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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 […]

Pixar Cuts Second Quarter Financial Outlook

Pixar Animation Studios on Thursday cut its second quarter outlook to approximately $0.10 per diluted share, down from its earlier estimate of $0.15 per diluted share, citing an increase in its reserves for potential returns after reviewing home video sales data for The Incredibles, PR Newswire reports. This equates to roughly a $6 million difference […]

"Star Ocean EX": RPG Clichés in Anime Form!

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This may come as a shock to some of you, but I have never in my life owned either a Playstation or a Playstation 2, nor do I plan to get one anytime soon (happy with GameCube). Even though I’ve never played it, I have still heard of the Star Ocean video game series, mostly […]

"Conan: Red Nails" 2D/3D Animated Film in the Works; Official Site Launched

Conan.com reports that principal production has begun on the animated feature film, Conan: Red Nails, based on the classic story by best-selling fantasy author Robert E. Howard. This 2D/3D animated feature film is targeting a 2006 release on video/DVD. New Line Home Entertainment has acquired all North American distribution rights to the animated feature film. […]

"Heathcliff" Gets Collectors' Set Release

Shout! Factory and DIC Entertainment will release the four-disc collection Heathcliff & The Catillac Cats to DVD on September 20, TV Shows On DVD reports. The release will be the first in a series of collectors’ DVD sets drawing on the DIC library under an agreement between the two companies. Future series slated for release […]

Ghibli French Release Schedule Announced

Nausicaa.net has posted theatrical and DVD release dates for a series of Studio Ghibli movies for France.

"Gundam vs. Zeta Gundam" Available Today for Playstation 2

Bandai Games today released Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam vs. Zeta Gundam for the Sony Playstation 2. The game retails for $39.99 (MSRP). From the official website: “Seven years after the end of the devastating One Year War…. The victorious Earth Federation has become corrupt and oppressive, and the elite Titans police force has taken on […]

Toon Zone Talks to Greg Weisman, Part Three: "Roughnecks"

Toon Zone would like to welcome readers to the third installment of our four-part Greg Weisman interview. The previous two focused on Gargoyles and The Batman. The fourth and final installment will be posted in August. As if working alongside the Roughnecks soldiers themselves, Weisman says he became very close with the crew behind the […]

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