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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 […]

Newsarama on Nicktoons' "Speed Racer: The Next Generation"

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has taken a look at the new Speed Racer: The Next Generation series that debuted this past weekend on the Nicktoons Network. The article mentions how strong DVD sales of the original series led to the new series and also goes into how the Animation Collective got the assignment to revive Speed […]

"Freedom" Vols. 1-5: Freedom Isn't Free. In Fact, It's Pretty Damn Expensive

If you were to ask me for the best places to find a solid, entertaining, and intelligently written hard science fiction series, an extended advertisement for the 35th anniversary of Nissin’s Cup Noodles would not end up anywhere on the list. However, the fact remains that Freedom, an animated mini-series from Japan, had its origins […]

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