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FUNimation Announces New February & March Titles Including "XXXHolic"

by SB20xxon December 29, 2007
XXXHolic makes its R1 DVD debut on 3/25/08. It is priced at $29.98 (or $39.98 w/artbox) and runs 100 minutes. Numerous complete series box sets have been announced by FUNimation: * Aquarion Season 1 Box Set 1: 325 min. – $59.98 – 3/11/08 * Baki the Grappler Box Set 2: 576 min. – $49.98 – […]

"Simpsons Movie" Debuts Strong in DVD

by on December 28, 2007
The Simpsons Movie debuted at the top of both the DVD sales and rentals charts last week. Underdog, also in its first week of release, ranked ninth in rentals and sixth in sales. Ratatouille and Shrek the Third were nineteenth and twentieth, respectively, on the rentals charts, and ninth and tenth in sales. Transformers ranked […]

"Gundam SEED Destiny" Continues Its Downfall

by on December 28, 2007
You know what’s been lacking in Gundam SEED Destiny lately? Justice. We have all sorts of truly evil people running around committing genocide every two days, mass populations that do whatever a pop idol says they should do, plus technology leaps that just destroy any sense of realism whatsoever. Well, the Cosmic Era is about […]

"Gundam SEED Destiny": Shining Beacon Through Crap

by on December 28, 2007
As Gundam SEED Destiny draws ever closer to its conclusion (well, it’s first attempt at a conclusion anyway), you would imagine the best is yet to come, especially after the excellence that was Volume 8 and all the changes that finished up in Volume 9. So, does Volume 10 continue the trend? Previously, after defeating […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New March Titles Including "Agent Aika" Collection

by SB20xxon December 27, 2007
Three new Anime Legends complete collections have been announced by Bandai Entertainment: * Agent Aika Complete Collection: 210 min. – $39.98 – 3/18/08 * Fantastic Children Complete Collection: 650 min. – $49.98 – 3/4/08 * Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Collection 2: 625 min. – $49.98 – 3/4/08 Eureka Seven Music DVD w/Bonus CD is also […]

"Ben 10: Race Against Time" Cover Art Released

by on December 27, 2007
Warner Home Video has released the DVD cover art for Ben 10: Race Against Time. To view it, click here.

"The Simpsons Movie" DVD: Great Film, Great DVD

by Ed Liuon December 26, 2007
If you pay attention to the average Wall Street analyst covering the Hollywood beat, you’ll know that two things are true in Hollywood: 1. Cartoons are just for kids 2. Audiences aren’t interested in 2-D, hand-drawn animation any more. This explains why the adult-themed, hand-drawn Simpsons Movie was one of this year’s rare summer blockbusters […]

Toon Zone News Interviews Peter Fernandez & Corinne Orr About "Speed Racer"

by Ed Liuon December 25, 2007
In the late 1960’s, a new form of children’s entertainment began its march onto American airwaves. Cartoons imported from Japan and dubbed into English were the first steps towards the multi-million dollar phenomenon that is the current-day anime industry, and all of that can be said to have started with the success of Speed Racer, […]

"Aqua Teen" Bomb Scare Makes #21 on "Fortune’s" 101 Dumbest Business Moments of 2007

by Ed Liuon December 24, 2007
Cartoon Network has landed at #21 on Fortune magazine’s 101 Dumbest Moments in Business list for 2007 for the attempt to publicize the Adult Swim show Aqua Teen Hunger Force using electronic lightboards placed in urban areas, which triggered a massive bomb scare in the city of Boston, MA. The negative impact of the stunt […]

"Coraline" Clip Available for On-Line Viewing

by Ed Liuon December 24, 2007
Writer Neil Gaiman has posted a short video clip from Coraline, the stop-motion animated movie adaptation of his novella to be directed by Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas) and scheduled for release next year.