experience, mecha shows tend to fall into two categories: Those with lots of talk about politics and debates about the meaning of life, and those that are more interested in blowing stuff up. Gurren Lagann is the latter, but I mean that in a good way. It’s unapologetically zany action with an epic […]

"Transformers Animated" Season 2 Hits DVD on January 6, 2009

by Ed Liuon December 15, 2008
Paramount Home Entertainment has announced that Transformers Animated Season 2 will be released on DVD on January 6, 2009. The second set will contain 13 episodes of the series, and will be released just in time for the season 3 premiere of the show on Cartoon Network. Special features include audio commentary by the show’s […]

NY Times on the Quiet Charms of "Dr. Katz"

by Ed Liuon December 15, 2008
In conjunction with the recently released Best of Dr. Katz DVD, the New York Times has spoken with show creator Jonathan Katz (free registration required), who discusses how his low-key animated comedy managed to be the first animated series on Comedy Central in 1995. Katz discusses how his animated version came about, how he sees […]

NY Times Speaks with Ari Folman on "Waltz with Bashir"

by Ed Liuon December 15, 2008
The New York Times has profiled director Ari Folman, director of the biographical animated documentary Waltz with Bashir (free registration required). The movie chronicles Folman’s time in the Israeli Army during the 1982 Lebanon war, telling the story of his own younger self at the time and the massacre of hundreds to thousands of Palestinians […]

Corey Burton on Being Red Tornado in "Batman: Brave & the Bold"

by Ed Liuon December 15, 2008
Voice actor Corey Burton has spoken with Comicon.com’s PULSE News about being the Red Tornado in Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Burton discusses how he differentiates between the heroic android Red Tornado and the evil robotic villain Brainiac from Superman/Justice League, what it’s like to record in the studio, and how impressed he is […]

Marvel.com Posts "Hulk vs." Trailers

by Ed Liuon December 15, 2008
Marvel.com has posted a streaming video trailer for the Hulk Vs. direct-to-video animated movie, which pits the gamma-powered goliath against savage mutant Wolverine and Norse God of Thunder Thor: Hulk Vs. will be available on DVD and Blu-ray disc on January 27, 2009. For more details, check out Toon Zone News’ earlier coverage.

PR: Bandai Entertainment Announces "Kurokami"

by Weathermanon December 15, 2008
December 14, 2008 (Cypress, CA) – Bandai Entertainment Inc. announced today that it will take part in a simultaneous broadcast of the anime series Kurokami (The Animation) from animation studio Sunrise (Code Geass, Gundam 00) will be broadcast in Japan on TV ASAHI at 2:40 a.m. on January 8th, in the U.S. on ImaginAsian TV […]

"South Park: Season 12" Coming to DVD & Blu-Ray

by Dan Collinson December 15, 2008
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Paramount and Comedy Central are going to release Season 12 of South Park on DVD & Blu-Ray on March 10, 2009. Both versions will contain 3 discs with 14 episodes from the twelfth season, as well as 3 featurettes. This will also be the first season set of South Park to be […]

Bandai Ent. Announces "Kurokami" for US Television and DVD in 2009

by Weathermanon December 14, 2008
Bandai Entertainment has announced the licensing of “Kurokami” for the United States of America. The new production from Studio Sunrise will air on ImaginAsian TV stating on January 8th at 8pm. It will be airing simultaneously in Japan and Korea and will be the first time a Japanese animated property has been aired in the […]