FUNimation Announces New April-July Titles

by Dr. Daedaluson January 6, 2007
Quite a large batch of new FUNimation titles will debut during the months of April through July. On April 17th, Peach Girl vol. 1 debuts. May brings us the first volumes of Beck (5/15), Shin-Chan (5/22), and Suzuka (5/1). A couple of box sets will also see their release. Desert Punk Box Set is set […] Interviews Voice Actor Jessie Flower (UPDATED)

by Ed Liuon January 5, 2007 has posted part 1 of an interview with voice actor Jessie Flower on her roles on Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender. This section includes answers on how her earlier role as Meng is related to her current recurring role as Earthbending master Toph and how she gets into character as Toph. UPDATED 05-Jan-2007: Part […]

Pixar-based Rides Coming to Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

by Ed Liuon January 5, 2007
The Walt Disney Corporation announced several new attractions and rides that will be rolled out to their amusement parks and resorts internationally throughout 2007. Included in the list are several attractions built around Pixar Animation Studios movies, including several Finding Nemo underwater attractions, a comedy club experience based on Monsters Inc, and a racing ride […]

Jerry Beck Previews Nicktoons on Jan 10

by Ed Liuon January 5, 2007
Animation historian Jerry Beck will be hosting a preview screening of six new short films at the Nicktoons Studios in Burbank, CA, on January 10, 2007. The screenings will be from Random Cartoons, a new series for Nickelodeon from Studio Frederator, and will include Beck’s own “Hornswiggle.” The event is open to members of ASIFA-Hollywood.

Tad Stones Interviewed on "Hellboy: Blood and Iron," "Turok"

by Ed Liuon January 5, 2007
The Major Spoilers weblog has posted a brief interview with Tad Stones, director of the Hellboy Animated direct-to-video movies. Stones discusses his past association with Darkwing Duck, the status of Hellboy: Blood and Iron, and the future of the Hellboy Animated franchise. He also confirmed a separate report of a Turok, Son of Stone animated […]

"Turok, Son of Stone" Direct-to-Video Movie In Production

by Ed Liuon January 5, 2007
A post on the TAG (The Animator’s Guild) weblog states that a Turok, Son of Stone direct-to-video animated movie is underway at Starz Media. This report is confirmed by Comic Book Resources Comics Reel (Hellboy Animated) at the Major Spoilers weblog, where he states that he is “starting production” on it and has recruited a […]

"Spiral Zone": Earth’s Most Powerful Sci-Fi Returns!

by Chris Woodon January 5, 2007
Thanks to Batman:The Animated Series‘ great success, today’s kids seem to prefer spandex to spacesuits, but in the mid to late 80s the airwaves were crowded with a number of prominent sci-fi series like The Transformers, The Centurions, and Silverhawks. Unfortunately the two very best shows of this period quickly slipped into obscurity due to […]

Chris Millar Regenerates the Spiral Zone

by Chris Woodon January 5, 2007
Longtime animation fan Chris Millar is the creator of, an extensive resource for the classic but nearly forgotten 1987 sci-fi series. In December he took it upon himself to make the show available for the first time in decades by releasing Spiral Zone: The Complete DVD Collection. Toon Zone News spoke to Chris Millar […]

"Air Gear" First Episode Streaming at

by Dr. Daedaluson January 4, 2007
IGN has the first episode of Air Gear, a 2006 anime from Toei Animation and Marvelous Entertainment, streaming on their website in both low and high resolutions: It is being dubbed by ADV Films. The first DVD volume of Air Gear will be released on February 6, 2007 and will contain four episodes. [Source: […]

"Cool McCool" Coming to DVD March 13

by Ed Liuon January 3, 2007
BCI Eclipse’s next release of classic TV cartoons on DVD will continue with the release of Cool McCool on March 13, 2007. The show was created by Bob Kane, creator of Batman, and centers on the title character’s espionage exploits against an array of hideous and sinister foes. The release will contain 20 episodes on […]