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Kids WB Announces New Schedule

Kids WB has announced a new Saturday schedule which will go into effect on Saturday, December 10: 8:00am – Viewtiful Joe 8:30am – The Batman 9:00am – Xiaolin Showdown 9:30am – Loonatics Unleashed 10:00am – Pokémon Advanced Battle 10:30am – Coconut Fred’s Fruit Salad Island 11:00am – Johnny Test 11:30am – Yu-Gi-Oh! Dawn of the […]

Nick Announces More 'Let's Just Play' Winners

Nickelodeon has announced the third round of winners of the “Let’s Just Play Giveaway,” an effort by the network to distribute more than $1 million in funds to help kids improve their schools’ or communities’ play facilities. PR Newswire reports.

"Kong: King of Atlantis" It's Disney Kong!

Did you know that a ferocious giant ape would be an ideal lead for a children’s cartoon series? Neither did I, but those forward-thinking folks at BKN International seized on this idea in 2001 to create Kong: The Animated Series, which today seems to be largely forgotten. However, when BKN heard that Lord of the […]

DC Heroes on U.S. Postage Stamps in 2006

The United States Postal Service has announced that several DC Comics superheroes will be featured on postage stamps in 2006. The sheet of 20 stamps will focus on 10 heroes (Superman, Batman and Robin, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Green Lantern, the Flash, Green Arrow, Supergirl, Plastic Man, and Hawkman) with one stamp featuring the hero and […]

Comic Book Guide to "Aeon Flux"

The Boston Globe has posted a humorous 16-page guide to Aeon Flux, tracing its evolution from animated shorts on MTV’s Liquid Television to a half-hour show to a live-action movie starring Charlize Theron in the title role. The Complete Aeon Flux was just released on DVD, and the movie opens this Friday, December 2. (UPDATED: […]

"Fortune" Magazine on AD Vision and the Anime Industry

Fortune magazine has posted an article about AD Vision and its impact on the American anime industry, comparing how it reacts to fans and market demands to the lack of either from traditional Hollywood entertainment companies. Among other things, the article discusses the variety of AD Vision’s anime and manga library, their relationship with “fansubbers,” […]

Toon Zone Podcast Episode 4: Jerry Beck Part 1

With the combined strength of four men: Ben Applegate, chief editor Karl Olson, staff reviewer and podcast producer Jay Allman, a.k.a. Maxie Zeus, former chief editor Matthew Williams, graphics editor Our targets this week: The end of Teen Titans, and Cartoon Network’s business mentality The independent animation “ghetto” The 60s King Kong on DVD: Whaaaa? […]

"Ed, Edd 'n Eddy - Volume 2" Announced

Warner Home Video and Cartoon Network will release Ed, Edd n’ Eddy – Volume 2: Fools’ Par-Ed-Ise on DVD on March 21, 2006. The single-disc release will contain six episodes of the series as well as some extras which will be announced at a later date. The DVD will run for approximately 84 minutes and […]

"Outlanders" Comes to DVD in February

The newly re-mastered and re-dubbed science fiction comedy Outlanders is coming to DVD this winter as a 20th Anniversary Edition. This DVD will have an order date of January 10, 2006, a street date of February 7, 2006, and will be priced at $19.95 SRP. The disc will include audio tracks in English and Japanese […]

C.S. Lewis Would Have Preferred Animation for "Narnia"

A letter from 1959 posted by the website nthposition.com reveals that C.S. Lewis was opposed to a live-action adaptation of his Narnia works, stating that “Anthropomorphic animals, when taken out of narrative into actual visibility, always turn into buffoonery or nightmare.” A brief follow-up comment notes that, “Cartoons (if only Disney did not combine so […]

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