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Ghibli Releases Classic French "Le Roi et L'Oiseau" Cartoon

Amid Amidi of Cartoon Brew reports that Paul Grimault’s classic cartoon Le Roi et L’Oiseau has just been re-issued on DVD in Japan, thanks to the efforts of Studio Ghibli. The movie, which took nearly 30 years to complete, will also be screened in a limited theatrical run until September 22, and Grimault’s work will […]

"Ultimate Avengers 2": Redundancies Assemble!

The first Ultimate Avengers DTV film represented a big step in the right direction for Marvel Comics animation. Not only were the smooth animation and thrilling fights perhaps the best the Marvel universe has ever enjoyed, but at a time when rival DC’s superhero cartoons are skewing younger and younger UA endeavored to appeal across […]

Press Release: Original Animated Comedy Series "The Replacements" Premieres on Disney

ORIGINAL ANIMATED COMEDY SERIES “THE REPLACEMENTS” PREMIERES SEPTEMBER 8 ON DISNEY CHANNEL — The Wondermints (“Austin Powers”) Perform Main Title Theme Song – BURBANK, July 31, 2006 . . . Disney’s original animated comedy series “The Replacements,” about orphaned tween siblings who can replace any adult in their life with the help of a mysterious […]

Comedy Central: "South Park" Ad Not Aimed at Mel Gibson

Representatives from Comedy Central had to state that a recent ad for South Park was not meant to exploit the public relations problems actor Mel Gibson is facing over anti-Semitic remarks made during a driving-while-intoxicated incident (free registration required). Instead, the ad intended to exploit the public relations problems actor Tom Cruise faced over the […]

Sony Pictures TV Working on New Animated DTV Spider-Man Series

An article in the Hollywood Reporter focuses on Sony Pictures Television’s Culver Entertainment subsidiary company, which will make it “the first major television studio to enter the direct-to-DVD market for series.” The first new series will be a new animated Spider-Man show, presumably to capitalize on the upcoming Spider-Man 3 movie. The article states that […]

Press Release: New TBS, Inc. Network Programming Now Available on iTunes Music Store

New TBS, Inc. Network Programming from CNN, Adult Swim & Cartoon Network Now Available on the iTunes Music Store Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.) and Apple® today announced that hit programming from CNN, Adult Swim and Cartoon Network is now available for purchase and download on the iTunes® Music Store (www.itunes.com). The new content […]

The "Animaniacs" Finally Escape! Onto DVD

Kid, young adult or old fart, it really doesn’t matter when it comes to Animaniacs. There is something so comforting about seeing these old (to me) cartoons once more, and realizing that I wasn’t wrong all those years ago – Animaniacs really is that good. I can still remember sitting down to new and used […]

"TMNT" Director and Producer Interviews

Comic Book Resources has posted two interviews for the new CGI Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, titled simply TMNT. The first interview is an interview with TMNT director Kevin Munroe, while the second is with producer Thomas Gray. The two discuss their respective roles on the film, and how they plan to make this iteration […]

San Diego Comic-Con: Complete On-Site Coverage (Update 19)

The annual San Diego Comic-Con is currently taking place in sunny California and Toon Zone is on the scene. Stay tuned for continuing coverage live from the Con all weekend long. Links to all of Toon Zone’s coverage so far can be found here: SDCC: DelRey Announces 5 New Manga Titles SDCC: Bandai Reconfirms Anime […]

SDCC: Tokyopop Announces Three Titles And A Secret Project

Tokyopop brought a big crew to their panel including Kim Jae-Hwan, manwha author on King of Hell and the Warcraft manwha trilogy. They announced a new title that he’s making directly with Tokyopop that is as-yet untitled, but is nearly complete as far as artwork is concerned. They announced three new acquisitions as well: Rure […]

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