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More "Bleach" Merchandise Coming from C&D Visionary

by Ed Liuon November 1, 2006
VIZ Media has issued a press release announcing the latest merchandising licensee for the hit manga and anime series Bleach. C&D Visionary will be producing Bleach buttons, stickers, key chains, magnets, shoelaces, and postcards for the United States. Read the full press release here.

DreamWorks Reports 3Q Profit of $10.5 million

by Ed Liuon November 1, 2006
DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. reported a .5 million profit for the third quarter of 2006, up from a loss of $0.7 million for the same period last year. The profit was attributed to continuing strong sales of the Madagascar DVD and to sales of Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit feature film to […]

Press Release: VIZ Grants C&D Visionary "Bleach" Merchandising License

by Ed Liuon November 1, 2006
Date: October 31, 2006 VIZ MEDIA’S LICENSING NEWS FLASH!!! THE “SCOOP”: VIZ MEDIA LICENSES RECENTLY GRANTED THE “PROPERTY”: BLEACH BLEACH, based on the best selling manga series from VIZ Media with over 1.4 million copies in print, is now seen on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block. BLEACH is the story of 15-year-old Ichigo who has […]

Amusing Openings For Animated Hellboy

by Stuon November 1, 2006
Hellboy makes his debut on the small screen as part of Cartoon Network’s deal to air both planned Hellboy Direct To DVD movies this year and next. Direct To DVD has recently become a haven for animation fans as the state of Saturday morning usually leaves much to be desired as most of the people […]

ADV Films Announces New January '07 Titles

by Classic Speedyon November 1, 2006
A few new series are making their debut in January 2007: Best Student Council (1/9/07), Coyote Ragtime Show (1/16/07), Moeyo Ken TV (1/30/07), and Utawarerumono (1/16/07). All have a MSRP of $29.98, and aside from Coyote Ragtime Show, all run 125 minutes. Complete collections include Area 88 TV (thinpak), Get Backers Season 2 (thinpak), Hello […]

Viz Announces New January and February Titles

by Classic Speedyon November 1, 2006
During January, expect Bleach (vol. 2), Flame of Recca (vol. 10), Hikaru No Go (vol. 6), Naruto (vol. 8), and Pokemon Advanced Battle (vol. 5 & 6). All volumes listed above are $24.98, except for Pokemon, which will be $14.98. February should bring us Inu-Yasha (vol. 50 & 51), Naruto (vol. 9), One Piece (vol. […]

Geneon Announces New 2007 Titles

by Classic Speedyon November 1, 2006
Geneon recently provided five months of new releases. In January, Ergo Proxy (vol. 2), Heat Guy J (complete box set), and Tales of Phantasia (vol. 1) will be released. During February, we can expect Elemental Gelade (vol. 5), Fate/Stay Night (vol. 2), Saiyuki Reload Gunlock (vol. 6), and Viewtiful Joe (vol. 7). March brings us […]

"Wrath of the Ninja": New History - Now With Monsters!

by Chris Woodon October 31, 2006
In the 1990s, as anime began to demonstrate its popularity on home video American distributors started releasing whatever they could lay their hands on. Thanks to the early success of exploitation titles like Fist of the North Star, their only criteria seemed to be that there was plentiful bloodshed. With a few notable exceptions like […]

'The Invincible Iron Man' DTV Specs, Synopsis And Cover Announced

by Stuon October 31, 2006
Toon Zone News has learned that Lions Gate/Marvel will release The Invincible Iron Man directly to DVD on January 23rd, 2007. The Invincible Iron Man is the third of eight planned Direct To DVD features from the Marvel/Lions Gate partnership. Lions Gate has also provided Toon Zone News with the film’s synopsis and DVD specs. […]

J. Torres Talks "Ninja Scroll" Comics

by Ed Liuon October 30, 2006
Comicon.com’s PULSE News has interviewed writer J. Torres about his adaptation of the Ninja Scroll anime into a comic for DC/Wildstorm. The interview covers how he landed the job to write Ninja Scroll, where it fits in between the movie and the TV series, and how he approaches writing his many different licensed property comics […]