"Happy Feet" Rakes in $42.3m for #1 Box Office Spot; "Flushed Away" Drops 63%

by Ed Liuon November 20, 2006
Variety is reporting that Warner Brothers’ Happy Feet has earned an estimated .3 million, just nudging it the latest James Bond movie to take the #1 spot in box office earnings this past weekend. The same weekend saw a 63% drop in the box office take for DreamWorks Animation’s Flushed Away, which slipped to #5 […]

Tad Stones on Hellboy: Blood and Iron Delays, Third DTV Script

by Ed Liuon November 20, 2006
Tad Stones’ latest update to the Hellboy Animated production blog details some delays that Hellboy: Blood and Iron has encountered and the impact that it will have on the production crew. Reportedly, the overseas animators refused to hand in scenes until they were done do their satisfaction. At the end of the post, Stones notes […]

"Paradise Kiss" Preview – Because You’ve Grown Out Of Batons And Into Vuitton

by on November 20, 2006
Anime and manga in the US all too often gets grouped into at best a handful of categories, and at worst, two: shonen and shojo. As such, a lot of folks would say Paradise Kiss is a great shojo title. However, it’s a bit misleading to say that. Not the great part, as Paradise Kiss […]

MoCCA’s Matt Murray on "Saturday Morning"

by Ed Liuon November 20, 2006
The newly opened “Saturday Morning: Art and Artifacts from a Golden Age of Television” exhibition at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art in New York City (MoCCA) brings a vast quantity of top-notch animation artwork and history all under one roof from now until March, 2007. Toon Zone News caught up with Matt Murray, […]

"Saturday Morning" at MoCCA: A Stroll Through Television History Worth the Trip

by Ed Liuon November 20, 2006
The title of the latest exhibition at the Museum of Comic Book and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) is inaccurate. Even though “Saturday Morning: Art and Artifacts from a Golden Age of Television” would seem to be about the art and artistry of Saturday morning animation, it includes a number of animated TV shows that were never […]

"Captain N: The Game Master" Coming to DVD (Updated 11/19)

by Dan Collinson November 19, 2006 reports that Shout! Factory is releasing Captain N: The Game Master in a 4-disc DVD box set on February 13, 2007. The cartoon is about a teenager named Kevin Keene and his dog, Duke, who are teleported to Videoland via The Ultimate Warp Zone. There they team up with Mega Man, Kid Icarus, Simon […]

"The Replacements": Davy Hunkerhoff Good Looking AND Funny

by Ed Liuon November 18, 2006
When the young orphans Riley and Todd send in a comic-book coupon to Fleemco for replacement parents, they probably weren’t expecting to get ex-daredevil Dick Daring and a British super-spy “Agent K” as their new father and mother. Along with their cool new parents (and Agent K’s talking spy-mobile), the siblings also get a special […]

Hayao Miyazaki Named in Time Asia’s "60 Years of Asian Heroes"

by Ed Liuon November 17, 2006
Time Asia has posted a feature on “60 Years of Asian Heroes,” naming the most influential figures in Asian history for the past 6 decades. One of the 60 is Hayao Miyazaki, described as, “Walt Disney, Steven Spielberg and Orson Welles combined, with a dash of Claude Monet in his sumptuous landscapes and more than […]

Sam Register Returns to Cartoon Network

by on November 17, 2006
Former Senior Vice President of Development Sam Register has returned to Cartoon Network via a first-look deal to develop new programming for the network. The deal will encompass not only children’s programming, but adult programming as well. A few of his previous projects were Teen Titans, Ben 10, My Gym Partner is a Monkey, Hi […]

Press Release: Sam Register Enters Into First-Look Deal with Cartoon Network

by on November 17, 2006
Cartoon Network has signed veteran animation executive and creator Sam Register to a first-look deal to develop programming for the network. The deal was announced by Jim Samples, executive vice president and general manager for Cartoon Network, and encompasses both kids and adult programming. “Sam brings a talent and vision to the world of animation […]