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Cartoon Network To Produce Original Anime

Itochu Corp. and Cartoon Network will team to produce original Japanese animated programing and related merchandise, Asia Times reports. The two companies will initially produce three programs, which will have per-episode budgets of approximately 20 million yen, which is significantly higher than the typical budget for such programs, the site says. The first program is […]

Spike TV President Albie Hecht Announces Resignation

Spike TV President Albie Hecht today announced his resignation due to creative differences. Prior to joining Spike, Hecht was president of Film and Television Entertainment for Nickelodeon where he developed and executive produced The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. Hecht also served as the executive producer of Rugrats: The Movie, Rugrats in Paris, and The Adventures of […]

Two Cheers for Joel Schumacher

Joel Schumacher was the best thing to happen to us. The sound that you’re hearing, right now, is thousands upon thousands of fanboys coming to a screeching halt in their web-surfing. “What,” they’re shouting in righteous indignation, “How dare he say that! The last two Batman films sucked! Didn’t he see them? What is he […]

The Dark Knight Returns With Another Delightful DVD

Batman: The Animated Series is the best television adaptation any comic book superhero has ever received. A perfect blend of action, drama and character, all realized through beautiful animation, it is the gold standard against which all action adventure animation must be compared. It was daring and bold, not just for its time but for […]

"Amazing Nurse Nanako"... Not Amazing, Spectacular, or Astonishing

The Vatican and the Pentagon are working together. Their goal? Bio-engineering. The Pentagon wants an alien super weapon, while the Vatican wants to clone the star of The Passion of The Christ (and I’m not talking about the guy from Frequency). To achieve their goals, they need the scientific mind of Dr. Kyoji Ogami, the […]

TV Schedules Updated

The TV schedules for 4Kids TV, Kids WB, JETIX on ABC Family, and JETIX on Toon Disney have all been updated. You can find complete schedule coverage on the Toon Zone Schedules Page.

"Steamboy" To Have U.S. Premiere at New York Film Festival

Steamboy will have its North American premiere on March 5 at the New York International Children’s Film Festival, AWN reports. Director Katsuhiro Otomo will attend a Q&A session to be held after the screening.

"Yu-Gi-Oh!", "Shaman King" Collector's DVDs Announced

4Kids Entertainment Home Video and FUNimation will release the third volume of the special DVD collector’s editions of Yu-Gi-Oh! and Shaman King to home video on February 22, the companies said today. The discs, previously unavailable in the U.S. and Canada, will contain features edited to conform to U.S. broadcast standards and to make room […]

DC Comics' Dan Didio Talks "Countdown"

Dan Didio, VP Editorial for DC Comics, has spoken to Newsarama.com about DC Countdown, the upcoming summer event that promises to shake up the status quo in the DC universe. Didio delves into the connections between Countdown and the recently concluded Identity Crisis, along with the many mini-series and tie-ins Countdown will spawn. DC Countdown […]

Tim Seeley Talks Artwork for "Evil Ernie," "G.I. Joe"

Artist Tim Seeley has spoken to ComicBookResources.com about his work on Devil’s Due Publishing’s Hack/Slash: The Final Revenge of Evil Ernie and the current G.I. Joe comic book series. Seeley briefly talks about the big upcoming change of direction for G.I. Joe and his upcoming departure from the title.

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