New "Magoo" Toon Coming to DVD

by Maxie Zeuson February 13, 2008
Mr. Magoo will return to the cartoon world in Kung Fu Magoo, ” target=”_blank”>Variety reports. The $2.6 million direct-to-DVD feature is being produced by Motion Toons for Classic Studios. Andres Couturier will direct.

"The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye" Vols. 3 & 4 Have Narrative ADD

by Ed Liuon February 13, 2008
Is there a word for when you like everything about a story except for the story? If there is a word for that, it describes my feelings about The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye perfectly. That assessment may be a little harsh, but the reality is that The Third is a series with […]

WGA Strike Continuing Coverage (Feb 12): Strike Over! Writers Vote to Return to Work

by Ed Liuon February 12, 2008
– (ADDED February 12, 2008 by Maxie Zeus): Film and television writers will return to work on Wednesday after 92.5 percent of Writers Guild of America members voted to end their strike against Hollywood producers, Reuters reports. A proposed contract agreed to by negotiators for the producers and the union will give writers a share […]

Toon Zone Interviews Nick SVP Teri Weiss About "Ni Hao, Kai-lan"

by Ed Liuon February 12, 2008
In her 9 year tenure at Nickelodeon, Teri Weiss has been involved one way or another with some of Nick Jr’s biggest hits, including Dora the Explorer, Blue’s Clues, Go, Diego, Go!, and The Backyardigans, which have earned her a Peabody Award and multiple Emmy nominations. Her success comes as little surprise, considering her string […]

"Turok": Son of Stone, Great-Grandson of the Comic

by Scott Summerson February 12, 2008
Early on in Turok: Son of Stone, our Native American hero and his young sidekick, Andar, pursue their escaping nemesis, Chichak. Creeping through the forest at night, they stumble onto a darkened cavern. An enormous flightless bird, like an ostrich with a taste for human flesh, lunges out, decapitating their horse. Turok and Andar flee […]

PR: Japanese Pop Star T.M.Revolution at New York Comic Con

by Ed Liuon February 11, 2008
JAPANESE POP STAR T.M.REVOLUTION AT NEW YORK COMIC CON T.M.REVOLUTION WILL PERFORM AT NEW YORK COMIC CON 2008 Norwalk, CT, February 11, 2008: The New York Comic Con (NYCC) today officially revealed its latest Guest of Honor — Japanese pop star T.M.Revolution. The news first broke late last week in the Japanese press and on […]

"Bakugan" Coming to Cartoon Network on February 24

by Maxie Zeuson February 11, 2008
The anime series Bakugan will get its Cartoon Network premiere on Sunday, February 24, at 9:00pm (ET/PT), Cartoon Network said today. The series is about a boy and his friends who use their “Battle Brawler” cards to defend the Earth. [Source: Cartoon Network] [Read the full press release] Correction: Sigh. Apparently I wrote this article […]

"Justice League: New Frontier": Kyle MacLachlan on Being Superman

by Maxie Zeuson February 11, 2008
Warner Bros. has released an interview with Kyle MacLachlan, who plays Superman in the upcoming direct-to-DVD release Justice League: New Frontier. “Superman stands for so many things that I believe in – strength, justice, fighting for what’s right,” said MacLachlan. “You just can’t turn down the opportunity to play a guy like Superman.” The studio […]

PR: Kyle MacLachlan, Voice of Superman, on "Justice League: The New Frontier"

by Maxie Zeuson February 11, 2008
From his head-turning debuts in “Dune” and “Blue Velvet” to his iconic Special Agent Dale Cooper in “Twin Peaks” and his current plum primetime role on “Desperate Housewives,” Kyle MacLachlan has had a memorable career. Now you can add a new benchmark for the actor: MacLachlan makes his animation debut as the voice of Superman […]

PR: Bakugan Makes Its U.S. Premiere on Cartoon Network

by Maxie Zeuson February 11, 2008
New Animé Series Fights to Restore Peace on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 9 p.m. (ET, PT) Bakugan, the hit animé series that is taking Japan and Canada by storm, makes its U.S. debut on Cartoon Network Sunday, Feb. 24, at 9 p.m. (ET, PT). The series follows the adventures of Dan and his fellow Battle […]