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Nickelodeon Launches TurboNick

Nickelodeon is launching TurboNick, a broadband video platform available on Nick.com that allows viewers to watch full length shows online at any time. The service features up to 20 hours of new programming each week, allowing viewers to watch programming clips and full length episodes ranging from 30 seconds to 22 minutes in length. TurboNick […]

Jack Kirby Museum and Research Center Announced

Lisa Kirby, daughter of Jack Kirby, has announced the creation of the Jack Kirby Museum and Research Center. The new museum will focus on the study, preservation, and appreciation of Kirby, best known as the co-creator of many of Marvel Comics’ most iconic characters.

Ben Burtt Moves to Pixar; Possible Director for "Chassis"

Academy Award winning sound designer Ben Burtt has left his position at Lucasfilm for Pixar Animation Studios. A recent news item on Comicon.com’s The Beat weblog suggests that Burtt may be directing Chassis, an adaptation of a comic book series from Hurricane Comics that centers around an independent rocket car driver from an alternate history […]

New "Gargoyles" DVD On The Way

Greg Weisman has confirmed for Toon Zone that Gargoyles: The Animated Series – Season Two, Volume One is on the way. Exact number of episodes, extras, release date and price are expected to be announced by Disney in the near future.

NickToons Gets 'Ren & Stimpy'

Variety is reporting that Nicktoons, Nickelodeon’s 24-hour digital net dedicated to animation, is bringing back The Ren & Stimpy Show. The Ren & Stimpy Show, which originally launched on Nickelodeon in 1991, will air weeknights at 11:30pm and weekends at 11:00am & 11:30am starting August 1. Nicktoons has rights to all three seasons of the […]

"Batman", "Superman" Animated Series Return To TV

According to the Boomerang Schedule, both Batman: The Animated Series and Superman: The Animated Series will begin airing on the network starting Monday, July 4. Batman’s premiere “On Leather Wings” and Superman’s “Fun And Games” will air Monday at 12:00am and 12:30am respectively. Stay tuned to Toon Zone News for more Batman/Superman updates, and visit […]

New Joker-themed Episode of "The Batman" Scheduled

Kids WB has announced that a new episode of The Batman, “JTV,” will air at 8:30am (ET) on July 9, 2005. For more information, media, and a review of the episode, click here.

Japanese High Court Rules in Favor of Voice Actors

The Japanese Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a lower court ruling that ordered Japan’s largest animation production company to pay royalties to voice actors on video and DVD sales, AWN reports, citing the Mainichi Daily News. Nippon Animation Co. and an affiliate will now be required to pay nearly 87 million yen to around 360 […]

Bandai at Anime Expo 2005

Bandai has released information on what will be available at their booth at Anime Expo 2005. You can find full information on their corporate site.

Marvel Embraces Oracle Technology

Marvel Enterprises will standardize its entire enterprise on the Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Technology, enabling the company to streamline rights and royalties operations for its more than 5,000 characters. The implementation will provide a foundation for all of the company’s business groups including entertainment, toys, licensing, and publishing. Marvel had previously relied on a […]

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