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Media Profits: More Cheese for the Mouse

by on February 5, 2008
The Walt Disney Company had net income of $1.25 billion in the quarter ended December 29, 2007, down 25% from $1.7 billion in the same period in 2006, the media conglomerate reported today. Revenues rose 9% to $10.5 billion. Lower income in the period was due to the absence of gains on the sale of […]

CN: BET Didn’t Seek to Censor "Boondocks"

by on February 5, 2008
Turner Broadcasting did not receive any pressure from Black Entertainment Television (BET) or from BET executives Reginald Hudlin or Debra Lee to pull two controversial episodes of The Boondocks, a Cartoon Network spokesman has told Advertising Age. The trade journal quotes the spokesman, James Anderson, as confirming that the two episodes, “The Huey Freeman Hunger […]

Briefy: Int’l Distribution Deals; Execs Get New Posts

by on February 5, 2008
* Shortened episodes of Spider-Man, Dilbert and Voltron will join Soney’s The Minisode Network on YouTube. [AWN] * Noggin is adding Peppa Pig to its lineup. [c21 Media] * Loopdidoo will be distributed on DVD in the United States by PorchLight Home Entertainment. [c21 Media] * Germany’s Kiddinx has picked up international TV and media […]

World’s Finest Interviews Christopher Jones and Ty Templeton on DC Animated Comics

by Ed Liuon February 5, 2008
The World’s Finest Online has posted two interviews with creative talent behind animated tie-in comics from DC. The first is with artist Christopher Jones on his long tenure drawing The Batman Strikes!, the tie-in book to the CW’s The Batman, where he discusses how he’s evolved over the four years the comic has been published […]

First Episode of "Black Blood Brothers" Available on IGN.com

by Ed Liuon February 5, 2008
IGN.com has posted the first episode of Black Blood Brothers in streaming video. The new anime series centers on a humans vs. vampires storyline, with the first DVD shipping on February 12, 2008. (via Toon Zone member MattThomasM2B)

"Drawn Together" Season 3 DVD Announced

by SB20xxon February 5, 2008
Paramount has announced that Drawn Together‘s third season will be released on 5/13/08. Special features include audio commentary, Karaoke Sing Along, promos, and bonus clips from various Comedy Central programs. The episodes that should be included are: * Freaks & Geeks * Wooldoor Sockbat’s Giggle-Wiggle Funny Tickle Non-Traditional Progressive Multicultural Roundtable! * Spelling Applebee’s * […]

Toon Zone Interviews Evan Baily on Digging Into "Turok Son of Stone"

by Ed Liuon February 5, 2008
In 1954, Dell Comics introduced Turok, Son of Stone. Who created him exactly is in dispute, with different sources giving Matthew H. Manning or Gaylord Du Bois the honor. What isn’t in dispute is the popularity of the pre-Colombian Indian and his companion, the young Andar, in their battles with dinosaurs and monstrous beasts in […]

"Galaxy Rangers" Getting Major DVD Release

by on February 4, 2008
Koch Vision will release The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers: The Collection (Vol. 1) to DVD on May 13, TVShowsOnDVD reports. The four-disc release will retail for $39.98. Koch intends to release a second volume of the 1980s syndicated series in the third quarter of 2008. Separately, TVShowsOnDVD has posted final art work for Teenage […]

"Tsubasa Chronicles," "xxxholic" Movies Get DC-Area Screening

by on February 4, 2008
xxxholic The Movie and Tsubasa Chronicles The Movie will get a special screening at the Japan Information and Culture Center at the Embassy of Japan on February 28, screening organizers announced today. Both films will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles. Admission is free but seating will be granted on a first come, first […]

"Woody Woodpecker Classic Cartoon Collection" Vol. 2 Cartoon List

by SB20xxon February 4, 2008
Previously, Toon Zone reported that The Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection vol. 2 would be released on 4/15/08. Now a list of all shorts included is available. Volume 2 contains: Woody Woodpecker cartoons: * After the Ball (1956, Paul J. Smith) * Alley to Bali (1954, Don Patterson) * Arts and Flowers (1956, […]