2007 Free Comic Book Day Titles Announced (UPDATED)

by Ed Liuon January 25, 2007
DC Comics and Marvel Comics have announced the titles that will be available at this year’s Free Comic Book Day, currently scheduled for May 5, 2007. DC will be offering the Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century tie-in comic by J. Torres (Teen Titans Go!) and Chynna Clugston-Flores (Blue Monday), along with JLA #0 […]

"The Fox and the Hound 2": For the Dogs

by Bird Boyon January 25, 2007
It wasn’t until I reviewed The Fox and the Hound that I discovered that Disney had a sequel in the works. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, but if you’re like me, you probably wondered how they could possibly follow up an original that had already tied up all of its own loose ends. Well, […]

‘Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya’ Release Date Set

by Nobuyuki samaon January 25, 2007
According to a new video posted at Kadokawa USA and Bandai Entertainment’s official show site for the upcoming series The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, the first of four DVD volumes is set for retail release on May 29, 2007, in both DVD-only and DVD with series-collection box editions. Any details regarding series’ extras included on […]

Hometown Museum for "Conan" Creator

by Benon January 25, 2007
A museum dedicated to Gosho Aoyama, the creator of Meitantei Conan (Case Closed), will open March 18 in Hokuei, Tottori Prefecture, the municipality that currently governs the manga artist’s defunct hometown of Daiei. The museum, called the Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory, will feature exhibits on Aoyama’s life and his manga, particularly Conan and Yaiba, as […]

Tickets to "Haruhi Suzumiya" Event Sell for Mark-Up of 1100%

by Benon January 25, 2007
Tickets to a promotional event for “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya” featuring the original TV anime and drama CD casts in Saitama, Japan on March 18 are selling for as much as 11 times their original price on auction sites in Japan. Anime News Service links a Yahoo! auction that shows a ticket that originally […]

To Export Anime, Japan Needs Better Copyright Lawyers – Government Panel

by Benon January 25, 2007
In a report issued Monday local time, a Japanese government panel said the country needs better copyright lawyers to maximize exports of cultural content including animation. The panel, part of the Intellectual Property Planning Division of the Prime Minister’s Office, said Japanese exports of TV shows, movies, games, music and anime were being hindered by […]

PR: Marvel Comics Announces Free Comic Book Day Spider-Man by Dan Slott/Phil Jimenez

by Ed Liuon January 24, 2007
Spider-Man 3 won’t be the only new Spider-Man tale swinging into the collective consciousness on the weekend of May 5, 2007. For the sixth annual Free Comic Book Day, Marvel’s rolling out a brand new Spider-Man tale by the blockbuster creative team of Dan Slott (She-Hulk) and Phil Jimenez (New X-Men). Much like 2006’s Runaways/X-Men […]

FUNimation Announces Aquarion

by Dr. Daedaluson January 24, 2007
Aquarion, a 26-episode sci-fi anime from 2005, has been licensed by FUNimation. The first DVD volume will be released in the fall. All this week, FUNimation is announcing new titles on their website: . Stay tuned to Toon Zone for further announcements. [Source: FUNimation ]

"Wait Till Your Father Gets Home" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson January 24, 2007 reports that Wait Till Your Father Gets Home: The Complete First Season will be on DVD on June 5th. The DVD will a 4-disc set containing 24 episodes. The show is about the Boyle family. Harry is the conservative father who owns a restaurant supply company. Irma is the housewife who keeps the kids […]

Studios See Shorts as Training Ground for Talent

by Maxie Zeuson January 24, 2007
Three of the animated short subjects nominated for an Oscar this year were produced by major studios, The Hollywood Reporter notes. This is largely because the studios see the form as a good training ground for talent, the article goes on to say. Pixar/Disney had two shorts nominated (“Lifted” and “The Little Match Girl”) this […]