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AnimationMentor.com E-School Teaches to the World

by Ed Liuon November 28, 2005
An article in the Los Angeles Times profiles AnimationMentor.com, a web-based “e-school” founded this spring in Berkeley, CA (free registration required). The school currently has a teaching staff of more than 50 teachers, many of whom are working professionals in the industry, and approximately 400 students from 35 countries.

Origins of PBS's "Zula Patrol" Animated Series

by Ed Liuon November 28, 2005
A brief article in the New York Times covers PBS’s upcoming animated series Zula Patrol, which will send a group of strange alien explorers out to “take the sting out of science education for children” (registration required). Deborah M. Manchester, creator and executive producer for the show, details the origin of the show from a […]

JLU's Adam Beechen Takes on Robin; Other DC Creative Teams Announced

by Ed Liuon November 28, 2005
An article on Newsarama.com notes that Adam Beechen, current writer for the Justice League Unlimited tie-in comic book, will be the New York Times covers the two big “tent-pole” events for both Marvel and DC Comics starting next year. The announcement comes along with several announcements of new creative teams for DC’s superhero comic books […]

Toon Zone Podcast Episode 3

by Benon November 27, 2005
These are the people in your neighborhood: Ben Applegate, chief editor Karl Olson, staff reviewer and podcast producer Matthew Williams, graphics editor Ian Lueck, a.k.a. Speedy Boris, staff reviewer Javier Vera, a.k.a. Javeman, staff reviewer Jibber-jabbering about: Disney TV Animation dissolves From Hanna-Barbera to Cartoon Network Studios Nicktoons returns? Plus an exclusive interview with Avi […]

Monster Distributes Finalizes Several Animation Deals

by Zeddon November 26, 2005
Dublin’s Monster Distributes has closed several animation deals following Mipcom. C21Media has details.

Anime Weekend Atlanta 2005: Is it a Fullmetal Fantasy, or a Naruto Nightmare?

by Chad Boninon November 26, 2005
“Spandex is a privilege, not a right.” With those words in the back of my mind, a belief brought about by some sights that are still burned into my retinas from Anime Weekend Atlanta 2004 and Kunicon 2005, I walked into the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta. After my first time at a convention for […]

"Gundam SEED" Movie II: Stop Wasting Perfectly Good Opportunities, Gundam!

by Dukeon November 25, 2005
I am such a slave to the name Gundam. Dozens of Gundam models, DVDs and soundtracks surround me, and I even paid cash for G-Savior. Had it been any other series, I would’ve stopped watching after the first, awful Gundam SEED special. But I had to get my fix. This one was terrible too. But […]

Pat Morita Dead at 73

by La Parkaon November 25, 2005
According to several sources, Actor Noriyuki “Pat” Morita has died of natural causes. Many fans remember him as the wise old karate teacher, Mr. Miyagi, from the Karate Kid franchise and as Arnold from Happy Days. He did do work in the animation industry as The Emperor in Mulan, and he recently played himself in […]

"King of the Hill - The Complete 6th Season" General Timeframe Announced

by Zeddon November 25, 2005
A card included in the recently released King of the Hill – The Complete 5th Season boxset indicates that King of the Hill – The Complete 6th Season will street sometime in Spring 2006. TVShowsOnDVD has a scanned image of the card.

Cartoon Network Passes on 'Teen Titans' Season Six

by Stuon November 24, 2005
According to various sources, including here and Titansgo.net, Cartoon Network has passed on a sixth season for Teen Titans. No specific reason for the cancellation of the animated show was given. A petition has been started to try and save the series. Click here to learn more.