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‘The Simpsons’ To Launch Line of Video Game Accessories

by Nobuyuki samaon February 10, 2007
Solutions 2 GO Inc., a Canadian-based provider of electronic entertainment products, has reached a deal with 20th Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising to develop a line of video game accessories based on The Simpsons. The accessories are scheduled to hit stores later this spring to coincide with The Simpsons movie release on July 27. The […]

New ‘Toward the Terra’ to TV in Tokyo

by Nobuyuki samaon February 10, 2007
Keiko Takemiya’s classic 1970s science fiction manga “Toward the Terra”, previously adapted in movie form in 1980, is returning in television anime form this April on Mainichi Broadcasting and Tokyo Broadcasting stations. The series is set in the far future, after mankind has fled the polluted Earth to live in computer-regulated space colonies. On the […]

"Fullmetal Alchemist": Shamballa Isn’t Paradise, But It’s Still Glorious

by Dukeon February 10, 2007
When FUNimation brought over Fullmetal Alchemist, I doubt they knew just how huge the series would become. The anime was a huge hit for Adult Swim; the DVDs sold like hotcakes; the manga became a top seller; and the merchandise flew off the shelves. So it was natural that FUNimation would bring over the movie […]

Steve Jobs Approved Backdated Options for Pixar’s Lasseter

by Ed Liuon February 9, 2007
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that John Lasseter was granted back-dated options as part of his contract renewal in 2001. The options were granted at a price from three months before the contract was signed, which also happened to be the lowest price from the prior year. The contract was signed by Pixar CEO […]

Jim Samples Resigns as Head of Cartoon Network

by Matthew Williamson February 9, 2007
CNN.com is reporting that Cartoon Network head Jim Samples has resigned after the Aqua Teen Hunger Force bomb scare in Boston, a scare that effectively shut down the city and resulted in a $2 million payment to the city and state. Samples released this statement in an internal memo to staffers at CN: I am […]

‘Haruhi Suzumiya’ Website Updated; Cast Announced

by Nobuyuki samaon February 9, 2007
A new video was posted at Kadokawa USA and Bandai Entertainment’s official website for the upcoming anime series release of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, announcing that Bang Zoom! Entertainment would be handling the production of the English-language dub, with company president Eric Sherman on directing duty. The cast list was also announced, with Wendee […]

So Not the Drama: "Kim Possible" Returns to Form for Season 4

by Ed Liuon February 9, 2007
All serial fiction that runs for any length of time eventually faces the challenge of change. Change too much in a serial and you risk damaging or eliminating the qualities that made the serial compelling in the first place. Change too little and you risk creative stagnation and audience boredom. It’s a fine line that […]

Trump Says "You’re Hired" to Animated Dimensions

by Nobuyuki samaon February 9, 2007
Premiere Publishing Group announced today that Animated Dimensions has been appointed to help develop an animated pilot for a Donald Trump-themed series. The project’s development deadline was extended to March 31, 2007 to help accomodate Animated Dimensions in completing the show’s presentation materials to The Trump Organization. Upon approval by The Trump Organization, Premiere Publishing […]

Nick Previews Toy Fair Lineup, Claims ‘Dora the Explorer’ #1 Toy Line

by Nobuyuki samaon February 9, 2007
According to a press release from Nickelodeon outlining their plans for Toy Fair, holiday 2006 sales propelled Dora the Explorer into the number one slot as the year’s top toy license. In addition to introducing new licensing partners CDI/Jakks, Mega Bloks, RC2 and Imperial Toy at this year’s trade show, Nick plans to showcase new […]

Toon Zone Interviews Bob Schooley & Mark McCorkle on Kim Possible Season 4

by Ed Liuon February 9, 2007
One of the Disney Channel’s most popular original series is Kim Possible, about a cheerleader who saves the world in her spare time. The show was created by Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley, who worked as entertainment managers at Sesame Place and in the mailroom at DIC Entertainment before embarking on a 16-year career at […]