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"Animated Shorts" on "Squirrel Boy," Lou Scheimer Pt. 3, Nicktoons Tour

by Ed Liuon July 13, 2006
Steve Fritz’s “Animated Shorts” column at Newsarama.com has an interview with Duckman creator Everett Peck about his new show Squirrel Boy, as well as part 3 chronicling the career of Lou Scheimer and Filmation Productions. Other news in the column includes an award for veteran voice actor Stan Freberg, the Nicktoons Network Mobile Tour, and […]

DIC and Thomopoulos Create Promise Media Productions

by Ed Liuon July 13, 2006
The Hollywood Reporter is stating that DIC Entertainment and Tony Thomopoulos are forming a joint venture called Promise Media Productions, aimed at “developing, marketing, and distributing entertainment content with ‘positive values’ for children and families in both the faith-based and secular markets.” Promise is currently working on seven projects, including an animated Black Beauty TV […]

All-Star Casting Announced for "Shrek the Third" Voice Actors

by Ed Liuon July 13, 2006
DreamWorks Animation has announced the names of several new cast members in Shrek the Third, the third film in the Shrek franchise. Included are a “ninja-like strike force of fairy tale princesses” voiced by Amy Sedaris, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Cheri Oteri; Rupert Everett as Prince Charming; Ian McShane as Captain Hook; John Krasinski […]

Press Release: The Very Best of "Sabrina: The Animated Series"

by Dan Collinson July 13, 2006
SHOUT! FACTORY & DIC ENTERTAINMENT FALL UNDER SABRINA’S SPELL THE VERY BEST OF SABRINA – THE ANIMATED SERIES Two-DVD Set Is Packed With 14 Episodes IN STORES OCTOBER 17TH Los Angeles, CA — Shout! Factory and DIC Entertainment announce the DVD release of The Very Best Of Sabrina – The Animated Series. In stores October […]

"Guardians of Luna" Preview: Good Moon Rising

by Eileen Cruzon July 13, 2006
Sometimes you come across something that’s not on television yet, but should be. Avi Melman, CEO of Cybergraphix Animation sent Toon Zone a screener copy of their new series, Guardians of Luna. Nothing of the current animated offerings available on television has captured my attention for an entire episode, so this was definitely an unexpected […]

New "Batman Beyond" and "Justice League Unlimited" Season Sets in October

by on July 12, 2006
Final details on the upcoming season sets of Batman Beyond and Justice League Unlimited are still not finalized, but so far we have initial cover art as well as a few early specs. Please keep in mind that while Justice League Unlimited is stated as the complete “first” season, it may contain both the first […]

Spider-Eye Set To Tell ‘The Rory Stories’

by Grant Whiteon July 12, 2006
UK animation studio Spider-Eye is working on a pilot for a new potential pre-school show entitled The Rory Stories, C21Media reports. The production, led by Darrall Macqueen, is based on a series of books about five-year-old Scottish boy Rory. The pilot will feature the talent of newcomer Connor Gray and Peter Mullan.

"Strawberry Marshmallow Vol.1": Cute, Cool Comedy For (Almost) Everyone

by on July 12, 2006
Cute shows get a bad rap these days. No, really, it seems you can’t make a cute show without some skeptic or pervert screaming “OMG LOLICON” at the top of his or her lungs (or in the largest font size available on the skeptic’s message board). You know what? That might even be justified in […]

"Strawberry Marshmallow Vol. 1": Put it in the Fire

by SB20xxon July 12, 2006
I really restrained myself. I was going to title this review: “Strawberry Marshmallow: A Cure For Insomnia.” It’s been done to death, but it’s another way (albeit very clichéd) to describe something that is just plain boring. Strawberry Marshmallow is about four middle school girls: Miu, the crazy one, Matsuri, the shy glasses wearer, Chika, […]

"Strawberry Marshmallow OST": An Electronic Melancholy Beneath the Sweet Surface

by on July 12, 2006
Strawberry Marshmallow is a cute show and the soundtrack for it is no exception. However, it’s interesting to note that in amongst the sugary sweetness there is a surprising array of electronic music influences. There is just a touch of pathos alone with the cuteness, and ultimately, that not only grounds the music in a […]