Ursula K. LeGuin, the author of the Earthsea series of novels, has posted an English translation of the plot synopsis for Studio Ghibli’s Gedo Senki (Tales from Earthsea). The movie will be directed by Goro Miyazaki and is scheduled for release in Japan in July 2006. (via Nausicaa.net)
A survey by Nikkei BP Consulting has named Studio Ghibli as the top-ranked business-to-consumer brand in Japan, ahead of Toyota. The studio also ranked 4th or higher in all the sections organized by demographic.
It’s hard to imagine why the Digimon franchise never got to be as big as Pokémon did. It came out first, there’s a larger number of monsters, and it has all the things Pokémon haters wanted (a serial storyline, the monsters to speak English, etc.). Maybe it’s because it languished on Fox Kids instead of […]
According to a recent article on TVShowsOnDVD.com, Shout! Factory is planning to release a second set of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show. No release date has been given at this time. In addition, Shout! Factory is accepting pictures of people dressed up as their favorite Mario character. Only photos from The Super Mario Bros. […]
As Toon Zone previously reported, Warner Home Video will release Xiaolin Showdown: The Complete First Season on DVD on August 8, 2006. Xiaolin Showdown: The Complete First Season follows the adventures of warriors-in-training Omi, Kimiko, Raimundo and Clay as they search the globe for Shen-Gong-Wu, ancient artifacts that hold both good and evil supernatural powers. […]
As Toon Zone previously reported, Warner Home Video will release A Pup Named Scooby-Doo Volumes 3 and 4 on DVD on July 18, 2006. Each volume will contain four 22-minute episodes from the series, which originally aired on ABC and are currently airing on Cartoon Network. The Volume 3 DVD includes “Scooby-Doo Dude,” “Ghost Who’s […]
After the mediocrity that was Bojack Unbound and Broly: Second Coming, and the complete and utter pile of crap known as Bio-Broly, it’s about time for the Dragonball Z movies to go back to becoming watchable, let alone good. Thankfully, things do in fact get better. In an alternate universe where Mystic Gohan somehow defeated […]
According to various promos recently shown on Toonami, The Batman season three will premiere with “Batgirl Begins, Part One” on the channel this coming Monday, April 24. It is currently unknown when the remaining episodes will air. Toon Zone News recommends checking local listings.
Fullmetal Alchemist is like fine wine. It just gets better and better with age. Well, no, scratch that. Fullmetal Alchemist is like….uh…Fullmetal Alchemist is….like nothing thats ever come before. Trying to compare it to anything will result in a disservice to the series itself. Mixing comedy, action, horror, fantasy, and some sci-fi elements, and even […]
The Superman Supersite reports that VCI Entertainment will release Superman: The Ultimate Max Fleischer Cartoon Collection on May 30. The DVD contains all 17 of the Fleischer Studios cartoons from 1940-1943, digitally re-mastered. Bonus Features include: Snafuperman: a Private S.N.A.F.U. cartoon A trailer for the 1948 Superman Serial films starring Kirk Alyn A booklet: “The […]