"South Park" Available in High-Definition on Xbox 360

by Ed Liuon March 6, 2007
Microsoft and Comedy Central have teamed up to deliver Xbox 360 owners the first episode of South Park in high-definition video. Starting today until March 20, 2007, the season 8 episode “Good Times With Weapons” will be available as a free download from Xbox LIVE Marketplace. The episode will also be given to customers who […]

Geneon Announces "When They Cry – Higurashi"

by Dr. Daedaluson March 6, 2007
Geneon Entertainment has licensed When They Cry – Higurashi, a 26-episode horror/mystery anime from 2006. The series was originally titled Higurashi No Naku Koro ni. The first volume will be released on 6/5/07 in both regular and limited editions. [Source: Anime News Network ]

"UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie" Gets May 1 DVD Date

by Maxie Zeuson March 6, 2007
ADV Films will release UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie to DVD on May 1, the company said yesterday. The DVD-only release will present the first three episodes the third season in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include “Valkyrie World Notes”; messages from the voice actors; a collection of Japanese commercial spots; clean […]

PR: ADV Announces a May 1 Release for "UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie"

by Maxie Zeuson March 6, 2007
ADV ANNOUNCES A MAY 1 RELEASE FOR UFO ULTRAMAIDEN VALKYRIE BRIDE OF CELESTIAL SOULS DAY: SACRED STONES AND PERKY PERVERTS “Warning: Hottie Harem Sci-Fi Comedic Frolics Contained Herein!” – HOUSTON, March 5, 2007 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to bring you the first volume of the […]

Geneon to Distribute Bandai Visual USA Titles

by Dr. Daedaluson March 6, 2007
In a recent press release, it was announced that Geneon Entertainment will be distributing numerous Bandai Visual USA titles in North America. Among the first titles include Gunbuster 2, Demon Prince Enma, The Wings of Rean, Freedom, and Galaxy Angel Rune. The distribution agreement lasts two years, and Geneon will be the exclusive distributor on […]

Bruce Timm and Gregory Noveck Talk Animated DC at Wondercon

by Ed Liuon March 5, 2007
At a panel at this weekend’s Wondercon comic convention, DC Comics Senior Vice President – Executive Editor Dan Didio, Senior VP of Creative Affairs of Warner Bros. Animation Gregory Noveck, and producer and animator Bruce Timm spoke about the new direct-to-DVD movies that will adapt many of DC’s most famous and popular comic book stories […]

Toon Zone News Inteviews Kathryn Beaumont, the Voice of Wendy in "Peter Pan"

by Ed Liuon March 5, 2007
Born in London, England, in 1938, Kathryn Beaumont came to the United States as a child actress for MGM at the age of 7. About three years later, her acting ability and charm led Walt Disney to cast her as Alice in the studio’s adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. The story goes that […]

Superman Doomsday DVD Out on Sept. 18; Gets PG-13 Rating

by Ed Liuon March 4, 2007
DC Comics has announced that the Superman Doomsday direct-to-video animated DVD will be released on September 18, 2007, and will be the first animated Superman project to get a PG-13 rating. The press release also includes casting information, with Adam Baldwin taking the role of Superman, Anne Heche as Lois Lane, and James Marsters as […]

Corus/YTV Special Events in March and April

by Ed Liuon March 3, 2007
Canadian animation fans will have a selection of animated programming in March and April via the Corus Kids Television network. From March 12-16, a special run-up to the Thumb Wrestling Federation season finale will let viewers vote on their favorite shows on for a special hour of programming the following day. The overall winner […]

Central Park Media Releases "Cat Girl Kiki," 2nd Akibahara Film, in May

by Ed Liuon March 3, 2007
Central Park Media will be releasing Cat Girl Kiki on DVD on May 8, 2007. The film is the second of the Akibahara Trilogy, which uses the famed Tokyo shopping district as the backdrop for films that draw their plots through otaku culture. Cat Girl Kiki centers on a lonely anime fan whose kitten turns […]