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Iger Reports Good Negotiations with Pixar

At a Deutsche Bank conference, Disney CEO-elect Robert Iger stated that he has had “really good” talks with Pixar to renew their movie distribution deal, but declined to state if or when a new agreement would be reached. At the same conference, Iger also commented on Disney’s overall strategy and its position in the next-generation […]

"Rock & Rule" Cranks it Up to Eleven

Giants Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks, and Fox’s steady stream of entertaining films such as Lilo & Stitch, The Incredibles, Madagascar, and Robots have recently spoiled fans of western animation. While business is booming, it is doing so within a very narrowly defined genre: safe family fare with some clever jokes for mom and dad. That wasn’t […]

Matthew Manning Strikes with "The Batman"

A recognizable name to readers of DC Comics animated comics lines, writer Matthew Manning will return to familiar animated ground this month with The Batman Strikes #10, hitting shelves this Wednesday. Having written for Justice League Adventures, previous experience and a bit of good timing helped him land his latest gig. “It just so happened […]

Nickelodeon Encourages Kids to Be Active and Healthy/Announces October 1 Blackout

Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. are conducting an on-air campaign this summer to encourage kids to get up and be active. Nickelodeon will air a series of on-air “Let’s Just Play” spots throughout the summer, emphasizing the importance of play. All feature original music, developed exclusively for the “Let’s Just Play” campaign. The spots will air […]

Newsarama Previews Alex Ross & Jim Krueger's "Justice"

Newsarama.com has posted a 12-page preview of Alex Ross and Jim Krueger’s Justice #1, the first of a 12-issue mini-series pitting the Justice League against the Legion of Doom. Justice #1 is available for pre-order now, with a ship date of August 17, 2005.

Press Release for "Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles - The Complete Campaigns"

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has sent Toon Zone the following press release information for Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles – The Complete Campaigns, the upcoming DVD release featuring all 40 series episodes available July 5, 2005 in a four-disc DVD set. The legacy of the novel and the hit feature film live on when Roughnecks: Starship […]

New "Loonatics" Designs, Voice Cast Unveiled

Warner Bros. has released new concept art for its controversial Loonatics series. The new artwork keeps the color schemes for the characters but discards the angular and slightly menacing look for something that has a bit more anime styling to it. Additionally, the network seems to be making it clear that the series is “inspired […]

"Spider-Man: The Venom Saga": Goop Has Never Been So Delicious

Spider-Man faces off against his alien symbiote nemesis in Spider-Man: The Venom Saga, the newest DVD compilation release from Buena Vista Home Entertainment. Collecting five episodes spotlighting the nefarious Venom, this is easily the strongest Spider-Man: The Animated Series DVD release to date, even if it does fall a little short in the extras department. […]

"The Daichis" Vols. 1 & 2: All for One but Fun for All

For American viewers, most anime is escapist entertainment, a way to forget about the everyday. To us, distant galaxies and Japanese high schools are all mysterious worlds of wonder. Naturally, for Japanese viewers, the latter setting is much less surreal. Although they rarely reach action-crazed U.S. audiences, a number of anime closely explore the nuances […]

"Burn-Up Scramble" Vol. 3: "Chicks Combat Crooks", Dudes Don't Dig

Team Warrior was assembled to stop the crimes too big for the regular police to contend with. Rio, Lilica, and Maya were the brawn, brains, and bullets of the team, respectively, that is until the higher-ups decided to rework their mission. With Rio and Maya wounded in the line of duty, Lilica must team up […]

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