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Comics Previews for November 11, 2005: Thing, Batman & Monster Men, Witchblade

by Ed Liuon November 11, 2005
The following comic book previews are available around the Internet: – Newsarama.com has Aron Lusen’s Dead Samurai, available on comic book stands now. The issue is by Jim Kuhoric, Nick Bradshaw, and Scott Kester. – Fou pages of The Amazing Adventures of the Escapist #8 accompany an article about Brian K. Vaughan (Runaways, Ultimate X-Men), […]

Toon Zone Podcast Episode 1

by Benon November 10, 2005
You read right, Toon Zone News has a podcast! On the show this week: Ben Applegate, chief editor Karl Olson, staff reviewer and podcast producer Matthew Williams, graphics editor Chad Bonin, a.k.a. Knux Five, staff reviewer and Toonami Forum moderator Listen to the thrilling talking, focused on such exciting topics as: Is Pixar facing a […]

4Kids Reports Third Quarter Financial Results

by Zeddon November 10, 2005
4Kids Entertainment, Inc. on Wednesday announced third quarter financial results. Net revenues for the third quarter ended September 30, 2005 were $20.5 million, compared to $24.7 million in the same period last year. Net income for the third quarter was $2.0 million or $0.15 per diluted share, compared to net income of $2.5 million or […]

Noggin, CafePress.com Team Up

by Zeddon November 9, 2005
Noggin and CafePress.com have teamed up to extend the NOGGIN brand. An exclusive NOGGIN shop will launch Tuesday, November 15, via http://www.cafepress.com and http://www.noggin.com. The store will sell merchandise for both parents and children, featuring NOGGIN’s animated hosts Moose and Zee, as well as NOGGIN logos. [Source: PR Newswire]

"Mars Daybreak" Needs More Depp

by Dukeon November 9, 2005
OK, so we’ve had pirates sailing the seven seas, pirates racing across the universe, and pirates ransacking pretty much everything they’ve come across. But we’ve never had pirates on Mars. Have no fear. This gaping hole in pirate lore is about to be filled. Mars has been terraformed and is now mostly water. People live […]

Marvel Announces 3Q Financial Results

by Ed Liuon November 9, 2005
Marvel Entertainment reported a $23.4 million profit on overall revenue of $81.4 million for the third quarter of 2005. The numbers represent a 29% drop in profits from the same period a year ago, partially due to the positive impact Spider-Man 2 licensing had in 2004. Future projections for 2006 promise even bleaker financial results, […]

Nickelodeon Announces "Ha-Ha Holidays" Schedule

by Zeddon November 9, 2005
Nickelodeon has announced their slate of holiday-themed programming, entitled “Ha-Ha Holidays.” PR Newswire has details.

Nick Jr. Announces "Nick Jr.'s Frosty Fridays" Schedule

by Zeddon November 9, 2005
Nick Jr. has announced “Nick Jr.’s Frosty Fridays,” a series of marathons which will air Fridays from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET/PT) on December 9, December 16, and December 23. PR Newswire has the full schedule.

Pixar Reports Third Quarter Financial Results

by Zeddon November 9, 2005
Pixar Animation Studios on Tuesday announced financial results for its fiscal third quarter ended October 1, 2005. For the quarter, Pixar earned $27.4 million or $0.22 per diluted share on revenues of $45.8 million. These results compare to earnings of $22.4 million or $0.19 per diluted share on revenues of $44.5 million, achieved in the […]

"Boondocks" Language Triggers Protest

by Ed Liuon November 8, 2005
The Los Angeles Times reports that several Los Angeles-area black community leaders are organizing a protest over Aaron McGruder’s Boondocks animated series, which debuted on November 6 on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim (free registration required). Their specific grievance is over the repeated and frequent use of “the N-word” and its many variations. Their efforts will […]