The “Animated Shorts” column at Newsarama.com has an in-depth look at the Anime Network and has spoken with John Ledford, head of the Anime Network, about the channel’s origins and success in the video-on-demand (VOD) space. Ledford discusses how VOD proved the demand for anime programming on cable, how they select timeslots for their programming, […]
Longtime readers of the Toon Zone Forums will remember the John Delaney sketch poll with fondness. Familiar to many readers as the artist for Justice League Adventures and other animated tie-in comics from DC, Delaney is now leading the team bringing Chaotic to the 4Kids! Network. Chaotic centers on two teenaged boys who discover a […]
When you think of Christian cartoons, you rarely think of action/adventure epics with cool designs, intricate plots, fierce battles, and a relatively dark color palette. Well, Angel Wars: Guardian Force strives to change that. Previously, angels-in-training Eli and Kira had saved humanity by foiling the demon Morg and the forces of darkness. Well, Morg is […]
McDonald’s, Wal-Mart, and Toys “R” Us are among the companies that have signed up to promote the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, 4Kids Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures announced today. In addition, 4Kids TV will air a “lost episode” of TMNT on March 24 and new episodes of Fast Forward throughout the month. The […]
Episodes of Bernard will be available for download to European mobile phone users, following a deal between producer BRB International and various phone companies, c21 Media reports. The deals with such providers as Ohm:tv and Kitio Mobile will also let users download wallpaper and ringtones.
Jetix Europe has picked up selected European pay-TV rights to Blueprint Entertainment’s Iggy Arbuckle, World Screen reports. The series follows the adventures of a nature-obsessed piglet.
Fifty-two half-hour episodes of Storm Hawks are joining the France 3 lineup, World Screen reports. The 3D animated series, about a team of mismatched teens and their animal sidekicks fighting an evil empire with flying motorcycles, is produced by Nerd Corps Entertainment and Canada’s YTV.
FUNimation was market share leader in its industry for the sixth straight year, the company said yesterday, citing data from Nielsen VideoScan. The company accounted for 23.2 percent of market sales. [Source: FUNimation]
WBGH Boston Video has published a press release announcing Binky Goes Nuts, a compilation DVD debuting on April 24, 2007. The DVD will contain 4 stories from the PBS Kids’ series Arthur, and is meant to highlight health issues like nut allergies and the importance of exercise. Read the full press release here.
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has issued a press release detailing auctions, raffles, and other programs scheduled for this weekend’s New York Comic-Con. Raffle prizes will include original artwork, autographed comics and prints, and anime from FUNimation and ADV. There will also be auctions for sketches by artists at the con and premiums at […]