AWA: ADV Films Announces Four New Licenses, Paid Download Service (Updated)

by Nobuyuki samaon September 23, 2006
ADV Films today announced 4 new licenses at Anime Weekend Atlanta: – Season 3 and Season 4 of UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie – the Moeyo Ken TV series – The Coyote Ragtime Show ADV also announced the opening of their new ADV Universe download store, offering English-language episodes of ADV titles for purchase at the price […]

AWA: Funimation Announces "Peach Girl"

by William C. Mauneon September 23, 2006
This morning at Anime Weekend Atlanta, Funimation announced the acquisition of anime series Peach Girl. The anime series is based off of the long running manga. [On-Site Reporting by Chad Lee] Toon Zone’s coverage live from Anime Weekend Atlanta will continue throughout the weekend.

Parents Television Council Challenges "VeggieTales" Edits

by Ed Liuon September 22, 2006
A report in the Los Angeles Times states that L. Brent Bozell’s Parents Television Council has challenged NBC over several cuts to the VeggieTales animated series which seemed to edit out references to God (free registration required). NBC issued a statement claiming that the shows were edited for time constraints, but show creator Phil Vischer […]

Bill Morrison on His Cancelled "Yellow Submarine" Adaptation

by Ed Liuon September 22, 2006
Artist Bill Morrison has spoken to about the comic-book adaptation for the animated Yellow Submarine movie for Dark Horse Comics which was intended to be released in time for the release of the movie on DVD. Morrison explains how the comic came to be and the chain of events that led to its cancellation. […]

"Dragonball Z: Wrath of the Dragon" Brings Us Dub Weirdness

by Dukeon September 21, 2006
The time has finally come. Sure, we still have the redubs of the first three movies, plus the various season sets still to be released, but the fact remains that this, Dragonball Z Movie 13, Wrath of the Dragon, is the final “new” Dragonball Z product to be released in the U.S. As the final […]

Nickelodeon/MTVN Launch

by Dukeon September 21, 2006
Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids & Family Group has officially launched the Beta version of a new service: ParentsConnect. This service will allow parents and caretakers to connect and advise one another in an easy-to-use format. The site will also partner with Nissan and the GoCityKids website. Later this year, Nickelodeon/MTVN will expand the service into ParentsConnectTV, featuring […]

Marvel Posts Info on New "Fantastic Four" Episode

by Ed Liuon September 21, 2006
Marvel Comics has posted an episode description and still photographs for the new episode of Fantastic Four airing this weekend. Titled “Hard Knocks,” the episode promises an epic confrontation with a guest star from elsewhere in the Marvel Universe. The episode should air on Cartoon Network this weekend at 8:00 PM. (via Comic Book Resources’ […]

"Avatar" Co-Creators Appearing at Pacific Media Expo on October 28

by Ed Liuon September 21, 2006
The Pacific Media Expo has announced that Avatar the Last Airbender co-creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Koznietzko will be appearing on October 28, 2006 as the conventions’ Guests of Honor. The con will be held on October 28-29 at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport hotel; full details are available at the convention website. (via […]

DTemplar’s 25 Toons That Should Be On DVD, And Soon (The top 10)

by Dan Collinson September 21, 2006
Everybody wants to know, what the top ten would be. Without further ado, here its is: 10. Muppet Babies: Ever since their debut in The Muppets Take Manhattan in 1984, the Muppet Babies were a hit. Fans would love to see the infant versions of Kermit, Miss Piggy, and Fozzie Bear on DVD box sets. […]

IFC Picks Up ‘Basilisk’ and ‘Gunslinger Girl’; ‘Haré+Guu’ to FUNimation Channel

by Nobuyuki samaon September 20, 2006
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the Independent Film Channel has acquired the FUNimation-licensed series Basilisk and Gunslinger Girl for broadcast. Basilisk‘s first four episodes will debut on October 6th at 11 PM ET. After that, the series will be paired up with Gunslinger Girl as part of the channel’s new “Grind House” programming block […]