FUNimation Licenses "D.Gray-Man"

by Classic Speedyon May 17, 2008
The currently-running shonen anime series D.Gray-man has been licensed by FUNimation, and is slated for a 2009 release. The official website can be viewed here. [Source: ]

Scott Bradley: The Other Master of Musical Mayhem

by Maxie Zeuson May 17, 2008
You know, it’s a funny thing. I can’t draw, have never been to art school, and have a sense of humor so dry that my jokes will instantly mummify anyone who hears one. And yet that doesn’t stop me from talking about cartoons as though they were something I understood. Did I say that was […]

"Animaniacs" Vol. 3: Watching This Is a Good Idea

by Weathermanon May 17, 2008
It’s that time again! Time to write mean things about a Time Warner executive? Time to watch another anime company declare bankruptcy? No, it’s time to review another Animaniacs DVD set! Volume 3 to be specific: Five discs loaded with over 25 episodes of one of the greatest comedic series in the history of US […]

Sylvain Chomet’s "The Illusionist" First Footage to Screen at Cannes

by Ed Liuon May 16, 2008
The Cannes Film Festival will host the first public screening of footage from The Illusionist, the new animated film by Sylvain Chomet (The Triplets of Belleville). The movie is based on a combination of original material and previously unproduced material by Jacques Tati, and will be produced with a combination of hand-drawn animation and CGI. […]

"Robotech: Shadow Chronicles" 2-Disc: Worthy Successor

by Jon Ton May 16, 2008
Well, it took Harmony Gold almost twenty years to do it, but in 2006 they finally produced their first complete sequel to the original Robotech series. In this day and age, the word ‘sequel’ is quite out of the ordinary when it comes to 1980s animated franchises. Transformers, Masters of the Universe, and the Teenage […]

"Maria Watches Over Us" Trailer On-Line

by Ed Liuon May 15, 2008
Right Stuf’s Nozomi Entertainment has unveiled the trailer for first season DVD set of Maria Watches Over Us at Full details of the 4-disc DVD set have also been released, including an English dub track and two separate Japanese subtitle tracks, 7 season 1 specials, and character bios. For full information, read the press […]

PR: Nozomi Entertainment Unveils Trailer & Details for "Maria Watches Over Us" S1

by Ed Liuon May 15, 2008
RIGHT STUF’S NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT Unveils Trailer & Details for MARIA WATCHES OVER US – Season 1 at July 2008 release of Maria-sama ga Miteru to feature two subtitle tracks GRIMES, IA, May 15, 2008 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment are pleased to unveil the first trailer for MARIA […]

PR: mc chris to Perform at New York Anime Festival

by Ed Liuon May 15, 2008
MC CHRIS TO PERFORM AT NEW YORK ANIME FESTIVAL LEGENDARY GEEK HIP HOP ARTIST NYAF’S FIRST 2008 GUEST Norwalk, CT, May 15, 2008: The New York Anime Festival (NYAF) today announced mc chris — one of the most unique, provocative and poignant voices in hip hop today — will be performing at its 2008 event. […]

PR: Co-Sponsors "MonsterJam" Animation Contest

by Ed Liuon May 15, 2008
MYTOONS.COM CO-SPONSORS “MONSTERJAM” ANIMATION CONTEST Call For Animation Submissions for National Film Board Cinema Screening in Toronto TORONTO – May 15, 2008 –, the premier online animation community, is co-sponsoring the Toronto “MONSTERJAM” Animation contest. Animators are challenged to create a 10-second animated film featuring monsters created with any animation technique. “MyToons is excited […]

"SpongeBob" Copyright Lawsuit Dismissed

by Ed Liuon May 15, 2008
A lawsuit brought by Fairfield artist claiming he invented SpongeBob SquarePants has been dismissed (read Toon Zone News’ original coverage here). U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illston wrote that artist Troy Walker had not proven that his comic strip, “Mr. Bob Spongee, The Unemployeed Sponge,” was the basis of Stephen Hillenburg’s animated character, noting that […]