Anime Central 2007: FUNimation Licenses ‘Black Blood Brothers’

by on May 13, 2007
FUNimation kicked off vampire-hunting season again this year by announcing the license for Black Blood Brothers at their industry panel held at Anime Central Saturday night, May 12th. Black Blood Brothers, a 12-episode TV series that aired in Japan last fall, tells the story of “Old Blood” vampires Jirou and Kotaro Mochizuki and their war […]

"Simoun" Licensed By Media Blasters

by SB20xxon May 13, 2007
At Anime Central, Media Blasters announced they have Simoun, a sci-fi/yuri romance series from Studio DEEN. Stay tuned to Toon Zone for further developments, including dub information and release date. [Source: ]

Criminal Charges Dropped for Guerilla ATHF Marketers

by Ed Liuon May 13, 2007
On Friday, Boston prosecutors dropped criminal charges against Peter Berdovsky and Sean Stevens, the “guerilla marketers” who triggered a day of bomb scares on January 31 while promoting Adult Swim’s Aqua Teen Hunger Force. The two apologized in court, stating that they had no idea that their campaign would cause a scare. As part of […]

A Dressing Down For….The Worst Sons/Daughters in Animation!

by on May 13, 2007
As Mother’s Day rounds the bend once again, we take the time to remember all the good things our mothers and our parents have done for us, and Ed Liu celebrated that with a look at the finest of animated mothers. But it’s not enough that we simply take our collective moms and pat them […]

A Note of Recognition for….the Top 5 Mothers in Animation

by Ed Liuon May 13, 2007
In honor of Mother’s Day, the staff of Toon Zone News decided to put together a list of the top 5 animated mothers. This turned out to be a surprisingly challenging task. Single-parent families and orphans appear with great regularity in animation, and those parental figures that do make it into the final products are […]

"Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea" Floods the Competition

by on May 12, 2007
As many fans can attest, the Pokémon movies have been getting steadily better, at least dubbing-wise. Last year, we got arguably the best movie in the franchise yet, Lucario and the Mystery of Mew. Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea isn’t as good as Lucario, but it has its own charms and is […]

ADV Films Acquires Four New Gonzo Titles Including "Welcome to the N.H.K."

by SB20xxon May 11, 2007
In a press release, ADV Films announced it has licensed four Gonzo titles: Red Garden, Welcome to the N.H.K., Pumpkin Scissors, and Magikano. In terms of launch details, all shows except Magikano are 24 episodes and will be released over six volumes. Magikano, being a 13 episode series, will be released over three volumes. Red […]

EA Announces "The Simpsons Game"

by on May 10, 2007
Electronic Arts (EA) has announced a new video game based on the upcoming The Simpsons Movie. “The Simpsons Game” (Working title) will feature Homer, Marge, Lisa, and Bart saving the world from various evil villians in a glut of movie parodies. The game will be available for the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, XBox […]

4Kids Announces First Quarter 2007 Results

by on May 10, 2007
4Kids Entertainment today announced the results of their first fiscal quarter of 2007. The company’s net revenues dropped from $19.3 million last year to $14.9 million. Much of the revenue was generated by the recent release of Warner Bros.’ and Imagi’s CGI film TMNT as well as continued revenue from their Cabbage Patch Kids line. […]

Press Release: EA Announces THE SIMPSONS GAME

by on May 10, 2007
The World’s Favorite Animated Family Comes To Consoles and Handhelds This Fall! Electronic Arts Inc., (NASDAQ:ERTS) today announced the upcoming release of THE SIMPSONS GAME (working title). Created in partnership with Gracie Films and Twentieth Century Fox Television and Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising, THE SIMPSONS GAME features a hilarious, sprawling, and mind-busting storyline […]