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Toon Disney to Become Disney XD in February 2009 to Snare Boys 6-14

by Ed Liuon August 7, 2008
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Disney will be rebranding it’s Toon Disney cable network as Disney XD (free registration required). The move is part of an effort to build a bigger audience in the boys 6-14 demographic, who have tended towards Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network. The new network will feature a mix of […]

SDCC2008: "The Saga Continues - Star Wars 2008" Panel Report

by Eileen Cruzon August 6, 2008
Toon Zone sat in on the Star Wars panel focusing on the upcoming CGI Star Wars: The Clone Wars movie. In attendance were director Dave Filoni, producer Catherine Winder, co-writer Henry Gilroy, and editor Jason Tucker. The panel was moderated by Steve Sansweet, Lucasfilm’s Director of Content Management and Head of Fan Relations. Steve began […]

San Diego Comic-Con 2008: Complete On-Site Coverage (UPDATED Aug 6 @ 09:41 AM)

by Ed Liuon August 5, 2008
San Diego Comic-Con 2008 is underway in sunny San Diego, California and Toon Zone News’ Matt Hazuda, Eileen Cruz, and Karl Olson are on the scene. Stay tuned for continuing coverage live from San Diego Comic-Con all weekend long. Links to all of Toon Zone News’ coverage so far can be found here: THURSDAY AND […]

"Wonder Woman" Direct-to-Video Movie Trailer at Worlds Finest

by Ed Liuon August 5, 2008
Worlds Finest Online has posted a downloadable version of the trailer to the Wonder Woman direct-to-video movie, which was aired for attendees at last month’s San Diego Comic-Con.

From Tiny Toons to Brave & Bold: Toon Zone Interviews Voice Director Andrea Romano

by Ed Liuon August 5, 2008
In conjunction with Warner Brothers Animation, Toon Zone got the chance to interview the talent behind the upcoming Batman: The Brave and the Bold TV series. Andrea Romano’s resume could double as a list of some the best television animation since the late 1980’s. Since she joined a breakaway group of Hanna-Barbera animators who were […]

TELETOON Offers Advance Looks at "Spectacular Spider-Man," "Ben 10 Alien Force"

by Ed Liuon August 2, 2008
Every Saturday and Sunday in August, Canada’s TELETOON will premiere a new episode of their new daytime shows at 8:30 PM (Eastern/Pacific), with the episode available for viewing on the Flash Forward microsite on teletoon.com to watch the episode for one week after its premiere. Debuting shows include World of Quest, Out of Jimmy’s Head, […]

PR: Flash Forward This August and Catch Teletoon Shows Before Anyone Else

by Ed Liuon August 2, 2008
FLASH FORWARD THIS AUGUST AND CATCH TELETOON SHOWS BEFORE ANYONE ELSE Toronto – This August cartoon fans can Flash Forward on Air, Online and on Video on Demand to be the first to see exclusive preview episodes of the new daytime shows coming to TELETOON this fall. Each Saturday and Sunday in August TELETOON will […]

SDCC2008: Sunday/Closing External News Roundup

by Ed Liuon July 30, 2008
Toon Zone News can’t be everywhere at the San Diego Comic-Con 2008. Below are a round-up of links from our many friends all over the Internet with news of interest to animation fans: Comic Book Resources has posted video interviews with Denys Cowan and Reginald Hudlin about Black Panther, as well as video shown to […]

SDCC2008: Freaks, Geeks and Tiny Toons Detailed Con Report

by Eileen Cruzon July 30, 2008
The well-paced Freaks, Geeks and Tiny Toons panel began with much applause from a packed room, to which Paul Rugg replied, “Where the hell were you twelve years ago? Seriously, John and I were here. There were two people in the audience and they were both our wives!”. In attendance were Jean MacCurdy, Paul Dini, […]

Newsarama Interviews Craig Kyle on Future of Marvel Animation (UPDATED July 27, 2008)

by Ed Liuon July 27, 2008
Newsarama has posted part 1 of an interview with Craig Kyle, VP of Marvel Animation, about the future of the group with TV shows like The Spectacular Spider-Man and direct-to-video projects like the upcoming Next Avengers. Kyle focuses on Next Avengers in this interview, talking about Gary Hartle’s work directing Next Avengers and giving some […]