"Casper: Volume 2" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson June 10, 2008 reports that Universal will release the second volume of the 1996 version of “Casper” in The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper: Volume 2. Fifteen more episodes will be in the new DVD as it reaches stores on September 23rd.

PR: M. Night Shyamalan Previews "The Last Airbender" at Nick Licensing Show Event

by Matt Hazudaon June 10, 2008
NEW YORK-June 10, 2008-Nickelodeon kicked off Licensing International Expo 2008 today at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center with star power, including a presentation by special guest M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, The Happening) and Nickelodeon Movies’ and Paramount Pictures’ executives, where attendees got a preview of Shyamalan’s July 2, 2010, theatrical film […]

Briefly: OIAF Extends Submission Deadline; French TELETOON Retro; More On-Line Videos

by Ed Liuon June 10, 2008
* The Ottawa International Animation Festival has extended the deadline for submissions until July 16, 2008, due to technical difficulties with their submission form. * A new web service called Reframe has opened to make smaller and more esoteric independent film available through the Internet. The effort by the Tribeca Film Institute will offer films […]

"Transformers: Animated" Comes to DVD on June 17, 2008

by Ed Liuon June 10, 2008
Paramount Home Entertainment will be bringing Transformers Animated to DVD on June 17, 2008. The latest animated series in the long-running Transformers franchise is set in 22nd Century Detroit, with Earth caught in the middle of the long-running war between the Autobots and the Decepticons. Bonus features on the DVD include two Transformers shorts. For […]

PR: Nick Jr. Greenlights a Second Season of Animated Series "Ni Hao, Kai-lan"

by Matt Hazudaon June 10, 2008
NEW YORK, June 10, 2008 – Nick Jr. has announced the pickup of a second season of the hit animated preschool series Ni Hao, Kai-lan. The network has ordered 20 new half-hour episodes of the series that introduces preschoolers to Mandarin language and Chinese culture as they go on interactive adventures in Kai-lan’s beautiful, culturally-rich […]

PR: "Transformers Animated: Transform & Roll Out" Arrives on DVD June 17

by Ed Liuon June 10, 2008
AN ALL-NEW ANIMATED SPECIAL FROM CARTOON NETWORK’S NEW HIT SERIES ARRIVES FOR THE FIRST TIME ON DVD TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED: TRANSFORM & ROLL OUT High-Octane Adventure Featuring Everyone’s Favorite AUTOBOTS Debuts June 17, 2008 and Includes Two Bonus Animated Shorts HOLLYWOOD, CALI F. – The leg endary “ROBOTS IN DISGUISE” are back and better than ever […]

Hideyuki Kikuchi Will Be Guest of Honor at NY Anime Festival 2008

by Weathermanon June 10, 2008
Hideyuki Kikuchi, the author of the Vampire Hunter D novels, will be a Guest of Honor at the New York Anime Festival this year, September 26-28 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. The long-time translator of the novels, Kevin Leahy, will be a Featured Guest. Read the full press release here:http:

Toon Zone Throwdown Round 2: Top 5 Duels

by Jameson June 10, 2008
Here at Toon Zone News, we firmly believe that non-violent solutions to Real World problems are the ones that should be actively sought out and implemented. These solutions are harder to do, but if done correctly, they will tend to be more permanent, resulting in less ancillary suffering of innocent bystanders and more long-term happiness […]

Andrew Stanton Confirms Writing "John Carter of Mars" Film Adaptation

by Ed Liuon June 9, 2008 and the Pixar Blog have both confirmed with Pixar’s Andrew Stanton that he is currently writing a live-action film adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ John Carter of Mars. This is the first confirmation on the record of long-standing rumors that Pixar was working on a live-action adaptation of the famous science fiction novel (see […]

PR: The Detour on TELETOON Pilot Project Greenlights Ten Pilots For Production

by Matt Hazudaon June 9, 2008
Toronto – After considering 200 submissions from across Canada, ten titles have been selected for The Detour on TELETOON Pilot Project,the initiative launched September, 2007 to find new and irreverent comedies for the popular evening programming block aimed at audiences aged 18 to 34. Part of the network’s commitment to the Canadian animation industry, the […]