Toon Zone News Interviews Peter Fernandez & Corinne Orr About "Speed Racer"

by Ed Liuon December 25, 2007
In the late 1960’s, a new form of children’s entertainment began its march onto American airwaves. Cartoons imported from Japan and dubbed into English were the first steps towards the multi-million dollar phenomenon that is the current-day anime industry, and all of that can be said to have started with the success of Speed Racer, […]

"Aqua Teen" Bomb Scare Makes #21 on "Fortune’s" 101 Dumbest Business Moments of 2007

by Ed Liuon December 24, 2007
Cartoon Network has landed at #21 on Fortune magazine’s 101 Dumbest Moments in Business list for 2007 for the attempt to publicize the Adult Swim show Aqua Teen Hunger Force using electronic lightboards placed in urban areas, which triggered a massive bomb scare in the city of Boston, MA. The negative impact of the stunt […]

"Coraline" Clip Available for On-Line Viewing

by Ed Liuon December 24, 2007
Writer Neil Gaiman has posted a short video clip from Coraline, the stop-motion animated movie adaptation of his novella to be directed by Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas) and scheduled for release next year.

"Woody Woodpecker" Vol. 2 Announced for DVD

by Maxie Zeuson December 22, 2007
Universal will release The Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection Vol. 2 to DVD on April 15, TVShowsonDVD reports. The three-disc set will retail for $39.98.

"Futurama," "Doomsday" Blaze New Markets for Old Series

by Maxie Zeuson December 22, 2007
The success of Futurama and Superman: Doomsday show the profits film companies can reap by reviving cancelled television franchises in the DVD-only market, a news analysis by trade newspaper Variety concludes. Futurama, which was cancelled several years ago, has not returned to the airwaves, but producers David X. Cohen and Matt Groening are producing new […]

"Transformers: Robots in Disguise" That’s Just Prime

by Grant Whiteon December 20, 2007
Transformers, more than meets the eye. Transformers, robots in disguise. Autobots wage their battle to destroy the evil forces of the Decepticons. A set of timeless lyrics that tells you perhaps all you need to know about the Transformers concept. However, as this franchise (now over twenty years old) has grown, keeping things simple perhaps […]

ADV Announces "Devil May Cry" and "MagiKano" DVDs for February

by Maxie Zeuson December 20, 2007
ADV Films will release the first volume of Devil May Cry and the second volume of MagiKano: Witch Hunt to DVD on February 5, the company announced today. Devil May Cry: The Animated Series Vol. 1 will present the first four episodes in both English 5.1 and Japanese 5.1 with English subtitles. Video extras include […]

PR: ADV Announces February 5 Titles

by Maxie Zeuson December 20, 2007
HOUSTON, December 20, 2007–ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce two great titles, including the first volume of Devil May Cry and the second volume of Magikano. These titles will be available on store shelves February 5. MAGIKANO: WITCH HUNT Also Available With a Limited Edition Collectors […]

Newsarama Interviews April Stewart on "South Park" Roles

by Ed Liuon December 20, 2007
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed April Stewart, the actress who provides the voices of most of the female characters on Comedy Central’s South Park, including Wendy Testaberger, Liane Cartman, and the Mayor. Stewart discusses how she started in the business (with encouragement from fellow voice actress Grey DeLisle), the grueling work schedule required to do […]

IFC Adds Three Anime Series to 2008 Slate

by Maxie Zeuson December 20, 2007
IFC has added Witchblade, Speed Grapher, and Hell Girl to its 2008 programming slate, the company said today. Witchblade will premiere on the channel in January, and Speed Grapher will be added in March. No date has been announced for Hell Girl. [Source: FUNimation]