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CN UK Relaunches Video-On-Demand Service

by Maxie Zeuson May 16, 2006
Cartoon Network UK will relaunch its video-on-demand service on Homechoice as Cartoon Network Now (CN Now), World Screen reports. The service will provide a variety of Cartoon Network titles, including Dexter’s Laboratory, Cow and Chicken, The Powerpuff Girls, My Gym Partner is a Monkey, and Samurai Jack.

Studio B Retains Digital Entertainment Consultant

by Maxie Zeuson May 16, 2006
Studio B has retained Catherine Warren, president of FanTrust Entertainment Strategies, as its digital entertainment consultant, World Screen reports. Warren will work to build the studio’s digital relationships and revenues.

Details on "Thugaboo Sneaker Madness" Released

by Maxie Zeuson May 16, 2006
Warner Bros. will release Thugaboo Sneaker Madness, an animated kids special produced by the Wayans brothers, to DVD on August 29, the studio said today. As previously reported, the special will debut in mid-August on Nickelodeon and features voice work by Kim Wayans, Michael Rapaport, Aries Spears, David Alan Grier, George Gore II, and Charlie […]

Wayans Family Presents: Thugaboo Sneaker Madness

by Maxie Zeuson May 16, 2006
Wayans Family Presents: Thugaboo Sneaker Madness DVD ¦ Amaray Case Official Pre-Sell Date: May 23, 2006 Studio: Warner Bros. Genre(s): Animation, Children/Family MPAA: NR Synopsis: The Wayans Bros., the first family of comedy, introduces Thugaboo, a kids animated special premiering on Nickelodeon. Join D-Roc, DJ, Soo Young and the rest of the Thugaboo Crew as […]

"Godannar," "Macross" Get July 11 Release Dates

by Maxie Zeuson May 16, 2006
ADV Films will release four titles to DVD on July 11, including new volumes of Godannar, Macross, Michel, and The Fuccons!, the company said today. Godannar: Deep Penetration, the sixth volume in the series, is an anamorphic release presenting episodes 21-23 in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Video extras include the […]

ADV Announces July 11 Releases

by Maxie Zeuson May 16, 2006
HOUSTON, May 16, 2006 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime in North America, is pleased to announce four exciting new titles set to hit the streets on July 11 – the sixth volume of Godannar, volume four of Macross, volume two of Michel, and the third and final edition of The Fuccons! GODANNAR: […]

Martianinvader and DBZALLSTAR Take On "FFVII: Advent Children"

by William C. Mauneon May 16, 2006
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children is a title that fans had been awaiting the release of for quite some time. To see if the release was able to meet expecations, Toon Zone is pleased to continue its coverage with two guest reviews. We first present Martianinvader’s take on the DVD with DBZALLSTAR’s review then following […]

Leo Awards, ASIFA-East Grant Animation Awards

by Maxie Zeuson May 16, 2006
Being Ian was named Best Animated Program or Series at the 2006 Leo Awards over the weekend. Sean Sullivan picked up the award for Best Direct/Storyboarding in an Animation Program Program or Series for Max Steel: Forces of Nature, and Colin Yardley and Larry Raskin won the Best Screenwriting in an Animation Program Program or […]

Animator Norman McLaren To Be Honored at Cannes

by Maxie Zeuson May 16, 2006
Cannes Classics will honor the work of animator Norman McLaren, AWN reports. Ninety minutes of McLaren’s work will be featured during a May 22 program at the Cannes Film Festival.

John Lasseter on Disney Deal and His Secret Origin Story

by Ed Liuon May 16, 2006
John Lasseter of Pixar is the subject of a new interview in Fortune magazine. Among other topics, Lasseter describes his fears on the Disney merger deal and how Disney CEO Bob Iger set those fears to rest, his origins as a hand-drawn animator, his path to becoming a CGI animation pioneer, and an interesting test […]