"Legion of Superheroes" Cartoon Debuts on Fan Site

by Ed Liuon March 16, 2006
A fan-produced Legion of Superheroes cartoon has debuted on the internet. Creator David Miller has used Shockwave Flash to animate 4 episodes so far, based on classic Legion of Superheroes stories. This cartoon has no connection to the upcoming Legion of Superheroes cartoon coming from Warner Brothers Animation.

AWN Explains China’s Human/Toon Hybrid Ban

by Ed Liuon March 16, 2006
An article at Animation World Network goes into further detail explaining China’s recent ban on foreign films showing human and cartoon characters together (previously reported on Toon Zone News). China’s broadcasters were circumventing a law that mandated matching imported animation with domestically produced animation hour-for-hour by showing live-action programming with only a few minutes of […]

"Animated Shorts" Covers Nick Upfront, "MinoriTeam," and "Futurama"’s Future

by Ed Liuon March 16, 2006
The latest Animated Shorts column at Newsarama leads off with coverage of the Nickelodeon upfront meeting, which touted Nick’s dominance in Nielsen demographics for the target market of kids ages 2 to 14 and revealed several new shows coming in the next year. The new shows will include Tak and the Power of Juju, based […]

Animated "ALF" Coming to DVD (Updated 3/15)

by Dan Collinson March 15, 2006 has reported that Lions Gate will bring the animated versions of ALF to DVD. The cartoon version premiered on NBC back in 1987 after the success of the comedy in 1986. The show chronicles ALF’s life on his home planet of Melmac. In 1988, another animated spin-off entitled ALFTales premiered, placing the alien in […]

AOL Launches In2TV

by Dan Collinson March 15, 2006
Holy flashbacks! AOL has teamed up with Warner Brothers to create In2TV. The site shows classic full-length episodes of your favorite Warner Bros. shows on the web for free. Among the 14 channels is Toontopia TV which airs the following cartoons: Beetlejuice: Tim Burton’s prankster poltergeist causes trouble in and out of the Neitherworld, along […]

Viz Media Announces Licensing of "Bleach"

by Grant Whiteon March 15, 2006
Viz Media has issued a press release announcing their licensing of the Bleach anime series. Anime News Network has details.

"IGPX": NASCAR: Giant Robot Style

by Dukeon March 15, 2006
For years Toonami has led the anime revolution and has brought titles such as Dragon Ball Z, Naruto and Sailor Moon into the American conciousness. It’s time Toonami had its own original anime series, but was it worth the wait? In the year 2049, the greatest sport in the world is the Immortal Grand Prix. […]

Stan Berkowitz Talks "Batman Beyond"

by Stuon March 14, 2006
The World’s Finest recently interviewed Stan Berkowitz to discuss his work on Batman Beyond, the all-new teenage take on Batman set in the future. Berkowitz discusses his original reaction to the idea, his thoughts on the original villains and how they were created, and his opinion on Max. To read the interview, click on the […]

DC Comics Announces July & August Collected Editions

by Ed Liuon March 14, 2006
DC Comics has announced its upcoming book-format comics coming in July and August, 2006. Highlights include: – 2 new Teen Titans Go! collections: Ready for Action and On the Move (July) – The Batman Chronicles Vol. 2, the second volume reprinting all of Batman’s adventures in chronological order (July) – Absolute Kingdom Come, reprinting the […]

"Case Closed": Hooked Early On

by Dukeon March 14, 2006
Two of the biggest complaints about the Case Closed DVD releases have been the skipped episodes (FUNimation released the first four episodes, then skipped to Episode 53 to bring up sales by picking up where the Adult Swim airings left off), and the limited episode count (except for the occasional 4-episode volumes, they’ve all been […]