2008 Eisner Award Nominees Announced

by Ed Liuon April 14, 2008
The nominees for the 2008 Eisner Awards have been announced, recognizing a variety of comic book publishers and materials. Of interest to animation fans are the following nominees: Best Continuing Series: The Spirit by Darwyn Cooke (DC) Best Publication For Kids: Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures, edited by Jeremy Barlow (Dark Horse) Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic […]

Internet "Hellboy Animated" Shorts May Tie to New Movie

by Ed Liuon April 14, 2008
On the Hellboy Animated weblog, producer Tad Stones noted that “there is some talk of doing very short [animated] projects for the internet.” However, Stones states that there is no work being done on a third direct-to-video movie. The live-action Hellboy II: The Golden Army will be released in July 2008. (via Comic Book Resources […]

"Alvin" Tops DVD Sales Charts

by Maxie Zeuson April 14, 2008
Alvin and the Chimpunks topped DVD sales charts by moving 3.2 million units in its debut week, according to data compiled by More than 2.6 million of those units sold on the first day, which set a one-day record for the year. Lower down on the charts, Enchanted shipped 245,000 units and Bee Movie […]

"Horton" Strong at Box Offices Worldwide

by Maxie Zeuson April 14, 2008
Horton Hears a Who grossed $6 million at North American box offices over the weekend, according to figures compiled by Box Office Mojo. The CG-animated adaptation of the Dr. Seuss story has grossed $139.6 million domestically. Overseas, Horton grossed $10.6 million, giving it a foreign cumulative of $104.9 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The […]

Complete Transformers: Cybertron Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson April 14, 2008 reports that all 52 episodes of Transformers: Cybertron are coming to DVD in Transformers: Cybertron – The Ultimate Collection. The Autobots and the Decepticons are at it again. The planet Cyberton is being endangered of being swallowed by a black hole caused after the destruction of Unicron. Optimus Prime must find the lost Cyber […]

"Dragonball Z: Broly Double Feature" Puts The "-" in "Blu-Ray"

by Chad Boninon April 13, 2008
FUNimation has stepped into the Blu-Ray arena (which is good, as HD-DVD is officially dead at this point), with a double feature of the eighth and tenth Dragonball Z movies, “Broly: The Legendary Super Saiyan” and “Broly: Second Coming”. They’ve remastered the films, and used the Blu-Ray space to fit two flicks on one DVD, […]

"The Batman": A Look Back

by Christopher Glennonon April 11, 2008
Anyone who writes for Batman has a lot of potential interpretive leeway. After all, the character has a long history in comics, TV, movies, and cartoons, and has appeared in series whose styles have run from bright camp to gritty noir. No one should be surprised then, that the creators of The Batman were hardly […]

"Avatar" Media Flyer Posts Inaccurate Dates for New Episodes (UPDATED)

by Maxie Zeuson April 11, 2008
(UPDATED April 11, 2008) Nickelodeon has contacted Toon Zone News to state that information in a media flyer available on-line is out-of-date and inaccurate. There is still no information on when new episodes of Avatar will air, and no new information about future Avatar projects yet. (Original story follows, with link to flyer removed) Avatar: […]

Rutgers Breaks World Record of People Dressed as Ninja Turtles on Apr 10 (UPDATED)

by Ed Liuon April 11, 2008
Tonight, April 10, 2008, at 9:00 PM EDT, Rutgers University will be hosting an event to attempt to break the current world record for the largest number of people dressed as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (view PDF flyer for the event). The first 600 people to show up will break the record and receive […]

Studio Ghibli Announces "Ponyo" Japan Release Date of July 19, 2008

by Ed Liuon April 11, 2008 is reporting that Ponyo on a Cliff will be released in Japan on July 19, 2008, according to Studio Ghibli. The film is directed by Hayao Miyazaki, and supposedly centers on a goldfish princess and a five-year old boy.