SDCC2008: DC Animation Panel Report

by Eileen Cruzon July 28, 2008
On Saturday afternoon at the San Diego Comic Con, DC President Paul Levitz, Senor VP Greg Noveck, voice director Andrea Romano, executive producer Bruce Timm, director Lauren Montgomery and actor Nathan Fillion were the panelists for the DC Universe Animation Panel. Noveck officially announced Wonder Woman‘s release to DVD and Blu-ray in February 2009. Keri […]

Judge, Lasseter, and Park Take McCay Awards for Lifetime Achievement

by Ed Liuon July 28, 2008
At the San Diego Comic-Con International 2008, ASIFA-Hollywood named King of the Hill creator Mike Judge, Pixar Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter, and Wallace & Gromit creator Nick Park as this year’s recipients of the Windsor McCay Award for their career contributions to the art of animation. The trophies will be awarded to the recipients […]

Newsarama Interviews Craig Kyle on Future of Marvel Animation (UPDATED July 27, 2008)

by Ed Liuon July 27, 2008
Newsarama has posted part 1 of an interview with Craig Kyle, VP of Marvel Animation, about the future of the group with TV shows like The Spectacular Spider-Man and direct-to-video projects like the upcoming Next Avengers. Kyle focuses on Next Avengers in this interview, talking about Gary Hartle’s work directing Next Avengers and giving some […]

Nickelodeon Announces "Avatar: Legends of the Arena" Multiplayer Online Game for Sept

by Ed Liuon July 26, 2008
Nickelodeon has announced Avatar: Legends of the Arena, a new multiplayer on-line video game based on their hit show Avatar the Last Airbender. The game will allow players to test their elemental bending skills against players around the world. The game will launch in September in 81 markets, and will be Nickelodeon’s first 3-D multiplayer […]

Briefly: Ponyo Box Office; India and China ‘Toon Growth; MyToons Funding

by Ed Liuon July 26, 2008
* Variety Asia notes that the box office opening of Studio Ghibli’s Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea was 83% of that of megahit Spirited Away, also reporting on empty seats during its opening weekend. [via] * Marbridge Consulting notes a 23% growth rate in the online game and animation industry in the […]

PR: Right Stuf’s Nozomi Entertainment Announces Jul 31 Deadline for DVD Credits

by Ed Liuon July 26, 2008
RIGHT STUF’S NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT Announces July 31 Deadline to Receive Name in DVD Credits for the EMMA: A VICTORIAN ROMANCE – Season 2 DVD CollectionSecond box set for critically acclaimed series scheduled for October 28, 2008 GRIMES, IA, July 24, 2008 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment are pleased to […]

SDCC2008: "Avatar" Panel Report

by Eileen Cruzon July 26, 2008
Toon Zone sat in on the panel for Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender, which was dominated by a screening of parts 3 and 4 of the “Sozin’s Comet” season finale. In attendance were show co-creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, and director Joaquim Dos Santos. The panel was moderated by Roland Poindexter, VP Original Programming, […]

"SD Gundam Force- All New Adventures": A Long Awaited Voyage

by Grant Whiteon July 26, 2008
Early in this DVD set, a Zako comments that they’re finally back after a very long time. That humble little Zako has no idea how right he is. About two years ago, I looked back at the first season of SD Gundam Force and sadly lamented the fact that a release of the second looked […]

SDCC2008: "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" Panel Report

by Eileen Cruzon July 25, 2008
Toon Zone News attended the Batman: The Brave and the Bold panel. The show will rely on Dick Sprang’s artistic style while maintaining the modern standard of fluidity in animation. Batman: The Brave and the Bold is a contrast to the darker renditions of Batman the public eye has grown accustomed to since the mid […]

SDCC2008: Bandai Entertainment Announces Lucky Star Manga, Talks About Honneamise

by Karl Olsonon July 25, 2008
Bandai Entertainment representatives Robert Napton and Ken Iyadomi turned out to show off Bandai Entertainment’s big series for 2008. They ran for trailers for Code Geass, Gurren Lagann, Gundam 00, The Gundam SEED Destiny TV Movies Lucky Star. Ghost Slayers Ayashi, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Rocket Girls (well, almost ran it’s trailer – […]