A Note of Recognition for….the Top 5 Mothers in Animation

by Ed Liuon May 13, 2007
In honor of Mother’s Day, the staff of Toon Zone News decided to put together a list of the top 5 animated mothers. This turned out to be a surprisingly challenging task. Single-parent families and orphans appear with great regularity in animation, and those parental figures that do make it into the final products are […]

"Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea" Floods the Competition

by on May 12, 2007
As many fans can attest, the Pokémon movies have been getting steadily better, at least dubbing-wise. Last year, we got arguably the best movie in the franchise yet, Lucario and the Mystery of Mew. Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea isn’t as good as Lucario, but it has its own charms and is […]

ADV Films Acquires Four New Gonzo Titles Including "Welcome to the N.H.K."

by SB20xxon May 11, 2007
In a press release, ADV Films announced it has licensed four Gonzo titles: Red Garden, Welcome to the N.H.K., Pumpkin Scissors, and Magikano. In terms of launch details, all shows except Magikano are 24 episodes and will be released over six volumes. Magikano, being a 13 episode series, will be released over three volumes. Red […]

EA Announces "The Simpsons Game"

by on May 10, 2007
Electronic Arts (EA) has announced a new video game based on the upcoming The Simpsons Movie. “The Simpsons Game” (Working title) will feature Homer, Marge, Lisa, and Bart saving the world from various evil villians in a glut of movie parodies. The game will be available for the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, XBox […]

4Kids Announces First Quarter 2007 Results

by on May 10, 2007
4Kids Entertainment today announced the results of their first fiscal quarter of 2007. The company’s net revenues dropped from $19.3 million last year to $14.9 million. Much of the revenue was generated by the recent release of Warner Bros.’ and Imagi’s CGI film TMNT as well as continued revenue from their Cabbage Patch Kids line. […]

Press Release: EA Announces THE SIMPSONS GAME

by on May 10, 2007
The World’s Favorite Animated Family Comes To Consoles and Handhelds This Fall! Electronic Arts Inc., (NASDAQ:ERTS) today announced the upcoming release of THE SIMPSONS GAME (working title). Created in partnership with Gracie Films and Twentieth Century Fox Television and Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising, THE SIMPSONS GAME features a hilarious, sprawling, and mind-busting storyline […]

Press Release: 4Kids Entertainment Reports First Quarter 2007 Results

by on May 10, 2007
4Kids Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: KDE), a global provider of children’s entertainment and merchandise licensing, today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2007. Net revenues in the first quarter of 2007 totaled $14.9 million, compared to $19.3 million for the same period in 2006. The Company’s net loss for the quarter ended March […]

"Full Metal Panic The Second Raid Vol. 2,3,4": Lock and Load High School

by on May 10, 2007
I find the recent deluge of school-based cartoon series to be both curious and tiresome. One would have to think the last thing a kid wants to see after a trying day of math and history is yet another classroom. Thankfully some series try to put a spin on this overly familiar environment, such as […]

Cooke Talks "The Spirit" At CBR

by screw on headon May 9, 2007
Comic Book Resources has an interview with writer/artist Darwyn Cooke about writing, drawing, and re-imagining Will Eisner’s The Spirit. Cooke discusses what’s to come for the comic, his thoughts on the direct-to-DVD animated movie New Frontier, and the possibility of an animated project based on The Spirit.

Media Blasters announces street date for "Ramen Fighter Miki"

by Weathermanon May 9, 2007
Media Blasters has announced a street date for Ramen Fighter Miki. Ramen Fighter Miki is a shounen anime set in a noodle shop. The star character, Miki, is the shop’s poster girl who’s violent temper get her and the rest of the store’s employees into comedic trouble fairly often. The first DVD will street on […]