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Toon Zone Podcast Episode 3

These are the people in your neighborhood: Ben Applegate, chief editor Karl Olson, staff reviewer and podcast producer Matthew Williams, graphics editor Ian Lueck, a.k.a. Speedy Boris, staff reviewer Javier Vera, a.k.a. Javeman, staff reviewer Jibber-jabbering about: Disney TV Animation dissolves From Hanna-Barbera to Cartoon Network Studios Nicktoons returns? Plus an exclusive interview with Avi […]

Warner Bros., M-Net Sign Agreement

M-Net, Africa’s biggest pay-television operator, has signed a first-run, pay-television deal with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution (WBITD). The multi-year deal gives M-Net subscribers access to the TV premieres of Warner Bros.’ leading movie titles such as Batman Begins. [Source: Time Warner]

Marvel, Fadel Partners Sign Agreement

Fadel Partners, Inc., a certified Oracle partner, has signed a services agreement with Marvel Entertainment, Inc. to implement a rights and royalties management software solution (RRM) utilizing the Oracle E-Business Suite 11i. The RRM software will help Marvel improve revenue projection and cash management and increase financial return on intellectual property rights. Fadel Partners will […]

Toon Zone Podcast Episode 2

Your guides on this week’s magical mystery tour: Ben Applegate, chief editor Karl Olson, staff reviewer and podcast producer Matthew Williams, graphics editor Ian Lueck, a.k.a. Speedy Boris, staff reviewer This week on the pod to the cast: Miyazaki’s son directs Ghibli film: Nepotism… or nepotawesome? How many cartoon n-words is too many? Animated Oscar […]

St. Petersburg Times Op-Ed Seeks Justice League for Public Office

An op-ed article in the St. Petersburg Times suggests that its elected officials ask, “What would Batman Do?” when confronted with seemingly intractible problems of public policy. Times columnist Ernest Hooper suggests, not entirely facetiously, that Cartoon Network’s Justice League presents a model of how disparate minds can “pull together for a common cause, even […]

AOL's In2TV Service to Deliver On-Demand TV Programming

America Online and Warner Brothers have announced a joint service to launch next year that will provide on-line video on demand via the Internet. Called In2TV, the service will form an on-line TV network backed by a large library of Time-Warner programming. Programming will be available in a standard quality streaming video format and a […]

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

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), […]

Marvel Announces 3Q Financial Results

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, […]

"The Batman" Vol. 2 Shows Promise, But Still Stumbles

A few years back, Warner Bros. decided to reinvent the animated Batman. They called it The Batman. It started slow, but now it’s hit its stride, and WB is releasing the first few episodes on DVD. Unfortunately, most of these are better left forgotten. For three years, Gotham has been protected by an angel of […]

"Teen Titans" Fear Itself: Nothing to Fear but Lackluster Extras

Warner Bros. Home Video has a dubious record when it comes to animated series DVD releases. Some receive fully featured box sets, others are relegated to piecemeal, often less than satisfying individual discs. Teen Titans: Fear Itself is one of the latter, but this time a great episode counts makes it worth picking up. This […]

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