"Batman: Gotham Knight" to Debut on Cartoon Network on Oct 4, 2008

by Ed Liuon September 23, 2008
MTV’s Splash Page reports that Batman: Gotham Knight will be debuting on Cartoon Network on Saturday, October 4, 2008, at 9:00 PM (times assumed to be Eastern/Pacific). The direct-to-video movie debuted on DVD earlier this year (read Toon Zone News’ review #1 and review #2), and was intended to bridge the time period between the […]

Newsarama Interviews "Next Avengers" Voice Talent (UPDATED)

by Ed Liuon September 18, 2008
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed several members of the voice cast of Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow, including Tom Kane (Iron Man, Ultron), Fred Tatasciore (Hulk), Noah Crawford (James Rogers), Aidan Drummond (Pym), Dempsey Pappion (Azari), and Adrian Petriw (Hawkeye). Topics discussed include how they got into the business, how they recorded their parts in […]

PR: Boomerang to Host First-Ever SUPER FRIENDS Marathon on Sept 27, 2008

by Ed Liuon September 15, 2008
Boomerang to Host First-Ever SUPER FRIENDS Marathon, Saturday, Sept. 27 DC Comic Justice League Superheroes Revisited in Four Classic Saturday Morning Animated Series from 1978-1985 Proving there’s no end in sight to its classic cartoon resources, Boomerang will present its first-ever all-day tribute to the world’s most famous and beloved superheroes who teamed together in […]

"Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow": The Kids are Alright

by Ed Liuon September 15, 2008
In 2005, Marvel Comics announced that The O.C. writer Allan Heinberg was going to write a comic book series titled Young Avengers. The general reaction alternated between laughter and derision from superhero comic book fans across the Internet, which only grew louder and harsher after sketchbook information and character names were made available. However, the […] Debuts "X-Men Evolution" in Streaming Video

by Ed Liuon September 9, 2008 has begun airing episodes of X-Men Evolution in streaming video format. According to a news article at, two new episodes will be posted every Monday for the next five weeks, and with one new episode debuting per week afterwards. All 52 episodes of the show will be made available on the web site. […]

Newsarama Interviews Gary Hartle on Directing "Next Avengers"

by Ed Liuon August 28, 2008
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed Gary Hartle, director of the upcoming Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow direct-to-video movie. The new movie centers on the children of Marvel’s iconic Avengers and the old threat that they must face down. Hartle discusses how he got the job to direct the DTV, how he approached several of the […]

Newsarama Interviews Brooke Burgess on "I Am Legend" and "Hellboy 2" Animated Shorts

by Ed Liuon August 27, 2008
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts column has interviewed animator Brooke Burgess, who made enough of a splash with his Broken Saints web animation to get a DVD release from Fox. The interview covers how Broken Saints led to his work on four animated short films on the I Am Legend DVD and the Hellboy 2 feature film. […]

"Legion of Superheroes" Vol. 3 DVD Preview Video On-Line

by Ed Liuon August 26, 2008
Warner Home Video has released a video clip preview of the Legion of Superheroes Vol. 3 DVD set. The clip is available in a variety of formats and download sizes QUICKTIME ( High Quality | Medium Quality | Low Quality ) WINDOWS MEDIA ( High Quality | Medium Quality | Low Quality ) REAL MEDIA […]

Marvel Teams with Madhouse for Anime of Iconic Superheroes (UPDATED Aug 27, 2008)

by Ed Liuon August 25, 2008
The New York Times is reporting that Marvel Entertainment is teaming up with renowned Japanese animation studio Madhouse to develop four anime series that will re-vision several of Marvel’s iconic superheroes for the Japanese market (free registration required). The characters and back stories will be revamped to “reflect Japanese culture,” and “create an entire parallel […]

Toon Zone’s 10th Anniversary: Memories from Staff

by Toon Zone Staffon August 24, 2008
On August 24, 1998, Toon Zone opened its virtual doors to the Internet. To commemorate our 10th anniversary celebrating the art of animation, several Toon Zone staff members have contributed their memories and reminiscences of the site. In alphabetical order by username: Alex Weitzman What first brought me to Toon Zone was a pursuit of […]