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"Venture Bros" Premieres June 1 Along with T-Shirt Club

The Venture Bros. will be returning to Adult Swim for its third season on June 1, 2008 (read the full press release here). The producers of the show at Astro Base Go! have also launched the Venture Bros. T-Shirt of the Week Club, which will offer 13 limited-edition, episode-specific T-shirts for $22 each. Subscribers to […]

"Hell Girl" Vol. 6 Finally Delivers on Its Premise

TV shows don’t get to use the financial analyst disclaimer that past performance is no guarantee of future results. And shows that start off in a rut of formulaic, simple-minded stories usually don’t climb out, so it’s a great surprise that Hell Girl volume 6 manages to do exactly that. Considering my earlier reviews, it […]

Out for Blood: "Black Blood Brothers" Bites Back

Vampires: Like them or loathe them, contemporary fiction just can’t get enough of them. But the first volume of Black Blood Brothers proved a very promising start to a story full of fangs, blood and wooden stakes. Now we return to the Special Zone to catch the middle and end of this twelve-episode tale with […]

"SpongeBob" Copyright Lawsuit Dismissed

A lawsuit brought by Fairfield artist claiming he invented SpongeBob SquarePants has been dismissed (read Toon Zone News’ original coverage here). U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illston wrote that artist Troy Walker had not proven that his comic strip, “Mr. Bob Spongee, The Unemployeed Sponge,” was the basis of Stephen Hillenburg’s animated character, noting that […]

"Aqua Teen Hunger Force" Creates Another Public Nuisance in Illinois

Adult Swim’s Aqua Teen Hunger Force is causing another controversy with civic officials, this time in Urbana, IL. Stickers for the show have been popping up on street signs and buildings throughout the city, which is creating extra work and straining budgets for the Urbana Public Works department. According to an employee for Public Works, […]

Comedy Central Adding "Imaginationland" and "Atom TV" to Lineup

South Park” “Imaginationland: The Movie will make its network television debut on Comedy Central on July 27, the network said yesterday. The film will feature previously unaired footage especially created for the director’s cut of the movie. In addition, Comedy Central says it will add Atom TV, a collection of webisodes from the Atom.com website, […]

Manhattan, Pittsburgh Museums to Host Kid-Themed Exhibits

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan will open “Adventures of Dora and Diego,” a new exhibit inspired by the two TV series, on May 20, Nickelodeon said today. The exhibit will include two environments: a Diego-themed set focusing on animal habitats and wildlife, and a Dora-themed set focusing on problem-solving and Hispanic culture. The opening will […]

"xxxHOLIC" Vol. 2: Son of Freakazoid

Seeking: Sexy, supernatural-themed mystery series, preferably animated. Must have great premise and fun/interesting mix of characters. Stylish visual look a definite plus; twentysomething-style emo and angst a turn off. Give me some spooky, funny, surprising stories, and I will give you my unconditional love. SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY. * * * * * Hello? Oh, it’s […]

Time To Get Mushi: Goodbye to Ginko as "Mushi-Shi" Ends

As with everything great in life, it’s all about timing. In television, it’s about finding the balance between “too little” and “too much,” between bowing out too soon and going on too long. It seems like a lost art these days, but on rare occasions a show will get it right. And after 26 episodes, […]

MacFarlane Sticks to Fox, Gets $100 Million Pay Day

Seth MacFarlane will become the highest-paid writer-producer working in TV, thanks to a new deal he has signed with Twentieth Century Fox TV, The Hollywood Reporter says. The deal, which covers his services on Family Guy and American Dad as well as upcoming projects like The Cleveland Show, will keep MacFarlane at Fox and could […]

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