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PR: Right Stuf Reschedules
"Boys Be…" DVD Thinpak for March 11

by on February 6, 2008
Set includes entire 13-episode series, plus DVD extras & booklet 
GRIMES, IA, February 6, 2008 – Due to replicator delays, anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment are rescheduling the street date for the BOYS BE… DVD Thinpak Collection to March 11, 2008. Based on the best-selling manga written by Masahiro Itabashi, […]

"Toy Story 3" Scheduled for 2010 Release

by on February 6, 2008
Disney-Pixar will release Toy Story 3 in 2010, Reuters reports. Disney CEO also reiterated plans to release 3-D versions of the first two Toy Story movies in 2009.

"Oswald": Now We’re All "Lucky"

by on February 5, 2008
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, surely, must have been one of the more challenging projects to cross the desks of Disney’s renowned marketing department. True, the company has in its “Walt Disney Treasures” format a product line designed to carry this kind of specialty content. But in Oswald we’re not talking about a famous, world-beloved character […]

Media Profits: More Cheese for the Mouse

by on February 5, 2008
The Walt Disney Company had net income of $1.25 billion in the quarter ended December 29, 2007, down 25% from $1.7 billion in the same period in 2006, the media conglomerate reported today. Revenues rose 9% to $10.5 billion. Lower income in the period was due to the absence of gains on the sale of […]

CN: BET Didn’t Seek to Censor "Boondocks"

by on February 5, 2008
Turner Broadcasting did not receive any pressure from Black Entertainment Television (BET) or from BET executives Reginald Hudlin or Debra Lee to pull two controversial episodes of The Boondocks, a Cartoon Network spokesman has told Advertising Age. The trade journal quotes the spokesman, James Anderson, as confirming that the two episodes, “The Huey Freeman Hunger […]

Briefy: Int’l Distribution Deals; Execs Get New Posts

by on February 5, 2008
* Shortened episodes of Spider-Man, Dilbert and Voltron will join Soney’s The Minisode Network on YouTube. [AWN] * Noggin is adding Peppa Pig to its lineup. [c21 Media] * Loopdidoo will be distributed on DVD in the United States by PorchLight Home Entertainment. [c21 Media] * Germany’s Kiddinx has picked up international TV and media […]

World’s Finest Interviews Christopher Jones and Ty Templeton on DC Animated Comics

by Ed Liuon February 5, 2008
The World’s Finest Online has posted two interviews with creative talent behind animated tie-in comics from DC. The first is with artist Christopher Jones on his long tenure drawing The Batman Strikes!, the tie-in book to the CW’s The Batman, where he discusses how he’s evolved over the four years the comic has been published […]

First Episode of "Black Blood Brothers" Available on IGN.com

by Ed Liuon February 5, 2008
IGN.com has posted the first episode of Black Blood Brothers in streaming video. The new anime series centers on a humans vs. vampires storyline, with the first DVD shipping on February 12, 2008. (via Toon Zone member MattThomasM2B)

"Drawn Together" Season 3 DVD Announced

by SB20xxon February 5, 2008
Paramount has announced that Drawn Together‘s third season will be released on 5/13/08. Special features include audio commentary, Karaoke Sing Along, promos, and bonus clips from various Comedy Central programs. The episodes that should be included are: * Freaks & Geeks * Wooldoor Sockbat’s Giggle-Wiggle Funny Tickle Non-Traditional Progressive Multicultural Roundtable! * Spelling Applebee’s * […]

Toon Zone Interviews Evan Baily on Digging Into "Turok Son of Stone"

by Ed Liuon February 5, 2008
In 1954, Dell Comics introduced Turok, Son of Stone. Who created him exactly is in dispute, with different sources giving Matthew H. Manning or Gaylord Du Bois the honor. What isn’t in dispute is the popularity of the pre-Colombian Indian and his companion, the young Andar, in their battles with dinosaurs and monstrous beasts in […]