American Anime Awards Come to New York Comic Con

by Ed Liuon November 10, 2006
The New York Comic Con has announced that the American Anime Awards will be held on Saturday, February 24th at the New Yorker Hotel. The awards will highlight the best anime released in North America as judged by the fans, who will be able to vote for their favorites online starting in January 2007.

An Inside Look at Pixar’s "Cars"

by William C. Mauneon November 10, 2006
Toon Zone was recently given the opportunity to talk with a variety of folks who worked on Pixar’s latest movie, Cars. Often the director is the most well known name associated with a film, but it takes the hard work of many people to truly make a great movie. The following will look at not […]

"The Little Mermaid": Plentiful Two-Disc Makes You a Part of Her World

by Bird Boyon November 10, 2006
As a kid I watched The Little Mermaid more than I did any other Disney movie in my collection. I honestly couldn’t tell you why I preferred this one over the others, but it seemed that for months I’d watch it once a day and rarely break away from it. Perhaps it was the animation […]

Fox to Distribute Certain DiC shows to DVD

by Dan Collinson November 9, 2006 and report that 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has signed a five-year deal with DiC Productions. They will distribute the line of toons from Inspector Gadget, Madeline, Care Bears, and Dennis the Menace. DiC currently has a deal with Fox on the Strawberry Shortcake line of DVDs.

Movie Studios Keeping Close Eye on "Cars" on iTunes; Retailers Offer DVD Incentives

by Ed Liuon November 9, 2006
A report in Variety states that movie studios are keeping a close watch on sales of Disney/Pixar’s Cars on DVD and as a digital download from the Apple iTunes Store. Cars can be purchased at the iTunes Store for $12.99, significantly lower than most retailers will be charging for the DVD. The price discrepancy is […]

"Cars" on DVD: Built for Comfort, Not for Speed

by Ed Liuon November 9, 2006
Pixar has a lot to live up to. This would be true if their only contributions to film were technological, considering the many breakthroughs they made in the field of computer animation. However, when one considers an unbroken streak of critical and box-office successes, a series of disappointing CGI-animated movies from other studios, and the […]

"Cars" DVD Provides Great Flick But Is Light On Extras

by Alex Weitzmanon November 9, 2006
Conventional wisdom would be that the film comes first and the DVD second in the review. There’s nothing wrong with that, but I’m going to switch it up. That way, I don’t have to blunt the criticisms of the DVD with retroactive apologetic tone nor end it on a downer note at all. (Our fellow […]

Soviet Propaganda Films To Be Released in US

by Dukeon November 7, 2006
To celebrate the 89th Anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, Jove, the major distribution company for Russian animation, and Kino International will release various Soviet propaganda animated films for the first time in the United States on November 7th. The 4-disc DVD set will retail at a price of $89.99 MSRP. These films, which were created […]

Press Release: Soviet Propaganda Films From Stalin’s Animation Factories Released

by Dukeon November 7, 2006
Shocking, Beautiful, Anti-American Collection Never Before Seen in the West LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Soviet propaganda films, some over 80 years old, will be released to the U.S. for the first time on November 7, 2006, in coordination with the 89th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution. Films by Jove, the major distribution company for Russian animation, has […]

Bandai Announces New February Titles

by Dr. Daedaluson November 7, 2006
Four movies are getting “Anime Movie Classics Edition” treatment from Bandai, as Escaflowne: The Movie, Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz, and Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack are all being released in February at MSRPs of $19.98. The only other release announcement in this wave is Eureka Seven (vol. 6), which […]