Did Turtle Toy Sales, Superman, and Batman Lead to "TMNT"?

by Ed Liuon March 27, 2007
In comments to the Los Angeles Daily News, Warner Brothers distribution head Dan Fellman seemed to indicate that strong continuing toy sales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles led the studio to revive the film franchise with the CGI animated TMNT movie. Fellman stated that, “The toys were selling and there was a resurgence of […]

Marshall Rogers, "Laughing Fish" Artist, 1950 – 2007

by Ed Liuon March 27, 2007
Comic book artist Marshall Rogers passed away over the weekend at the age of 57. Rogers was the artist on the seminal Detective Comics “Strange Apparitions” story arc, which included the famous “Laughing Fish” story that was adapted into an episode of Batman the Animated Series. His other work included memorable runs on DC’s Mr. […]

Yani Mentzas of Vertical on Manga Titles; Possible CN Tie-ins

by Ed Liuon March 27, 2007 has interviewed Yani Mentzas, Editorial Director and Executive Vice President of Vertical, on the company’s manga publishing efforts. The company has published English translations of Osamu Tezuka’s Buddha and Ode to Kirihito, and just released To Terra… Vol. 1. At the end of the interview, Mentzas states, “We are looking to launch a manga […]

Brian Ward Dives Headfirst into Mobius and "Sonic the Hedgehog"

by Alex Weitzmanon March 27, 2007
Last time we heard from Brian Ward, Toon Zone was talking to him via e-mail. This time, in honor of the DVD release of the SatAM series of Sonic the Hedgehog, I drove out myself to Los Angeles and took a look at Shout! Factory in person. Meeting Brian Ward face-to-face, we grabbed a couple […]

"Witchblade Anime" Clip On-line

by Ed Liuon March 26, 2007 has a 5-minute video clip from Witchblade Anime available for viewing on-line. The project is the first collaboration between Top Cow, FUNimation, and Studio Gonzo to introduce new elements into the Witchblade franchise.

Neil Patrick Harris in "Justice League" Movie

by Ed Liuon March 26, 2007
The cast biographies on the NCAA How I Met Your Mother Picks states that actor Neil Patrick Harris “will appear in the upcoming Justice League movie.” It was not clear whether the statement applied to one of the direct-to-video DC animated movies (presumably DC: The New Frontier) or to the announced live-action movie project. (via […]

"BoBoBo-Bo Bo-BoBo" Volume 1: Is Illumitoon a "Bo-nafide Protector" Of These Rights?

by Chad Boninon March 26, 2007
Czar Baldy Bald hopes to rid the world of hair. To accomplish this, he has sent squadrons across the world to rid the scalps of the populace of their follicles. One man stands in his way, though, and that man’s full name is complicated. He is BoBoBo-Bo Bo-BoBo. Along with his friends Beauty, Don Patch, […]

TMNT shells up $25.4 million!

by Jacob T. Paschalon March 25, 2007
Shell yeah! Your favorite mean green fightin’ machines rack up twenty-five point four million on their first weekend back! [Source: Super Hero Hype]

"Space Ghost & Dino Boy" and "Birdman & the Galaxy Trio" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson March 24, 2007 reports that Warner will release Space Ghost & Dino Boy: The Complete Series and Birdman & The Galaxy Trio: The Complete Series on DVD on July 17. Both DVDs will be 2 disc sets containing 20 episodes from each series. Space Ghost & Dino Boy chronicles the adventures of the space age superhero who […]

Droopy Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson March 24, 2007 reports that Warner Brothers is releasing the sad, but lovable basset hound in Tex Avery’s Droopy: The Complete Theatrical Collection. Its a 2-disc box set containing 24 remastered and unedited theatrical shorts from 1943-1958. It also containsa documentary as well as a gag reel. The box will be in store on May 15th.