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"Monsters Inc." Comes to Disneyland

by Zeddon January 24, 2006
Disneyland Resort has unveiled the grand opening of its all-new attraction “Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!” The new attraction, inspired by the film Monsters, Inc., is located in the Hollywood Pictures Backlot section of Disney’s California Adventure park at the Disneyland Resort. PR Newswire has more.

"Superman: Braniac Attacks" Direct-to-Video Later This Year

by Ed Liuon January 24, 2006
The Superman homepage has an exclusive look at Superman: Braniac Attacks, a new direct-to-video movie coming later this year from Warner Brothers Animation. Tim Daly and Dana Delany will reprise their roles as Superman/Clark Kent and Lois Lane from Superman: The Animated Series and Justice League. The report states that the January 30th issue of […]

"Disney Buys Pixar": Deal Imminent?

by Ed Liuon January 24, 2006
Separate reports in BusinessWeek and the Hollywood Reporter (quoting the Associated Press) are quoting anonymous sources that state that the Disney Board of Directors has approved the purchase of Pixar Animation Studios for approximately $7 billion. Disney may announce the deal, to be completed in a stock transaction, as early as today. Representatives from both […]

"Animation Runner Kuromi 2" Coming May 9, Soundtrack Coming Soon

by Benon January 24, 2006
On the latest episode of the Toon Zone Podcast, Central Park Media founder John O’Donnell announced that Akitaroh Daichi’s Animation Runner Kuromi 2 OVA will be released on May 9. The soundtrack is also due out sometime this year, Mr. O’Donnell said. He also noted that the documentary about anime fans by Eric Bresler, Otaku […]

Toon Zone Podcast Episode 6: John O'Donnell & Co. of Central Park Media

by Benon January 24, 2006
Editor-in-chief Ben Applegate, producer Karl Olson, staff reviewer Chad Bonin, graphics editor Matthew Williams and, for the first time, reviews editor William C. Maune gather ’round the digital campfire to tell these tall tales: The decay of Boomerang begins? Astroboy on DVD Train Man and the otaku mentality Boondocks gets serious Plus, a trio of […]

"Wallace and Gromit" Wins Producer's Guild Award

by Ed Liuon January 23, 2006
Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit has won the best animated motion picture award from Producer’s Guild of America (free registration required). This year is the first for the category. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

"Inuyasha" Season Two: He's Just a Big Softy

by MCSarahon January 23, 2006
Kagome is a normal Japanese teenager who fell down a well and ended up in the Feudal Era. There she awoke a half-demon, Inuyasha, complete with ears and a nasty temper. His fifty year sleep was induced by his love, Kikyo, when the two were tricked into betraying each other by the demon Naraku. Kagome, […]

"Sonic X: Into the Darkness" Comes to DVD

by Zeddon January 22, 2006
4Kids Entertainment Home Video, Inc., in association with FUNimation Entertainment, will release Sonic X Volume 9: Into the Darkness on DVD on February 7, 2006. The DVD carries a running time of 130 minutes and will retail for $14.98 SRP. The following is a track listing of the DVD: Episode 139: Defective Detectives Episode 140: […]

"Zixx" Licensing Campaign Begins

by Zeddon January 22, 2006
In preparation to roll out a worldwide licensing and merchandising campaign for Zixx, Mainframe has appointed Al Ovadia and Associates as the worldwide licensing agent for the series, C21Media reports.

Sundance Animated Films Announced

by Zeddon January 22, 2006
Several animated films will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. AWN has details.