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"Shrek the Third": This Shrek’s a Wreck

by on December 3, 2007
Shrek the Third is a bit of a mess. The first two films in the series could entertain both children and adults effortlessly, and they had highly original plots. But with Shrek the Third we get what I feared the second film would be: an unoriginal, unentertaining film full of repetitious jokes. The story has […]

James Tucker on "Legion of Super-Heroes" with Comic Book Resources

by Ed Liuon December 3, 2007
Producer James Tucker has spoken with Comic Book Resources about “Message in a Bottle,” last weekend’s episode of Legion of Super-Heroes. Tucker talks about how the episode will introduce a famous element of the 1950’s Superman comics into the continuity of the show, and also how the introduction of Kell-El, a clone of Superman from […]

2007 Annie Award Nominations Announced

by on December 3, 2007
The nominees for the 35th annual Annie Awards were announced today. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Friday, February 8, 2008 at UCLA’s Royce Hall, in Los Angeles, CA. Among the big news is that Pixar’s Ratatouille leads the field with 13 nominations, followed closely by Sony Pictures Animation’s Surf’s Up with […]

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 […]