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"The Transformers" Complete First Season: How Did a Show This Bad Launch a Franchise?

by Ed Liuon June 18, 2009
For fans of the Transformers, the famous robots in disguise, the newly released DVD set of the original TV show’s first season is a cause for celebration. The Transformers has been unavailable on home video since the original DVD release from Rhino went out of print, and knowing that the ever-reliable Shout! Factory had acquired […]

Different styles in “The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack”

by on June 16, 2009
In most animated cartoons today, artists are expected to be “on model”. They have strict guidelines on how characters should be drawn and what expressions they can and cannot be allowed. It’s been a standard for many decades now. Sometimes, however, there would be shows where artists are allowed to add in a little “personal […]

TELETOON Releases July 2009 Programming Highlights

by Ed Liuon June 16, 2009
Canada’s TELETOON has released its programming highlights for TELETOON, TELETOON Retro, and TELETOON Detour in July 2009. TELETOON will be launching its “Laugh Riot” on weekdays starting at 7:00 AM (Eastern/Pacific), which will include shows like Wayside, Totally Spies!, and Chop Socky Chooks. The channel will also be showing new episodes of Batman: The Brave […]

Andrea Romano Discusses Voice Casting "Green Lantern: First Flight"

by Ed Liuon June 10, 2009
Casting and voice director Andrea Romano is the latest subject of a press-release interview from Warner Home Video to promote Green Lantern: First Flight, the upcoming direct-to-video animated movie scheduled for release on July 28, 2009. In the interview, Romano discusses what it was like to have two voice acting neophytes (Christopher Meloni and Victor […]

"Saturday Morning Cartoons, The 70s": Won’t Someone Think of the Children?!

by on June 7, 2009
Are you a fan of Scooby Doo? Are you such fan of Scooby Doo that you’d delight in cheap, cynical, carbon-copy knock-offs of that famous mystery-solving mutt? If your answer to both questions is “Yes,” then boy do I have a DVD set for you! Otherwise, suffice it to say that Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1970s […]

Michael Madsen Discusses Voicing Kilowog in "Green Lantern: First Flight"

by Ed Liuon June 4, 2009
Warner Home Video has released another press release interview to promote Green Lantern: First Flight, the upcoming direct-to-video animated movie coming on July 28, 2009. This time, actor Michael Madsen speaks candidly about playing the role of Kilowog, giant alien Green Lantern and friend to Hal Jordan. Among other topics, Madsen discusses what aspects of […]

Alan Burnett Discusses Writing "Green Lantern: First Flight"

by Ed Liuon May 27, 2009
Warner Home Video has released a new PR interview with Alan Burnett on writing Green Lantern: First Flight, the new direct-to-video animated movie coming to DVD and Blu-ray on July 28, 2009. Burnett reveals the grand idea that moved him from the Batcave into the far reaches of space, why he thinks Hal Jordan and […]

"Batman: Brave & the Bold" Clips and Stills from "Hail the Tornado Tyrant!"

by Ed Liuon May 22, 2009
Toon Zone News is proud to present the following video clips and stills from “Hail the Tornado Tyrant!”, the upcoming episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold expected to premiere on Friday, June 5, 2009. Click the images to play the clips (requires QuickTime): <!– <!– <!– Right-click (control-click on a Mac) on any […]

TELETOON Releases June 2009 Programming Highlights

by Ed Liuon May 22, 2009
TELETOON has announced the programming highlights for June 2009. The main TELETOON network will premiere the animated teen surfer comedy Stoked, as well as the season finale of Ben 10: Alien Force and new episodes of Total Drama Action and Justice League. TELETOON Detour will be airing the animated movie A Scanner Darkly, along with […]

Juliet Landau on Voicing Sultry Alien Labella in "Green Lantern: First Flight"

by Ed Liuon May 20, 2009
Actor Juliet Landau has been interviewed by Warner Home Video about her role as Labella, a sultry alien in Green Lantern: First Flight, the upcoming direct-to-video animated movie coming July 28, 2009. In the interview, Landau discusses the appeal of voice acting; how she views Labella; her prior acting work with Christopher Meloni, who voices […]