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"Animated Shorts" on "Witchblade" Anime

by Ed Liuon June 26, 2006
Steve Fritz’s “Animated Shorts” column for Newsarama.com has a feature this week about the Witchblade anime series. Based on the comic book property from Top Cow, the series is being produced by Studio Gonzo (Samurai 7 and Gantz). Top Cow COO and President Matt Hawkins and VP of Creative Affairs for GDH International Eric Calderon […]

Supreme Court Refuses Pooh Copyright Case

by Ed Liuon June 26, 2006
The Supreme Court has refused to hear a case that might have allowed the grandaughter of A.A. Milne to recapture the copyright to Winnie the Pooh. Clare Milne sought to use a 1976 copyright law to recapture the rights which her grandfather bequeathed to a trust upon his death in 1956; the Walt Disney Corporation […]

Animation Podcast Talks to Legendary Disney Animator Burny Mattinson

by Ed Liuon June 26, 2006
The Animation Podcast has posted part 1 of its podcast interview with Disney animator Burny Mattinson, who joined the Disney Animation studio while Walt Disney was still alive and has had a career spanning over 50 years. (via Jerry Beck’s Cartoon Brew weblog)

LA Times on ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive

by Ed Liuon June 26, 2006
The Los Angeles Times has profiled the ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive (free registration required), an organization dedicated to collecting and preserving significant animation production material for professional animators, students, and the general public. The article includes numerous comments by archive director Stephen Worth and renowned animator John Kricfalusi. The animation archive’s website and weblog can be […]

"Dragonball GT Volume 1" Get your Game(boy) on?

by on June 26, 2006
At the end of Dragonball Z, the world was at peace once again. Goku was training Ubuu, the reincarnation of the evil Buu, into a young warrior on the side of good. The daughter of Gohan and Videl, Pan, was showing her strength at the World Martial Arts Tournament. All was well until an old […]

Disney/Pixar’s "Ratatouille" Site Now Online

by Zeddon June 25, 2006
The new website for Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille is now available online at http://disney.go.com/disneypictures/ratatouille/. A trailer is available at the site. (via CookieS)

ADV Films Announces August 1 Releases

by Zeddon June 25, 2006
ADV Films will release two brand new thin-pack collections on August 1 — the Cromartie High School Complete Collection and the Excel Saga Complete Collection. Cromartie High School Complete Collection includes all 26 episodes of the series, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. DVD Product Details are as follows: Running […]

Doctor Who to be Re-Animated

by Zeddon June 25, 2006
1968’s cyber-epic The Invasion will be released onto DVD in November. The DVD will include fully animated recreations of two missing episodes by Cosgrove Hall. The Invasion stars Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor in a battle with the Cybermen. Episodes One and Four from this eight-part story no longer exist in BBC’s archives, although […]

Press Release: ADV Announces August 1 Releases

by Zeddon June 25, 2006
ADV ANNOUNCES AUGUST 1 RELEASES HOUSTON, June 22, 2006-ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime in North America, is pleased to announce two brand new thin-pack collections set to hit the streets on August 1 – the Cromartie High School Complete Collection and the Excel Saga Complete Collection. CROMARTIE HIGH SCHOOL COMPLETE COLLECTION “The […]

Anime NEXT 2006

by Weathermanon June 25, 2006
Having recently covered Anime Boston, Toon Zone decided to send me off to the very heart of suburbia, the Meadowlands, for Anime NEXT. Staged across two hotels and the Meadowlands Exposition Center, Anime NEXT 2006 was the fifth edition of the event. Having grown from just over one thousand to over five thousand this year, […]