PR: 35th Annie Awards Nominations Announced

by on December 3, 2007
BURBANK, CA (December 3, 2007) – The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced nominations today for the 35th Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year’s best animation across film, television, commercials, video games and short subjects. The Annie Awards, the industry’s oldest and most prestigious awards, are considered an important industry benchmark and an annual predictor […]

"Noein": Muddy Beginning, Clear Ending

by on December 2, 2007
Noein has quickly become one of Manga Entertainment’s most profitable series, allowing the company to continue their resurgence after Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. Well, the series is finally ending, but will it start making sense? Previously, Haruka had finally begun coming to terms with Karasu and the possible future that is La’cryma, […]

"Justice League: New Frontier" Website Launched

by Dan Collinson December 2, 2007
The Superman Homepage reports that Warner Bros. has launched the official website for the new DC Universe Original Movie, Justice League: The New Frontier. See the website here. The movie will be out on DVD on February 26.

"Avatar: The Day of Black Sun" Burns Bright and Hits Hard

by Ed Liuon November 30, 2007
Fans of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender have been a bit puzzled by the first half of the show’s third season. The end of the second season left Avatar Aang and his friends on their own after a crushing Fire Nation victory that nearly took Aang’s life. Their last remaining hope was the Day of […]

"NY Times" and Newsarama on the Return of "Futurama" to DVD (UPDATED Nov 30, 2007)

by Ed Liuon November 30, 2007
The New York Times has FuturamaFuturama via the direct-to-DVD movie Bender’s Big Score (free registration required). The pair discuss how the DVD came to be after years of campaigning from the show staff and fans, how the economics of direct-to-DVD and the success of Futurama DVD boxed sets affected the decision, and how they exploited […]

"Little Einsteins": Smarter Than the Average Edutainment Show

by on November 30, 2007
Do they still teach music appreciation in elementary school? It’s been a long time since I was in school, and my memories of it are pretty hazy, but I seem to recall periods when we’d have to listen to weird stuff, sing weird songs, and try to clap along to the rhythms. I don’t think […]

Color Coding: How "Avatar the Last Airbender" Uses Color (Part 1)

by Ed Liuon November 30, 2007
There are many tools that Avatar the Last Airbender uses to characterize each of the four nations that form its world. Just in time for the Day of Black Sun, Toon Zone News will take a look how at the show associates specific colors to each of the four nations, and then examine some of […]

Complete "South Park" for Free Online in 2008

by Ed Liuon November 29, 2007
Next year, MTV Networks will be making every clip from every episode of South Park available for viewing on-line for free on the website. The move was made in the wake of the success of a similar initiative that put the complete Daily Show with Jon Stewart on-line for free, which has apparently resulted […]

Several "Dennis the Menace" Episodes Will Be on DVD

by Dan Collinson November 29, 2007 announced that Fox Home Entertainment will release Dennis the Menace: Trouble, Trouble Everywhere on March 18th. The episodes feature Hank Ketchum’s mischievous 5-year-old in adventures around the world based on the syndicated cartoon. And features the voices of Brennan Thicke (son of Growing Pains star Alan Thicke) as Dennis, and Phil Hartman (Saturday Night […]

Alan Burnett Talks with Comic Book Resources About "The Batman"

by Ed Liuon November 29, 2007
Comic Book Resources has interviewed writer/producer Alan Burnett about The Batman, focusing especially on how the current season of the show is introducing many of the members of the Justice League. In addition, Burnett talks about why many of his DC superhero animation projects don’t do traditional origin stories, why Hal Jordan was selected to […]