Free Comic Book Day 2008 Offerings Announced

by Ed Liuon February 14, 2008
The Free Comic Book Day website has announced the comics that will be available this year. Included in the Gold Sponsor offerings are Simpsons and Futurama comics in the Bongo Comics Free-for-All! Edition (Bongo), the Transformers Animated FCBD 2008 Edition (IDW), and a 2008 Shonen Jump sampler (VIZ Media). Silver-level sponsors include Disney’s Gyro Gearloose […]

"Dora," "Diego" Headline Nick Toys for 2008

by on February 14, 2008
New toy lines based Dora the Explorer, Diego, and SpongeBob SquarePants were announced by Nickelodeon today in advance of Toy Fair 2008. Dora‘s upcoming Dora Saves the Snow Princess TV movie will get a major push from Fisher Price, which will unveil a Dora’s Prance & Fly Pegasus and a line of 11″ fashion dolls. […]

"Voltron" Comes to Boomerang

by on February 14, 2008
Voltron will join the Boomerang schedule on Monday, February 18, Anime on DVD reports. The series will air weekdays at 10:30pm.

PR: Right Stuf Sets Feb. 18 Deadline to Receive Name in DVD Credits for "Emma" DVD

by on February 14, 2008
RIGHT STUF’S NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT Announces Feb. 18 Deadline to Receive Name in DVD Credits for the EMMA: A VICTORIAN ROMANCE – Season 1 DVD Collection Box set to include “Victorian Gazette” & available June 24, 2008 GRIMES, IA, February 13, 2008 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment are pleased to […]

Brooke Shields Describes Recording for "Justice League: New Frontier"

by on February 14, 2008
Warner Bros. has released a second interview related to its upcoming Justice League: New Frontier DVD. Brooke Shields talks about recording for Carol Ferris. “I wish the animation process was done in reverse – it was such a different experience to record to picture versus just recording without the visual reference,” Shields said. “I didn’t […]

"Suzuka Volumes 2, 3, and 4": Pretty Asian Kids With Romance Problems

by on February 13, 2008
Yamato Akitsuki is Aoba High School’s new track star, or would be if he just got serious. Akitsuki is a powerhouse romantic boyfriend, or would be if he just got serious. Akitsuki, Akitsuki, Akitsuki! Proof that women are crazy and men are oblivious comes in the form of Suzuka Asahina’s bipolar opinions of the boy. […]

New "Magoo" Toon Coming to DVD

by on February 13, 2008
Mr. Magoo will return to the cartoon world in Kung Fu Magoo, ” target=”_blank”>Variety reports. The $2.6 million direct-to-DVD feature is being produced by Motion Toons for Classic Studios. Andres Couturier will direct.

"The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye" Vols. 3 & 4 Have Narrative ADD

by Ed Liuon February 13, 2008
Is there a word for when you like everything about a story except for the story? If there is a word for that, it describes my feelings about The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye perfectly. That assessment may be a little harsh, but the reality is that The Third is a series with […]

WGA Strike Continuing Coverage (Feb 12): Strike Over! Writers Vote to Return to Work

by Ed Liuon February 12, 2008
– (ADDED February 12, 2008 by Maxie Zeus): Film and television writers will return to work on Wednesday after 92.5 percent of Writers Guild of America members voted to end their strike against Hollywood producers, Reuters reports. A proposed contract agreed to by negotiators for the producers and the union will give writers a share […]

Toon Zone Interviews Nick SVP Teri Weiss About "Ni Hao, Kai-lan"

by Ed Liuon February 12, 2008
In her 9 year tenure at Nickelodeon, Teri Weiss has been involved one way or another with some of Nick Jr’s biggest hits, including Dora the Explorer, Blue’s Clues, Go, Diego, Go!, and The Backyardigans, which have earned her a Peabody Award and multiple Emmy nominations. Her success comes as little surprise, considering her string […]