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Updated: Bandai Entertainment and Kadokawa USA Announce "Lucky Star" Vol. 1

by SB20xxon March 13, 2008
The first volume of Lucky Star, the 2007 anime comedy series from Kyoto Animation, has been announced by Bandai Entertainment and Kadokawa Pictures USA. It will be released on 5/6/08 for $29.98 (regular edition) or $64.98 (limited edition w/artbox). It runs 100 minutes. [Source: RightStuf ] Update: The 24-episode series about a high school girl […]

"Legion of Superheroes" to End with Current Season

by on March 13, 2008
Toon Zone sister-site World’s Finest is reporting that the Kids WB! series Legion of Super Heroes will cease production with the end of the currently running second season. According to World’s Finest, “Warner Bros. Animation is currently working on a new Batman team-up animated series, tentatively titled Batman: The Brave and The Bold, and a […]

To Bee or Not to Bee? Uh, Not to Bee

by on March 13, 2008
Are there any actual, live human beings in Hollywood? Or is everyone in Tinsel Town like Judge Doom in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?—just a CG-animated thing pretending to be human? On TV and in the magazines, all of them—the actors, the writers, the agents, the executives; the personal assistants, the gofers, the pool cleaners, the […]

"The Spectacular Spider-Man" Is Pretty Much That

by Christopher Glennonon March 13, 2008
Spider-Man is Marvel Comics’ icon. In the past decade alone, he’s starred in three live action movies, over a dozen video games, and countless comic books. Those ten years have also put him in three animated series; if you go back to the beginning, The Spectacular Spider-Man is the sixth (or even seventh, depending on […]

"Anime in the Limelight" Returning to Toon Radio

by on March 12, 2008
Anime in the Limelight will return to the Toon Radio internet radio station on March 15, Toon Radio and Limelight Media said today. The show, which is devoted to Japanese music and pop culture, will broadcast on Saturdays at 6:00pm (ET). [Source: Toon Radio/Limelight Media] [Read the full press release]

PR: Internet radio show Anime in the Limelight returns

by on March 12, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Internet radio show Anime in the Limelight returns to Toon Radio BUFFALO, NEW YORK- March 12, 2008 – Toon Radio and Limelight Media announces the return of Anime in the Limelight after a three-year hiatus. The Japanese anime and videogame music radio show has been on local terrestrial radio and has been […]

Adult Swim Getting More "Assy McGee" in April

by on March 12, 2008
New episodes of Assy McGee will premiere on Adult Swim beginning Sunday, April 6, Cartoon Network said yesterday. The premiere will inaugurate a run of fourteen new episodes. [Source: Cartoon Network] [Read the full press release]

Nick Theme Park Opening March 15 at Mall of America

by on March 12, 2008
Nickelodeon Universe, a seven-acre theme park devoted to Nick-themed rides and attractions, will hold its grand opening at the Mall of America on Saturday, March 15, at 9:00am, it was announced earlier this week. The opening will feature special appearances by such TEENick talent as Miranda Cosgrove, Nat Wolff and Alex Wolff, Lil’ J.J. and […]

"Bratz" Musical to Play in Theaters in One-Time Event

by on March 12, 2008
Select movie theaters will host BRATZ: Girlz Really Rock, a new animated musical based on the Bratz doll line, in a one-day event on April 19 at 10:00am (local time), Lionsgate has announced. The film will take the Bratz characters to a summer camp for the performing arts and introduce eight new songs and a […]

The Looney Tunes Campaign

by on March 12, 2008
A couple of days ago, an acquaintance—someone who knows I have every one of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection DVD sets—pointed me toward this Slate article by long-time political analyst Jeff Greenfield. Obviously, my friend thought I’d be interested in the way Greenfield tried developing a key political insight by referencing some of my favorite […]