Animated Programming Emmy Nominations Revealed

by on July 19, 2007
The 59th annual Emmy Award nominations were revealed today, and the following animated programs are up for awards: Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour) Avatar: The Last Airbender • City Of Walls And Secrets • Nickelodeon • Nickelodeon Animation Studio Robot Chicken • Lust For Puppets • Cartoon Network • ShadowMachine Films […]

"Peach Girl" Vol. 2: The Train Just Keeps Derailing

by on July 19, 2007
Momo, the star of our show, has had more relationship developments by her sixteenth birthday—hell, on her sixteenth birthday—than I’ve had by my twenty-second. She’s relatively content in a relationship with Toji, and hasn’t seen much of her one-time-ally Kairi. Yet, she sees way too much of her nemesis, Sae, who has nothing better to […]

"Peach Girl": Tan, Blonde, and Asian! Just Like I Like ‘Em…

by on July 19, 2007
Think back to high school, and remember how you ragged on “that girl”. You know the one. She had that look—too tan for your area, bleached blonde hair, a great athletic body… She had to be a slut, right? All the girls hated her, because they feared what she’d do to their boyfriends. All the […]

"Aquaman" Coming to DVD (Updated July 17)

by Dan Collinson July 17, 2007
“Great Neptune!” reports that Warner will release The Adventures of Aquaman on DVD. The 2 disc set contains all 36 episodes featuring the King of the Seven Seas along with his teenage ally Aqualad, and their pet walrus Tusky fighting evil over the ocean floor. Aquaman was produced by Filmation Productions, and aired on […]

"Hellsing Ultimate" Vol. 1: This DVD Runneth Over… With Blood

by on July 17, 2007
It seems odd that while the best-known Japanese films stateside have recently been horror tales like Ringu and Ju-On, horror titles remain confined to a fairly small part of the anime market. Perhaps it’s a question of reaching the right audience. I suppose the average Saw fan doesn’t have much anime in his/her diet. Or […]

"Family Guy" Freakin’ Party Pack in October

by SB20xxon July 16, 2007
The previous five volumes of Family Guy plus Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story will be released together as “Family Guy – Freakin’ Party Pack”. The 17-disc set will be released on 10/30/07 for $149.98. Special features include a deck of playing cards, 100 poker chips, a Ping Pong net, four Ping Pong balls, and a […]

Tokyopop announces new web-based animation projects

by Weathermanon July 16, 2007
Tokypop has announced a series of new internet-based animations based on several of their exisiting US-based properties. In conjunction with Menford Electronic Art, Tokypop plans to release animation for I Luv Halloween, Bizenghast, A Midnight Opera and Riding Shotgun to their MySpace page. The first release, I Luv Halloween, is today, July 16th 2007. Future […]

Funimation joins the ranks of Blu-Ray, Geneon holding off on next-gen for now

by Weathermanon July 16, 2007
Funimation is reported to have joined the ranks of the companies releasing product for the next generation of digital media players by joining up with Sony’s Blu-Ray format. No titles have been announced so far. Geneon has so far not announced any plans to go next-gen. Toon Zone News will be following up with all […]

"Tekkonkinkreet" Builds a Solid Film

by Weathermanon July 16, 2007
If the word “Tekkonkinkreet” sounds Japanese to you, you’re half right. It’s actually a combination of two words, steel and concrete: the two halves that come together to form the whole of a building. Tekkonkinkreet is also the title of the newest 4 Degrees C theatrical production based on the manga of the same name […]

"Chevalier D’Eon" Vol. 2: The First Cut’s Still the Deepest

by on July 15, 2007
Perhaps what I like best about the Star Wars movies is that they take place in a living, breathing universe full of intriguing detail every way you look. One suspects that fascinating characters and subplots lurk in the corners of the frame, and hopes that with each new chapter more of them will be brought […]