Michel Gagne on Working on "Ratatouille"

by Ed Liuon June 25, 2007
Artist Michel Gagne has been interviewed by’s PULSE News about his contributions to Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille, which centered on a sequence of abstract visuals depicting the sensations of taste in two of the main rat characters in the film. Gagne also discusses Zed, his own comic book series, and other animation work in the pipeline.

What’s Really Happening With "Ed, Edd and Eddy"

by on June 25, 2007
Lately, it seems that there has been a little confusion over the production status of the hit Cartoon Network series Ed, Edd and Eddy, so Toon Zone News contacted a.k.a Cartoon for the direct scoop. Currently, the studio is working on a 90 minute direct to TV movie. It will be broadcast in 2008 and […]

"Tokko" Vol. 2: Deepening Plot, Same So-So Presentation

by SB20xxon June 25, 2007
I wasn’t too impressed with first four episodes of Tokko (review here), but I’ll say that the second volume manages to top it. The show still isn’t particularly frightening, but I realize now the show isn’t really focusing on trying to be scary. Instead, it concentrates on Ranmaru and his detective work, as he tries […]

"Speed Grapher Vol. 6": Sex For the Eyes, Food For the Mind

by SB20xxon June 23, 2007
In the final volume of Gonzo’s Speed Grapher, Japan is in a state of turmoil. All the major leaders of Japan are locked in the underground sex club, essentially leaving the country without a government for the moment. Suitengu is behind this, of course, as he’s determined to get revenge on the government for selling […]

"The Third" Vol. 2 Announced By Kadokawa and RightStuf

by SB20xxon June 23, 2007
The second volume of the sci-fi anime series The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye has been announced for a 9/25/07 release date. It runs 100 min. and is priced at $24.98. Both English and Japanese audio tracks are available. Special features include an art gallery, character bios with commentary by Megumi Toyoguchi, and […]

"Ramen Fighter Miki" Vol. 1: More Details

by SB20xxon June 23, 2007
Media Blasters announced the first volume of the anime comedy series Ramen Fighter Miki: 9/18/07. It runs 100 min. and has a MSRP of $19.98, and will only contain Japanese for an audio track. Special features include the Star Ranger Opening and Voice Actor Fights. [Source: RightStuf ]

To Infinity and Beyond! A Snapshot of Modern Animation

by Ed Liuon June 22, 2007
This weekend, the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) in New York City is hosting their annual Art Festival. The following article was submitted to the show organizers to be included in the show’s program. Like comic books, animation is often viewed as a medium suitable only for children. As with comics, this perception […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New September Titles Including "Haruhi" CDs

by SB20xxon June 22, 2007
Four character CDs from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya will be released on 9/4/07 for $9.98 each. In addition, further volumes of the following have been announced: * Di Gi Charat Nyo! vol. 3: 100 min. – $24.98 * Eureka Seven vol. 9 (also w/limited edition): 100 min. – $24.98/$49.98 * Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya […]

The Washington Post interviews Satoshi Kon

by Weathermanon June 21, 2007
The Washignton Post has posted an interview with Paprika creator Satoshi Kon on their website. Kon discusses the genesis of the Paprika project and some of the major influences on his animation career.…061500492.html

ADV acquires "5cm Per Second: A Chain of Short Stories About Their Distance"

by Weathermanon June 21, 2007
ADV has confirmed that they have licensed 5cm Per Second: A Chain of Short Stories About Their Distance. 5cm is for the same creator as Voices of a Distant Star and A Place Promised in Our Early Days, Makoto Shinkai. Rather than the science fiction of his previous two efforts, 5cm will be a relationship […]