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Central Park Setbacks Caused by Musicland Bankruptcy, Managing Director Says

by Benon May 30, 2006
Late last week, reports of extensive layoffs at anime licensor Central Park Media led to speculation that the company was preparing for bankruptcy. Though the company has not yet confirmed or denied the filing rumors, CPM founder and managing director John O’Donnell issued a statement to Toon Zone News with more information about the recent […]

Tenchi Muyo! "Pretty Sammy" and "Mihoshi Special": Are They Magically Mischevious?

by Chad Boninon May 29, 2006
Unbeknownst to her friends, Mihoshi of the Galaxy Police is not as ditzy as she would seem. She saved the universe from a great evil, when she was partnered with her long-lost ally Kiyone. Likewise, in a different universe, Sasami Kawai is not the little girl that she seems. She has been chosen to fight […]

ADV Announces Acquisition of "Jinki: Extend"

by William C. Mauneon May 27, 2006
ADV has announced at Anime Boston the acquisition of anime series Jinki: Extend. [On-Site Reporting by Weatherman]

FUNimation Acquires "Beck"

by William C. Mauneon May 27, 2006
This evening at Anime Boston FUNimation announced the acquisition of Indie rock-centric anime series Beck. [On-Site Reporting by Weatherman]

"Maburaho Vol. 6": Improving Just a Little Bit

by Dukeon May 27, 2006
After the extreme disappointment this whole “Kazuki is a ghost” arc has been, you would figure the Maburaho writers would try and make the series a bit better. Maybe, just maybe, they would try to make this series rise above the mediocrity it’s been in for almost the whole series. After all, the series’ high […]

FUNimation Acquires "Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid"

by Dr. Daedaluson May 27, 2006
Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid has been licensed by FUNimation, courtesy of Kadokawa Pictures USA. The first volume is expected for release on October 3, and should include both regular editions and starter sets. [Source: AnimeOnDVD.com]

"Doogal": At Least It's Not Hoodwinked

by Chris Woodon May 26, 2006
It’s becoming increasingly difficult for casual moviegoers to discern which company actually made the animated film they’re watching, and in which country. The marketing campaigns for Valiant and The Wild were both emblazoned with “Walt Disney, ” though the former is from a small British studio and the latter a Canadian one. The Weinstein Company […]

Boyd Kirkland Talks X-Men: Evolution Season Three

by Stuon May 25, 2006
A veteran of animation for over two decades, Boyd Kirkland in various roles throughout his extensive career and gained critical acclaim for his outstanding work on Batman: The Animated Series, directing episodes such as “Harley And Ivy”, “I Am The Knight” and “Second Chance.” To celebrate the release of X-Men: Evolution Season Three on DVD, […]

"Oban," "W.I.T.C.H." Lead Off Jetix Summer Events

by Maxie Zeuson May 25, 2006
The Jetix Big Blockbuster Summer will kick off on Monday, June 5, with the hour-long premiere of Oban Star Racers and the second season of W.I.T.C.H., Toon Disney has announced. Original episodes of Power Rangers Mystic Force will follow on June 12. Based on an original short, Oban Star Racers mixes 2D and 3D animation […]

"Oban Star Racers" Premieres with Hour-Long Special

by Maxie Zeuson May 25, 2006
The highly-anticipated intergalactic animated adventure “Oban Star Racers” is set to premiere during Jetix, the popular action/adventure block on Toon Disney, MONDAY, JUNE 5. Beginning with an hour-long special, “Oban Star Racers,” a unique 2D/3D animation combination and fusion of Japanese Anime with Western sci-fi styling, will be showcased in all-new half hour episodes through […]