NYCC: Central Park Media Calls Otaku Unite! over VOTOMS, Negadon, and Manhwa

by Ed Liuon February 27, 2006
The Central Park Media crew set the tone for their panel early by handing out snacks and declaring their panel “The New York Comic-Con Panel and Nacho Party.” Run by John O’Donnell and Peter Tatara, the panel was easily the most entertaining of the panels run by the anime companies. In between a lot of […]

NYCC: VIZ Media Announces Uncut Naruto, Full Moon, Inu Yasha & Maison Ikkoku

by Ed Liuon February 27, 2006
If VIZ Media has a problem in the industry, it’s that public demand is too great. This is a problem that most companies would like to have. The VIZ Media panel at the New York Comic-Con was run by Anthony Jiwa, Liza Coppola, and Gonzalo Ferreyra. The hottest news of the panel was the announcement […]

Back to the Future, Divergence Eve Style: Misaki Chronicles Vol. 2

by Dr. Daedaluson February 27, 2006
Divergence Eve is one of those series that I always feel gets a bum wrap. Part of it is its own fault; the cover art and promotional materials for the show make it out to be this air-headed, boob-filled fanservice fest, when in reality it’s a very serious story with very few dedicated “moments” in […]

"Ultimate Avengers" Television Premiere on Toonami (Updated: 2/27)

by William C. Mauneon February 27, 2006
Ultimate Avengers: The Movie will make its television premiere on Cartoon Network’s Toonami bloc. The animated movie features Marvel characters Captain America, The Hulk, Thor and Iron Man. Toon Zone News’ review of today’s DVD release of the film can be read here. [Source: Cartoon Network] Updated 2/27: The premiere has been pushed back from […]

NYCC: ADV Films Acquires Prefectural Earth Defense Force, Expands Anime Network

by Ed Liuon February 27, 2006
The ADV Films panel at the New York Comic-Con was run by co-founder Matt Greenfield, who went almost immediately to a question-and-answer with the audience after a very brief introduction. The highly interactive nature of the panel ensured the maximum content of interest to the attendees. Greenfield announced Prefectural Earth Defense Force, with a release […]

NYCC: The One-Minute Interview Part 1 – Companies

by Ed Liuon February 27, 2006
On the closing day of the New York Comic-Con, Toon Zone asked a variety of companies and individuals the same 3 questions in a “One-Minute Interview.” The following are the answers that the company representatives gave us, alphabetized by first name just to be different. Any photos that may seem unflattering are no doubt caused […]

NYCC: Heard on the Show Floor

by Ed Liuon February 27, 2006
While roaming the incredibly packed show floor at the New York Comic-Con, Toon Zone News heard a few tidbits of news from a variety of sources: – Lions Gate repeated that Ultimate Avengers 2 would be coming to DVD this summer. They also promised Foodfight!, a new animated feature film coming in 2007-2008, and their […]

Paul Condolora Named Senior VP and General Manager, Cartoon Network New Media

by Zeddon February 26, 2006
Paul Condolora has been promoted to senior vice president and general manager for Cartoon Network New Media. Condolora previously was vice president and general manager for the division. Based in Atlanta, Condolora will continue to report to Mark Norman, senior vice president of business operations for Cartoon Network U.S. and Boomerang. Condolora’s duties in his […]

CN Latin America Acquires "Bro’Town," "Jungle Beat," and "Ape"

by Zeddon February 26, 2006
Cartoon Network Latin America has acquired Bro’Town, Jungle Beat, and Ape. C21Media has details on each.

"Benjamin Bear" Renewed in Switzerland

by Zeddon February 26, 2006
Swiss broadcaster TSR has licensed additional episodes of The Secret World of Benjamin Bear, C21Media reports.