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"Star Wars: The Clone Wars" Is a CG-Film Only a CG-Audience Could Love

by Maxie Zeuson August 15, 2008
The other day the phone rang, but I let the answering machine get it. The “caller,” it turned out, was an automated system from one of the big box stores. Their machine and our machine spent a merry few minutes trying to talk to each other, what with the one badgering the other to press […]

Newsarama Begins "Clone Wars Weekly" with Dave Filoni

by Ed Liuon August 15, 2008
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has begun a new feature called “Clone Wars Weekly,” inaugurating it with a chat with director Dave Filoni. Filoni discusses his way up in the animation industry from Mission Hill to Avatar the Last Airbender to Star Wars. Filoni also discusses the link (or lack of one) between this Clone Wars movie/series […]

"Popeye and Friends" Vol. 2 Cancelled

by Classic Speedyon August 15, 2008
According to Warner Home Video, Popeye and Friends Vol. 2, which was scheduled for 9/30/08, has been cancelled, as “Popeye has such a strong appeal to collectors, so we’re focusing on that.” This cancellation doesn’t affect the release of Popeye the Sailor Volume 3: 1941-1943, however; that is expected on 9/30/08 as planned. [Source: TVShowsOnDVD.com […]

"Masters of the Universe" Season 1, Part 2 Continues To Impress

by Jon Ton August 15, 2008
The first half of the first season of 2002’s He-Man and the Masters of the Universe struck a good balance between establishing the world of Eternia and giving viewers some effective character-specific episodes. With most of the world-building out of the way, the second half of the season (lately released to DVD) is given over […]

LA Times on Dave Filoni Directing "Star Wars: The Clone Wars"

by Ed Liuon August 14, 2008
The Los Angeles Times has profiled Dave Filoni and his stewardship of the Star Wars legacy as the director of the upcoming Star Wars: The Clone Wars CGI animated feature film and TV series (free registration required). Filoni discusses how his work on Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender led to his current job and what […]

PR: Japan Society Teaches Language Lessons at NYAF

by Ed Liuon August 14, 2008
JAPAN SOCIETY TEACHES LANGUAGE LESSONS AT NYAF JAPAN SOCIETY AND THE NEW YORK ANIME FESTIVAL LAUNCH AN ON-GOING PARTNERSHIP Norwalk, CT, August 14, 2008: The New York Anime Festival, an anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture convention from the creators of New York Comic Con, today announced a year-round partnership with Japan Society, a non-profit […]

CBR on New "Clone Wars" Comics

by Ed Liuon August 14, 2008
Comic Book Resources has spoken with scripter Henry Gilroy about the new comic books from Dark Horse based on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the CGI animated continuation of the Star Wars saga which hits theaters on August 15, 2008, and will then become a series on Cartoon Network. Gilroy discusses the story that he […]

"Who Bob What Pants": New SpongeBob Special Coming to DVD

by Classic Speedyon August 14, 2008
A new SpongeBob direct-to-video movie is coming soon. Entitled “Who Bob What Pants”, the 74 minute film will debut on DVD on 10/14/08 for $16.99. It concerns SpongeBob leaving Bikini Bottom, getting amnesia, and becoming the ruler of another town; SpongeBob’s friends set out to bring him back, even though he doesn’t remember who they […]

Briefly: "The Best of Dr. Katz" Coming in December

by Classic Speedyon August 13, 2008
Comedy Central and Paramount are planning to release The Best of Dr. Katz on 12/9/08 for $19.99. As the title suggests, it will be a best-of release, mainly for casual fans. [Source: TVShowsOnDVD.com ]

"Freakazoid": Watch It With Pot Roast and Cola

by Maxie Zeuson August 13, 2008
It’s probably impossible for an old-time Toon Zone staffer like me to give Freakazoid a dispassionate review. I’m not one of the site’s founding members, but I am part of that generational group, and I’m helplessly biased when it comes to silver-age Warner Bros. animation. I mean, I’m one of the few people who liked […]