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Advance Review: "Gravion Zwei" Forces Way Too Much Down Our Throats

This is a review of an advance screener of Gravion Zwei that contained the first two episodes. The full Vol. 1 release will contain four episodes and extras. I’ve always been interested in Gravion, though never enough to actually pick it up. It’s got stuff that I like: giant robots, smooth animation, and fanservice. Lots […]

"Loonatics" Promo Short Gives First Look at New Series

While names for the “Loonatics” are still tentative, Warner Bros. has produced a promotional short showcasing the new designs, names and abilities of the Loonatics superhero team. You can view the promotional short here. Quick summary for those who do not follow or who cannot view the link: Buzz: Team leader with laser and martial […]

Robot Chicken: Please Stop Greenlighting, Adult Swim

Robot Chicken is Adult Swim’s latest disaster piece of a Newgrounds fallout to air on its pitiful Sunday night lineup. And it’s amazing that there is still no justification for stop motion animation on TV, going as far back as Gumby or Land of the Lost. I’m not dissing the medium, but even after decades […]

Back to the Oven with "Robot Chicken"

Toon Zone staffers got an advance peek at Robot Chicken, Adult Swim’s latest animated series. Here are four brief reviews:

"Mew Mew Power" Joins 4Kids TV Lineup

Mew Mew Power is scheduled to join the 4Kids TV lineup effective this Saturday, February 19. The Japanese-based animated property follows the adventures of five girls who possess the powers of endangered animals and must battle aliens who want to destroy mankind. These contemporary teenage girls must accomplish all of this while juggling their time […]

Toon Disney March 2005 Highlights and New Episodes for Animated Series

Listed below are highlights for Toon Disney in March 2005, follwed by descriptions for new episodes airing in March. Please note that schedule information is subject to change without notice. Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! Marathon Sunday, March 13 (8:00 pm – 12:00 am ET/PT) Eight back-to-back episodes of everyone’s favorite robot monkeys. This […]

Viz to Move "Animerica" from Newsstands to Conventions

ICv2 News is reporting that Viz’s Animerica magazine will stop publishing as a newsstand, direct market, and subscription publication as of its June issue. It will distribute a revamped Animerica at anime conventions, starting with Anime Expo in July.

"Loonatics": So Dethpicable?

Animation historian Michael Barrier calls it “terrifying.” Amid Amidi uses the word “desecration.” The mainstream press wonders what is wrong in Burbank. “Have our Looney Tunes taken a wrong turn at Albuquerque?” asks the Boston Herald) “Has Warner Bros. gone daffy?” speculates the New York Post. Even the staid Wall Street Journal (in its print […]

Updated: Kids WB To Give Looney Tunes Extreme Makeover

Six descendents of the original Looney Tunes crew will gain superpowers in Loonatics, a new franchise property coming to Kids WB this fall, the network announced today. The series is one of three new and four returning series that Kids WB announced for its 2005-06 season. Set in the year 2772, Loonatics will be an […]

Updated: Kids WB Announces 2005 Fall Schedule

Three new animated series, including a revamped, futuristic version of the Looney Tunes gang, will join Kids WB this fall, the network said today. New seasons of The Batman, Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh! and Xiaolin Showdown will premiere this fall alongside freshman offerings Loonatics, Johnny Test and Coconut Fred’s Fruit Salad Island. In addition, Xiaolin Showdown and […]

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