"Little Einsteins": Smarter Than the Average Edutainment Show

by Maxie Zeuson November 30, 2007
Do they still teach music appreciation in elementary school? It’s been a long time since I was in school, and my memories of it are pretty hazy, but I seem to recall periods when we’d have to listen to weird stuff, sing weird songs, and try to clap along to the rhythms. I don’t think […]

Color Coding: How "Avatar the Last Airbender" Uses Color (Part 1)

by Ed Liuon November 30, 2007
There are many tools that Avatar the Last Airbender uses to characterize each of the four nations that form its world. Just in time for the Day of Black Sun, Toon Zone News will take a look how at the show associates specific colors to each of the four nations, and then examine some of […]

Complete "South Park" for Free Online in 2008

by Ed Liuon November 29, 2007
Next year, MTV Networks will be making every clip from every episode of South Park available for viewing on-line for free on the website. The move was made in the wake of the success of a similar initiative that put the complete Daily Show with Jon Stewart on-line for free, which has apparently resulted […]

Several "Dennis the Menace" Episodes Will Be on DVD

by Dan Collinson November 29, 2007 announced that Fox Home Entertainment will release Dennis the Menace: Trouble, Trouble Everywhere on March 18th. The episodes feature Hank Ketchum’s mischievous 5-year-old in adventures around the world based on the syndicated cartoon. And features the voices of Brennan Thicke (son of Growing Pains star Alan Thicke) as Dennis, and Phil Hartman (Saturday Night […]

Alan Burnett Talks with Comic Book Resources About "The Batman"

by Ed Liuon November 29, 2007
Comic Book Resources has interviewed writer/producer Alan Burnett about The Batman, focusing especially on how the current season of the show is introducing many of the members of the Justice League. In addition, Burnett talks about why many of his DC superhero animation projects don’t do traditional origin stories, why Hal Jordan was selected to […]

The Secret of Relativity: "Baby Einstein" Is Only for the Very Young

by Jameson November 29, 2007
There will come a day when nearly all of you dear readers will experience a tiny, ignorant, and distinctly wiffy bundle of joy that you will call your own. This little, bed-wetting cherub of nature will eventually grow into a pouting, greasy catalyst of rampant hormones, and on more than one occasion will attempt to […]

Anime Toy Maker Southern Island Is Bankrupt

by Weathermanon November 29, 2007
Southern Island, a toy company based in Arizona that specialized in anime-based merchandise, has closed up shop according to Anime News Network. The company’s phones have been disconnected, their website is down and their inventory will be auctioned off on EBay. They held the license for four Funimation shows, Case Closed, Full Metal Alchemist, Fruits […]

NY Times on "Ratatouille" Oscar Dilemma

by Ed Liuon November 28, 2007
The New York Times covers the dilemma facing Disney/Pixar over Ratatouille over Academy Award nominations for 2007 (free registration required): whether to lobby for a Best Picture award or for the Best Animated Film award. While the Best Picture is considered a more prestigious award, the Best Animated Film award is an easier one to […]

"Casshern" Premieres at New York Anime Festival

by Ed Liuon November 28, 2007
The New York Anime Festival has announced a special screening of the movie Casshern on Saturday, December 8, 2007, at 10 PM at the ImaginAsian Theater. The screening will be open only to NY Anime Festival attendees, and admission to attendees will be free. Casshern places live actors into a digital environment to give the […]

"Justice League: The New Frontier" DVD Release Date and Specs Announced

by Ed Liuon November 28, 2007
Warner Brothers Home Video has announced the full release information about the direct-to-video animated movie Justice League: The New Frontier. The movie will be released on February 26, 2008, in a single-disc standard edition and a two-disc special edition. The movie will be anamorphic widescreen on both editions, with a 5.1 Dolby Digital soundtrack, two […]