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Joe Kuhr Laughs It Up With "The Batman"

Joe Kuhr. Joker. He’s heard it. He’s knows it’s an amazing coincidence that a Batman fan should have the name Joe Kuhr. In fact, he even gets to write a Joker/Catwoman episode, “The Laughing Cat,” for the third season of The Batman. But he’s heard the joke. So, why don’t we skip past that and […]

Stan Lee Creating Urban Superhero for Vibe

Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment and Vibe magazine will partner to create a new urban superhero for the magazine, the companies said today. In addition to running stories inside of Vibe, the character will also feature in a graphic novel. The companies are exploring options to transfer an animated version to DVD, television and feature film. […]

Ad Exec Praises Animation

Mark Tutssel, chairman of the advertising industry’s Clio Awards organization, is urging advertisers to investigate the use of animation in their commercials, AdWeek reports. Tutssel’s remarks, which were provoked by worries that people are increasingly tuning out advertising, were meant to spur advertisers into making “fresh, interesting and engaging” commercials that use creative techniques. Tutssel […]

Original "Turtles" Back On DVD

Those Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back on DVD, thanks to Lions Gate Home Entertainment. Volume Two packs another thirteen episodes from the original series’ second season, and if you’re like me this old-school action will make you scream “Cowabunga, Dude!” from your couch. This season opens with Shredder’s return from Dimension X. Other highlights […]

New Villain Revealed for "The Batman" Season Three

Legions of Gotham has revealed that the classic Bat-villain Maxie Zeus will appear on the third season of The Batman, voiced by Phil LaMarr. Stay tuned for more The Batman news here at Toon Zone.

"BTAS, Vol. 3": Batgirl, Robin and Ra's, Oh My!

Completing the arc of eighty-five episodes that made up Batman: The Animated Series is the new Warner Home Video release Batman: The Animated Series, Volume 3. Completists, of course, already know that they’ve got to have it. The latest release is notable in several respects. When ordering a fresh batch of episodes to supplement the […]

"Fullmetal Alchemist Vol. 2" Transmutes Another Winner

Despite its shortcomings (Episode 4, I’m looking at you), Fullmetal Alchemist Vol. 1 has more going for it than the best volumes of some of the best anime series out there. Volume 2 makes me sit back and wonder if this is the greatest anime series of all times. The first four episodes served as […]

"Elfen Lied: Vector One" Love Hina, But Kill Bill

Ah, Japan. Home of unapologetic perverts who get off on both gore and nudity. With Elfen Lied they’ve now combined two of their favorite styles. The equation is almost mathematical: Take Love Hina, subtract the humor, then add Kill Bill-levels of Tarintino-esque violence. Or you could describe it in terms of the cliches it uses: […]

Boyd Kirkland Interviewed At World's Finest

here. managed to catch up with Batman: The Animated Series director Boyd Kirkland to talk about his work on the show. Kirkland directed several episodes on the upcoming DVD set (review) including Second Chance, Catwalk and Read My Lips. To read the interview, click here.

WB Announces "Batman" Vol. 3 and "Superfriends" Season 2 (Updated)

Update (5/24): Batman: The Animated Series – Volume Three is now available, . Superfriends: Volume Two is now on sale, . Update (5/19): Disc Art Added For Both Releases. Further details inside. Update (5/13): ‘Superfriends’ Back Cover Added Update (4/9): ‘Superfriends’ Front Cover Updated (Disc Art Included) Update (4/2): ‘BTAS’ Front Cover (Disc Art Included) […]

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