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No School Like the Old School: All Aboard for "The Galaxy Railways" Viridian Box

For a generation of kids in the 1970′s, one of the highlights of after school TV time was Star Blazers. We’d all rush home after school to watch the latest installment as the Space Battleship Yamato (re-christened the Argo in the English dub) battled its way through the Gamilon Empire fleet to the distant planet […]

LA Times on Yanked "Boondocks" Episodes

The Los Angeles Times is reporting on the two episodes of The Boondocks which were never aired by Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block (free registration required), quoting anonymous sources that the episodes were eventually pulled due to the threat of legal action from BET. Executives at Turner and Viacom (which own Cartoon Network and BET, […]

Toon Zone News Interview Series: "A Life in Voice Acting" with Bob Bergen (Part 2)

In part one of our interview with Bob Bergen, we followed his training as an actor, his careers as a tour guide for Universal Studios and as the host of the Hollywood Christmas Parade, and his approach to acting in the studio. In part two, below, we focus in on his roles as Porky Pig […]

"Venture Bros." Season Three: They're Not Dead Again, Are They?

During its first season on the air, The Venture Bros. quickly became one of the most surprising and least predictable shows on TV: a Johnny Quest parody that overflowed the banks of mere pastiche and filled the screen with a riotously inventive world of absurdist comedy and cockeyed dramatics. It was the kind of show […]

Toon Zone News Interview Series: "A Life in Voice Acting" with Bob Bergen (Part 1)

“A Life in Voice Acting” will be a semi-regular interview series at Toon Zone News, digging into the lives and techniques of the actors who primarily make their living providing voices for our favorite animated cartoon characters. As far back as he can remember, Bob Bergen wanted to be Porky Pig. However, rather than just […]

"Avatar: The Last Airbender" The Complete Book 3 Announced

The third season (aka Book 3: Fire) of Avatar: The Last Airbender will be released on 9/16/08. It has a running time of 8 hours 20 minutes, and will most likely be five DVDs. No other info is yet available. [Source: TVShowsOnDVD.com ]

"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 […]

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