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"Crayon Shinchan" Debuts on Adult Swim August 19; Dorkin Talks Adaptation

Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat weblog notes that Crayon Shinchan will debut on Adult Swim on August 19, 2006 at 10:30 PM. The lead character Shin Chan is often referred to as the “Bart Simpson of Japan,” with a penchant for relentless mocking of his parents and societal mores. MacDonald also links to frank comments made […]

STAS 10th: Miracle Worker Mark Evanier on Superman

To commemorate the impending 10th anniversary of Superman the Animated Series, Toon Zone News and the World’s Finest Online have teamed up for an interview series with an assortment of people associated with the show or the tie-in Superman Adventures comic book series. Two things drove Mark Evanier to a writer’s life: the life (or, […]

AvatarSpirit Posts "Track Team" Music Interview Pt. 3

AvatarSpirit.net has posted the third and final installment of their interview with the Track Team, the group that provides all the music for Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender. This installment includes information about specific themes and how they were created.

"South Park: The Hits" Coming to DVD With Controversial Episode

Tvshowsondvd.com reports that the Emmy-Nominated South Park episode “Trapped in the Closet”, where they make fun of The Church of Scientology will be on DVD as part of South Park: The Hits Vol. 1. The DVD will have ten episodes picked by creators Matt Stone & Trey Parker, including the Emmy-winner “Best Friends Forever.” As […]

"South Park" to Re-Air Mel Gibson Parody Episode

Over the weekend, Comedy Central announced that it would be an earlier ad was not meant as to poke fun at Gibson, which parodied Mel Gibson and his Passion of the Christ movie. The episode will be re-aired on Wednesday, August 9, 2006. In an earlier news story, Comedy Central needed to clarify that an […]

AvatarSpirit Interviews Track Team, Pt. II

AvatarSpirit.net has posted the second part of their interview with the Track Team, the group that provides the music for Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender. This short segment of the interview covers the mechanics of how the group creates music for the show, their use of non-Western instruments, and their favorite contributions to the show.

Comedy Central: "South Park" Ad Not Aimed at Mel Gibson

Representatives from Comedy Central had to state that a recent ad for South Park was not meant to exploit the public relations problems actor Mel Gibson is facing over anti-Semitic remarks made during a driving-while-intoxicated incident (free registration required). Instead, the ad intended to exploit the public relations problems actor Tom Cruise faced over the […]

The Track Team Talks "Avatar" Music

AvatarSpirit.net has posted the first of a 3-part interview with the Track Team’s Jeremy Zuckerman, half of the team that creates the music for Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender. Zuckerman discusses how he and his musical partner Benjamin Wynn formed the Track Team, how they landed the Avatar job, and how they interact with the […]

Mako 1933 - 2006

Veteran Japanese-American actor Mako (Makoto Iwamatsu) passed away on Friday, July 21, 2006, from esophageal cancer at his home in Ventura County, CA. He was 72 years old. In addition to his groundbreaking work as an Asian-American actor in Hollywood, Mako lent his distinctive raspy voice to such characters as Aku on Samurai Jack and […]

STAS 10th: Understanding Superman Adventures with Scott McCloud

To commemorate the impending 10th anniversary of Superman the Animated Series, Toon Zone News and the World’s Finest Online have teamed up for an interview series with an assortment of people associated with the show or the tie-in Superman Adventures comic book series. Scott McCloud has been involved in writing and drawing comics for more […]

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